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Eid Al Adha: Your ultimate UAE guide

David Light

Published on July 30, 2020 at 00.01

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This one's as straight-forward as they come: stay safe, have fun!
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Be a TikTok star

Head to Mall of the Emirates this weekend and, at the larger than life giant boom box on display in the Central Galleria, there’s a challenge for you to create a TikTok performance and post it online. Use the MOE New Beginning Song on Anghami for the chance to win daily prizes.
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Retail therapy

Dive into Abu Dhabi’s Unbox Amazing summer shopping festival to save and win big when you shop, stay and dine in the capital over Eid. Enjoy a staggering array of discounts, deals, prizes and promotions across the city’s world-class portfolio of malls, hotels and restaurants. Take advantage of unbeatable brand discounts of up to 80 per cent across 21 malls. One lucky shopper can also win Dhs20,000 in mall vouchers courtesy of the Unbox Amazing shopping selfie competition. To enter, follow Retail Abu Dhabi on Instagram, post a shopping selfie, and tag @RetailAbuDhabi and #RetailAbuDhabi.
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Learn to cook with Genius Kitchen

Missing travel and looking for budget-ideas to take your taste buds on an adventure? You budding chefs can make the most of your long weekend whilst staying at home with some fun and tasty experimentation in the kitchen with Genius Kitchen – the world’s first wholly Arabic cooking course app powered by Fatafeat. Enjoy your Eid break and learn new knife skills to rival pro chefs, cook with your family and loved ones or simply enjoy watching a wealth of delicious recipes and meals being prepared. With 9,000 dishes from around the world and ‘How To’ tutorial videos and cooking classes, Genius Kitchen is available now to download on iOS and Android app stores.
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Meet your heroes

It’s time to meet your favourite Marvel characters at the coolest theme park in Dubai and get in for a special online price of just Dhs20. IMG Worlds is running a pay as you go scheme for all attractions at Dhs25 per ride. To heighten the festive mood, sounds and beats will be provided by the IMG Dance team.
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La Perle is back

To welcome back acrobatic stage show La Perle and celebrate the holiday book specially discounted rates to a weekend performance. Instead of the cast’s customary break on Sundays and Mondays, La Perle will remain open on both days - August 2 and 3 - with two shows at 6 pm and 9pm for Eid. The newly tweaked edition features a revamped repertoire with thrills, chills and new surprises.
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Kids eat free here

Looking for delicious meal options with your little ones? Head to Malak Al Tawouk, which has three branches across Dubai, and up to two kids below eight years old can enjoy a meal for free from today until Sunday.
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Beach escape

If you’re more into natural beauty, why not take a relaxing break on one of the nicest beaches going? Book a stay at InterContinental Fujairah Resort until August 31 and take advantage of great benefits such as breakfast and dinner being included, early check-in or late check-out and kids eat free (up to 12 years). Rates start from just over Dhs500.
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Fine dining

The iconic Cipriani Yas Island will be serving a selection of authentic dishes faithful to the restaurant’s signature concept of simple Italian food made to perfection. Specially prepared menu highlights for Eid Al Adha available across all four nights include thinly sliced octopus with pink peppercorn, homemade veal Cannelloni ‘alla Piemontese’ and the exquisite herb crusted rack of lamb with new potatoes.
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City of festivals

Take a trip down to Dubai Festival City Mall to virtually meet Modesh and his new friend Dana from August 2 until August 7 as they pass by the installation located opposite Festival Souq. Both characters will be dancing in celebration of Eid and keeping you entertained.
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Listen to Yara and Hussain

Watch two of the Arab world's most beloved performers and do your bit for charity this Eid Al Adha as Dubai Opera presents the first live concerts by Arabic performers in Dubai since Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted across the city. Emirati superstar Hussain Al Jassmi and Lebanese singer Yara will host a live show in support of UNICEF on August 1 from 10pm until midnight. Tickets are priced from Dhs495.
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