I have always been a budgetarian and I travel cheap all the time so here are some holiday ideas that I’d like to share with you.
If you are already tight on schedule for a 4-day short trip, book a flight to Qatar and take a tour of Doha
Qatar is one of the closest countries near the UAE where you can easily book a return flight on Emirates Airlines or Saudi Airlines for as little as AED 700. I’ve been here last year and I pretty much liked the neighbourhood near the corniche and marina area. Aside from historical sites, there are places that you can see in Doha like Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche, Kingdom of Aladdin amusement park, The Pearl, Al Bidda Park, and many others.
Take a full day tour of Khasab on a dhow cruise
Enjoy the sea, sun, and sand at Al Aqqah Beach in Fujairah
Fujairah is only a few hours drive from Dubai. If you are running on a budget and have a few friends who can drive, take them to a camping getaway by the beach! There is a camping spot near Le Meridien Al Aqqah where you can easily build a tent and camp for the night and wake up to a beautiful morning by the beach. Note however that there isn’t any rest rooms at this place and the closest that you can check is a nearby gasoline station where you can also buy small grocery stuffs. If camping doesn't suite you, the long stretch of the main road have several hotels and added sightseeing like Snoopy Island near Sandy beach.