Dubai is qualified as the capital of extravagance and luxury. This emirate is dreaming more than one with its architecture and its most modern landscape. Its nights are not of any rest, it is the rendezvous of night animations. With this image already well made, one can not imagine discovering this grandiose city with a small budget in pocket. Yet it is quite possible. If you are reluctant to make the trip, as you are limited in your portfolio, these 10 tips to discover Dubai at lower cost may well make you change your mind.
See the great show of the fountains
You don't have to spend money to discover Dubai. One of the most beautiful shows to enjoy on the spot is the majestic fountain located at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa, the highest tower in the world. The water is projected to 150 m in height and seems to dance to the rhythm of the music. The best time to admire this water jet is in the evening, the lights come to join the show.
2) Visit Dubai Mall Shopping mall
Here it is not a banal shopping centre, as it is found everywhere. Dubai Mall impresses, as it is the largest shopping mall in the world. It is the very image of luxury with its 1200 boutiques that occupy its 800 000 m2. But it is also an opportunity to discover the aquarium among the largest, where there are more than 30 000 animals. You won't miss the fascinating ballet of thousands of fish. And of course the visit is free.
3) museums and galleries for art enthusiasts
Each year free exhibitions are open for free to the public like the Art Dubai Season, where hundreds of artists from all over the world participate in March or the Design Day Dubai. Museums are also ideas for free visit to Dubai. The Dubai Museum offers for example the whole history of the city, which traces its transformation from a small fishing town into a world capital of wealth and luxury. The House of Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum, a prestigious building also opens its doors to tourists. The entrance fee is very affordable, in addition, the presence of the peacocks makes your visit even more enjoyable.
Visit the Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque is a beautiful building, open to visit and especially to those who are not Muslim. This is an exceptional time to learn a little about religion. A guide accompanies throughout the visit, free of course.
Eating at cheap restaurants
In Dubai, no matter your budget, you will always find a good restaurant to eat. On the side of Burjuman, near the metro, small restaurants with specialties of all backgrounds offer you their specialties. Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, you have plenty of choice. The same is the same in Al Diyafah, in Bur Dubai.
Discovering Open markets
In Dubai, as in many Arab countries, we talk more about souk. To bring back memories, without breaking the ruins, Bur Dubai Souk is the ideal address with its embroidered bags, fabrics with a thousand colors and much more. On the side of the Karama district, the market offers the possibility to buy at a good price. If you like spices and scents, the visit to the Souk of Deira is to be included in your itinerary.
7) A detour to the Bastakiya
It is an ancient district occupied by the Iranians. It is surveyed by narrow alleys where cafes, restaurants and art galleries follow one another. In the heart of Bastakiya also sits the History corner, a remnant of the ancient fortifications of Dubai.
8) lounging on Dubai beach
The climate in Dubai is desert. The heat is almost there. To cool off, there is no need to go to the aquatic centers. Swimming is perfectly permitted at Umm Suqeim Beach. In addition, cabins allow you to change.
9) Enjoying a ride in a taxi boat
Taxis boats are a great alternative to along Dubai Creek. It is a traditional boat that runs along this small strip of sea and offers the possibility to contemplate certain neighborhoods including the Bur Dubai.
10) Take the subway
The subway is one of the cheapest means of transportation in Dubai. In addition, part of the course runs over a viaduct, giving the impression of flying over the city. An exceptional view of the whole offers an amazing spectacle.