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5 cheap things to do if you are on a budget

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Whether you land in Dubai for a stopover or are on a vacation with family, it is a common observation that Dubai is a luxurious tourist destination. Fine! We agree Dubai can be done on a budget sometimes too, with a fairly laid out plan. After all, Dubai is among the most luxurious city in the world, and a lot of tourists flock in every year. In Dubai, you can enjoy a lavish lifestyle, but if you think you are on a budget and cannot have fun in the city, you are wrong! Dubai can very well accommodate all kinds of travelers – solo, couples, families, budget, business, and leisure.

So in this blog, we are going to mention some cheap things to do in Dubai. So, quite within a budget, you can start planning your holiday and get ready to enjoy the fun in Dubai even on a minimal budget.

Here are 5 Cheap Things To Do In Dubai if you are on a Budget

These activities in Dubai features all the things you can do and experience without breaking the bank. Of course, the budget could be slightly different for different people. However, this list might help plan an affordable trip

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

No guide in Dubai will tell you not to visit the Dubai Mall. Besides strolling around, seriously there are plenty of fun things to do in the mall. Home to The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, this is where you can witness 300 sharks and countless species of fish. Marvel at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo because this will surely take your breath away. At the ground level, you will find the walk-in Aquarium spread across a 48-meter tunnel, so marvel at the sight of exotic marine species in the 10-million-liter tank. With the Dubai Aquarium tickets, you get to explore various parts of the zoo such as Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Behind the Scenes tour, Underwater Observatory, Submersible Simulator, Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat ride, VRZoo 360, Underwater Observatory, and Fish Feeding. At an additional cost, you can also experience a glass-bottom boat ride or fish feeding. Before you leave, do not miss visiting level 2 where you will find the rainforest, rocky shore Living ocean environments, and Underwater zoo.

VR Park

VR Park Dubai

Experience a new age attraction, VR Park which is the ultimate thrill experience in Dubai. Spanning 7,000sqm across two levels, this is the biggest indoor virtual reality park. With over 30 game-changing rides and experiences for all ages, the VR Park Dubai will take you on an exciting and educational journey. Whether you are visiting with family or a group of friends, there are plenty of activities to choose from at VR Park Dubai Mall. Engage in all kinds of games that offer adrenaline, horror, adventure, sports, leisure, educational factors and get a once in a lifetime experience.  VR Park Dubai Mall attracts audiences with vivid tastes and preferences. So, what are you waiting for? Book your VR Park Dubai tickets on Thrillark today and experience an upside-down world and take back memories of fun and adventure.

Global Village Dubai

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If you are looking for a global cultural experience, we bet you will enjoy access to an extravaganza event –  Global Village Dubai. Indulge in a plethora of culture, cuisine, entertainment, and adventure with your family and kids. At this attraction, you can engage in family-friendly rides to shopping to stage shows, as Global Village offers activities for all ages’. Indulge in the most eye-watering, sanity-defying stunt shows that promise to give you a jaw-dropping experience every time a show finishes. Moreover, enjoy the thrilling rides at the Carnival, go shopping, and explore all the pavilions featuring street bazaars from around the world. There’s something for everyone at Global Village.

Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal

The best and most comfortable way of sightseeing in Dubai is by taking an Abra boat ride in the Dubai water canal. Enjoy a 60-minute abra ride that is cheap, fun, and can be your favorite way to travel to & fro from Bur Dubai to Deira, and through the Dubai Creek. These small motorized water boat taxis connect you to the history of Dubai and are still considered a cheap mode of transport to explore old Dubai in a traditional way. The Abras depart every day from Dubai Festival City Mall and holds a capacity of 20 persons. Nothing can beat the joy of the Abra ride Dubai, so book your abra ride Dubai tickets on Thrillark, sit back, and enjoy the breeze as the boat sails through the exciting attractions. Get a glimpse of Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Skyline of Dubai, Business Bay Area, Burj Khalifa, Design District, Ras Al Khor Sanctuary, and more. Dubai canal abra ride is definitely one of the most exciting things to do in Dubai. You also escape the road traffic, what can be more peaceful, isn’t it?

Red Dune Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & Entertainment

Desert safari with BBQ dinner

One of the most sought-after tours in the UAE is the Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner. Book tickets on Thrillark to a memorable evening with your friends or family in the red dunes of the Arabian desert and enjoy the vibes of the desert tribe, music, culture, and food. Find a perfect adventure if you are looking for an adrenaline rush. Explore the cultural heritage on a desert safari and savor a delicious BBQ dinner after. Take memorable photos while dune bashing or opt for sandboarding which is available on request. After a thrilling ride in the dunes, relax at the camp and enjoy entertainment programs such as Tanoura and fire-show along with famous belly dance. You can enjoy this desert safari Dubai experience with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and shisha. Buffet veg and non-veg dinner are available as well.

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Top 6 Immersive Experiences You Should Try in the UAE

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Explore the must-dos and hidden gems in the UAE, as you welcome the new year with lots of new travel desires. We wish you a very happy new year and bring you some new experiences and activities for 2021. Dubai, as we all know is a land of opportunities. Not only popular for its skyscrapers and golden dune deserts but is also home to some of the most immersive experiences for the whole family. Whether you plan a visit with your friends, family, or as a couple, this city will never fall short of discovering new things-to-do. 

Dubai has plenty of exciting theme parks, outdoor and indoor adventure activities for everyone. You could even plan an entire holiday just around some of the top experiences if you like that kind of thing. From massive theme parks, adventurous water parks to roller coaster rides, water sport activities, there is always something to pump up your adrenaline. 

Six such unique and immersive experiences that combine adventure and thrill are here to offer you a totally exhilarating experience, for all ages. It isn’t a sad moment when you know the top activities you can book hassle-free. Attractions will continue to take precautionary measures for you to have a safe yet fun experience, so why fret!

Here’s a list of the 6 immersive experiences that you can try in the UAE

IMG World of Adventure

IMG world of adventure

Let 2021 be the year to unlock pure entertainment with fascinating tickets to IMG World of Adventure Dubai. Inspired by Marvel and Cartoon Network, adults and children can both enjoy this theme park which features some of the most captivating attractions, with adrenaline-pumping IMG World of Adventure rides. Moreover, there are plenty of kid activities to try and indulge for fun. If you want to try something more thrilling, hit the rollercoasters.  IMG World of Adventure also features a 12-screen with 5000m of LED strip lighting in stunning colours and is a perfect attraction to catch up with the movies of your choice! Take a trip to the IMG Worlds of Adventure which spreads across an area of 2.5 million square feet and enjoy a fun-filled day with family as  this theme park is the crown jewel of Dubai.

Aquaventure Waterpark

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This year, make it to the most popular and famous ride – the Tower of Neptune at the Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai. Try out a variety of thrilling rides such as the Maya pyramid where you will plunge 60 feet down a clear tunnel.  For a more daring adventure, take the first dual slide in the world, zip-line across the longest circuit, or even go swimming with the lagoon sharks if you are brave! Seriously, this is a one-of-a-kind experience! The Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai is huge with 40 acres worth of water slides, rides, attractions, and swimming pools located in Atlantis The Palm. Your children can also indulge in water activities and play on Splashers Island. If you are looking for something relaxing, chill at the private beach, or lazy river which you can float along in a tube.

Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai

Dubai gives the locals a chance to start 2021 on a cheerful note. Turn your dull day into something exciting by booking your Legoland Dubai tickets. You can definitely plan a visit to this wonderland theme park as it reopened last month, after staying shut due to COVID-19. A new playground for your kids,  Legoland Dubai tickets offer the best way to engage with fantastic rides, attractions, or even go shopping to have a gala time.  Indulge and play with over 20 million Lego bricks, and lots of hands-on fun. Take the dragon roller coaster or spend some time at the Sea port – where children can climb, run or crawl through this marine-inspired shaded playground. If you want something less thrilling, build and test your own LEGO race car or make new friends at the LEGO Friends Clubhouse. 

Global Village

Dubai 2020 Global Village

An exciting event for all ages hosted in Dubai, the Global Village Dubai opened its doors last year. Considered as one of the most awaited family entertainment events, head over to the Global Village location to witness a grand cultural spectacle. This Global Village in Dubai city, brings together locals and travelers from across the world to relish a consortium of entertainment and shopping features. With the multiple nations coming together to set up pavilions, you can enjoy a complete experience of different cultures and much more.  Spend hours shopping, munching on the delicacies, grab a souvenir from an array of specialities or enjoy the fun activities for you and your kids, with theatre and rides to enjoy on.

Burj Khalifa

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Take a tour to ride up to the 148th-floor observation deck to be at the top of the world. Book your Burj Khalifa tickets, because this is one of the most popular tourist attractions for locals and tourists alike. The tallest building – visit Burj Khalifa which boasts a high-speed elevator system and has a total of 163 floors.  With your Burj Khalifa at the top tickets, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the top that lie far down below where you stand. You also have the option to go to the 124th-125th floor and enjoy views of the Burj Al Arab, lofty beaches, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, and other significant attractions. If you are into photography, you can get some of the best and unique pictures from the observation deck.

Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park

Desert Safaris in Dubai has been the one of the must-dos when planning a trip to Dubai city. Nestled around the golden and hot dunes of Dubai deserts, there are plenty of Dubai Desert Safari, you can experience. Dubai Safari Park – is a tour that offers you benefits of skip-the-line tickets along with a memorable wildlife expereince. Explore the 119 hectare of animal sanctuary which is home to more than 2000 animals, by booking tickets to the Dubai safari park tour and learn about the animals on-site as you drive into different zones. Let your kids engage with them at special areas. Catch glimpses of some fascinating animals such as lions, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles and many more. 

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5 Best Things-To-Do at the Global Village Dubai 2020

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A world’s playground, Dubai’s Global Village is back with more fun and entertainment which is set to offer families a one-of-a-kind experience this year.  Global Village 2020 welcomes tourists and locals alike with a social distancing edition as it returned for its silver jubilee year on October 25, 2020.  Visitors in masks will be entering the park after thermal checks and the ongoing safety measures will continue to offer a safe shopping and leisure experience for all. Global Village Dubai has by far been worth a visit as it gives you a plethora of insights into many countries around the globe. 

Enjoy shopping at over 3500+ retail outlets and feel the adrenaline rush by experiencing 160+ thrill rides, family rides, skill and arcade games. Featuring more than 78 cultures in 26 pavilions from different countries, you can pick up traditional handicrafts and dine at over 200 eateries too. This year will offer much more fun with its countless attractions and grander than the previous seasons. The festival will attract children and adults alike creating a lively atmosphere by parades and all sorts of shows, street performances to concerts and even a brand-new stunt show. The latest season of the Global Village Dubai will conclude on 25th April 2020.

Here are 5 things-to-do to make your visit a worthwhile experience

Shows & Events

SEOUL Shows & Events

For the silver jubilee, Global Village Dubai is back with a spectacular line-up of shows and intriguing events for the whole family. With your Global Village 2020 tickets, you can dance to your favorite tunes, enjoy live cultural performances, watch street entertainment, interact with your favourite characters,  and even watch a sanity-defying stunt show. There’s something for everyone! So, don’t miss the stunning special events with all the fun, action, and energy of Global Village’s Silver Jubilee.

Dining

Global Village Dinner 2020
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Food for your taste buds, at Global Village you can experience dining from around the globe with over 200 restaurants and cafes. Not just this, if you are looking for local and authentic delicacies, you can explore the speciality counters and treat yourself from the Indian Chaat Bazaar, Fruit Bazaar to the Floating Market, Global Village caters to every palate.

Carnaval

Carnaval

A carnaval that you and your children will absolutely love, it is time to let loose at the experiences which offer an unmatched fair experience. Filled with vibrant lightings, over 30 exhilarating rides such as Beijing Bungee and other games with chances to play and win, all of these promise to offer you tons of fun-filled activities that cater to all families and little ones to engage in. Explore the excitement of this thrilling world for endless fun with your Global village tickets.

Pavilions

Pavilions

Explore themed pavilions that bring the cultures of the world together under one roof. While you walk through unique county pavilions, you will encounter a different perspective of the culture and traditions. Discover artisans, shop for local souvenirs from across the globe at the bustling bazaars, enjoy traditional entertainment and delicacies till the end of your trip. Do not miss a chance to take photos at the stunning selfie spots like London Tower Bridge, Dry Fountain, Kids Theatre, Arabian Square and more to create some memories to last a lifetime.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Offering an opportunity to experience a weird world at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the   first “Odditorium” in the region, we urge you to venture into this family-friendly attraction. Explore a host of eccentric displays from visual illusions to pop culture memorabilia to unusual artefacts, they are all so unbelievable to be true. A museum that houses six unique and wonderfully  themed galleries, a Marvellous Mirror Maze, and more, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! guarantees you an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the UAE. Before you bid adieu, do grab a memento of the unusual from the strange souvenir store to commemorate your  unforgettable experience.

Planning Your Visit To The Global Village in Dubai

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Plan a perfect evening by discovering all the attractions Global Village has to offer.  Before you book, here is some information that will guide you to plan a worthwhile visit to Global Village Dubai 2020. 

When is the best time to visit Global Village?

The best day to visit global village Dubai is around 4:00pm, as it gets more crowded then after. The Global Village timing is Sunday-Wednesday from 4pm – 12am, Thursday-Friday from 4pm to 1am and Saturday from 2pm to 11pm. Mondays (except those falling on a public holiday) are exclusively reserved for Families and Ladies.

Where is the Global Village Situated?

Global village location is on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, Exit 37. Whether you plan to drive, take a taxi or a bus, getting to Global Village is convenient and easy. There are 4 RTA bus routes to Global Village. Here are your ride options for Season 25 – Bus 102 from Rashidiya Metro Station, bus 103 from Union Metro Station, passing through Al Rebat Street, bus 104 from Ghubaiba bus station passing through Al Jafiliya Metro Station and bus 106 from Mall of Emirates Metro Station passing through Al Barsha A2, Al Barsha Lulu Supermarket, Dubai American Academy 2, Classic Crystal 2 and Al Quoz, Clinical Pathology Services 2.

What is the Global Village price?

The global village cost is priced at Dh15. Children below three years , people of determination (with one companion each) and seniors above the age of 65 can enter the park for free.

Will The Global Village Be Open All Year?

Global village dubai 2020 dates are from October 25, 2020 and will run until April 2021.

You can also combine this trip up with the Dubai City Sightseeing Tour as suggested as it becomes easily accessible. Buy your Global Village Tickets hassle-free from Tripx Tours and experience unlimited fun and joy at this place. 

Important Information

  • Public display of affection is not permitted in Global Village Dubai
  • Pets are not allowed. 
  • Segways and roller skates are not allowed. 
  • Please dress modestly while visiting the Global Village Dubai.
  • Try not to litter in the park
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