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. Check out the IMAGINE show
For free?! Yep, the award-winning IMAGINE show at Dubai Festival City is definitely worth checking out. Make your way to the Festival Bay area at Dubai Festival City, or book yourself in for dinner at one of the fountain-facing restaurants to enjoy the show.
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. Workout for free outdoors
Want to get fit for free? There are so many fun fitness classes to take part in Dubai – including yoga, beach bootcamps, obstacle course training sessions and more! Here are a few outdoor fitness classes to try out, and check out We Do Active for more free fitness classes in the city…