As we roll further into Ramadan, everyone’s focus is beginning to turn to Eid Al Fitr and the upcoming holidays that look set to begin around June 5. That could mean a five-day weekend for some people and this year, public and private holidays are aligned for the first time in years meaning this time-off could be a good opportunity to take a trip.

Whether you fancy a simple staycation, a weekend escape or a longer haul holiday, we’ve gathered some of the best Eid holiday deals from around the world

Staying local

Bluewaters Island in Dubai

If you have not had a chance to check out Bluewaters yet then Eid may be a good time to get out there. Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai is offering half price pool access at Neptune Pool and bar this upcoming holiday where you’ll also get private beach access, complimentary water, cold towels and freshly cut coconuts, as well as 25 per cent off all food and beverages.

Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai

Make your Eid memorable with a night on the historic Queen Elizabeth 2. The whole family can enjoy a Funfair Feast at The Lido restaurant tucking into an international buffet and where live music will ensure a festive atmosphere, little ones can have fun in the play area. Guests staying on the Queen Elizabeth also get complimentary access to Laguna Water Park at nearby La Mer.

Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah evokes New York glamour fused with coastal vibes less than an hour’s drive from Dubai, making it a good pick for getting out of the big city without having to travel too far. The huge family pool and private beach complete with a water sports centre will keep the entire family happy, while grownups seeking some downtime will love the adults-only infinity pool. This Eid, the half board offer includes a buffet breakfast and dinner at Qasr Al Bahar.

Away from Home

Koh Samui, Thailand

Fancy celebrating the season with a holiday for the whole extended family (or just a bevy of mates?). Koh Samui’s Samujana Villas is offering 20 per cent off its four, five, six and eight-bedroom villas until the end of June. There’s a host of entertainment on site and kids will not only stay for free, they’ll enjoy complimentary meals for the duration of their stay too.


Set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, The Residence Mauritius offers visitors the chance to create their own tailor-made itinerary, taking in everything from UNESCO World Heritage site visits and spa appointments to kids’ yoga classes and babysitting. It’s offering 30 per cent off stays until the end of August on all bookings made this month.

Muscat, Oman

Want to spend as much time as possible exploring and as little as possible in the air? Just a one hour flight away, the Grand Hyatt Muscat occupies a prime waterfront location, making it ideal for both days lazing on the beach and evenings spent taking in the historic sights and sounds of the Omani capital.

Istanbul, Turkey

Less than five hours from Dubai but offering a real gateway to Europe, Istanbul is the perfect spot for anyone seeking a culture-packed city break without the long-haul flight. Set in the heart of Old Istanbul, the Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmat is offering special rates for GCC residents on its four-bedroom Ajwa Homes, which each come with their own private spa.

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