With summer in full swing, one of the most common complaints we hear is that there’s nothing to do. And, if there is something to do, it usually costs too much.
In an attempt to disprove said complaints, we’ve compiled a list of eight fun activities for under AED100.
The Green Planet
The vertical tropical rainforest is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Aside from an extensive array of flora, guests can interact with a number exotic animals – the sloths are adorable! General admission starts from AED95, all UAE residents will receive up to 25 percent discount. If you plan on staying a while, we recommend you get the HubZero and Green Planet pass for AED120 – the rides and games at HubZero are great for those seeking an adventure of a different kind.
Where: Green Planet, City Walk
Price: AED95 for general admission with 25 percent discount for all UAE residents (UAE ID’s are required)
Contact: +971 4 317 3999,
Paddle Boarding at Kite Beach
Instead of watching and occasionally laughing at the people at Kite Beach desperately trying to stay afloat why not give it a try? That way you’ll not only know how hard it is – do not judge unless you’ve tried it – but also get a nice workout. If you willing to give it a try, you can rent a paddleboard for AED50 per hour at Kite N Surf.
Where: Kite N Surf, Umm Sequim
Price: AED50 per hour
Contact: +971 55 800 6363,
Cinema at Alserkal Avenue
Alserkal Avenue will be airing a ton of must-see Indie films and documentaries in its indoor cinema this summer. Aside from being free, the screenings are a great way to spend the afternoon. The experience will get even better once winter comes around as the venue’s outdoor screening area (The Yard) re-opens. Head down to Alserkal Avenue this week to catch Parisienne and Colossal on the big screen.
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Al Qouz 1
Where: Free admission
Contact: +971 50 556 9797,
Dubai Water Canal
Experience the magic that is the Dubai Water Canal on Dubai Ferry, from just AED25. As it’s summer, be sure to wear some sunblock and drink plenty of water. If you’re more of a night owl, there’s a circular canal trip that runs from 6pm to 12am. A minimum of 10 passengers are required for the circular trip so, we recommend that you bring a big group of people.
Where: Dubai Water Canal
Price: From AED25
The open air museum is perfect for culture vultures. Its home to a traditional souk, a number of Bedouin tents that serve guests both dates and coffee and a number of daily live shows. The main courtyard has a number of cafes that sell everything from karak to authentic Emirati dishes like jabab bread, kabsa and lagimat- making it the perfect spot for food enthusiasts too.
Where: Heritage Village, Shindagha
Price: Free Admission
Miniature Golf at Tee and Putt
Tee and Putt is an 18-hole indoor glow in the dark golf course. Each hole has its own set of obstacles that range from windmills to slopes. Aside from being a relatively unique take on golf, it’s tons of fun and makes for some great Instagram shots.
Where: Tee and Putt, Wafi Mall
Price: AED 50 per person
Contact: +971 4 357 3290,
IMAGINE at Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City’s record breaking attraction – it holds the Guinness World Record for largest water screen projection – is a must-see. The LED, fire and water projection airs three free shows daily; Dancing Elements, A Child’s Dream and Stardancer.
Where: Dubai Festival City