Wednesday July 6 is expected to mark the start of Eid Al Fitr and with that comes a leisurely week off for the public sector from July 3, while the private sector will enjoy a three-day work week. The holiday calls for celebration across the Middle Eastern region, as loved ones gather following the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Whether you live in Dubai or are planning to visit the Emirate during the Eid break - when many venues reopen their doors -here are five things to fill your time.
Hit the mall... for more than just shopping
BurJuman mall is celebrating from July 7 to 9, when guests can catch traditional Tanoura dance performances (8p.m. and 9p.m.). Visit the Ramadan Tent for complimentary Arabic coffee and dates between 7p.m. and 10p.m. or try traditional henna painting from 3-10p.m.
Shoppers at BurJuman can also win up to AED1.5 million with every AED200 spent per day. Just redeem your lucky receipts to receive a unique promo code worth between AED1,000 and AED100,000.
Bring brunch back with a bang
Candypants are hosting their MEGA brunch as they reopen post-Ramadan at Dubai Marina's Habtoor Grand Hotel. For AED350, food and drink will be served from 1-4p.m. then the party moves to XL for dancing and DJs.
Combine dinner with some soulful jazz
New venue, R Trader pairs food with art, sound and spoken word for their Rogue Sessions - an intimate evening of dining and performance. July 8 and 9 sees an intimate performance with Roy Ayers Ubiquity paired with food from executive chef Dom Robinson at the DIFC venue.
VIP Dinner and Show Package: AED669, 3 courses with free flowing house beverages and fizz and VIP seating in the Drawing room. Guestlist Package: AED200, two complimentary house beverages. Regular access and standing room.
Dodge the heat and hit the dancefloor
VIP Room Dubai reopens its doors on the first day of Eid at the JW Marriott Marquis. The nightclub - which has venues in St Tropez, Paris, New York and Cannes - will be providing some air-conditioned relief to nightlife fans in Dubai during the summer months.
Totally relax on a sandy staycation
Fairmont The Palm's Eid offer includes a stay in an elegant suite with a buffet breakfast, relaxing 30-minute massage for two people at Willow Stream Spa, two hours of play per child each day at Fairmont Falcons Kids' Club, plus access to 800 meters of beautiful private beach, four temperature-controlled swimming pools and a shuttle service taking guests to the best shopping stores in Dubai. What more could you ask for at AED2,150 per night?