10 Free Things To Do in Dubai – In Every Area!

Trying to save up, but still want to go out and explore our city? We got you covered! Whether you’re up for free film screenings or you fancy soaking in some art and culture, here are 10 totally free things to do in Dubai….

Dubai Parks & Resorts: Watch free movies at Riverland

Calling all film buffs! The Encore at Riverland Dubai screens some seriously good movies every weekend, and this is your last chance to catch a film. Don’t miss District 9, Pacific Rim and The Terminator 1 & 2 this weekend for the final screening of the season.

Jebel Ali: Visit the Guru Nanak Darbar temple

The Jebel Ali Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara is a popular Sikh temple in Dubai, that is open to everyone. Feel free visit the landmark, soak in the good vibes, check out the stunning interiors and enjoy a complimentary Indian meal – hands-down one of the most delicious meals in town!

JBR: Try out one of the many ladies nights

Ladies, this one’s for you! Although there are some awesome ladies night deals all over town, JBR is one of our favourite hot spots – especially on a Wednesday night! Check out Tribeca for great drink deals and Ramusake for awesome beats and chic vibes.

Dubai Marina: Try out a free yoga class

Fancy trying out a free yoga class? Karma Yoga invites all first-timers to sign up for a free session on Saturdays. This Bali-inspired studio has everything from hammocks to a cosy reading area to an adorable dog as their mascot!

Al Quoz: Enjoy a free comedy show

The Courtyard Playhouse in Al Quoz is a creative space where new and experienced stand up performers can go to showcase their talents on stage. There are weekly shows that are completely free to attend, so head there with your mates to support our local talent and have a laugh.

Downtown: Watch the Dubai Fountain show

No matter how many times you visit the Dubai Fountain to watch the musical fountain show, it just never gets old. Make your way to the Dubai Mall promenade to check it out, daily after sunset.

Dubai Design District: Swing, spin and chill out

There are loads of workshops, exhibitions, festivals and events that keep popping up at Dubai Design District. On top of that, this artsy area is filled with creativity, and is a great place to just chill and get inspired. From swings to spinning seats (Magis spun chairs) to an underground carpark covered in graffiti, you definitely need to check it out.

Karama & Satwa: Explore and check out the street art

Have you checked out all the awesome street art around town? There’s a lot more than the murals at La Mer and City Walk. Make sure to walk around the streets of Karama and Satwa – they have some seriously cool murals painted on buildings around the neighbourhood.

Bur Dubai: Visit the museums

Bur Dubai is an awesome place to hang out, soak in some local culture, and explore. Make sure to check out Al Fahidi District, which is filled with galleries and museums that are free to visit. And if you fancy spending a dirham, take an abra ride across the Dubai creek to visit the souks.

Everywhere: Get free stuff off dubizzle

Did you know you could ‘buy’ free stuff off dubizzle? Yep, if you’re looking for some second-hand items, there are a lot of people giving away their items for free. Just scroll through the site and take your pick.

Read more: Check out these 5 awesome museums in Dubai, or browse through our Explore section for more inspo!