It is considered safe to travel in Dubai where the road infrastructure is of a western standard. However, the level of driver skill is much lower than in some western countries. Because of this hiring a professional local security driver could be beneficial.
The main risk to travelers is not being familiar with Dubai’s, and the UAE’s, very strict laws such as consuming alcohol in public or at unlicensed premises, and being under the influence. It is important for anyone traveling to Dubai to get familiar with the laws before travel.