The best things to do in Abu Dhabi this Eid

Unwind in style this Eid break. Team Yalla’s curated a list of the best outdoor and cultural attractions for the best time these holidays

It’s almost time for a much-needed Eid break! With the holidays officially announced, all that’s left to do is decide how you’re gonna make the most of the long break.

As usual, the UAE capital is brimming with exciting activities and events, right from thrilling adventures to cultural experiences and indulgent dining options. And of course, Team Yalla has you covered with a round-up of the best things to do around the city!


Escape to luxury


Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Make the Eid celebrations doubly special with a quick staycay! Team Yalla’s curated the best spots in the UAE capital and beyond for a luxurious getaway perfect for families or a romantic escape. Choose from stunning beachfront locations or opulent city-centre retreats for the ultimate time!


Mangrove exploration


Etihad Airways Mangrove Tree Forest

Get up and close with nature at Jubail Mangrove Park Abu Dhabi. Walk along the trails floating just above the water’s surface and soak in the stunning views. Or go kayaking to explore it all in the best way possible! For more information, visit jubailisland.ae/jubail-mangrove-park/


Getaway to Al Ain


Jabel Hafeet Uae Road Trips

A city of culture, heritage, adventure and beauty, Al Ain is the perfect place to head to this Eid break. From the lush Al Ain oasis in the centre of the city to the royal residence of the UAE’s Founding Father, there’s so much to explore in the Garden City!


Pitch your tent



Before the weather gets worse, camping enthusiasts should definitely take advantage of the break and head to these brilliant spots in Abu Dhabi. From remote spots in the majestic dunes to spotting wildlife around you, there’s a lot to explore this Eid.


Sun, sand, and sea


Best Beaches In Abu Dhabi 2023

Beach days are perfect for the entire family at any given time, especially during the break. Pack up your favourite picnic and head on to any of these gorgeous beaches in the UAE capital for some splashtastic fun!


For the love of art


Spring Exhibition At Nyuad Art Gallery

NYUAD’s Art Gallery and Arts Centre is always the perfect spot for a quick dip into the world of art and culture. Set aside one evening this break to explore ‘the only constant’, their newest immersive exhibition. Once there, also visit The Project Space to check out the architectural treat on display. For more information, visit nyuad.nyu.edu/en/events/2023/april/fiq.html


Movie night under the stars


Yas Acres Pool And Move Night

For one night only, Yas Acres Golf & Country Club will host the ‘Movie Night of Arabia’ featuring an award-winning film by Sheikha Alyazia Bint Nahyan Al Nahyan! Add to that a sumptuous spread of Arabic-style culinary delights and you have the perfect family Eid. For more information, visit viyagolf.com/movienightofarabia


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Caroline D’Almeida

A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.