8 wonderful Eid family things to do in Abu Dhabi this holiday break

Meeting dinosaurs, firing arrows, visiting Al Ain and more.

The Eid Al-Fitr break in Abu Dhabi is nearly upon us and you’re no doubt wondering what to do to keep the kids occupied.

Don’t worry as Team Yalla has selected some cool activities for you and your family by which to be entertained.

Are you ready for smiling faces?

Here are six wonderful family things to do this Eid Al-Fitr holiday break in Abu Dhabi.




Travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth as Manarat Al Saadiyat showcases Stan, a 39-foot long, 67-million-old-year, Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The monstrous fossil is a part of an exhibition taster from the National History Museum Abu Dhabi due to open in 2025.

And when you have finished off having a roaring good time with Stan and his other fossil friends, enjoy a slice of Italy (and happiness) with a pizza in the fabulously stylish Larte – there is even a fabulous terrace!

For more information visit abudhabiculture.ae




Showcase your skills as a sniper or hit the bull’s eye with an arrow, Al Forsan International Sports Resort has a family-friendly target for you and the family to put in your crosshairs.

Archery, pistol shooting, clay shooting and the sniper range are just some of the shooting activities to be enjoyed.

But if the little ones have a need for speed, take to the Commission Internationale De Karting track to see who is the fastest (and who will be left furious).

And when the winners have been crowned, tuck into appetising dishes at Kishi and Como.

For more information visit alforsan.com




Experience the sound of nearly 150,000 palm trees rustling in a gentle breeze on horseback in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al Ain Oasis.

A 90-minute drive from the capital, get lost in nature as you clip-clop through sprawling pathways that are shaded by the vibrant canopy of trees blooming with fruits like dates, mangoes, oranges and bananas in the heart of the Garden City.

And for those who want to learn more about this natural phenomenon, take a tour at the Eco-Centre free-of-charge.

For more information call 03 711 8251


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Yas Bay Waterfront is not short of culinary gems in which to indulge but one place that will enchant all members of the family thanks to a state-of-the-art arcade, bowling alley, live music stage and more, is the recently opened Central.

Set over 1,700 square feet, the venue is taking family meals to a new level where you can even win life-sized teddy bears.

And when it is time to gather around the dinner table, savour pizzas, burgers and oversized milkshakes for a family night out to remember.

For more information visit yasbay.ae




Get up close and personal with Jaws himself as you go under at The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi.

Discover the weird and wonderful creatures of the deep as you don your scuba gear and go for a swim with some of Mother Nature’s most majestic and powerful predators.

And when you are back on terra firma, enjoy a stroll through Al Qana where you can tuck into a rejuvenating açaí bowl while admiring the memorabilia collections at Notorious Café.

For more information visit thenationalaquarium.ae




Cast your eyes on one the greatest sceneries in all of the UAE from atop of the world’s largest sand dune, Moreeb Dune, before putting the 4×4 into drive and zig zagging your way down through vast swathes of golden sand for an adrenaline pumping ride.

Experience this thrill in the company of Rashid Al Qubaisi and David De Souza as well as the highlights of Liwa and a moreish meal in Rashid’s own family majlis with an exciting adventure with Desert Dune Tours.

For more information call 054 473 8251




At the Cultural Foundation, children will be able to take part in a variety of interactive programmes and activities, including Hakawati storytelling, painting, decorating, lantern making and balloon art, over the three days of Eid at the Abu Dhabi Children’s Library.

For more information visit Cultural Foundation




Qasr Al Hosn will host traditional performances of Al Ayyala, Rebabah, Taghrooda and more, as well as demonstrations of crafts and heritage practices including falconry. There will be special Eid giveaways (Ediya) for visitors, who can also head to House of Artisans to enjoy the Henna corner and a series of workshops for all ages on 2 and 3 May from 5pm to 9pm.

For more information visit Qasr Al Hosn


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