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Eid al-Fitr Getaways 2024

By Hermoine Macura-Noble
Special to The Times Kuwait


Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marking the end of Ramadan. It is a time for families and friends to come together, exchange gifts, and enjoy delicious feasts. For many, Eid is also an opportunity to embark on a memorable getaway, exploring new destinations and creating lasting memories.

From the tranquil shores of Zanzibar to the bustling streets of Istanbul, these top Eid getaways and hotels offer luxurious accommodations and unforgettable experiences for travelers seeking a memorable holiday escape. Whether you are craving relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, these destinations promise to make your Eid celebration truly special.

Below is a list of some of the best Eid getaways and hotels.

UAE – Atlantis The Palm, Dubai:
Celebrate Eid in style at Atlantis, The Palm, an iconic resort on the Palm Jumeirah island. With its stunning architecture, expansive water park, and pristine beaches, Atlantis offers an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages.

Qatar – Banyan Tree, Doha:
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Doha while staying at the stunning Banyan Tree Hotel in Qatar. The hotel features 126 luxurious guest rooms including 66 suites, 215 serviced residences and an Altitude Club Lounge. The property offers guests the utmost comfort and serenity with striking views of the garden, Doha bay, and the city. The hotel is also a dining destination in the heart of Msheireb that includes the Panya-Lobby lounge, Il Galante-All day-dining , Saffron-signature Thai restaurant, Qalamkarri-Indian restaurant and Vertigo-Bar, which overlooks the panoramic view of Doha’s skyline.


The Netherlands – Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam: As the Dutch capital bursts into a riot of colors with the arrival of the tulip season, the Anantara Grand Hotel is a unique Eid getaway for nature lovers. The hotel also provides a romantic ‘Tulips in Bloom’ experience, which includes a limousine transfer, a guided museum tour, and a luxury picnic served by an Anantara butler amid a sea of flowers in a private tulip field. The ‘Tulips in Bloom’ adventure is offered daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, from mid-March until mid-May.

Morocco – Royal Mansour Marrakech:
Experience the magic of Marrakech at the Royal Mansour, an opulent hotel that embodies Moroccan luxury and hospitality. Nestled within the city’s ancient walls, this lavish retreat offers private riads, lush gardens, and a world-renowned spa.

Indonesia – AYANA Resort and Spa Bali:
Treat yourself to a luxurious Eid getaway at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, a breathtaking cliff-top resort overlooking Jimbaran Bay. With its stunning infinity pools, private beach, and award-winning spa, AYANA promises an unforgettable island escape.

Greece – Katikies Hotel, Santorini: Experience the romance and beauty of Santorini at Katikies Hotel, a boutique retreat perched on the island’s famous caldera cliffs. Enjoy stunning sunsets, luxurious accommodations, and impeccable service at this idyllic Greek getaway.

UK – The Dorchester, London:
Indulge in the timeless elegance of The Dorchester, a legendary hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair district. With its sumptuous rooms, Michelin-starred dining, and world-class service, The Dorchester offers the perfect Eid escape in the British capital.

Japan – Hoshinoya Kyoto: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of traditional Japan at Hoshinoya Kyoto, a luxurious ryokan nestled along the banks of the Oi River. Experience the art of Japanese hospitality with kaiseki dining, private hot spring baths, and serene garden views.

Tanzania – Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar: Discover the beauty of Zanzibar at Baraza Resort & Spa, an exquisite beachfront retreat inspired by the island’s rich Swahili heritage. With its elegant villas, turquoise waters, and world-class amenities, Baraza offers the ultimate Eid getaway in East Africa.

USA – The Plaza Hotel, New York City: Experience the glamor and excitement of New York City at The Plaza Hotel, an iconic landmark situated on Fifth Avenue. With its luxurious accommodations, legendary afternoon tea, and unparalleled views of Central Park, The Plaza promises an unforgettable Eid celebration in the Big Apple.


By Hermoine Macura-Noble The first Australian English speaking News Anchor in the Middle East. She is also the Author of Faces of the Middle East and Founder of US-based 501c3 charity – The House of Rest which helps to ease the suffering of victims of war. For more from our Contributing Editor, you can follow her on Instagram, here.By Hermoine Macura-Noble
The first Australian English speaking News Anchor in the Middle East. She is also the Author of Faces of the Middle East and Founder of US-based 501c3 charity – The House of Rest which helps to ease the suffering of victims of war. For more from our Contributing Editor, you can follow her on Instagram, here.




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