The Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro network in Dubai. All trains and stations are air conditioned with platform edge doors to make this possible. Dubai Metro has achieved a more than 99 per cent punctuality rate, which is the highest of any driverless metro system in the world
Taxis are the most common way of getting around. Metered cabs from Dubai Transport Corporation, recognized by their cream colour, are efficient and have well-trained and courteous drivers. For fares please visit the Road Transports Authority website www.rta.ae.
Dubai Transport taxis also operate a service from the airport. Most hotels operate transport for their guests. There are also several radio taxi companies which have cars on call and whose numbers are available at all hotels.
Self-drive cars are available from car rental companies for visitors who have an international driving license. Customers must produce their passport along with the valid license.
Visitors without an international driving license may obtain a temporary local driving license as long as they hold a valid national license from one of the following countries: Germany, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, UK, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The passport, valid national license and two photographs are also required. Driving in the UAE is on the right-hand side.
Over the past two decades, Dubai has built an impressive network of first-class roads connecting all parts of the city and surrounding areas.
Roads to all major towns and villages are excellent and a multi-lane highway heads southwards from the city to Abu Dhabi.
An interesting way to travel between Dubai and Deira is by water taxi across the Creek. In 2007, the RTA launched fully Air Conditioned water buses to enhance Dubai's water transport.
Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress (EDEC) is organized by Emirates Diabetes Society. EDEC is the region's premier platform to update attendees on the recent advances in the ever-changing field of diabetes and endocrine diseases.