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16 wonderful ways to spend Eid al-Fitr in Dubai

Get ready to dive into the festivities.

Eid Al Fitr is just around the corner, and if you’re not jetting off for a getaway during this nine-day break, fret not. There’s a whole bunch of fun waiting for you right here in Dubai. FACT has got your back. With tons of things to do, here’s how you can make the most out of Eid Al Fitr in Dubai.

Book a stay at Banyan Tree Dubai

Experience a perfect island escape at Banyan Tree Dubai this Eid al-Fitr. Situated on Bluewaters Dubai, the resort offers a private beachfront, a variety of dining options, three swimming pools, and the opportunity to unwind at the Banyan Tree Spa. The rooms feature a blend of minimalism and practicality, ensuring your stay is as peaceful as it can get. This Eid, you get 20 per cent off all bookings, including a 20 per cent discount on dining and spa as well.

GO: Call 04 556 6666 for reservations and more information.

Banyan Tree Dubai

Celebrate Eid at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm is rolling out the red carpet for an unforgettable getaway this Eid. Picture yourself soaking up the sun at their stunning infinity pool or treating yourself to a pampering session at the FACT award-winning Iridium Spa. You can also indulge in dining experiences at the property’s Cordelia or Rüya restaurants. Plus, with your stay, you get 20 per cent off on treatments and dining. To elevate the experience, you also get a 24-hour butler service and exclusive access to Kyma Beach Dubai at Palm West Beach throughout your stay.

GO: Call 04 218 0000 for reservations and more information.

The St. Regis Dubai

Dine at Ewaan in Palace Downtown

Indulge in an exquisite Eid al-Fitr feast at Ewaan in the Palace Downtown. Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, this dining experience promises a buffet bursting with flavour. Guests can savour classic Arabic and Oriental cuisine, featuring live stations and a BBQ area serving meats. With its open-air terrace seating and prime location, Ewaan offers a truly immersive dining experience. Available on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, AED 325 and AED 162.50 for children.

GO: Call 04 428 7961 for reservations and more information.

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Eat at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen

Embark on a flavourful journey this Eid al-Fitr at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, located in Atlantis The Royal. Gather your loved ones and delight in the likes of the Lighvan Feta Board, Zeytoon Parvardeh and Kashk E Bademjoon. Main courses such as Joje Kabab, Kabab Koobideh and Shishlik, along with Jeweled Rice, will elevate your feast to a royal dining experience. Conclude your meal on a sweet note with traditional desserts such as the Baghlava Qazvini or the Mamani’s Shole Zard in the comfort of your family at Ariana’s restaurant, inspired by her home in Tehran. Available from 9 to 11 April, from 12.30pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm. AED 380 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Ariana's Persian Kitchen

Enjoy afternoon tea at Address Grand Creek Harbour

Head over to The Patisserie’s for the Arabesque Delight Afternoon Tea this Eid al-Fitr. Nestled against the picturesque backdrop of Dubai Creek, you get a chance to indulge in the likes of Smoked Salmon on Charcoal Bread, Dark Chocolate & Tonka Beans Cake, and many more. Pair these with classic and raisin scones, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and choose from a range of speciality coffees and teas to enhance your indulgence. Available throughout Eid al-Fitr, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 395 for two.

GO: Call 04 275 8888 for reservations and more information.


Escape to the Northern Emirates 

Escape to the ultimate family getaway this Eid at Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah. Ideal for families, the spacious two-bedroom suites accommodate various compositions, such as two adults and three children or four adults and one child. Enjoy the resort’s soft all-inclusive meal plan and indulge in sumptuous delights while the little ones revel in our kids’ club. With access to pools, beaches, and entertainment, the Eid staycation package at Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island offers a memorable stay. Available from 6 to 14 April. AED 1,774 per room per night.

GO: Email or call 07 203 6666 for reservations and more information.

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Expereince Arrazuna at The Link

Head over to the newly-opened Arrazuna at The Lin for an Eid brunch promising a fusion of flavours and culinary expertise. Enjoy the taste of Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine under one roof, featuring shawarma, grills, Baklava, Kunafa and a whole lot more. Suspended between two buildings, Arrazuna promises to elevate the Eid brunch experience — quite literally. Available only on the second day of Eid Al Fitr, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 475 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 825 (bubbly).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Gather the family for a stay at Centara Mirage Beach Resort

Experience a perfect family staycation at Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai this Eid Al Fitr. Situated on the Dubai Islands’ waterfront, this resort blends Thai and Arabian influences, promising a world of fun and relaxation. From the beautiful beach to diverse dining options and thrilling activities for the little ones, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai caters to all your needs. With its Candy Spa, Camp Safari, water park, and various kids’ clubs, children are entertained throughout their stay while parents can indulge in spa treatments or enjoy quality time by the beach. Indulge in water sports, or opt for a movie night under the stars at the beachfront cinema during their stay. With nine dining venues offering authentic Thai, international, Argentinian, and seafood cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Centara Mirage Beach Resort

Have brunch at Mowsem

Make your way to Mowsem, the all-day dining restaurant at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, for an Eid buffet brunch. Gather around the table with your loved ones and indulge in a lavish spread featuring Arabic specialities ranging from kebabs to biryanis and desserts. With both indoor and outdoor seating available, live cooking stations, and fun activities for the little ones, Mowsem promises a family-friendly Eid celebration. Available on 11 and 12 April, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. AED 175 per person.

GO: Call 04 230 0073 for reservations and more information.


Immerse yourself in AI at Zenon

Head on over to Zenon Dubai this Eid al-Fitr and experience the marvel of this AI-driven restaurant. Whether you choose to dine in the indoor setting or experience the outdoor ambience overlooking the fountain wall, Zenon Dubai promises an à la carte Eid meal to remember. With Mediterranean and Asian flavours, you can expect a variety of dishes such as Usuzukuri in Soy and Yuzu Sauce, Miso Soup with Fermented Beans and Marinated Chilean Sea Bass. Indulge in mains such as Pure Breed Wagyu Striploin and Rosemary & Thyme Marinated Australian Lamb Cutlets, followed by divine desserts like Greek Yoghurt and White Chocolate Parfait. Available daily, from 12pm to 3am.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.


Luxuriate at Raffles The Palm Dubai

Elevate your Eid al-Fitr holiday with a luxurious stay at Raffles The Palm Dubai. Dive into the Raffles Retreat offer this Eid, where you can indulge in culinary delights at Sola Jazz Lounge and enjoy an exclusive Raffles Spa & Wellness Membership at Cinq Mondes Spa. With the tranquil waters of the Gulf and the Arabian sun, The Raffles Retreat offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus, if you book for two nights or more, you’ll receive a 20 per cent discount on grand rooms or suites.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Relax with Privèe Dubai

This Eid Al Fitr, choose peace and book yourself an at-home spa experience. Treat yourself to a soothing 60-minute massage and receive a complimentary LED facial to revitalise your skin. This state-of-the-art LED mask delivers a spectrum of seven vibrant colours, each targeting specific skin concerns to help you achieve a youthful glow. You get to discover the benefits of colour-based light therapy, from the acne-fighting power of Blue Light to the skin-firming properties of Cyan Light. Available until the last day of Eid al-Fitr.

GO: Follow @privee_dubai on Instagram for more information.

Sleep at Burj Al Arab

This Eid al-Fitr, indulge in the Ultimate Staycation Bed and Breakfast offer at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Prepare to be pampered in pure luxury with in-room Hermès amenities for a perfect family escape because your booking also gets you complimentary stays for two children under 11. Now Burj Al Arab — like always — is taking it up a notch with world-class butler service, along with access to the private beach and Wild Wadi Waterpark. For those looking to relax, the Talise Spa and Summersalt Beach Club await, ensuring a rejuvenating retreat.

GO: Call 04 364 7194 for reservations and more information.

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Stay at Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah

Take a short drive from Dubai and make your way to Ajman’s Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah. With contemporary architecture, vast open spaces, and calming sea views, you can relax in your villa or participate in exciting activities. The resort offers plenty for the whole family, including The Oberoi Kids’ Club, providing supervised fun for younger guests. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the Al Zorah Golf Club, while adventure-seekers can explore the mangroves with guided kayak tours, discovering diverse bird populations in their natural habitat. For food, dine at Vinesse, the resort’s all-day dining restaurant for the perfect Eid al-Fitr celebration.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Oberoi Beach Resort

Treat yourself at The Lana, Dorchester Collection

Head on over to the newly-opened The Lana, Dorchester Collection for a special Eid al-Fitr staycation. For a truly luxurious experience, choose the Sunrise or Marina Rooms with private balconies or Suites boasting panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa or Dubai Canal. With the latter, you get to arrive in style as well with the hotel’s custom Rolls-Royce. And while you’re here, indulge in dining experiences across eight restaurants and bars, including Bonbon Café Angelo Musa, Jara by Martin Berasategui, Riviera by Jean Imbert and High Society rooftop lounge. Relax by the infinity pool and celebrate Eid in style.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

The Lana Dorchester Collection

Unwind at SEVA

Immerse yourself in a holistic journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation at SEVA this Eid al-Fitr with the Unlimited Pass. You get access to unlimited yoga and sound healing meditation classes while enjoying a special 20 per cent off at SEVA Table, also known as SEVA Cafe, and SEVA Shop. Picture yourself indulging in rejuvenating yoga sessions, savouring tranquil moments in the garden oasis, and relishing nourishing meals that replenish your energy and sooth your soul. Available from 6 to 14 April. AED 888 per person.

GO: Visit for more information.


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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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