Dubai on a Budget : Top 7 Things to Do

Dubai is known as an expensive and luxury destination, but visiting Dubai doesn't have to be that expensive. If you are on a budget, check out these affordable things to see and do in the city.

1. Abra Creek Crossing

Abra is a traditional wooden boat, and a great way to cross the creek that separates Bur Dubai from Deira. For just AED1 you can get one of the most authentic experiences in the city.


2. Visit Jumeirah Mosque

Non-Muslim visitors are allowed into the mosque on guided tours where you can enjoy informative presentation. If you don't have traditional attire, dont worry, the mosque is happy to provide you with clothing necessary for entrance. 


3. Explore Local Souks

Lavish gold jewellery, spices, beautiful fabrics, perfumes and much more – you'll find it all at Dubai’s traditional souks located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek. And dont forget, haggling is allowed and expected.


4. Dubai Ferry

Dubai Ferry is one of the best ways to view the city's breathtaking coastline. The ferry runs from three terminals: Dubai Marina, Al Ghubaiba and Dubai Canal Station. 


5. Beach Day

Dubai is home to miles and miles of amazing sand beaches. Public beaches are clean and offer excellent facilities, and they are free. 


6. Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is the world’s largest mall. Even if you are not a shopaholic, get ready to be amazed, and get lost.


7. Dubai Fountain / Burj Khalifa

Waterfront Boardwalk outside The Dubai Mall is a great and free way to eperience Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain shows.