The Top Ten Free Things To Do in Dubai For Interns

Categories: Life in Dubai

It’s The Weekend, Let’s Get out There and enjoy it!

Enjoying Dubai doesn’t always require big budgets and lavish spending to have fun. In fact, some of Dubai’s most popular attractions and things to do are free, yes free!

Below is our top ten list of free things to do in Dubai for interns wanting to make the most of their weekends

Visit The Beaches:

Dubai boasts several pristine public beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun. JBR Beach (Jumeirah Beach Residence) is a popular choice, offering soft sand, clear waters, and a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Kite Beach is another favourite spot, known for its kite surfing opportunities and views of the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Dubai Fountain Show:

Located at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. The fountain dances to various music genres, including Arabic and Western music, and is illuminated by colourful lights after sunset. The shows typically run every 30 minutes in the evenings, and viewing is free from various vantage points around the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa area.

Dubai Mall Aquarium:

While entry to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo inside the Dubai Mall requires a ticket, you can still marvel at the massive aquarium tank from outside. The tank is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world and is home to thousands of aquatic animals, including sharks, rays, and colourful fish.

Dubai Creek & Abra Ride:

Dubai Creek is a natural seawater inlet that divides the city into two sections: Deira and Bur Dubai. You can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenades or hop on an Abra, a traditional wooden boat, to cross the creek. The short Abra ride offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline and is an affordable way to experience Dubai’s maritime heritage.

Dubai Marina Walk:

Dubai Marina is a bustling waterfront district known for its skyscrapers, luxury yachts, and vibrant dining scene. The Marina Walk is a pedestrian promenade that stretches along the waterfront, offering stunning views of the marina and surrounding skyline. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll, dine at waterfront restaurants, or simply relax and people-watch.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (Al Bastakiya):

Step back in time and explore the historic Al Fahidi neighbourhood, also known as Al Bastakiya. This restored heritage district features narrow lanes, wind-tower houses, and traditional Arabian architecture. You can wander through the labyrinthine streets, visit art galleries, museums, and cultural centers, and learn about Dubai’s rich history and heritage.

Dubai Miracle Garden:

Dubai Miracle Garden is a colourful oasis featuring over 150 million flowers arranged in stunning displays and sculptures. While there’s an admission fee to enter the garden, you can still admire the floral arrangements from outside the perimeter fence without paying. The garden is particularly enchanting during the cooler months when the flowers are in full bloom.

JLT Lakes & Parks:

Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is a residential and commercial development featuring several man-made lakes and landscaped parks. You can unwind amidst greenery, take a leisurely stroll or jog along the lakeside promenades, or have a picnic with family and friends. The tranquil surroundings provide a peaceful escape from the bustling city.

Dubai Water Canal Walk:

The Dubai Water Canal is a picturesque waterway that connects the Dubai Creek to the Arabian Gulf, passing through the heart of the city. You can take a leisurely walk or bike ride along the canal’s pedestrian paths and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding architecture, bridges, and landscaped gardens. Be sure to catch the captivating waterfall show at the Sheikh Zayed Road Bridge, which features cascading waterfalls illuminated by colourful lights.

Dubai’s Street Art:

Dubai’s urban landscape is adorned with vibrant street art, adding colour and character to the city streets. You can embark on a self-guided tour to explore the city’s street art scene, particularly in neighbourhoods like Al Quoz, City Walk, and JBR. You’ll find colourful murals, graffiti, and street installations created by local and international artists, reflecting Dubai’s diverse cultural influences and creative spirit.

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