Known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, Eid al-Adha is the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim who was commanded by God (in a form of a dream vision) to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. Ever since Eid al-Adha is celebrated by Muslims all over the world as a major holiday. It enjoys special significance because the ‘Day of Sacrifice’ marks the culmination of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Eid al-Adha 2019 Celebrations
Falling this year on 11th August, 2019, Eid Al Adha is when Muslims pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque and spend time with family and friends. Special Eid Al Adha food is cooked comprising of mutton biryani, sheer korma, and other such delicacies. They are also obliged to share food and money with the less fortunate so that they can take part in the celebrations.
Eid Al Adha 2019 Travel Deals
This is also that time of the year when holidayme offers the best travel deals enticing people to explore some gorgeous places at affordable rates, and make their Eid-al-Adha celebrations even merrier. This year, Eid Al Adha 2019 holidays are from 10th August (Saturday) – 13th August (Tuesday). Counting the previous Friday, that makes for a 5 day long holiday – good enough to plan a nice Eid Al Adha vacation with your family!
Top 6 Eid Al Adha 2019 Holiday Packages & Deals
Here are six perfect options to whisk away your family during the upcoming long holidays for Eid Al Adha 2019 (9th Aug, Friday – 13th Aug, Tuesday).
1. Kazhakhstan – Eid holiday packages starting @ AED 2912 for 4N
Witness the unbelievable blue of the serene Issyk lake, take your children to Medeu, an outdoor skating rink and one of the highest in the world, or take your family by cable way to Shymbulak, the largest ski resort in Central Asia – there is no dearth of things to do in Kazakhstan with your family. Escape the unbearable heat of Dubai in August, by planning a getaway to this beautiful country replete with lush landscapes, cobalt blue lakes, green valleys and stark mountains!
2. Georgia – Eid holiday packages starting @ AED 3081 for 4N
The sight of quaint villages and towns nestled cosily in lush mountains is enough for someone to consider this beautiful country as their ideal Eid-al-Adha vacation spot. A good variety of places to see and a delectable cuisine, along with natives known world-over for their hospitality, only adds to its charm. Rest assured, Georgia, Europe is one of the most amazing lands that you’ll ever set foot upon.
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3. Azerbaijan – Eid holiday packages starting @ AED 2661 for 3N
Yet another under-rated gem in terms of tourism, Azerbaijan is slowly but surely getting its due. Dotted with spectacular heritage sites, magnificent spa resorts, and distinct souvenir shops, this country is every inch a travellers delight. Gorge on delicious halal food, witness some of the most amazing mud volcanoes on the planet, or simply take a walk in the heritage-rich cities of Baku and Sheki – Azerbaijan offers a lot as a quick weekend getaway destination from the Middle East.
4. Armenia – Eid holiday packages starting @ AED 2677 for 4N
If you are an adventure freak who is looking forward to spending your Eid al- Adha vacation trekking, hiking, horse-riding, etc amidst a gorgeous landscape comprising of rivers, meadows, and valets, Armenia is just right for you! Lying on the crossroads of Europe, Armenia boasts a history as old as 3000 years, along with an extensively rich culture, folklore and traditions. Apart from the aforementioned adventurous activities, Armenia also has a rich collection of cultural heritages to explore.
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5. Maldives – Eid holiday packages starting @ AED 3081 for 4N
Picture this: You and your better half are soaking in the September sun, enjoying the panoramic views of the endless ocean, while your kids make merry in sand, building sand castles and squealing in delight as the waves hit the shore, merely inches away from destroying their prized structures! A trip to Maldives and this happiness could be yours! Do not mistake it to be yet another island resort, for the beauty of Maldives is incomparable. Come to Maldives and be ready to be blown away by its panoramic views, idyllic lifestyle, lip-smacking cuisine, and heart-warming hospitality.
6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
It is hard to believe that a country that was war-torn not so long ago, would show such tremendous transformation and go on to become an off-beat traveller’s favourite. Bosnia and Herzegovina, a beautiful country in South-eastern Europe, is one of the richest countries in terms of culture, history and heritage, and is also full of interesting places to see and things to do. While the country is still picking up the fragments and restoring its lost dignity, it is also successful in enticing tourists from all over the world, thanks to the stunning amalgamation of its steep hillsides, disfigured alleys and turquoise rivers.
It won’t take you long to fall in love with Sarajevo, the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Wander through Sarajevo’s oriental bazaar, “Baščaršija” – a criss-cross of small lanes full of shops by craftsmen of jewellery, pottery, metalwork. Explore the War Tunnel Museum and try to visit the Bosnian Springs as well. Get your hands on some delicious Ćevapi (sausages made of minced meat) and sip on some Bosnian coffee (NOT the same as Turkish coffee, mind you!)