Dubai is known as the gateway of the Middle East. Booking a hotel room, jumping into a pool, getting into a Jacuzzi or pampering yourself with spa treatment can be very expensive. Here are some fun things to do in Dubai which will help you get away with a relatively fat wallet.
Take a Splash of Water at the Dubai Fountains
Visiting Dubai without seeing the famous fountains is like going to the bar and not having a drink. If you are heading to the Dubai mall aquarium make sure to stop by the fountains and take a short stroll. As you walk you will be rewarded with the fantastic view of the promenade and the stunning skyline. The best time for you to get lost in this world is right after the sun sets as it will provide a full contrast of light and water in the setting sun. You can commute to the location via taxi or Metro rail towards Dubai mall.
A Visit to the Dhow Yard
As you come closer to this yard you will be greeted with an iconic view of the traditional Arabic Dhow boat. These boats were used to carry traders and travellers to the promising shore of Dubai during the 19th century and the early 20th century. Today these boats are used to ferry visitors across the Dubai creek, you can caress your eyes with the pure view of Emirati culture as you take a short stroll through the dhow yard. The fastest way to reach the yard is by taking a taxi to Al Jaddaf Dhow-building yard through Al Khail road.
A Quick Jog around the Al Barsha Pond Park
There are numerous famous parks in Dubai one among them is the Al Barsha pond park, you can get there by taxi. At the park there is a huge pond surrounded with beautiful lush greenery. A designated jogging track is paved around the perimeter of the park, you can get a fair share of work out during the wee hours of the morning. The park also houses conventional basic gym equipment which includes pull-up bars, sit-up benches and rowing machines.
An Exclusive Aquatic Experience at the Dubai mall Aquarium
Feeling bored? Hitch a ride to Dubai mall, here you can not only do some window shopping but also visit the indoor aquarium which is situated in the middle of the mall. The aquarium is a 10 million litre tank which houses over 140 species of aquatic animals with 300 sharks and sting rays. The tank measures a whopping 51 meters in length, 20 meters in height and 11 meters in height. As you enter the area you will get flabbergasted by the wide 180 degree view of aquatic animals. The aquarium staffs offer attractive tours which include aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, behind the scenes tour and underwater observatory all at a nominal cost.
A Short Stroll through Old Arabia
The Madinat Jumeirah is a recently constructed complex designed to bring back the old charm of the traditional Arabic culture. It is a small complex with its own private canal, vaulted ceilings, traditional fabric canopies which adds to the natural old school charm. The complex houses a maze of shops, restaurants, hotels, night club and even a theatre. This is the best place for photo shoots and a hang out with your best buddies.