Eid ul Adha holidays are just 15 days away.  Plan ahead and make the most out of the 4 to 5 day break.  For people in the UAE, here are some ideas on what you can do – based on your budget:

Cheap & cheerful

You’d rather save money right now.  But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get some downtime during the Eid break.  Try to check out at least a few of these activities:

Learn archery in Sharjah


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Single round: AED 80 per person | Location Map | Dubai Archers website

Try an escape room experience in Dubai


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AED 95 per person | Location Map | Claustrophobia website

Cook a special meal with Cook-a-box


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3 meal package for 2 people: AED 190 | Cook-a-box website

Get a traditional Turkish Hammam treatment @ One & Only Royal Mirage


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Oriental treatment for 110 mins: AED 695 | One & Only Website

Kayak in the Arabian Gulf


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Single kayak for 2 1/2 tour: AED 230 | Seayou’s website


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The UAE has so many beautiful resorts and beaches, so take this opportunity to explore this great country.  Check yourself (and family) into one of these places and pretend you are on vacation; all just hours drives from your house.

For as little as AED 500 a night per person, you can get a room at Cove Rotana in Ras Al Khaimah or the Flamingo in Umm Al Quwain (including breakfast).  Spend a few days just enjoying the several amenities that the resort has to offer; and the company of your family and friends.

Short break

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If you weren’t able to take a vacation over the summer, and you want to save on a trip during the upcoming high season, this is a good time to go. Five days is more than enough time to take a short trip and explore a new destination.  Here’s a few places to go:

Tiblisi, Georgia from AED 2,750 including return flights, 3 night stay in a 4 star hotel, half-day guided city tour, breakfast buffet, and return airport transfers.

Amman and Petra from AED 3,500 including return flights, 3 night stay in a 4 star hotel, full day tour of Rose Red City, Amman city tour, Baptism site visit, Dead Sea, daily breakfast and dinner, entrance fees to museums in Amman, and return airport transfers.

Istanbul and Cappadocia from AED 4,500 including return flights, 2 nights stay in Istanbul and 2 nights in Cappadocia, domestic flights, buffet breakfast everyday, Istanbul city tour, Bosphorus cruise, Cappadocia city tour with lunch, two dinner meals in Cappadocia, and return airport transfers.