Staying closer to home? We choose the best offers in the emirate – from buffet discounts and pamper-perfect spa treatments to fun activities for the family
The restaurant’s brunch features authentic Lebanese dishes including cold and hot mezze, along with seafood options of fresh fish, oysters, shrimps and lobster tail.
Dhs145 (adults), Dhs73 (kids aged six-12). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Valid on the first three consecutive days of Eid. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
A.O.C. French Brasserie
Diners can discover Middle Eastern, North African and international cuisine featuring classic hot and cold mezze, appetisers and mixed grills from various live
Dhs230 per person (including soft drinks), half price (kids aged 13-17), free (kids aged 12 and under). Maximum of two kids free per paying adult. 1pm-4pm. Valid both days of Eid. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
Celebrate Eid at La Résidence
La Résidence Restaurant & Lounge offers a four-course sharing menu of signatures including duck foie gras.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (beverages). 7pm-11pm. Three days of Eid. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 396 2211).
Dusit Thani Dubai
Gather your family and loved ones and celebrate a blessed Eid Al Fitr with a grand buffet of Arabic, Thai, Italian and International specials straight from the kitchens of Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine, The Californian and PAX Ristorante & Lounge.
From Dhs210 per person. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road email@example.com (04 317 4515).
Eat out at Jones the Grocer for Eid
Enjoy the restaurant’s limited-edition Eid menu, available at all outlets.
Prices vary. Daily 8am-10.30pm. Until July 26. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayad Road (04 346 6886). Other location: Ethiad Travel Mall (04 388 1038).
Guests can enjoy an international buffet dinner serving dishes from the Middle East, India, Asia and the Mediterranean.
Dhs195 (adults), half price (kids aged six-12 years dine at half price, free for children under five years. 6pm-10.30pm. Valid on the first day of Eid. Fairmont the Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Horizon all-Day dining
This brunch will offer traditional Arabic cuisine and beverages. Guests staying at the Amwaj Rotana hotel will get the Eid brunch included.
Dhs179 (adults), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids aged five and under). 11am-3pm. Valid on the first day of Eid. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
La Porte des Indes
Try Indian cuisine with a difference, with a set menu designed for Eid Al-Fitr featuring some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes including kebabs, seafood specialities and biryanis.
Dhs285 per person. 6.30pm-11.30pm. July 17-20. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
Enjoy a festive buffet lunch including a mix of traditional Arabic specialities and international dishes.
Dhs99 per person. 6.30am-10pm. Valid both days of Eid. Hues Boutique Hotel, Deira (04 236 5566).
Eid brunch is Friday 1pm-4pm and they will have special live Arabic music, and all six live cooking stations interacting with the guests. There will also be a big kids for all seasons area where children can play, so parents can relax and enjoy! Prices range from Dhs350 to Dhs650. There’s 50% for young adults aged 6-12 years old.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeriah Beach Road (04 270 7802).
Sisters Beauty Lounge
Get ready for Eid with a 60-minute vitamin C and papaya enzyme peel facial. Designed to cleanse and remove toxins, the treatment promises to tighten and firm skin.
Dhs500. Until the end of Eid. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8500).
Talise Ottoman Spa
Enjoy a two-hour pampering experience with the Royal Ottoman Hamman treatment and a rose bliss massage. The deal also includes a free bracelet.
Dhs1,150. 8.30am-8.30pm. Valid during Eid. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Layali Dubai Concerts
Saudi Arabia-born Rabeh Saqer and Yemeni star Balqees Ahmed Fathi will be performing at the Arabic concert which takes place annually throughout this special time of year. Catch it Sunday July 19 at Dubai World Trade Center 8pm.
The Magical Box Ballerina
Something for the kids at Ibn Battuta Mall on all three days of Eid. Youngsters can check out the tale of a soldier who falls in love with a toy ballerina. The show features professional ballet dancers too.
From July 18 to August 29 to Mercato Mall will be hosting the African Circus, The Colour Circus and The Kids European Circus. As well as great stage entertainment, they’ll be interacting with children at the workshop, plus face-painting and juggling lessons will be on offer. Get in for free all three days of Eid.
Dubai Ice Rink
Hit the ice and enjoy music from popular Dubai DJs including Stutter, Junior J, Bliss, Shef Codes, Keza and Kaboo, as well as resident DJ Dir.
Dhs125. 6pm-midnight. July 17-19. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 448 5111).
Enjoy a combo pass and get unlimited access to rides including credit for ten video games of your choice, plus a Dhs30 voucher for the retail shop if you purchase any item more than Dhs100. Kids can enjoy the junior combo pass and get two hours at the soft play or toddlers area plus five video games, ten kids rides and a special Eid gift.
Dhs225 (combo pass), Dhs125 (junior combo pass). Valid during Eid. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 448 8484).
Firework display at The Beach
Celebrate the Eid weekend and catch the fireworks display over The Beach in JBR. Free. Eid weekend. Daily 8.30pm.
The Beach, JBR (800 637 227).
Parents and children can enjoy the various attractions at this indoor theme park, including the Fly Jump, Mirror Maze, X-Rider, The Slide and Valkyrie.
Dhs20 per person. Sat-Wed 9am-midnight, Thu-Fri 9am-1am. July 18-22. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 1000).
Dolphin Planet at Dubai Dolphinarium
Lucky winners can win meet & greets with dolphins at the new Dolphin Planet at Dubai Dolphinarium, Joyalukkas vouchers or special gifts such as yacht tours, limo rides and much more from Rayna Tours. There will be complimentary face-painting and photos with our mascots for everyone to enjoy.
Tickets start from only Dhs40 and always sell out fast, book online www.dubaidolphinarium.ae
Kids rule on Yas Island
Golden keys will be hidden all around Yas Island in participating outlets including Yas Marina, all hotels and Yas Links.
Parents and children can join in the Yas Treasure Hunt until September with 250 golden keys hidden across the island each day giving you the opportunity to win weekly prize draws worth over Dhs10,000. Additionally, those who find a key will be entered into the big prize draw to win return flights with Etihad or flynas.
The lucky passengers flying out of KSA and receive a golden ticket with their boarding card, providing them exclusive value to some of the island’s attractions including Yas Kartzone at Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi-as well as entry into the Yas Treasure Hunt.
Kids on board will receive cool sunglasses and be encouraged to take their craziest photograph or video with the crew and share with their friends.
For more information, visit: yasisland.ae