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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 November 2018

Eid 2018 – your A to Z guide to sales, special offers and one-off events

In order to help you gear up for a weekend of celebrating, we've compiled a list of offers to take advantage of

A young boy adjusts a Eid Mubarak sign at Mall of the Emirates on the 28th day of Ramadan. Reem Mohammed / The National
A young boy adjusts a Eid Mubarak sign at Mall of the Emirates on the 28th day of Ramadan. Reem Mohammed / The National

Axiom Telecoms is having a nationwide Eid sale. As well as savings on mobile phones and other electronic goods, many products available during the sale will come with a free Ferrari watch and case. Check out the offers on its website or visit its stores across the UAE.

Bollywood Parks and Resorts has a special summer offer for GCC residents. Pay Dh180 for your pass and unlimited food and drinks and get a complimentary souvenir cup. Visit https://www.dubaiparksandresorts.com/en/summer-offer for more details

Carrefour has a whole host of offers this weekend. There are up to 50 per cent savings on toys, homeware, travel accessories, clothing, electronics and groceries. https://www.carrefouruae.com/mafuae/en/store-deals/c/storedeals

Lucky enough to be getting away for your Eid celebrations? Dubai Duty-Free at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport is offering 20 per cent off on a range of products this weekend. Visit www.dubaidutyfree.com to plan your purchases in advance.

Emax Electronics is having a nationwide sale on TVs, smartphone, tablets and other electronic products. The brand has a launched a handy electronic Eid catalogue which you can look at here.

Football frenzy: With the beginning of the World Cup coinciding with Eid, you might want to spend part of your break watching the matches. Follow The National’s guide to food deals and where to watch the action in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Galeries Lafayette is offering 30 to 50 per cent off until June 21 as part of its Eid offer. As well as fashion and homeware, the upscale department store has a speciality grocery that is well worth a visit.

If you want a getaway but don’t want to leave the country, check out these Eid staycation hotel offers we've put together for you.

Ikea Dubai and Yas Island are celebrating Eid with big sales, but will also have cultural acts, magic shows and Spin the Wheel for a chance to take home in-store gifts.

Visit Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain on the second day of Eid, and enjoy a showcase of Emirati hospitality. You'll experience traditional folklore, food, clothing and celebrations. Al Ain offers other cultural activities and celebrations on the second and third days of Eid at venues such as Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain Museum and Qasr Al Muwaiji. www.visitalain.ae

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Visit KidZania at The Dubai Mall and enjoy Eid-themed decorations in the plaza. The children’s entertainment venue is known for offering role-playing activities, where kids can try out various professions such as fireman, police officer, journalist and beautician. There will also be an Eid market with up to 50 per cent discount on Arabian-themed items. www.kidzania.ae

Lulu Hypermarket has also launched an online catalogue full of offers. Lulu sells everything from clothes to pet food, so look at the catalogue online to see what you need.

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Mall of the Emirates has an exciting offer that could really turn your Eid into something special. Spend Dh650 for the chance to win a family package, which includes Dh5,000 in mall gift cards, two nights at Sheraton - Mall of The Emirates, four Ski Dubai passes, four 4DX VOX Cinemas tickets and Dh500 bonus credit from Magic Planet. The competition is open until June 17.

Online retailer Namshi is celebrating Eid with a specially curated selection of clothing items for men, women and kids, as well as gift ideas and homeware, many with a Middle Eastern twist. You can pay cash on delivery, too. namshi.com/eid

An “exceptional fun weekend” has been promised by the Outlet Village, Dubai’s indoor shopping and leisure centre. Between June 15 and 18, expect to see roaming performances with much-loved fictional characters like Barney and Hello Kitty, as well as ballet performances by the Ballerine Still Teatro. There will be arts and crafts workshops for kids as well. theoutletvillage.ae

For four hours between 6pm and 10pm, shoppers at Yas Mall will be able to avail themselves of 25 per cent discounts on furniture items at Pottery Barn. In fact, throughout the 24-hour sale there will be set times for discounts in various sections of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teens. yasmall.ae

Get queasy at Ferrari World over the Eid weekend with the 24-hour Rollercoaster Rally, where access is free and you pay as you go. From the 1950s through to the 90s, there will be a themed music zone to suit your tastes, with live bands, DJs, hula hoop contests, breakdancing and BMX performers, as well as a zone for retro video games. There’s bound to be a few nice motors on display, too.

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At Al Ain’s Al Jimi Mall, special raffle draws will be held during the 24-hour sales bonanza. Waiting to be claimed will be Dh100,000 worth of prizes and anyone spending a minimum Dh200 (at any store) will have the chance to win Dh2,500 every hour until midnight, after which the amount will double to Dh5,000.

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If surf style is your thing, head to Billabong or Quicksilver, where there’s up to 90 per cent off as part of Yas Mall’s sale. Reebok is offering discounts of 50 per cent on selected items, as is Under Armour, while Oakley is having a 35 per cent discount special for the duration. yasmall.ae

If you find the idea of silent motoring appealing, there’s a Tesla Model X electric car up for grabs at Yas Mall, valued at Dh370,000. To be in with a chance of winning it, spend a minimum of Dh300 and double coupons will be handed out between 2am and 8am. sale24hours.com

At Dubai’s Boxpark Urban Circus throughout Eid, there will be plenty of exciting festivities to enthral visitors. Buskers, jugglers, roller-skate performers, parkour and break-dancing – this is a modern kind of circus at one of the city’s most diverse and happening locations. Ideal for families, the shows commence at 5:30pm. boxpark.ae/whats-on

All five finalists from Season 2 of The Voice Kids will be performing live at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall during the first two days of Eid. On Friday, a full 90-minute concert is taking place at 9pm, while on Saturday night at the same time, there will be a shorter performance and a live ‘meet and greet’. Seated areas will be ticketed, with entry costing Dh20 for the regular zone and Dh40 for the VIP front rows. marinamall.ae

At Abu Dhabi’s World Trade Centre Mall during the flash sale, shoppers will have the opportunity to win 3 million Etihad Guest Miles for use on a variety of destinations and business class flights. The only catch is that you’ll need to be there between midnight and 6am to qualify, during which time you’ll be awarded one ‘mile’ for every dirham spent. As a further sweetener, Novo Cinemas are hosting an overnight movie marathon at the mall. wtcad.ae

If you haven’t yet experienced Yas Waterworld, make sure to pay a visit over the Eid weekend. The award-winning water park is putting on three days of fun and frolics with local drummer performances, Al Ayyala dancers and the country’s first 5D Cinesplash experience, called The Legend of the Lost Pearl’, inspired by the UAE’s culture of pearl diving. Admittance is Dh210 for kids and Dh250 for adults. yaswaterworld.com

Z: If you’ve missed having a raucous brunch, Dubai Marina’s famous Zero Gravity is the place to be over the next three days. The beach area will be open once again, as well as the pool and gardens. Brunch will be happening from midday until 5pm over the Eid weekend and packages are available from Dh249 for ladies and Dh299 for gents. If you’re feeling flash, opt for the VIP deal which starts at Dh3,200. 0-gravity.ae

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