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WINTER FUN: Try not to miss the winter celebrations while visiting the UAE, especially in Dubai. There are so many attractions to explore in the nation, thanks to the ‘World's Coolest Winter in the UAE’ and the ‘Dubai Destinations’ programmes. Here are a few inexpensive ways to take advantage of the wonderful weather in the UAE.
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AL QUDRA CYCLING: Cycling in Al Qudra is a cost-free, enjoyable, and attractive way to experience a distinct aspect of the city. It is perhaps one of the most well-liked hobbies for health and fitness aficionados. The 85 kilometer long track can be used for cycling or running. Both professionals and beginners should choose this. Fee: Free
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KITE BEACH: Are you a fan of water sports? If so, head down to the busiest area of Umm Suqqeim beach, Kite Beach, which is open to the public and is where you can hire kayaks, paddle boards, and even go kitesurfing. There are numerous food trucks and ice cream stands because the atmosphere is somewhat bazaar-like. Along Jumeirah Beach Road, there are also small eateries and cafés for a family-friendly day out. Fee: Free.
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CAMPING IN THE DUBAI DESERT: All you need is your four-wheel drive, camping essentials and your family for a free adventure in the deserts of Dubai. Beginners can chose a safe spot to head to, for instance in al Qudra near the Love Lakes, while experienced campers can take the less-trodden routes. Ensure your safety kit is packed along with your grilling essentials. Fee: Free
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LOVE LAKE: There are various routes to a family-friendly trip. Visit one of Dubai's unique attractions this weekend: a lake shaped like two linked hearts. The Love Lake in Dubai is ideal for barbecues, sunsets, and so much more. Just remember to snap a selfie. You might also go bird watching, grill, or take a stroll in the evening. On-site amenities include fire pits, covered spaces, and of course restrooms. Fee: Free.
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RIPE MARKET: Visit the Ripe Market days at Academy Park for the freshest, best-quality vegetables. You may access stores providing food, handicrafts, home décor, and more for the entry price of Dh5. Along with live entertainment and play areas, this is a fantastic place to take your kids. Fee: Dh5 per adult.
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RAS AL KHOR FLAMINGO SANCTUARY: A journey to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is practically free, but it's unquestionably the most worthwhile side excursion you can take while in Dubai. Located in the center of Dubai Creek, it is one of the few protected urban zones. Numerous flamingos number in the tens of thousands. This vast sanctuary affords the opportunity for the birds to reproduce as well as a secure area for other flora, fish, and mammals. The Sanctuary is the nation's first region to be recognized by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Fee: Free.
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BUR DUBAI ABRA STATION: You can board an abra (water taxi) and go across the Creek to Deira, where the spice and gold souks are located, for literally only one dirham (Dh1). Even a whole abra might be rented out for a single event. The abras run often, so you won't have to wait long to enjoy the ride and arrive at Deira Old Souq station. Fee: Dh1.
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DUBAI WATER CANAL: Stroll into the Dubai Canal bridge where you can walk the length of the Twisted Bridge. Or walk along it and see the purple-lit waterfall cascading beneath Sheikh Zayed Road come sundown.
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HISTORY AT AL FAHIDI: Opened in Dubai in 1971, the Dubai Museum aims to showcase the traditional Bedouin way of life. Located within Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787, the Dubai museum housed life-size dioramas of the pre-oil era, several galleries with old maps and historical finds as old as 3000 BC. It also has a video room that shows the development of Dubai from the discovery of oil, up to the present day. Fee: Dh3 per adult.
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