Where to go?

For just Dh3 you can experience the emirates history at Dubai Museum. Based in the Al Fahidi Fort, the facility goes deep underground and offers visitors an in-depth look at how the UAE came to be what it is today. Also make certain that you go to see Al Shindagha Museum, which will soon be one of the world’s largest open-air museums when it is fully complete. The neighbourhood contains 23 museums situated in coral-clad houses and traditional wind towers, taking account of the now-open Perfume House and existing attractions such as the Heritage and Diving Museum and the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House.

Tickets cost Dh15 (€3.6) for adults and Dh10 (€2.4) for children five and above, it is free for under-fives.

One of the most special allures in Dubai is Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack, which provides a peek at a modern-day iterativeness of the old custom of dromedary racing, and sits beside the Al Marmoom Heritage Village. Experience a race and be a part of an eager crowd, whereas they cheer on the jockeys since they battle it out to cross the finish line first. You will have to get there early though, since all the action occurs from 7 am to 9 am.

The event occurs at various times of the year so confirm the schedule online before going. If lounging around on the beach sounds more attractive, then Dubai has plenty to offer sun-worshippers, too. Particularly, Kite Beach is a local favourite, as it offers great activities, attractions and eateries that are suitable for beach-goers both young and old. It is totally free.

Where to eat?

Steer clear off the five-star hotels and you’ll realize a wealth of budget eateries round the town serving all types of cuisine possible. Some of traveller favourites are Ravi eating places in Satwa, for its authentic and delicious Pakistani and Indian food, and Bu Qtair, which is found at the Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbour and dishes up fresh seafood that’s been prepared on the beach. Al Reef Lebanese bakeshop, in Karama or Jumeirah three, is famous for its freshly made bread full of cheese, labneh, zaatar and/or meat.

Ethiopian restaurant Milen, on Abu Hail Road, is a wonderful option for your fill of injera, shiro and tibs. If you can’t decide what dish you fancy, then head to the charming Cluster D in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, where a bunch of budget restaurants surround one of the area’s renowned lakes, providing a variety of dishes – from pho at Vietnamese Foodies to nasi goreng at Betawi Indonesian restaurant and vegetarian doughnuts at Il Donnacino – at their indoor and out of doors seating areas.

Where to stay

For once because Dubai is best famous for its remarkable five-star hotels. It does not mean you have to break the bank to stay here. There is a wide range of affordably priced accommodation available to book on Airbnb, and you will also find great deals in some of the greatest hotels in Dubai. For example, Atlantis, The Palm, one of the most famous properties in Dubai, often has great seasonal deals on for families. Confirm the “offers” options on any hotel websites before you book to make sure you are getting the best deal.