Everyone’s looking forward to this Eid Al Adha, and a four day break for UAE residents calls for double celebrations! If you haven’t already started planning for this highly anticipated holiday, we have some ideas to help you get started.

There’s a lot that you can do right here in the UAE to celebrate Eid and make the most of the long break. If you’re not planning to travel, the UAE’s Eid events and attractions, combined with unique dining options, won’t let you down. And if you’d like a short getaway, why not make use of a pocket-friendly travel deal and go unwind at a resort in the UAE or visit an attractive international destination.

Eid events in Dubai

Dubai Eid Surprises 2015

This three-day event will be held at Karama Park and will have a variety of entertainment options showcasing the festive Eid spirit.

Expect to spend hours in the food and retail bazaars. And if you’re worried about keeping your kids busy, there are plenty of activities such as bouncy games and face painting to keep them happy.

Where: Karama Park

When: 22-24 September from 6:00 p.m to 12:00 a.m

Dubai Music Week 2015

During this four-day event watch various celebrities perform. Concerts will feature popular international singers like Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo and Thirty Seconds to Mars. Keep a close eye on their website for further updates on celebrity guest speakers who will also attend the event. The ticket prices will start at AED 295 for general admission, AED 395 for Golden Circle and AED 550 for VIP.

Hurry up and buy tickets online from Ticket Master using your credit card.

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

When: 23-26 September 2015

Where can you dine this Eid?

Take your family for Eid dinner

Confused about where you can dine this Eid Al Adha without having to spend too much? Crave restaurant in Hilton Dubai The Walk offers an open buffet with international cuisine. You can save more than half the cost with this deal. Buffet prices range from AED 145 for two people to AED 419 for six people.

Eid brunch for chocoholics

Are you a chocolate lover? Head down to Sanabel in Sheraton Dubai Mall and enjoy a range of chocolate drinks and pastries. Other food options include a barbecue station, seafood and live cooking stations. Prices range from AED 105 to AED 385 per person.

How to pamper yourself this Eid?

To look your best is one of Eid’s essentials. Spoil yourself with henna, manicure and pedicure packages at the Magic Brush Beauty and Henna Salon. You can get henna on your hands with prices starting at AED 49. Depending on your preference, other packages are also available with prices ranging from AED 49 to AED 285.

Stay on budget and check out how to avoid breaking the bank this Eid.

Getaways close to home

Don’t want to travel abroad during the Eid break? Here are a few options for you.

Spend two nights of Eid in Fujairah

Take a short drive down Fujairah for a two-night stay at the Nour Arjaan by Rotana. Package prices start at AED 1,170 for two. Packages could also include breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Enjoy Salalah’s natural beauty during Eid

This holiday deal includes flights and a two-night stay at Samharam Tourist Village hotel for AED 1,729. Return flights with flydubai, breakfast and hotel transfers are also part of the package.

International getaways

Eid Al Adha 2015 could be a five day break so why not take advantage of this long holiday and travel abroad? Check out the travel deals below to make the best of this vacation.

Eid in Thailand

A short holiday in exotic Thailand sounds especially enticing, when it’s priced to fit every budget! This package includes a four-night stay in Thailand including flights, accommodation, meals and transfers for AED 2,999. This deal also includes:

  • Return flights with Oman Airways
  • Two nights in Bangkok and two nights in Pattaya in a standard room
  • Return airport transfers

Beach themed Eid in Maldives

Fancy a relaxing beach vacation? You can get a three-night’s stay package during Eid at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi in Maldives for AED 4,370. This package includes:

  • Return airfare on Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Three nights stay at the hotel including breakfast, lunch, dinner and unlimited house beverages
  • Airport speed boat transfers to and from the island