5 of the best free activities in Dubai

The best things in life are free.

Let’s be honest, Dubai is known for its lavish lifestyle, and everything you want to do almost always comes with a hefty price tag. Wouldn’t it be nice to just rock up somewhere knowing you wouldn’t have to pay at all? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 things you can do in Dubai without draining what’s left of your savings.


1. Dune Bashing

Looking for something adventurous? Maybe you want to feel the G-force that the desert dune drops have to offer from the comfort of your own car? Then you should head over to Dubai’s backyard deserts over in Al Qudra. No payment required, just a 4×4, a strong stomach and camera for the insane pictures you’re going to be taking.


2. Al Qudra Lakes

Maybe you’re looking for something a little less vigorous? A calm stroll through picturesque lake views surrounded by flamingos, ducks and swans? You better believe it. Al Qudra has all the above and to top it off, you can bring your dog with you!


3. Movies under the stars

Why watch a movie in a cinema when you can have the comfort of bean bags and the night sky for free? The Rooftop Gardens at Wafi Mall screen a classical movie every Sunday at 8.30pm if you’re in the mood a little “night-sky and chill.”


4. Hip Hop Karaoke

How about some karaoke instead? Not just any old sing along to the words on the screen kind of night, but rap and hip hop. Tribeca Kitchen and Bar hosts the evening “barz” on most evenings from 8pm onwards. So what are you waiting for? Get those barz up!


5. Eton Institute

Why not learn a new language? You promised your mum you would anyway. The Eton Institute has been teaching students for many years at a fair price. They also offer free introductory courses as a well as cultural evenings. You can even start off with their free app if you’re stretched for time and want to learn a new language on the go.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the finer free things our city has to offer!

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