Out and About Dubai this Eid – Don’t Need Cash Just Payit

  • April 28, 2022
  • 10 Minutes


Get ready for a spectacular Eid in Dubai. This year is going to be a grand-all-out affair, compared to the subdued Eid al Fitr of last year. Expect big, bigger, and biggest events happening this Eid as expats and UAE nationals take to the streets. With 9-days Eid al Fitr holidays for UAE nationals and 5-days for expats, you have ample opportunities to be out and about Dubai.

Check out these things to do during Eid Holidays in Dubai:

Eid Celebration in Dubai with Fireworks

No celebration is without fireworks and Dubai does this best. Every year residents are entertained with spectacular bursts of colors painting the Dubai skies. This Eid al Fitr 2022, the skies are going to be just as dazzling.

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Dubai Festival City

This Eid, the calm waters of the bay are going to sparkle and dazzle for three whole minutes. You probably are already a fan of the IMAGINE light, laser and sound show that lights up the entire bay. Now imagine that with fireworks bursting in scintillating colorful palettes across the skies. These are perhaps the best places to visit in Dubai during the Eid holidays.

You can catch this firework fusion light show on Tuesday, May 3rd at 9pm.

Global Village

If you missed your chance to visit the Global Village this year, don’t fret. The iconic cultural experience has been extended till the end of Eid, giving you the opportunity to take in all the amazing sights and sounds on display. Perhaps the best thing however is that, unlike other places where the fireworks are niched on the first day of Eid, at the Global Village you can watch fireworks throughout the Eid break.

The nightly Eid fireworks display will start at 9 pm every evening, from Friday, April 29th to Saturday, May 7th.

If you more pizzazz to your fireworks, the musical fireworks show is also available at 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets are Dhs. 15 with free entry for children under three, senior citizens over 65, and people of determination. Also, Tuesdays are reserved exclusively for women and families.

The Gastronomical Journey 

Tantalizingly delicious food and the Eid celebration in Dubai go hand in hand. Whether you are looking for a place to chill out with friends over food or indulge in some fine dining experience, Dubai is all set. There is a myriad of selections in town that are bound to please even the pickiest eater.

Here are a few places you may want to try out this Eid:

The Pods

The latest addition to the Dubai food scene, the pods are a unique experience and a must-try, especially if you have friends who love Pan-Asian cuisine. Try the fresh oysters or red lobster with truffle. You can also indulge in some sushi, sashimi, and nigari or black cod miso. There are also your favorite classic stir fry dishes, cooked to perfection.

Considering the location of the Bluewaters, the cost isn’t very expensive. Starts at just Dhs. 50 and if you use the fabulous, easy-to-use payit app, then splitting the bill is a breeze. payit powered by the First Abu Dhabi bank offers the best deals in town.

Dhaba Lane

If you are in the mood for some favorite Indian dishes, then Dhaba Lane is the place to be this Eid. Take a bite of the succulent Lahori chicken tikka or the delicious, very authentic papdi chaat. The special set menu for Eid also includes a handi biryani, korma, and kadai paneer. The restaurant is very kid-friendly and conveniently located in Al Karama.

The set Eid menu is available from Tuesday, May 3rd to Thursday, May 5th. Prices are Dhs. 59 for adults and Dhs. 35 for kids between 5 to 10.

Dubai Food Festival

The annual food festival is back, this time twinning with the Eid holidays. Starting from Monday, May 2nd till Sunday, May 15th, you have plenty of days to glut out on the delicious food. Tuck into limited-edition menus, get on the guided food tours, cook up a storm in masterclasses with top chefs, and more. Experience good dining that is packed with information about tastes and flavors from around the world.

And hey, if you eat something that is so “out of this world” why not call your friends and share the experience. With payit on your smartphone, you never have to worry about mobile credits. You can even top-up for your friend if they are vacationing somewhere else and talk about all the things to do in Dubai for Eid.

A Home Away from Home Staycation

Dubai does staycations in style. Whether you are looking for a quick getaway from another Emirate or want the “vacation feel” as a Dubaite, there is a place and a deal for everyone. Most of the places come with so many fringe benefits that you probably will keep on smiling even after the Eid holidays.

Look at these amazing deals for your stay-away-from-home-cations:

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

With kids in the mix, most parents are always on the lookout for deals with kid-friendly activities. The uber-cool Zabeel House has tailor-made city staycations with 25 percent discounts on room rates and 20 percent off on restaurants and spa treatments. Kids stay and eat for free, which is an unbeatable deal.

You even get access to the outdoor pool and special rates for Wild Wadi Waterpark. Your kids will love it and if you ever are strapped for cash, never fear with payit. You don’t even need your ATM card, just use payit to withdraw cash from any of the FAB ATMs located all over Dubai. Easy, fast, convenient, that’s payit.

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

Do you love going on vacations with friends and family? Need a staycation for your entire entourage? This exclusive package deal is just for you. The ultimate in a family-friendly resort, you get unlimited access to all the in-house facilities and it is kid-friendly as well. Check out the thrilling water park with lagoon pools, a lazy river, kids splash play area, waterslides, and cliff jumping platforms. You can even enroll in a rope-climbing course.

The starting price is a cool Dhs. 2000 that includes all the food and drinks you eat. Entices even those naysayers who want to stay at home. There is no excuse not to join, especially with payit on hand. Give them complimentary top-ups in NOL cards and lure them to this unbelievable staycation.

Adventure, Fun & Live Music

You should not be wondering where to go this Eid in Dubai as Dubai has everything that you may not even have ever wanted. Like ziplining towards the Dubai Marina at a neck-breaking speed. It is so fast that you might miss it if you close your eyes even for a second.

While such heart-pumping adventures do exist, if you prefer your fun a bit milder, check these out:

Ain Dubai

The world’s highest observation wheel, this is truly a feat to be experienced. The enormous Ferris wheel located on the Bluewater’s Island near the Dubai Marina gives you a 360-degree view of all of Dubai. You may want to take this trip to the stars during sunset to capture the twilight on camera.

Or if you are feeling lucky this Eid, why not send money to your loved ones back home and win adventure packages from payit. You can transfer money to 200 eligible countries. 

Live Music Concerts

One of the things to do in Dubai during the Eid holidays is to hear live music. The vibe at the live concert is indescribable and you have some amazing artists flocking to Dubai. Check out Shreya Ghoshal croon her songs at the Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday, May 7th. Tickets range from Dhs. 120 to Dhs. 2400.

Another artist well-known to the subcontinent populace is Atif Aslam. The Pakistani singer has sung many Bollywood songs, belting out soulful, romantic numbers that tug the heartstrings. The concert is at the Dubai World Trade Center on Thursday, May 5th with tickets priced from Dhs. 135 to Dhs. 695.

Fun in the Sun Party

The FIVE Palm Bohemia beach party is one of those happening places to visit in Dubai during Eid Holidays 2022, even if you live in another Emirate. This boho-vibe festival-style party kicks off on Saturday, May 7th with Columbia’s house music queen Natalia Paris showcasing. If you love to dance, love the party scene and want some “sun, fun and beach”, then be there at 3 pm every Saturday.

Tickets for ladies are at Dhs. 200 which includes general access, three drinks, and sunbeds. For men, the tickets are Dhs. 300 with the same benefits.

Is this the End?

Fortunately, no as Dubai has so many things to do this Eid. Parents, check out the Museum of the Moon to feel like an astronaut. If you want something on the quieter side, go to The Six, Downtown, Dubai which houses 500 board games like Scrabble, Ludo, Snakes & Ladders, etc. Shopping enthusiasts rejoice as there are discounts at almost all your favorite branded stores. Use payit to pay and get special promos, giving you more money and reasons to shop.

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