11 free things to do in Dubai for the long weekend


For once, let's give the mall and us some space, shall we? There are a lot of great things to do that will not have us spending much, well, not spending at all. Good news is, the weather is a bit cooperative.

Here. Pick a few, leave this blog and go on your way.

1. Hit the beach
Swim, build sandcastles, have picnic, let the children play or simply just say hello to the sun and sand and salt.

2. Fly or watch kites
The shores of Jumeirah offers great view to watch kites in the sky.

3. Play in the park
Have you visited ALL the green parks in Dubai? There are about 20 of them. Why not visit the ones you haven't been to. Many parks in Dubai have really great playground facilities. Among our favorites are Al Nahda Pond Park and Muhsrif Park.

4. Birdwatching at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Opportunities for experiencing a natural environment in this rapidly building-up emirate are so limited that the opening of Ras Al Khor to visitors is a boon to present and potential nature lovers.
Presently there are three birding hides located on the perimeter of the sanctuary open to the public. Entrance is free and operate from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday to Thursday.

Photo from Google Image Search

Or feed some swans and ducks at Al Qudra Lake...

5. Exercise in the great outdoors 
Walk, jog or bike outside. The weather this long weekend has gone done, very much tolerable. It's pleasant in the morning.

6. Walk at the marinas, Dubai canal and other tracks
Because walking is really free. Just walk anywhere in the city.

Pray over Aya?
7. Dubai Museum Al Fahidi
Many of us have not yet seen this side of the south of Dubai Creek. If you're on the explorary mode, go visit. 

8. Kabayan Cultural Day
If you’re looking for a fun and free Saturday event to go with your children in Sharjah, try Kabayan Cultural Day hosted as part of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival 2017. Filipino students from various schools across the UAE will be showcasing their talents. There are also a lot of activities, on the spot competition and fun for visiting students as well.

Location Sharjah Expo Centre Cost Free entry Date April 22 Timings 1pm to 4pm

9. Watch the sunset from the newest spot in town - Dubai Creek Harbor
There's a lot of fun activities for everyone, even kids. Check risedch.com for list of events.

Photo by MY YELLOW BELLS - On her latest visit to Dubai Creek Harbour Rise DCH

10. Stroll by the Riverland
It's free to stroll, but you may have to spend for food and rides.

Photo from My Concierge
11. Watch a movie under the stars at Wafi
Wafi Pyramids rooftop this Sunday will have ANYWHERE BUT HERE showing.

Remember, being happy doesn't have to be costly. It is also not a bad idea to just stay at home and make it fun. Happy weekend!

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  1. I see plenty of nice ideas. We usually go every Friday to al mamzar beach. but I think you are offering much more variety and things to do :)