Dubai has already kicked off the new year with a bang. January is filled with tons of fun events and activities to take part in. But I, for one, would love to send my wallet on a vacation for a while. Who’s with me? So, for those of you looking to save money this new year, join me in exploring the best and, most importantly, free leisurely activities around Dubai.
1. Rev Up at Alserkal Avenue With Classic Cars
Attention motorheads! Nostalgia Classic Cars in Alserkal Avenue restores and sells classic cars, featuring a showroom filled with jaw-dropping Ferraris, BMWs, Porsches, and Mercedes. Explore the Alserkal Avenue neighbourhood guide for more cool district activities in Al Quoz.
2. Fireworks Spectacle At Bluewaters & The Beach, JBR
Experience the magic of fireworks at JBR and Bluewaters at 9 pm every day from January 5 to the end of DSF on January 14. Don’t miss the stunning drone shows at 8 pm and 10 pm for a visual feast.
3. Drone Show At Bluewaters & The Beach, JBR
Catch the Dubai Shopping Festival’s mesmerizing drone show lighting up the sky daily at 8 pm and 10 pm at Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR. Be captivated by incredible drone visuals and amazing stories for the next 10 days.
4. Spectacular Laser Show At Dubai Festival City
Experience more than just a dancing fountain at Dubai Festival City’s Imagine Show. This free show, boasting two Guinness World Records, combines lasers, light, fire, and water to tell remarkable, emotive stories. Learn more here.
5. Discover The Arts At Jameel Arts Centre
Step into the vibrant world of creativity at the Jameel Arts Centre, a funky building on the Jaddaf Waterfront. This independent hub supports artists from the MENA region and invites you to join the experience. Dive into the cracking creative center, open Sat-Mon 10 am-6 pm, Wed-Thu 10 am-6 pm, Fri noon-8 pm. Explore more at their website or contact 04 873 9800.
6. Unveil The Poetry At The Museum Of The Poet Al Oqaili
Immerse yourself in the legacy of the pioneering poet at the Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili. This structure pays homage to the great man, showcasing his original handwritten collections, writing desk, and the pens that brought his words to life. Open Mon-Thu 8 am-3 pm, Fri 8 am-11:30 am. Discover more at their website or contact 04 515 5000.
7. Dog-Friendly Bliss On Dubai Islands
Enjoy pristine shorelines and crystal-clear waters at the new dog-friendly beach on Dubai Islands. Let your furry friends frolic, play, and swim in the ocean, creating a unique spot where dogs can swim in Dubai’s clear waters.
8. Witness The Dubai Police Carnaval Parade
Dubai Police invites you to the much-anticipated Dubai Police Carnival, happening from Thursday, January 4th to Sunday, January 7th, at City Walk. Get ready to witness a vibrant spectacle featuring police supercars, a lively parade of horses, marching bands, and cutting-edge crime-fighting technology all for free!
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