Eid Al Fitr 2022: Time to visit the 7 Emirates

 

With Eid Al Fitr fast approaching, why not take the time to explore the spectacular emirates of the UAE. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re a seasoned expat, each emirate offers unique experiences and activities for both individuals and families. We’ve handpicked our favourite current experiences in each of the emirates to help you explore the country we call home.

 

Abu Dhabi

As the Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is filled with impressive architecture, malls and manicured gardens. But what you may not know is that If you’re looking for some outdoor adventure, they’ve also got you covered. The Mangroves National Park is a must-visit. Giving visitors the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and admire the native trees of the region, they are able to walk through the national park or glide through the Mangroves in a kayak. The National Park is free to visit and kayak tours start from AED 160.

 

Dubai

You could not visit the UAE and miss the unforgettable experience that is Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel. Having been closed for maintenance over the Ramadan period, the attraction will re-open to celebrate the Eid Al Fitr holiday weekend. Whether you’re there for the impressive views or you have an event you want to celebrate at The Sky Bar, there are numerous packages available, starting from AED 130 depending on your budget.

 

Sharjah

Whether you’re entertaining children or you’re traveling alone, the Sharjah desert Park is a worthwhile day out. Housing a breeding centre for endangered Arabian animals rescued from their desert habitat, your small entrance fee will really be put to good use. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast or your children simply wants to visit the petting zoo, the Sharjah Desert Park has something for everyone. They suggest spending at least 4-5hours on site to truly understand who they are and what they stand for and tickets start from AED 5 (but are free for children under 12).

 

Al Ain

Jebel Hafeet is the skyline dominating mountain that borders both the UAE and Oman and should be on any visitor’s to-do list within the region. Take a drive up to the Summit view point to admire the panoramic views of one of the most notable landmarks in the region. The views are breathtaking and we highly recommend visiting to watch the sunset of an evening. Roughly a 2-hour journey from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai city centres, the road trip is both scenic and enjoyable.

 

Umm Al Quwain

If you’re traveling with children, the Dreamland aqua park is a fun day out (read: great way to drain their batteries!). Covering more than 250,000 square meters, the waterpark is filled with attractions, rides and food venues so both you and the kids will be satisfied. There are numerous rides available for children (and adults) of all ages as you walk through the manicured gardens of the venue. There are day use cabanas for rent and if you want to make it a getaway, there are cabins for camping as well. Tickets start from 100 AED for children over 120cm and they are guaranteed to have a great time.

 

Ras Al Khaimah

Experience the serenity and soothing of the natural mineral waters at the Khatt hot springs in Ras Al Khaima this Eid. With water temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius, you will leave feeling restored and recharged. Entry starts from AED 25 and includes a towel and locker for your belongings. There is also a hotel, Golden Tulip Khatt that offers free daily entry for guests staying there.

 

Fujairah

You couldn’t have an Eid vacation without visiting the stunning shorelines of Fujairah. One of the most popular beaches for individuals and families alike is Umbrella beach. With dedicated play areas for the children, the palm trees and natural rock formations offer unique views from every angle. There are food trucks along the beach as well as bathroom facilities for guests to use. What else could you need!

 

Enjoying the expat life in Dubai, we are often guilty of forgetting to explore what the other emirates of the UAE have to offer. This Eid, take the time to get to know our neighbours and enjoy a relaxing getaway with hardly any travel and transit time!