Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 travel: From Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, 7 top destinations to experience festive vibes

Eid-ul-Fitr: Explore our curated list of top travel destinations where you can immerse yourself in festive vibes and create cherished

Published on Apr 05, 2024 04:32 PM IST 7 Photos

Eid al-Fitr is a joyous and festive occasion that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It's a time when friends and family come together to pray, give gifts and eat together. It's also a great opportunity to spend an entire weekend exploring, relaxing and creating lifelong memories. Check out the best places to go for an enjoyable Eid holiday to make sure your long weekend is one to remember.(Unsplash)

Male, Maldives: The Maldives is a popular destination due to its beautiful beaches, pristine waters and opulent resorts. Male, the capital of the Maldives, comes alive with celebrations during Eid al-Fitr as residents mark the occasion with lively parades and traditional entertainment. Every night there are fireworks displays and the streets are decked out with lights.(Pixabay)

Indonesia: Eid al-Fitr is an important holiday in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. The nation is made up of more than 17,000 islands, each with its own culture and customs. The nation's diverse population celebrates Eid in different ways, but the custom of 'mudik' is widely shared. Mudik is an annual exodus of people from the cities to their hometowns to celebrate Eid with their families. During this time, the roads and airports are packed with travellers, creating a festive atmosphere. (Pixabay)


Malaysia: Another nation with a large Muslim population that celebrates Eid is Malaysia. Festivities and vibrant street decorations are a familiar feature of Kuala Lumpur, the nation's capital. Traditional Malay dishes such as lemang (sticky rice cooked in bamboo) and rendang (spicy beef curry) are served to guests while they watch cultural performances and fireworks. (Pexels)

Egypt: Egypt is home to one of the world's oldest Islamic civilisations, and Eid is a big deal there. Cairo's streets are decorated for the occasion with bright lights and fanoos, traditional lanterns. A stunning display is created when the nation's most famous sites, such as the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, are illuminated with vibrant lights. As well as enjoying delicious Egyptian food, visitors can watch the magnificent Eid prayers at Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque. (Pixabay)