Ah, the six-day break that we’ve all been dreaming of, is here at last.
Eid Al Adha is finally here, and for those of you celebrating the festival - we wish you a Eid Mubarak!
If you’re new here, you might be wondering what this festival is all about and how locals celebrate it.
Well, Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is the second and the largest of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. It honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God's command.
This beautiful celebration is enjoyed by Muslims all around the world, and is celebrated through hosting henna parties, family feasts (daawats), exchanging gifts and sacrificing the meat of goat, cows, sheep or camels amongst friends, families and in charities.
For most of us, this break is a great way to reconnect with family and friends, and get to ticking off that checklist of things to do - that we normally can’t get round to!
Are you ready for a blissful break?
What better way to kick start the holiday than to unwind with a relaxing massage?
Head on over to ME Dubai this break and treat yourself to a wide range of wellness experiences. Starting at just AED 399, get your hands on a 90-minute package that includes a 45-minute bamboo scrub along with a 45-minute purifying facial.
If you’re looking for deep relaxation, you can opt for a 60-minute massage coupled with a 30-minute salt scrub or a 45-minute body wrap with 45 minutes of foot reflexology!
Head on over to Opus Dubai, from June 26th till Aug 31st to get your hands on this offer.
Release all that built up stress to kick start your holiday at the Smash Room with their exciting Eid offer.
For just AED 69 - you can kick, smash and break apart old TV’s, furniture, computers and more! Not only is it a great way to unwind but also makes for a fun evening with the gang.
All you have to do is choose your weapon and head over to Smash Room in Umm Suqeim!
Is it too SOON to grab a cocktail?
Soon DXB thinks not, and ladies this one’s for you. Head on over to JLT’s newest addition for two hours of unlimited drinks, from 6-8pm and enjoy the rest of the night with prosecco and Rose at just AED 20!
Yup, this true Japanese Izakaya is really the place to be at on Tuesday and don’t forget to try their delicious bites such as the mud crab udon noodles.
Head down to Soon DXB, Cluster P, JLT from 6-8pm on Tuesday!
Fancy yourself an artist? Why not show those skills off at Wild Paint House?
For Eid, Wild Paint House in Al Quoz has transformed their industrial warehouse into a hub of creativity. Starting at just AED 160, you can get your hands on a canvas of your choice including a UV masterpiece or acrylic pour-paint - choice is yours.
This is a great activity for both the little ones and all of us big kids.
Head on over from 2pm-8pm on weekdays or 10am-10pm on weekends at Wild Paint House in Al Quoz Industrial Avenue 1.
Head out to the Dubai Fishing Harbour for a romantic ocean date for just AED 225. Explore the deep blue sea, and set sail in a romantically lit-up clear bottom kayak, perhaps with a picnic basket and some cute fishies around!
How sweet is this?
Head on over to Crystal Clear Water Sports at the Dubai Fishing Harbour 1 from 12pm -12am daily!
It's time to pop off some wheelies!
Get on over to Roll DXB for an ultimate 80s roll fest at this indoor skating park. The huge space is created by roller skating fanatics but open to skaters of all abilities. The goal, besides not falling over, is to just have a good time.
If you’re up for a good time with the clan or the kids, it's definitely an activity we recommend and prices start at just AED 110.
Head on over to Roll DXB in Marina Cubes - Port Rashid.
If you couldn’t make it to the Amalfi Coast during this break - you can just head on over to Alici at Bluewaters Island to grab a slice of all those Italian vibes!
From a myriad of dishes, and free-flowing booze, you can enjoy this pretty restaurant’s Southern Italian feast every Saturday and Sunday, with packages from 1pm to 4pm available.
Deals start at AED 395 for soft, AED 495 for house, and AED 595 for their premium Italian package.
If you’re searching for more exciting ways to kick off the Eid break then take a look at our top staycation suggestions!
But if it's by the pool, you’re aiming for then take a look at our top pool day suggestions around town!