Things to do this Eid in Abu Dhabi
What’s On has details of brunch and dinner deals, spa promotions and city staycations in Abu Dhabi this Eid Al Adha.
Barbecue brunch on Yas Island
The Yas Island Rotana is firing up the grill for Eid Al Adha. On Saturday Oct 4, you can raid the buffet at Choices all-day dining restaurant and also tuck into beef, lamb and chicken flame-grilled and served direct to your table for Dhs160 to 230. Celebrating the whole long weekend? Choice will also be serving a selection of Arabic dishes on Oct 5 to 6 for the same prices.
Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Oct 4 to Oct 6, 12.30 to 4pm, Dhs160 to 230. Tel: (02) 6564000. Taxi: Yas Island Rotana. rotana.com
Eid brunch at Le Royal Meridien
The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Café Palmier will also be serving a selection of Arabic dishes to celebrate Eid at this family-friendly brunch.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Oct 3, 1pm to 4pm, prices from Dhs250. Tel: (800) 101101. lemeridien.com
Hilton Escape barbecue
Looking to get away from city life for a day but can’t face the drive? Then escape to Escape, the Hilton’s beachside restaurant for an Arabic themed brunch.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Oct 3 to 4, noon to 4pm, Dhs 240 (includes food and entry fee). Tel: (02) 6811900. Taxi: Hilton Corniche. hilton.com
The Sofitel Abu Dhabi is also holding brunch over two days to celebrate Eid Al Adha at its all-day dining restautant. On the menu will be Arabic dishes, plus a vast selection of pastries and live cooking stations.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche East Road, Abu Dhabi, Oct 3 to 4, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs245 to 440. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel Abu Dhabi. Sofitel.com
Etihad Towers spa deal
If you book a 60 minute intensive muscle release treatment at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ Talise Spa, you’ll get a 30 minute head massage for free. The massage combines black pepper and ginget to help soothe aches and pains.
Talise Spa, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi, Oct 1 to Oct 30, Dhs450. Tel: (02) 8115858. Taxi: Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
Looking to get away this Eid? The Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region has overnight rates starting at Dhs899. Covered in the price is a one-night stay in a standard seaside room, buffet breakfast for two people, 20 per cent discount on food and beverages and a 20 percent discount on massage and beauty treatments at the hotel’s Body & Soul Recreation Club.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Jebel Dhanna, Abu Dhabi, Oct 2 to Oct 6. Dhs899. Tel: (02) 8012222. Taxi: Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Jebel Dhanna, Western Region. jebeldhanna.danathotels.com
Stay at the InterCon
The Intercontinental Abu Dhabi has special room rates up for grabs for Eid Al Adha. Stay in a deluxe room for Dhs595 per night and get a second room for Dhs495. Included in the price is a buffet breakfast for two people, a 20 per cent discount at all the hotel’s restaurants, 20 per cent off spa treatments and access to the hotel’s new beach club Bayshore
InterContinental, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, Dhs595. Tel: (02) 6666888.Taxi: Intercontinental Hotel. intercontinental.com
Gala Eid brunch at Sofra
The Shangri-La is holding brunch over two days to celebrate Eid at its award-wnning all-day dining restaurant Sofra BLD. The international buffet will feature Moroccan tagine, grilled seafood, an Arabic bread counter, sushi and a carvery. Kids can let off steam on the bouncy castle and get their faces painted, while henna is also available for ladies.
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Oct 5 to 6, Dhs260 to 295. Tel: (02) 5098555. Taxi: Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri. shangri-la.com
Art at The Galleria
Al Maryah Island’s high-end shopping mall, The Galleria, is hosting Moments during Eid, a photography exhibition started by National Geographic Abu Dhabi and food company Almarai as part of the 2014 National Geographic Abu Dhabi Moments Awards. North African and Middle Eastern snappers submitted images earlier this year. The theme is Story of Faces and Arabic Crafts.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6166999. Taxi: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. thegalleria.ae