The Best Eid Al-Fitr Short-Haul Trips To Make In 2024

Emma Hodgson   |   04-04-2024

Looking for a last-minute hotel break for the Eid al-Fitr holiday? These are the best regional vacation spots this April.

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

Just a short four-hour flight to the Maldives from the UAE, guests can take a trip to paradise. Nestled amidst white sandy beaches, lush tropical surroundings and turquoise lagoons, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the perfect place to embark on a journey of indulgence, sophistication and serenity this Eid. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, he beautifully incorporates the island’s traditional materials such as bamboo, rattan and mother of pearl enhanced by a vibrant palette of yellow, airy whites and demure taupe. Furthermore, the property is home to five award-winning restaurants, including a Spa Bar complete with personally tailored juices, light bites and a gorgeous view of the ocean for ultimate relaxation. For adventure enthusiasts, the property has the latest in water sports, from exhilarating surf simulators, jet surfing, waterskiing and snorkelling, there is something for everyone to enjoy – professionals and amateurs alike. Whether seeking tranquillity or adventure, look no further than Cheval Blanc Randheli as it promises an unforgettable staycation experience this Eid.


Mondorian Doha, Qatar

This Eid al-Fitr, Mondrian Doha, nestled in the vibrant heart of Doha, is going all out with the celebrations, treating guests to an array of exclusive offers throughout its stunning rooms, culinary emporium and award-winning ESPA. The whimsical property, designed by Marcel Wanders, invites guests to embark on a culinary journey at the esteemed culinary outlets. From the award-winning Morimoto, offering Japanese cuisine, to EllaMia, the contemporary and chic café, visitors can indulge in a range of gastronomic experiences that promise to tantalise the senses. Tourists and locals alike can also discover a perfected range of first-class experiences at ESPA to relax, revitalise, and re-energise.


Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

During the holiday, why not experience the epitome of luxury and refinement with a staycation in one of the world’s finest hotels – the Royal Mansour Marrakech. Located just steps away from the lively Jemaa El Fna square, this iconic hotel offers a one-of-a-kind concept of a traditional medina with riads and luxurious corridors, and is highly rated in the Top 50 Best Hotels in the World list. Guests can embark on an exceptional culinary journey at one of the hotel’s four fine-dining restaurants, each led by multi-Michelin-starred talent. For those seeking new experiences, the hotel offers signature workshops, including cooking workshops showcasing the art of Moroccan and Italian cuisine, patisserie workshops to master the delicate art of pastry making, mixology workshops to learn the balance of flavours and blends, and artistic workshops where guests can show their creative side with embroidery, modelling and plastic arts.

Six Senses Southern Dunes, Saudi Arabia

This Eid al-Fitr set off on a journey to reset the senses at Six Senses Southern Dunes. Rediscover the profound impact that travel can have on wellbeing. Offering out-of-the-ordinary experiences with the perfect balance of nature and hospitality, guests can rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit while making lasting memories. From families and adventurers to relaxation seekers and nature enthusiasts, there is something for every traveller. Journey into the seldom-explored landscapes of Saudi Arabia at Six Senses Southern Dunes. Steeps in history, this desert retreat sits along the ancient incense trade route, with the majestic Hijaz Mountains and Nabataean architecture painting the scene for the guest’s experience and wellness journey.

 Sustainable luxury awaits – each room offers spectacular desert vistas and reflects the region’s unique cultural charms. Learn more about the ancient craft of Sadu weaving, unwind under the stars with a movie, or discover local culture through arts and crafts, dance, and music, and taste the secrets of a relatively undiscovered local gastronomy.

Mango House Seychelles LXR Hotels & Resorts

Get ready to elevate your Eid celebration with Hilton Seychelles. Embrace the spirit of Eid in the stunning Seychelles islands, where pristine beaches, azure waters, and luxurious accommodations await. Discover your tropical oasis at Mango House Seychelles LXR Hotels & Resorts. Relax and unwind amidst breathtaking surroundings, with rates starting from AED 2,500 per night.


The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Ajman

The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah is inviting guests for a serene Eid celebration this year. Throughout the holiday guests are invited to discover a hidden sanctuary, offering luxury and tranquillity at an exclusive retreat. The property, with its refined contemporary architecture, vast open spaces, and calming interiors, integrates harmoniously with the breathtaking views of the sea and sandy shores. Experience the ultimate comfort and rejuvenation, whether through the privacy of your villa or the myriad of enriching activities available. Dining at The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah is an elevated experience, with the restaurant Vinesse offering a selection of exquisite international cuisines throughout the holiday.


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