Dubai is a modern city, and it has all kinds of transportation systems, it’s actually pretty easy to travel anywhere you want. The Metro, a bus, taxis and boats are all there for you to travel at a relatively low cost. Figures show that 1.45 million commuters use the transportation services of Dubai each day, the majority of them travelling by Metro.

You can easily reach most of the malls, parks and your office by using the Metro, bus or by your own car, but still you might  have to walk from the metro or car park to your destination. But it’s hot innit?! Who has time for walking? It’s boring. So what if you had a gadget where you can travel those annoying short distances without wasting precious energy?

Well, Virgin Megastore – Dubai has just what you want. Pop yourself down to the store in Dubai Mall and you will find all these gadgets waiting for you. Chances are, you’ll be coming away having bought at least one. Lazy days are on their way!

Standard Skateboards – just own the road

Standard Skateboards - just own the road

According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), there are over 11 million people who actively skateboard, and this fact has developed skateboarding into a $4.8 billion industry.

Most skateboarders use their decks to do what they love best –  performing tricks. But you can use the skateboard to ride to your office wearing your suit. Why not?

Penny or Banana Boards – cute but awesome

Penny or Banana Boards - cute but awesome

Banana board or Penny boards are a type of skateboard small in length with wider tyres. These help to give more control on the board.

I have seen many youngsters skate from the metro station to their schools or universities using the banana board.

Electronic Skateboards – it’s a shocking ride

Electronic Skateboards - it’s a shocking ride

If you’re too lazy to push a skateboard in the traditional manner, better buy an electric skateboard.  Fiik Skateboards are one of the best electric skateboard manufacturers, and these can ride well on any kind of roads. They are fast, durable and adaptable, so take it to you work on weekdays and go for a desert ride on the weekend.

Skate in the Cruiser – a new way to skate

Skate in the Cruiser - a new way to skate

Cardiff Skates are designed to automatically adjust to your size when you step in them, giving you not only a perfect fit every time, but also the ability to wear most pairs of shoes with them! You can ride them to work, the beach, or to run errands. You don’t need to carry another pair of shoes to switch into when you arrive at your destination, and since the skates automatically adjust to all sizes, they’re ideal for kids, teens, and young adults with growing feet.

Rocket Skates – let the legs roll

Rocket Skates - let the legs roll

RocketSkates was a kickstarter project and they are now the world’s first electronic smart skates. When I first heard about RocketSkates, I thought they were too good to be true, but a few months later I saw them in Virgin. I was really quite amazed, and boy did I want to grab myself a pair, and then I saw the price and decided to stick with walking.

Handy Scooters – ride with balance and burn some calories

Handy Scooters - ride with balance and burn some calories

Scooters are another perfect ride for you to reach your office from the car park or Dubai Metro station. Burn some calories while reaching your office bit earlier, everyone wins. Zycom has a variety of scooters in various sizes and colours.

Standing Platform  – a revolutionary platform transportation!

Standing Platform  - a revolutionary platform transportation!

Hold the handle and lean in the direction you wish to go! – Just lean more to go faster!

The standing platform is wide enough for all users to comfortably stand, with the handle bar at a comfortable height for all users. The unit comes with a display screen and two remote controls. The display shows the battery life, speed and the miles travelled. The remote controls the headlights and the power. Virgin has the S3 Standing Platform which is manufactured by Airwheel

Solowheel –  simple to travel

Solowheel -  simple to travel

This is a one-wheeled electric vehicle which has a self-balancing mechanism. It requires less space and is really quite easy to carry. This comes courtesy of two brands, Solowheel and Airwheel, I have seen both of them in some stores.

AirBoard – for the cool cats

AirBoard - for the cool cats

AirBoard 1.0 is a cutting-edge, self-balancing board that is absolutely full of fun and excitement to use. With pressure pad recognition, the AirBoard is incredibly intuitive and easy to use!

I have seen the IO HAWK Brand in Virgin Megastore Dubai Mall.

Lean in the direction you wish to go, just by pushing your toes down. The Board can spin on the spot and is therefore incredibly easy to turn and navigate. LED display and fantastic workmanship completes this incredible design and makes for an extremely futuristic piece of kit!

Hover Board – waiting to fly a foot above

As a gadget freak, I believe the next mini transportation system could be the Hover Board. We have all seen it on Back to the Future and many other futuristic movies. I believe that future technology is not really too far off…

I’m praying for it!