12 Things to do in Dubai on Budget

Dubai is a city built on dreams. Everything here has its beauty and Emirati charm. Nobody who has ever visited this city agrees to it that it’s not a place good enough to live, dream and grow in every perspective.

The record-breaking iconic buildings to man-made islands and traditional headquarters with lots of entertainment options, Dubai is for sure going to mesmerize with its magical culture and insight stories. Everything in and around the city speaks for itself. The beauty of the place can never be put in worlds until and unless you have witnessed them personally. 

Here we are with a list of top and best activities which every traveler or tourist who probably decides to stop in Dubai shouldn’t miss out ever. Let’s dive and check out the best 12 tourist attractions spots not to miss in Dubai.

Dubai Attractions for Tourist

Here is the list of best things to do in Dubai during your visit. These top attractions in Dubai are worth it to see once in a lifetime.

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa: Things to do in Dubai
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Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and stands at a height of 828 m. This iconic building is that one majestic element that adds more royalty to the Dubai skyline. Appreciatable from far, beautiful from the outside and completely mesmerizing from inside, this 163-floor level skyscraper accommodates almost everything under one roof.

From shopping spots, to dine in areas and top sky lounge for enjoying the visuals, there’s everything here that you’d probably want to enjoy and experience. The view from the top is very unique and beautiful in real.

2. Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is believed to be one of the best and largest shopping centers in Dubai. With almost 1200 plus shops and 150 restaurants, this place is impossible to fully explore out even if you spend one whole day here.

The Dubi Mall is the premier gateway of Dubai through which you can enter Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium. It’s all in one place to stop and enjoy some amazing middle east cuisine, shop from the world’s most renowned shops and also with different entertainment options alongside. There’s everything from ice skating rink to the cinema and an amusement park. The place also sees some exciting Dubai Festivals from time to time.

3. Etihad  Museum

A peek into the contemporary history and culture of Dubai, Etihad Museum represents the vast rich historic collectives of Dubai. The club is located on Jumeriah island in Dubai and has lots of attractive and ancient historic antiques old Dubai history. There are videos, photos and some special documentary around the space that speaks about the country’s independence and development between the years 1968 and 1974.

This place is one stop enough to know about the previous honorable kings and the different development phases of Emirates from various sands of time. The museum also narrates how the country’s founding fathers signed the treaty which unified the seven emirates and led to their subsequent development.

4. The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain
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The Dubai fountain is not just an ordinary fountain, but, it’s more like a dream terrace where the waters dance to the music of nature. Located at the base of Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain is a famous spot for the water dance show, which attracts millions of tourists and locals to witness this spectacular show.

The show features the world’s largest choreographed water show dancing to different beats and designed with high-quality lighting effects to add that extra spark to the water show. The jet water steams are designed to air 150 m high on air and create different shapes and patterns. It’s truly one beautiful thing not to miss here in Dubai.

5. Palm Jumeirah

The Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island designed in the shape of a palm tree which is one of the main attraction spots of Dubai. This iconic spot has many grand resorts and hotels across the arrays of the palm facing the crystal blue waters but the main highlight among all is the Atlantis, The Palm.

This majestic hotel is probably a living dream for all those who visit here and is classified as one of the top A class hotels in Dubai. From festive fireworks to Bollywood celebrity shows, a lot more happens at the palm.

6. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai: Things to do in Dubai
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The next best thing to do in Dubai is to visit Ski Dubai. One of the largest and best indoor snow resort in Dubai. The entire space id designed with snow and skiing. You can feel the Alps here with perfect chilly ambiance and snowing around everywhere.

You can enjoy the winter wonderland animals such as penguins and other mammals. You can also enjoy some hot chocolate and coffee which the side by shakes have to offer you. The place is for sure a one-time life experience without fail to enjoy and have fun with family and friends.

7. The Walk and Beach at JBR

The Walk and Beach at JBR

Dubai is a city that has plenty to offer its visitors daily. For all those who like to dine out, walk across the beach and try out other activities at once, the Beach at Jumeirah residences is a place to be. There’s everything for everyone, no matter what you would prefer. From DJ pumps to air cinema and water parks, JBR always keeps buzzing out with a lot of activities.

The place is also famous for beautiful sunset views and a line of restaurants and lounges settled in an array. In simple words, Eat, Shop, Beach repeat.

8. Dubai’s desert

Dubai's desert: Things to do in Dubai
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Dubai’s Safari has been yet another best thing not to miss out at any cost. The golden beauty of dunes and Arabian styled camel rides is quite fun here. The whole idea of desert safari in UAE is full of quad biking and sandboarding along with some traditional barbecues, henna and of course, the camel rides.

Don’t miss out on the desert safari experience if you ever happen to be here in Dubai.  You can also join in with Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience by Platinum Heritage to see the glimpses of Bedouin culture and lifestyle of the nomadic tribes living in the desert. Trust us, one day isn’t enough to fully enjoy this thrilling and adventurous trip of Dubai Safari.

9. IMG Worlds of Adventure

Filled with lots of fun and enjoyment, IMG World Of adventure is an indoor amusement park that brings you a large variety of amusement rides for all. From youngsters too small kids, it has lots of exciting rides for all. Kids for sure will love the themed rides which have some of the most popular cartoon characters such as Ben 10, Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, and LazyTown.

As for youngsters, they can dive into the world of their favorite Marvel heroes. The range of entertainment here is unlimited and we promise you’ll love every second spent here.

10. Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek: Things to do in Dubai
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While the top tall skyscrapers and buildings beautify the city and make it popular for all the glitz and spark, the real heart and soul will always be the Dubai greek. Years ago when the tribe Bani Yas settled here, the salt estuary was mainly used to drive the economy.

Pearl diving and fishing were the main activities here and up to date, Dubai follows up its traditional activities to drive the economy. This area in Dubai is a perfect place that narrates the historic tale of the city. You can find here god shops, traditional cloths and the authentic spices shops which fill in the streets with their beautiful aroma making you want to discover and buy these traditional specialties of the place.

While you enjoy shopping at the creek, don’t forget to take a ride at the abra and enjoy the water ride. It costs just 1-2 AED per person.

11. Kite Beach

Kite Beach: Things to do in Dubai
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Kite Beach is one of the famous and most favorite spots in Dubai to enjoy different water sports and adventures. It’s a very active sport where you can stop by to enjoy some bike race, play volleyball, fly a kite or even go surfing and paragliding.

The place is surrounded by many air cafes and restaurants to simply chill and relax. You can spend a day here and still not get bored even for a second.

12. Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame: Things to do in Dubai
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This is something new to the list of attractions and picturesque space in Dubai. Recently built, this Dubai Frame is situated in Dubai’s Zabeel Park between the old and new Dubai.

The remarkably engineered tower offers beautiful panoramic views of the city. It features the state of art through its glass frame, making the parallel towers and bridges appear like a beautiful picture throughout the frame. It has recently become one of the most attractive spots in Dubai.

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We love how Dubai is a perfect balance of modernization and at the same time maintains its heritage and culture in the best manner. Right from food, a festival or the people, everything here is extremely beautiful and we are sure you’ll love this place as much as we do.