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In all countries of the world there are free things that you can do without paying a single penny. Of course, these things differ from one country to another, but there must be free things to do in any country around the world. Dubai is one of the most beautiful international tourist destinations, and it is a charming city that attracts thousands of visitors annually. It is natural that in Dubai there are free things that tourists can do, and the most prominent of these things are:


1. Visit Dubai’s free beaches:

You can take advantage of the wonderful weather of Dubai and the beautiful bright sun of Dubai to go to the beaches of Dubai and enjoy its wonderful turquoise waters. Among the most prominent free beaches that receive visitors free of charge: Kite Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach, which receive citizens and tourists until midnight. It is nice to enjoy the beaches of the most famous city around the world for free without paying a single dirham. If you visit Dubai, do not miss visiting these free beaches and enjoying its charming turquoise waters.




2. Free training:

You can visit a gym called “Sky Dive”, as it is located in the open air and allows you to train for free without charge. It is worth noting that it includes bodybuilding tools for exercise, which means that you can practice bodybuilding exercises for free. This hall also includes a running track. You can Run and exercise too. It’s nice to be in a city that includes gyms that open their doors to you for free.





3. Experience the culture in Shindagha:

Weavers, handicraft practitioners, and potters establish cultural experiences of Dubai and its heritage. Through this experience, you learn about the culture of Dubai, its wonderful heritage of ancient dress, their most famous food, and their ancient sciences. This cultural experience is one of the best free things that you can do in Dubai to experience this wonderful experience. Head towards the Shindagha area near the mouth of the Dubai Creek on Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, and on Friday from 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm. evening.




4. Watch the view of the fountains:

The most beautiful thing you can do in Dubai for free is to watch the fountain show and enjoy the dance synchronized with the musical soundtrack. This show is held outside the Dubai Mall. To enjoy this show, try to come early because the fountain is surrounded by a large crowd. The duration of the show is 3 or 4 minutes every half hour. If you are in Dubai, try not to miss watching the fountain show because it is a very charming show that you will not see every day because it is a wonderful show and it is worth mentioning that it is free and there is no payment to watch it at all.




5. Walk around the old market:

This popular market is located in the Deira area and is famous for the distinctive tools of gold and spice traders. It is natural that buying gold is not free, but wandering and looking at gold and distinctive tools is free. How nice to wander in a market that carries with it an old style of jewelry and gold, and this market is located on the northern side of Deira Creek near the Ras metro station. If you have time, I advise you to visit this market to wander around.




6. Watch Car Reviews:

If you don’t want to spend money on visiting car museums but want to see the city’s best hot rides all you have to do is head to the Jumeirah Beach Walk where locals show off their expensive cars and the restaurant-lined waterfront promenade is among the places to visit. In Dubai, you can see the cars for free. This show is held every day, especially on Saturdays, so if you want to see and show luxury cars and don’t want to pay money, all you have to do is go to Jumeirah Beach Walk and enjoy the show for free.




7. Attending a freestyle wrestling:

Every Friday hundreds of workers of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin gather to watch the brave men fight for glory in Deira (specifically in the sandy land behind the fish market) at five in the evening, watching this kind of sport is one of the most beautiful things you can do for free in Dubai.








8. The Museum of Beauty:

The Camel Museum is located in the Shindagha area. Various sections in the museum are devoted to the history of camels in the United Arab Emirates, the relationship between camels and the Arab people, camel racing and camel anatomy. This museum also includes a hall for presentations. The museum is open to visitors on Sundays and Thursdays from 8 am to 2 pm.

This museum is one of the wonderful free things that you can do in Dubai. In fact, it is very nice to learn about camels, the history of the porter, the role of camels in the Emirates, and the most beautiful of that is that you get to know the internal organs of the camel’s body through the anatomy of the porter, so if you come to Dubai, do not miss it A visit to the Museum of Beauty.



9. Dubai Aquarium:

If you want to watch the fish from inside the aquarium, you will have to pay 70 dirhams. So in order to save this 70 dirhams, you can watch the fish for free from outside the aquarium, that is, outside the entrance in the Dubai Mall, as you can see the main tank without paying money. Imagine with me that you watch the most famous aquariums around the world for free, or in other words, you see the largest list of fish species for free.

You can come to see the aquarium at any time and any day (24/7).




10. Take a yoga class:

There are a lot of cheap things to do in Dubai if you love fitness. But the best among these are the free yoga classes from Friends Of Yoga spread over 5 locations across the city, which are Deira Creek, Bur Dubai Creek, Zabeel Park, JLT Park and Internet City. The duration of the lesson is one hour from 5:30 am to 6:30 am and from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Of course, these lessons take place daily. How wonderful to maintain your fitness even when you are travelling.





11. Watching Under the Stars Movie:

Watching movies is one of the most beautiful things you can do in life. If you watch a movie in the cinema, what about if you watch the movie under the stars? In Dubai, you can experience the feeling of watching a movie under the stars. All you have to do is go to the Pyramids Rooftop Complex at Wafi Complex every Sunday from 8:30 until the end of the day. I think this is one of the nicest free experiences you can try in Dubai.




12. Meeting the Holy Father in the United Christian Church:

This United Christian Church is a small evangelical group of Christians with roots in the radical pietistic movement of Martin Baum and Philip William Otterbein. This group is often confused with local congregations and other denomination churches that also use the name United Christian Church. Those who started the Unitarian Christian Church separated from the Church United Brothers in Christ between 1862 and 1870 due to doctrinal differences of opinion. It is really one of the best places to visit in Dubai for free especially as you will get to know a new sect.




13. Visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church:

One of the oldest churches in Dubai and located in the heart of Dubai, it is still home to diverse generations of Catholics. Registration is done every year for religious education. This church was established in 1967. To visit this church, pay attention to the timing of its reception for visitors, as it opens its doors from five in the morning until nine in the evening.





14. Prayer in the Great Mosque:

This mosque is considered an example of the cultural and religious heritage and true Islamic architecture in Dubai. The Quranic inscriptions are intertwined on the entrance facade. The minaret of this mosque is considered the tallest minaret in the city. Small and large domes and authentic Islamic decorations give visitors a deep and direct view of Islamic traditions and culture in Dubai. Essence of peace and spirituality fills the ambiance of this enchanting place of worship. This mosque is located opposite the Dubai Museum, near the office of the Rulers’ Court on Ali Bin Abi Talib Street. Of course, prayer in this charming mosque is free and does not require money. How beautiful is it to pray in such a charming mosque.

Non-Muslims can visit the mosque, but they are only allowed to enter from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.




15. Take a selfie in front of the Burj Khalifa:

It is well known that the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It not only displays the wonderful modern architecture and engineering, but also displays the wonderful imagination and the enchanting execution. The height of this tower is 160 floors. The visitor can watch the wonderful aerial views of the city of Dubai. In addition, to this fantastical experience, the base of this building The Great is nothing short of a vibrant center for dining and entertainment. This is one of the most popular places to visit in Dubai for free. This tower is located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Street, and it is worth noting that it is open 24 hours, which means that you can visit it any day and at any time.




16. Visit the Infinity Tower:

The Infinity Tower is also called the Cayan Tower and this tower is a contemporary architectural marvel that has taken the phrase “Wonder of Dubai” very seriously and is one of the most photographed buildings in Dubai. Create a challenge to the traditional patterns of city architecture. The unique and futuristic design of this monument in Dubai takes the breath of almost all the spectators as it is a unique case.




17. Visit Burj Nahar:

The day tower, which covers three watchtowers that were built to protect the old city from invaders in 1870, was built of mud and coral stone and is of great historical importance. Popular for tourists all over the world. Do not return from Dubai unless you have visited this historical tower, which includes the ancient history of Dubai.





18. Abra boat ride:

Riding an abra boat in Dubai Creek is one of the cheap things that you can do in Dubai and you should try this beautiful experience. Abra boats are small wooden boats that are known for offering budget tours, and if you want to try riding these boats, you should head to Dubai Old Souk and Dubai Gold Souk. Because, they are the two stations where you can ride a boat and ride horses while enjoying the stunning views of the creek’s surroundings. If you come to Dubai, make sure that you have tried the experience of riding an abra boat.



19. Play Water Sports at Kite Beach:

This beach is located at the intersection of Al Manara Road, as it is open to visitors from Sunday to Wednesday from ten in the morning (10:00) until ten in the evening (10:00), and from Thursday to Saturday from ten in the morning (10:00) until noon Twelve pm (12:00) This beach offers you a wide range of water sports, the most important of which is surfing. What makes this beach more attractive to tourists is its fine, smooth sand, and you can also see the Burj Al Arab clearly from this beach. For these reasons, Kite Beach has gone beyond being a tourist destination to being a popular tourist place for tourists and locals as well because of the sports and activities it offers.




20. Seeing Pink Flamingos:

Watching pink flamingos in Dubai, is one of the best and cutest free things to do in Dubai and the best part is that you can do it for free without paying a single dirham. Flamingos can be found near Ras Al Khor Road in Dubai in abundance, and if you want to see them up close visit the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary which does not charge entrance fees. Moreover, it includes hidden huts where you can take binoculars and watch the beautiful birds and this nice experience would be great if You have children because they will absolutely love seeing the birds spread their wings and eat their food.




All countries around the world include some free things that do not need money, but are completely free. So if Dubai is your destination, read this article to know the most important and most beautiful free things that you can do in Dubai. The idea is strange. True, you will be surprised that Dubai, which is one of the most famous cities in the world, includes free things, but the answer is yes. It includes all you have to do to read this article before you go to Dubai.

I hope the article was useful and you benefited from it.



Translated By: Nasser Al Turk



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