Dubai on a Budget! Free or Cheap Things to Do

Dubai on a Budget! Free or Cheap Things to Do, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (B)

When I got here, I quickly realized that Dubai is freaking expensive and all these things cost way more than I thought. Not to mention just general things like a cell SIM card and transportation. So I needed to save and sacrifice everywhere else I can.

Dubai has a reputation for being a city of extravagance, the rich man’s playground. A lot of people are scared to visit for fear that it’d be just too expensive. The thing about Dubai is that you can make it as expensive or as cheap as you want (like any other city, I suppose). There were more things I wanted to do on my list (such as visiting Atlantis), but I decided to scrap them so I can focus on what I really came to do.

Luckily, Dubai also has plenty of free or really cheap things to do that barely cost a dollar. And this is why I was able to have some days where I literally spent only $6, in order to balance out the $100+ days.

Here are some tips for doing Dubai cheaply! Also read my post on my complete budget breakdown for 2 weeks in Dubai! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Dubai on a Budget! Free or Cheap Things to Do
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Dubai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anna Ge
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Fountain
  • Diera Gold Souk
  • Spice Market
  • Textile souk
  • Dubai Museum
  • Bastakiya
  • Grand Mosque

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