Long Drive To A Staycation: 6 Things To Do In The UAE For The Hijri New Year Weekend

by Anupriya Mishra
Long Drive To A Staycation: 6 Things To Do In The UAE For The Hijri New Year Weekend

The long weekend for Hijri New Year celebrations are here and are you also wondering about ways in which you can make the most out of this opportunity? Well, then you’re not alone, as many people are thinking along the same lines! And so, to help you out, we have drawn up a list of cool things to do during the long weekend with your family in the United Arab Emirates. After all, UAE offers something for everyone!

Things To Do In UAE During The Long Weekend

1. Take A Long & Leisurely Road Trip With Your Family!

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There’s nothing better than taking a long drive with your family while looking at the passing scenery and bobbing your heads to chart-hitting numbers. So, with the long weekend here, one can take a laidback vacation with their loved ones across the UAE, after all, there are many quaint small towns worth exploring. And if it’s not the small town you wish to explore, you can also think of exploring the nearest emirate or booking a stay at a luxurious resort just outside the city, for a laidback holiday.

Also Read: Louvre Abu Dhabi: From Picasso Paintings To Sculptures, Here’s What To Expect At This Museum

2. Shop Till You Drop & Make The Most Out Of The Sale Season

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There’s an ongoing sale fiesta happening across the United Arab Emirates. From the Dubai Shopping Season to Sharjah Summer Promotions 2023, it is a deals galore in the Emirate. You will probably stumble upon some massively discounted products, including apparel and devices. So, this makes it the perfect time to indulge in some retail therapy! After all, who could say no to deals that can help people save some money?

3. Spend A Fun-Filled Day At A Waterpark!

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As the weather is unbearably hot, which makes this the perfect time to relax at the nearest waterpark. With there being many options across the UAE, you can have a fun-filled day where you make some brand new memories while welcoming the new Islamic year. You should especially think of checking out the Wild Wadi Waterpark, which recently reopened its doors in Dubai’s Jumeirah.

4. Plan A Staycation At Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah

This summer, Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect place to take a relaxing vacation, as they’re offering a fantastic deal! Yes, at their ‘Summer Fun in the Villa’ you can get to live in an exclusive villa, from 9 AM to 9 PM. Yes, while you’re at it, you will also be able to enjoy unlimited soft beverages throughout the day and indulge in a sumptuous BBQ for two to four people, featuring a delectable selection of meats, seafood, salads, bread, and desserts. Not to mention, all alcoholic beverages are available at à la carte pricing with a flat discount of 20% discount and the price for this fun-filled experience begins at AED2000.

Where: Al Mazraa Wadi Khadija – Al Ashish – Ras al Khaimah

5. Sun Pool & Beach Experience At Taj Exotica Resort & Spa In Dubai

If you don’t wish to spend the whole day, being busy with some activities, but want to instead lounge around, then this one is for you. You can experience a refreshing summer day at The Coast with an exclusive pool and beach day pass offer. Under this offer, you get to enjoy access to stunning facilities, take a dip, and soak up the sun. While you’re at it, make the most out of their 3-hour House Package, which offers a selection of refreshing beverages. The Sun Pool and Beach access is available daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. So book NOW!

Where: The Coast, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai
When: 10 am to 6 pm

Also Read: Diriyah Summer Access 2023: Free Entry, Dining & More; Here’s All You Need To Know

6. Visit Louvre Abu Dhabi For A Cosmic Experience


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This renowned museum hardly needs any introductions, but they’re hosting a whimsical show, which you will certainly want to check out during the long weekend. With their ongoing exhibition, you get to take a fascinating journey of the space, through artists and how they have been enamoured by the galaxies. So, don’t forget to partake in some space exploration in Abu Dhabi this weekend!

Where: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
When: Tues to Thur 10 am to 6.30 pm, Fri and Sat 10 am to 8.30 pm
Tickets: Dhs63 for adults, Children: Free Entry

So, go ahead and make plans, already, fellow readers!

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