Last year, thousands of residents left Dubai to celebrate Eid either with family or to make the most of the Eid holiday deals. But YOU are stuck in Dubai. No family, no friends (as they are all travelling) and too hot to go to the beach. Well, you’re not alone. On the contrary you will be joined by over 1.5 million Saudi tourists this Eid.
According to officials, about 1.5 million Saudis are expected to visit Dubai this Eid. So why would Dubai be the place of choice?
Well, there are still plenty of things to do around town for singles and families…
• Arabic traditional themed Eid
Why not submerge yourself into the original Arabic traditions on The Walk at JBR. The event known as Rwaq is specially held during Eid and focuses on showing the region’s heritage and culture. The Walk will be illuminated and have different sections offering traditional food, Eid clothes, street art and live music performances.
• Light up the sky with Eid fireworks
Family and kids always look forward to fireworks. If you want to view the fireworks in celebration of Eid, watch the sky light up at The Beach on Jumeirah Beach Road at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks will be there all throughout the three Eid days.
• Live entertainment with Layali Dubai
Layali Dubai is back this Eid at the World Trade Centre with Rabeh Saqer and Balqees who will perform on the 19 July 2015. Who wouldn’t enjoy dancing to the rhythm of Arabic songs? Ticket sales have not been announced yet, so make sure you keep an eye out.
• Family excitement with Dubai Summer Surprises
Looking for an event which all family members can be a part of? Yes! Dubai Summer surprises is an annual event that people from the region and the world come to enjoy. All family members can get offers at malls, watch celebrity performances and participate in competitions. And who wouldn’t want to get a chance to win cars, spa treatments, or access to water parks?
• Fun times for your kids
Confused where to take your kids on Eid? Modhesh World might be just what you’re looking for. This year it will occupy more than 34,000 square meters in Dubai World Trade Centre. It will have many activities such as, games, rides, and shows. Kids will experience fun on a whole new level this summer because they will have the chance to enjoy games such as, The Mirror Maze, The Slide, Valkyrie and more. Modhesh World will open from 9 July till 29 August 2015 and the entry is just AED 20!
• Want to laugh this Eid?
Check out The Laughter Factory shows which will take place in Moevenpick JBR, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, and Societe Marina Byblos Hotel. Also, if you’re a movie buff, watch out for new cinema releases this Eid Day – make sure you book your tickets in advance as they get sold out. New movies include Minions, Terminator Genisys, and Max. You can get one free movie tickets and popcorn at UAE VOX Cinemas when purchasing one using Majid Al Futtaim Finance (Najm) Cashback Blue.
• Still not convinced about being stuck in Dubai? Try a last minute getaway
Let’s not forget that we have thousands of people leaving Dubai who are making the most of the travel deals happening during summer. For example, Emirates Holidays is offering an amazing package where you can book a two night stay in Madrid and get the night for free.
If you’re looking for a getaway closer to home, then check out the deal for Millenium Hotel in Fujairah. You can book a getaway at the five stars Millennium hotel in Fujairah for prices starting at AED 275.
For more on Eid holidays deals, read our Eid 2015: 10 holidays you can afford
• Bake the traditional Eid sweets “Ma’mool”
I did not see this coming but some people actually enjoy spending Eid at home baking the traditional Eid “Ma’mool,” which is a special type of biscuit made with date, coconut or nuts. Watch a video on how!
Families enjoy dressing up, relaxing at home, and having quality time with their loved ones.