With Eid Al Fitr just a few days away, the air is filled with festive spirit around the UAE and Muslim world. There's reason enough to cheer for those who haven't planned a vacation abroad as malls and entertainment hubs in Abu Dhabi line up activities, sales, discounts, fireworks and more events - competing with each other to woo families and increase footfall.

Malls in the city, outskirts and industrial areas are offering 24-hour mega sales and discounts of up to 90 per cent. Yas Mall will have hourly draws on purchases of over Dh200. Shoppers can enjoy VAT back offer on purchases of Dh1,000 and above. Gamers can try their hands at the Yas Gaming Festival where participants can experience fun and free-to-play games from June 5 to 15.

Separately, malls have organised three days of free traditional, cultural and interactive activities.

Visitors to Mushrif Mall in the city can enjoy a variety of fresh and dry dates from the UAE, Saudi and Jordan and date products like jam, syrup, powder, pastes, ma'mool biscuits and date sugar.

Free entry, pay-as-you-go rides

The leisure and entertainment hub of Yas Island is offering a 'Kids Go Free' package where those under age of 12 years can enter for free to any theme parks when accompanied by adult with paid ticket.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Rollercoaster Rally offers unlimited thrills on June 5 and allows free entry from 6pm to midnight for visitors to pay as they go on rides.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has extended hours till 10pm and Yas Waterworld offers a 50 per cent discount for single day tickets until June 4. Also there will be fireworks show on three consecutive evenings from June 5.