With many breath-taking attractions, a rich history, stunning skyscrapers, unlimited adventurous activities and of course delicious food, Dubai is undeniably one of the favourite destination in Middle East.
Dubai, however has a reputation as one of the world’s most expensive cities. Sky is not the limit for all the most extravaganza things you can experience here. But fret not! There are plenty of things you can do for cheap in this city. Here we bring you some of the top exciting things to do in Dubai under AED 50. These are not just budget-friendly but they are amongst the best things to do in this city!
1. Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek
Sail through the historic heart of Dubai abroad a traditional wooden Arabian dhow. Dubai Creek is an integral part of the city’s history. A 90-minute laid-back air-conditioned dhow cruise of Dubai Creek will offer you spectacular night views of the city, a blend of ancient sandstone structures, Arabian souks, glimpse of old and new Dubai promising a unique experience.
Dhow cruise packages usually have vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet dishes, barbecues, drinks and starters, desserts, entertainment options with live music performances, Tanura dancing etc.
Cost: AED 45 per person
2. Global Village
Travel around the world at Global Village, located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai. It combines cultures of 80 countries across the world at one place.
This multi-cultural theme park has 26 global pavilions, heaps of cultural shows, carnival rides, street food stands, stunt show, unique shopping experiences, the region’s first oddity museum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and many more.
Season: October – May
Opening hours: 4PM – 12AM from Mon – Thur | 4PM – 1AM from Fri – Sun
Ticket prices: Dh15 online and will be Dh20 at the gate.
3. Dubai Miracle Garden
The Dubai Miracle Garden is a classic example of Dubai ingenuity – how one can grow and maintain a complete 72,000 square meters flower garden in the hot climate of Dubai. Located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, the garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden and features over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.
Set in the heart of the Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest floral art display of Emirates Airbus A380 covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.
Season: October to April
Ticket price: AED 50 per adult (Aged 12 and above) & AED 40 for children aged 3-12years. Prices are subject to change every season.
4. Dubai Safari Park
Dubai Safari Park is the absolute place for all animal lovers. Situated in the middle of the desert in Al Warqa’a, the wildlife facility is home to around 3,000 animals, with 78 species of mammals, 50 types of reptiles, 111 kinds of birds plus amphibians and invertebrates — all living on the 119-hectare site.
Animals are grouped according to geographical themes: Asia, Africa, Arabia and Explorers’ village that includes all the mighty lions. The Dubai Safari park offers visitors a wide range of interactive activities, awareness programs, and the opportunity to feed the magnificent animals directly.
Season: September – June
Open timings: 09:00AM to 05:00PM daily.
Ticket price: AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children
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5. Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame, located in Dubai’s Zabeel Park, has been named World’s Largest Frame by the Guinness World Records. This stunning structure measures 150 metres high and 93 metres wide.
The viewing platform of the Dubai Frame offers amazing 360degree views of both – old Dubai on one side and new Dubai on the other from a 150-metre-high sky glass bridge in a one-hour tour.
Opening hours: 9:00AM till 09:00PM
Ticket price: Dhs50 per adult and Dhs20 for children aged 3-12 years.
6. Dubai Creek Abra Ride
Interested in discovering two sides of Dubai on the cheap? Hop on an Abra ride across Dubai Creek which are the motorised traditional water taxis through which you can travel from Bur Dubai to Deira in the most economical and fastest style.
Timing: 5:00 AM to 12 AM (Midnight)
Ticket price: AED 2 per person
7. Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort
Located in Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787, Dubai Museum is one of the oldest existing building in the city. A visit to the museum reveals the taste of different phases of Dubai, before and after the oil boom.
The museum houses original antiques such as pottery, weapons and tombs and an array of exhibits and dioramas, the ancient practice of pearl diving, historic Arab houses, mosques, date farms and souks.
Opening hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM from Sat – Thur | 2:30PM – 8:30PM on Fridays
Ticket Price: AED 3 for adults and AED 1 for children under the age of 6.
8. Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most iconic landmark and the most photographed mosque in Dubai. The mosque welcomes visitors of all faiths to admire the marvelous architectural design made in medieval Fatimid style and also to learn about Islam and the local culture.
The white mosque is built entirely from white stone that originates from Egypt and Syria and features intricate geometric designs, Arabic calligraphy and keel motifs on the domes.
If you want to visit the mosque, you must take a guided tour that starts at 10AM from Saturday to Thursday. There are no tours of the mosque on Friday.
Ticket price: AED 25 per person