Serene Environments, Natural Aquarian Life, and Cosy air, Dubai is well known for its luxury and massive business inclination, as well as five-star hotels and malls. For decades, it has been a center of attraction for tourists and travelers alike, with an international visitor rate of around 16.66 million people annually.
However, even though Dubai is relatively expensive, it has a good number of things you can do without spending so much and yet still enjoy your holiday or family trip. Below are the best things to do and places to visit in Dubai without spending.
Visit the Aquaventure Waterpark
The Aquaventure at Atlantis is so much of a fantastic place to try out as you visit Dubai, and the fascinating thing is that you can visit it once for free annually on a particular day like your birthday. On registering your birthday on their site, it will generate a valid voucher for your birthday so that you can visit only once for free.
However, this fascinating waterpark has a relatively cost-effective ticket price and sure gives the best value for any money spent on buying these tickets. It sits by the beach, so as you watch the slides, you might want to take a bit of the beach view too.
Try the Coffee Museum Dubai
For a coffee lover, but though open to anybody, the Coffee Museum Dubai is a place for every of your coffee needs. It holds a lot of coffee-related relics, artifacts, and a vast history of coffee, including a 300-year-old coffee pot. The Coffee Museum is sighted in a villa around the Al Fahidi axis.
Amazingly, the staffs also have a wide range of information on the case study, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to go there with all your puzzling questions about coffee and beans.
Your access to the premises is free, but you will need to patronize the museum by buying a cup of coffee at least before you leave.
Ride an Abra
Though you wouldn’t say it’s free, at Dh1, it is a reasonable price for a pleasant traditional boat experience. A Dubai creek ride on an abra is a fantastic way to keep your visit memorable. Abra is a small wooden commuter boat, and sure is one significant way to get the best value for your money.
Slowing paddling down the creeks, you can enjoy the magnificent Dubai views. Some of the locations to get an abra is the Gold Souq and Old Souq.
Check Out the Art at AlSerkal Avenue
There are also fascinating art and cultural spots to visit in Dubai, as it is not all glazing and glistening tall buildings. You can visit AlSerkal Avenue to see elegant and well-crafted artworks.
You can freely enter, view, and exit this Al Quoz gallery district without being obstructed or paying for any services. The choice of what you want to involve in on your visit to this side of town all depends much on you.
Try Camping in Dubai
Desert camping in one that you might not want to miss on your visit to Dubai. However, most tour agencies in Dubai offer desert camping and Barbecue night outs. You can imagine how fun it is to camp in the desert, overlooking the bright star-filled nights, all out in a land far from inhabitation.
It is still lovely if you would want to enjoy your way without really going on a tour, you can camp in several more places.
You can camp out in Liwa, a location that featured one of the fantastic Hollywood movies, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” or camp around the fishing villages of the Umm al Quwain Emirate.
Try Enjoying Barbecue Meat while on a Boat Cruise
Go for a ride on the Creek at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, as you munch down your self-made A-class Barbecue meat in a donut-shaped boat that can contain a family of 5.
All you need to do is rent a small boat, and you will be given a box of meat and some snack, as well as charcoal to grill it. You can take the day off with your loved ones or enjoy your time.
Enjoy a Warm Afternoon a Rooftop Pool
That you are to lodging in one of the 5-star luxury suites in Dubai doesn’t mean they can’t allow you to use their facilities. A significant number of resorts and hotels resident in Dubai offer day pass rooftop pool experience without lodging.
You will likely see some amazing options around Jumeriah Beach, and they can allow you to book a day pass at one of the motel pools and enjoy the lovely panoramic beach view.
Spend a Day in a Palace
It is almost impossible to visit Dubai without visiting the Emirate Palace. Located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, you are just an hour and a half drive away if you are in Dubai.
It operates as a hotel and has impressive beachside restaurants too, so you could spend some days if you so wish and enjoy the stunning view it gives, along with all the professional and first-class royal services.
You honestly wouldn’t forget a day out there and would most likely re-visit whenever you get the opportunity to again.
Go Watch Camel Racing
Camel Racing is one fascinating experience that you can say is peculiar to the United Arab Emirates alone. You can see amazing Dubai Camel Racing Club around the city, with a modern twist.
Instead of jockeys mounting the camels, they have been replaced with robots; in herds of about 50 camels that race alongside their owners in their SUV’s urging them to get to the finish line first.
Like most activities, be sure to call ahead to see if the racing is scheduled within your trip duration.
Enjoy an Outdoor Rooftop Cinema
You will have to walk through a mall to get to the rooftop outdoor theatre, but the outside features of the theatre is enough to make fit for a perfect theatre.
The rooftop movie theatre above the Galleria Mall is open during the winter season and includes food and beverages with each ticket purchase. Take your pick of seating: bean bag, couches, or single seats. But all come with a blanket to warm up during the cooler nights.
You might also want to try other outside mall options, which are available throughout the city during the winter months. However, this theatre is the only one offering daily shows.
Road Trip to the Mountains
Grab a car and head towards Al Ain, a city that is about an hour’s drive from Dubai. There you will find some of the most beautiful desert scenery in the entire emirate, as well as Jebel Hafeet, a mountain bordering Oman, and the second-highest peak in the UAE.
You can easily spend a day in Al Ain, visiting the mountain and enjoying the hot springs at the base of the hill. Pack a picnic and enjoy the views atop or at the foot of the mountains.
Take a Road Trip through the Surrounding Emirates
Dubai is a somewhat centrally located emirate that can be used as a starting point to plan trips to other surrounding emirates. It is just a 30 minutes drive from the Emirate of Sharjah, and you can explore so many resorts and beachside views.
A little further away, is Ras Al Khaimah, a beautiful emirate that is home to Jebel Jais, which happens to be the highest mountain in the emirate and stunning mountainous scenery along the entire ride.
Ras Al Khaimah also has its fair share of beachside hotels and resorts that offer a beautiful landscape of beaches surrounded by mountain ranges. Take a day trip, or better yet, book a stay at one of the resorts to immerse yourself in the often skipped emirate.
Zipline Over Dubai Marina
With its long list of ‘world’s largest’ ziplines, why not add one more to the list. Dubai is home to the world’s largest urban zipline measuring 1 km in length.
The zipline takes you over the Dubai Marina and its towering skyscrapers, giving you a perfect view of Dubai’s landmarks (if you can dare to keep your eyes open).
The X line changes its location, it could be seen at the Dubai fountain previous; and it can change at any time based on temperature change, so be sure to check ahead of time and book a ticket when you are ready to visit online.
Don’t hesitate to Go on a Safari
Generally, a Safari experience is always awesome, but a desert safari is one that you sure wouldn’t forget in a long while. Dubai desert safari most often starts with a dune bashing in an SUV, followed by camel rides, and dinner in the desert, and a belly dancing show, as most tour agencies make sure of all these.
There are lots of add-on options for the more adventurous ranging from sand surfing, quad bike rentals, and tours that can be booked privately as well. Tours are typically held for half-day, and visitors can choose afternoon or evening safaris or can experience a night in the desert beneath the stars.