Want to see Dubai on a budget?
Is that even possible of this large cosmopolitan Middle Eastern city known for its luxury hotels and five-star restaurants?
The answer is a big YES. Yeah, the backpacking in Dubai on a budget is not easy, activities and events are pretty expensive. As Dubai has become the number one destination in the world for luxury tourism. Whereas it’s true that, in order to enjoy fancy Dubai, you need to spend a lot of money.
Keep in mind that, in Dubai, health care is private and extremely expensive. Remember to have a valid travel insurance before going there.
FREE THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
The metropolis city is not just about massive shopping malls and glamorous events but, actually, there’re a lot of cheap things to do in Dubai that are aim at experiencing the authentic Emirati culture.
This is definitely, on my top list of free things to do in Dubai. One of the few things you can do in Dubai to experience the authentic and real Emirati culture. Camels can run very fast and attending a race is frankly impressive. These races usually take place on Fridays from 6 am to 8 am, but only from November to March. Where? In the Dubai Camel Racing Club.
2. INEXPENSIVE GOURMET FOOD IS NOT HARD TO FIND
Since Dubai is a city full of expats from all over the world, it is not hard to find gourmet worthy international dishes close by. There is a wide choice of Middle Eastern, Lebanese and Chinese food around the town with a variety of inexpensive and tasty dishes to choose from. If you love spicy Indian flavours, then the iconic Ravi Restaurant in Al Satwa is the place for you.
3.USE THE METRO OR RIDE A BIKE
Metros are efficient and a cheaper alternative. Dubai offers cheapest Metro tickets in the world. The NoI card retails starting at 1.8 dirhams. There are also some other public transport choices include the Train, Buses and Water taxis. So while in Dubai, choose a hotel beside a metro station. Dubai recently introduced the innovative rental bike scheme, for 30 minutes. You can enjoy the city’s best view on a bicycle – but don’t forget to wear a sunscreen.
4.HERE’S SOME SHOPPING THERAPY
European brands are especially inexpensive in this city, and getting a good discount on a good brand is always great, certain stores do offer discounts upto 70%. Some of the best market in Dubai are located at the Dubai Creek and the Bur Dubai Bank, where haggling is still acceptable. The markets in Deira also offer everything from clothing to perfumes.
5.FREE ENTERTAINMENT IS EVERYWHERE
If you research well, there are periodic cultural events that held in Dubai spearheaded by young artists who want to show case their talents. The Archive Dubai is a library and community centre with open spaces for arts and culture. It usually hosts free open-air concerts and exhibits.
6.ENJOY THE BEACH
Dubai has 40 kilometres of beaches and visitors can enjoy a sunny day at Jumeirah Beach Park for only 5 dirhams per person. The family friendly park has shady areas, a fast food cafe, and sun loungers.
So, I think now can set your budget for Dubai. Do share your experience I would love to hear.