For internal travel there are good tarmac roads running along the west coast between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah; between Sharjah and Dhaid; and linking Dubai with other Northern States and the interior. Traffic drives on the right and the speed limit in built-up areas is 60kph (38mph) and 80-100kph (50-63mph) elsewhere.
Taxis are available in all towns. In Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain, urban journey fares are metered, whilst fares for longer journeys should be agreed in advance. There is a surcharge for air-conditioned taxis. Many travellers find taxis to be the quickest and most convenient method of travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. Limited bus services link most towns. However, most hotels run their own scheduled bus services to the airport, city centre and beach resorts.
Most international car hire companies have offices at airports or hotels. A passport and either a valid international or national licence are necessary. An International Driving Permit is recommended, although it is not legally required. A local driving licence can be issued on presentation of a valid national driving licence, two photos and a passport.