12 things to do during long Eid break in Dubai

12 things to do during long Eid break in Dubai

Make the most of your day in the city during Eid holidays.

Here are 12 ways to keep yourselves entertained in the city:

Play here

The Dubai Mall's VR Theme Park has games that let you experience navigating through space, jumping off buildings, fighting robots and more. Special packages include the Super 7 pass at a cost of Dh119 or the Super 7 Plus pass costing Dh169, which includes The Super 7 pass and an additional Dh100 credit to play arcade games.

Shop talk

Abu Dhabi's 24-Hour Mega Sale returns to the capital on June 5. With discounts of up to 90 per cent, Yas Mall, The Mall at World Trade Centre (WTC) and Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain visitors can enjoy further surprises including hourly draws on purchases over Dh200, grand prizes, roaming artists and entertainment across all the venues.

Listen to this

On the second day of Eid, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor will entertain you with a line-up of popular singers including Lebanese superstar Najwa Karam and Emirati singers Abdullah Al Nayef and Walid Al Jasim. From 10pm until 3am, enjoy with tickets available from Dh500.

Bollywood offers

Bollywood Parks is celebrating new Salman Khan film Bharat with live entertainment shows and special offers from June 4 to 8. Bharat will be screened at the Rajmahal theatre where the live performances will also be hosted to keep you entertained.

Eat this

For a final Iftar why not try something economical? Dhs99 for five people and it's delivered to your house! Emly Chilli offers their specially created 'Ramadan Family Boxes'. The restaurant has put together a variety of items in one box including chaat and pakora, biryani and chargha, as well as pizza and khaosa.

Famous characters

Imaginations are set to soar at Mattel Play! Town in CityWalk as the indoor 'eduplay' attraction adds not one, but three new live shows. There you can find Barney and Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam. From interactive games to teach kids problem solving and teamwork to a super fun ball pool, tutu making, henna, jewellery making, Barney and Angelina mask making, face painting, and imagination blocks - there really is something to keep every child entertained.

Watch this

Kids! Enjoy a brand new 30-episode show called Cartooners on Cartoon Network MENA, filled with activities, pranks and challenges. The Arabic language programme brings fun and entertainment for children between 6 and 12 years, including Do-It-Yourself (DIY) magic tricks, pranks, challenges and loads of 'How-To' videos. Tune into the Cartoon Network MENA on YouTube for all the episodes.

Immersive rides

Bollywood fans, looking for a slice of action and adventure? Look no further! Bollywood Parks is home to some of the biggest blockbusters and takes you on an immersive journey with your favourite movie characters. We like the look of Sholay: The Hunt for Gabbar Singh. This is one action-packed 3D ride! Set in the Rustic Ravine Zone, get ready to point and shoot your laser guns at the dacoits led by the terrifying villain Gabbar Singh from the hit movie. Also compete with your friends to score the most hits shooting down mangoes by pointing at the fruit trees!

Movie magic

Who is looking forward to the Katrina Kaif/ Salman Khan starrer Bharat? We know we are. With much of the film shot in Abu Dhabi, we can't wait for this tale mixed with a splash of local flavour.

Get colouring

It's not just the hundreds of exotic butterfly species residing on the picturesque Al Noor Island in Sharjah which will add colour to your festivities; there are activities aplenty too. Try the #ColorOurCollection art series, hosted for young artists visiting with their parents. From geometric patterns, to mandalas, nature and animals, this workshop is a celebration of art.

Last-minute Iftar

The Sofitel Dubai Downtown's Al Massa Ballroom has been transformed into a contemporary Arabian space representing the spirit of Ramadan. Choose from Iftar and Suhoor menus as you indulge in a charming ambience where modern and traditional design styles merge. Prices start from Dh175.

Xtreme fun

For all you funsters, Xtreme Zone has opened in Abu Dhabi Mall. The ground level comprises activities like active climb, a soft play area and a trampoline. The mezzanine floor features a party area and phaser zone. Active climb is an interactive climbing section. The attractions and rides start from Dh35 onwards.