Eid Al-Fitr 2019: Things to do over the week
1. Enjoy a mini staycation with Jumeirah
If you’re a Dubai resident then you’re in luck, as Jumeirah’s luxury hotels and resorts (think Dar Al Masyaf, Al Naseem and Mina A’Salaam to name a few) are offering between 15-20% off the best available rates with its UAE Residents Stay Offer, including complimentary breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner across 40 restaurants. There’s unlimited access to Wild Wadi, too – perfect if you have the kids in tow!
For more information or to book, visit www.jumeirah.com/en/offers/uae-residents-offer
2. Celebrate Global Wellness Day at Mandarin Oriental Dubai
Coinciding with Eid on June 8th, Mandarin Oriental Dubai is hosting a day crammed full of activities for Global Wellness Day, from kickboxing and MO MAX classes (that’s a movement, speed and agility programme, FYI) to yoga and meditation. Kicking off with a nutritious breakfast, the event wraps up with a Zumba session and healthy juices at 4.30pm, with dreamy neck and shoulder massages, facial cleansing sessions and an In-Body Analysis machine test thrown in throughout the day, too. From 9.15am, email email@example.com to book your spot, www.mandarinoriental.com
3. Watch a movie at Louvre Abu Dhabi
The capital’s premier cultural destination is celebrating Eid by showcasing a series of five animated movies inspired by universal themes of unity, family and tolerance from 6th-8th June. The series, which is curated by Rinku Awtani, is linked to the current exhibition, Children’s Museum: Animals, Between Real and Imaginary, with Little Chicken’s Egg-cellent Adventure, Nocturna, Beyond Beyond and My Neighbor Totoro included in the line-up. Admission to each film screening is free, pre-book your ticket at louvreabudhabi.ae,by calling +971 600 56 55 66 or collect at the museum ticketing desk.
4. Indulge in a Taste of Hakassan with a night at Atlantis The Palm
Combine a relaxing staycation with a culinary experience to remember thanks to the Taste of Hakkasan deal, where guests booking two nights or more at Atlantis over Eid can enjoy a complimentary special set menu for two at famous Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan. And that’s not all – there’s a range of brilliant benefits also included such as access to the mesmerizing Lost Chambers Aquarium and the fun-filled Aquaventure Waterpark.
Rooms start at Dhs945 per night, www.atlantisthepalm.com/special-offers/taste-of-hakkasan
5. Have a pool day
Beat the Dubai summer heat and soak up the rays at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. For just Dhs150 head to the five-star resort for a day of relaxing by the pool or pull up a sun lounger on the beach. Better yet, the full amount is redeemable on food and drinks until 6pm.. For more information and to book call +971 4 399 5555.
6. Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display
What’s a celebration in Dubai without a fireworks show? If you’re hoping to catch a stunning show light up in the sky then you’re in luck, as both Al Seef and La Mer will be putting on scintillating fireworks displays and roaming performers over the long weekend. We recommend enjoying the show at Parker’s, Miyabi or Kona Grill for some decent food on the side. The displays will take place at 9pm at La Mer and 9.30pm at Al Seef on the first day of the holiday and throughout Eid
[Via Harper's Bazaar Arabia]