What would you say or do if anyone tells you that there are a lot of freebies to be taken even in Dubai? The first obvious expression or thing you would say or do is give the person a questionable look. And that’s because whenever we think about Dubai, one thing persists and that’s the expensive and luxurious lifestyle that people live here. Right from the restaurants that you visit to the hotels you stay in, the taxis to visiting any attraction; all of it seems very expensive. And then there is a person who tells you that there are a lot of free things to do in Dubai.
But it’s not just a person who says this, we too know a few things that would fall in this category. And we assure you, by the end of this blog there will be a lot of activities that you will love to do. And we also would like to tell you that your perspective towards Dubai would definitely change a bit.
Note: But to do the free of cost things in Dubai, you will have to make a note of the time they will happen and a few more things. We will be determining each of those things in this blog.
Here are 5 famous things to do in Dubai that will cost you free in 2023
1. Alserkal Avenue
Location: 17th St – Al Quoz – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday (10 am to 7 pm) (The timings might change on festivals)
This place has been termed as the best “free of cost” attraction of Dubai by many travelers. It is the best place if you are traveling alone and want to explore new things. This is a hub of contemporary art and a perfect place for artists. The avenue flaunts a huge and alluring collection of artwork from around the world which is kept on presentation.
From oil canvases to performance spaces, this is a multi-purpose area and a very happening place too. So, take out some time and visit this place that has no entry fee. You can also enjoy the food here but sadly that would cost a bit.
2. Visit Dubai Coffee Museum for Free
Location: Historical Neighborhood, Bastakiya, Villa 44 – Al Hisn St – Al Fahidi – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday (9 am to 5 pm) (The timings might change on festivals)
As many as unique things you see in Dubai, they too have crazy places that are dedicated to a sector of travelers. If you are a hardcore coffee lover, then the Dubai Coffee Musuem is going to be a perfect place for you to visit. And the icing on the top is that it’s free (unless you plan to drink a glass of coffee.)
The coffee museum is set up in one of the heritage hubs of the city. Also, you can ask your coffee related doubts to the officials in the museum and they would tell you to the best of their knowledge. But the bigger thing to ponder upon here is that; are there any other coffee museums anywhere in the world?
3. Dubai Gold Souk
Location: Gold Corner Building, 3rd Floor – Gold Souq – Deira – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday (9:30 am to 9:30 pm) (The timings might change on festivals)
Now what will be your reaction if we tell you that there is a place in Dubai that is a “free visiting place” and is filled with gold work everywhere? You probably will shrug it off? But don’t Dubai Gold Souk is the place where almost all the gold makers and sellers have a shop. It is one of the most secure places because you get to see gold everywhere.
But if you are just a visitor it will not cost anything, not even a single Dirham to enter, check, and come out of the place. You can buy some gold items from here too.
4. Riding an Abra
- Dubai Creek- Deira Old Souk abra station- Dubai Old Souk station
- Dubai Creek- Al Sabkha station- Bur Dubai station
Wherever in the world you go, yachting and cruising is expensive and people usually omit it from their to-do list. The same is with Dubai but they have found an alternative to that. Abra is the alternative. It is one way to commute in water but let me tell you, it is not for free. But the cost for riding an Abra to the above-given routes. You can take any of those and just to inform you, Abra is the traditional way of commenting here, it’s their ferry system.
5. Jameel Arts Centre
Location: Al Fahidi – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Visiting hours: Wednesday to Monday (10 am to 6 pm) (Closed on Tuesdays and holidays)
If you are an artist or love to explore this side of yours, then come straight to Jamel Arts Centre that is a hub for visitors. You will see many travelers enjoying the artwork that’s displayed at the centre. Whenever you get bored of looking at the artwork, have a look outside the window. The building is situated on the waterfront. But what’s more important about the place is that it is free of cost for the visitors. You don’t have to pay a Dirham to enter.
So how many of these do you think will interest you? And as we have already mentioned there are a few limitations to some of these activities. So, refer to the official sites or talk to someone trusted to know the exact thing during your trip. But other than that, all the activities can be enjoyed with a lot of zeal. And you can see the diversity in the activities we have mentioned.
Therefore, next time when you visit Dubai do mention these things to do so that you also get a chance to experience something cheap or free in one of the most expensive and luxurious places on earth.
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