Travelers, I have a bad news: visiting Dubai in the UAE is not cheap, but knowing this incredible futuristic city in the middle of the desert does not have to leave them indebted for life.
For that reason, I prepared a list of 10 things you can do for free in this destination of luxury and technology.
Be impressed at the Dubai Mall
Considered the largest and most visited shopping center in the world, the Dubai Mall has shops for all tastes and budgets. Here you will find the biggest designers and famous international chains.
It is a good option to admire some of the most luxurious stores on the planet because seeing does not cost!
Getting lost in a bazaar
Not all are large shopping centers, if there is something characteristic of the Arab world, without doubt, they are the souks and in Dubai, they will find an endless number of products that will take them to travel around the world with their flavors, textures, and smells.
One of the most famous is the so-called “City of Gold”, a souk with more than 700 jewelry and if they do not resist the temptation to buy, it is one of the sites in the city where they will find this metal cheaper.
Other options are the “Deira Ancient Souk”, which specializes in spices and is the perfect combination of colors, flavors and traditional smells, and the “Souk Madinat Jumeirah”, where you will find restaurants and endless options for souvenirs.
Enter a mosque
If you want to get into Muslim architecture, there is no better option than visiting one of the impressive mosques in this city. The drawback is that not all allow access to people who do not practice Islam.
Within this group is the Great Mosque, a building that has a traditional Arab style and which opened in 1900, will leave you with your mouth open !.
If you intend to enter one and decide to disburse 10 dirhams, visit the Jumeirah mosque, which has impressive architecture and is the only one that non-Muslims can access.
NOTE: It is not allowed to enter the mosque with shorts or tank tops. Women should cover their heads.
The sources of Dubai
In the style of the lights and water shows in Las Vegas, Dubai’s fountains are the largest in the world with 275 meters in length, 6 thousand 600 spotlights and 50 video projectors to illuminate the water.
The water from the springs reaches up to 150 meters high and seeing your show in the artificial lake of the Burj Khalifa is free, you cannot miss it!
Relax on the beach
Although there are many private beaches that you can enjoy if they are part of your hotel, in Dubai, there are also high-quality public beaches on the Jumeirah coast.
Some of the most visited public beaches are:
Jumeirah Beach Park: Inside this park opened in 1989 to become an oasis in the middle of the city, travelers can relax and cool off on its busy beach.
Al Mamzar Beach Park: For many the best in this Emirate for its calm waters, clear sand and vegetation to its surroundings.
Open Beach: This is one of the most visited beaches in Dubai and has a kilometer in length that is located in the vicinity of Dubai Downtown.
Umm Suqeim Beach: This beach, located next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, is one of the most popular in Dubai and offers the best views of the emblematic Burj Al Arab, ideal for enjoying a sunset!
Stroll through the Marina
If you like to walk and you already tired of visiting shopping centers without being able to buy anything, a walk along The Walk (also known as Marina Promenade) is a good option to admire the incredible skyscrapers of the city.
Get lost in the Al Bastakiya Quarter
Along with Al Shindagha, Al Bastakiya is a historic district of Dubai and is one of the oldest residential areas of this Emirate. This neighborhood is located on the banks of the Dubai Creek and has narrow streets and wind collectors.
Here you can visit the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest building in Dubai. Nearby are the Dubai Museum and other sites to learn about the history of the city.
In 1958, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum allowed the Hindu temple to be built on the first floor of a biplane in the area of Bur Dubai and if you are in the area, you can learn a little more about this religion in the middle of a Muslim country.