5 Eid Al Adha holiday deals under Dh1,500

The holy day of Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Friday, September 1, 2017, this year, subject to moon sighting.

In UAE, employees usually get a three-day holiday for the celebrations. Any long weekend is a reason for residents to plan a short getaway and explore the countries located close to UAE at a pocket-friendly budget.

If you are looking for short vacation destinations, check out our list-

Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated this weekend on June 25. Residents of UAE will enjoy a long extended weekend, spread from June 23 to June 27.While many are already embarking on short vacations during this break,

We browsed the internet to find the best Eid holiday packages you can still avail.

1. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one destination which combines it all - the beaches, the caves, the forts, wildlife and the heritage. Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress to get a beautiful view of the city and proceed to the Golden temple of Dambulla. Visit the botanical garden, Gregory lake, golf course in the beautiful city of Kandy. If you are a beach bum, Sri Lanka is home to many. Head to Bentota, Nilaveli, Negombo or Trincomalee.

2. Thailand

With packages starting at Dh852 for 4 nights and 5 days, you can set out to explore the Land of Smiles. Explore bustling cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai but don't forget to explore mountains and the beaches.

The Phi Phi Islands, also in Krabi, are one of Thailand's most popular resort areas. From there, head to the Monkey Beach, the beach full of monkeys! Among the must-see on your list should include The Grand Palace, Sunday Walking Street, Khao Yai National Park and the historic city of Ayutthaya.

3. Musandam

Explore the mountain safari to Jebal Harim and enjoy the spectacular drive through the mountains and valleys as you reach 1784m above sea level. On day two, embark on a full day Dhow cruise to Khor Sham and don't miss the dolphins on the way.

4. Armenia

If you like history and would want to delve into ancient monasteries, you can take a short four- day trip to Armenia. Take a guided tour of the History Museum of Armenia to check collections illustrating the centuries-old history of the Armenian nation.

5. Maldives

A nation of more than 1,000 islands, the Maldives is a tropical destination that has long been known as a retreat for the rich and famous due to its numerous luxurious resorts.