Our Favorite 8 Places To Visit In Dubai For Free

by Saniya
Our Favorite 8 Places To Visit In Dubai For Free

Bored for the weekend but don’t want to splurge for some leisure? Well, we have got you covered. Dubai has ample things on offer that you can enjoy for absolutely free. Here’s a list of places you can visit in Dubai for free:

1. Go Bird Watching At Ras Al Khor

Ras Al Khor bird sanctuary- places in dubai to visit for free
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit the Ras Al Khor Wild Life Sanctuary and view flamingos amongst other bird species in their natural habitat. The lucky ones may even get a chance to feed the birds up close. With shaded and air-conditioned viewing areas, this one makes summer outing easy.

Where: Ras Al Khor Flamingo Hide Viewing Area
Timings: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Contact: 04 606 6831

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2. Dance With The Dancing Fountains In The Dubai Mall

This is one of our all-time favorite free things to do in Dubai. We can never get enough of the spectacular fountain show. These dancing fountains at the bay of Burj Khalifa enthrall us each time with their serenading moves to classic numbers from across the world.

Where: The Dubai Mall
Timings: Every half an hour daily from 6 PM-11PM

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3. Get Mesmerized By Dubai Water Canal’s Waterfall

Dubai Water Canal- Free Place Visit
Dubai Water Canal

This stunning mechanical waterfall is an experience of its kind. Watch the waters change colors and move like a curtain giving way to the boats and cruises that pass through it. In the mood for some activity? Then, you can also take a jog along the running track or take a spin on your cycle on the cycling path for free.

Where: Dubai Canal Waterfall, Sheikh Zayed Road
Timings: 24 x 7

4. Experience Historical Dubai

Take a walk to the Al Fahidi Historical District and get transported to the olden Dubai. With Bastakiya’s heritage architecture, you get to experience the old Dubai first hand. You can also visit the Coin Museum and Coffee Museum for absolutely free.

Where: Al Fahidi Historical District
Timings: Coin Museum 8AM-2PM | Coffee Museum 9AM-5PM

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5. View The Imagine Show At Dubai Festival City

Imagine Show at Dubai Festival City
Imagine Show at Dubai Festival City

The Imagine show at Dubai Festival City is a unique experience for free. It enthralls the audience with dancing laser lights, water, and fire displays. Pyrotechnics, lights and dramatic effects- this one has it all and is combined with fireworks on festive occasions too.

Location: The Dubai Mall
Timings: Every hour from 6PM-11PM

6. Lock Your Love At The Promise Bridge

This is a perfect date night for you and your loved one. Take a lock and key with you and experience Pont Des Arts Bridge in Dubai. This Lock Bridge is located at the Yard, which is also home to many other activities including a lot of food trucks to dig into!

Location: Last Exit, Al Khawaneej
Timings: 24 x 7

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7. Visit Dubai’s Beaches

Dubai is home to some great sandy beaches. From Mamzar to Jumeirah, each of them has its own charm. They also have running tracks and volleyball courts for you to burn some calories off. Pack some food and soak the sun this weekend in Dubai for free.

8. Barbecue By The Qudra Lake

Al Qudra Lake
Al Qudra Lake (Source: Gulf News)

Take your favorite Kebabs to grill or burgers to flip on the barbecue. And Qudra Lake offers the perfect place to set up your barbecue and camping trip. With seasonal birds in the lake and a relatively quieter area to barbecue at, Al Qudra Lake is one of the fav barbecue spots- and that too for free.

Where: Al Qudra
Timings: 24 x 7

So these are our favorite places in Dubai you can visit for free. Which one is your favorite?

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