Embark on an Unforgettable Eid Break to the Island of Ireland

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 28 March 2023
Embark on an Unforgettable Eid Break to the Island of Ireland
  • Ireland cities are home to rich culture, history and unique activities to tempt travellers this Eid Break
  • With daily flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Dublin and visa-free travel for UAE citizens, a 4-day long-weekend break over the Eid Al Fitr holiday to the Emerald Isle has never been easier

Dubai, UAE – 23 March 2023: This Eid-Al Fitr, the island of Ireland is calling upon visitors to embark on an unforgettable getaway. Vibrant cities, lush green landscape, exhilarating activities coupled with irresistible hotel and experience offers, will provide guests with endless opportunities to become immersed in Ireland’s wonder and charm.

Ireland’s capital, Dublin promises to dazzle with its vibrant tapestry of attractions including cultural experiences, festivals and performances as well as stunning dining options for gastronomes. There are also a variety of museums, markets, tours and retail destinations to stop by check out making Dublin a trip for the books.

On Ireland’s West Coast, is the quaint sea-side city of Galway, only a 2.5 hour drive from Dublin and also accessible via train or bus. Located on Ireland’s rugged Atlantic Coast, also known as the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, Galway offers visitors a chance to explore untouched beaches, dramatic coastline and the kick-back from one of the many cosy pubs, against the upbeat soundtrack of traditional live-music. 

Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland; a port city with a vibrant music scene, museums, inventive culinary offerings and culturally diverse neighbourhoods—particularly the newly developed waterfront area, Titanic Quarter, a district teeming with bars, bites, and lively riverside entertainment.

Ireland’s cities and towns offer excitement, culture and the quintessential charm of Irish hospitality that have earned the island of Ireland the reputation as the island of a thousand welcomes. Four days on the island of Ireland will give travellers just enough time to sample a bite-size taste of all that Ireland can offer, while leaving them wanting to come back time and time again to explore and uncover more of the magic.

Day 1 & 2 Dublin

Ireland’s irresistible charm will be instantly felt upon arriving in Dublin City, located only a 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport on Ireland’s East Coast.

Visitors are spoilt for choice when choosing a place to stay. The Shelbourne, The Westbury and The Merrion Hotel offer luxurious options in central and accessible locations.  The city is dotted with endless restaurants, cafes and bars, making Dublin a wonderful option for food-lovers. Wilde in the Westbury offers an elegant touch of luxury for discerning diners while Fade Street Social by Dylan McGrath offers a contemporary take on international cuisine in a vibrant part of the city.

Taking place from the 20th – 23rd April across the city, is the enthralling New Music Festival, Ireland’s foremost contemporary music festival. The four-day festival is held within the National Concert Hall and other venues throughout the city. The 2023 programme offers workshops and performances from Ireland’s established and emerging musical talent, reflecting the country’s rich culture of creativity.

Visitors can explore the city through the many private or group walking tours available or from the comfort of a Dublin City Tours bus; a convenient ‘hop-on hop-off’ concept, allowing visitors to explore the city at ease. 

Day 3 & 4 – Galway

Home to the largest population of native Irish speakers, Galway is the pinnacle of Irish culture; a city that is proud of its heritage. Galway also offers access to the Aran Islands, Connemara National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, and The Burren; making for exciting day trips from the city. 

Visitors can check in to one of the many luxury boutique hotels available in the city including the g Hotel, The Galmont Hotel & Spa and Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Famed for its fresh-from-the-coast oysters, Galway is also home to Michelin-starred restaurants including Aniar, an up-scale concept using wild and foraged local ingredients in addition to old traditional cooking and preservation methods, such as curing, pickling, smoking and fermenting. Aniar also offers a Cookery School offering both a six-week or a one-day cooking course. Foodies will also delight in colourful market stalls and a thriving pub culture.

Affectionately known as the cultural heart of Ireland – and crowned joint European capital of culture in 2020 – Galway is the beating heart of Irish art, music and literature. Cúirt International Festival of Literature takes place from April 18–23, 2023, bringing together world-renowned authors, thinkers, and passionate readers. The festival is one of Europe’s oldest book festivals, and a leading voice for literature both internationally and across Ireland.

History lovers can travel through time at the Galway City Museum, where fascinating exhibitions and collections offer a window to the past from the prehistoric age to the modern day.

Small in size but big in its welcome, Galway is the perfect place to saunter and discover labyrinthine bookshops while rubbing shoulders with locals at the weekend market.

Day 3 & 4

Travelers to Ireland also have the option of including a visit to Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, a cosmopolitan port-city, teeming with culture, luxury dining concepts and hotels.

Visitors can choose to stay in the sophisticated hotel, The Harrison or take a short drive out of the city and spend a night in Galgorm Resort, classic-meets-modern country house retreat featuring classic Victorian manor house rooms, estate cottages and luxe shepherd’s huts. The quirky hotel also features an indoor-outdoor thermal spa surrounded by 163 acres of gardens.

For a city of its size, Belfast has a remarkable variety of dining options. The city has fine dining, brasseries, and bistros, as well as gastropubs, cafes, and some of the greatest fish and chips in the country. OX Belfast is One of only two restaurants in Northern Ireland to be awarded a Michelin star, OX is known for its laid-back atmosphere and dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are meticulously prepared.

Visitors can indulge in a spot of retail therapy at Victoria Square, Belfast’s premier shopping destination boasting over includes over 70 shops, several restaurants and an Odeon cinema. The centre also offers a private shopping service for those seeking a more personalized experience. 

Game of Thrones fans can catch a glimpse of the filming locations of their favourite show with a dedicated day-tour, departing from just outside the city of Belfast. The ever prevalent Kingsroad awaits, whereby visitors can follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters and drink in the impressive sight of county Antrim’s Dark Hedges.

This Eid-Al Fitr, the Island of Ireland is the only place to plan an escape to. Ever-lasting memories and precious moments have never been closer.

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Notes to Editors: 

Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination. 

  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing around 325,000 people across the island. 
  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of almost €5.8 billion. 
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 23+ million visitors in 2019. 
  • Since January 2018, Ireland is now visa-free for UAE Nationals, meaning easier travel and easier access to the island of Ireland. 
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