If you are on a budget tour to UAE, there are many cost friendly options that you can avail to save money and also see the best of Dubai, UAE. It is best to have a set itinerary in order not to miss any of the tourist attractions in UAE within your budget and time.
Budget accommodations in Dubai
While travelling to Dubai, choose to stay in best value hotels in Al Barsha or in the most traditional area of Dubai, Deira. Staying in hotels in Al Barsha makes you well connected to the city’s metro. If you think Al Barsha is expensive, then you can stay in Deira where you have low budget hotels. Other places for best budget accommodations are Al Mankhool and Bur Dubai.
Public transport in Dubai
To save money and if you are travelling on a budget, then the best way is to use the Dubai metro. A daily ticket costs only 14 dirhams. You can also opt for a Dubai sightseeing tour around the city with hop on hop off bus tours that operate around the city.
Budget tourist attractions
If you are on three days visit to Dubai, take a quick walkabout at the Dubai Mall on day two, see the ice rink, Burj Khalifa and many high –end stores. The best way to get the best of the city is to take a bus for a sightseeing tour. The Burj Khalifa is one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai. The cost to reach the first observatory deck is around is around 30 euros for adults. If you purchase your tickets online they will cost you less. The musical fountain show at the base of Burj Khalifa is free of charge.
Then hop off at the Dubai Musuem to know about the history and culture of the region. Then explore the different souks in Old Dubai after enjoying a leisurely ride on the Creek Dhow Cruise. Spend time by taking a drive over the Creek in the traditional abra. It’s one way ticket costs only 1 AED.
Don’t forget to visit Deira fish market to know the local life of Dubai. Spice bazaar and golden market also are affordable places to see. Markets are free of charge and shopping there can cost you less. You can walk to Dubai Marina, a luxury neighbourhood to watch its high rise buildings and architectural feat.
Find time to explore The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre. You have more than 1200 retail outlets here along with several hotels, bars, restaurants and food outlets. Even, if you don’t buy anything, you can see the products on display which are mostly at attractive discounts and offers.
You can soak up the sun at the beaches by the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, without paying a single Dirham. Most of the beaches in Dubai charge you for entry.
Other affordable attractions in Dubai are its Aquarium and the Botanical gardens. The ticket costs around 17 euros to the aquarium and around 7.50 euros to the gardens.
After a day’s exploration of the best tourist attractions in Dubai, you can take a trip to Abu Dhabi by using a bus to save on costs. Proceed to Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and purchase round trip tickets that cost only 25 dirhams. You can also rent a car or taxi to visit the capital city of UAE. Here you can visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the best Abu Dhabi tourist attractions. Its architectural marvel is bound to keep you spell bound.
To save on food, avoid ritzy hotels. To feast on Indian, Pakistani, Lebanese, and Iranian food like the locals do, head to Al Dhiyafah Road in Dubai to buy affordable meals from traditional vendors who line the street.