Breathtaking Places to Visit in Dubai on a Low Budget

Dubai is one of the 7 emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Unlike Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain, Dubai has been drawing the world’s attention to itself due to its massive constructions such as skyscrapers and tall buildings, its culinary flavors of over 200 cultures and many more adventurous packages.

Knowing where to visit in a city or a country before visiting will save you a lot of troubles with time and money factor. Knowing the best time, dates and seasons for the purpose of your trip is even better. While focusing on tips on how to tour around Dubai with a low budget, here is a list of striking and glamorous places to visit in Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Dubai, renamed Burj Khalifa in honor of the President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, is truly the beauty and the most famous point of tourist attraction of the city. The building has 829.8 meters making it the tallest building in the world.

What even makes it special is the fact that, the building has an observation deck on the 128 floors from which the beauty of Dubai (the desert on one side and the sea on the other side) can be viewed from the skyscraper. The view is more beautiful and mesmerizing at night due to the city-lights panoramas.

You might want to buy the ticket of tour for the Burj Khalifa online on time for a better price via https://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/. Buying the ticket will also save you the stress of queue for buying ticket at the observation deck or any other place in the building. The best touring day is Monday to Thursdays. Weekends are extremely busy.  

The Dubai Mall

the Dubai Mall.
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The Dubai Mall is a very glamorous mall very close to the Burj Khalifa. In fact, the Mall location in a way, provides entrance to the Burj Khalifa. Mall has over 1,200 shops and about 150 restaurants, an indoor theme park, gaming zone, cinema complex, ice-skating rink, internal waterfall, and a very big Aquarium that has an Underwater Zoo.

Aside the beauty of the mall, the mall has been attracting people from all over the world due to the Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprise Festival in July and August at the mall where things can be bought extremely cheaply for reselling or for personal use.

If you planning a trip to Dubai to shop, you might want to plan your trip within the above month in order to save more money. While shopping, you can take a look around the Mall’s Aquarium.

The Dubai Aquarium

Dubai Aquarium

The Dubai Aquarium is located inside of the Dubai mall. Consequently, one can easily take a break from shopping to touring around the aquarium which have over 33,000 aquatic animals with about 140 different species. the aquarium which can hold up to 10 million liters of water has provisions for Shark diving and Shark walker, Cage snorkeling, Scuba diving.

While you can visit the aquarium any day, the best time is between 10 am to 5 pm.

The Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain, very close to the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa, is a performing fountain. Performing fountain? Yes, the fountain dance around in a choreograph-like system dance with a lot of sparkles of different colored lights and a groovy music. A lot of people gather around to watch this amazing view while others can book to ride inside the water around dancing fountain. The best day to visit the fountain is Saturdays to Thursdays and the best time to visit the fountain is evenings.

The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium and the Dubai Fountain are close to each other, making it easier to have experience of everything at once. If you leave your hotel, holiday home or family house (whatever the accommodation option) very early in the morning, you can have all of these experience in just a day.

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Ene Olotu

Ene Gift Linus, a Nigerian Masters Degree student at the Department of of Political Science and International Relations at the Instanbul Aydin University, Turkey.

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