Two staycation deals to see you through the long weekend, whether you want to keep it in the capital or go to another emirate.
Words by Tamara Clarke
What is Eid Al Adha?
Eid Al Adha, also called the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, the other being Eid Al Fitr. It falls on the tenth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, which is the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar and also marks the end of the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah.
Many of us are enjoying an extended weekend, so if you fancy filling it with a last-minute escape, keep reading…
Whether you’re celebrating alone or with relatives, a change of scenery is always good and a staycation is an easy way to switch things up right here in the UAE.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas offers the ultimate getaway and you don’t have to travel too far for it. Immerse yourself in the luxury of an exclusive Club Rotana suite and receive credit worth up to AED 1,000 that can be redeemed at any of the restaurants and facilities in the five-star resort. With a large outdoor pool, pristine private beach, spa and kids’ club, there’s plenty to see and do on your days off. Contact: 02 697 0000, rotana.com
Spend quality time with your family and friends in the relaxing Ghaya Grand Hotel, just a short drive away from Dubai Sports City.
This five-star, dry hotel is offering a deluxe king room for two with breakfast for only AED 290 per night, with a 50 percent discount on dining, spa and laundry services. You’ll also enjoy free access to the gym, pool, jacuzzi and sauna. There’s a playground to keep the kids entertained too. If you don’t mind staying just out of Dubai’s city centre during your Eid break, this staycation package is ideal for you. Contact: 04 429 3300, ghayagrandhotel.com
For more Eid ideas, here’s our guide to supersizing your long weekend.