Eid weekend is the high point of festivity in Dubai. People eagerly wait for these times as the whole city dips in joy and blissfulness. And there is so much to do, you wish days were longer. So what do you do then? Certainly these 10 things that perfectly catch the essence of this festival of togetherness.
- Walk the city in a nutshell with ‘City Walk’
City walk is the ultimate destination for experiencing the extract of Eid in Dubai. Spend a splendid evening here with your family, try some new threads or simply relax at a plush restaurant with a pretty looking mocktail in your hand; all at one place. Even your kids would love the place so much that it would be really hard to convince them there is anything better than this.
Address: 39 Al Safa St. – Dubai
- Grand Meals, Grand Family Fun
The festival of Eid brings everyone together. And when you are together with your family, what’s a better way of absorbing the moment than a light, jovial conversation over the meal. So yes, step out into the endless world of Dubai with your family, where you have ample number of restaurants, each with a different aura and specialty.
- Late Night Movie Shows
If you are a nocturnal movie buff and you are in Dubai this Eid weekend, this is going to be one of the best weekends of your life. The best thing about Dubai during the Eid weekend is that it rarely sleeps. You have late night shows across the biggest theaters of Dubai where you can truly feel the thrill of staying out all night watching your favorite movies.
- Explore the Emirates – Road Trips
The easy interconnectivity among the emirates of UAE is a boon for travellers. You don’t have to limit yourself to one place when you can experience a lot more. Each emirate of Dubai is a gem and each one has an atmosphere of its own. Explore Museums, adventure sports, resorts and much more, this Eid weekend.
Refer to our best road trip ideas from Dubai: https://www.digitaldevi.com/2017/05/11/5-easy-road-trips-from-dubai/
- The Cozy lunch
Refuel yourself with a cozy lunch at one of these new cafes that are quite promising:
Bombay Bungalow (AED 230 for two people)
Bombay Bungalow, as the name already suggests, has a delectable range of Indian and North Indian cuisines. The theme as well has been designed with enough precision to look quite Indian. Don’t forget to try the Panipuri, Butter Chicken and PavBhaji here.
Address: The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
The Verandah (AED 150 for two people)
Things just got literal at this open, casual dining space that offers seating in the open ‘veranda’, which is a great to enjoy a not-so-scorching sunny day. The place also has inner seating to suit the other kind. Enjoy here an array of international cuisines along with your kids, cheering your favorite team on the live sports screening.
Address: Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City, Umm Hurair, Dubai
Bianca(AED 200 for two people)
A visit to Bianca at the Jumeirah Beach Residence is your perfect Italian food excursion. The authentic Pizzas and Pastas here are specially trained to cheer you taste buds like nothing else. And also, the way they present the food infuses twice the taste in it. This place as well offers indoor and outdoor seating.
Address: The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
- Sweet tooth indulgence
Apart from the sweetest memories, Dubai gives you the opportunity to try the best sweet dishes. And because it’s Eid weekend, forget counting, just have whatever comes your way. Sweet dishes are the gist of Eid treats and recipes and in Dubai, you will find almost all types of sweet dishes around the world because it is the global hub of everything exclusive and lavish that includes sweet dishes as well.
- Belly Dancing with Arabic Chai
One of the most popular dance forms in this world is Belly Dance, and to experience it in Dubai during the Eid weekend is just the next level of entertainment. And way you absorb the live Belly dance performances is also quite unique i.e with a cup of premium Arabic tea. Yes, many restaurants in Dubai host live Belly Dance performances by professional dancers, so that you can cherish the moment even more with your Royal Arabic Tea and snacks.
Some of the best places for Belly Dance performances are:
Al Nafoorah – Ground Level, Right Wing, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Awtar at Grand Hyatt – Sheikh Rashid Road – Dubai
- OMG it’s the IMG – Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the real deal for kids as well as adults. This indoor amusement park in Dubai brings together, artfully, the world of Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics and Lost Valley of Dinosaurs, and stitches them into one grand amusement park with themed rides and live shows. The Worlds of Adventure has themed restaurants as well such Tony’s Skydeck, Chang’s Golden Dragon, Cartoon Network Feast and more. To witness complete devastation in ‘Hulk-style’ make sure you buy a ticket for Hulk Epsilon Base 3D show. So go on, step into the Worlds of Adventure to make your Eid weekend even more exciting.
- Food Truck Tour
Dubai is one of those places wherethe food truck culture has flourished successfully and houses some of the most amazing food trucks around the world offering the greatest indigenous recipes. Take a tour around Dubai to these awesome food trucks, which serve somereally mind-blowing cuisines, to know the power of street food. Here are some you should definitely try while you are out there on the Eid weekend:
Vida Food Truck (AED 130 for two people)
Being a food truck, Vida serves quite a less number of snacks and fast food. The menu here enlists Tacos, Burgers, Nachos and Hotdogs along with some drinks. And whatever you order, guarantees to satiate you with its rich and fresh flavors. And if we really had to pick one, we would recommend you the Shrimp Tacos.
Address: Outside Vida Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
Calle Tacos (AED 100 for two people)
Craving for authentic Mexican tacos? Well, this is the place to be then. Fresh, juicy, saucy tacos with just- out-of-the-farm fresh stuffing is what this food truck proudly boasts of.Other than that, you have side dishs, drinks and more. Go for Shrimp Tacos and Burritos while you are here.
Address: Keeps changing base.
PocoLoco(AED 120 for two people)
This food truck is more of a permanent eatery and doesn’t move it all. And that’s a positive thing because you wouldn’t have to look all around for its delicious Latin American, Mexican and Peruvian cuisines. The place has indoor seating as well, but we would recommend you to go for the outdoor seating to receive more of its food truck-ish feel. For those who live to eat and not the other way around, Poco Loco has some of the best, uber-loaded Burritos, Quesadilla, Tacos, Nachos, Drinks and much more.
Address: E 11 Last Exit, Exit 1, E11 towards Dubai, Dubai
- Spectacular Beach Evenings
This Eid weekend, celebrate your evenings with the most ornate of sunsets. Share some light moments with your friends or family on some of the best beach clubs with amazing food, live performances and serene atmosphere.
Our top five picks for best beach clubs with family and kids friendly atmosphere are:
Waldorf Astoria The Palm – Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
Jumeirah Zabeel– Crescent Road,The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
Riva Beach Club– Building 8,The Shoreline Apartments – Dubai
Fairmont The Palm – Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
Sofitel Dubai – Bahar 4 JBR – The Walk – Dubai