Cool and Exciting Things to Do in Dubai That Are Absolutely FREE!

Whether you’re on a budget or just love experiences that don’t cost anything, everybody loves finding free things to do in Dubai that are cool, adventurous and oh-so memorable. Check out our shortlist if you need some inspiration!

1. Get lost in a dream

IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City is one of the best free attractions you’ll find around town – and it’s also family friendly! A mind-blowing display of lasers, lights, fire and 3D projections, come down to Festival Bay anytime after sunset for this World Record breaking show

2. Take a quick trip to Europe

Guess what? You don’t even have to buy tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts to gain access to Riverland, where you’ll find a fairy tale French village come to life! Seriously folks, this place is really cool (and authentic!) with fun street performers roaming around and plenty of sights to enjoy (especially the medieval architecture!)

3. Explore an ancient village

A road-trip to Hatta Heritage Village is one of the coolest experiences you’ll ever have in the UAE. Dating back centuries, you can explore the ancient mountain village that includes castles, a fortress and endless opportunities to appreciate UAE heritage.

4. Meet Dubai’s oldest resident

How many malls can say they’ve got a 155 million-year-old dinosaur on display… rightttt past the shoe shops? For a cool educational experience (and awesome Instagram opportunity), head down to the Souk Dome at The Dubai Mall where you’ll find this goliath dino fossil in all its glory.

5. Get in touch with nature

Take a tour of Jumeirah’s ultra luxe Al Naseem hotel while checking out the turtle lagoon run the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project – it’s a really awesome experience. With free entry for all, it’s a great way to learn about the organisations conservation efforts while taking in the seaside sights.