Dubai is a city which is synonymous with the best of tourism, hospitality, and luxury. But even if you’re on a budget, you will be able to enjoy the city. Here are some of the things that you can look forward to in Dubai without breaking the bank, which cost only AED 15 or less.
Ride the Abra
The abra is an Arabic-style wooden boat, which has been used for decades as the main form of transport to commute across the Dubai Creek. The Creek runs through the heart of old Dubai, so while you’re riding the abra across it, you can get exclusive views of Deira and Bur Dubai on either side. The cost of a trip on the abra is only AED 1, which also makes it the cheapest form of transport in Dubai.
Travel on Dubai Metro
The Dubai Metro was the world’s longest driverless metro network for over 7 years, up until December 2016. It is the most highly used mode of public transport in Dubai, mainly because of its convenience and ease to get to all the major areas within the city. The maximum cost for a single trip on the Dubai Metro is AED 7.50 on a silver Nol card, AED 8.50 on a Nol red ticket, and AED 15 on a gold Nol card.
Public Parks for Outdoor Recreation
Dubai is home to many great public parks, including the Zabeel Park, Creek Park, and Safa Park. The entry fee for these parks is only AED 5, and the public parks are a great option for those who want to spend time outdoors on fresh green grass, especially during the winter months when the weather is pleasant.
A Glimpse of Heritage and Culture at Dubai Museum
The Dubai Museum proudly showcases Dubai’s history right in the heart of the city, situated south of the Dubai Creek. It is housed within the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built back in 1787, as the premises of the monarch and a fort of defense. The Museum gives a great insight into the culture and past of Dubai, at a charge of AED 3 per adult and AED 1 per child.
Visit Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque is one of the few well-known mosques in Dubai which is open to general visitors. Guided tours organized by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Culture and Understanding are available for non-Muslims, at 10 AM every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday.
An Evening at Global Village
Global Village is said to be the biggest tourism, leisure, and entertainment project in the world.
It is a great shopping spot for the variety available and reasonable prices. For an entry fee of AED 15, is also great for outings, with stalls serving traditional food, music and dance performances and has even got rides to enjoy. Head down to Global Village between 4 PM and 12 AM from Saturday to Wednesday, or between 4 PM and 1 AM on Thursday and Friday.