How to experience Eid in Dubai

28 May 2018

The Eid holiday is a time for fun and celebration with the family, and Dubai is the perfect place to enjoy it. Take advantage of Premier Inn’s family-friendly deals, with kids under 16 years old staying and enjoying breakfast free, and book your family break in Dubai to enjoy these Eid festivities:

Meals out

Roughly translated, Eid-Al-Fitr means ‘breaking the fast.’ It celebrates the end of Ramadan, the holy month when Muslims must fast during daylight hours. Even if you haven’t been fasting, what better way to celebrate Eid than with a delicious meal in one of Dubai’s restaurants? You’ll find plenty of family-friendly places to eat out across Dubai, to suit every budget. If you’re not sure where to start, JBR’s Dubai’s Marina and The Walk are home to a wide range and restaurants and cafés. Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall keeps you close to the action, located just 6km from JBR. 


Traditionally, Eid is a time to buy a new outfit. Luckily there is no shortage of places to shop in Dubai and the UAE. If you stay at Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall Hotel you’re right on the doorstep of one of the city’s biggest malls. Alternatively, you can walk to the metro station for convenient, quick, and great value public transport links across the city, including stops for Burjuman, Dubai Mall, and the Mall of the Emirates. 

Bargain hunters might want to pop across to neighbouring emirate Sharjah. Here the Ramadan Nights Festival, which culminates at Eid, is promising shoppers discounts of as much as 80% at stores, including major retailers.

For a more authentic Arabic shopping experience, head to the Khan Murjan souk at Wafi Mall. A short taxi ride from Premier Inn Dubai International Airport Hotel, this underground souq is air conditioned and inspired by a 14th century Bagdad souq (or khan). There are 50,000 square feet of market, selling everything from Arabic jewellery and perfume to carpets and art.

Theme park fun

IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park, meaning cool air-conditioned thrills and spills that will delight all ages. As Eid is a time for spending time with the family, Premier Inn has a special offer to make it easier than ever to enjoy time together.  

Book direct at the Premier Inn website, and you and your family can enjoy free entry to IMG Worlds of Adventure (see Terms and Conditions for full details). Whilst guests staying at Premier Inn Dubai Silicon Oasis can also enjoy a free shuttle to whisk them away to IMG Worlds of Adventure.

Eid Mubarak!

Enjoy Eid in Dubai with Premier Inn, where you can join in with the festivities that mark the end of the holy month, take advantage of all modern amenities, entertainment and leisure facilities, and get up close to one of the most joyous times of the year – and all on a budget.