Eid Al Adha holidays have been announced and UAE residents are looking at a 5 day break (private sector) or 9 days break (public sector). While many have their bags packed and are ready to fly out, there are others who are choosing to stay home this Eid. If you are one of the latter, don’t worry! There are plenty of things to do, from shopping sprees to waterparks, concerts, fireworks and more.

Take a dip at Dreamland Aqua Park

Beat the heat at Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain. With their Eid promotion, get discounted tickets for AED 100 instead of AED 160. This price is applicable for both adults as well as children on tickets purchased at the entrance counter. Keep in mind, only families are allowed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Shop till you drop

If you’re a shopaholic looking for some great discounts, head to Concept Big Brands Carnival (CBBC) this weekend. Right in time for Eid, the event showcases shoes, bags, apparels and cosmetics from top retailers in the country and will take place at Hall 8 in Dubai World Trade Center. You can catch big discounts of up to 75% on brands such as Gant, Calvin Klein, Juicy Couture, Hugo Boss among others. The five-day event will be held from 6 – 10 September between 10 am to 10 pm. Entry is free for all.

Try a last minute getaway

Looking for a last minute staycation getaway? Check out the Eid package by Rotana on Yas Island. The package includes overnight stay at the hotel, special Eid brunch, buffet breakfast at Choices and complimentary access to Yas Beach. What’s great is you will also receive an AED 200 shopping voucher which can be used at Yas Mall. You can also avail 30% discount on all treatments and massages at Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club. Room rates start at AED 737 per night.

Validity: This offer is valid for stays from 8 – 13 September 2016.

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Spin the wheel and win

This Eid Al Adha you could be one of the lucky winners of cash prizes of up to AED 1.5 million. All you have to do is spend a minimum of AED 200 at any of the restaurants at The Beach, JBR. You will get a chance to try your luck by spinning the wheel for guaranteed cash prizes.

Visit IMG Worlds of Adventure

The world’s largest indoor theme park opened its doors in Dubai last week. With tickets priced at AED 300 for adults and AED 200 for children, you can spend a fun filled day at this latest attraction over the long Eid Al Adha weekend.

Explore Green Planet Dubai

Another unique attraction that was launched last week is the Green Planet Dubai, a one of a kind indoor tropical rainforest with 3,000 species of birds, animals and and plants all under one roof. It is located in Citywalk, and tickets are priced at AED 95 for adults and AED 70 for children.

Groove to the music

If you are a fan of Arab pop music, catch new music artists Rabeh Saqer and Shamma Hamdan live in concert this Eid. The concert is scheduled to take place at Dubai World Trade Center on 13 September 2016, with tickets starting at AED 500.

Listen to Sufi music

Sufi maestro Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be performing live at the Dubai World Trade Center on 16 September 2016, 8 pm onwards. Emirates NBD card holders can use their credit cards to get a 15% discount on tickets booked online on Platinumlist.com. Use promo code ‘RAHATENBD’.

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Eid Al Adha celebrations at the malls

Eid celebrations can be witnessed at most malls across the UAE. So, if you are looking for entertainment for the whole family, visit malls for live shows, performances, kids activities, games, competitions, comedy and magic shows and much more. Eid Al Adha celebrations will be on at The Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Mercato Mall and others.

Watch fireworks at the beach

Watch fireworks light up the skies at The Beach, JBR, everyday from 11-16 September 2016 at 8 pm. Entry is free for all. Make sure to reach the venue early to avoid getting stuck in traffic.