It’s amazing just how much Dubai has evolved over the last few decades. In such a short space of time, this location in the United Arab Emirates has transformed from an empty piece of desert into a bustling metropolis full of incredible sites. And even though it is popular among the rich and the famous, there are still plenty of things that you can do for free during a stay in Dubai. Here are some examples.
Dubai Fountain Show
You can see the Dubai Fountain Show at the Burj Khalifa. The length of the fountain is more than the size of two football fields and the height is 500 feet with more than 6,600 lights featuring 1,000 water combinations.
Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
This amazing nature preserve is located right in the heart of the city. It is home to more than 500 Greater Flamingos and avid birdwatchers can spot over 270 species in the mangroves, lagoons, and salt flats.
You can enjoy a free view of the Dubai Aquarium if you don’t have the time or budget to visit the aquarium and underground zoo. The Aquarium at the Dubai Mall offers a fascinating view of exotic fish and marine animals.
Free Outdoor Cinema
Movie buffs can watch a film under the open sky at the Pointe located at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. A free movie night every Saturday from 8 p.m. can add a twist to your usual weekend plans.
Dubai Marina Walk
You can take a stroll along Dubai’s busiest neighborhood, the Dubai Marina Walk, and soak in the scenic views of the Arabian Gulf at the tree-lined promenade. The 7km long beachfront paved walkway is dotted with dazzling skyscrapers, malls, restaurants, and much more.
The Coffee Museum
If the history of coffee and roasting techniques fascinate you, a visit to the Coffee Museum is a must. You can also check out coffee-related artifacts like coffee pots, antiques, books, old advertisements, and more.