How to Travel in Dubai on a Budget

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

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))
Author: Mirela Letailleur
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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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