Head to the capital for Eid, where the Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi Grand Canal has launched the Intrigue You package, which offers two nights, buffet breakfast at Giornotte restaurant, plus access to the 1,600sqm swimming pool, private beach, and Ritz Kids’ Club. From Dhs950 per room per night. Valid until December 31. firstname.lastname@example.org (02 818 8181).
This Eid package is designed as a getaway for couples, and includes one night in a deluxe room, Dhs500 towards dinner at Amici Restaurant, buffet breakfast and access to Yas Beach. From Dhs1,415 for two adults. Valid October 14-18. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 0700).
Scope out the capital with an affordable stay at this property, a stone’s throw from Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld. The package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Olive Branch Restaurant, including four free selected beverages and unlimited soft drinks. From Dhs399 per person. Valid October 10-19. Mafraq Hotel, Abu Dhabi, www.mafraq-hotel.com (02 659 6666).
Make a quick getaway to Hatta, where you can enjoy a chalet-style room overlooking the Hajar Mountains at the Hatta Fort Hotel.While you’re there, check out the Hatta Rock Pools and put your clay pigeon shooting skills to the test. Dhs900 per person sharing per night, including breakfast and dinner. Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, email@example.com (04 815 5400).
If you’re desperate for some quiet time by the pool, the five-star Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah overlooks 500 metres of private beach and offers special Eid activities for the kids to enjoy. From Dhs1,725 for a standard room, includes breakfast. Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah, firstname.lastname@example.org (09 204 3100).
Located on the outskirts of Dubai, this resort is offering a special Eid deal for those staying a minimum of two nights between October 14 and 18. The package includes a Garden View Room, breakfast for two adults and one child under 12. Dhs1,500 per room per night. Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, email@example.com (04 814 5500).
Use your time off to get down to the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013, which sees Dubai host competitors from the Netherlands, Germany, China, Russia, Singapore and more for the first Asia-region rounds. Dhs20 regular, Dhs40 VIP. Thursday October 17 and Friday October 18, 10am and 6pm. Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai Sports City (04 264 8717).
A special Eid lunch is on offer with a buffet full of classics from the region such as lamb ouzi, mixed grill, Arabic sweets and juices. There will also be a Wii and PlayStation and free ice-cream in SodaBox to keep the kids happy. Dhs145 per person. Half price for children aged six-12, free for children under six. 12pm-3.30pm. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel (04 377 2000).
The Detour City Hunt returns, tasking the city’s amateur sleuths with solving clues to find treasure, making their way around Dubai using only public transport – a key part of the event’s ‘green’ message. Prizes worth Dhs20,000 on offer. Dhs150 per person. Friday October 18, 2pm-10pm. City-wide, www.detouruae.com (056 694 9966).
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