Here’s our gift guide for treating yourself to a memorable Eid

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Left your Eid shopping for the last minute? Here’s our gift guide that includes everything from man bags to a day in the great outdoors

Go fishing

At Arabian Divers and Sportfishing Charters Abu Dhabi, you can hire a sportfisherman for some thrilling fishing in the Arabian Gulf along with your family and friends. The captain and guide accompanying you on your trip will have more than two decades of experience in the region, and specialise in sport fishing for marlin, sailfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna. You can rent a boat for four hours, accommodating five anglers.

Dh3,100 for a boat; call 050 614 6931 or visit

In the bag

Up the smart quotient by gifting a friend – or yourself – this on-the-go essential. The durable Kingsley Heath messenger bag for men comes with a leather-crafted shoulder strap and is roomy enough to accommodate all manner of gadgets while doubling as an overnight tote.

Dh285; available at Kingsley Heath at Dubai Marina Mall; call 04 434 2639

Abu Dhabi escape

Plan a long weekend at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel in the capital. Their special Eid packages are still available and include overnight stays along with discounts on spa services and other recreational facilities, plus breakfast at Al Bathna restaurant. The Club will also be hosting an Eid brunch with more than 180 Khaleeji, international and South-east Asian dishes. From Dh600 per night, based on two sharing. The buffet is priced at Dh150 for adults, with a 50 per cent discount for children between the ages of 7 and 12; call 02 441 5900 or visit

Eid sparkle

It is an age-old tradition to buy jewellery during Eid, and with throwaway offers such as those by Pure Gold Jewellers this year, you can continue to do so. Shoppers spending up to Dh2,999 will get a necklace worth Dh1,000 free, and those breaking the bank with a Dh5,999 will be rewarded with a diamond-and-pearl necklace worth Dh2,000. The store is also giving a 75 per cent discount on a selection of rings, pendants, earrings and necklaces made from Belgian diamonds.

Prices start from Dh1,199; available at Pure Gold Jewellers across the country (

Shine through the festive season with these eye-catching crystal petal earrings. Bebe’s latest collection of accessories is created with neutral-coloured stones and contrasting crystal accents.

Dh165; available at Bebe Store at The Dubai Mall (04 434 0614)

Dine under the stars

Experience an authentic Middle Eastern spread at Al Hadheerah restaurant in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai. The grand meal at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa in Dubai will be followed by tanoura dancers and a fireworks display.

Dh495 per person; call 04 809 6194 or visit