Taxis are plentiful and very cheap...you'll find them waiting at most places where lots of people are. But if you prefer the freedom of having your own car, rental might be for you! Just be warned that as Dubai is such a muliticultural city, there is a huge mix of different driving styles, which can lead to some interesting situations if you are used to more orderly
driving conditions! The Sheikh Zayed Road (a major thoroughfare through town) can be especially stressful at busy times of the day, and chances are that you will need to use that road a fair bit if you want to see the major sights.
Also be warned that if you have any kind of accident while driving the police must be called and a report produced, otherwise insurance companies will not pay out. I have experienced this procedure at first hand myself, and it can be a bit worrying if you don't know what to expect, or don't have someone around that can translate from English into Arabic!
If I were you I'd use taxis!
As for spotting at DXB
, I'm sure that some of the locals can help you out there.
[Edited 2008-09-01 05:10:10]
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