UAE hotels and malls ready for Eid holiday bonanza


By Nadeen Hanif and Jen Thomas

DUBAI // Shopping malls and hotels braced for a busy holiday weekend as the long Eid Al Adha break attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the UAE.

Experts expect Dubai in particular to reap the benefit of regional and international campaigns promoting it as the place to come for entertainment and shopping.

In Abu Dhabi, EidFest promises activities for all ages over the long weekend. Eleven booths have been set up to welcome visitors with Arabic coffee, dates and henna painting.

A special tent on the Corniche will feature an extended activity lineup, including a falconer, photo booth, calligrapher and Harbeya band.

The weather will encourage many outdoors to beaches and barbecues, with the high a balmy 36-38°C, falling to 25°C at night. More info