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The Weekender: Eid Fireworks, Around the World in Eight Dishes and More

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Looking for things to do this Eid, mama? There’s loads going on and we’ve found the best family friendly events and offers, ranging from a new adventure park to a special promo at Ice Land in RAK. It’s all here in our Weekender!

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Veggie tales

Ripe Market’s still running through the summer months, so you can still get your organic fruit and veg fix! Head on over to Sheikh Zayed Road where they’ll be selling everything from groceries to handicrafts from local Dubai artisans. (It’s a little hot, but good grub is worth it!)

When: 18 July, 9am-2pm
Where: Times Square Center, Dubai

eid fireworks weekenderHappy Eid!
No celebration is complete in Dubai without a few fireworks. This Eid, you’ll want to head over to Jumeirah Beach Road where they’ve prepared a three day display you won’t want to miss out on. Time to get the cameras out, mama! (Psst… if you’re looking for a festive Eid brunch, why not check out The Address at the Dubai Marina?)


When: 16-18 July, 8:30pm start
Where: Across from The Beach on Jumeirah Beach Road

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On the ropes
Wire World Adventure Park’s opened at Dubai Sports World and it’s chock full of thrill-seeking entertainment for the kiddos: zip lines, rope courses, elevated platforms and more. Open from 11:30am-1:30pm every day, you can find more info on the website.


When: 13 July – 29 August
Where: Dubai Sports World, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

eid eventsBreak out the passports
Pantry Café have put together a novel breakfast promotion, which features eight amazing dishes from all over the globe. Aptly named Around the World in Eight Dishes, you’ll be able to get everything from a delicious stack of Canadian pancakes through to a Cajun egg scramble. It’s an all day breakfast deal as well, which is always a huge plus in mama’s books.


When: 17-31 July
Where: All Pantry Café outlets

eid eventsYou give me butterflies
Checked out the Dubai Butterfly Garden yet, mamas? While the Dubai Miracle Garden is going to be shut for the season, the gorgeous butterfly enclosure will be open all summer long (and it’s all temperature controlled, woohoo!). Go for a family outing with the kiddos and don’t forget to snag a scoop of gelato on your way out. See Kaya’s day out here!


Where: Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South 3, Barsha, Dubailand, Dubai


Special Offers

eid eventsSplash around at Iceland Water Park
Escape to Iceland without a flight and enjoy Iceland Water Park in RAK, its just 45 mins away. It’s AED 499 for all the family, that’s two adults and two children, why not?



Where: Iceland Water Park, RAK
When: Till September
How to book:  (+971) (0)800 WOWRAK (969 725)

sanabelBook Your Eid Celebrations
Eid celebrations are a must so book your Eid feast at Sanabel. Delicious Arabic fair and entertainment for the kids at JUST AED175pp with soft beverages, children 6-12 years old half price and under 6’s are free.



Where: Sanabel, Sheraton Mall of Emirates
When: Eid al Fitr
How to book:  (+971) (0)4 377 2000

eid eventsBeach side staycation
Beach and a great view to boot! The lovely guys at Sofitel Jumeirah Beach have an amazing offer for you to enjoy, an over night stay at less than 500 dibs, brilliant!



Where: Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Residence
When: Up to 23rd September
How to book:  Via Web


Our weekend offers are put together with the help of CitiSpi – a fab resource that enables ladies to socialise smarter with the inside scoop on deals and promotions around Dubai. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter!

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