Dubai is a fascinating destination for any avid traveler due to the many tourist attractions it has to offer. This glittering oasis has so much to offer and expensive ones for that matter. However, a trip to Dubai does not have to be so expensive as there are a number of great things to do there for free or inexpensive. For starters, if you plan to travel around this magnificent city a lot, it is logical to consider hiring a car. It is an economical plan to rent a car in Dubai to get the independence you prefer on your own automobile.

Dubai Mall Aquarium

Dubai Aquarium in the Dubai Mall.

Dubai Mall is massive and takes the first position among the largest malls in the whole world as it houses a massive 1,200 stores. Even though you are not interested in shopping anything in this expansive mall, it is a must that you pay it a visit and appreciate the magnificent structure. It contains a number of entertainment facilities like movie theater, kid-friendly attractions and an ice-rink. The mall houses a huge aquarium that is home to over 33,000 creatures found underwater. You must pick a map to explore the large mall as you are going to need it to maneuver your way round.

Dubai Fountain

Burj Al Khalifa Dubai  Dancing fountain

Just outside the Dubai Mall, there is the Dubai Fountain that is a sight to behold especially at night. This is the reason why it is advisable to rent a car in Dubai as it will enable you enjoy all the great things the city offers at anytime of the day or night. The Dubai Fountain is a captivating spectacle of water, light and music. It is one of the most compelling attractions the city of Dubai offers to visitors and delights visitors in their thousands daily. It is also the world’s tallest performing fountain and was designed by the same parties that designed the famous dancing fountains of Bellagio. At night the fountain performs awesome shows as it shoots water to great heights to a mix of melodies drawing from eastern and western music.

The Animal Sanctuary & Petting Farm

Dubai zoo

Posh Paws animal sanctuary and petting farm is a Dubai-based animal community where visitors of all ages can visit and pet small, cuddly or furry and large animals. You should plan to visit this animal sanctuary where you will be sure to find all kinds of animals. The knowledgeable and friendly staff at the sanctuary will allow your children to hold or even pet any animal there. It is possible to feed the animals with lunch or breakfast leftovers or buy some feeds at the sanctuary. It opens as from 9am to 5 pm in the evening.

Burj Khalifa Observation Deck

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and visitors to the magnificent building will be able to enjoy a view that will be more elevated of the surrounding areas of Dubai. It has a new observation deck that was recently unveiled. Visitors will pay to get a ride upto the 148th floor and enjoy the view of Dubai from 1,821 ft above sea level.

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

The Dubai Museum that is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, which is also historical, is another great place to visit while in the city. It only costs 3 Dirham (approximately $0.80 USD) to visit. It will enable you learn the history of Dubai from as early as 1787 and how it has evolved.

All the above places are great attraction sites and it is important to visit them in an easy, affordable and hassle-free manner. You should rent a car in Dubai from a number of car hire companies available.