Stepping out in Dubai doesn’t have to be a pricy affair…

Looking out for some great pocket-friendly places in Dubai? You’ve come to the right place as we’ve listed out some of the most fun things to do in Dubai without you having to break the bank.

Here are 10 fun things to do in Dubai for under Dhs50

Jump around at XPark


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This attraction is situated in the heart of Kite Beach, one of Dubai’s most popular beaches and houses three main areas – a skate park, parkour space and a DJ tower with slower-paced activities. Book your tickets to have a go for just Dhs45.

XPark, next to XDubai Kite Beach, Skatepark, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, Tel: (0)54 582 5561,

Swing at Topgolf

Topgolf Dubai

Topgolf offers a chance to hit unlimited balls within your hourly booking. Go with a group of six mates and depending on the day and time, each player will have to contribute between Dhs22 to Dhs37 per hour. Choose from a range of games based on your skill level and indulge in some truly delectable food for an added cost.

Topgolf, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 371 9999,

Hike at Aventura Parks


Sticking to your fitness goals? Explore both flora and fauna on a classic nature route at Aventura parks. Entry to the trail is Dhs45 and the hike around the promenade lasts around an hour and a half.

Aventura Parks, Mushrif Park, Gate 1, Dubai, Tel: (0)52 178 7616,

Take a boat ride at the Dubai Fountains

dubai fountain boat

Seeing the Dubai Fountains from Dubai Mall is a glorious sight, but why not take it one step further and immerse yourself in the experience directly from the water around the fountains? You can book a swan-shaped boat for Dhs50 – manual or electric, ride a water bike for the same price or give your little ones the thrill of a lifetime in flamingo and duck boats from Dhs40-45.

Dubai Fountains, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Tel: (800) 2875,

Create a hubbub at Yalla bowling

yalla bowling

If you enjoy bowling, Yalla is the place for you. With two popular locations, Yalla offers a traditional frame of 10-pin bowling at Dhs40 per player. Find it connected to Magic Planet in Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre.

Magic Planet, MOE/MCC, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 231 6316,

Visit the Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame

It may be stunning during the day, but we recommend visiting this incomparable monument by night to truly appreciate the colours and the lights. Head to the observatory deck for Dhs50 to view Dubai in two halves – old and new.

Dubai Frame, Zabeel Park, Dubai, Tel: (800) 900,

Stroll along the Boardwalk near Dubai Mall

boardwalk dubai fountain 

If you want to get close, close, closer to the Dubai Fountains, spend Dhs20 on a ticket to the 272-metre boardwalk and get as near as nine metres away from the action.

Dubai Fountains, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Tel: (800) 288 43867,

Spend a day on a Careem bike


If you like pedalling, this is a great way to experience the unexplored alleys and niches of Dubai. Careem bikes are set at Dhs20 for a day and Dhs50 for a week.

Various locations across Dubai, Tel: (0)4 440 5263,

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Go old school with an Abra ride

dubai abra

The parking situation in Deira worsens by the day, but why torture yourself when you could relish in an Abra ride at just Dh1 instead? This timeless boat journey connects Bur Dubai’s station to the Deira souks in an extremely scenic route. Once you reach the other side, make sure to treat yourself to some window shopping!

Abra station, 3A Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek (South), Dubai,

Explore Dubai on the Palm Monorail

Palm monorail

If you want to be in the safety of air conditioning while you discover Dubai, travel via the monorail in single trips, take a round trip or use an unlimited day pass. Prices range from Dhs10-35 based on your port of departure – Palm Gateway, Al Ittihad Park, Nakheel Mall, Atlantis Aquaventure or The Pointe (coming soon).

Tel: (800) 625 4335,