Eid Al Fitr is fast approaching and the UAE is set to enjoy a multi-day vacation, with nine days off for the public sector, while most of the private sector will enjoy a five-day break.
And with the weather swinging between spring and the height of summer, it might be time to enjoy one last local getaway while it’s still cool enough to walk barefoot on the sand.
Several hotels and resorts have announced Eid deals, with deals on everything from a beach break in Ras Al Khaimah to a stay in the Garden City.
But if you’re still looking for a suitable stay, here are five last-minute Eid stay options that are still bookable today.
1. An Eid getaway in the heart of the city at The Dubai Edition
Recently opened, The Dubai Edition offers a downtown address where guests will find a haven of luxury with exceptional dining options and up-close views of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Located in Dubai Fountain Street, just five minutes walk from the Dubai Mall, there is plenty to offer. Restaurants include the Italian Duomo, with an outdoor terrace; Jolie, a French restaurant inspired by Mediterranean coastal flavors; Inti, which serves Peruvian-inspired dishes; and Thia Skylounge for poolside tapas.
The hotel also has a spa with three treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art gym, if you want to maintain your fitness.
Eid offers start from Dh1,699 ($462) including breakfast, excluding taxes; Marriott.com
2. A budget stay at the Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah
The world’s largest Hampton hotel on Marjan Island has its own 750 meter beach with panoramic sea views and is an excellent choice for families. Rooms have ocean or pool views, so you really get the island vibe.
During Eid, the Surfs Up food truck will serve cold drinks and snacks every evening until 11pm, accompanied by live entertainment including fire shows, belly dancing and Tanoura dancing.
Elsewhere, there’s a wave-shaped pool and kiddy pool, plus kid-friendly buffet stations, a kids’ club, an outdoor playground, and an inflatable bouncy castle.
Room from 900 Dh, breakfast and taxes included; hilton.com
3. Yas Island Eid Fireworks, Concert and Slumber Party
Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is hosting exciting Eid Al Fitr celebrations this year, with special performances at the Etihad Arena, as well as plenty of festive fireworks over the first three days of the holiday. If you want to be a part of it all, there’s still time to do it. Yas Plaza hotels offer free concert tickets when booking a stay.
Egyptian sensation Amr Diab will take the stage on Tuesday, while Wednesday features performances by Sherine Abdel Wahab and Iraqi artist Kadim Al Saihr. Staycation packages are available for one or both nights at several hotels on the island and each package includes gold tickets for two adults.
From 845 Dh, including breakfast and access to a concert in a 3-star hotel; yasisland.com
4. All-inclusive getaway to InterContinental Fujairah Resort
Fujairah is usually one of the first places to book during UAE public holidays, as city dwellers flock to the beautiful coastline. But if you’re in the mood for a beachside getaway in Al Aqah, you’re in luck, as the InterContinental Fujairah Resort still has availability.
With four temperature-controlled pools overlooking the ocean, an O Spa by L’occitane, and a mountainous backdrop, it’s the perfect place to relax or entertain the family this Eid.
Book the Limitless package and you can enjoy an all-inclusive getaway with buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Nama included, plus soft drinks and house beverages at meals and poolside.
2,000 Dh excluding taxes, unlimited drinks are from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; ihg.com
5. A budget break in Dubai at the Form Hotel
Eid getaways don’t have to go broke, even in Dubai. The newly opened Form Hotel Dubai invites guests to book a stay with wallet-friendly rates during the holidays.
The first Design Hotels property in the Middle East, the hotel is part of a curated collection of luxury boutique and design hotels around the world.
Interiors include elements reflecting dhows and public areas are filled with playful artwork while stylish rooms offer city or creek views.
There’s also a 25-meter rooftop infinity pool and a state-of-the-art gym with impressive views. Best of all, you’ll get 25% off meals at the hotel and free breakfast the next morning.
The hotel is well-placed to explore the Al Jaddaf district, where you’ll find a cobbled waterfront, harbor and more.
From MAD 300 including tax; form-hotel.com
Updated: April 27, 2022, 03:50