Looking for free things to do in Dubai that will keep the kids and you entertained?
Then look no further, scroll down for 10 places to visit in Dubai for free that you and the family are sure to love.
Al Qudra Love Lake
Pack a picnic and head to Al Qudra where you can spend a quiet day in nature together with your family and see the man-made lakes sprawled across Dubai’s Saih Al Salam Desert landscape.
You and your loved ones will be impressed with the 2-heart shaped lake with trees spelling the word “love” right in front of it!
You can also stop by at Al Qudra Cycling Track for a leisurely ride around.
Al Qasba Musical Fountain
If you love classical music and things to do in Dubai for free then bring the family down to where the water dances! Dazzle your senses with the water cannons and dance in time to a symphony of sound.
The magic of the Musical Fountain makes for great family viewing, either from the ground or – even better – from the nearby Eye of the Emirates.
Free LEGO Play Stations
Here’s an idea!
If you’re in Dubai Marina Mall and you want to entertain the little ones for a while without it setting you back a dirham, head to The LEGO® Store on level 2 near the cinema.
They have a station or two set up so you can play and build things out of LEGO® and a small Duplo section of the littler ones.
It won’t keep them entertained for hours, but still it will keep them happy for a bit and its FREE! Happy mum!
JLT Dog Park
Here’s a great addition to Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) community!
For all dog lovers and owners, now your furry friend can exercise, play off-leash, socialize with other four-legged and burn off tons of energy in a fun & friendly open space “JLT Dog Park”.
The 475 square meter gated park offers various features, including a sand pit, open green space, shaded seating area and dog play equipment!
Visitors from neighboring communities are welcome too.
Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk
As far as free places to visit in Dubai, this is a beautiful one!
Take the kids down in the evening to the beautifully illuminated walkways that overlook the Dubai Water Canal.
Pack the kids bikes and scooters, and make your way around the 3.2km boardwalk and marvel at the sight of the mechanical waterfall.
It’s a great place to take photos and just enjoy any cool evening. There is also free WIFI!
Dubai Creek Harbour
At Dubai Creek Harbour, you can relish the captivating views of the wildlife haven by the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary and enjoy an idyllic life in harmony with nature.
It’s a home to the iconic Dubai Creek Tower.
Enjoy a spectacular array of shopping, dining and leisure activities at Creek Marina, Dubai Creek Harbour.
The beautifully landscaped pedestrian sidewalks offer breathtaking sunset views of Downtown Dubai, while world-class art installations add another dimension to the trendsetting lifestyle.
The whole family will enjoy this picturesque place with many photo opportunities and activities. You can also take a tour by famous Black Pearl boat.
IMAGINE Light Show
IMAGINE is Dubai Festival City’s record-breaking attraction offering unique sensory experience.
Harnesses the power of light, water, and fire, combined with giant aqua screens, 30 fountains and surround sound to connect with audiences and produce a show like never seen before.
Catch it daily at Festival Bay from 7 pm onwards.
Free Guided Tour at Al Oqaili Museum
Take in history at this spot which ranks high on our list for free things to do in Dubai.
Located at Al Ras area in Deira, the house was built in 1923 and owned by the poet Mubarak bin Hamad bin Mubarak Al Manea Al Oqaili who moved from Saudi Arabia and lived between 1875 to 1954.
He is considered to be one of the famous poets and prominent luminaries of Dubai, in writing Eloquent and Nabataean poetry.
The visitor to the Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili will have a chance to experience the atmospheres of one of the most beautiful traditional heritage houses in Dubai.
It expresses the fine sense and taste of its owner as a poet; visitors will enjoy the beautiful heritage, the architectural designs and its elements.
Tour and Stroll Around Old Dubai
Travel back in time with a trip to Al Fahidi also known as Bastakiya.
This area is one of the oldest heritage sites in the city, with a neighbourhood that dates back to the early 1900s.
A tour of the area offers a beguiling glimpse into the Dubai of a bygone era including traditional wind towers, bustling courtyards and maze of winding alleyways.
Just a short drive out of Dubai, these fountains are a must see!
Sharjah Fountain is one of the biggest fountains in the Gulf, sending jets of water soaring 100 meters high in the air.
Installed in the late 70s, the fountain has become an iconic attraction in Sharjah.
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