The auspicious occasion is filled with fun things to do. Here are a few ideas, if you haven’t made any plans as yet.
STAY BY THE BEACH
Want to spend your Eid weekend lazing around a private beach? You can do so at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, where you can also sunbathe by the swimming pool and tantalise your tastebuds with gourmet offerings. The weekend package includes a night stay with breakfast and dinner at any of the ten restaurants and bars.
From Dhs775 per person, call 04-8145800.
DINE WITH THE FAMILY
Treat your family to the Eid lunch at Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, and spend quality time with them. The buffet spread features an extensive selection of Arabic, as well as local dishes that are sure to tantalise all tastebuds.
On Monday and Tuesday, Dhs245 per person (inclusive of a welcome drink). Call 04-4530444.
SHOP FOR A GIFT HAMPER
Trying to avoid giving a platter of dates or fruit yet again this Eid? Pass by Jones the Grocer to pick up a readymade hamper chockfull of gourmet items. There’s a hamper for everyone – tea lovers, cheese enthusiasts, bakers, those with a sweet tooth and those who love savoury - and if you’re looking for big hampers for the family, you will find it here as well!
Hampers from Dhs175, call 04-3466886/02-6395883.
PLAN A MINI GETAWAY
Escape to Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort for a weekend in tranquil surroundings. Book two nights at the hotel (bed and breakfast basis) and get a complimentary upgrade to full board, inclusive of lunch and dinner at Al Majlis restaurant. Guests who book two nights receive a third night free of charge.
From Dhs1,300 per night. Call 09-2449994.
RELAX IN THE MANGROVES
The Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara is the hotel to flock to with your loved one. Stay three nights and receive 25% discount, as well as breakfast and a 60 minute aromatherapy oil massage for two.
From Dhs515 per night. Call 02-6561000.