5 Places To Visit This Weekend For FREE

Living in Dubai it’s a struggle to find a good place to hang out where you see more than just “sand” except for malls. Don’t get me wrong I like what I can do in a mall (shop, shop, shop some more and dine) but we hardly get any winters here in Dubai so all of us want to make the most out of it and let’s be honest I don’t own an account full of Dirhams. We family people are on a budget so nothing sounds more calming to us then a place that is great to be at and “no entry fee”. All these places can get you through one day of having a blast for your weekend so you are very welcome that I saved you 2 weekends from doing something boring.

Burj Plaza:

Location: Lat. 25.191885 Lng: 55.27544

I swear I’ve dreamt of this place existing somewhere in Dubai where you can sit and just look at the Burj Khalifa being all fascinating with those LED lights. They have different activities going on every weekend so it’s always a surprise. The day I went it was a stage with a DJ playing some beats, stalls for all sorts of things clothes, accessories, home decor, food all from small designer brands who create one of a kind piece so not every home looks like an IKEA sample room. They have bean bags all over the place which you can sit and enjoy the music with a view. Dubai Fountain can also be seen from Burj Plaza so it’s a win, win situation.


Dubai Canal:

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa – Dubai

Get your sneakers for this one. No not the ones just for fashion but those really comfy, lightweight sneakers that you can walk for miles. This place is HUGE and can be tiring. So I suggest you find a good spot and sit! There are chairs parallel to the canal so you don’t have to worry about that. This marvellous place again gives you the skyline view of Dubai and looks a lot better at night with all the lighting within the Dubai Canal and around it. You have Safa Park(which does have an entry fee) right next to it where u can be in the morning, have a BBQ maybe and then go to the Dubai Canal near to sunset.


Dubai Design District d3:

Location: GPS : Lat: 25.18629 Lng: 55.29914

This place is one of my favourite and so is my husband’s.
We had a blast there last weekend when they were Celebrating Creativity and had an ambiance that I haven’t seen anywhere else for “free”. They have these interesting jelly fish like design that actually lights up like a jelly fish in a dark ocean. Interesting fact: They are called Shrumen Lumen. Music going on in the background, chilly, cool weather, having tea or coffee, kids having their popcorns and enjoying as much as we parents are. You know how big of a hit that place is where your kids are entertained by themselves. It’s a hip and happening place which is just getting started!


City Walk Dubai:

Location: 39 Al Safa St – Dubai

It’s just recently opened to the public since I saw it being under construction in August. This is going to be the new “The Walk”. Entertainment there is overflowing right now. They have one side dedicated to dining, cafes etc and other side for all fun activity. Hub Zero for junior and hardcore gamers, even if you are not into PlayStations and Xbox, I would advice you to still check it out. That place is like a whole different world. On the backside they have like 2 or 3 storey Sephora.. that’s another reason for you to visit that place. These days all the decor is christmassy and wintery with 5-6 group of people have a holiday based dance from time to time. Also they are showcasing Hareem Al Sultan (the famous Turkish Empire) his belongings etc.


The Terrace:

Location: Dubai Creek Club St – Dubai


If you are looking for some peace and quite this is the place for you. They only have  sound of the winds there with a beautiful sunset view, huge bean bags to sit on or over the grass. The have multiple of these plastic balls that keep changing colors and are a favourite toy for my kids. You can go to sleep just while sitting there SERIOUSLY!

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  1. How beautiful! I love the outdoor music. I would be there every day if I could.

  2. These look like great places to visit. I love to get outside and do things as a family for free. Though there is not much new around here for us. Dubai looks like a nice place to visit. I would love to see it in person some day.

  3. I’ve not been to Dubai as yet in my world travels. It hadn’t been on my list of places to visit-but after your blog post-it has certainly got my attention. It looks like a lovely place and I especially like the scenic beauty from the creek view

  4. I’ve always wanted to visit Dubai! I dearly hope I get to have the chance soon since it looks like such a cool and dynamic city. 😀 All these free activities are epic too!

  5. I WISH I could visit these places right now! There are a ton of free places to visit in my city, but it’s nothing like where you are!

  6. Dubai looks absolutely amazing. I’m always enthralled by the pictures I’ve seen, it’s looks so much like a futuristic city. That bridge over the canal is beautiful! When we lived in Japan, we would visit the city of Aomori often, and they had a purple bridge like that. I love just exploring a city, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to see the sights!

  7. Very beautiful place to visit I am sure. It is on my bucket travel list and believe it will happen one day. Thanks so much for sharing your town with us.

  8. What a beautiful city Dubai is. I have always wanted to visit. Great that there are so many free things to do. Great information.

  9. Everything looks so beautiful in Dubai. I could just sit and look at some of those views for hours. And scenery like that is free, right? 🙂 I’d love to watch a concert and relax in a bean bag chair too

  10. Looks like a beautiful police to visit for sure! I didn’t realize there was so much to do in Dubai! Love learning about new places and things to do especially when they’re free! You never know when you might be visiting any one of them and put them to use!