11 Muslim Friendly & Fun Free Things To Do In Dubai
Dubai – the metropolitan city that can enchant you with its exotic desert and amazing skylines. If it is your next holiday destination, then you should get ready for these 11 Muslim friendly free things to do in Dubai! They do not cost you a penny and most importantly, still allow you to have a great Halal holiday in this beautiful city.
11 Muslim friendly free things to do in Dubai for a fun holiday!
1. Visit free museums
One of the Muslim friendly free things to do in Dubai is visiting museums. While Dubai Museum or the Fahidi Port might cost you 3 dirhams, there are several other options of museums that cost you nothing to visit. During your Halal holiday in Dubai, take your family to the Dubai Coffee Museum, Coin Museum or Al Oqaili Museum.
2. Visit art galleries
Dubai is an uprising hip city that offers numerous art galleries and exhibitions for the creative youngsters in the city. And, some of them are free to enter. Head over to Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz to attend art exhibitions and workshops.
3. Watch IMAGINE at Festival City Mall Dubai
Here is another Muslim friendly and fun free thing to do in Dubai – watch the world-class water, light, laser, and fire shows at Festival City Mall. The show is called IMAGINE. This remarkable light and sound performances are held daily. Your kids will definitely love watching it!
- Star Dancer: 7.30 pm and 9pm
- A Child’s Dream: 8pm,10pm and 11pm
4. Watch free movies in the evening
You might have never guessed about this fun activity in Dubai. Yes, you can actually take your family or friends to watch a free movie while having a Halal vacation in Dubai!
There are several outdoor hot spots that provide free movie sessions – either on a daily or weekly basis. The entry is 100% free! You can try to visit some of the followings:
- Reel Cinemas, Rise Dubai Creek Harbour , Every Thursday, 7.30pm onwards
- West 14th Steakhouse, The Palm, Every Thursday, 6.30pm & 8pm
- Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, Friday and Saturday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
5. Bird watching at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary Dubai
Create a beautiful experience in Dubai by looking at numerous species of birds at a wetland reserve in Dubai, known as Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Grey herons, great egrets, reef herons, cormorants, black-winged stilts, sandpipers, osprey and the pink flamingos are some of the species that you can see here. It provides quite a relaxing and fun moment for you and your family.
- Opens daily except on Friday
- Opening times: 9am to 4pm
6. Take photos at Dubai’s street art
As you tour around Dubai city, you will notice some huge sculptures or art murals. If you have a free time in your schedule, head over to some of these places to take photos of these street arts.
Take a selfie with giant sculptures at Emaar Boulevard. Or, go to City Walk and marvel at various artistic wall arts, also known as the Dubai Walls. They make fantastic IG photos!
7. Chill at one of the beaches
Besides tall skyscrapers and beautiful desert, Dubai is also well-known for their stretched beaches. During your Halal trip to Dubai, make sure you visit one of the beaches. Enjoy a lively ambiance at The Beach at JBR or watch kite surfers at the Kite Beach. They are all open to the public for free!
8. Watch light and water performance at the Dubai Fountain
If you are looking for something fun and free to do with your family or friends while in Dubai, we recommend you go to the Dubai Mall at night.
Here, you can watch the amazing musical light and water shows at the Dubai Fountain. Look at the mesmerizing water and light movements as they “dance” harmoniously with the background music.
- Daily 1pm – 1.30pm, 6pm-12am (shows at every 30 minutes)
9. Sign up for free audio tours
If you are a traveler who loves to learn about the history of the place that you visit, then you should sign up for the free audio tours.
It is one of the Muslim friendly free things to do in Dubai! You can download the free apps – Voice Map and Pocket Guide – and listen to the audio tour as they guide you around the historical Fahidi Neighbourhood (Al Bastakiya).
- Two free audio tours – Metro Moments & Al Fahidi Architecture Tour
10. Explore local souks in Dubai
Many Muslim travellers have said that one of the best ways to get close to the locals is by visiting the local markets.
It is one of the Muslim friendly free things to do in Dubai – to visit local souks. Head over to Gold Souks and see how the Emiratis run their daily lives (and of course, marvel at the huge collections of gold!). You can also go to the Spice Souk to discover exotic herbs and spices.
11. Watch ancient sport of camel racing!
Have you watched camel racing before? If you haven’t, then you should go to Dubai Al Ain Road near the Heritage Village and stop by the Dubai Camel Club.
Here, you can watch 50 to 60 camels racing each other – free of charge! If you are lucky, you might be given free snacks or beverages. However, you can only watch it during the racing season, which is typically in mid-October and mid-April.
- Thursday & Friday, 7pm and 2pm
Enjoy a pleasurable Halal vacation in Dubai by doing the free activities above!
Try all of the fun activities above and enjoy a great holiday time with your family while in Dubai. Need to know where to stay in Dubai to get a perfect view of the city? Check out this article!
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