What is Eid
Eid is a Muslim festival, celebrated by Muslims worldwide at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Eid day starts with early morning wake up and people pray prayers in the nearby Mosque. This is followed by a breakfast or a lunch with friends and family and people visit each other home to wish and celebrate this special occasion. It is not compulsory but people exchange gifts with each other’s and donate to the poor families on this occasion.
Why spend Eid in Dubai
Though on this special occasion people normally travel back to their home country to celebrate Eid but as there are thousands of expat in Dubai. So it’s not possible for everyone to go back to their home countries but being a Muslim country United Arab Emirates provide enough holidays and opportunity for expat to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with friends and families in Dubai.
Things to do on Eid Al Fitr in Dubai
Shop, Spin & Win
This campaign is run by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) with the support of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
During this Eid Holidays visit to Dubai Mall or one of its participating malls between June 16 and Eid Al Fitr, and avail the campaign ‘Shop, Spin & Win’ launched by Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG). You can win an array of cash and luxury gifts, worth anywhere between AED2,000 to AED25,000. So start shoping and avail the offer till Eid Al Fitr, which offering shoppers an opportunity to try their luck in a game of spin the wheel.
However to be part of the game of spin the wheel you need to do shopping of at least AED200 and Upon purchase you will be able to participate in raffle draws.
50 Lucky winners will be selected from the raffle draw to participate in the spin the wheel and can win an array of cash and luxury gifts, worth anywhere between AED2,000 to AED25,000.
The lucky shoppers will get a chance to ‘Spin the Wheel’ at City Center Shindagha, Oasis Mall and Burjuman Mall.
You might listen about fireworks on New Year but you can enjoy fireworks on Eid Al Fitr as well. So you can make your way to Dubai Festival City to Enjoy the fireworks it puts on an exclusive program of Eid celebrations, mainly the amazing fireworks show which you can watch it for free starting from 23:00 hours on 26 June. You can enjoy the aromatic Arabic coffee available at Festive Square from 26th June to 30th June (20:00 hrs. – 23:00 hrs.).
Watch Live Entertainment Shows
Another way of celebrating Eid Holiday is to make your way to few live entertainment show. So all you need to step into one of the show as per your convenience and enjoy your holidays.
There are four different shows starting from 27th June in different location and finish on 30th June.
Date, Timing & Venue
- Majed al Mohandes Live (27 June): 19:30 hrs to 21:00 hrs @ Dragon Mart 2
- DJ Stryker Live (29 June): From 23:00 hrs @ The Music Room
- Barry Hilton Live (29 June): From 21:00 hrs @ Movenpick Hotel JBR
- Mohammed Al Shehhi Live (30 June):From 22:00 hrs @ Dubai Opera
- Enjoy Dinner Cruise in the evening:
You cannot get better time than Eid Al Fitr to make a gathering with your loved one on one of the below Dinner Cruises in Dubai and have some memory for the rest of the year.
Dubai Canal Cruise
The new canal dinner cruise is starting from Burj Khalifa area in the city of gold. This was first started in 2016 which covers the skyscrapers including burj Khalifa and heading forward in the canal water, gliding gently under the Dubai Canal Waterfall Bridge and it connect Business Bay area to the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel and Westin Hotel.
You will be welcome with Kawah (Arabic coffee) followed by other refreshment like dates, water, tea, juices and as the cruise sail further you will be served with international buffet dinner with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages.
Marina is the new part of Dubai with some amazing view point and skyscrapers alongside the water of Marina Yacht Club. The cruise start sailing from Marina yacht club near marina mall and heading forward in the middle of five star hotels, private beaches and other skyscrapers.
It gives you a heart touching romantic view in the surrounding as the cruise sail forward toward the Atlantis side with some fresh air along the way and gentle Arabic and international music in the background.
You will be welcome with kawah (Arabic coffee) followed by other chilled refreshment and international buffet dinner with fresh salad and delicious Arabic sweets and hot beverages.
Creek is the old part of Dubai and if you are a history lover you should go for the Creek cruise. The main highlight of creek cruise are exploring the architecture and sightseeing of old Dubai under the moonlight in the creek side.
The food menu is almost the same like the other two cruises, but you have to expect little lower quality as compare to the other two cruises. The cruise include International Buffet Dinner, Soft drinks, water tea coffer, juices Live Tanoura Dance show and Arabic and International Music etc.
When you are in a country with some of the most beautiful beaches, the sun is up; temperature is touching 50, than you cannot hold back from visiting the most beautiful beaches in Dubai to beat the heat.
Most of the beaches in Dubai are accessible through public transport. So it’s the perfect time to have some fun in the beach side with your loved one. Leave the city behind, put your tension aside, play with the waves of lush green beaches and relax on the sandy beaches of Dubai.
You may be looking around for a place where you have some more fun and adventure activity. It’s better to book your ticket in one of the water Park in Dubai, may be Atlantis the Palm water park or Wild Wadi Water Park. If you are looking for more rides and water fun Atlantis Water Park is the place for you where you can enjoy plenty of rides all the days with your loved ones. There are many daring slides in the park and you can play with water all around the park.
IMG world of adventure
It’s the children who make most of it when it comes to such festivals. You have to take them out for enjoy the Eid. Today’s children are more interested adventurous activities than any other activities. So IMG world of adventure is the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy.
Sometime at become more hectic to work throughout the year and didn’t have time for a long drive. But Eid Holidays is the perfect time to have a long drive out of the city.
Jabel Hafeet is one of the most visited place in Al Ain. The road in the mountain rock is just WOW though there is no greenery but the rock is itself the beauty of that mountain and especially in the evening time its look awesome when looking from the top to the city and not 100% but it gives you a type of 360 degree view to look around.
If you are travelling there and have plan for BBQ then go there on time as parking is always an issue and most importantly if you are planing BBQ then you need to have a proper place for the BBQ take a small blanket or something so that you can sit and put your bags on it.