Eid marks the end of Ramadan, and is a great time to visit the Middle East or North Africa. Whether you’re a practicing Muslim or are just interested in observing life during Ramadan and Eid, you are in for a treat during your travels.
This year, Eid starts at sundown on Saturday, September 19th and runs through Sunday, September 20th. Before the day of Eid, many families donate food to the poor to ensure that they can have a holiday meal, and on the day of Eid, people visit mosques to perform the Eid prayer.
Two of the hotels in our collection are doing something special for their guests during Ramadan and Eid this year.
Es Saadi Gardens and Resort:
During Ramadan and Eid, Es Saadi Gardens and Resort in Marrakech is offering guests a complimentary room upgrade for people who stay for two nights. The promotion is based on double occupancy and is available from now until September 30, 2009. When booking your stay, include the promo code “Eid”.
Es Saadi Gardens and Resort is located right in the heart of Marrakech. This gorgeous Moroccan hotel is an urban oasis, perfect for guests who want a place to escape to in this lively and bustling city. Es Saadi is located within eight hectares of parkland.
Guests of this resort in Marrakech have their choice of five different room types, and 90 rooms in total in the Palace. Guests who want a bit more privacy can take advantage of the hotels villas, which are found in their own gardens. Villas have their own heated swimming pools and are spacious, bright and intimate! Perfect for celebrating Eid with your friends and family.
‘Ramadan Kareem’ from Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai:
If you’re planning to be in Dubai during Eid, consider staying at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. This stunning hotel in Dubai (attached to the UAE’s first indoor ski resort and biggest shopping mall) is offering guests a relaxing haven of authentic festive cuisine during the holiday.
Head to Sezzam and KGrill, restaurants at the hotel, to enjoy two special “Iftar” dining experiences during Ramadan. Iftar is the evening meal during the fast.
Also during Ramadan, the hotel is joining the fundraising drive for the Dubai Centre for Special Needs in the spirit of holiday giving.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai is the perfect place to stay if you’re traveling to Dubai on business or if you want to stay at a hotel that’s great for shopping vacations. Featuring 395 deluxe rooms and suies with 15 Ski Chalets that have great views of the ski resort, you will find all of the rooms elegantly designed and spacious.