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.
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.
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.
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!