10 Holiday Destinations that are Perfect Getaway for this Eid al-Adha

Eid Al Adha is on August 12. Woo…Hoo, so there’s a long weekend coming up. Confused on where to go? Fret not; Rehlat presents its pick of top 10 Eid al-Adha holiday destinations. Plan your holiday now.

Top 10 Eid al-Adha Holiday Destinations 

 

Bali

The sun-kissed island in Indonesia is a sight to behold with the lush green vistas, Halal-friendly resorts and food, river-rafting waters, and adventures like deep-sea diving and surfing. Perfect for a family holiday or couple’s getaway, Bali is just few hours away from most GCC destinations.

Bali

Top attractions:

  • Tegallalang Rice Terraces
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Art Market in Ubud
  • Kintamani and Mount Batur
  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
  • Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’

Weather during Eid (average): High: 27°C, Low: 22°C.

Maldives

Do you know famed Arab traveller Ibn Battuta once said Maldives is “one of the wonders of the world,” and you wouldn’t be surprised why when you holiday in this colorful archipelago.

Maldives

Top attractions:

  • Snorkeling at Banana Reef
  • A tour to Hulhumale
  • Artificial Beach Male
  • Visit the colonial style Mulee’aage Palace
  • Tour the National Museum
  • Secret Paradise

Weather during Eid (average): High: 30°C, Low: 26°C. Expect showers and wind.

Zanzibar

The incredibly rich history and the amazing family-friendly beaches and spots put Zanzibar, Tanzania as a favorite holiday destination.

Zanzibar

Top attractions:

  • Spend a day at Stone Town
  • Explore Jozani Forest
  • Watch sunset or rise at Nungwi beach
  • A tour to Prison Island
  • Eat at Forodhani market

Weather during Eid (average): High: 29°C, Low: 21°C.

Baku

The capital city of Azerbaijan has an interesting amalgam of Europe and Middle East as its architectural playground oscillates between the style of Paris and Dubai.

baku-azerbaijan

Top attractions:

  • Must visit Old City or “Icharishahar”
  • Bibi Heybat Mosque
  • The Maiden Tower
  • The Mud Volcanoes At Gobustan National Park
  • The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Weather during Eid (average): High: 31°C, Low: 22°C.

Istanbul

At the crossroads of two continents, Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures. From historical buildings to busy cobbled streets, it is a perfect cultural destination for Eid al-Adha holiday escape.

Istanbul

Top attractions:

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Istiklal Avenue
  • The Princes’ Islands (Isles)
  • Pierre Loti Hill

Weather during Eid (average): High: 28°C, Low: 19°C.

Yerevan

From the soviet-inspired architecture to the humble locals and amazing spots, the Pink city of Armenia, Yerevan is one of those destination that will surprise you with its simplicity and beautiful view.

Yerevan

Top attractions:

  • The Republic Square
  • The Cascade
  • Swarovski Cyrstal Palace
  • Karen Demirtchian Sport Complex

Weather during Eid (average): High: 34°C, Low: 20°C.

Tbilisi

A complex mix of cultures and influences makes Tbilisi, a must visit Eid al-Adha holiday escapade. With its stone houses that are built around the vine-draped courtyards, the Georgian city has a colorful  Mediterranean atmosphere.

Old Town Tbilisi

Top attractions:

  • Abanotubani – Bath District
  • The Bridge of Peace
  • Narikala Fortress
  • Aerial Tramway
  • Old Town Visit
  • Rustaveli Avenue

Weather during Eid (average): High: 31°C, Low: 19°C.

Salalah

One of Oman’s most popular spot, Salalah has splendid beaches and banana plantations. Popular amongst families who look for beach holidays without moving away from the Arabian Desert.

Salalah

Top attractions:

  • Al Wadi
  • Land of Frankincense
  • Sumhuram Old City
  • Al Fizayah Beach
  • Nabi Ayoub’s Tomb
  • Wadi Darbat

Weather during Eid (average): High: 27°C, Low: 24°C.

Alexandria

With the perfect blend of ancient-modern metropolises, the longstanding history, breathtaking natural landscapes, Alexandria offers an unbelievable experience for everyone.

Alexandria

Top Attractions:

  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Royal Jewelry Museum
  • Qaitbay Citadel
  • Tombs of Kim El-Shouqafa
  • Abu Mena

Weather during Eid (average): High: 31°C, Low: 24°C.

Colombo

From rich wildlife and majestic mountains to scintillating beaches and ancient Buddhist ruins, your sojourn in this paradise will stay close to your heart forever.

Colombo

Top Attractions:

  • Galle Face Green
  • Mosquée Jami Ul Alfar
  • Beira Lake
  • Pettah Station and Market
  • Majestic City

Weather during Eid (average): High: 30°C, Low: 26°C.

 

 

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