Valentines on a shoestring : Budget-free things to do in Dubai

If you are spending this Valentine’s in Dubai, on a budget, how about you do something different, wherein you actually create memories for yourself and your better half and it won’t burn a hole in your packet.

1. Ice Skating and Bowling at Al Nasr Leisureland

It’s an adventure, fun and super cheap guys! What better of spending your valentines skating around, bumping and having a few a** burns from the slippery grounds of the ice rink? It is AED 35 for two hours along with AED 10 for admission.
Bowling: Bowl her heart out while you are at it ( pun intended), just for AED 25 which includes entry and one game of bowling

2. Do a food trail of the cheap eats in Meena Bazar

Instead of bar hopping, go eatery hopping in Meena Bazar, Dubai. If you are on a budget and love food as much as I do, Meena Bazaar is your jam! I have even done a video on some of the best eats that you can have while you are there Click here to watch it. Some of my favorite joints include filafil from Persian Cafeteria ( AED 3), Grilled Cheese Samosa Pav from Rajwa Restaurant ( AED 5) . This is creativity on a budget, She/he will be so impressed – Promise you that.


3. A walk below Garhoud Bridge

This is one of the most romantic and hidden gems in Dubai. You can take a stroll on a street that is right below the Garhoud Bridge. It is overlooking a huge water body emanating blue lights (the same ones you see below the garhoud bridge). You can even walk the hill all the way to the top and you are on the sidewalk of Garhoud bridge. This weather + a thrill-seeking adventure, common it doesn’t get better.


4. Abra ride to the other end of Dubai

Everyone should experience a ride in the Abra at least once. Immerse in the older parts of Dubai while you watch boats zip through the Dubai creek. You can even get down in Deira, devour a Shawarma or two at Shiraz and get back right on. Fun and budget fact: The abra ride is for only AED 1. YES! We have the waters, we have a romantic boat ride and we are doing something super budget-free. CHECK, CHECK AND CHECK!

5.Drinks on Dubai : Drinks for two, spend for 1

I know all my guy friends always crib about how it is super unfair for us girls to get free drinks almost on all days of the week, while the men have to pay for theirs. But, why not take advantage of this and take your girl on a valentine date to some of the hottest and prime spots in Dubai. There is Baxzar, W lounge, Stables, Zoco, The 44, and so many more

6. Do a picnic at the Beach

Visit the Jumeirah Public Beach and Enjoy the sun, sand, and sea for free with your loved one! Make it romantic with a cutesy picnic!

7. Visit the Dubai Garden Glow

Enjoy the colorful light displays at this popular attraction for only AED 10 per person.

8. Visit the Dubai Museum

Learn about the history and culture of Dubai for only AED 3 per person.

9. Visit the Dubai Frame

Take in the views of the city from this iconic landmark for only AED 15 per person.


10. Visit the Coffee Museum for FREE!

Coffee Museum Dubai in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood of Bur Dubai showcases the history and culture of coffee.


All I am saying is…

You don’t need the biggest budget to enjoy valentines day in Dubai with your loved one. All you need is creativity, the zest and a mood to have lots and lots of fun! You can make any affordable activity a date night with the tightest budget!


Also read: Things you can do for AED 1 in Dubai
Also read: Snacks under AED 10 in Dubai




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