Music for your Eid: Spotify shares top tracks to tell the story of your UAE Eid road trip

Gone are the days when you argue about who’s playing DJ on the car journey to your staycation destination. This Eid Al Adha, Spotify is giving all music fans across the UAE a selection of stellar soundtracks which help tell the story of the drives themselves, ensuring this year they’ll be road trips to remember for all the right reasons.

Whether it’s driving across to Fujairah, up to Ras Al Khaimah, or between the mountains in Hatta, there’s a song for every point of your road trip that will tantalize all music tastes. So, when you’re heading past Mall of the Emirates, make sure you have your “Dinero” on by Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled and Cardi B, then stream “Nasini El Donya” by Ragheb Alama as you go past the Burj Khalifa. Be on the lookout for palaces with “Royals” by Lorde and as you pass the airport and planes fly overhead, why don’t you stream Freedom by Kygo, Zak Abel or Ziad Bourji’s “Shou Helou”.

It won’t be long until you hit the mountains in any of the directions, the perfect time for some “High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco, or could it be “Up&Up” by Coldplay? It’s not too much further for the trip to Hatta with “View” by Maia Wright the perfect hit to listen to while admiring the epic scenery of the region near Hatta Fort.


However, if you’re planning a beach getaway, get into the mood with “Ocean Drive” by Duke Dumont and then, as you’re soaking up the sun by the beach in Fujairah, make sure you stream Morcheeba’s “The Sea”.


For our adventure seekers who will be heading to Jebel Jais, the journey closing track will be “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons.


Of course, what would a road trip be without some great hits along the way so get your Summer Feelings (Lennon Stella, Charlie Puth) on. Maybe it’s 3 Nights (Daniel Fike) you’re off to enjoy, and though it might sound like a “7elm B3eed” (Mahmoud El Esseily) when you’re on your way, do trust that once you reach your destination, you are going to enjoy it “Youm Wara Youm” (Samira Said). Thankfully it’s not A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton) until the “Drive” (Oh Wonder) is over.


And since it’s road trip season in the UAE, here are some of the most streamed road trip songs in the country between the 01 July 2020 and 20 July 2020:

  1. Easy – Commodores
  2. Go Your Own Way – 2004 Remaster – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John, Kiki Dee
  4. Piano Man – Billy Joel
  5. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship


Get the full Eid road trip experience with Spotify’s latest playlist “Road Trip أحلى”  and share your road trip moments with us by tagging @SpotifyArabia on Instagram and Twitter and @Spotifygulf on Facebook.