6 great things to do in Dubai this Eid al-Adha
In celebration of Eid al-Adha, the three-day Islamic holiday, dozens of malls, hotels and restaurants will host a little something special to help the city celebrate the occasion in style. We've shortlisted six of the best. Enjoy!
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The largest trampoline park in the Middle East, home to more than 200 interconnected bouncy platforms, is giving you and three of your mates the chance to jump around for AED120 per hour. Given that it usually costs AED80 for one person, it’s well worth paying a visit here soon. If bouncing around isn’t your thing, you can get your blood pumping by trying out the venue’s 3D running wall or by playing a game of bubble soccer.
When: August 19 - 23
Where: Warehouse 5, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: 600 567568, website
The Concepts Big Brand Sale will see over 300 brands slash their prices by up to 75 percent. Some of the bigger names to look out for include Versace, Nike and Calvin Klein. With everything from fragrances, clothing and accessories on offer, the event is perfect for all those who’ve left their Eid gift shopping until the last minute. Doors open at 10am and the sale ends at 10pm.
When: 10am-10pm, August 19
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
The Yemeni singer will be putting on a free show that will no doubt include tunes from her self-produced album, Arahenkom. Expect a mixed crowd as the 29-year-old sings in Yemeni and Lebanese as well as classical Arabic. Once the gig is over, make your way to Dragon Mart 1, where a world filled with gizmos and gadgets and everything in between await you.
When: 7.30pm, August 24
Where: Dragon Mart 2
Price: Free entry
Contact: +971 4 433 6200, website
Zero Gravity Eid Brunch
The beach club is hosting two brunches in celebration of Eid al-Adha. Both of which will take place indoors and on the venue’s terrace from 12pm to 5pm. The à la carte package includes drinks and is priced at AED249 for ladies and AED299 for gents. Once brunch is done, a glorious 2-for-1 beverage deal follows between 5pm and 8pm.
When: August 22-23
Where: Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone
Price: AED249 for ladies, AED299 for gents
Contact: +971 4 501 2534, website
For AED1,499, you and your loved ones can celebrate Eid al-Adha with an all-inclusive stay onboard one of the world’s oldest ocean liners. If you’d rather not spend the night, you can opt for the special Eid brunch. Taking place on Friday, August 24, the package includes free-flowing beverages and live entertainment. Prices for the buffet style brunch (1pm-4pm) start from AED225.
When: August 23-24
Where: Mina Rashid Port
Price: All inclusive staycation AED1,499, brunch from AED225
Contact: +971 4 526 8888, website
In celebration of Eid al-Adha, Anise is hosting a special brunch. Taking place on Friday, August 24, the seafood brunch that starts at AED240 per person will feature prawns, crab, lobster and everything in between, all of which will be served from the venue's eight live cooking stations. There will be a number of salads and grilled goods for vegetarians, too.
When: Friday, August 24
Where: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Price: From AED240 per person
Contact: +971 4 701 1127, website