Dubai on Budget
The fact that a skyscraper is built or another record is broken in Dubai annually, shouldn’t make you think that you hardly could spend a holiday in Dubai on a budget. It turns out, that there are numerous “free” things for you to enjoy when in Dubai. And the opportunities to study, to get familiarized with the real Dubai, not the cosmopolitan, are more if you lack money.
No matter how high the skyscrapers rise, how long the landscaping of the dessert lasts, it is impossible to snatch from Dubai its true traditions and local shade. Head for Deira and Bur Dubai- the Old Dubai, where the people, the houses and just the streets are traditionally Arabic. Walk around the famous Gold Souk, which expressly testifies to the Arabs’ passion for the jewelry. Not far from the souk, you will be enchanted by the aromatic smells of the spices. Visit the shops and discover the secrets of the Arabian cuisine.
Going back to the New Dubai, the chain of your free entertainment opportunities continues. If you think that all the beaches in Dubai are paid, you are mistaken. Though located near the unique 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel, one of the best beaches in the whole city- The Burj Beach, is still free. The beach is chock-full of both tourists and the locals. But since the Holy Friday is a non-working day in the Islamic culture, you will meet a lot of Arab families on Friday afternoon. So head to the beach and be ready for the diversity.
Yes, Dubai is rich in expensive restaurants and elegant cafes, but most of them are not budget-safe. So, dining in Dubai is another issue which may bother you. But wait, go to the 2nd December street, where you will be offered a rich list of eateries which boast not only the local but also the international cuisines. From Italian to Indian, Persian, Korean, Greek and many others, all the dining facilities will surprise you with their tasty offers.
Another thing to do in Dubai on a budget, is to go shopping. Well, actually shopping may be restricted to a nice stroll, but, it is worth it. The wonderful edifices, inside miracles and snowy mini-worlds in a world of no winter, are sure to make you stare. The Dubai Mall, The Mall of The Emirates, The Ibn Battuta Mall deserve a visit, since you will witness a large aquarium hosting 33000 marine dwellers, an Ice rink in the middle of a desert, the world’s tallest fountains near one of the malls. So, don’t be dubious.
Strolling around Dubai is free, at least it demands minimum expenses to discover the city. Don’t miss your chance, go and relish it.