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Top 10 things to do for free in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Extremely cheap.


We can all agree that the best things in life are free. From sitting on the beach to seeing live music, there are a lot of things around Dubai and Abu Dhabi that wouldn't cost you a pretty penny. So if you want to do something without breaking the bank, here are some budge-friendly pursuits that we can all enjoy now that the weather is becoming better.


Watch Dubai Mall's dancing fountains
Seeing the dancing fountains at Dubai Mall is a kind of rite of passage, especially if you're new in town. Even if you've been in Dubai for a while, the fountains continue to stun audiences. On top of that.

Watch New Year's Fireworks

Good news! Recently, the Burj Khalifa announced that the New Year's Eve fireworks will be making a triumphant return this year. The good news is that you can just visit the Dubai Mall and see the display free of charge - unless of course you pay for access to one of the planned viewing platforms that will be set up around Burj Khalifa.

Watch a movie

We kid you not, now that the weather is becoming better, free outdoor cinemas are set to dot Dubai's weekend calendar. One such example is Al Seef's outdoor cinema which will begin from November. More free outdoor cinemas will pop up in the coming months and you better be sure we'll let you know where they're going to be!

Take an abra

You might read that and wonder: "KT, that's not free. That's Dh1!", but hear us out. Dh1 is not much when you think of it. And if you're spending Dh1 to cross the creek, why not throw in an extra Dh1 for some karak chai to go?

Be an art connoisseur

Tucked away in Dubai's Al Quoz district is Alserkal Avenue. It's a massive complex dotted with art galleries and cafes at every corner. Quoz far away? There's also the annual Sikka festival taking place in Bastakiya. The good thing about both is that you can go visit them free of charge.

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Source: khaleejtimes

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