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Hip hangouts: Eid weekend ideas

Team Scene's top picks for a long weekend of fun

  • By Farah Andrews, Scene magazine
  • Published: 15:50 August 15, 2012
  • Scene

Hip hangouts: Eid weekend ideas
  • Image Credit: Supplied pictures
  • From left: JW Marriot, Ferrari World and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

Family Brunch At JW Marriott Hotel
 
Why go?
1) The JW Marriott’s signature restaurants will be serving up a lavish international spread to mark the Eid celebrations, with delicious dishes on offer, such as Saj and freshly prepared Arabic cuisine in Town Square, grilled meat and seafood made-to-order in The Market Place, pan-Asian delights in Bamboo Lagoon, the Mongolian barbeque is not to be missed and heart Bavarian dishes in Hofbräuhaus.
2) Kids will be kept busy making their own cupcakes in the interactive sessions with the hotel’s chefs. They’ll love that they can sample their creations soon after they’ve prepared them.
JW Marriott Hotel, Deira |12pm-4pm, 1st Day of Eid| 04 607 7977
Cost From Dh250

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
This Eid, Ferrari World has a new line up of fantastic attractions inspired by the Italian fast cars,  get a scenic view of the stunning country on Viaggio in Italia, which gives you a chance to sour over the stunning countryside taking in all the sights and sounds on a route inspired by the Mille Miglia race. Then try your hand at the new interactive games, go fairground fun with the Berlinetta Blast where you can put your water gun skills to the test and put your skills behind the wheel to the test on Victory Lap.
When you’re not flying around on the fastest rollercoaster in the world Formula Rossa or being blasted into the sky on G-force, chill out in the many restaurants and cafes, we’d head to Mamma Rossella’s for a true homely Italian meal, and the best thing is that the whole park is indoors, so there will be no sweat-fest situations as you traipse around the park in August.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi |11am-8pm, daily | www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Cost Dh225

Magnolia Bakery
Mark this Eid with a super cute sweet treat from Magnolia Bakery, where the Bloomingdale’s eatery will be creating specially cupcakes for the occasion. The vanilla sweet treats, topped with a vanilla or chocolate butter cream icing, is the perfect edible treat this holiday, you know it’s exactly how Carrie Bradshaw would mark the occasion!
Bloomingdale’s Home, Dubai Mall | Available from August 16 to 23 | 04 350 5440
Cost Dh14

Eid Afternoon Tea at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Treat yourself to an afternoon tea fit for a princess at the Zabeel Saray’s Sultans Lounge, you can choose between the classic English afternoon tea or try something new with a Turkish Ottoman tea.  The traditional English treat comes with a raisin and plain scones withcloted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of sandwiches and sweat puddings, all searved with a pot of tea or coffee, the Ottoman version serves up plain, raisin and cardamom scones, gourmet sandwiches and desserts such as camel milk panna cotta with honey, orange blossom rice pudding.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah | 3pm-6pm, daily throughout Eid | 04 453 0444
Cost English tea Dh105 per person, Ottoman tea Dh120 per person or Dh215 per couple 

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