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@ Charlie–Uber is pretty popular in the UAE. When we landed in AUH last month, I was able to easily hop on the airport wifi and arrange for a car to meet us and take us into Dubai. As a bonus I was also able to pay for the ride with a credit card. The trip cost ~ 210 AED (dirhams). On the return we took a local taxi, about 187 dirhams. Hope this helps.