Even though the Eid Al Adha holidays are quickly approaching, you still have time to consider your plans for this long weekend of festivities. To maximize this holiday season, there are several premium solutions available.
The UAE offers various indulgent options, from top-notch resorts to exhilarating activities. Both locals and visitors can indulge in luxury while surrounded by the golden dunes, private beachside retreats, skydiving, and hot air balloon rides.
This Eid Al Adha, check out these nine luxury locations and activities in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas Island
Take part in an exciting trip while discovering Sir Bani Yas Island’s undiscovered beauty. Enjoy the luxury of five-star boutique hotels, opulent villas, and thrilling family-friendly activities while exploring a stunning landscape with animals.
Even Wildlife Park, a wildlife sanctuary that takes up more than half of Sir Bani Yas Island, is open to visitors. On 4×4 nature and wildlife safaris, a knowledgeable guide will lead you to see creatures in their natural habitats, such as stately Arabian oryx, beautiful gazelles, majestic giraffes, secretive hyenas, and speedy cheetahs.
Each lodging option on Sir Bani Yas Island provides a distinctive and abundant experience, enabling guests to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the island. Visitors can stay at the five-star Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara or reserve one of the beachfront villas on the eastern shoreline, which provide one or two bedrooms.
A two-night stay in a villa for two persons starts at Dh9,000.
Infinity The Royal
Atlantis The Royal, Dubai’s newest architectural wonder, aims to redefine luxury. The painstakingly designed location gives luxury a whole new meaning.
This hotel offers a dream-worthy suite with a sizable patio, a private infinity pool, and outdoor dining and seating places that overlooks the Arabian Sea.
During the Eid Al Adha holiday, a room for two adults starts at Dh10,364 a night.
Ride in a helicopter
Participants in the helicopter trip experience a breathtaking journey above Dubai’s famous landmarks. Passengers may marvel at the imposing edifice while enjoying an exclusive perspective of the Burj Khalifa, thanks to the exhilarating journey. Additionally, passengers are given aerial vistas of Palm Jumeirah and other well-known locations.
Many companies in Dubai offer helicopter tours, and the cost varies depending on the location and length of the flight. The minimum flight time from close to Burj Al Arab to Burj Khalifa is 12 minutes, and the starting fee is Dh675 per person.
For Dh10,000, one can choose a private tour flight for five persons that lasts 40 minutes.
Show by La Perle at Al Habtoor
Discover the breathtaking spectacle of La Perle, where cutting-edge technology, fascinating images, and immersive artistic performances come together. Audiences will wonder after watching this spectacular spectacle, which draws inspiration from Dubai’s diverse culture, dynamic present, and forward-thinking future. Get ready for mind-blowing acrobatics, jaw-dropping amazing effects, and a flawless combination of artistry and innovation that will leave you speechless.
The performance offers a distinct view of the action taking place in the specially designed aqua theatre with 270-degree seating. As the performers display astounding aquatic and aerial feats, like diving 25 meters above the stage, the audience can watch the stage fill with water and drain in seconds.
Ticket: The price of a ticket is Dh159. The cost starts at Dh354 if you want to include dinner and a cruise.
kalba’s Kingfisher Retreat
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural splendour of this idyllic island, where birds soar elegantly through the air, gazelles graze without restriction, turtles gently lay their eggs along the coastlines, and crabs scurry about in their natural environment. The retreat also exposes visitors to Sharjah’s regional traditions and customs through exciting activities and interactive sessions.
One night in a one-bedroom apartment starts at Dh2,115.
Have you ever considered what it might be like to float in a hot air balloon while taking in the view from above and the cool breeze? Hot air balloon rides are available around the UAE.
This experience is made possible by numerous tour operators in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Ras Al Khaimah, and the flight is best experienced at sunrise. Visitors may take 360-degree vistas of the folds of golden sand as the balloon lifts them to an altitude of 4,000 feet. Depending on the selected package, it may include pick-up and drop-off, drinks, a sumptuous breakfast, and a pilot-signed flight certificate.
The cost per person could change depending on the service selected. However, the cost per passenger for a 1.5 to 2-hour flight starts at Dh1,050.
Al Zorah’s Oberoi Beach Resort
At the resort Al Zorah, where breathtaking natural scenery, gorgeous beaches, and top-notch amenities come together to create an unrivalled luxury hideaway, you may escape to the lap of luxury.
The resort offers a variety of outdoor activities for adventure seekers, including kayaking and paddleboarding through mangroves, cycling along beautiful trails, and golfing at a prestigious course.
The nightly starting price per person is Dh1,350.
Island of Yas
Yas Island has it all, whether you’re looking for exhilarating adventures, fun for the whole family, calm beaches, or a buzzing nightlife. It is a tourist spot in the centre of Abu Dhabi that offers a remarkable vacation experience by fusing exhilarating activities, top-notch entertainment, and peaceful leisure.
Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World, and Sea World are the island’s four adventure parks.
A day’s entry costs Dh595. However, one may pay Dh129 for a pass that allows access to all four parks.
The cost of two nights’ lodging for two individuals starts at Dh5,000.
Skydive in Dubai
For thrill-seekers and enthusiasts, Dubai offers a one-of-a-kind chance to embark on a thrilling skydiving trip. Imagine the surge of adrenaline as you fall freely across the beautiful scenery while the sky is clear and blue. This heart-pounding adventure gives an unequalled experience, whether you’re an experienced skydiver or a beginner.
Dubai skydiving promises an experience unlike any other, with its magnificent skyline and man-made island as the backdrop. This activity at the desert drop zone is only available through June 30 and is closed from July through September. Starting at Dh1,799, a tandem jump is available here.
The current cost for a drive in the Palm Drop zone is Dh2,399, available all year round.