Dubai has a fairly large bus system run by the Dubai Municipality. The bus system has 59 unique routes on weekdays and transports over 200,000 people each week.
Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the emirate. There are both government-operated and private cab companies.
One of the more traditional methods of getting across Bur Dubai to Deira is through abras- small boats that ferry passengers across the Dubai creek.