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Best Eid al Fitr vacations you could gift someone

They say life is about experiences, not possessions. So what would be better to gift someone during Eid al Fitr than a vacation?! To give you some inspiration, here’s our pick of the best Eid al Fitr vacation gift ideas.
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Treat yourself

There’s no better time to be good to yourself than during the Eid al Fitr celebrations, which marks the end of Ramadan. Here’s some top trips for solo travel:

Oman

Cost: From around *AED522 per person

Flight time: 1hr

Oman is another sensible option if you’re wanting to gift yourself a travel trip for Eid al Fitr. You can be there in less time than it takes to drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi! Stick to the capital Muscat which has an ever-growing number of luxury hotels, or head to lush Salalah for a rare piece of Middle Eastern greenery!

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Muscat, Oman

Beirut, Lebanon

Cost: From around *AED623 per person

Flight time: 3hrs 30mins

Beirut is a fabulous city to explore alone or in a group. You’ll be spoilt for choice with funky cafes and restaurants, as well as dozens of boutique shops, galleries and museums. There’s a lively nightlife scene and plenty to budget and luxury hotels to choose from, too. Read on for more inspiration on what to see and do in Beirut.

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Beirut, Lebanon

Romantic getaways

If you want to score some brownie points on the home front, consider gifting one these trips for Eid al Fitr.

Maldives

Cost: From around *AED1,147 per person

Flight time: 4hrs 20mins

The Maldives is probably the most romantic short-haul destination that you could gift someone as an Eid al Fitr vacation. The scenery is second-to-none in terms of natural beauty and you’re spoilt for choice with romantic hotels.

For more inspiration, read this: Top 10 amazing things to do in Maldives

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Maldives

India

Cost: From around *AED669 per person

Flight time: 3hrs

Head to the capital of New Delhi and fill your time with romantic strolls around some of the city’s most beautiful sights – such as Humayan’s Tomb and the Red Fort. Or if you want the ultimate romantic Indian trip to gift someone during Eid al Fitr, take them to the incredible Taj Mahal in Agra, around a two-hour train ride from New Delhi.

Read more: Top 10 attractions and tourist places in India

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Taj Mahal, India

Family-friendly vacations

If you want to take your kids on your Eid al Fitr vacation, you’ll want somewhere that’s easy to get to, and child-friendly. Here are some ideas:

Jordan

Cost: From around *AED871 per person

Flight time: 3hrs 30mins

There are plenty of daily flights to Amman which means you’re sure to find one that suits your children and their routines! The capital Amman is a great city to explore with kids, especially if they’re old enough to appreciate its incredible history.

Read more: Top 8 attractions and things to do in Amman

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Jordan

Cyprus

Cost: From around *AED1,014 per person

Flight time: 5hrs

If you’re stuck for ideas about family-friendly Eid al Fitr vacation gift ideas, look no further than Cyprus. Many of the island’s beaches are swim safe and there’s plenty of pretty little villages to base yourselves in. The food around the island is usually fresh and delicious and there’s loads of historical sites to peak any inquisitive child’s interest. Check out more inspiration of what to do in Cyprus with the family here.

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Cyprus

Take a girls’ trip

Traveling with friends is a treat, so why not gift an Eid al Fitr vacation to yourself – and get your friends to do the same! Here are some great destination ideas not too far from the UAE:

Turkey

Cost: From around *AED685 per person

Flight time: 5hrs

Istanbul, the Turkish capital, has it all: culture, history, good food, a lively nightlife, great spas and loads of markets. There’s also lots of nice little boutique hotels which would make the perfect landing place for a girls’ trip. Hit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, then reward yourselves with a trip to a hammam spa followed by tasty meal.

Read more: Top 10 things everyone should see and do in Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey

*This article was published April 2019. Prices and information correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change and/or availability. Always check with the airline before flying.

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