Eid has ended, and Dubai’s residents are starting to trickle back into the city. Wondering where Dubai’s elite spent their Eid vacations? Following are five of the trendiest vacation spots for Eid.
Eid in Cannes: The Majestic Barriere
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A-listers from across the globe are attracted to the Majestic Barriere resort in Cannes, with good reason. The five-star resort offers the vibe of the Cannes Film Festival and sits on the Croisette, just steps away from the Palais de Festivals facing the sea. In addition to the 265 rooms and 84 luxurious suites, there are two penthouse apartments that are unrivaled by anything else on the French Riviera. The Conde Nast Award-winning resort features a long list of activities which make it a superb Eid destination: biking, fishing and boating, jet skiing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, golf, tennis, and more.
Eid in London: Whatley Manor
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Eid vacationers seeking a charming atmosphere and blissful solitude checked out Whatley Manor. A restored Cotswold manor house, Whatley Manor boasts some of the world’s most talented spa specialists. The hotel’s Aquarias Spa features a sensational hydrotherapy pool, tepidarium, salt scrub showers, thermal cabins, wave dream sensory room, serial mud chamber, and a VIP suite with its own private hydrobath.
Whatley Manor’s Dining Room is run by double-Michelin-starred chef Martin Burge, and the hotel itself has won numerous other awards and accolades. In addition to the fabulous spa treatments, the hotel also offers horseback riding, skeet shooting, cycling, polo, golf, and more.
Eid in Spain: Hotel Vistabella
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Those who sought out a smaller, more romantic Eid experience enjoyed time at the Hotel Vistabella in the south of Spain between two beaches on the Northern Costa Brava. A small boutique hotel with only 34 rooms available, Hotel Vistabella tends to get booked well in advance of any holiday. It’s certainly a good idea to plan ahead for next Eid if you’re seeking a quiet, romantic spot like the Hotel Vistabella.
Each of the boutique hotel rooms has its own personality of sorts which fits into one of eight categories. All but one have a terrace looking out over the Mediterranean and the Bay of Roses. The hotel features a spa, indoor pool, cold bath, steam bath, sauna, and more.
Eid in The French Riviera: Hotel Royal Riviera
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The French Riviera has long been a popular vacationing spot, and many Dubai residents enjoy hitting up one of the many luxurious resorts for an Eid away from home. Celebrities often frequent many of the resorts in the area. Among the big stars who enjoy vacationing in the French Riviera are Elton John, supermodel Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss, and Mila Kunis, among many others.
One of the most fabulous resorts in the French Riviera is the Hotel Royal Riviera in Nice, France. This spectacular resort is the only one in St. Jean Cap Ferrat which has its own private beach. Guests are treated to a lifestyle truly worthy of the rich and famous, as it was originally built as a hotel residence for Britain’s royal family. It has since been restored and offers a variety of amenities, including gambling, golfing, jet skiing, water, skiing, and more.
Other French Riviera resorts which are popular with A-listers are the Hotel du Cap, where Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett, and other big stars have been spotted, and St. Tropez, where Simon Cowell often spends his spare time.
Eid in Seychelles: Constance Ephelia Seychelles
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Constance Ephelia Seychelles sits on Mahe along two of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The resort is essentially a spa village with something for every taste. There are five different restaurants and bars, each with its own ambiance, and just about every outdoor activity you could possibly want to do on your Eid vacation.