8 things to do in Dubai this Eid weekend
Meat & Feast at Bazxar
The chic venue will be celebrating Eid and kicking off their brunch season with a seven day food festival. The festival will take place from June 23 to June 29 and will see all three of its kitchens – Asia, Italian and the Meat District – plate up a number of the venue’s tastiest treats that will be accompanied by either complementary beverages or side dishes, depending on the offer you choose. With deals ranging from buy three burgers, get three sides free to a combo platter that features the venue’s signature nachos, chicken lollipops, fried calamari and more for just AED149, we recommend that you strategically plan your feast (probably best to bring a few friends).
When: June 23 – June 29
Where: Bazxar, DIFC
Contact: +9714 355 1111, website
Head to Zero Gravity
In celebration of Eid al-Fitr, Zero Gravity will be throwing a massive two day party. The mega-bash will see a string of the venue's resident DJs which includes Natalie Brogan, Scott Forshaw and Chris Metcalfe, spin back to back tracks till the early hours of the morning. Aside from quality entertainment, guests will be also be free to swim and sunbathe in the re-opened beach area and, of course, in the venue’s stunning pool area.
When: 10pm-3am, June 23 to June 25
Where: Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone
Price: AED 200 per day per person, with AED 150 back on food and drinks. The first 50 ladies through the door each day, will receive Zero Gravity
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website
Ajala Project auction
The Ajala Project – a Dubai-based social enterprise that uses art as a means of raising awareness and supporting social causes – has just announced that it will be auctioning off 25 pieces of art to support the Emirates Red Crescent’s mission of raising AED500 million to help those affected by droughts in Somalia.
The event will take place at The Workshop Gallery until June 23 with all proceeds going to the Emirates Red Crescent’s "For Your Sake Somalia" campaign.
When: Until June 23
Where: The Workshop Gallery, Al Wasl Road
Contact: +971 50 1586 548, website
Stay at Jumeirah Al Naseem
This Eid, the stunning five-star hotel that’s known for its uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Al Arab and its prime beach location wants to give you the chance to experience both the venue and upscale facilities for yourself. The hotel is offering guests the chance to experience the hotel for just AED1,800 per night. The offer includes breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner in over 60 restaurants within the Jumeirah Group as well as free passes to Wild Wadi.
When: Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Eid offer starts from Sunday, June 25.
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
Price: AED1,800 per night, minimum two night stay required.
Contact: +9714 366 8888, website
Go scuba diving
For just AED375, you can discover not one but two of the infamous man-made island's key locations. Both dives usually take place on Fridays from 10am to 2pm and range between 10m and 14m in depth. Expect to see clown fish, sting rays, barracudas and more.
If sharks are more your thing, you can opt for Al Boom’s shark diving experience in The Dubai Mall’s Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. For AED750, you can get a closer look at the mystical creature – all 400 of them. The Dubai Aquarium houses a number of different shark species ranging from zebra sharks to wobbegongs to grey reefs and more. Aside from sharks, you can also expect to swim alongside a number of sting rays and exotic fish.
Price: AED375 per person for the World Island adventure, AED750 per person for the Shark Dive experience at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Diving equipment for both experiences is included in the price.
Contact: +971 4 341 4940, website
Book a flight
Katmandu, New Delhi and Baku are just three of the stunning holidays spots that have flights from Dubai for less than AED2,000 (for the full list, click here). If wildlife is more you’re thing, book a flight to Nairobi, Kenya for just AED1,973 with Emirates Airline and experience the magic that is the Giraffe Manor.
Head to Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks & Resorts aka the home of Legoland, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks is giving families the chance to enjoy the rides from just AED85. The “1 Day 1 Park” offer starts from AED85 for entry to Bollywood Parks Dubai, AED145 to Motiongate Dubai, AED145 to Legoland Dubai and AED185 to two parks. That’s not all. For an added AED40, guests can enjoy unlimited food and drinks at Bollywood Parks when they opt for the 1 Day, 1 Park offer.
When: Throughout the summer
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali
Price: From AED85
Contact: +971 4 820 0000, website
Watch the fireworks
Dubai Festival City will be lighting up the night sky quite literally this Eid with its “spectacular” firework show. The family-friendly, free to attend event will kick off on the second day of Eid-al Fitr from 11pm on wards.
When: From 11pm, second day of Eid al-Fitr
Where: Dubai Festivity City
Contact: 800 332, website