Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Dubai

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Dubai

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  • Zoi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
    Even though i live in Dubai i often visit Dubai fountain. It is impressive. Avoid weekends since it can be very crowdy.
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • Razan Z
    50 contributions
    Miracle Garden is an absolute gem for snapping those Insta-worthy pics! The vibrant colors will make your feed pop like never before. Plus, there are tons of cozy spots to grab a bite, chill, and soak in the beautiful surroundings. A definite must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a delightful burst of colors!
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • Jorajudy F
    Cyprus14 contributions
    I went there to start my vacation in style. We were on a boat cruise with the family. They offered an international buffet, the cruise was along the creek which lasted well over an hour. They had music and friendly staff. I loved the experience but you must only go during the winter.
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • Christian Romer
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates197 contributions
    I’ve lived in Dubai for over 5 years and I’ve never visited Global Village - how is this possible? My parents insisted on going, and I am so glad we did! What a wonderful place! Yes, it’s far, and not your typical glamorous Dubai, but the place is wonderful! There are lots of pavilions representing different countries and you get to experience various foods, shopping, and cultures. This place is nice for adults and children. It’s huge, so bring your best walking shoes and enjoy everything that Global Village has to offer!
    Written 6 June 2023
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  • Jakovic R
    Milan, Italy5 contributions
    Had a short stay in Dubai and absoutely loved it. Luckily we got a special deal and got free entry due to our boarding pass. You get to see an old Dubai and New Dubai on different sides, it does give you a new perspetive to look at life. We will be coming back for sure.
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • zignekr
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
    You've got to try the Abra ride over Dubai Creek! It's such an authentic experience, as it's the traditional way to cross from one side to the other. It only takes a few minutes and 1-4 Dirhams, but let me tell you, the views and the atmosphere are totally worth it. I highly recommend going during sunset—it's absolutely magical.
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • khaing khaing H
    1 contribution
    Even in the hot season , we have alot of memories in Aquafun.
    In the summer they have offer for each ticket 1 water bottle and 1 ice cream .
    In the reception one of the girl her name is SU , i really like her communication and i like her smile 😊
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • Cindy V
    Sandton, South Africa76 contributions
    Such an incredible experience- I wish we could go more often!
    The climbing net, light room, Lego car and water room were a massive hit for my two year old. Truly out of this world and he was so excited
    The staff were absolutely wonderful and made each person feel so special

    Canteen staff were so friendly too and the giant choc chip cookie and cappuccino were delish.

    One area was under construction as of June ‘23 (I think this previously housed tents, as I’d seen that in photos)
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, CA15,345 contributions
    The see and be seen venue on the canals of the marina. We got to the area walking and as we crossed the bridge, we saw what it was all about and had to get down to the water level and do the promenade along the waterfront. We had a gelato at Massimo's and as it grew darker the silhouettes of the gigantic buildings were pronounced by the lights positioned on them. Beautiful. Great walking, the sundown and temperatures cooling slightly it's a serene location.
    Written 30 May 2023
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  • Jack K
    Zurich, Switzerland41 contributions
    The beach is clean and fairly quiet. I wouldn't recommend opting for the private beach areas, the public part is good enough. We've been there on numerous instances and never were bothered by anyone. Some people will try to sell you stuff (drinks, tours) but they're not insisting and very polite overall. It is also safe at night.
    Written 21 February 2023
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  • Portia Dcruz
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
    This mall is very different then the other mall you come across it has a wide variety of shops and ample space to just walk. It has clinic inside too from where you can do your medical. This mall has ship, elephant structure nice cuisine to choose from. Has home box store here. Definitely pay visit for its different look and style it offers.
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • Zoi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
    It is my favourite beach in Dubai. It is clean and safe. Weekends can be very crowded and is stressful with parking unless you go very early morning. There are public showers and toilets but not everywhere. There are areas where you can swim at night too. Better take an umbrella with you but be mindful since it can get very windy sometimes.
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • Charlene F
    92 contributions
    At the heart of La Mer is its pristine beach, boasting soft golden sands and clear turquoise waters. Whether you're looking to relax under the sun, take a refreshing swim, or indulge in various water sports activities, the beach provides a serene and picturesque backdrop for your enjoyment. Sun loungers, umbrellas, and cabanas are available for rent, ensuring a comfortable beach experience.
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • Helue V
    1 contribution
    Super informative and interesting. Our guide was patient, kind, open-minded and very professional. 10/10 experience, highly recommend.
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • Charlene F
    92 contributions
    Mamzar Beach is a picturesque coastal destination nestled in the heart of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Known for its pristine shores and tranquil atmosphere, it offers a perfect escape from the bustling city life. With its crystal-clear waters, soft golden sands, and lush greenery, Mamzar Beach presents a serene haven for locals and tourists alike.
    Written 1 June 2023
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