We know that Dubai is a luxury city, but did you know that there are plenty of things to do here that involve little to no money?
25 August 2016| Last updated on 14 January 2020
While a day touring Dubai can deem costly, there are still plenty of things that you can do while on a very small budget. So much so, we bet you can see all of the best parts of Dubai with just AED 50 in your pocket! Yes, while it make cost a little extra to actually enter some of these fabulous landmarks, to see them, experience the area and enjoy the view is more often than not, very much free.
Nevermind the fancy dinners and brunches, get to truly know the city with our list of free - or very cheap! - activities to do in Dubai, that you can enjoy even if you just have AED 50 to spend.
Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains
Let’s start with the basic tourist destination of Dubai. You can see the world’s tallest bulding for free while you drive on any of the main highways in Dubai. For a closer look you can head over to Dubai Mall and get a view of the stunning tower while overlooking the famous Dubai Fountais that dance along to some great, memorable music.
While you are at the mall, you may want to take a look at the Dubai Aquarium, which is strategically located inside the Dubai Mall. While it costs extra to enter to see behind the glass wall, if you just want a few pictures, have a few awe-inspired minutes of gazing at the fishies and the sharks, that's completely free. The aquarium certianly does make for a fantastic backdrop to any picture.
In the cooler seasons Global Village is a go-to tourist attraction for anyone. Whether you’re looking to shop, sit, eat or just enjoy the scenery, you won’t be disappointed with this unique attraction or its prices. It's just AED 15 to enter the park itself, and you can pay as you go along for rides, food and souvenirs so you really can make your visit the cheapest you possibly can if you wish to!
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Friends of Yoga is a non-profit organisation that offers free yoga courses across Dubai. Each yoga class is different and can vary based on your level of experience in yoga. You can find the courses
Enjoy a nice tour of old Dubai on an Abra that will cross the Dubai Creek. The abra will give you a unique experience to discover Dubai from a different angle.
If you’re looking to learn more about the history and heritage of Dubai then head down to the Al Fahidi District and get a closer understanding by visiting the Dubai Museum.
The architecture and design of some of the houses that date back as far as 200 years and are completely free, however, there is a fee that must be paid if you wish to enter the museum.
If you want to avoid the mall scene in Dubai, but still need to do some budget-friendly shopping, head to the souk in Deira and find anything from spices to perfules, accessories, gold and more all at an affordable and negotiobale price.
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Souk Madinat Jumeirah
If you're looking for a walk with an amazing view, head to Madinat Jumeirah and stroll around the back side where you will get a superb view of the lake and Dubai's famous 7-star hote, Burj Al-Arab!
Who can forget the gorgeous Dubai beaches? Not only is the sand soft and white, but the water is also calm, clean and blue! The really special thing about Dubai is it is full of different types of beaches and each beach has its own unique elements and culture.
The family style mosque is open to non-muslims and have organized tours of the mosque which is considered one of the most famous mosques in the UAE.
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