Isra Wal Miraj - Date and time
Isra Wal Miraj is an Islamic holiday celebrated annually in the 7th month of the Islamic calendar. For the residents of UAE, it is a time to savor as the festival falls on 5th May, Thursday, making it a long weekend. So, fret not and make your plan with your families and take this amazing break.
We have curated a list of weekend getaway breaks from UAE for you to enjoy during this period.
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Places you can visit on the Isra Wal Miraj long weekend in UAE
Sometimes last minute weekend getaways or a short break is all you need to revitalize your mind and body. UAE is surrounded by many countries that can be easily reached by a short haul flight. Treat yourself to a weekend escape on this three day long weekend and unwind, indulge and lose yourself amidst the life's pleasures.
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UAE’s best last minute weekend getaways
Weekend trip to Liwa Oasis
Distance from Dubai to Liwa Oasis – 4 hours (by road)
Have you ever been to a desert paradise? There are deserts in plenty around the world but Liwa Oasis is something quite unique and breathtaking. Located at about a distance of 2 hours from Abu Dhabi and roughly 4 hours from Dubai, Liwa Oasis is home to the largest sand dunes in the world, and luckily is not frequented people. If you are planning a road trip from Dubai on this long weekend, then it can’t get any better than a road trip to Liwa Oasis.
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Weekend trip to Lebanon
Distance from Dubai to Lebanon – 4 hours (by flight)
The profound interplay between nature, culture and history places Lebanon amongst the most enchanting tourist destinations in the world. A 4 hour flight from Dubai is all it takes to reach Lebanon, a wonderful country in the Middle East. There are plenty of things to in Lebanon. From skiing in the morning in the mountainous regions, to whiling away your day in the natural pools to partying all night long, Lebanon is a terrific place to do that and much more. With multiple budget airlines on a weekend trip from Dubai to Beirut, Lebanon has never been this affordable.
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Weekend trip to Oman
Distance from Dubai to Oman – 1 hour (by flight)
Famed for its deep-water inlets, rugged mountains, spectacular desert terrains and rich green valleys, Oman – on the southern tip of Arabian Peninsula is a beautiful place to explore on this three days long weekend in UAE. Road trip to Musandam, Oman from Dubai approximately take 4 to 5 hours, which is also an exciting thing to do on this weekend trip. You can also explore the green mountainous regions or unspoilt beaches, snorkel with dolphins, cruise along the dramatic inlets, or simply admire some of the region’s most breathtaking views.
Weekend trip to Ras Al Khaimah
Distance from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah – 1.5 hours (by road)
Unlike the other glittering emirates of UAE such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah is a traditional and underrated destination considered as another great weekend getaway from Dubai. Lying at the mountainous tip of the Hajjar Mountains and sharing a border with Musandam in Oman, this place is loved by trekkers who love to take challenges offered by nature. Its ageless elegance, virginal beaches, beautiful mountains, red sandy desert, creeks and lagoons, lush green plains, historical sites and heritage villages, makes Ras Al Khaimah a picture-perfect stopover for tourists.
About the miraculous night journey of the Prophet - Isra Wal Miraj
Isra Wal Miraj is one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar. It is considered to be the miraculous night journey of the Prophet Muhammad. According to Islamic traditions, Isra Wal Miraj is the journey made in two parts of a single night around the year 621 and is also considered to be one of the greatest miracles on earth. Isra is the first part of the journey from Mecca to the "farthest" mosque. Miraj is the second part of his journey when Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to heaven. The complete journey starts from Makkah to Jerusalem, and then to heaven where Muhammad spoke to the Almighty, hence the name Isra Wal Miraj. This journey has been described as both a physical and a spiritual journey. On this day, Muslims offer prayers throughout the night and light candles to signify the Prophet Mohammad’s journey.