In a city bustling with luxurious resorts, fine dining restaurants, and designer boutiques, it is a famous misconception that a budget-conscious day out to Dubai may be out of reach. Fortunately,

Dubai is a nice city to discover aggressive offers on hospitality, pampering, purchasing, and dining. There are an entire host of inexpensive selections handy to help you make the most out of your visit. Here are eight things that you can do for free in Dubai


Art and Culture

Experience Dubai’s contemporary art scene by visiting the Jameel Arts Centre located at the Jaddaf Waterfront. The center is home to an open-access research library, a roof-top terrace, writer’s studio, members’ lounge, restaurant, and shop.

Venture out of modern Dubai to its industrial area of Al Quoz, home of Alserkal Avenue, the region’s foremost arts and culture hub. The former marble factory has been transformed into a network of warehouses that are home to creative spaces, top contemporary galleries, a private museum, and even a local chocolate factory.



Sunbathe at the Kite Beach, which is dotted with hip cafes and food trucks, including SALT, a favorite by Dubai residents. It is also the perfect beach at which to kitesurf and enjoy a myriad of water-sports.

The La Mer Beach which comprises of distinct zones, including the beach, leisure, and entertainment hub, is a spread of tantalizing cafes and restaurants and the latest addition to Dubai’s exciting waterparks, Laguna Waterpark. With twinkling lights and artsy murals along the beachfront promenade, La Mer is teeming with eclectic, Instagrammable backdrops for a unique click.



Explore nature and wildlife at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary also known as ‘Cape of the Creek.’ This Sanctuary is home to more than 20,000 water birds from 67 species and 450 species of flora and fauna.

Spot the desert foxes at the Al Qudra Lakes, a hidden desert oasis and home to a series of manmade lakes spread across 10 hectares of Dubai’s Saih Al Salam Desert landscape. Fun fact: _The latest addition to the man-made cluster of lagoons is the Love Lake, carved in the form of two hearts entwined together (big enough to even be seen on Google Map’s satellite imagery or Google Earth.


Modern Dubai

Appreciate the majesty of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa on the backdrop of the Dubai Fountain’s [10] choreographed water jets as they put on a dazzling free display every 30 minutes from early evening onwards.

Take an evening stroll along the Dubai Water Canal to take in the best views of Dubai’s ever-evolving skyline. The walk makes for a great day out – especially during the winter months and spring evenings – and features colorful waterfalls and picturesque bridges.


To get to Dubai, book your Economy Class ticket on one of the two daily Emirates flights from Nairobi. Onboard, sit back and enjoy world-class service, inflight entertainment with over 4000 entertainment channels and gourmet cuisine.

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