Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is famous for being a luxury place and being the city of wealthy. That’s certainly true, but that’s not the whole picture. As a budget traveler, Dubai always cost me so much less than other cities in the world. I’ll share a few important things that keep my expenses as low as possible while in Dubai. and I’ll also share what to do in Dubai with low budget.
Why Dubai always cost me less?
The first reason is, it’s very near to where I live. I live in Karachi, and from here I reach Dubai in less than two hours. I always buy the return ticket from Karachi to Dubai at around $200-$250 USD. There is a low cost airline called “FlyDubai” which I use to travel to Dubai, and there is always something crazy going on regarding cheap flights. I also use Skyscanner.com to find cheap flights to Dubai, I don’t care about dates.
Low-cost accommodation in Dubai
The second reason is low-cost accommodation. I always use Agoda.com for booking my hotel room in Dubai. I once tried AirBNB as well, but that’s not a good option for Dubai. In my recent visit to Dubai in October 2017, I stayed for $30 per night, and we were two persons. That simply means, I stayed $15 per night in Dubai.
When I showed my booking to a guy in Dubai, who was a resident there, even he was unaware that I booked this room for $30 a day in Dubai. The hotel I stayed in was “Royaltan Hotel Dubai” which was located in Deira Dubai near Union Metro Station.
I always try to book the room at least a week before I travel to Dubai, so this way, the availability of the room is confirmed. and secondly, it’ll cost less when you book the room in advance. that’s my simple advice. And Agoda.com always gives me the best options possible.
What I can do for free in Dubai?
There are many activities in Dubai that you can do absolutely free of cost. For example, the world’s biggest shopping AKA Dubai Mall has no entry fee. And the world’s largest tower Aka the Burj e Khalifa is next to Dubai Mall which is also free to see and take a selfie with. The next thing is the Dubai Fountain which is an amazing Water Show being played everyday at 6pm and then continues after every 30 minutes. and that’s located in front of Burj e Khalifa.
You can go to visit beautiful Dubai beaches free of cost in Dubai Marina, Jumerah Beach Residence and Burj al Arab. Entry to the world’s first man made Island “Palm Jumerah” is also free, and there you’ll find a beautiful hotel called “Atlantis the Palm” which is amazing to see and take some pictures.
Last but not the least, you’ll find Free WiFi at many places in Dubai including Metro Train. And you can visit the beautiful Parks in Dubai which are free. One of the parks is Zabeel Park, a nice park with free access to exercising equipment also for free.
What to do in Dubai with low budget?
Now, the best part of the journey is that you can do many amazing activities with low budget. Visiting the 124th floor of Burj e Khalif has its own fun, and that only costs $34. You can book your ticket from this website.
The Dubai Helicopter Tour is another great thing to do with a little bit more budget, I mean this is a bit expensive but not very expensive. The amazing Dubai Helicopter tour will cost you $183 USD and you can book it from this website.
Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the best of its kind. Do it for as little as $80 bucks. not only you’ll see one of the best themed parks but also, you’ll see the Jumeirah Hotel which is a five star resort and unique of its kind.
The list will go deep down, but I think it’s enough for you to visit these places in a week. and watch my travel videos below which I recorded in Dubai this time. expenses can be lowered by taking smart and timely decisions.