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Top 10 attractions under AED100

Tue, July 6, 2021

From indoor rainforests to virtual reality worlds, discover the best ways to have fun in Dubai without breaking the bank.

From indoor rainforests to virtual reality worlds, discover the best ways to have fun in Dubai without breaking the bank.

1

Jump around at Bounce Dubai

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An ideal day out for thrill-seekers of all ages, this indoor trampoline park in the heart of Al Quoz provides hours of amusement. There's plenty to enjoy at Bounce Dubai – show off your skills by somersaulting through the air, practice your slam dunk on the basketball hoops, leap on to the giant inflatable bag or challenge your friends to an impromptu dodgeball challenge. The venue is also home to the X-Park Adventure Obstacle Course, where you can test your skills on climbing walls, rope swings, ziplines, and more. Tickets for one hour of non-stop bouncing costs AED85, or AED75 for junior jumpers.
2

Trick your mind at Museum of Illusions

Museum Of Illusions Dubai
The mind-bending Museum of Illusions in Al Seef houses the world’s 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 AED65 for adults and AED50 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 adventure, using '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 AED80 per person, which is very reasonable considering the Hollywood-worthy effects.

4

Get back to nature at The Green Planet

At The Green Planet, you can meet over 3,000 different species of plants and animals, from piranhas to toucans. Dubai’s very own indoor tropical rainforest is spread out over four levels in City Walk and aims to educate visitors about how important forests are for the future of our planet. Get up close and personal with some of the creatures that live here, and watch colourful birds swooping through the air. Tickets start from AED89, and children under the age of three can enter for free.
5

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.
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.
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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.
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 AED65 for 90 minutes of fun, with the option to book lessons too. On Thursday and Friday evenings, there’s a party atmosphere, 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 AED80 for an hour.
10

Pedalo fun at Al Barsha Pond Park

Take to the water at Al Barsha Pond Park, hiring one of their pedalos for a relaxing nautical excursion. The pond – that gives this picturesque park its name – is right in the centre, and there’s an assortment of boats to choose from, with a few even in the shape of swans. While some are just big enough for two people, there are also larger family-sized boats too. If you don’t want to tire yourself out pedaling, opt for the solar-powered ones and put your feet up. Pedalo prices start at AED40.

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