Wednesday 25 March 2015

Free things to do in Dubai - The Archive, Al Safa Park

I love Dubai, I absolute love the free stuff to do here, it takes some searching for and planning in regards to public transport, but it is well worth the effort.

Every Tuesday I buy a copy of Time Out Dubai. it is packed with information from 2 for 1 drinks, deals with meals, places to go and things to do for all ages, and it also advertises free stuff.

I plan my week around it and I also plan my photo prompts for #project365 and #mysundayphoto. To see more of these you can find me on twitter, face book and instagram as Chickenruby and on Google + as Suzanne Chickenruby.

Tonight I went to see the movie The Girl with the Pearl Earring. It is one of many events offered by The Archive in Al Safa Park, which is a short bus ride from our house. There are 2 entrances to the park, I got off the bus on the Al Wasl Road, paid my 3 dhs, it was a bit of a walk to find it and I wish I'd taken a torch. The park is currently shut off in places making it difficult to follow the signs due to the construction of a new canal. So I will need to explore again in the day time before I return next week to watch Art of Steal, no idea what it is about but the bean bags were comfy, the coffee and staff were great and now I know that the blue lights travelling up and down the buildings behind the screens are the elevators, I won't be distracted again.

To see what else The Archive have on offer you can follow them on instagram, face book and twitter. I'm certainly checking out what else I can do there.


  1. I have never visited Dubai and was unsure of what to expect if I am honest but you make it sound very safe, walking through a park at night and full of fantastic and interesting finds.I love the name Market of Everything, sounds my kind of place!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Time Traveller, I've really enjoyed visiting Dubai with you. I hope you'll join in again.

    1. I'm so enjoying my freedom after 4 years in South Africa, to be able to walk around full stop whether it is day or night is fantastic