Eid is here. Three days (and four for the lucky) away from emails, meetings and deadlines. Here’s how we’ll be making the most of our time-off.



Fantastic scenery? Check. Luxurious surroundings? Check. Culinary treats? Check. Now it’s time to pack your Louis Vuitton holdall and head to Hatta Fort Hotel in the beautiful Hajar Mountain Range for a staycation at the bargain rate of just Dhs750 per person, per night, inclusive of breakfast and dinner. Just an hour’s drive from Dubai, you’re guaranteed a relaxing trip that won’t break the bank. Offer runs from August 8-12. For more information, call (04) 8145400.




Treat your nearest and dearest to Magnolia’s cupcakes created just for Eid Al Fitr.

The classic vanilla or chocolate cakes are available only from August 5-12, with each one decorated with an edible ode to Eid. To pre-order your cupcakes, call (04) 350 5440.




Escape the soaring temperatures and treat yourself to a yearly membership at Raffles Spa, between August 9 and September 15, and enjoy 25 per cent off the annual rate. Membership includes unlimited access to the pool and fitness facilities, 10 per cent off all spa treatments and 20 per cent off your bill at all Raffles restaurants and bars. Visit raffles.com for more information.


Image from Emirates Woman (March) Hot To Trot Shoot styled by Sarah Joan Ross