Dubai offers plenty of free entertainment

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Where you can find a free entertainment in Dubai during the Eid Al Fitr holidays

Dubai has invested much in man made islands and other unique attractions that cost a great amount of money to enjoy it. However, that doesn’t mean that when visiting the cosmopolitan city you will end up with an empty bank account. There are enough things for everyone to do without spending a dirham. Here are our suggestions for free entertainment in Dubai:

The Dubai Fountain: The artificial lake situated at the tallest building in world comes to life every evening when the Dubai Fountain starts working. Powerful jets of water that dance to an eclectic mix of classical, pop and world music are illuminated by more than 6,600 lights. The pedestrian bridge connecting The  Dubai Mall to yet another shopping center provides you with the most spectacular view. It lets you perceive the Las Vegas-style show against the backdrop of the 828 meter-toll Burj Khalifa, which is tallest skyscraper in the world. This absolutely free entertainment attracts tens of thousands of visitors during the weekends and the public holidays. It is best to visit it during the weekdays.

Cars Admiring: Residents of Dubai are famous for their habit to show off their overpriced luxurious cars. Try a walk along the restaurant-lined waterfront promenade known as The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence. Evenings out in the Dubai Marina will give you the opportunity to see a true a parade of vehicles — some searching for parking, many just showing off. That includes Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Bentleys and more. Models which are more popular like Porsches and tricked-out Hummers rest on the cobblestones here too. While being a free entertainment option for some, for the residents of the are the car show-off is hectic and time-wasting routine.

Souq Exploring: Feel the mercantile spirit of Dubai with a trip to the busy old souk (market) in the creekside district of Deira. Gold merchants ply their glittering wares from dozens of shops at the heart of the market. Take a look inside just for the sake of the air conditioning. You will be tempted by the surrounding alleyways with exotic offerings like frankincense and pashmina shawls, and you can hear the echo of the call to prayer from nearby mosques five times daily. Checking the goods while strolling is for free. Just remember to bargain hard if you decide to buy something.

 

Beaches: Believe it or not, there are still beaches in Dubai that are not hidden behind high hotel buildings and waterfront palaces. Jumeirah Open Beach is one of the most popular places in the city. The beach visitors vary from Russian tourists and Arab families, to Indian and Pakistani migrant workers relaxing on their days off. After enjoying the white sand beach and sparkling Gulf waters, you should turn around to make a mental picture of the futuristic skyline of Dubai. Showers and a rare cycle path facilities are some of the things you can use here completing the free entertainment and turning it into a real healthy experience. You can find more greenery and less ogling on the nearby Jumeirah Beach Park, but you should pay an entry fee of 5 dirham ($1.36).

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