Best Free Things to Do in Dubai

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Dubai

Best Free Things to Do in Dubai

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  • Rachel L
    Wakefield, UK60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous fountain display with music right beneath the Burj Khalifa. Stunning light display...similar in wow factor to a firework display.
    Very busy... but shows every 30mins. Free to watch from the mall... no need to pay for boardwalk or boat unless you really want to.
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • Traveljunky911
    Derbyshire, UK314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'd spend ages writing a review for this place but I'll keep it short and sweet and simply put, This is by far the greatest Mall on the planet, immaculate throughout, incredibly safe, great vibe, everyone just enjoying themselves, housing every shop and store you could think off, it has its own Aquarium and Zoo - largest in the world, Ice Rink, Cinemas, the most luxurious pop up shops you'll ever experience, shuttle buggies everywhere just in case you need a breather, everything links to the Dubai Mall as well - The Metro / Taxi & Uber and Careem Ranks / Burj Khalifa / Fountains / Opera House / Souks / Hotels etc, honestly this place is literally mind blowing, Also Fashion Avenue is top tier but you'll need a big purse or wallet for this part of the Mall trust me. Go and enjoy peeps.
    Written July 9, 2024
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  • Ola i
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spartan sport cafe was more than an amazing experience I watched an euro match and loved it , I’m definitely going to watch the next game there
    Written July 6, 2024
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  • carmstrong1
    Penrith, UK106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place, unbelievably clean, no litter, no graffiti, no groups of kids hanging around. Lots of restaurants and some shops, great vibe during the evening. Felt very safe. I would recommend a walk round the Marina walk amazing skyline and photo opportunities
    Written July 5, 2024
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  • Jamilah B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach during summer is so hot.. But you will still enjoy the scenery. One of kind experience in Dubai with my family. Really appreciate everything
    Written May 31, 2024
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great attraction for tourists and residents alike.

    There are lovely old-style indoor souk streets packed with souvenirs, lots of great licensed and unlicensed food and beverage outlets many of which have outdoor seating, a cool art installation, excellent Burj Al Arab views and more.
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • daris m
    Montreal, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shout out to this amazing place, really exceptional, the service was really great, big shout out to my G Ayoub for being very helpful and available whenever we needed him.
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • Dhiraj M
    Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the heart of Dubai's upscale Jumeirah district, Jumeirah Public Beach offers a unique beach experience against the backdrop of the iconic Burj Al Arab. the views of the azure waters and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab in the distance is breathtaking. The atmosphere is relaxed yet vibrant, attracting both tourists and locals alike seeking a serene escape amidst the city's hustle and bustle. The beach is well-equipped with facilities to ensure a comfortable visit. Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in jet skiing, paddleboarding, and parasailing, while families can enjoy building sandcastles or taking leisurely strolls along the shoreline. The beach is also popular for evening walks as the sun sets, creating a picturesque backdrop for romantic outings.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Ding W
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful mall. we walked around and had coffee and chocolates. the interior is very pretty and is cool to see even if you're not into shopping
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • Noah Bennet
    United Arab Emirates8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The greatest spot for swimming, lounging, and sunbathing in Dubai is the most well-liked public beach. There are lots of entertaining activities at the beach for all people. A wide selection of dishes from the eateries near Dubai Marina and the beach. The public beach area is large enough to accommodate all the beach activities.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • VDV11
    London, UK116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed on the Palm during a recent visit and it is an absolute engineering marvel - a fantastic destination which is worth a visit to understand the sheer scale of things (best appreciated by an aerial view)

    We were surprised however at how poorly connected it is via public transport. From where we were staying on the Palm, the public transport option involved a not inconsiderable walk to the monorail, which connects with a tram, which then connects with the main metro line. It really was a faff and so we chose either to get a taxi straight to downtown or take a taxi to the nearest metro station which wasn't particularly close.

    We ended up spending a fortune on taxis because of this - given how good the general infrastructure is in Dubai we were surprised at just how isolated one of its main attractions, was.
    Written December 27, 2023
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  • Shivam B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Waheguru ji waheguru ji
    It's really really heaven in the earth 🌎
    Waheguru ji blessings us.
    This Guru's house is for everyone, anyone can go and eat food, langar is served three times, tea is served all day. Waheguru Ji, keep your blessings on everyone like this waheguru ji ka Khalsa waheguru ji ki fathe ..
    Satnam Shri waheguru ji
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • rachaelW90
    Bradford, UK72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit! Lovely place, bedrock on the bottom floor is fairly quiet but definitely recommend the rooftop bar and Asia Asia.
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a stunning indoor-outdoor mall centrally located in Dubai.

    There is a great cinema (Roxy), lots of food and beverage outlets, including a dedicated licensed area (C2), indoor rainforest (Green Planet), regular live entertainment and more.

    The retail offering has improved recently with lots of new openings.
    Written March 16, 2024
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  • Maar 🌻
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is so amazing, it represents the heritage very well which was absolutely stunning, i couldn’t stop taking pictures that day. Also best place to go on a shopping spree the prices are very reasonable and the stuff that you can buy is insanely cheap.
    Written July 13, 2024
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