Ready to explore Dubai on a budget? There are so many free things to do in Dubai, as well as some that will only cost you AED 1! From foodie favourites to popular tourist activities, here are 7 awesome things to do in Dubai for AED 1 or less…
1. Eat & drink for AED 1
There are quite a few things you can buy to eat or drink for a dirham, including ice cream at McDonalds, a cup of steaming hot karak chai or coffee at a cafeteria, a samosa, a falafel, laban up, and more. In fact, if you’re unemployed, you can even enjoy a complimentary meal at Nom Nom Asia restaurant – their motto is ‘enjoy lunch on us, and pay us back when you can’.
2. Visit the Antique Museum
If you haven’t been yet, this part-museum part-souk is a treasure trove of everything you can imagine and more. Antiques, trinkets, souvenirs, home decor, funky artifacts, art pieces – yep, there’s nothing you won’t find here. For AED 1, you’ll even be able to buy something at the Antique Museum. Here are a few more cool museums in Dubai to visit.
3. Go flyboarding in Dubai
For free?! Yep, just sign up for ClassPass – they’re currently offering a one-month free trial to everyone, which includes access to awesome activities all across the city. From kayaking and flyboarding to cryotherapy and CrossFit – hurry before the offer expires!
4. Explore the 7 emirates
Fancy taking a road trip to another emirate? There is sooo much to check out (that’s also free to visit) including Sharjah’s art galleries, Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque, Jebel Hafeet Hot Springs in Al Ain, Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah and more!
5. Hop on to an abra
Want to explore Old Dubai on a budget? Head to Bur Dubai or Deira and take a trip across the Dubai Creek by hopping on to one of the abras. The Dubai abra rides are super cool, and will only cost you AED 1.
6. Hang out with flamingos at Ras Al Khor
Ready to fla-mingle with the flamingos in Dubai? Make your way to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and you can visit all of them – for free!
7. Take part in Dubai Fitness Challenge
Want to workout for free? Dubai Fitness Challenge is still going on for the rest of the month, which means there are free fitness classes happening everywhere! On top of that, check out the Fitness Villages happening every weekend to meet Dubai’s fit fam and take part in fun group fitness activities.