Many people flock to Dubai to spend a well-deserved break over the Eid long weekend, whilst residents opt to travel out of the UAE to a number of popular destinations. If you are in Dubai this Eid Al Fitr, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of activities from shopping events, spa retreats to pop ups and leisurely happenings to indulge in. These are our top 5 things to do in the UAE over the long weekend.
Catch a Film at the Louvre Abu Dhabi
From the 6th – 8th June, Abu Dhabi’s cultural hotspot will be celebrating Eid Al Fitr by screening 5 animated films. Each film is inspired by all things that embody the Ramadan spirit; tolerance, family, and unity. Curated by Rinku Atwani, the series of films is connected to a huge exhibition dedicated to children entitled, Children’s Museum: Animals, Between Real and Imaginary, with the animated films entitled, Little Chicken’s Egg-cellent Adventure, Nocturna, Beyond Beyond and My Neighbor Totoro.
Watch Sparks Fly
Dubai is known to be all things extra and when there is a celebration, a fireworks display is a must. This year, both La Mer and Al Seef will be lighting up the sky with a sensational fireworks show. For an amazing visual and dining experience, why not indulge yourself in some dinner at Parker’s or Kona Grill?
Have a Luxury Staycation
Atlantis The Palm is a one of a kind resort with a plethora of activities to partake in so why not indulge yourself in a night at Atlantis The Palm? If you book a two night stay over the Eid weekend, you can have access to the magnificent Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Aquaventure Waterpark, as well as a complimentary dinner for two at world famous restaurant Hakkasan.
Shop Till You Drop at the Dubai Mall
Every Ramadan and Eid, Dubai hosts some of the biggest sales in everything from luxury fashion, lifestyle, homewares, electronics and more. With up to 90% off at some retail outlets, the Eid sales are not to be missed. We already heard through the grapevine that Manolo Blahnik has already gone on sale at the Dubai Mall.
Partake in Global Wellness Day at Mandarin Oriental Dubai
Mandarin Oriental Dubai will be hosting a jam-packed day of wellbeing related activities for Global Wellness Day. From relaxing yoga and meditation classes to kickboxing and MO MAX, the daylong event will start off with a healthy breakfast, and end with an upbeat Zumba class. Massages, facials and body analysis tests will also available throughout the course of the day. It’ll be the perfect way to round up Ramadan and Eid festivities.