How to Travel in Dubai on a Budget

United Arab Emirates, Dubai Guide (B): How to Travel in Dubai on a Budget

Dubai is an expensive city and no doubt about it. Whether it’s accommodation, food, alcohol or activity, you’ll end up paying heftily. But that’s beside the point. If you want to travel in Dubai on a budget, you can, just as you can budget-travel in other expensive cities such as London or New York. There’s always a way to find a cheaper alternative to most things, and we’re here to tell you exactly how to travel in Dubai on a budget.

In Dubai, healthcare is private and extremely expensive. Carry a valid travel insurance with you when you travel. Don’t be caught there without any means to pay for your treatments.

If you want to experience the real Emirati culture, attend a camel race. These cantankerous creatures can run very fast – it’s rather comical to watch them run. Camel races happen on Fridays from 06.00 to 08.00, from November to March at the Dubai Camel Racing Club.

You can stroll through the Gold Souq, the Spice Souq and the Textile Souqs, soaking in the atmosphere at these two places. Crossing the Dubai Creek is a matter of spending 1 AED. The rest is all free – the atmospheric souqs, the beautiful black coral structures of Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood and so on. Be sure to take a selfie in front of the store window containing the biggest ring in the world, at Deira. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Travel in Dubai on a Budget
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Dubai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Gold Souq   Spice Souq   Textile Souqs   Meydan   Souq Madinat   Dubai Marina   Jumeirah Beach Residence Walk   Burj Khalifa Boardwalk   At The Top Hostel   Moon Valley Hotel Apartments   Backpacker 16 Hostel   Backpackers Hostel   Avari Hotel   Jannah Marina Bay Suites   Hotel Crown Plaza   Al Barsha's LULU   Carrefour   Tribeca at Ocean View Hotel   Westin Hotel's Barasti   Garden 7 at Media One Hotel  
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