Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 26 May 2019

Eid Al Adha weekend in the UAE: 48 things to do

From dining deals to staycations, here's our round-up of things to do and see during Eid Al Adha

Watch the fireworks at Yas Marina. Courtesy Yas Marina 
Watch the fireworks at Yas Marina. Courtesy Yas Marina 

With Eid Al Adha set to begin on August 21 and holidays announced for both the public and private sectors, we have made your holiday planning easier by putting together a guide of things to do over the break.

Four different fireworks locations

Courtesy Meraas

If you want to see the skies light up in celebration, head to these locations around the UAE to get the best views. Here's our list of four places where you can watch the fireworks. Better to get to your viewing spot early because it's likely to get quite crowded.

14 staycation deals

Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Anantara
Anantara Eastern Mangroves

For those who want to feel like they are on holiday, but don't want to travel, a staycation is the best option. There are plenty of deals, including at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves in Abu Dhabi or the Royal Central Hotel The Palm in Dubai. Click here to see our list of 14 last-minute staycation deals.

If you'll be sticking around, here's a look at daily things to do in Dubai and daily things to do in Abu Dhabi.

16 different dining deals

Gaucho's Dubai in DIFC will stay open during the day. Courtesy Gaucho 
Gaucho in DIFC

From a two-for-one Eid roast at Gaucho DIFC to a traditional lunch at Hilton Abu Dhabi, there's no shortage of dining deals this Eid. Here’s our round-up to some of the best ones happening around the UAE.

14 family friendly activities for the long weekend

Masha and the bear. Courtesy Marina Mall
Masha and the bear

From free mall events to theme park deals, we have a huge fun-filled list of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Here’s our guide to the best family-friendly events to head to during the holiday.

Plus, 12 travel deals

From Oman to Monaco, whether you’re looking to take a short flight or a long-haul one, here's a list of 12 possible options for travel according to flight time (from Dubai).

And also, a guide to gifts...

Baseball cap, Dh99, River Island.
Baseball cap, Dh99, River Island.

This Eid, take your cues from our gallery of gifts for women, all inspired by shades of yellow, the colour of sunshine, hope and happiness while we look to the Mediterranean Sea for the colours for men's gifts this year.


Read more:

Hajj 2018: Live updates from Makkah

What and when is Eid Al Adha in the UAE?

Last-minute Eid Al Adha 2018 UAE staycations

Free parking in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for Eid Al Adha

Where to watch Eid Al Adha fireworks 2018


Updated: August 22, 2018 10:38 AM