Despite being lavish and expensive-looking, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is actually an affordable city. Whether you’re just visiting or living here, chances are your expenses will be well below what you would need to spend in other major cities of the world. Of course, this is if you want to spend money. If not, Dubai also offers an impressive number of free things you can do during your stay. Here are the best of them.
Explore The Dubai Mall
Visiting The Dubai Mall is a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s one of the largest malls on the planet and houses 1,200 shops alongside restaurants, theaters, parks, and much more. Besides exploring and window shopping, The Dubai Mall offers other free activities, including promotions, sampling, and much more.
Hit the Beach
Dubai has some of the neatest beaches in the world, and you don’t have to spend a dime to enjoy them. Put some sun lotion and soak in the sun or simply put on a bathing suit and cool off in the waters of the Arabian sea.
Visit Museums and Galleries
It seems like every street in Dubai has its own museum or art gallery, and most of them charge no admission fee. From the Coffee Museum and Coin Museum to XVA Gallery, you will find a captivating exhibition that interests you in no time.
Watch Birds at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is Dubai’s wetland reserve famous for attracting many migratory birds. The place is open for the public six days a week and features three birding hides. Depending on the time of the year, you’ll be able to catch greater flamingoes, Asian pied myna, ruddy turnstone, pied avocet, and many more bird species.