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Are you tired of the daily routine? And you don’t have the time (or extra money) to take a vacation? Take a break and treat yourself to a whole day of fun. As a famous tourist hub, Dubai has various venues that you can visit. Though some locations are free, others charge a fee. Considering the scenic beauty and splendor of these places, the cost is definitely worth it. Whether you decide to go alone, with family or with friends, you are bound to have a blast and return refreshed and rejuvenated.
Here are things to do in Dubai today!
For just 5 Dirhams per person, you can visit the best strip of Dubai’s coastline. The white sands of Jumeirah Beach are equipped with plenty of picnic sites and children’s playgrounds. As you stroll along the seaside, the benefits are twofold. You can also admire the Burj Al Arab. This iconic building, rated as a 7-star hotel, is not open to the public. Only those with reservations are allowed inside. Its curved glass exterior is an example of architecture at its best. As the day heats up, you can cool off in the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, which is also highly sought after by sports enthusiasts.
Though entry is free for all, be warned, the expense of shopping in one of the world’s largest shopping malls can drain you! This facility not only has 1200 shops, but also numerous entertainment attractions such as an ice rink, movie theatre, and an aquarium. If you happen to stay till night time, don’t miss out on the daily water show at Dubai Fountain. It features dancing fountains to the beat of eastern and western music.
This winter wonderland in the middle of a scorching desert is a dream come true. It is one of the first indoor ski resorts in the Middle East. It has 5 ski runs, a chairlift, a freestyle snowboarding run, a toboggan room, and much more. This venue opens daily at 9 or 10 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. or midnight. This marvelous place is guaranteed to refresh you and your children.
But if snow is not your thing, you can still cool off for a whole day at this popular water park. This venue boasts of the best rides, slides and pools for all ages. Though some may find this a bit pricey, it is a definite hit with the kids.
This religious place is open to the public. Unlike other mosques in Dubai, non-Muslims are allowed to visit this cultural and spiritual venue Saturday thru Thursday at 10 a.m. However, remember to dress modestly. Admission for adults is 20 Dirhams and children under 12 are free.