Places To Visit In Dubai For Free | Modern And Cultural Attractions

Places To Visit In Dubai For Free

Dubai is known to be one of the most luxurious and prestigious cities to visit in the world. Despite being relatively pricey, there are plenty of places that you can enjoy in Dubai for free. Those places offer either modern, historical or cultural Arabic vibes. Let’s list some of these attractions.

Modern places to visit in Dubai for free:

Dubai Fountain Show:

A spectacular choreographed fountain system that is made up of 12 units in an artificial lake of Burj Khalifa. It is located in the centre of Downtown Dubai and it is one of the most famous attractions in Dubai. Every night, there is a free Dubai Fountain Water Show that is accompanied by music and lights.

Dubai Frame:

This modern building was constructed in 2008. Although getting inside the frame is not for free, visiting it is. You can reach for the frame and take exceptional photos free of charge. The frame divides Dubai into Old Dubai and Modern Dubai and that is an experience you would want to enjoy.

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Dubai Mall:

Nothing about shopping is ever free; however, Dubai Mall offers an exceptional indoor free experience you have to try. Stroll across one of the biggest malls in the world and see Chinatown, the indoor waterfalls, the Aquarium, Dubai Dino and the 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton exhibit.

Alserkal Avenue:

This avenue is, without doubt, the most artistic zone of the city. This district has many galleries, art workshops, dance studios, creative spaces and cultural hubs. You can enter the avenue for free, stroll around and hub in wherever feels like your spirit. It is easy to reach Alserkal Avenue using the Metro and the closest station is Onpassive Station.

Water-based places to visit in Dubai for free:

Kite Beach:

There are several free beaches that you can visit in Dubai such as Jumeirah Beach and Meraas’s masterpiece, La Mer. However, Kite Beach is a pioneer in this zone. Families love to enjoy the sun rays, sand and waters of this beach. Kite surfing is very popular there; that is where the beach got its name. Kite Beach has 2 sides, one is free and the other has an entrance fee.

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Al Qudra Lakes:

One of the most special spots in Dubai; Al Qudra Lake is a popular area for picnics, BBQ parties and camping. Entering the park and even setting tents is free of charge. This heart-shaped lake is located in the heart of the Saih Al Salam Desert in the southern part of Dubai.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary:

This sanctuary is the home for many bird species, especially the pink flamingos. Enjoy the sight of thousands of flamingos wandering in the waters from the viewing hides that the shelter provides for the guests. This free place is a heaven for wildlife lovers and bird watchers.

La Mer Beach:

La Mer is not just a beach, it is a comprehensive facility that offers more than sand and water. This beachfront has several dining options, shopping venues, vibrant street art, free beaches and more leisure options. The beaches are so special for their white sand and turquoise sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Historical and cultural places to visit in Dubai for free:

Dubai Creek:

Dubai Creek is located in Old Dubai, yet it is connected to the open markets. Enjoy the vibes of the traditional city and Souks (markets) such as the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. You can enjoy the huge Dubai Creek Park and the restaurants on the other side of this vintage wooden-style zone.

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Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood:

A historical neighborhood that is known for Islamic architecture and Arabic cultural exhibits. Al Fahidi Neighbourhood is known for its well-preserved narrow lanes, traditional buildings and museums. There, you can visit the Coffee Museum for free.

Hatta Heritage Village:

If you have ever wondered what Dubai looked like before innovation and globalization, this is the place to go. The village has cultural houses, citadels, and towers. You can visit “Bait Al Wali”, which means the House of the Ruler; all for free.

FAQs about free places to visit in Dubai:

What places can a family enjoy in Dubai for free?

A family can enjoy a walk in Dubai Mall, a picnic on Al Qudra Lakes and the Fountain Show all for free.

Name historic places to visit in Dubai for free.

You can visit the Old Souks in Dubai Creek, the Hatta Heritage Village and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Are there free beaches in Dubai?

Yes. You can visit Kite Beach, La Mer Beach, and Marina Beach for free.

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