Kick off your Eid break in style.

For some of you tomorrow night might be the start of a long week off, for others it can be a prelude to a short work week. Whatever your plans for Eid Al Fitr – be it a quick getaway or a relaxing staycation – we have selected some fabulous activities to help you get in the mood.

Don’t forget to dedicate a bit of your time to some shopping with our extensive Eid gift guide.

Paris, je t’aime

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Feel the essence of Paris without leaving Dubai by booking a table at Un Dimanche à Paris. An elegant brasserie patisserie, indulge in an exquisite French cuisine and decadent desserts. It is situated in the new Blue Waters Island with breathtaking views of the coastline.

Cool Down

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Quit your complaining and embrace the 40oC heat at one of the most stylish infinity pools in the city. Located on the fourth floor of Address Dubai Marina, Shades is a venue that has it all including a children’s pool, lounge, outdoor seating and chill-out cabanas.

At-home salon experience

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Ever woken up to discover your favourite Kerastase shampoo has suddenly run out? Don’t panic because Pastels and bgX has you covered. The platform can not only dispatch a Pastels’ stylist to you but it can also deliver your must-have professional products in just 30 minutes. Simply download the bgX app. For the best hair salons in the city, check out our ultimate edit. 

Sweet Luxuries

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For couture-level ice cream there’s no place like Scoopi. Already famous for selling the most expensive ice cream in the world (Dhs 3,000 to be precise) the homegrown cafe in Jumeirah come up with an array of premium delights including the newly launched Charcoal and Mexican menu. Dig into the Charcoal Tacos or Charcoal Waffles and don’t forget the Nachos served with either dark chocolates and berries or Nutella and strawberry, or blueberry and cream cheese flavours.

City Escape


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Want a staycation that offers a little more than a room with breakfast? For Dhs 600 Taj Hotel offers a city escape in close proximity to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa including buffet breakfast at Tesoro, a 3-course lunch or dinner across a choice of award winning restaurants and a 30 minute complimentary upgrade for every 60 minute massage booked at Jiva Spa. For bookings email or call +971 4 4383100.

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If you ever wanted to get a lesson in Arabic calligraphy then you’re in luck as all’onda rooftop terrace at Emerald Palace Kempinski on the Palm is hosting an Italian/Asian three-hour feast with a side of art. Now that’s a cultural takeaway.

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