How to travel on a budget in Dubai-A small guide

Want to roam around Dubai?,but having a small budget?don’t worry,its possible.


Dubai is undoubtedly a masterpiece in terms of magnificent tourist spots, skyscrapers, monuments, luxurious hotels and restaurants, etc.

Despite of having a robust existence in oil industry, Dubai has also maintained a bonafide identity in the tourism industry.JW Marriott Marquis Hotel pool

The beautiful days and graceful nights are certainly the finest thing one could ever experience. And, these experiences require a pocket full of money too. However, the problem for which we shall find a perfect solution is how to travel Dubai on a budget.

Let’s learn the cheap or economical ways to enjoy the luxury. Just remain stick to the article.

Use Dubai Metro Services

metro trains in dubai

First of all, after stepping to the airport, board on a metro instead of a cab. Traveling through metro costs nearly 2.4 dollars and it’s quite cost-effective. 

Mankhool and Deira,good place for budget accomodation

Thereafter, the important thing to take into consideration is the accommodation. For that, there are two cheap areas, namely, Mankhool and Deira.

Though, there is no metro route over there, yet the taxi charges are cheap and it costs nearly 50 AED or 13.5 USD.Deira in dubai


The hotels there are also affordable and incredibly awesome with fast network connection and access to every essential and luxurious convenience one could ever gain.

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Enjoy Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and JBR

Next, its turn for wandering and enjoying the beauty of Dubai. However, you want to visit the most happening places, but within the budget. Thus, go to Downtown Dubai which is located next to Burj-Khalifa and Dubai bay dubai from far

Also visit Business Bay and JBR which is 25 minutes away from Downtown Dubai. And the best part is that, all these places are interconnected via metro (metro railway stations).In the meantime, the coolest way to relax and enjoy is to sit in the hotel lobby enjoying a sort of complimentary drink.

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The Dubai Mall 

There is no scarcity of shopping places in Deira and abundant varieties of products are available there like gold, sweets, chocolates, tea leaves, chocolate dates, abayas and many more having luxurious appearance and high mall dinasaurs

However, here the budget factor depends upon you how much you spend upon your shopping. The ambience there is fantastic and eye-catching.

Bur Dubai-experience the traditional cultural charm of Dubai

On the other side of Deira lies Bur Dubai (Old Dubai) where you can experience the traditional cultural charm of Dubai. Never forget to board for river crossing in Abra.


Being an affordable traveller, you have to visit all the beautiful places from outside where you won’t be charged any bucks. However, the situation is quite disheartening, but we have to bear it optimistically.

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Burj-Khalifa and Dubai Frame

Now, go to Dubai Mall. There are varieties of recreational zones and food corners as well as restaurants. Choose the affordable stall and grab a perfect meal. And when it comes to enjoyment, ice skating in the Mall is far the most affordable activity ever costing to about $20.Burj khalifa in dubai


Inside the Dubai Mall, there is a way to Burj-Khalifa and one can see a long never ending line adjacent to the ticket counter without having the accurate idea of the cost of the tickets.

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Thus, it is advisable to pre-book your tickets online to Burj Khalifa and Dubai frame to spend an estimated amount.