While traveling to Dubai, one can easily tire of all the high profile and expensive tourist attractions. When thinking of what to do it is good to remember that the best of a place can sometimes be free too. The fun and free things in Dubai have been enlisted below.
In the center of Dubai is the Dubai creek. Even though bridges are available to cross from one side to the other, but you should try riding an abra. It is not only fun but also very cheap, as it costs only 1 dirham. Located in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, this ride has its own charm and to enjoy your ride at the most, go there in evening to get an amazing view of sunset. It gives you a feel of being in UAE and you also get to meet the locals.
The most pleasant walk of the city is located around the Jumeirah beach residance or the JBR, for short. The area is located adjacent to the posh marina road and is scattered with pleasant little cafes and small and modern shopping areas. Being highly urbanized, this area has become a compulsory stop for all the tourists, exploring the area just to soak the environment. At the back of Jumeirah beach is Burj ul Arab, which gives an amazing backdrop.
Dubai Fountain Show
Out of all the places to see in Dubai, the Dubai fountain show is most unique. The famous fountain show is located at the base of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. There is a show daily, starting from 6 pm and repeating after every half hour. Considered as good as the fountain shows of Las Vegas, the show can be best enjoyed best while sitting on the terrace of any of the surrounding restaurants.
Located within the Al Fahidi fort, Dubai museum is an excellent opportunity to get to know about the development of Dubai. This building, being constructed in 1787, is the oldest construction in Dubai. Visitors enter a sandy courtyard and explore various rooms, each showcasing a different theme. It has also served as a prison. The entry fee is 3 Dirham, next to nothing.
The oldest and the most charming place of Dubai is a must visit for every tourist. Its old art galleries, ancient houses and narrow lanes provide a lifetime experience. You should go there if you wish to learn the history of Dubai and experience the real Dubai, amid all the skyscrapers of the city. The brunches of Bastakiya are especially very famous.
Sheikh Syed al Makhtoum House
Once the residence of the ruler sheikh Syed Makhtoum, this palace is now transferred into a museum, which shows transgression of Dubai from old age bedouin village to modern day city full of skyscrapers. There is also some interesting art collection of the royal family, giving an insight into their private lives. The entry fee of this palace is 2 Dirham.