Dubai is known for its lavish setting and luxurious shopping malls. But only a few people know that there are several places in Dubai that you can explore without spending anything. So, from watching a free movie under the stars to looking at marine life at a giant aquarium, here are the places to visit for free in Dubai.
If you want to have a fun and relaxing day, visiting Jumeirah Beach is one of the best things you can do with friends and family. Its frontage has several lavish hotels, resorts, and great developments like the mass Burj Al Arab. You can spend your time for free at this beach in Dubai.
There are shower facilities and changing rooms for those who want to go for a swim. The beautiful backdrop is also the place to click beautiful photos for your social media.
Reaching this beach is pretty easy because there are two metro stations – Jumeirah Lake Towers Metro Station and Dubai Marina Metro Station close to it. Buses will also take you to Jumeirah Beach. And, of course, if you want to arrive in style and with utmost comfort, you can always rely on a chauffeur service in Dubai.
Even if you aren’t that good at kitesurfing, watching all sorts of colorful kites soar in the sky is a sight to behold. Plus, there is the beach with its beautiful blue waters. This beach is situated pretty near the main street of Jumeirah. So, if you love water sports, this is the place to be because there are paddle-boarding and kitesurfing opportunities.
The beach is airy in the afternoon, and the fresh breeze will make you feel refreshed. In addition, the 14-km track on the beach is ideal for taking walks in the evening.
One of the trendiest places to visit is City Walk, which you must have already seen on Instagram. It is a place with street art of varied hues and shades, beautifully adorned by graffiti, and the most famous one is “I Love DXB.” So stand right beside it, and click pictures to put up on your social media pages.
Apart from the graffiti, you will find other murals and pieces that have been made by some of the most renowned artists in the world, such as Ron English and Lady Aiko.
Do you want to watch a good movie for free? Then, head to the Pyramids at Wafi and enjoy movies for free. It’s a wonderful rooftop location with a relaxing and welcoming vibe for all the tourists and locals of the area. This place of outdoor cinema screens movies under the stars.
Every Sunday, this place is packed with visitors and tourists who come here to watch movies with some yummy hot dogs and popcorn. Sitting under the glittering stars and watching Hollywood classics with the locals is an experience for a movie buff.
Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world, along with is an entirely free place to be. This huge aquarium features aquatic animals of all kinds, from groupers to giant crocodiles to sharks.
Though there is a feature to buy tickets to enter the tunnel of this aquarium, you can also enjoy it without buying any ticket. Looking at the aquarium from the outside is equally enthralling. It has more than 33,000 aquatic creatures and remains open from 10 am to 12 am each day.
The earlier Coin Museum, located near the Ruler’s Divan, was made into the modern Coin Museum of two stories in 2004. Tourists can visit this museum for free and look at valuable coins from different ancient eras.
This place has presentation cabinets and wide telescope screens for the coins. Also, touch screens have drop-down lists showing detailed information, such as the metal utilized, minting date, shape, size, and more, about all the coins in the museum. So, if you are somewhat of a history buff, the Coin Museum is a fascinating place to visit for free in Dubai.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over a vast expanse of 6.2 square kilometers. This wide wilderness has lush greenery, along with an advanced sprawling infrastructure. The sanctuary is the home to lagoons, salt flats, intertidal mudflats, and rich mangroves. This beautiful place welcomes a host of migratory birds every year, and you can see that during your visit to the place.
The rich biodiversity and wildlife attract photography enthusiasts across the world. There are bird hides that you can access for free located right at the perimeter of this sanctuary.
Located near Dubai Creek, this place is a major attraction that’s an asset for any visitor to the heritage districts of Dubai. The fantastic destination mingles perfectly with the ancient traditions and modern designs because Dubai itself shows a link between the proud past and a bright future.
It was launched in the year 2017, and the inauguration of Dubai Creek is celebrated at Al Seef. The most pleasing way to look at this place is by taking walking tours and exploring the marina, vibrant walkways, event plazas, and different dining choices.
Dubai Water Canal
Dubai Water Canal was inaugurated back in 2013, and it’s an artificial canal where you can take a walk and look at all the offerings of the marvel. There are several hotels at this place, cycling paths, shopping centers, walkways, and more.
The length of this canal is three kilometers, and it is 80 to 120 meters wide. There are even private boat marinas at this place and a trade center at the entrance.
Al Qudra lakes
Al Qudra lakes are perfect for a picnic with friends and family. However, if you want to get away from the center of the city to a more quiet place, the lakes are perfect for you. A marvelous sunset and excellent cycling tracks are waiting for you at the place.
So, have you paid a visit to any of these places yet? Then, hurry up and don’t miss out!