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Eid Al Adha 2024: Skip Visa Hassle! Last-Minute Trips for UAE Residents

Eid al-Adha, the "Festival of the Sacrifice," is a major holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world. Eid al-Adha is the second major holiday celebration after Eid-al-Fitr. It shows the honors of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Issac (in Arabic Ishaq) as an act of obedience to God. But when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son God’s word stopped him and provided him a lamb in the place of Abraham’s Son (Issac) for sacrifice. Hence, in the remembrance of that interference animals such as lambs are sacrificed.

The holiday is marked by slaughtering livestock, the meat of sacrificed animals is divided into three portions. One part of the meat is consumed by the family who has offered the sacrifice and the second portion they share with their relatives the last portion of the meat shared with the poor and needy.

Most of the festivals in Islam reflect devotion and charity and amongst them Eid al- Adha is one of them. Whoever has partake in the Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca , they perform Hajj rituals by performing animal sacrifice and then the meat is distributed between poor & needy.

Eid al Adha is a time for travel for UAE citizens and it's a five day long weekend which is predicted to start on June 17th. Generally such holiday’s fall 11 days earlier according to the International (Gregorian Calendar). So if you are planning to escape from the scorching heat of UAE and explore new places. You can check out the most popular travel destinations during summer which includes New York, Tokyo, Athens, Dublin and Male respectively.

Popular Places for UAE residents traveling during Eid al-Adha include:

New York City: The most desiring city for travellers around the world. New York holds many surprises. For summer holiday New York is the best city where you can easily explore these places.

Places to Visit in New York

  • Empire State Building
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Wall Street
  • Statue Of Liberty
  • Bryant Park
  • Museum At Eldridge Street

Tokyo: Capital City of Japan or you can say origin of tradition and modernity. Here you can explore ancient Japanese temples and shrines, the Japanese architect and for a while you can connect to this city.

Places to visit in Tokyo

  • Imperial Place
  • Tsukiji Outer Market
  • Yoyogi Park
  • Asakusa
  • Meiji Jingu
  • Senso -Ji
  • Kabuki-Za

Athens: If you want to explore beaches and many historical sites then Athens is the best place to roam in summer.

Places to Visit in Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Ancient Agora
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Library Of Hadrian
  • Temple Of Olympian Zeus
  • Stroll Plaka Neighborhood
  • Lycabettus Hills
  • Voula Beach
  • Lake Vouliagmeni
  • Glyfada Beach

Dublin: Dublin is a history of culture that holds a tonnes of stunning surprises to explore.

Places to Visit in Dublin

  • Kilmainham Gaol Museum
  • Dublin Castle
  • National Botanical Gardens
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • St. Stephen’s Green
  • Dublin Mountains
  • Day Tour To Cliffs Of Moher
  • Malahide Castle
  • Killiney
  • Dollymount Strand

Male: Feel the paradise here amidst crystal clear waters, luxurious resorts and white sand beaches.

Places to Visit in Male

  • Hulhumale Island
  • Hukuru Miskiy Ancient Mosque
  • Masjid Al Sultan Muhammad
  • Sultan Park
  • Villingili Island
  • National Museum

For UAE Residents these are some few popular destinations where they can travel during Eid- al-Adha.Well, including these cities, there are other holiday destinations where you can spend your holiday, which not only suits your budget, travel time, visa requirement and even weather.

Tips for planning an Eid al-Adha trip:

  • Book your flights and accommodations early, as prices tend to go up closer to the holiday.
  • Consider getting travel insurance, especially if you are traveling to a new destination.
  • Pack light clothing and comfortable shoes, as you will likely be doing a lot of walking.
  • Be sure to research the visa requirements for your chosen destination.
  • Exchange currency before you travel, or be prepared to use your ATM card.
  • Learn a few basic phrases in the local language.
  • Be respectful of local customs and traditions.

Before your trip just do a little planning like getting a knowledge about the places you are going to visit and where to stay and what are the places to explore there would help you enjoy your vacation more memorable. A little preparation will make the rest of it easier.

Visa Free Countries for UAE Citizens for Eid al- Adha Travel

Sri Lanka: This beautiful island nation is home to stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and lush rainforests.

Best Place to Visit in Sri Lanka

  • Ella
  • Galle UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sigiriya
  • Hikkaduwa Beaches
  • Kandy
  • Dambulla
  • Mirissa
  • Yala National Park

Armenia: Armenia is a landlocked country in the Caucasus region, known for its mountains, monasteries, and delicious food.

Places to Visit In Armenia

  • Yerevan
  • Sevan
  • Dilijan
  • Gyumri
  • Goris
  • Tsaghkadzor

Jordan: Jordan is a popular tourist destination, home to the ancient city of Petra and the Dead Sea.

Places to Visit in Jordan

  • Amman
  • Petra
  • Aqaba
  • Dead Sea
  • Wadi Rum

Georgia: Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region, known for its wine, mountains, and traditional cuisine.

Places to Visit in Georgia

  • Tbilisi
  • Batumi
  • Kutaisi
  • Gudauri
  • Borjomi
  • Stepantsminda
  • Akhaltsikhe
  • Kobuleti
  • Mestia

Morocco: Morocco is a North African country with a rich history and culture.

Places to Visit in Morocco

  • Casablanca
  • Marrakech
  • Fes
  • Chefchaouen
  • Tetouan
  • Taghazout
  • Essaouira

Malaysia: Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country with a mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences.

Places to Visit in Malaysia

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Langkawi
  • Genting Highlands
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Ipoh
  • Pekan
  • Batu Caves

Thailand: Thailand is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, and vibrant culture.

Places to Visit in Thailand

  • Bangkok
  • Phuket
  • Chiang Mai
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • Karbi
  • Ayutthaya
  • Kho Tao
  • Hua Hin
  • Koh Phangan
  • Koh Samui
  • Chiang Rai
  • Trang
  • Surat Thani
  • Kho Lipe
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Railay

Indonesia: Indonesia is a Southeast Asian archipelago with a rich history and culture.

Places to Visit in Indonesia

  • Bali
  • Yogyakarta
  • Gili Trawangan
  • Gii Air
  • Nusa Penida
  • Komodo Island
  • Lambok
  • Ubud
  • Medan
  • Batam
  • Padar Island
  • Bandar Lampung

Maldives: The Maldives is a paradise for beach lovers, with its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters

Places to Visit in Maldives

  • Stay In An Overwater Bungalow
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling In Maldives
  • Dive With Whale Sharks In Maldives
  • Water Sports
  • The Vaadhoo Island
  • Gan Island

Key Takeaway

Make your Eid al- Adha Travel more memorable with these destinations and spend a bonding time with your family. UAE Cabinet has already announced 16th June - 19th June for public holidays , hence, use the opportunity, to explore the world, explore new places, people food and adventure as well. Enjoy the Hajj season!

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