Hey! Hey! Another long holiday is coming over here in the UAE. Yes, you got it right. It’s the Eid Al Adha 2021 holidays. It’s seemingly one of the most look forward holidays in the UAE and all throughout the region.
What is Eid Al Adha? And when is Eid Al Adha in UAE?
Eid Al Adha is a very significant festival in the Islamic calendar, it is called the “Feast of Sacrifice”. It is also commonly known as the “Big Eid”.
The said feast is being honored by Muslim to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s devotion and willingness to sacrifice all for God. Charitable acts are very prevalent in this period. Giving of alms in the form of money, clothes and food to the less fortunate or poor are being highlighted. Customarily, it is also the time when family and friends pray and gather to spend quality moments together.
Official dates of Eid Al Adha will depend on the formal sighting of the new moon. This year’s Big Eid is expected to begin on the 20th of July. Everyone is teeming with anticipation as UAE residents will get the longest break of the year where it can last for 6 days for most.
Surely, residents are so looking forward to the upcoming long break. Are you ready for the six-day break? Have you thought of how to spend your holidays? What to do and where to go?
There are numerous ways on how to spend best your Eid holidays. We have come up
with some suggested things to do cause how fortunate are we to get to have this break.
1. Celebrate the occasion by sending Eid Al Adha gifts to your family and friends
This celebration is about generosity and a perfect way to show it is by sending Eid presents to your loved ones. A fresh flower delivery to say your Eid Al Adha greetings is best recommended to make the day even more special. Book your flowers early to avoid the rush. (Check out Darcey Flowers in Dubai for a wide range of premium flowers perfect for the Eid celebration)
2. Prepare Eid breakfast or lunch in the household
Eid after all is best celebrated with family and loved ones. So why not begin the day spending precious time with the person you love? Host an intimate breakfast or lunch with your family members and closest relatives. Indulge in some traditional cuisines which all the family will surely enjoy. Enjoy a hearty feast!
3. Give your home a make-over and Adorn with Flowers
Give your home a make-over to welcome a fresh start. Start to de-clutter and organize. Fill your home with fresh flowers to add a more festive vibe too.
4. Pool day with the family
There are plenty of things to do to enjoy the long break. With UAE’s
weather getting extreme these days, a day splash at the pool might help. There
are a lot of hotels and resorts in the city which offer a day pool access. This is
also a great bonding activity with the family especially when you have kids. You
can enjoy the day swimming with the kids and sun-bathing with some
5. Make time for your “hobbies”
There’s no better way to spend your holiday doing what you love. For those who want to stay at home, making time for your interest is not bad at all. This is the perfect time to continue where you left off.
7. Rummage the major shopping deals
What you’ll love about major holidays? It is also equated with biggest retail offers. Almost everything is on sale so shopper can get to enjoy all the Eid shopping bargains.
6. Experience the best brunch in town
While going out of town can be fun, you may also opt to stay in the city and
explore the best brunches. Yes! Most restaurants are having best brunch offers
during this season. Call your friends and schedule your next Eid brunch. Catching
up over good food is perfect idea, isn’t it?
8. Hotel Staycation
If you’re looking for a relaxing and lazy long weekend, you might want to consider a hotel staycation. Escape the heat of the sun and just lounge all day with your pajamas while watching movies. Book your Eid staycation now!
9. Out of town Getaway
Bet most of the residents are planning to travel abroad this holiday. But with the Covid-19 threat, you can still enjoy your long break without having to leave the country. UAE has a lot of hidden gems where you can surely escape the hustle and bustle of the city life for a quick getaway. Discover the long beaches of Fujairah, beautiful mountain ranges of Ras Al Khaimah and Al Ain’s gorgeous countryside.
10. Join workshop or enroll in classes
If you want to get most out of your holidays, try to join workshop or classes. You can opt for online or virtual class or go for a physical workshop. Learning new stuffs while enjoying is worth it.
With some exciting activities are on the way, let’s not forget to reflect on
what’s important. Eid is the occasion and time devoted to family, loved ones and
friends. This is also a chance to give back and be more generous to one another.