The best things to do in Abu Dhabi this Eid

Al Ain Oasis

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


Erth Abu Dhabi staycation

Make the Eid celebrations doubly special with a quick staycay! There are a host of fab hotels that will be offering some great Eid deals so why not check them all out in Abu Dhabi 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


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 Jubail Mangrove Park


Getaway to Al Ain


Connect with Nature at Al Ain Oasis, Experience Art at Qasr Al Watan, Fun rides at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Relax at Kai Beach, Traditional Experience at Qasr Al Hosn

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


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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


Abu Dhabi Corniche

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!


In Real Time with NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Until 9 June

This is an exhibition about visiting and revisiting, about being physically present in the space, with the traces left by artists who have been there, or hints of those who will be there. This exhibition emerged as a response to a sense of urgency around the real-time changes we are experiencing today. It runs at thee NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery until 9 June.

For further information, visit NYUAD Art Gallery


The Saudi Super Cup

8-11 April

Cristiano Ronaldo to Abu Dhabi

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to Abu Dhabi next week when the UAE capital hosts the Saudi Super Cup from 8 to 11 April. The tournament will be hosted at two of Abu Dhabi’s football stadiums and it will be the very first time that the prestigious Saudi Super Cup, part of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), will be hosted in the wider Middle East beyond the borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Scooby-Doo Live

12-14 April

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Put a big smile on your face by stepping into a world of mystery, laughter, and adventure as Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold makes its way to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island from 12-14 April. The iconic canine detective and his pals are making a pitstop in Abu Dhabi for a live, action-packed show. From chasing spooky shadows to unmasking villains, the gang’s antics promise an evening of nostalgia and family-friendly fun. 

For further information, visit Etihad Arena


DAZ at Al Ain Zoo

12-21 April

DAZ Festival in Al Ain Zoo

DAZ is taking over Al Ain Zoo this Eid, 12-21 April, for a festival centred around nature, celebrating all things wild. DAZ is a festival of nature, fun, and people, through music, food, entertainment, and games, taking place in a farm setting, surrounded by zoo animals. Get yourself ready for electric carnival rides, delicious treats, petting zoo, giant maze, and great photo opportunities.

For further information, visit visit DAZ Festival


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