Taxi in Ajman
Taxi in Ajman is the safest and most convenient means of transportation: it is always available and fast.
Taxi services in Ajman
If you need to travel to Sharjah or Deira, you should head to the dedicated taxi rank at Sheikh Humaidbin Abdulal-Aziz St. You can stop a free car on the street (note that they must have an identification mark on the roof) by giving the driver an appropriate signal with your hand, ask the employee of the hotel in which you are resting, call a taxi for you by phone or call a free taxi driver (at some hotels “is on duty” several cars). Girls, as well as married couples with children, if desired, can take a ride on female taxis (“Mahra Taxi”) having a pink color.
Since it is not always possible to communicate with the driver in English (not all are English-speaking drivers), you need to have the address and name of the place you plan to get to in Arabic with you (do not get into the car until you are sure that the driver understood where you need to be taken). Tip: if you want to use the services of the most affordable carrier, pay attention to “Ajman taxi” (the company logo will be reflected on the car).
“Group” taxi in Ajman
These taxis (they belong to the category of unofficial taxis) carry 4 passengers and hit the road after they have enough people (in this case, you can get to Dubai for only 10 dirhams, while on a regular taxi such a trip will cost at least 40 dirham). In search “group” a taxi can go to the Somali region of Ajman.
Taxi cost in Ajman
You can get an idea of how much a taxi costs in Ajman after reviewing the tariffs in local taxis:
- for calling a taxi by phone, 2 dirhams will be added to the cost of your trip;
- boarding costs passengers 2 dirhams, and 1 km of the way - 1 dirham (if you go by car without a meter, you will pay at least 5 dirhams for travel);
- the night rate is 30% higher than the day rate.
The trip to Sharjah costs about 10 dirhams, to Ras al-Khaimah - 25 dirhams, to Umm al-Quwain - 10 dirhams. When paying for travel, it is advisable to pay the driver not in US dollars, but in dirhams - this will be more profitable, especially since in any case the driver will give you change in dirhams, and not at the most favorable rate.
If you decide to hire a taxi with a driver, then you will pay AED 300 for a 6-hour service, and AED 500 for a 12-hour service..
The most convenient way to get around the emirate of Ajman is by taxi: in addition, you can use this transport to come to Dubai and to nearby attractions.