Here is a bit of advice for anyone traveling to Dubai.
Taxis are the cheapest I have found anywhere in the world. This seems to be a function of cheap gas, low wages, and no taxes. For the same cost of merely turning on the meter in a taxi in Frankfurt, one can travel quite some distance in Dubai.
There is something even better than a taxi: a Lexus taxi. These are late model, white, Lexus sedans with no markings, but with a meter. They cost about 10% more than a taxi but are worth every penny, when one compares them to the cost and shabbiness of even German taxis (I won’t even consider taxi indignity in the United States.) These cars are found outside most good hotels, if you know what you’re looking for or are wise enough to ask the concierge. These are the best deal in transportation in any country or city.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.