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11 Free things to do in Dubai

11 Free things to do in Dubai

Date : 2019-08-27 16:45:00

11 Free things to do in Dubai



When we talk about Dubai, this city is nothing less than extravaganza next level. For the elite class, Dubai is their oyster. This highly paced metropolitan hub is synonymous with high-end malls, uber-luxurious hotels and uniquely themed attractions. But if one could stick his neck out, Dubai has a plentitude of activities that won't even cost you a pint.

In this blog, I would walk you down on a complete guide how can you enjoy the world’s most loved destination without burning a hole in your pocket.

  1. Experience the rich culture and heritage of Dubai

Al-Fahidi District, Dubai

To learn and live the rich Beoudin culture, you can visit Al-Fahidi District at Dubai Creek. This district does not charge any penny and lets you experience the enriching culture and traditions of old Dubai. Various exhibits of pottery, traditional crafts, weavers and demonstrations of pearl diving make your experience memorable as one of the best free things to do in Dubai.

Location: Al-Shindhaga Region, near Dubai creek

Timings: Saturday-Thursday 8:30 am–10:00 pm

                   Friday- 3:30pm–10:00 pm


  1. Date with nature at Ras-Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai

A lesser-known secret of Dubai is that it is a haven for birdwatchers. It is one of the most fun-filled activities where kids have an amazing rendezvous with nature. This wetland reserve houses migratory birds like grey heron, cormorant osprey and black-winged stilts. A huge family of pink flamingoes spread on a vast stretch of this sanctuary. Your approach to this sanctuary is free.

Location: Ras AL-Khor Industrial Area 2

Timings: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am–4:00 pm  


  1. Free Yoga sessions

Free Yoga sessions

This comes as a boon for fitness freaks. Free yoga classes from Friends of Yoga are experts in this field. They have their session spread across 5 different locations. A 1-hour session will rejuvenate you on your holiday trip to Dubai.

Location: Deira Creek, BurDubai Creek, Zabeel Park, JLT park and Internet City

Timings: Sunday-Saturday 5:30 am–6:30 am and 6:30 pm–7:30 pm


  1. Movies Night out!

Pyramid roof top area for free movies

While on a holiday trip to Dubai, it is unusual to think of heading for a movie. But when it's free in Dubai, I am sure you will definitely give it a hit. Under the glittering stars on comfortable bean bags, you can relax and enjoy your favourite movie.

Location: Pyramids Rooftop Complex in Wafi Complex

Timings: Sundays 8:30 pm onwards

  1. Dubai beaches are calling

Kite Beach, Dubai

Kite beach is one of the best places for beach surfers, beach activities and kite surfers. And if you are a land person, then you can hit a game of beach volleyball with your future friends at the beach.  Kite beach welcomes its visitors with good vibes and adrenaline quotient. A free shuttle service from IBIS Hotel will help you reach Kite beach.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Next to Jumeriah Hotel

Timings: Sunday–Saturday 6:00 am–7:00 pm


  1. Explore the blue world with Dubai Aquarium

Dubai Aquarium, The Dubai Mall

When you know you can meet the sand tigers and shark for free, why would spend 85 dirhams for the same? Yes, Dubai Aquarium gives you a panoramic view of the underwater world with its world-record-holding structure. The marine life will mesmerise you but it will be an educating experience.  Dubai Dino in the same mall comes with a bonus as you don’t have to pay to visit the ancient giant. It stands high with over 90% of the original skeleton.

Location: The Dubai Mall, Dubai

Timings: Sunday–Saturday 10:00 am–12:00 am


  1. Watch water belly dancing at Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain, Dubai

A beautiful combination of state-of-the-art technology and an amazing setup, Dubai Fountains dance to the numbers of world-famous artists. With prestigious neighbours like Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountains don’t charge a penny for this spectacular show. Onlookers flock to this place to witness this wondrous show.

Location: Burj Lake, The Dubai Mall

Timings: Every 30 minutes with a halt for 3-4 min.


  1. An artistic twist at Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

You can discover one of the best art galleries at Alserkal Avenue. Smartly designed warehouses display eclectic artwork of Dubai. Once you have absorbed the art, indulge in chocolate making at the Chocolate Factory. They treat Coco beans from around the world with various techniques and methods resulting in amazing flavours.

Location: Street 8, Al Quoz

Timing: Sunday-Saturday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm


  1. Free splash in Aquaventure Park

Aquaventure Waterpark, The Palm, Dubai

The Palm gives away free day passes on your birthday to beat the heat at Aquaventure Waterpark. The vouchers are valid for 1 week and you can enjoy its signature rides. You can register at Atlantis website for the offer.

Location: Atlantis, The Palm

Timings:  Sunday-Saturday 9:00 am–7:00 pm

 10. La Mer Beachfront

La Mer Beach front, Dubai

La Mer is curated with vibrant colours that beachgoers will love. A highly instagrammable location, it asks for nothing but your presence. The beach stretches out with lots of cafes, restaurants and leisure activities. You can drop by with your loved ones and your family too as La Mer is quite a spot not to be missed.

Location: Jumeriah 1 region  

Timings: Sunday - Saturday 9:00 am–7:00 pm


  1. Dance to the dunes in the desert at Societe

Societe Nightclub, Dubai

A shoddy but chic atmosphere at Societe is quite an inviting place for a free dance to the electric numbers of the DJ. On Friday nights, you can let loose to the numbers of ’80s and ’90s.

Location: Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina

Timings: Friday 8:00 pm–12:00 midnight

The world knows Dubai as the city of superlatives. But if you explore the above, you can enjoy Dubai with easy pockets. 








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