11 Free Things to do in Dubai (Updated 2020 list)

11 Free Things to do in Dubai (Updated 2020 list)


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Looking to explore the wonders of Dubai without breaking the bank? Check out these 11 things to do in Dubai for FREE!

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Tour and Stroll Around Old Dubai

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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.

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Back to School Fun at BurJuman

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As you shop for all your school essentials at Burjuman Centre, take a break to create picture memories with the fun 18-metre long maze. Bring your sense of direction and find your way to the mystical treehouse at the centre; the perfect backdrop for colorful family photos.

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Flamingo and Bird Watching

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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Now that it’s cooler, take the kids further afield to visit the bird reserves in Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. The kids will love the pink flamingos (and they will make for some great family pictures and Instagram posts!) as well as trying to spot some of the other beautiful birds you can find there.

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Al Qudra Love Lake

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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

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Coffee Museum

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The Coffee Museum has been set up in one of Dubai’s heritage hubs, Al Fahidi in Bur Dubai. Enjoy the cozy, relaxing atmosphere with oriental architecture showcase a wide selection of antique items illustrating regional and international coffee history and culture.

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Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk

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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.

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Al Seef Cultural District

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Al Seef is a bustling destination, spread over 1.8km, and rooted in Dubai’s culture and heritage, with a charming atmosphere that resonates throughout its distinct heritage and contemporary areas. Tucked away on the banks of Dubai’s much-loved creek, Al Seef is located near the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood in an area rich in historical sites.

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Al Barsha Pond Park

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Bring the kids bikes down, pack a picnic basket or just let them lose on the outdoor play equipment and sports courts. It’s always great to see the kids outside and away from the screen, so bring hem down here. There’s lots to enjoy.

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JLT Dog Park

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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”.

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Uptown Mirdif Weekend Market

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Join Uptown Mirdif Mall for the Uptown Back to School Market on weekends from 5 PM to 10 PM, where unique hand made products, toys, jewelry, clothes, cosmetics, promotions and bargains await you.

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Damac Hills Pet Farm for Residents

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Calling all animal lovers at Damac Hills! Take your little ones to Damac Hills Pet Farm! They can have fun, interact with the farm animals and make new memories.

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