Constant heavy traffic
Public transportation in Dubai does not respond to the residents’ needs. It often faces congestion and it was proven to be not reliable, the exact opposite to the European public transportation that is nothing if not reliable. There are only two metro lines that reach the city, leaving many places unreachable and busses have very long rounds and there is no telling how long it will take to arrive.
Therefore the lack of combine options and the absence of transportation to certain areas of the city, leaves residents with a few options, take a cab, walk if possible or drive themselves. As a result people rather drive themselves around the city and heavy traffic should be expected almost at all times.