Passports at the ready, it’s time to jet off (or drive) on your Eid Al-Adha vacation.
Planning to escape the Dubai heat over the few day? Or fancy a staycation that makes you feel miles away from the daily hustle? Our editors have pinned down some of the best destinations in the UAE and beyond to make this break truly memorable.
One & Only Cape Town
Nestled within a natural amphitheatre and shaped by the vertical cliffs of Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, One & Only Cape Town is located in the heart of the city at the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Close to the city’s prime shopping destination, overlooking the marina and with panoramic views across to Table Mountain. But what we love the most is the fact that the average temperatures remain 15-20 degrees cooler than in Dubai. Book. Us. In. Now.
Velaa Private Island, Maldives
Ultra-exclusive Maldivian Resort, Velaa Private Island, is a paradise destination for both couples and families, offering a very private and relaxing Eid escape. The resort offers a range of watersports and island-based activities to keep both adults and children of all ages entertained. For bookings over Eid Al Adha until 30th September 2018, guests can enjoy a complimentary one way shared seaplane transfer when staying for three nights or more, and for those staying a minimum of five nights they will also receive complimentary Half Board in Athiri Restaurant. Win, win.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island
Set on the sandy shores of Sir Bani Yas Island, Al Yamm Villa Resort is an eco-friendly destination delivering a one-off luxury beach experience on the edge of a nature reserve. Reminiscent of an old fishermen’s village, 30 spacious villas boast ocean and mangrove views. And for us lucky UAE residents wanting to add exciting exploration to Eid-Al-Adha staycations, will love the Wild Adventure Special. This includes a private villa stay, daily breakfast, two island activities and return boat transfers.
Jumeirah Frankfurt, Germany
A trip to this traditional and charming city will be rewarded with quaint medieval buildings, apfelwein taverns, hearty regional food and shopping. And the best place to unwind is the Jumeirah hotel situated in the heart of the city centre. The strikingly modern exterior and classic contemporary decor sets the standard for a new kind of luxury.
Raffles Hotel Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey’s capital city is the ideal spot for a culture-packed Eid break. Located at the cutting-edge Zorlu Centre, a modern-day bazaar where fashion, fine food, and the arts converge, Raffles Istanbul offers five-star luxury and an excuse to shop. Inside, the hotel’s dazzling interiors expect a world-class spa, restaurants and awe-inspiring views across the Bosphorus and historic peninsula. Throughout Eid Al-Adha, the hotels will be offering 15% off on selected room categories. Not bad for less than a five hour flight.