IT IS POSSIBLE
people were like
''Do you want to join us for Brunch at Atlantis??
And we were like:
How much is it?...AH 500 AED...really??
(Quick Conversion in my head....500AED=120 Euros)
Me: 500 AED Each??....yes??
....Oh I see...Hmmm....no we' re fine thanks....We already have a plan...We're going for diner at Samarkand, you know that popular Indian restaurant next to MOE in Barsha...yes it's great only 18 AED (4.40 euros) for a full meal with drink and we might go for a walk around the block afterwards,
YEP that was us for a while.
So Here is 16 things to do that won't burn a whole in your pocket,
1. SPEND THE DAY AT THE BEACH
you can go to the Public beach: they even have toilets and showers.
I would recommend Kite Beach or Secret Beach.
IN THE DESERT
(Apart from the Arabian Adventure Tour and Dubai Conservation Reserve Tour),
You will just need a car and you can just drive there in about 20 minutes.
On the way to Hatta, you will see those huge dunes or you can even go behind Al Qudra desert.
AT RAS AL KHOR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The place has more than 270 species of birds. The flamingos get fed 2 times a day around 10AM and 4PM so make sure you go at those times.
Drive slowly not to miss the exit as it's not well indicated.
The second observatory is the best, where you will see the flamingos.
You can not get close to them but you can watch them for hours & they are very beautiful!
SAIL ON AN ABRA ON THE CREEK,
VISIT THE OLD FORT AND GET LOST IN THE SOUKS
Get lost in the little streets and stop at Creekside cafe, Basta Art Cafe or Arabian Tea house restaurant and cafe.
Old Dubai is a beautiful place to wander, you can easily spend the whole day there.
The Al Fahidi Old Fort is now the official Dubai museum showing Dubai's history and heritage and will cost you ONLY 3 AED. It is not free but so cheap and the museum is huge.
Take an abra (little boat) on the Creek : it's something different to do and will cost you ONLY 1 AED. You just pay on the abra.
The boats are running from 6am to midnight.
That's also in that area that you can visit the Souks: spices souk, gold souk.
For rent on Kite Beach.
7. DISCOVER THE ARTY & TRENDY AL QUOZ
8. VISIT AL QUDRA LAKES
you need a car to go there but then you can just sit and relax.
Sunset is beautiful there...
9. RIDE THE CITY BIKES
All you need is a credit card. It is 20 AED for an hour, 25AED for 2 hours...
10. TAKE THE DUBAI FERRY AROUND DUBAI MARINA & TO BURL AL ARAB
If you can't afford to go on yacht, I have the solution!
You can actually use the public Dubai Ferry (RTA boats). You can catch them at
Marina Walk or
Al Ghubaiba terminal which is a minutes walk from the Al Ghubaiba Metro station, near the Creek Abra Stations,
They leave at 11AM, 1PM, 6:30 PM ONE WAY from Al Ghubaiba to Dubai Marina and Dubai Marina to Al Ghubabiba
At 3PM from Al Ghubaiba within the Creek OR Dubai Marina to Burj al Arab (RECOMMENDED)
AT 5PM Circular trips from Al Ghubaiba to Jumeirah Beach or Dubai Marina to Atlantis (RECOMMENDED)
CHECK TIMINGS AND PRICES HERE as it might change
Those trips are approximately 1 hour, will cost you ONLY 5O aAED and you will experience My Dubai on the water.
12. CHECK OUT THE MARKETS
13. VISIT THE AQUARIUMS
If you visit the Aquarium in Atlantis you will pay 30AED and it is similar to the one in the Dubai mall, you will see giant Rays and beautiful fish swimming.
15. WATCH THE FAMOUS DUBAI FOUNTAINS
You can't leave Dubai without see it , the largest dancing fountain in the world. I do not get bored of them. The fountains are the main attraction of Dubai and you will not forget them. They are impressive, happening every 20 minutes and with about 45 different songs in the background.