What are fun and inexpensive things to do in Dubai?

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

Things to Do in Dubai with Low Budget

Here we are listing 21 things to do in Dubai within the low Budget:

1. Window shopping & People Watching

Personally I love doing it. One of the most fun things to do in Dubai is to soak in the grandeur of the magnificent malls of Dubai. Whether it is Ibn Batuta, Mall of the Emirates or the world’s largest – the Dubai Mall, rest assured you will never get bored.

2. Learn More About Dubai at SMCCU

Skip the books, net and the tour guides. Know the history, culture and gain in-depth knowledge about the Islamic culture at the Sheikh Mohammed Center of Cultural Understanding (SMCCU). It’s the best way to understand the local culture, customs and religion while enjoying the traditional sumptuous Arabic cuisine. You are sure to have a completely different outlook about the Islamic and local culture once you visit the place.

3. Dubai Desert Safari

Almost everyone who knew I was going to Dubai told me to share the experience of the Desert Safari. And yes, it was indeed great fun. Dubai Desert Safari can fit in any budget and also has various options like overnight camping, safari with desert, safari with Quad biking or just the Safari experience. Simply Desert Safari is the must things to do in Dubai.

4. Abra Ride (Water Taxi) at Dubai Creek

Nothing can beat the joy of the Abra ride. It is cheap, it is fun and my favorite way to travel to and fro from Bur Dubai to Diera. Once the only means of transport an Abra ride today is one of the cheapest ways to travel through the Dubai creek. It is also one of the most exciting things to do in Dubai as it connects you to the history of Dubai.

5. Relax at the Safa Park

Despite the desert and Sand surrounding Dubai. Dubai is world renowned for having beautifully maintained lush green parks. Come to the parks especially Safa Park any time of the day for a relaxed time out with friends and family.

6. A Day at Jumeirah Beach

With the stunning backdrop of the mighty Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah beach is your chance to soak in the sun and relax on the white sandy coastline. Enjoy an array of exciting water sports as well. In winter spending a whole day at the beach would be the best things to do in Dubai.

7. Dinner at Dhow Cruise

Enjoy the glittering skyline of Dubai on the open deck of the Dhow Cruise and relish the lip-smacking cuisine at the lower Air Conditioned deck with entertainment, dance and music. This two hour Dhow cruise is a must things to do in Dubai.

8. Bargain in the Al-Karama Market


Good thing about Dubai is that there are not just massive Shopping Malls. You can get the best things at Souks. The best place to bargain and bankrupt you with amazing deals on irresistible souvenirs is at the famous Karama Market in Dubai.

9. Dubai Marina Walk in Evening or in Morning

Surrounded by high-end boutiques and some great outdoor seating cafes, Dubai Marina walk is one of my favorite places for a tasty English breakfast. An artificial city inside a metropolis, take a stroll at the plush walk of Dubai Marina and feel the vibe.

10. See the Jaw-Dropping Burj Khalifa

Believe me, the hype is not exaggerated. It does feel amazing to be on the world’s tallest building and seethe surroundings from its 144th floor observatory deck. I wonder what it must be like to live in homes on its top floors. Dubai Tour can’t be completed without seeing Burj Khalifa. That is why it should be on top of your “Things to do in Dubai” list.

11. Jumeirah Mosque

A mosque with an abundance of rich history of Islamic culture, the Jumeirah Mosque is a must visit for everyone who want to capture the essence of the Arabic traditions. The very air is serene and instantly relaxes you.

12. Visit to Souks of Diera

Whether or not you want to buy, each souk of Dubai beckons you for its vibrancy, diversity, collection, and infectious energy. The most prominent of them is gold souk, perfume souk, spice souk, and textile souk.

13. World’s Largest Dancing Fountain

Dubai is your free ticket to see the world’s largest choreographed musical fountain also known the dancing fountains that would sweep you off your feet. The fountain dances according to the theme and you stand there mesmerized at its beauty. This is a must see things in Dubai.

14. Heaven on Earth The Miracle Garden

Home to over 45 million natural flowers of numerous exotic species, the Dubai miracle garden is the largest and one of a kind in the world. One of the must things to do in Dubai, it is a visually refreshing treat. With in a few years it has become one of the best tourist attraction in Dubai.

15. Ride on Driver-less Dubai Metro

Built in a record span of 18 months, the Dubai Metro is not only the cheapest and the fastest way to travel almost everywhere in Dubai, but also one of the most sophisticated and comfortable means of transportation. And the best part, its stations are located in close proximity to almost all major tourist attractions.

© Harley Arnold.