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The Top 10 Best Budget-Friendly Outdoor Activities in Dubai

The Top 10 Best Budget-Friendly Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Here are some of the top free or inexpensive outdoor activities in Dubai, regardless of whether you want to stay near the city or venture out into the desert. Get in touch with one of the best travel and tour agencies in the UAE if you wish to visit Dubai city tour.

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1. Take an abra ride in Old Dubai for Dhs 1

Every UAE resident should try the abra rides in ancient Dubai at least once. The historic old town's two sides, from Deira to Bur Dubai, may be explored in great detail using them. However, it is a charming experience, especially if you go around sunset. Many locals use the boats to get from point A to point B and escape traffic.

2. To see flamingos, go to the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Dubai Mall is only a short drive from Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. The region, which is most well-known for its spectacular flock of flamingos, is home to more than 20,000 birds of 67 different kinds. To see them, go to one of the three observation hides scattered around the sanctuary's perimeter. The sanctuary is accessible daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April through September and is free to enter. It is open from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in the winter.

3. Cycling along the Meydan Track

Along this beautiful route in Dubai, you may run or bike while seeing the famous skyline. Road bikes start at Dhs70 and Dhs99 for two hours, while hybrid bikes cost Dhs50 per hour and Dhs80 for two hours to rent. Helmets, lights, bottle holders, and phone holders are included with each rental bike. Every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., the rental shop and café are open.

4. Play in the park in Dubai Hills

This grassy area is the ideal location to spend the day outside, unwind, and explore because it is close to Dubai Hills Mall. There is a skate park, a park for young children, a park for older kids, a dog park, sports courts, a splash pad, a wave pool, and lots of open area for people to run around in. The splash pool costs Dhs60 to access; however, the park is otherwise free.

5. Take a trip to one of Dubai's outdoor marketplaces

Every year from October through May, the Academy Park hosts the Ripe Market. In order to deliver the freshest and tastiest vegetables for residents to enjoy, Ripe was founded as a method of sourcing seasonal and local goods. There is a $5 entrance fee to the market, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition to workshops, live entertainment, a children's park, and a variety of organic restaurants, there are also jewellery and home décor stalls, as well as workshops.

6. Camp out in the desert

The time to go camping has arrived. To visit the stunning Dubai desert, load up the car and leave the city. Beginners can pitch their tents in Al Qudra, close to the Love Lakes; while more experienced campers should proceed to the Liwa sand dunes. No matter where you travel, you'll undoubtedly create lifelong memories. The marshmallows must be remembered!

7. For a day of adventure, go to Hatta

With so many experiences right outside your door, Hatta is one of our favourite places to get away from the city. It is the ultimate adventure haven, with everything from waterslides to honey bee farms and swan lakes. The Hatta Express Bus departs from Dubai Mall and costs only Dhs25 per passenger. It takes just one and a half hours to get from Dubai to Hatta. When arriving in Hatta, guests can ride the Hop-On/Hop-Off bus at the Hatta bus station for just Dhs2 to get them to the city's top sights.


8. On Jumeirah Beach, savour a local lunch

People who like to stroll around Jumeirah 3 Beach have undoubtedly already encountered the charming Tent Jumeirah Restaurant. One of the best places to see the Burj al Arab and historical artefacts from Emirati fishermen can be found at the Emirati restaurant in the neighbourhood on the beach. Sit back and unwind in the sand while sipping fresh juices (Dhs21), seafood meals, and traditional chicken shawarma (Dhs22).

9. Al Barsha Pond Park offers pedal boats

Al Barsha Park, which is next to Al Barsha Mall, offers lots of family-friendly activities. The lake is surrounded by a cushioned 1.5-kilometer jogging track and an adjacent cycling route, both of which are open every day beginning at 8 a.m. There are also basketball courts, exercise equipment, bouncy castles, pedal boats, and play areas for kids that you can rent.

10. View the sunset from the corniche at Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah's corniche is the best place to watch the sunset, whether you're walking, jogging, cycling, roller-skating, or having a picnic on the wall.


In the past 20 years, Dubai has experienced tremendous growth in its trade and tourism sectors. It receives hundreds of visitors each day from all walks of life, including businesspeople, families, and lone travellers from all over the world. It is not, however, renowned as a budget vacation spot. Dubai may be among the costliest travel locations for backpackers due to the greater cost of its food and lodging. The enjoyment of amusement need not, however, be expensive.

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