What is Eid Al Adha
Eid al Adha ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ also called the “Sacrifice Feast“, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to Allah’s command. Before he sacrificed his son God intervened by sending his angel Jibra’il (Gabriel), who then put a sheep in his son’s place. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: the family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.
In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.
Things to do on Eid Al Adha in Dubai
Firework in Dubai
This year you can enjoy a wonderful display of firework during Eid Al Adha in Dubai. The fireworks will be not only in Dubai Festival city but also on The beach at JBR. You can plan your gathering with your friends and family and make your way to one of these places for Eid Al Adha fireworks. If you love the beach side then go ahead toward the JBR. You can also enjoy dinner in the marina and wait for the gorgeous display of fireworks.
The Dubai Festival city also provide a lovely atmosphere for family fun. There are many activities like dhow rides and off course the skyline Festival bay give an awesome view in the evening as well. After that you can have opportunity for shopping at Festival city.
BBQ Party in Al Mamzar Beach Park
It’s a perfect beach and park especially for BBQ party with your friends and family on Eid Al Adha. It is one of the long stretch sandy beaches with a lot of places for playing, setting, barbecue and swimming. If you don’t like swimming in the beach area you can rent umbrella and sun loungers. There are small café in the surrounding from where you can sip a cup of drink or buy some refreshment for yourself. Please note that Dubai Municipality announce Mondays and Wednesdays exclusively for women and children.
Abra Ride Across The Creek
Take a ride on Abra dock in Creek. You can buy one way ticket or hire your own Abra for your friends and family. This is the most cheapest and easiest way of transportation between Deira and Bur Dubai. The creek Abra dock cost as low as AED1 per person. It is also one of the best way to explore the creek on a budget as the dinner cruises cost much higher. The Abra operate on Daily basis with two routes. Route 1 start from Deira Old Souk Abra Station near spice souk to Bur Dubai Abra station. Route 2 starts from Sabkha Abra station the old souk.
Arabian Tea House
If you never try the genuine traditional Arabic Hospitality then this is the place for you and Eid would be the perfect time to spend your time and taste different traditional Arabic food.
The Arabian Tea House Restaurant Café has been designed so that it truly recreates the past way of Emirati life. The Café is quiet and calm place for both tourists and residents of Dubai who use it not only to escape the heat of the day, but also as a meeting place to talk, relax and unwind. You can find mix of traditional snacks and beverages of the region with modern food option as well. The core concept of Arabian Tea House Café revolves around the rich culture and hospitality of the people of the Arabian Peninsula.
You might be wondering that only Muslims can visit the mosque but Jumeirah Mosque has become renowned focal point as it is the only mosque in Dubai which is open to both Muslims and non-Muslim guests to learn about Emirati culture and religion in a relaxed, casual and open atmosphere at this landmark mosque. As per Dubai culture official website the Grand Jumeirah Mosque host vaster 6 days a week Saturday through Thursday at 10:00am. The tour cost 20 AED per person including water, dates, Arabic coffee, tea, and traditional pastries. Children under 12 are free. There is no need of prior reservation but if you are more than 10 then contact The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Modest dress is preferred, however traditional attire can be borrowed from the Mosque.
Most of us already experience desert safari, city tour and dinner cruises in Dubai and sometime we may think we have finish with all the places. But actually we didn’t cover half of the city. There are so many tourist spot in Dubai which can be visit on such occasion like Eid or any other public Holidays. Etihad museum would be a perfect addition to the plan activities on this Eid. The Museum preserves, collect and display the heritage of the United Arab Emirates. It covers the history and take the visitors to the foundation phase of UAE. As per the Etihad Museum official site the through a unique visitor journey, the various pavilions house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971, with a key emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974. Timing of the museum is Daily from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.
ADULTS 25 years and over (25AED)
STUDENTS 5 to 24 years (10AED)
GROUP 10 persons and above (20AED) per person
FREE for children below 5 years & for individuals with disabilities.
To know more about how to plan your journey visit Eithad Museum
A place for kite surfer and even the name suggest and give indication that why it is known as kite beach. The beach is popular for kite surfers, soccer, beach volleyball and some other sports area along the jogging area.
This is a perfect place for sunbathing and playing many sports. You can challenge your strength on this Eid Al Adha by standing up on paddle, kayaking or other games in the surrounding. There is a long track for jogging on which you can burn some of your fat with daily running. Kite beach also have wifi facility but for some distance it will not working everywhere on the beach. It’s a place with both Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.