For the perfect ambiance this Eid Al Adha break, embark on a getaway to one of these most enchanting destinations we’ve compiled below, designed to immerse you into the holiday spirit and treat yourself and your loved ones to an a memorable retreat and relaxing retreat.
1. The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Istanbul has just opened in time for the summer season providing that legendary Turkish hospitality in the city’s revitalised harbour and waterfront district, right where you want to be close to all the boutiques, restaurants, museums as well as Istanbul’s famous attractions like Galata Tower, the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and the Blue Mosque. In the evenings, you get to enjoy unforgettable views over the Bosphorus from the rooftop bar, with offerings from Turkey’s first two-star Michelin Chef, Fatih Tutak.
2. Shangri-La Barr al Jissah
For a fabulous family getaway on your doorstep, grab the kids and head to Oman - Shangri-La Barr al Jissah, in Muscat, has activities for all ages, and children can’t get enough of the lazy river and splash pad. The exclusive Eid Al Adha package includes daily breakfasts and dinner for the whole family, and before you know it it’s already time for the exciting movie nights under the stars.
3. W Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Home to 1,190 islands spread out over the Indian Ocean across 26 coral reefs, the Maldives offer something for everyone, but you can skip the hard work and head straight to the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa - what makes it particularly great for a quick holiday heading from the GCC is its easy accessibility on Vagaru Island. After the short flights (including a sea-plane), you’re in a tropical paradise in your own beach pool villa, with a kids’ club available for those junior adventurers.
4. Hilton London Metropole
London is already buzzing with an increasing rate of tourists visiting the UK capital this summer, so with Eid Al Adha just around the corner it’s the perfect time to join the throngs and explore one of the most iconic locations in the world - the Hilton London Metropole is the group’s largest property outside of the US, right in the centre of the city, and it’s just been transformed after a multi-million dollar renovation. Guests from the GCC have a Middle-Eastern inspired menu to enjoy as well as a prayer room and a world-class fitness studio, with Eid Al Adha nightly deals starting from 1,350 AED.
5. Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Located in the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for a relaxing retreat that includes plenty of leisurely cultural and historical sites to explore - this is where you can experience stunning discoveries such as the Baptism Site of Jordan, Mujib Reserve, Dead Sea Salt Formations, Ma'in Hot Springs, and Dead Sea Panorama. With private balconies offering incredible, scenic views from the newly enhanced guest rooms, the stay is sure to be a memorable one, particularly with all the amenities provided for the entire family like the 24-hour fitness center, in-house spa (complete with a Dead Sea salt pool), as well as indoor and outdoor kid-friendly pools.
6. The Gritti Palace
You just can’t beat this kind of experience offered in the exclusive Gritti Palace in Venice, guaranteed to make this Eid Al Adha break memorable with the Grand Canal outside of your window right in the heart of Venice. At more than 500 years old, this palace today serves as a five-star hotel that can easily be mistaken for a museum with its collection of art throughout. The historical building is a treasure in itself, but the hotel also offers guests a delectable stay with the most attentive service and luxurious suites welcoming you to the unforgettable city.
7. Angsana Riads Collection
You’ve gone past the tropical beaches, the ancient history, the iconic metropolis and an exclusive palace, so perhaps you might prefer the idea of just getting lost in a maze of alleys and souqs in Marrakech, the beating heart of Morocco. Angsana Riads Collection is a relaxing sanctuary nestled away from the city’s rapid pace, a true boutique hotel designed for an atmospheric and intimate retreat within a collection of six carefully restored riads, a traditional Moroccan urban villa. Yet, it’s mere steps away from the main attractions such as the famous Jemaa el-Fna square, making it the perfect location for whatever mood strikes you.
8. LUX* Le Morne
The beachfront resort LUX* Le Morne sits at the foot of Le Morne mountain in Mauritius, a UNESCO world heritage site, and invites guests to lose track of time and immerse themselves in one of the most gorgeous tropical island settings to be found anywhere - the entire experience at the resort is carefully curated for the discerning luxury adventurer, with world-class hiking at your doorstep and gorgeous hidden lagoons with crystal clear azure waters waiting to be explored.