Where to Go in Eid Holidays

The Eid Holiday this year is a pretty amazing one, which means more fun and a better chance of having a great vacation! How about spending this Eid holiday outside of Lebanon? All you need to do is pack, and let us tell you what else you need!

In this article, we will suggest some of the best countries you can spend your vacation at, the best places you need to visit, and how to manage your stay there. Read on to learn what you need to know about some of the most interesting places to visit during eid holidays.

Where to Go in Eid Holidays

1. Istanbul

Istanbul is a mixture of eastern and western cultures, plus one of the most iconic cities that holds stories from different historical backgrounds and cultures. This is not all what the city can offer, but it also offers beautiful nature, and a pleasant weather that will make your vacation even more amazing.

Activities and Attractions

  • Visit religious buildings such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Chora Church.
  • Learn more about Istanbul’s history through visiting the marvelous palaces there like the Beylerbeyi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, and Topkapi Palace.
  • Get underground in the Basilica Cistern, which is a completely different and exciting experience. You can walk through a damp, dark place that gives you chills and boost your  adrenaline rush as if you’re in a scary movie!
  • Watch the city from the top of the Galata Tower, where you can view many of Istanbul’s landmarks and take in its beauty as you see it as a whole.

Where to Stay in Istanbul

One of the best hotels in Istanbul is Kadikoy Port Hotel, which is a family business hotel that offers a cozy, relaxing experience, plus affordable prices.

The average price per night in Kadikoy Port Hotel is about LBP 26,930.

Istanbul

2. Tunis

Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is one of the richest cities in history and culture, and also holds marvelous artistic architecture.

Location

It is located in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea.

Activities and Attractions

  • Sidi Bou Said: a city designed by Andalusian artists, which is why the place is a piece of art in itself.
  • National Bardo Museum: a mosaic art museum that has both contemporary pieces, as well as old ones.
  • Ville Nouvelle (New Town): built during the French colonial time, which houses St. Vincent de Paul cathedral, which has unique French architecture.
  • Medina: a city made up of stone buildings and narrow alleyways giving you the feeling that you traveled back in time.

Where to Stay in Tunis

The Penthouse Hotel is one of the nicest hotels to stay in Tunis, and its prices are relatively average.

The average price per night is LBP 133,450 per night.

Tunis

3. Belgium

Are you into art? Then Belgium is where to go during Eid holidays. Belgium is a piece of art when it comes to buildings and nature as well.

Location

It is located in western Europe, with The North Sea on the northwest borders, Germany on the eastern borders, France from the southeast, and The Netherlands on the northern borders.

Activities and Attractions

  • Tourani: where the Notre Dame Cathedral is located, as well as The Museum of Fine Arts that has some of the most beautiful artwork from around the world.
  • The Caves of Han and the Grotto of Dinant, which are located in the city of Dinant.
  • Ardennes: a town of caves, cliffs, and forests, where you can go hiking, cycling, or simply watch the wild animals wandering harmlessly in the forest.
  • Brussels: the capital, where you can admire and view some of Belgium’s magnificent historical sites, as well as enjoy the modern life where you can go shopping, enjoy delicious meals, and simply hangout while having a cup of coffee or your favourite beverage.

Where to Stay in Belgium

One of the best places to stay in Belgium is the Hostel Uppelink: a cozy place in Ghent in the historical center there. This guarantees a beautiful view of the landmarks there.

The average price per night is LBP 64,240

Belgium

4. Armenia

It is a former Souviet Union republic country. Although it is the smallest in size, it is a country rich in history and culture, as well as beautiful nature that takes your breath away. It is definitely one of the best places to visit during Eid holidays

Location

It is located between Europ and Asia, bordered by Iran from the south, Georgia from the north, Turkey from the west, and the Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan from the east.

Activities and Attractions

  • Mount Aragat: the highest mountain peak in Armenia that has beautiful rock formations with stunning paintings drawn on some of the rocks at the bottom. It also has a religious significance as it is the place where Noah’s ark landed, according to the Bible.
  • Lake Sevan: the largest lake in the country, and one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see. The area is also famous for having the best seafood in the country.
  • Yerevan: the capital and the largest city in Armenia. This is where you can find many historical sites there, as well as the Opera House.
  • The 4 national parks: each park is a natural reserve to protect nature. Each of them holds different animal species and other creatures, besides the breath-taking beauty of nature in each park.

Where to Stay in Armenia

You may rent an apartment, or a room in the Kantar, as they offer relatively cheap places to stay with a good service.

The average price per night is around LBP 34,742

Armenia

5. Malaysia

Malaysia is a mixture of colors, from different shades of blue found in the water all around, to greens and browns you can see in the colorful plants and trees that surround you  . Nature and technology blend together to give you the captivating place that it is.

Location

It is located southeast of Asia.

Activities and Attractions

  • Penang: it is an island located on the west coast of Malaysia, that is famous for artistic buildings and museums, as well as the amazing street food.
  • Sarawak: where the Chinese Museum and the Sarawak Museums are located, and you can also take a cruise on the Santubong River.
  • Kuala Lumpur: the capital of Malaysia, and one of the most lively places there. It is where the Central Market is located and the Annex art space where artists hold galleries and show their artwork.
  • Legoland in Johor: a unique themed park that is the only one of its kind in Asia.

Where to Stay in Malaysia

Amari Johor Bahru is a 4-star hotel that offers great service at relatively reasonable prices.

The price per night is about LBP 98,170

Malaysia

6. Maldives

Maldives is a group of coral Islands that are located on the Indian Ocean where you are guaranteed to see wonders you haven’t seen before.

Location

It is located in South Asia, on the isdian ocean.

Activities and Attractions

  • Emboodhu Finolhu Island: it has 55 water villas that are arranged in the shape of a water bud. You can enjoy the beautiful water plus the view of the villas.
  • Male Island: the capital of the Maldives, which combines between relaxation at the beach and water sports and activities, and the city fun of going to markets, visiting museums like The National Male Museum.
  • Huvahendhoo Island: if you have kids, then the Lily Beach Resort there is your best place for Eid holidays, as they have a Kids Club where you can leave your kids and just chill.
  • Mihri Island: want to unplug and re-energize? This is the place for you. Why, you ask? All you can do there is to relax, enjoy the sea, and be happy! There are no TV sets available there, so just enjoy the sea. Sounds like heaven!

Where to Stay in Maldives

You can add to your wonderful visit by choosing one of those top hotels for your stay:

  • Hotel Octave Maldives (Price per night: LBP 168,533)
  • Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa (Price per night: LBP 914,017)
  • Holiday Inn Resort (Price per night: LBP 245,913)
Maldives

7. Amman

Amman is the capital of Jordan, and one of the most remarkable Arab cities known for its beautiful natural scenery and very pleasant weather. It is especially perfect for Lebanese citizens because it is very close to Lebanon.

Location

It is located in the middle of Jordan, a little bit to the north.

Activities and Attractions

  • Climbat Amman: if you like to be adventurous, but not in the mood for an outdoors adventure, this is where you want to go. This place offers activities like rock climbing and other sports indoors.
  • Jabal Amman: this is where you can enjoy busy streets, art galleries, and pleasant meals and beverages.
  • Amman Citadel in Jabal Al Qal’a: the citadel and the whole area it stands in are one of the most remarkable landmarks in Amman that tell stories of its history and the different cultures that have lived and left their marks there.

Where to Stay in Amman

One of the nicest places to stay is the Holiday Inn Hotel in Amman. It is a 5 star hotel that offers a luxurious, relaxed stay.

The price per night at the Holiday Inn is LBP 109,260

Amman

8. Sri Lanka

It is a gorgeous Island in the Indian Ocean that is one of the best places to head to  if you are wondering where to go on Eid holidays.

Location

It is located in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the Arabian Sea.

Activities and Attractions

  • Watch the animals, especially the leopards at Yala National Park.
  • Take a break from the city and visit Galle. Relax at the beach and visit Galle International Stadium that was built by Europeans back when Sri Lanka was occupied.
  • Climb Adam’s Peak mountain and watch the marvelous scenery of the whole area covered in green! Watch the breath-taking sunset and sunrise from the top of the mountain.
  • Learn about Sri Lanka’s culture and history in Sigiriya, or Lion’s Rock, which is a palace ruins that is simply amazing.

Where to Stay in Sri Lanka

One of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka is Cinnamon Lodge Habarana; a gorgeous hotel with a stunning scenery and view, and first class service.

The price per night there is LBP 124,065

Sri Lanka

9. UAE

Do we need to say anything here really? The name speaks for itself! One of the most amazing Arab countries with tons of exciting things to do and see! Without a doubt, the UAE is one of the best places to go during Eid holidays.

Location

It is located on the Persian Gulf, southeast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Activities and Attractions

  • Visit the Dancing Fountain and Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  • Go shopping at the amazing malls of Dubai and Abu Dhabi like Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall, and many others.
  • Go to the marvelous theme parks in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi like the Legoland in Dubai, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, Wonderland Amusement Park in Dubai, and many many others

Best Place to Stay at the UAE

The Majestic City Retreat Hotel is one of the nicest hotels in Dubai, with affordable prices.

The price per night there is about LBP 56,940

UAE

10. India

It is the country of spirituality, culture, music, spices, and much much more! The colors of people’s clothes in the streets alone is a magical experience, let alone the rest of the country! If you are still wondering about where to go for Eid holidays, India should be on your list of places to consider.

Location

It is located in south Asia.

Activities and Attractions

  • Taj Mahal: one of the most famous landmarks in India that you can not miss.
  • Kaziranga National Park: a beautiful park and rhino reserve that you definitely want to visit
  • Drink tea at the Darjeeling!
  • Jaipur is just the best place to experience the city life in India with a little bit of luxury.

Best Place to Stay in India

Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra is a really cool hotel to stay at, which offers great service and relatively affordable prices.The price per night there is about LBP 115,784

India
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