27 unmissable things to do in Abu Dhabi for an epic Eid Al Adha

Amazing Things to do in Abu Dhabi on Eid Al Adha 2023

There’s absolutely no dearth of things to do to make the most of this long break across the UAE capital

The upcoming six-day break for Eid Al Adha is all anyone can think of and talk about. So if you haven’t already gotten the perfect vacay planned, here are some brilliant last-minute things to do during the break.


Eid fireworks


Al Maryah Island fireworks 

The UAE capital is naturally set to light up the skies with a brilliant fireworks extravaganza! Of course, Team Yalla has rounded up the perfect iconic locations to get your fireworks fix.

From Abu Dhabi Corniche to Yas Bay, there’s no dearth of places to catch them and cosy up with your loved ones as you take in the beauty.

The line-up goes all the way from Al Mugheirah Bay to Al Dhafra, the massive Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain to a host of Eid festivities lined up at Al Hudayriyat Island. And that’s just naming a few.


Endless road trips


Jabel Hafeet UAE Road trips 

A getaway that doesn’t break the bank? Here’s the ultimate guide to road trips in the UAE! From awe-inspiring views and natural gems to pulse-pounding activities and escaping the pressures of city life, the UAE has a road trip to suit your road galavanting needs.

Looking for an escape into the mountains? Head straight to Jebel Hafeet. Want to explore the rest of the UAE? From Hatta to Kalba, there’s a lot of gems just waiting out there.

Shake off the shackles and get driving!


Spacation fever


Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa 

Skin prepping is essential with the enticing call of sunny getaways getting louder, and the Eid Al Adha break looming large. Before you head off for a staycay, vacay, or beach day, it would be criminal to look and feel anything but your best.

And here are the best places for spas in the UAE capital to treat yourself to a gorgeous spa day!


Comic Craze Vol 3


Comic Craze Vol 3 at Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi

Head to Comic Craze Vol 3., running from 3 May to 31 August. Catch some amazing work from 49 stellar artists from the UAE and indulge the little kid within you.

Of course, it’s an immediate trip to childhood memories as you’ll spot several characters from Japanese anime cartoons, dubbed into Arabic and viewed by many generations in the Arab world.

Did we mention it’s free entry?

For more information, visit culturalfoundation.ae/en/event/Comic-Craze-Vol3


Rabeh Sager Live


Rabeh Sager Live

The magnificent Etihad Arena seems like the best place to be on 30 June, especially with the arrival of legendary Saudi Arabian singer Rabeh Sagar.

The star will be headlining the Eid celebrations on Yas Island, serenading fans with his infamous soulful and emotional performances. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and successful pop stars in the Arabic music industry, with a career spanning over four decades. And now, you have the perfect chance to catch him live!

For tickets and more information visit etihadarena.ae


Cultural dive


Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi | Top 20 Must-Visit Museums in the UAE - Yalla Abu Dhabi Life

Abu Dhabi has emerged as a major hotspot of cultural attractions, represented majorly in the Saadiyat Cultural District. From museums, galleries, heritage sites and more, there’s a lot to explore. And that is just the beginning of what the capital has to offer.

Best brunch deals


Brunchcation at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr 

What better meal than brunch to bring in Eid Al Adha? Flavours, friends, and fun under the sun await at this round-up of the ultimate brunches in Abu Dhabi. Elevate your brunch game and treat yourself to unforgettable experiences this break.


Gatsby Evening Brunch at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

It’s time to shimmy and shake as the much-loved Gatsby Evening Brunch is back at Ray’s Bar to whisk you away to the golden era of the 1920s. Mark your calendars for the Gatsby Evening Brunch every Friday, starting 12 May, from 7pm to 10pm, at Ray’s Bar, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.

The Gatsby Evening Brunch at Ray’s Bar, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, every Friday from 12 May, 7pm to 10pm. Prices AED 299 for mixes, house spirits and hops; AED 399 for mixes, house spirits, grape, hops and prosecco. For reservations and more information, call 02 281 5555 or visit Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers


B.I.G. Brunch at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

With delicious food, energetic music, and live entertainment in abundance, B.I.G. brunch is the only place to be to elevate your holiday to the next level.

Spread over five unique cuisines, including Nikkei House, Steam Table, Mezza Bar, and Meat Vault to wash down all the culinary delights, and of course, the Tap Wall is on hand for all those refreshing sips. Add to that some specially curated Arabic specialities and you’re all set!

Prices AED 320 for soft beverage package, AED 420 for house beverage package, AED 589 for sparkling package, AED 155 for the Brunch After Party. For more information, call 02 656 0000


The Social Brunch at The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Wanna indulge the glutton minus the guilt? This Social Brunch starting 10 June is perfect!

Inviting you to experience good times and great chats every Saturday and Sunday, gather around the table and delve into a three-course sharing menu. The menu is brimming with delightful plates, accompanied by a superb summer range of delectable mixed drinks and grapes.

Prices AED 225 for soft package, AED 325 for house package, AED 425 for premium package. For reservations call 02 208 0000.


Eid Escape at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Celebrate Eid Al Adha in an extraordinary arabesque setting in the famous Skydome at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. Enjoy traditional Arabian delicacies along with signature dishes from Dusit’s award-winning restaurants.

Available from 27 June to the weekend, you can enjoy either lunch or dinner for a quality escape!

Prices AED 165 per person for soft beverages, AED 85 for kids aged six to 12 years. For reservations, call 02 698 8888


Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Brunch

Running from 27 June to 2 July, the Lebanese Terrace Eid al Adha features an exquisite sharing menu. Available for dinner only, there are also plenty of a la carte options to choose from!

If you’re feeling a little Italian, the Talea Italian Eid al Adha menu is irresistible. Available on the same dates, it’s a stunning four-course menu full of the classics.

Prices AED 490 per person. Beverage pairing available for Talea Italian Eid Al Adha menu. For more information, call 02 690 8888


Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Brunch

Celebrate an authentic Eid-al-Adha with a scrumptious dinner buffet at Sahha!

Indulge in a delightful array of international and Arabic delicacies, succulent grills, classic Ouzi, and mouthwatering desserts. Available for the first three days of Eid, there’s a 2-for-1 offer! Don’t miss out.

Price AED 240 for two. For more information, call 02 510 1234


Rosewood Abu Dhabi Eid Brunch

The first two days of Eid Al Adha are best spent devouring this All Day Set Menu at Majlis Lobby Lounge! Savour a thoughtfully curated four-course menu designed to satiate all your ultimate cravings.

Price AED 320 per person. For more information, call 02 813 5550


Yas Links Abu Dhabi Brunch

Available on 1 July, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, tuck into the ultimate international buffet full of the best treats from across the globe. Enhancing the brunch are some brilliant live food stations, and free fare for kids under six years of age, making the perfect afternoon!

Prices valid for three hours from arrival AED 175 for soft beverage package, AED 285 for house beverage package, AED 89 for kids aged seven to 12 years old, free for kids up to six years old. For more information, call 02 404 3077


Ultimate Sharing Sunday Roast at Yas Acres Golf & Country Club

All day Happy Hour. But there’s more!

Calling all food enthusiasts to Yas Acres for a quirky Sunday Roast extravaganza. Prepare to be dazzled by the Ultimate Sharing Sunday Roast, a regal feast available with beef, chicken, lamb and vegetarian options.

Prices AED 295 for The Ultimate Sharing Sunday Roast.

Sunday Roast for One AED 120 for beef, AED 110 for lamb, and AED 90 for vegetarian Sunday Roast with selected house beverages AED 145 for beef, AED 100 for chicken, AED 135 for lamb and AED 115 for vegetarian. For more information, call 050 757 4808


Saturday Brunch at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Maté brings Asado Libre, an exclusive limited edition Saturday brunch. Taking place at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, start your Eid Al Adha celebrations as early as 17 June.

Explore the world of Argentinian cuisine through the sensational menu curated by Chef Julian Harguindey.

Prices AED 320 for non-alcoholic & soft beverages, AED 420 for house spirits including grape and mixed drinks, AED 690 for bubbly. For more information, visit 02 407 1234


International Buffet at Marriot Al Forsan Abu Dhabi

There’s no Eid Al Adha celebration like one with some lavish food. And that’s exactly what Khayal is offering!

Make the first day of Eid dinner extra special and head down to Marriott Hotel Al Forsan. The menu has been curated specially for the occasion, offering guests the opportunity to dive into an international buffet.

Prices AED 220 for adults, AED 95 for kids. For more information, visit 02 201 4131


Eid Feast at West Bay Lounge

Treat your taste buds to an unforgettable seaside Eid feast at West Bay Lounge! Bringing you the ultimate seaside indulgence with a funky twist, the three-day extravaganza starts 29 June.

There’s also a special Oriental Eid dinner treat from 8pm on 30 June, replete with live entertainment. So many amazing offers, so little time.

Prices AED 249 for soft beverages, AED 379 for house beverages, AED 125 for kids aged six to 12 years old, and free for kids below six years old. For more information, call 054 586 4442


Special Themed Lunch at Flavours, Sheraton

On 28 June, treat yourself and your loved ones to a special themed lunch at Flavours from 12.30pm to 3.30 pm. The delectable buffet promises grilled meats, tantalising salads, flavourful side dishes, and mouth-watering desserts that will have you rolling out the door.

Prices AED 175 with soft beverages, AED 275 with selected house beverages, 50% off for kids aged six to 12 years old, free for kids aged below six years old. For more information, call 050 189 0558


Arabian Night Bufet at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

The celebrations at Latest Recipe, one of the hottest all-day dining spots in the UAE capital are just endless!

Start the weekend with a mouthwatering international buffet on 29 June. From 1pm to 4pm, guests can indulge in a sumptuous international buffet. Continue the festivities on 30 June from 7pm to 10pm with an Arabian Night buffet.

Prices AED 169 for food, AED 179 for soft package, AED 249 for house package, AED 50 additional fee for pool and beach access, and AED 75 for food and resort access for kids under 12 years old. For more information, call 056 688 5361


Eid Al Adha at Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Al Ain

Indulge in a dining experience you can’t afford to miss, starting from 7pm on the first day of Eid Al Adha!

From aromatic Middle Eastern delicacies to tempting Asian specialities, Flavours offers a diverse array of mouthwatering options that will satisfy every palate. The best part? A feast fit for royalty at super affordable prices!

Prices AED 139 for soft beverages, AED 70 for kids aged six to 12 years old, free for kids below six years old. For more information, call 0561773494

Unbeatable Eid Al Adha staycation deals


Summer staycations conrad abu dhabi Etihad towers

Who says you need to travel to beat the heat? Ditch the ordinary and treat yourself to a dream escapade in Abu Dhabi this summer.

Fortunately for you, Team Yalla’s rounded up the best of the best staycay offers to indulge in without breaking the bank. Enjoy!


Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island – All-Inclusive Luxury Resort

Immerse in a luxurious all-inclusive stay this summer right here in Abu Dhabi. With flexible check-in and check-out timings, luxurious suite amenities, discounted access to Yas Parks or even complimentary entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi, and more – the experience is the epitome of comfort and sophistication.

Enjoy priority à la carte reservations at exquisite restaurants, and the best part – a complimentary stay for up to two children (below 12 years old).

Prices starting AED 2,950 for suits. For more information, call 02 492 2222 or visit rixos.com


Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi

For UAE residents, beat the heat with this cool staycation offer which includes breakfast, a whopping 20 per cent off at hotel restaurants and bars, and one poolside drink per person to unwind in style.

The perks include late check-out until 3pm, a guaranteed upgrade to the next room category and so much more!

Prices starting AED 699. For more information, call 02 498 0000 or visit rixos.com


Brunch Staycation at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

From a stunning superior guestroom with floor-to-ceiling views of the city or ocean to unlimited access to a private golden beach, this Brunch Staycation is the best!

Of course, there’s the breakfast and house beverage brunch at Nahaam for two guests, as well as discounted treatments at the Conrad Spa! Add to that flexible check-ins and departure times, and it’s bliss all the way.

Prices starting AED 1,100. For more information, call 02 811 5555


The Stay and Play deal at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Need a staycation with some action?

Look no further than W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. The Stay and Play deal starts off with a hearty breakfast for two at Garage, full of fluffy waffles, juicy dim sums and more to keep you fuelled through the day!

Spice up your stay with general admission to one of the Yas Theme Parks, alongside passes to Yas Beach as well as a shuttle to each location. And that’s just the tip of the funberg.

For more information, call 02 656 0000


Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Choose from beautiful Suites or indulge in the serenity of one or two-bedroom Beach Villas, complete with private pools and beach access.

To make the entire experience seamless, there is a dedicated check-in counter, private butler service, access to Club Rotana, prime pool lounge seating, a private beach cabana, and a floating breakfast in your beach villa pool.

While you unwind, your children can participate in the Aladdin’s Cave Kids Club activities, enjoying supervised and secure adventures. Talk about paradise!

Prices starting AED 1,300 for Suites, AED 2,500 for Beach Villas. For more information, call 02 697 0000


Erth Abu Dhabi

A stay here allows you to immerse yourself in the UAE’s rich culture and heritage while enjoying modern comforts.

Savour a wonderful array of haute cuisine at the hotel’s many restaurants and soak in the sun along a 350m-long stretch of pristine private beach at Al Waryah Pool & Beach, where two oasis-shaped swimming pools, luxury vacation villas and well-appointed rooms await.

For more information, call 02 497 5308


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