We always complain about how busy the United Arab Emirates gets during Eid and how the only thing you can do during the Eid break is to go to the mall, the beach or a restaurant. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
If you are staying in the UAE this Eid and are looking for a different way to spend it away from the crowd and the searing temperatures, then we have these great 5 indoor options for you:
1. Be Bond for a day
If you ever fancied becoming James Bond or Lara Croft for a day, then make your way down to the Golf and Shooting Club in Sharjah . There you can learn how to shoot a 10 meters to 25 meters pistol range and 10 meters to 50 meters rifle range. We know it could be a weird thing to do and probably even scary, but you will be in safe hands with expert instructors and high safety measures. You can brag about hitting the bullseye to your friends afterwards… even if you haven’t.
2. Take the hint
Enter a world of mystery and thrill by trying to solve the puzzle or be trapped inside the game, FOREVER! Well, not really but you get the “hint”. HintHunt in Times Square Dubai is a great way to spend exciting time with a group of friends, where you get 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles inside a tiny room. The challenge is to get out of the room on time. It is the perfect opportunity to play some mind games (not in a creepy way though) and a welcomed change from sitting on a chair for five hours smoking shisha, don’t you think? But beware, pre-booking is essential.
3. Pet a dolphin
If you don’t like dolphins then we are not friends anymore… I mean who can resist these cute and smart creatures? The Dubai Dolphinarium in Creek Park gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins and seals. You can watch them dance, sing, jump and play ball in an entertaining live show. And while you are there, you may want to test your memory and eyesight by entering the adjacent Mirror Maze, where you will be lost for sometime inside a labyrinth of mirrors!
4. Coffee Museum
Even if you are not a coffee person, the Coffee Museum in old Dubai is an unmissable spot. The museum which sits in the heart of Al Fahidi historical district offers a brief history of coffee and displays an array of coffee memorabilia, artifacts and preparation methods inside a cozy oriental setting. We recommend you visit the nearby Arabian Tea House for a great traditional meal afterwards.
5. Bring out your inner artist
A pottery or jewellery making class might not be a conventional way to spend the Eid holiday but it is definitely an interesting and unique one! Why not bring out your inner artist by taking one of the art classes on offer at Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre . Who knows? You might discover a hidden talent!