The four-day Eid Al Adha holiday kicks off this Thursday, July 30th, and with the country having eased many restrictions over the last couple of months, there are plenty of things you can get up to. Going for large family gatherings is still not recommended, however, you and your littles can still use this Eid to at least bond with each other.
Head out and visit offbeat and quirky spots around the UAE, explore these reopened attractions, or check out our list below of fun things to do with the family this Eid Al Adha, both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Shows & Activities
1. La Perle
La Perle is one-of-kind theatrical experience created and produced by the famous artistic director Franco Dragone. The theatre itself is an enormous playground, and one can expect to see a cast of 65 artists acting, dancing and indulging in gravity-defying stunts, both on the ground and in water. With La Perle being a permanent fixture in Al Habtoor City, this is one show not to be missed.
As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, you can watch daily shows of La Perle, at 6pm and 9pm, with tickets starting from just Dhs169 per person, including a free popcorn and soft drink. All seating will be allocated by La Perle to ensure social distancing requirements are adhered to.
2. Desert Safari with Dubai Tour Services
Go on an adventure this Eid Al Adha with a desert safari including buffet dinner. You will also get to enjoy the safari classics such as a 4×4 desert ride, camel ride, Henna, Tanura & Fire Show, live belly dancing and more.
3. Sounds by the Water at The Pointe
Get down to the DSS sounds at The Pointe every evening from until the end of August, with musicians in the restaurants and along the promenade from 4pm to 10pm.
Jumble is an unconventional and quirky gaming experience where you work together with your team to take on a series of physical and mental challenges, as you progress through an indoor urban maze. Teams should consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 6 players. You are advised to arrive 30min before your booking time.
Get a 35% discount on your entry fees for a limited time! Click the 35 per cent off banner on the website, enter your email address and you’ll receive the discount code via email.
5. Warner Bros. World
Get your adrenaline pumping at this indoor theme park with its six immersive lands, catering to all ages.
Your tinies and tots (up to 6 years old) will feel right at home at Cartoon Junction, which combines rides and soft-play areas for when the kids are bored of queueing or just need to run around. Put on your 3D glasses with your 4-15 year old’s, and dive into the interactive video game, Ani-Mayhem.
Don’t miss the flagship ride, Scooby-Doo! The Museum of Mysteries, for a little bit of spine-chilling fear. Or, if you’re after the bigger rides, head to Dynamite Gulch and Bedrock where you’ll find roller coasters and endless other attractions
You will find food options throughout the park, and your little ones will love the different Looney Tunes characters.
The theme park will operate at 30% capacity
6. Emirates Park Zoo
Housing hippos, flamingos, reptiles, and over 1,400 wild animals and pets, this Zoo and resort is a perfect way to spend the day as a family. Get up close and personal with the animals and discover all the different species.
You and your littles can even join the feeding of various animals including giraffes, elephants, goats, monkeys and hippos.
Give your kids an unforgettable zoo experience by checking out the exciting animal shows and presentations, including a Sea Lion presentation, Elephant Encounter, and Tropical Birds Show.
7. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Enter a jam-packed world full of speed and adrenaline to bring you that Ferrari Feeling in its purest form at this thrilling theme park. Get a seat on the world’s fastest roller coaster, challenge record-breaking lap times in a stimulator like no other, and compete with your friends on twisting parallel tracks.
From driving fun-sized Ferraris to changing tyres like a pro, your kids are bound to be entertained for hours.
The theme park will operate at 30% capacity
Brunches & Lunches
8. Eid Lunch or Dinner at Zaroob
Celebrate Eid at Zaroob with your whole family, where there’s something for everyone. Enjoy special Eid packages for lunch or dinner starting from AED 23! To keep your kids entertained, there will be a face-painter who will be on hand to turn them into their favourite superhero or simply put a smile on their faces!
This offer is available at both, Zaroob Sheikh Zayed Road and Marina branches!
9. Eid Al Adha Family Brunch at Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai
Celebrate Eid Adha with a unique Family Brunch offering an endless choice of fresh seafood dishes, sushi, sashimi, live cooking stations, signature ouzi, desserts and a colourful children’s corner with special activities and delicious food.
10. Authentic Levantine Lunch or Dinner at Mezza House
Featuring live entertainment and Eid inspired set-menu packages for couples or the whole family, Mezza House is the perfect place to bring family and friends together again.
A special price promotion, valid on the first and second day of Eid Al Adha, offers a set menu for AED 199 for a family of up to 5 people, including soft drinks and live entertainment. Kids aged 12 and younger get a complimentary Mezza House Pizza!
11. Eid Family Brunch at Swissotel Al Murooj Dubai
While the grown-ups feast on an international buffet and enjoy handcrafted beverages, the little ones can stay busy with a host of colourful activities including pizza making class, arts and crafts, PlayStation games and lots more.
12. Downtown Eid Brunch
Celebrate this Eid weekend at Ramada Downtown with a delicious brunch and access to a temperature-controlled pool.
13. Three-Day Eid Brunch Celebration
Share the festive celebrations with your loved ones and enjoy a scrumptious Eid Brunch over a selection of dishes from a sharing menu served straight from the kitchen to your table.
14. Eid Brunch at Royal M Hotel
Join Royal M Hotel for a sumptuous Eid brunch buffet at Mezze and enjoy a wide selection of International dishes including live stations.
Brunch packages also include discounted pool access price of AED 80 for adults and AED 60 for children.
15. Eid Holiday at Andaz Dubai, The Palm
Make use of Andaz’ exclusive summer staycation offer starting from just AED 399+ and a 30% off at all-day neighbourhood hangout, The Locale. Enjoy the vibrant five- star boutique lifestyle hotel and its family-friendly infinity pool overlooking the beach.
16. 2 Rooms For 1 at Wyndham Dubai Marina
Celebrate Eid at Wyndham Dubai Marina and enjoy two rooms for the price of one. This offer is ideal for families, who can relax in a one bedroom suite that connects with a superior room (for the little ones), accommodating up to 6 individuals.
– Buy 1 Superior King Room & get your 2nd free (2 rooms for 1 night for up to 4 individuals or 1 room for 2 nights for 2 individuals)
– Upgrade to an Interconnecting One Bedroom Suite for AED 75 per night (accommodates up to 6 individuals)
– 20% off F&B
17. Eid Stay at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Escape in style this Summer, and save up to 30% including breakfast and so much more. Kids under 12 can also enjoy daily breakfast, completely FREE!
– 30% off the best flexible rate
– Welcome amenities
– Daily breakfast for two adults at selected restaurants
– Early check-in and late check-out
– 25% off food and drinks through your stay
– Complimentary breakfast for to 2 children under the age of 12 years old
18. Eid Al Adha at Emirates Palace
Enjoy a stunning change of scenery when you celebrate the Eid Al Adha holidays at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi with your loved ones. You and your family can indulge in a sumptuous daily breakfast for up to two guests per room and 15% off all other dining options. You will also have the ability to maximise your holiday family fun when you upgrade your room or suite and extend the fun by choosing to check-in early and check-out late.