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Top 10 attractions under AED100

Thu, May 12, 2022

From glass slides in the sky to virtual reality worlds, discover the best ways to have fun in Dubai without breaking the bank.

From glass slides in the sky to virtual reality worlds, discover the best ways to have fun in Dubai without breaking the bank.

1

Swing from the branches at Aventura Parks

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Step into nature-themed fun at Aventura Parks, Dubai’s largest zipline park and most popular outdoor ropes course at Mushrif Park. Situated amid a forest of native ghaf trees, thrill-seekers can choose from over 80 exciting challenges, available for different ages and difficulty levels. There are six circuits including 24 ziplines, spread across various tiers, from the ground to higher up in the trees. For AED95, explorers can take on one circuit for 90 minutes.

2

Trick your mind at Museum of Illusions

Museum Of Illusions Dubai
The mind-bending Museum of Illusions in Al Seef houses the biggest collection of optical illusions and provides hours of educational yet bewildering fun for the whole family. Visitors are welcome to get involved with interactive exhibits, which include a spinning vortex tunnel and an enlightening Mirror Room, and there are plenty of photo opportunities for you to liven up your Instagram feed. Tickets start from AED80 for adults and AED60 for children aged 5-15, while kids under five can get in for free.
3

Virtual reality thrills at Dreamscape

Dreamscape

Dreamscape in Mall of the Emirates offers whole new worlds of adventureusing 'free roam' virtual reality technology so you can realistically move around magical settings. The innovative attraction is state-of-the-art, so you can fully immerse yourself in whichever experience you choose. Travel to the depths of the ocean to rescue whales, visit an alien zoo in a distant galaxy, or search an ancient temple while solving riddles. Tickets cost around AED79 per person, which is very reasonable considering the Hollywood-worthy effects.

4

Make waves at The Lost Chambers

The Lost Chambers Aquarium Dubai
Come face to face with thousands of aquatic creatures at Atlantis, The Palm’s underwater attraction. Wandering through the tunnels of The Lost Chambers Aquarium, you’ll feel like you’re in the lost city of Atlantis. Take a deep dive and learn about the fascinating lives of marine animals, from sharks and rays to eels and piranhas. There are 21 exhibits to check out, and visitors can even interact with some of the star residents. It's also worth paying a little extra to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities. Tickets start from AED85 for adults and AED65 for kids.
5

Enjoy a ride on an abra

Abra Creek Crossing Dubai

Get in touch with Dubai’s history and heritage with an abra trip along the Dubai Creek. These traditional boats cross the waters every day and there are four stations dotted along Bur Dubai to Deira where you can pay as little as AED1 for a short one-way trip. If you want to see even more of the city by boat, book a dhow cruise to venture further down the creek. Its waters surround fascinating areas, so follow our day-long itinerary if you're curious to explore what lie beside its banks, including Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

6

Picture perfect views at Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame
One of the city's most recognisable structures, the Dubai Frame is exactly what the name implies – a 150m tall picture frame, with a bridge at the top providing panoramic views. Look in one direction, and you’ll see the emirate's past represented by its historic districts, while in the other direction, gaze at the modern cityscape of Downtown Dubai and beyond. Tickets are priced at AED50 for adults, AED20 for kids, and little ones under the age of three can get in for free. Afterwards, soak up the sunshine and enjoy an al fresco picnic in the picturesque surrounds of Zabeel Park.
7

See the city from an elevated glass slide

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At 219.5m above ground, Sky Views Dubai sweeps visitors off their feet with mesmerising perspectives of Downtown Dubai's pristine expanses below and the sublime city skyline beyond. Perched atop the Address Sky View hotel, this architectural marvel comprises three distinct offerings for unforgettable sightseeing escapades – the Observatory, Glass Slide and Edge Walk. For just AED85, thrill-seekers can enjoy panoramic views from the 52nd floor at the Observatory, and glide down the spectacular Glass Slide from level 53 to 52.
8

Chill out at Dubai Ice Rink

If you're visiting The Dubai Mall, take a break from the retail therapy to step out onto the ice. The Dubai Ice Rink is a winter wonderland at the heart of the shopping mall and whether you’re an expert skater or complete beginner, you’re sure to have a blast. Tickets start from around AED85 for 90 minutes of fun, with the option to book lessons too. On occasional evenings, the rink is transformed into a disco on ice with a live DJ pumping out tunes and snow falling from the sky.
9

Paddle around with Surf House

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Conquer the waves on a stand-up paddleboard. Not only is it a fun way of getting around on water, but it's also a great workout – and being able to take in the city’s skyline while you paddle along is also a plus. There are plenty of places dotted along Dubai’s coast that have rental options, with equipment available to hire for an hour or even more if you don’t want to go back to dry land for a while. Surf House Dubai, on Jumeirah Beach, has boards available in a range of sizes, starting from AED75 for an hour.
10

Visit a 360-degree observation deck

Enjoy incomparable views at The View at The Palm. Located 240m high, the observation deck presents never seen before 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah alongside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf. Located on level 52 of The Palm Tower, The View at the Palm also houses a café, a creative exhibition and interactive aquarium-themed tunnels. In 2022, the venue further elevated expectations with the opening of The Next Level. At 250m above ground, the private, barrier-free viewing space has clinched the title as Palm Jumeirah’s highest vantage point, with experiences starting from just AED100.

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