As we speak of Dubai, the only picture that comes to our mind is the luxurious lifestyle, 5-star accommodation, luxury shopping, and whatnot. More often than not, Dubai has always been associated with its high living and rich lifestyle which lures so many visitors to the city every year. While most of the people have always seen the city for its luxurious side but it has much more to offer other than just being expensive. A lot of visitors believe that in a city like Dubai where we see nothing but luxury everywhere, it’s impossible to find things that can be done for free without spending a dirham. Well, that’s only the illusion we are living under as Dubai has much more to offer to all the travelers regardless of the budget. This might be hard to believe at first, but yes, Dubai offers plenty of things that you can do here for free. And there are actually quite a lot to list but we will only be listing the ones that are actually worth experiencing and can be enjoyed without spending a penny.
Visit the coffee museum
All the coffee lovers, this one’s for you. If you can’t go a day without having your favorite coffee then you should definitely visit this coffee museum cum shop. You can visit the museum for absolutely free where you can get a chance to know about the history of coffee, like how it was originated and what all different types of coffee are there in the market. The museum features an impressive collection of coffee-related artifacts which also includes several ancient pieces. The entry to the museum is free but you can surely buy a cup of coffee which is definitely worth tasting.
Ride an abra
Riding an abra boat isn’t exactly free but it’s definitely one of the best value-for-money experiences in Dubai. These abra boats at Dubai creek takes you through the water where you can get an opportunity to witness the gorgeous surroundings of the creek offering picturesque views of the city. You can find these abra boats at two main stations namely- Dubai old soque and Dubai gold soque.
Explore the Alserkal Avenue
One of the best things to do in the city for absolutely free is strolling at the Alserkal Avenue which features several galleries, pop-up shops, concept spaces and much more. This place gives you a chance to see the city beyond its stunning skyscrapers and luxury. If you explore al quoz gallery, you will come across some of the most eclectic culture scenes including several eye-catching paintings and other artifacts that will instantly draw your attention. You can also get a cup of coffee from one of its coffee shops.
Watch flamingos at Ras Al Khor
Spend your day admiring the beautiful view of the flamingos gathered around the Ras Al Khor road. This is truly one of the best ways to make the most of your time in the city for absolutely free. Flamingos gather near the area in abundance. You can also get a chance to see them up close by visiting Ras Al Khor’s wildlife sanctuary which doesn’t take any admission charges. Don’t forget to take your binoculars along with you which you can use to view the flamingos by hiding out in one of the three wooden birding hides. The entry to these huts is absolutely free and it’s a great place to visit with kids.
Discover the Dubai aquarium
Dubai’s aquarium is one of the best highlights of the city but you don’t need to spend 70 dirham when you can easily watch the main tank from outside for absolutely free. Yes, that’s true. You can view a huge water tank situated outside at the entrance of the Dubai Mall. It remains open throughout the day and also, the aquarium features the world’s single largest acrylic panel which again gives us another reason to visit the mall and view the aquarium.