Eid Al Fitr will soon be upon us, as the Islamic Calendar signals the end of Ramadan and the beginning of this year’s Eid celebrations. With the GCC region set for a long weekend, we thought we would give you a few ideas for a weekend getaway with family and friends, to keep you active over the Eid period, whether you’ll be spending Eid in Dubai or Eid in Oman, or wherever the wind may take you.
Yes it’s certainly hot out there, so we suggest very early morning or evening time for your outdoor excursions if you are staying in the GCC region this Eid. But if you’re heading further afield then make the most of the outdoors, fill your lungs with fresh air and absorb that natural vitamin D as you enjoy nature. Hiking is a great outdoor activity to try as a family this Eid, as you can choose your level of difficulty to suit the different age ranges and fitness abilities in the family. Sri Lanka and Nepal are popular destinations for getaways from Dubai, because they are only a short plane ride away. We’ve got a few hiking essentials for you to pack on your Eid travels:
The Vault Backpack from The North Face is a great piece of travel gear to hit the road with. Its ironclad design makes it a highly protective bag and it is designed with a main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve and internal organiser so that you can stash smaller items.
The North Face Kilowatt Jacket for men is comfortable, durable and stylish. This is the perfect jacket for the outdoors because of its water, wind and abrasion-resistant design. Featuring thumb-loop cuffs, the jacket also features a Metaluxe™ zip.
The Columbia Supervent™ II Shoe for men is a quick-drying, mesh-constructed shoe that allows you to hike even in the rain. The outsole gives you superior traction and leaves you with exceptional grip, so that you’re prepared for any terrain or weather conditions wherever you tread.
Everyone loves a beach holiday – whether you’re the one chilling on the sand with a book, or hitting the surf with your board, a beach getaway is a great way to spend the Eid weekend, to relax, unwind and spend quality time with family and friends. Here’s a few beach favourites from Sun & Sand Sports to pick up before you head out on your Eid holidays.
Sport Brazil’s urban tropical look with these Havianas Hype Sandals for men. Featuring the vibrant streets of Brazil in monochrome on the textured footbed, the sandals come with straps that match the tone of the soles to keep you totally on trend.
Hit the beach this Eid al Fitr with some fun flower power from Havaianas. The Slim Floral Flip Flops for women come with tonal bright colours and a metallic strap for flawless comfort and style – both functional and fashionable, which is just what we’re looking for.
Wear these for a game of beach volleyball, or to chill out in after your surf sessions. The Rip Curl Laze Fader Volley Boardshorts for men feature a comfortable elastic waistband and drawstring for closure and can be paired with basic tees and tanks for that chilled beach vibe.
If you’re heading out for a bustling city break for your Eid holidays, then you will be hitting the sites, people watching and doing a lot of walking. Lap up the culture, enjoy the food, meet the locals and enjoy your time away this Eid. You’re going to need some comfortable shoes, easy day wear and a reliable bag to keep hold of all your stuff as you explore the city, so here are a few picks to get you started.
A city break calls for a good sturdy backpack to carry everything around in. Brave the urban jungle with The North Face Wise Guy Backpack. Featuring a signature Flexvent suspension and back panel design, this backpack is comfortable, supportive and nice and colourful. The spacious main compartment has an internal laptop sleeve and mesh pockets, while the secondary zip pocket has an organisation panel. The bag is easy to carry around thanks to its moulded shoulder straps.
Designed with a no-nonsense approach, the Nike Roshe One Hyper Breathe Shoes for men are simple, sleek and straight to the point. These lightweight shoes are ideal for summer casual wear, looking equally as stylish with shorts as they do with jeans or chinos. Made from breathable mesh they will keep your feet stylishly cool, while the rubber waffle outsole provides great traction.
The Nike Swoosh Signal Women’s Crop Top is ideal for casual summer wear and easy-going training sessions. Made from durable cotton and polyester, this crop top has a round neckline with the iconic brand name and Swoosh logo on the front chest.
Whatever your plan for the Eid holidays, be sure to get out and about, keep active and enjoy the time off. The month of Ramadan has been a great month and now it’s time to start the Eid Al Fitr celebrations!
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