Where to find Dubai’s ultimate authentic Eid staycation

With Eid Al-Adha upon us, Dubai’s residents are snapping up staycation deals across the UAE. But there is one location that offers a more authentic Emirati escape that blends past and present in perpetual harmony.

Al Seef, Dubai’s popular waterfront promenade is a quaint world of historic buildings that hosts several fine hotels perfect for a local getaway. For a blend of old-world Arabian style hospitality and modern amenities, Al Seef Heritage Hotel ticks all the boxes. Or spoil yourself with generous views of the Dubai Creek and a stay at the Hilton’s Canopy and Hampton hotels.

Al Seef’s hotels are ideal bases from which to explore the destination’s sites, wander among its shops and cafes and pounce on its unmissable entertainment, dining, and retail offers. Over the Eid holiday, the Museum of Illusions in Al Seef is offering two tickets for AED100 as part of its happy hours deal or five tickets for only AED299.

If you are hanging about in Al Seef over Eid, there are a few places to go to for an authentic Arabic breakfast, lunch or dinner. At Haleeb O Heil Cafe & Restaurant, you can feast on the restaurant’s epic specialty breakfast of foul, falafel, labna, shakshuka, zaatar and much more, while enjoying a 25% Eid discount.

If you are looking for a feast, multi-award-winning Times of Arabia serves all the classic mezzes, grills, and kebabs you could want. Nablus is an unmissable traditional Arabic restaurant inspired by its namesake city in Palestine. Designed to conjure up the feeling of ancient Nablus’s timeless alleyways and charming brick pathways, this beautiful restaurant’s authentic dishes are entirely reminiscent of the area.  

While staying in Al Seef, you can discover crafted keepsakes from Handicraft Home and Embro Craft, or if you’re searching for elegant additions to your home, pick up traditional accessories and souvenirs from Creek Side Gifts and Novelties.

Round your evening up and unwind at Kava & Chai, where you can sit, sip, and watch traditional dhows slowly sail up and down the Dubai Creek.

To enjoy the full Al Seef experience during summer, you can visit stores on Sundays through to Wednesdays from 4 PM until 10 PM. For a memorable weekend, Al Seef stores will be open on Thursdays to Saturdays from 12 PM until 11 PM. Restaurants at Al Seef will remain open every day of the week until 12 AM.

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