You have several holidays in winter and are wondering what to do? There are several cultural sites in UAE that are either for free or cost less than AED 20 for a visit. These interesting sites are a great attraction for children and family members. Read on to know more details about these amazing sites to visit and activities to do in Dubai or UAE

Sheikh Saeed Maktoum’s House

Sheikh Saeed Maktoum’s House

Source: WikiMedia Want to learn about the history of Dubai? Sheikh Saeed Maktoum’s House is the place where you can find ravishing truths about the history of Dubai. Sheikh Saeed Makhtoum was the former ruler of Dubai and his descendants are currently ruling Dubai. The house of Sheikh Saeed Makhtoum has been given the status of museum, owing to its historic importance. The museum displays some of the most interesting collections of historic preservations. Here are details to facilitate your visit:

Location: Al Shindaga, Bur Dubai

Cost: Dh3 per person

Timings: Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 8:30pm, Friday, 3pm to 9:30pm

Contact Info: 04 393 7139

 Al Ain Classic Car Museum

   Al Ain Classic Car Museum

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If you have passion for vintage cars, then Al Ain Classic Car Museum is the right place for you. You can explore large number of vintage cars at the museum and you can also meet the community of car lovers from the Classic Car Club. Do not let your passion die and visit the Al Ain Classic Car museum to enjoy the classic beauties. Here are useful details you should have prior to your visit:

Location: Al Farida Complex, Al Ain City

Cost: Dh5 per person

Timings: Saturday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 4pm to 8pm

Contact Info: +971 50 623 1323

 Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

   Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

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Want to experience the old Dubai? Walk along the streets and enjoy an amazing aura of old Dubai near the Metro Station which is an icon of Dubai’s developmental potential. The architecture of Dubai city is preserved in original form and it dates back to 20th century. The narrow streets and historic preservation take you back to the old Dubai.

Location: Bur Dubai, Dubai

Cost: Free of cost

Timings: Al Fahidi is an areas and it is always open to general public. Make sure you visit the area when the shops and museums are open because they are important cultural points of old Dubai.

 Sharjah Arts Museum

  Sharjah Arts Museum

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Art lovers across UAE need to make their weekend more interesting and enjoyable through visiting Sharjah Arts Museum. The gallery exhibit artistic masterpieces from artists of Middle East and it also arrange workshops for art lovers. So, this is an amazing opportunity for art lovers to explore exciting artworks and to take part in workshops for professional development. Here are useful details for you:

Location: Al Shuwaihiyeen, nearby Al Comiche post office, Sharjah

Cost: Free of cost

Timings: Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm and Friday, 4pm to 8pm

Contact Info: 06 568 8222

Qaryat Al Torath Heritage Village

  Qaryat Al Torath Heritage Village

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Want to explore the heritage and culture of Dubai? Qaryat Al Torath Heritage Village is the place for you to visit the undeniable beauty of Dubai heritage and culture. Within the village, there are 32 kiosks of souvenir and you can purchase whatever feels most exciting to you. The Arabian traditions and culture have no match in the world and you should pay visit to recall them.

Location: Al Ain

Cost: Dh 5 per person

Timings: All days of a week, from 9am to 1pm and from 5pm to 10pm

 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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A grand mosque named after the founding father of Dubai and one of the few mosques that greets the non-worshippers. The mosque is a perfect reflection of culture, tradition and glory of UAE. The mosque is a charm for every visitor who came to Dubai and crave to see the cultural and traditional side of UAE.

Location: Between Maqta, Mussafah and Sheikh Zayed bridges

Cost: Free of cost

Timings: Saturday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm and Friday, 4:30pm to 10pm

Contact Info: +970 2 419 1919

 Gold Souk

   Gold Souk

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The all good streets of Dubai are situated in Dubai’s Gold Souk. The market better known for its precious gold selling and if you crave for pure gold with several different styles, this market is best place for you to visit.

Location: Deira, Dubai

Cost: Free of cost until you buy something

Timings: Saturday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm and Friday, 4pm to 10pm

 Jumeriah Mosque

   Jumeriah Mosque  

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-Jumeirah Mosque is the only mosque of its kind that offers entry to non-Muslims, six days in a week. The mosque is beautifully designed and it is based on Fatimid style of architecture. The mosque closes in early in the evening, so you must arrive early to explore all the features of this amazing architecture. You can also enjoy the traditional Arabian food during the tour of the mosque.

Location: Jumeriah Beach Road

Cost: Dh20

Timings: Saturday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and closed on Friday

Contact Info: 04 353 6666

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