Apr 12, 2018 Top things to do in Dubai
Welcome to Dubai where there are endless activities, shopping, and sights to see. From indoor skiing, several amusement parks, the tallest building in the world, the worlds biggest ferris wheel, home to the worlds only 7 star hotel, and some unique culture clashing – It really has no limits!
There is something for everyone’s budget but that being said it does run on the more expensive side of the spectrum. Their public transportation is almost non-existnat. If you do use it it takes a good hour to go what should only be 20 minutes due to so few stops and metro lines. You will need to rent a car or use Uber to get anywhere. The city is the definition of urban sprawl. It is not a great walking city either so be prepared!
With all the expenses in mind I have decided to show some unique and cheap things to do while in the city. Everyone knows they can take a helicopter ride or race a McLaren around the auto track for a price but there is more to the city than these high ticket items too. We spent one week here with our 6, 4, and 1 year old – You can watch our week HERE and plan your own trip!
Free Things to do in Dubai
Outside Fountain at Dubai Mall
Skeleton of dinosaur at Dubai mall
Aquarium at Dubai Mall
Turtles at Mira Al Salam Hotel
Flamingos at Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Marina Walk beach
Marina Walk trampolines
Marina Walk Fountains to play in
Most parks have a small fee to enter, around $1 per person. My absolute favorite and a MUST SEE is the first time on the list:
Ripe Market on Fridays in Zabeel Park
Safa Park for duck feeding and boat rides
IMG World Adventure: Worlds biggest indoor amusement park. Be warned it’s for older kids. My 4 year old couldn’t even ride their carousel
Wild Wadi Park