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Everyone needs a holiday every now and then, yet planning the perfect get away can sometimes be a headache so the excitement fades away bit by bit until you decide you’d rather stay at home instead – but who says you have to leave town in order to relax? With Eid-Al-Adha just around the corner, there are tons of ways to make your long weekend worthwhile without packing, boarding a plane, and travelling back and forth the airport. The secret? Remove the home monotony and get a full vacation mode on with our list of what to do this Eid.

Learn something new Ever wondered how to say “Thank you for the good food” in Spanish? They say “Gracias por la Buena comida”; whether it’s Mexican, Japanese or Italian, take the time off to travel the world at home by learning new languages or cooking traditional recipes around the globe with the help of these books. Anyway, home is always where the good food is, right?

The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook
Pushpesh Pant  Hardback  2018-05-13  PHAIDON PRESS UK 
The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook
AED149.00
Korean Bbq
Hardback  2018-04-15  RANDOM HOUSE USA 
Korean Bbq
AED109.00
Greece: The Cookbook
Vefa Alexiadou  Hardback  2017-03-13  PHAIDON PRESS UK 
Greece: The Cookbook
AED179.00
 Dictionary
Lonely Planet  Paperback  2013-09-01  LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS UK 
Middle East Phrasebook & Dictionary
AED39.00
Complete Language Pack French
Mixed media product  2012-07-02  DORLING KINDERSLEY UK 
Complete Language Pack French
AED149.00

Make time for you Make the most out of the well-deserved staycation by squeezing a little “me” time. Create the same, peaceful atmosphere just like how they do it in spas in the comfort of your own home. Bring out the candles, close the curtains, ask Alexa to play you soothing music and give your complexion the attention it needs. These selection of must-haves won’t let you down by making you feel like you’re in Thailand experiencing their iconic Thai Spa, we promise!

Peppermint Grove Patchouli & Bergamot Pamper  Pack
PEPPERMINT GROVE 
Peppermint Grove Patchouli & Bergamot Pamper Pack
AED269.00
ZOELLA 
Zoella Sweet Inspirations Bath Latte
AED59.00
Foreo Luna 2 Facial Brush for Men
FOREO 
Foreo Luna 2 Facial Brush for Men
AED949.00
Mooyee M2 Pink Smart Relaxer
MOOYEE 
Mooyee M2 Pink Smart Relaxer
AED419.00
BREO 
Breo iDream3S White Digital Eye and Head Massager
AED529.00

Movie and Game Night Grab a blanket, bring a bucket full of popcorn and get ready to spend a casual laid-back evening with the squad – catch up with the latest movie releases or re-watch your old time favorites at home comfortably and packed with all the snacks you need. Oh! Not sure about movie night? We’d like to reintroduce a lost concept: Game Night! Pick your color or choose your team because friendly night competitions are back, baby!

A Quiet Place
BluRay  2018-04-03  PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT 
A Quiet Place
AED95.00
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J. K. Rowling  Paperback  2014-09-01  BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING UK 
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
AED45.00
WINNING MOVES 
Monopoly Game of Thrones Board Game
AED189.00
JAX GAMES 
Jax Deluxe Sequence Board Game
AED259.00
HASBRO 
Hasbro Pie Face Showdown Board Game
AED229.00

Do a soul-search TBH, there’s no way we can get out of the travel envy this Eid; we’re all going to fall for it somehow especially when your Instagram is full of #instaworthy shots of your friends, family and some people you randomly follow at the top of the N Seoul Tower in South Korea while you’re at home..but wait? you’re in UAE! – visit Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah or all the emirates if you want yourself up and running or simply want to do a mini soul-searching. Get these road trip essentials and be ready to explore

DJI 
DJI Mavic Pro Drone Fly More Combo
AED5,459.00
CABEAU 
Cabeau Uae Flag Memory Foam Evolution Pillow
AED159.00
WACACO COMPANY LIMITED 
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine Small Red
AED299.00
Snap Spectacles v2 Ruby Daybreak
SNAP 
Snap Spectacles v2 Ruby Daybreak
AED659.00
BLACK EYE 
Black Eye Pro Series Pro Cinema Wide Lens for Smartphones
AED419.00

Have a Stroll Around the City From having dinners and retail therapy to taking a trip to Dubai’s iconic cultural destination, you can get that thrill you’ve been craving for. Shop everything you need (hint: Virgin Megastore Dubai Mall is opening very soon and we’re excited for you to find out what we have to offer with our second concept store in UAE and who knows? You might win a prize or two *wink*) or take a tour downtown and book your ticket to listen to the Dubai Opera and its breathtaking design and heritage (tickets are available all throughout August)

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