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Transport in Dubai

More than 1.3 million vehicles use Dubai’s roads everyday, even as the city prepares to inaugurate its $4.2 billion Metro project later this year.

February 2, 2009 9:09 by


The ship of the desert is the oldest form of transportation in the Dubai. Before the discovery of oil, camel caravans carrying firewood, charcoal, dates and other agricultural produce crossed the desert from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi. In summer, camels were used to transport entire families from the humid coast to cooler oases in the interior. They also provided milk and meat for the people.

However, camels have become a precious commodity these days and are primarily used for racing.


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