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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Dubai

These are the most famous Dubai tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In Dubai

Dubai, with all its glitz and glamour, might seem like an overwhelming place to visit for tourists traveling on a budget. But despite its reputation as an opulent city, it's definitely possible to explore Dubai even with a limited budget, for as long as you know the cheap things to do in Dubai.

Dubai may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but you'd be surprised to know that there are several free things to do in Dubai on your trip. Depending on the kind of traveller that you are, you'll surely find something amazing to do even without spending a single cent. For instance, if you love museums, there are free museums in Dubai that you can visit, such as the Beit Al-Rekkab Camel Museum and the Dubai Coin Museum. Of course, there are several other free attractions in Dubai that are definitely worth your time, such as the Dubai Fountain, Gold and Spice Souk, Jaddaf Dhow Ship Building Yard, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more.

Although winter is the best time to visit Dubai, there are a few attractions that are worth checking out if in the summer. One of the free things to do in Dubai this summer is to stroll around the Dubai Mall, which is the world's largest shopping mall and where you'll find the biggest indoor aquarium. For those who are visiting the city with their kids, one of the free things to do in Dubai with kids is to visit the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, where you'll find different species of plants and animals, including hundreds of beautiful flamingos!

So check out this list of free things to do in Dubai if you are visiting the Middle East city soon and you don't want to go beyond your travel budget.

Free Attractions in Dubai

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Gold and Spice Souk

Located to the North and South of Dubai Creek in Deira, the Old Town, the Souks offer a glimpse into the past with hundreds of merchants offering their wares at competitive prices. But you don’t have to buy, just window shop as you admire the silk pashminas, the gold jewelry, the scent of the fresh spices, the hustle and bustle of local life as it must have been centuries ago, minus the mobile phones!

The Gold Souk literally is a...

Skip the line Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Tour

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is an exploration of a 200, 000 meters square theme park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with this skip - the - line Ferrari World Abu Dhabi tour.
  • A thrilling experience as you ride the various sizes of roller coasters as well as viewing of live 3D shows, a carousel and lots more of fun.
  • It is also an all - ages
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Al Fahidi Historical District

Feel like you stepped back in time to when the UAE was made up of sheikdoms and where Bedouin lived as herders, farmers, and fishermen. Otherwise known as Al Bastakiya, the historical district is the oldest standing residential area in Dubai and offers an insight into what Dubai looked between the 1600’s up until the 1970’s when the UAE was born.

Al Fahidi is the last quarter, or district, on the Arab side of the Gulf to...

Legoland Dubai Tickets

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  • Legoland amusement park is a themed area for a great family day out.
  • Legoland Dubai has over 40 entertaining rides, attractions and performances.
  • The on-site shop has the largest collection of Lego toys in the Middle East.
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Dubai Mall

The ultimate entertainment, lifestyle and shopping destination in Dubai, Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world measuring in at 5.4 million sq ft and containing 1,300 stores over 4 levels but you don’t have to spend any money to walk it, witness it, and window shop!

Step foot in the gigantic 10,000 sq ft sweet shop and see if you can stop yourself from drooling! See the 150 million years old dinosaur display and then go...

Burj Khalifa: At the Top (125th floor) & Dubai Aquarium Combo Entrance

clock Duration: 1 to 3 hou
  • A combo ticket allowing its holders to visit the Dubai Aquarium and the Burj Khalifa, two of the top attractions of the city, for a privileged price.
  • Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, surpassing the next tallest structure for almost 200 meters.
  • Dubai Aquarium is home to hundreds of aquatic species, including
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Beit Al-Rekkab Camel Museum

Learn all about camels at the House Of Camels small but insightful museum in the historical district. From camel anatomy, camel racing, and how camels have played their part in agriculture, the military, and even in traditional medicine, you’ll discover the long history of camels in the Emirates and the fascinating relationship between them and the Arabian people.

The museum building is actually a former camel stable used by...

Skip the Line:Burj Khalifa - The Lounge 152 ,153 and 154 Floor Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A trip into the tallest building in the world with an admission ticket into three main floors - 152, 153 and 154 floors of the building.
  • An interesting tour with three different experiences in the famous lounge - Tea in the clouds, the Bubbly sundowner or Cocktails under the stars.
  • A perfect exploration suitable for all
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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

At the mouth of the Dubai Creek, you can sit in one of three wooden bird hides with a pair of binoculars (which are provided) and watch flamingos and 67 other species of birds feed and take flight. As well as the Greater Flamingo you might get to see Grey Heron, Greater Spotted Eagles, Kingfishers, Spoonbills, Broad-billed Sandpipers, Pintails, Avocets, Marsh Harriers, and other species.

This natural sanctuary covers 6.2 sq km and...

Zipline Experience in Dubai Marina with Optional Private transfers

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • This is more than an amusement park, it is the World's longest urban Zipline measuring 1Km in length and an incline angle of 16 degrees travelling 80Km per hour.
  • A 5 - star experience of one of the steepest and fastest Ziplines located at the top of one of the Amwaj Towers and is 170m above ground level.
  • A unique fun -
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The Dubai Fountain

Located beneath Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest building, you’ll find the world’s tallest choreographed fountain system on the 30-acre manmade Burj Lake. A feast for the eyes, the fountain, which only opened in 2009, is a mesmerizing show of light, water, and sound with the water pulsating, or ‘dancing’, in-sync to classical music, Arabic music, and Western Pop music by the likes of Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Whitney...

Burj Khalifa Observation Deck Admission in Dubai

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hou
  • A visit to the most popular attraction in Dubai that stands at 1,483 feet (452 meters) above sea level making it the tallest building on the planet.
  • A ticket that takes you into the observatory deck (124th floor) giving you a 360 - degree view of the city and its surrounding desert, oceans and sites below.
  • This Is also an
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Hatta Kayaking & Hatta Dam, Heritage Village Tour from Dubai

clock Duration: 6 to 7 hou
  • Kayaking through the vast Hatta lake is an amazing activity. Paddle through the reservoir for relaxing ride across the clear water of turquoise-hued lake. You will also encounter natural inhabitants including fishes and birds. The kayaking facility at Hatta dam is highly secured and guest can venture into unseen areas through curved passageways...read more

Explore Hatta - Honey Factory,Tombs,Camel Farm, Hatta 360 & Kayaking

clock Duration: 8 to 9 hou
  • The landscapes of Hatta possess some of the most beautiful natural scenery in UAE. Enjoy the Scenes from desert to mountain on your way to into Hatta. And join our Explore Hatta guided tours to explore & experience Hatta's history, nature, people, customs and tradition by visiting its heritage village, ancient archaeological tombs, camels /local...read more

Skip the Line Dubai Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) Ship Inside Tour & Lunch Ticket

clock Duration: 2 to 5 hou
  • Dubai Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) Ship Inside Tour will be an treasure trove of experiences for first time visitors to Dubai.The world-famous ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is now a permanently floating Port Rashid Marina Dubai. You will be enjoying amazing views of Dubai’s most popular attractions including the Burj Khalifa. The Ship inside...read more

Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

clock Duration: 10 hours
  • This customizable tour offers the flexibility of seeing the highlights of Abu Dhabi while leaving time to savor the city. Visit any or all of the following attractions at your leisure: Ferrari World, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Heritage Village, the Corniche, and Emirates Palace, where you can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea.
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Full Day Dubai City Tour

clock Duration: 10 to 12 h
  • Dubai, this name is a trademark in itself. In past few years, Dubai has flourished like none other and has undergone a number of remarkable transformations.

    Dubai city tour has become the center of interest for every person who loves to travel and explore the world. It’s the best place for someone to visit, who is ready to devote his...read more

Red Dunes Desert Safari & Abu Dhabi Ferrari World Tour

clock Duration: 6 to 9 hou
  • Enjoy this perfect combo tour of Dubai Desert Safari and Ferrari world Abu Dhabi.

    Dubai Desert Safari is 6 hours of fun and adrenaline-filled activities in one of the massively splendid deserts in the United Arab Emirates . Your desert safari trip is a fusion of adventurous and cultural experience, followed by classy dinner under the...read more

Dubai Miracle Garden Ticket with Transfer

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • The conception of the first miracle garden project was formed under the agreement between Dubai land and the Dubai Properties Group destination. The project development was done under agreement with Akar Landscaping and Agriculture Company, led by Jordanian businessman Abdel Naser Rahhal. The cost of the project was an estimate of AED 40 million...read more
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