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5 Budget-Friendly Date Night Activities in Dubai

With all of Dubai’s new fancy restaurants, dine-in cinemas and super cool events to check out, date nights can get super expensive. So if you’re looking for some fun date night ideas that are affordable too, we got you covered! From free movie nights to fun game nights, here are 5 budget-friendly date night activities in Dubai…

1. Watch a movie under the stars

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If you’re looking for something chill, make your way to West 14th on Thursday night for a fun movie night under the stars. It’s completely free to attend, so grab a beanbag, some popcorn and enjoy. This Thursday (April 19th), they’ll be screening The Amazing Spider-Man at 8.30pm, and the Iron Lady the following week. *The free movie night will be closed for summer.

Cost: Free
Where: West 14th, Palm Jumeirah

2. Enjoy some street-style Indian food

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Ever heard the saying ‘the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach’? Well if that’s true, biryani is all you need! Luckily for us, Dubai is filled with affordable Indian restaurants that serve delishhh biryani! Here are some of the best biryanis in Dubai for under AED 25!

Cost: Under AED 25
Where: Multiple locations

3. Show off your painting skills

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Unleash your inner Picasso and head to Ceramic Cafe for your next date night in Dubai! The cosy cafe lets you paint anything on display, from small animal figurines to mugs and vases. On top of that, they also serve really good food! 

Cost: Prices vary depending on what you paint
Where: Ceramic Cafe, Town Centre

4. Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf

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Out of all the fun date night activities in Dubai, this is one of our favourites! If you’re up for some friendly competition, make your way to Wafi and challenge your date to a game of glow-in-the-dark mini golf! Tee & Putt also has a super cool escape game challenge, where you must unlock the puzzle before each hole.

Price: AED 50 (AED 25 for the locked mini golf puzzle)
Where: Tee & Putt, Wafi Mall

5. Try ice skating

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Fancy going on the coolest date ever? Head to Hyatt Galleria Ice Rink and go ice skating! Whether or not you know how to ice skate, this is definitely one of the most fun activities in Dubai! Better yet, this ice rink isn’t as crowded as the others so you get loads of space to skate around.

Price: From AED 35 (weekdays)
Where: Galleria Ice Rink, Hyatt Regency

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