As many UAE residents enjoy an extended break for Eid Al Fitr, a number of popular establishments have unveiled discounted tickets and packages to make the holiday a bit more interesting, particularly for families.
Here are some of the best deals to take advantage of this weekend.
Residents catching up on buying Eid gifts can head to malls as a number of big brands are having big sales until Saturday.
Beachwear stores Rip Curl, Oakley and Seafolly will be offering reductions of 25 per cent to 75 per cent, while sporting goods outlet Go Sport is offering savings of 25 per cent to 60 per cent.
Forever 21, Hanayen and Wrangler will drop prices by 25 per cent to 75 per cent. Those looking to pick up electronics can find 25 per cent to 75 per cent discounts at E-City and iFix Mobile Trading, plus savings on selected products at Jacky's Electronics.
And if you're looking at giving your house a makeover, Interiors is offering 30 per cent to 55 per cent off, while Almarjan has 25 per cent to 55 per cent off, Bloomingdale's has 30 per cent off selected products, and Crate & Barrel has a 40 per cent discount on select items.
Eleven malls are giving away cash to lucky shoppers during the Eid break. Those who spend Dh200 or more at any of the below shopping centres will receive a raffle coupon, with a total of 40 people eligible to win Dh5,000 each.
The participating malls are: Al Bustan Centre, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Warqa City Mall, BurJuman Centre, Bin Sougat Centre, Dubai Outlet Mall, Oasis Mall, Shorooq Community Centre, Reef Mall, Times Square Centre and Union Coop Al Quoz.
Meanwhile, at The Dubai Mall, customers who spend more than Dh250 on shopping, dining or entertainment over the Eid weekend can enter a draw to win an Emaar Gift Card worth Dh100,000. All you have to do is visit a Guest Service desk after you’ve spent your money to validate your receipts and enter the raffle. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, May 19.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
The indoor theme park was closed for much of Ramadan, but has reopened with a special Eid offer running until Saturday. For the long weekend, the park is offering discounted tickets of Dh225 per person (regular price is Dh299) for all UAE residents.
Gear up for a Marvel superhero-themed adventure with Thor Thunder Spin or head to the Cartoon Network zone for rides based on favourite cartoon characters such as Ben 10 or The Powerpuff Girls.
If watching the acrobatics show has been on your bucket list, this might be the best time to catch the performance.
For the Eid holiday, La Perle has unveiled a special discounted ticket of Dh169 per person for the bronze seats. This deal is available until Saturday.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Make a splash with Wild Wadi Waterpark’s newly launched UAE Residents Summer Pass.
For a fixed price of Dh249, residents will get access to the park for three months. The deal comes with a number of other perks such as 25 per cent off on food and drink outlets, and an additional 30 per cent off general admission passes for four people.
The offer is valid until Tuesday, August 31.
The Smash Room
Fancy letting off steam by breaking things and making a mess? The Smash Room offers you the opportunity to do exactly this.
And the fun-filled venue is providing extra incentive to make this a family activity, with a discount this long weekend.
Those bringing their children along get 10 per cent off all packages. The deal is only valid at the Al Quoz branch until Saturday.
Visit top Abu Dhabi attractions
Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World and Clymb Abu Dhabi are all offering four-for-the-price-of-three discounts.
So, if you’re a family of four, it’s a great time to check out any of these attractions.
The deal also includes an additional 25 per cent discount on additional single-day tickets purchased in one transaction.
The deals are available until Saturday.
Abu Dhabi malls offer prizes
Those visiting Yas Mall, WTC Abu Dhabi or Al Jimi Mall before Saturday get a chance to win some big prizes.
With every Dh300 spent at any store in Yas Mall at Yas Island, Dh250 at Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain and Dh200 at WTC Abu Dhabi, shoppers stand to win prizes from the "Spin the wheel" and "Scratch and win" games.
Guests can download the free Darna app to participate in the various events and win up to a million loyalty points and up to one million Etihad guest miles.
To enter the draw, shoppers simply need to scan the QR code placed at the malls to register and submit their receipts.
The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Head over to the mall on Al Maryah Island for loads of foodie deals.
The Galleria this week launched a dining campaign, which is running until Saturday, June 5.
There are plenty of all-day dining deals to be enjoyed, as well as free culinary classes you can sign up for, hosted by chefs from restaurants such as Coya, 99 Sushi, Loca and more.
To check the schedule and register, click here.
If bingeing on pizza is your idea of an ideal weekend, you're in luck. New Mediterranean restaurant Medi Terra has launched an all-you-can-eat-pizza offer to celebrate Eid.
Guests can have their fill of the signature Medi Terra, truffle, or burrata pizzas, and more, along with serene views of Marsa Al Bateen for Dh99 for an adult and Dh49 per child.
The offer runs until Saturday.