If you want to stay near the city or travel into the desert, here are some of the greatest free and low-cost outdoor activities in Dubai.

Boat ride in Old Dubai

Boat rides in ancient Dubai for Dhs1 should be on everyone’s bucket list at least once. They’re a terrific way to see both sides of Dubai’s ancient old town, from Deira to Bur Dubai. Many people utilize boats to avoid traffic, but it is also a pleasant experience, especially if you go around sunset.

Spot flamingos at Ras al Khor Wildlife Park

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Park is located just a short drive from Dubai Mall. The region, which is best noted for its spectacular flock of flamingos, is home to around 20,000 birds of 67 kinds. To observe them, visit one of the three viewing hides located around the sanctuary’s perimeter. The Park is open from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. during the winter season and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. between April and September.

Cycling down Meydan track

Cycle or jog on this scenic trail in Dubai that overlooks the city’s famed skyline. Hybrid bikes start at Dhs50 per hour and Dhs80 for two hours, while road bikes start at Dhs70 and Dhs99 for two hours. Every bike rental includes a helmet, light, drink holder, and phone holder. The rental store and café are open every day from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Splash around in Dubai Hills Park

This open park, located within walking distance of Dubai Hills Mall, is ideal for spending the day outside, unwinding, and exploring. There’s a skate park, a toddler park, a park for older children, a dog park, sports courts, a splash pad, a wave pool, and plenty of green areas to run around in. Except for the splash pool, which costs Dhs60 to access, the park is free.

Visit one of Dubai’s outdoor markets

Every year from October through May, the Academy Park hosts the Ripe Market. Ripe was founded as a means to source seasonal and local items in order to deliver the freshest and best vegetables to people. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays, and admission is Dhs5. There are organic eateries, vendors selling home décor and jewelry, workshops, live entertainment, a children’s park, and other attractions.

Go camping in the desert

The winter season is the best camping season. Pack your belongings and leave the city for the gorgeous Dubai desert. Beginners can set up camp near the Love Lakes in Al Qudra, while more experienced campers can proceed to the Liwa sand dunes. You’re bound to build memories that will last a lifetime wherever you go. Remember to include the popcorn!

Head to Hatta for a day of adventure

Hatta is one of our favorite places to get away from the city, with a plethora of activities right on your doorstep. It is the ultimate adventure haven, with everything from mountain biking to waterslides, a honey bee farm to a swan lake. There’s a new, inexpensive method to go to Hatta from Dubai: the Hatta Express Bus from Dubai Mall costs only Dhs25 per passenger and takes only one and a half hours. When you arrive in Hatta, use the Hop on and Off bus from Hatta bus station to get around the main sights for about Dhs2.

Enjoy lunch on Jumeirah beach

Those who like wandering around Jumeirah 3 Beach have most likely passed by the charming Tent Jumeirah Restaurant. The beachfront Emirati restaurant features some of the greatest views of the Burj al Arab as well as vintage Emirati fishermen’s souvenirs. While sitting on the beach, enjoy their fresh juices (Dhs21), seafood delicacies, and classic chicken shawarma (Dhs22).

Explore the Mangrove Beach in Umm Al Quwain

This secluded beach, about an hour from Dubai, opened to the public in 2020 and is ideal for a beach day. With public amenities, you can rent kayaks and paddleboards, and there is a cafe where you can buy a snack. You and your loved ones can go swimming, snorkeling, or simply rest on the sand. It costs Dhs20 to enter with your car, and you may camp here for Dhs100 per night. If you want to make a whole day of it, you may even BBQ here as long as you leave the beach intact when you leave. Guests will not have to leave their pets at home because this beach is pet friendly.

Pedal boats in Al Barsha Pond Park

Al Barsha Park, located near to Al Barsha Mall, has much to keep the whole family occupied. A cushioned 1.5-kilometer jogging track and companion bicycle route ring the lake and are open every day at 8 a.m. There are also basketball courts, gym equipment, bicycle rentals, children’s play areas, bouncy castles, and pedal boats available for rent.

Bring your furry companion to Pointe Beach

You and your four-legged companions may now enjoy a romantic stroll on Pointe Beach. This will be your new favorite dog walking place, with views of the Atlantis, The Palm, the crescent, and palm fronds. Make sure your dog is always on a leash and does not go swimming in the sea. Whether you’re walking, running, cycling, roller-skating, or having a picnic on the wall nothing beats the sunset on the beach.

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