March 3, 2024
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Free Things to Do in Dubai in 2024 with Your Loved Ones!

Dubai is known to be one of the most expensive destinations to visit. However, you will be surprised to know that there are lot of free things that you can enjoy in Dubai without paying even a penny. Want to know what they are? Read on!


Wander through the narrow alleys of the souks or the traditional bazaars and enjoy window shopping. You can buy clothes, spices, dry fruits, perfumes, essential oils, footwear, and herbs. Haggle with the vendors for the best price as most shops have similar stuff. If shopping is not on your schedule, you can always roam around these markets for free.

Colorful spices on the traditional arabian souk (market) in Dubai

Dubai Mall and Fountain

The Dubai Mall is one of the most enormous malls in the world. While shopping and dining here is an expensive affair, you can roam around the mall for free and just soak in the luxury and extravaganza. In the evening, see the Dubai Fountain, which is a captivating spectacle of lights, music, and water.
Dubai Mall

Hit the beaches

If you are on a Dubai holiday with your children, visiting some of the beaches is one of the best things to do in Dubai for kids. Dubai has many beautiful beaches like La Mer, Kite Beach, and Jumeirah Beach. You can spend a lazy day looking at the shimmering coastline, watch magical sunsets, swim in the waters, or just laze on the sand. You can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball or go running or jogging. Several beaches in Dubai have play areas and even water parks.

beach dubai

Coffee Museum

Coffee has been an essential part of Middle Eastern heritage for several years. The Dubai Coffee Museum is a paradise for coffee lovers where you can trace the history of this yummy drink. You can also see artifacts, roasting machines, antiques, and coffee-related books in the exhibition room.
dubai coffee museum

Ras Al Khor Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor Wildlife sanctuary is a protected natural wetland reserve that is home to more than 450 birds and over 45 species of plants. It is a world heritage site divided into platforms including Flamingo Hide, Lagoon Hide, and Mangrove Hide. You can spot birds such as Flamingos, Silverbills, Snowy Plovers, Herons, and other exotic birds here with the help of binoculars.


Al Bastakiya Quarter

Al Bastakiya Quarter is oldest residential neighbourhood that takes you to the ancient days of the city. The buildings are constructed with traditional materials such as stone, teak, coral, palm fronds, and gypsum. You will stumble upon art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. You can leisurely walk through this place to get a sneak-peek into the culture of Dubai.

All of the sights mentioned on this list are year-round attractions, but they are extra special when visited during New Year’s Eve, Ramadan in Dubai, and Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).


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Nishita Khanwani is an avid blogger, who writes engaging blogs on subjects of travel, food, adventures and cultural experiences. She travels to various cultural hotspots in the world, such as India,Egypt,Turkey enjoying their richness of history and culture.

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