Dubai taxi fares

In Dubai, you can find that taxis are the most used modes of public transport all the time. You can usually find Dubai taxis near the malls or all the well-known places like hotels for instance. There are well-known taxi companies from which you can book a cab and enjoy your ride.

Check: RTA Taxi – What all you need to know?

Here are the fares you can expect from the Dubai taxis.

Taxi fares according to the time of the day

FareFrom morning 6 o’clock to night 10 o’clockFrom night 10 o’ clock to morning 6 o’ clock
Starting fare for street pick up3 AED3.5 AED
Starting fare when booked6 AED7 AED
Starting fare from the airport20 AED20 AED
Meter fare – distance1.6 AED/km1.6 AED/km
Waiting fare0.5 AED/ minute0.5 AED/ minute

From Dubai International airport

ToEstimated costDistance (in kilometres)Estimated cost per kilometer
Bur Dubai 
50-60
16.3
3.6 AED
Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall/ Dubai Fountain
52-63


19.4


3.2 AED


Mall Of Emirates
73-88
19.4
4.53 AED
Palm Jumeirah
79-99
40.3
2.45 AED
Dubai Marina
80-92
37.6
2.44 AED
Deira city center32-407.15.6 AED
Burj Al Arab
80-91
31.9
2.8 AED
Dubai Creek50-6014.34.1 AED

Dubai Museum

38-52

11.2

4.64 AED
Madinat Jumeirah
65-75

31.4

2.38 AED

Global Village
70-82
32.1
2.55 AED
Emirates Tower
41-55
16.6
3.31 AED
Dubai Dolphinarium
28-38

10.7

3.55 AED


Palm Jebel Ali


110-132


66.5

1.98
Ibn Battuta
77-91
36.4
2.5 AED
Wild Wadi Water Park
Ferrari World
62-75



24.7



3.0 AED



Sharjah69-8026.82.98 AED
Ras Al Khaimah170-1901011.88 AED

Al Ain

265-275

153

1.79 AED
Souk Madinat Jumeirah

65-74

252.96 AED

From Bur Dubai

To Estimated costDistance in kilometerEstimated cost per kilometer
Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall/ Dubai Fountain22-32


5.5


5.8 AED



Mall Of Emirates

41-51

18.6

2.74 AED
Palm Jumeirah
55-69
29.2
2.36 AED
Dubai Marina
48-60
26.5
2.26 AED
Atlantis
60-70
30.6
2.28 AED
Jumeirah Beach
57-68
27.3
2.49 AED
Deira City Centre
22-35

6.8

5.14 AED

Burj Al Arab
45-55
19.6
2.8 AED
Dubai Creek
14-24
2.7
8.8 AED
Dubai Museum
25-35
7.1
4.9 AED
Madinat Jumeirah
44-55

19

2.89 AED

Global Village
51-65
24.5
2.6 AED
Emirates Tower
15-27
3.8
7.1 AED
Dubai Dolphinarium

20-31

7.1

4.33 AED
Palm Jebel Ali
97-111
55.4
2.0 AED
Ibn Battuta55-6931.32.2 AED
Wild Wadi Waterpark44-5519.62.8 AED

Ferrari World/ Yas Water Park


180-210

117

1.79 AED
Sharjah67-5734.71.64 AED

Ras Al Khaimah

185-200

108

1.85 AED
Al Ain
230-270
146
1.84 AED
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
40-5518.72.94 AED

From Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall/Dubai Fountain

To Estimated costDistance in kilometers Estimated cost per kilometer
Bur Dubai
22-32
5.8
5.5 AED
Mall Of Emirates
37-45
15.1
2.98 AED
Palm Jumeirah
35-47
15.1
3.13 AED
Dubai Marina
47-60
21.8
2.75 AED
Deira City Centre
28-38
10.5
3.6 AED
Burj Al Arab38-4816.12.98 AED
Dubai Creek22-325.95.42 AED
Dubai Museum

31-42

10.8

3.8 AED
Madinat Jumeirah

38-50

15.6

3.2 AED
Global Village

55-69

26.7

2.5 AED
Emirates Tower

14-25

3.3

7.5 AED
Dubai Dolphinarium

28-40

10.8

3.7 AED
Palm Jebel Ali

87-97

50.7

1.7 AED
Ibn Battuta

55-69

26.7

2.5 AED
Wild Wadi Water Park

37-49

15.2

3.2 AED
Ferrari World/ Yas Water Park

180-210

114

1.84 AED
Sharjah


77-91

39.9

2.28 AED
Ras Al Khaimah
180-210
114
1.84 AED
Al Ain230-2701471.83 AED
Souk Madinat Jumeirah37-4915.33.20 AED

Toll charges

Toll charges are calculated every time a taxi passes through the tollgate in Dubai. So, whenever a taxi passes through the Salik tollgate, they need to pay a fare of Dh 4. 

Also, RTA has introduced a system that includes upgrading meter charges where the toll charges are added to the taxi fares automatically when the taxis pass by one or more of the Salik gates ie., any of the tollgates of Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Safa, Al Garhoud Bridge, Al Barsha. 

Also, know about: Dubai Water Taxi

How to pay for Dubai taxi fares?

Generally, people in Dubai pay taxi fares by using their Nol cards, credit cards, etc.,

Out of all the cards used for the payment, Nol card is considered to be one of the safest and best ways to pay the taxi fees and any of the Nol cards can be used for it.

Also due to the introduction of POS devices across the total fleet of taxis in Dubai which includes a total count of approximately 10,800 vehicles in order to get a flexible payment of taxi fares. 

You can also pay taxi fares using Samsung Pay which comes under mobile payments that got introduced in the emirate giving flexibility for the drivers to pay the fare on go. This technology is enabled with the NFC technology to replicate the card swipe thereby allowing the merchants to accept payments even when they are not having any special terminals with them.  Already existing card machines can be used for this purpose.

Major banks of the UAE like HSBC, Emirates NBD, ADCB, Mashreq, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Standard Chartered support this feature to pay taxi fares.

Also, Samsung got paired up with the major payment gateways like MasterCard and Visa Card to make sure that the service is reachable to more number of customers.

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