Eid Al Adha holidays have been announced and most of you might be super excited about the 5 day break. While most people choose to fly out, some choose to stay in the UAE to celebrate Eid. Though it is a holiday, there are still so many things that you can do, like going shopping, dining, concerts, fireworks, waterparks, etc.
The ones who are into music or movies or just want to be entertained can do the following:
- Watch the Cinderella Theatrical Musical at Al Qasba, Sharjah.
This theatrical brings the much loved fairy tale of Cinderella to the stage. It will cost you Dh50 per ticket.
- Watch Badke at New York University.
Those who love dance, can watch the dance performance by Badke which combines diverse dance forms. This will cost you nothing but you will have to register in advance.
- Meet Titan the Robot who will be visiting Yas Island.
You can meet Titan the Robot on Yas Island for free.
- Watch Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan live.
The Pakistani Sufi Maestro will be performing live in Dubai this Eid. The ticket are being sold from Dh250 onwards.
- Watch the Comedy Illusion show at City Centre Mirdif.
You get to watch the British Idol winner of 2012 perform comedy, illusion and magic.
- Fun at Al Qasba, Sharjah.
Al Qasba is becoming a leisure go-to-spot. You can find musical fountain, kid’s fun zone, ferris wheel, boat tours, etc.
- Experience classical shows and ballets at Dubai Opera.
Most renowned classical shows and ballets have been scheduled for the Eid weekend. The tickets will cost you Dh300 onwards per ticket.
- If you are at the Wafi Mall, you can be a part of the Eid Al Adha celebrations.
Local dance performers will be performing, you can find henna booths and do some other traditional activities while you’re there.
- Watch Al Capone Jazz Band.
Roaming music act from Italy will be performing unique jazz and danceable swing music.
- Celebrate Eid at Mercato Mall.
There will be featured performers, acrobatic performers, painting and art and craft themed activities suited for your family.
Those who wish to spend a lot of time trying out new cuisines can do the following:
- Watch Manchester Derby at Kicker’s Sport Bar, Dubai.
Sports enthusiasts can watch the Manchester Derby 2016 at Kickers Sports Bar in Dubai and get a 33% off the entire bill during the happy hour.
- Eat at Godiva at the Outlet Village.
If you absolutely love chocolate and are a sucker for architectural style reminiscent, then this is the place to be.
Those who love to shop and especially during the sale season can do the following:
- Shopping at the Concept Big Brands Carnival 2016.
This is the annual shopping festival that takes place in Dubai World Trade Centre. You can avail 25-75% discount on leading international brands. The entry to this carnival is free.
- Have a perfect family outing at Cascade Dining.
You can visit any of 23 Cascade Dining outlet and enjoy the magic show by the resident magician, jugglers and Titan the Robot.
- Family fun at Galleria, Al Maryah.
Apart from shopping, your family can enjoy the henna stations, arts and crafts for children, etc.
The beach bums can rush to Family day outing at Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah. You can get pool and beach access and Dh50 redeemable voucher. The voucher can be redeemed at any bars or restaurants in the resort during the Eid holidays.
Playpark for kids
Kids will enjoy the Nickelodeon inspired theme park in Dubai Festival City. There will be tour forts inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There is no entry fee for this festival.
Those who wish to experience driving Jaguar F-type and Mercedes AMG can get a passenger experience on the circuit that hosts Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It will cost you up to Dh1,300 and you also get a 50% off on the next driving experience.
There are a plenty more things to do this Eid weekend and having 5 days holidays lets you keep aside days to do different activities. Having said that, it will also for sure burn a hole in your pockets. You can choose to use your credit cards so you can do all the things you would want to and not worry about having to pay for it right away. You can choose to use the following credit cards that have different offers, cashbacks and discounts to offer:
- Emirates NBD credit cards
- HSBC credit cards
- Mashreq Bank credit cards
- NBAD credit cards
- RakBank Credit cards
With the above credit cards, you can use to make the best use of the offers that are running all over the UAE and at the same time you can collect rewards and make use of the offers available with your credit cards.
You have to remember that you will have to pay for the balance in full by the end of the month if you don’t wish to be charged any interest. If you have made a high bill payment with your credit card and you will not be able to pay back the balance in full, you can have the balances converted to Easy Payment Plans. Following banks offer Easy Payment Plan facility:
- Mashreq Bank
When you choose the Easy Payment Plan facility, your balance will have to be repaid in monthly instalments. The terms will be defined by your bank and you will have to meet their requirements. Don’t let shortage in finances stop you from enjoying your Eid holidays.