While final announcements are yet to be made regarding when exactly Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated, private sector employees are expected to get 2-3 days off and their public sector counterparts, 4-5 days off. These holidays will also include the weekend and everyone living in the UAE is already making plans about how they will be enjoying and making the most of the long weekend ahead.
Our team at MoneyCamel.com has compiled a list of the best things you can do and interesting activities that you can enjoy with your families in and around the UAE:
Enjoy Eid feasts with your family at some great discounts
Many hotels and restaurants in Dubai are offering great discounts on dining over the Eid weekend. You can enjoy a lavish buffet spread or cozy intimate meals at some of the best restaurants in the UAE. A number of hotels like Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Rotana, The Address, Kempinski and most others have special offers on Eid brunches and you will find some great deals on buffet dining at a many others, especially on the first and second day of Eid.
Get entertained with Concerts, special acts and children’s entertainment shows
There are a number of concerts being organized over the Eid weekend continuing into the week that follows, across the UAE. Watch popular Emirati and other Middle-Eastern singers sing beautiful melodies to set the perfect environment for Eid celebrations. Abu Dhabi is hosting a variety of shows from Barney, Shaun the sheep to performances by Shreya Ghoshal, Mohamed Abdo, Habib Elyasi. Click here to view ticket prices and book online. The Abu Dhabi shows are to be followed by a string of events associated with Dubai Summer Surprises that starts on July 23.2015. Cick here to view all DSS events.
You can also enjoy grand fireworks displays and a variety of other entertainment acts fit for families with children.
Go shopping and enjoy fabulous discounts
A variety of retailers and brands are offering attractive discounts on shopping this month. You can enjoy great discounts on a variety of merchandise ranging from apparel to electronics, and much more. There is also the Ediyat Dubai Promotion going on, wherein shoppers stand to win a total of AED 1.5 Million in cash prizes upon spending AED 200 in any of the participating shopping malls. The Entertainer is offering a 30% discount on all purchases
Short Getaways from Dubai
You can escape to a lot of beautiful places which are only a few hours’ drive away from Dubai, to enjoy the long weekend with your family and loved ones. Ras-Al-Khaimah, Fujairah and neighboring parts of Oman are all accessible within 2-3 hours by road. Some hotels and resorts may be offering special discounted Eid weekend stay & dining packages. Alternatively, you can also plan a day trip to these resorts or if you’re on a smaller budget, you could go for a drive with your family to Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain stopping over at one of the local hotels/restaurants for lunch. Check out the Best Eid Deals on Hotels in UAE, compiled by Gulf News.
Relax and catch up with things. Catch one of the new movies getting released this weekend from Minions, to Terminator, latest Hindi and Arabic movies. Visit the pet Emirates Zoo which also has a petting zoo for kids. Find a deal at the local spa/salon.
Use these days to clean up the house and attaned to jobs taht get left out in the regular routine. Try out new Eid recipes as you catch up with your friends.
Happy Eid to everyone in UAE!