Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Dubai

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Dubai

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  • Chris Louis
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting the Dubai Fountain is always an extraordinary experience! As one of the largest choreographed fountain systems in the world, it's truly a sight to behold. Picture this: you're standing along the edge of the Burj Lake, eagerly awaiting the show to begin. The anticipation builds as the sun starts to set, casting a golden glow over the iconic Burj Khalifa in the background.

    Then, suddenly, the music starts to swell, and the first jets of water shoot into the air, illuminated by a rainbow of colorful lights. The water dances gracefully to the rhythm of the music, reaching incredible heights and creating mesmerizing patterns against the night sky.

    Each performance is carefully synchronized to a selection of songs from different genres and cultures, ranging from classical to contemporary Arabic music, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether it's the powerful crescendo of a classical symphony or the infectious beat of a pop hit, the fountain seems to come alive, expressing the emotions of each melody through its dynamic movements.

    As you watch in awe, surrounded by the buzzing energy of the crowd, you can't help but feel a sense of wonder and joy. It's a truly magical experience that leaves a lasting impression, reminding you of the beauty and grandeur of Dubai. And as the final notes fade away and the last jets of water subside, you're left with memories that you'll cherish for years to come.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Ray H
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a mystical location! Wonderful concept to use nature to make something so magnificent! There, I had a great time. fantastic moments for photos.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Radley Yohan
    United Arab Emirates4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was exquisite. Would have preferred to stay longer to everyone. There is an endless list of things to do. Numerous lodging and dining options. Ideal location for experiencing a variety of things at once.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Neil1982
    Bearsted, UK249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went here with my wife and two girls as we were stating near by. We paid for two adults tickets and the kids went free. Paid a bit extra for fast track and next level which was well worth it. Views are breathtaking from the next level. We were the only ones up there. It was always interesting to see how the palm was made.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Abigail T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to visit with the family; I enjoyed how diverse the ambiance was and how well-balanced it was. Turkish Delight, Turkish Coffee, and Turkish Bazaar were all appealing to me.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Andrea C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good! Very nice people and experience. The tour includes visit to museum a small buffet and the mosque. The things in the gift shops are very good local crafts (much better than the ones in the old city.. excellent quality and original) recommended!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Anna Harrison
    London, UK7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A family trip to the Dubai Frame is fantastic! The towering structure offers stunning panoramic views of old and new Dubai, making it both educational and exciting for kids and adults alike. The interactive museum at the base is informative and fun. The glass-floored sky deck adds a thrilling touch. It's a perfect blend of history, modernity, and adventure for the whole family.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Farah P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing creatures and an amazing facility , The animals are well looked after and the aquarium is beautiful , petting the baby crocs was exciting
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Shamim
    Leicester, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fun thing to do with friends
    cheap and cheerful
    nice and quick
    very very cheap
    convenient and quick
    reached from 1 side to the other without any fuss
    very easy even for first timers
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • K&M rates plates
    Sidcup, UK1,254 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai Marina is a lovely spot to run round early in the morning. There’s lots of boats, nice restaurants and a mall. It’s a lovely place to spend some time
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Stay11600568651
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My child & I visited on 21 May from 10.30am to 1pm. In every gallery/station, we were greeted by a friendly crew who was so patient in explaining the how-to to my child. In particular, the crew member at the colouring station interacted so well with my child. The activities are engaging, perfect for young children!
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • gkcnglc
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach to relax while in Dubai. It is a huge beach and you dont feel the cramped. After winter time till july, sea temparatures are quite nice. During and post summer, water is too warm for my liking.
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Ding W
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful mall. we walked around and had coffee and chocolates. the interior is very pretty and is cool to see even if you're not into shopping
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • delagioventu
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very lively nice place, plenty of things to see and do, very clean and well-organised, a nice place to spend some time all-in-all.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Nicola G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice Tour through different illusions.
    Definetly worth going to especially for family and friends
    They kindly took pictures of us and showed us how every illusion work.
    Written 20 May 2024
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