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11 fantastic ways to enjoy Eid al-Fitr in Abu Dhabi

Elevate the celebrations with exciting experiences in the capital.

Eid al-Fitr is a time for celebration, and Abu Dhabi is ready for the festivities. FACT has curated a list of the best things to do during the festive period. From fine-dining restaurants to family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone. Here’s how to spend Eid al-Fitr in Abu Dhabi.

Book a stay at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Transform your Eid al-Fitr break with a stay at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. Blending coastal charm with urban luxury, you’ll get to kickstart your day with a lavish breakfast spread at Aqua. For a relaxing day — because you truly deserve it — head to the Saadiyat Beach Club with complimentary access that comes with your stay. Once done, make your way to one of the seven top-notch restaurants and bars at The Galleria at Al Maryah Island to taste delicious cuisine. They’ve got 99 Sushi Restaurant, COYA Abu Dhabi, LPM Restaurant & Bar, Zuma and a lot more. You can also choose to pamper yourself silly at Sense Spa for the perfect Eid escape.

GO: Call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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Dine at Cyan Brasserie

Spice up your Eid al-Fitr celebrations at Cyan Brasserie, located in Andaz Capital Gate, with their fantastic five-course set menu. With a fusion of flavours inspired by the rich traditions of the region and the breathtaking views, you’re in for a wild ride. From tantalising appetisers to mouthwatering mains and decadent desserts, each dish promises an explosion of deliciousness. With its unbeatable view and delectable offerings, Cyan Brasserie is the ultimate Eid hotspot you won’t want to miss.

GO: Call 050 765 6435 for reservations and more information.

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Eat at Choices

Get ready to elevate your Eid al-Fitr celebrations at Choices, Yas Island Rotana. Enjoy traditional Eid favourites that are bound to evoke all your Eid al-Fitr memories of the past. Choices houses an elaborate dessert buffet, making it the perfect spot for the festive season where you can expect a wide array of pastries, pies, tarts and cakes. Available only on the second day of Eid al-Fitr, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm. AED 179 per person and AED 89 for children aged six to 12.

GO: Call 02 656 4000 for reservations and more information.

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Enjoy a memorable meal at Punjab Grill

Get ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in ultimate style at Punjab Grill, located within The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Get together with your loved ones and prepare for a culinary extravaganza curated by Chef Sandeep Ail himself. From Liwa Dates Sambusek to Bohra Lamb Khurdi Shorba and a mouthwatering kebab platter, every bite is a burst of tradition and flavour. Don’t forget to dig into biryani before indulging in a selection of desserts. Available all day throughout the Eid al-Fitr break. AED 250 per person.

GO: Visit https://punjabgrill.me for reservations and more information.

Punjab Grill

Escape to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Escape to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts this Eid al-Fitr for an unforgettable getaway. You can choose between staying at the Al Sahel Villa Resort or the Al Yamm Villa Resort, and enjoy the beauty of Emirati culture with a touch of luxury. This stay also promises a lot of adventure with a wildlife reserve and historic sites, which means you get to embark on guided nature drives, kayak through the mangroves and a whole lot more. If you’re looking for something more zen, head to the Anantara Spa for a pampering session that’ll make you keep coming back for more.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for reservations and more information.

Sir Bani Yas

Gather at Hickory’s

Yas Island is always a go-to for Eid festivities, and when it comes to elevating those celebrations, Hickory’s at Yas Links is the ultimate spot. With a terrace boasting views of the golf course, the serene mangroves and the coastline, it’s the place to be. Prepare to dive into a family-style sharing menu packed with Arabic and international favourites like hummus, samosas, and a delightful array of main courses and desserts. Available on 10 and 11 April, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 180 per person and AED 80 for children aged six to 12.

GO: Call 02 404 3077 for reservations and more information.

Have dinner at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Here’s a great place for you to visit for a hearty meal. Sahha at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi is offering a traditional dinner buffet. From juicy grills to aromatic ouzi — if you’re still not over it from Ramadan — and irresistible desserts, every dish is a testament to culinary excellence. So gather your friends and family and head to Sahha for a joyous Eid celebration. Available on all three days of Eid al-Fitr, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. AED 240 per person.

GO: Call 02 520 1234 for reservations and more information.

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Sleep at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

If you still haven’t explored the Empty Quarter, this Eid al-Fitr holiday is the perfect time. Located within is the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara — an oasis that combines modern luxury with Arabian hospitality. As a part of this wellness escape, you get a chance to unwind at the property’s infinity pool, try out some body treatments tailored to your needs or delve into Bedouin traditions. For some feasting, you can head on over to the Desert Barbecue and dine under the night sky or hop on over to Al Falaj. Other activities to enjoy this secluded spot include nighttime discovery escapades or a game of padel or tennis with the desert as your backdrop. With Arabian-inspired rooms and villas, you’ll have a truly authentic experience this Eid.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for reservations and more information.

Stay at Royal M Hotel and Resort

For a luxurious waterfront brunch spot to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Royal M Hotel and Resort in Al Bateen Marina has got you covered. After the Eid prayers and catching up on sleep, indulge in an Eid brunch featuring international flavours and classic Eid dishes, embodying the true spirit of the festive season. Plus, when you buy brunch for one, you get another one for free. With its convenient location offering easy access to Corniche Beach, it’s the ideal destination for a memorable Eid celebration with your family. Available until the fourth day of Eid Al Fitr, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 419 (house beverages) and AED 599 (unlimited bubbles).

GO: Call 050 106 4056 for reservations and more information.

Tuck into Eid Brunch at Erth Abu Dhabi

Enjoy a fantastic feast this Eid al-Fitr at Al Rimal restaurant and savour an array of Emirati and international delicacies and several live cooking stations. Erth Abu Dhabi has everything you need to make your Eid experience unforgettable. Available on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 290 for adults and AED 110 for children aged 6 to 12 years.

GO: Email fandb@erth.ae or call 02 497 5208 for reservations and more information.

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Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Kick off Eid Al Fitr with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for the special Eid prayers. Exchange warm greetings and spread festive cheer while the sheer beauty of the sunrise casts its glow on the white mosque.

GO: Visit www.szgmc.gov.ae for more information.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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