Get ready for an exhilarating Eid Al Adha holiday filled with special events and celebrations that will make your long weekend unforgettable. From breathtaking fireworks to captivating music concerts, live performances, shopping, workshops, meet-and-greets, and art events, there’s something for everyone in the UAE. Here’s a guide to where you can spend quality time with your family and friends.
Shows in Dubai:
Dubai will be the center of excitement with its spectacular fireworks, shows, and surprises. The opening weekend of Dubai Summer Surprises will coincide with Eid Al Adha celebrations, making it an even more thrilling start to the summer season.
Dubai Parks and Resorts will light up the skies with celebratory pyrotechnics from June 27 to July 1 at 9 pm. Additionally, don’t miss the daily Dino Parade at 8 pm and the extra entertainment at this famous Dubai theme park. On June 29, Dubai Festival City will also host a fireworks display at 9 pm.
Prepare to be entertained by incredible musical performances during the Eid weekend. Hussain Al Jassmi and Kadim Al Sahir, two of the Arab world’s most popular singers, will have a one-night-only performance at the Coca-Cola Arena on July 2.
Before that, Saudi icon Mohamed Abdo will grace the stage with a spectacular Eid show on July 1. Comedy fans will have a great time watching UK headline comedians Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe at Dubai Opera on July 3.
Dubai’s stores will offer amazing deals with discounts of up to 75 percent on clothing, footwear, accessories, fragrances, home décor, and electronics.
Mercato Mall will host its Circus Fiesta from June 28 to July 9, featuring shows and family-friendly activities for everyone.
For superhero enthusiasts, Nakheel Mall is the place to be, offering a chance to meet Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash from the Justice League. You can meet them every day from 2 pm to 10 pm, starting from June 29 until July 29. Ibn Battuta Mall has a treat in store for Batman fans with the Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight experience. From June 29 to July 29, you can enjoy interactive and virtual reality experiences, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more, daily from 2 pm to 10 pm in India Court and Egypt Court.
Experience the traditional Emirati culture with a band performing from 4 pm onwards at City Centre Mirdif, City Walk, Dubai Festival City, and Ibn Battuta Mall on the first and second days of Eid. On the second and third days of Eid, you can catch the performances at Deira City Centre, Nakheel Mall, Circle Mall, The Outlet Village, and Festival Plaza Mall.
Shows in Sharjah:
Sharjah is a hub of heritage and entertainment performances during Eid Al Adha.
The Sharjah Musical Fountain in Al Majaz Waterfront has reopened, attracting residents and tourists to Al Qasba and Al Majaz Waterfront.
Traditional bands such as Al Harbiya (on June 28), Al Madhyama (on June 29), and Liwa (on June 30) will deliver lively performances of popular songs. The shows at Al Qasba will take place at 6 pm and 7 pm, while at Al Majaz Waterfront, they will be held at 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
At Al Heera Beach, visitors can enjoy daily performances from June 28 to 30. On June 28, the Liwa band will perform four shows between 6 pm and 9:30 pm. On June 29, the Al Madhyama band will stage four performances along with a Mobile Robot Show. And on June 30, Al Harbiya will entertain the audience with four shows featuring the Chair Balance Show.
In the beautiful eastern town of Khorfakkan, those celebrating Eid Al Adha can head to the serene beach to watch the Al Harbiya band perform three shows from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, from June 28 to 30. The performances will include special shows like Beach Man on June 28, Mirrors on June 29, and Comedy Duo on June 30.
For those seeking a desert retreat experience, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat and Mysk Kingfisher Retreat, located in Kalba, offer up to a 25 percent discount. It’s a perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the desert surroundings.
Abu Dhabi is brimming with activities for Eid Al Adha. Yas Mall has already started its Eid celebrations, featuring live entertainment and activities at Town Square, including arts and crafts for kids, gahwa caricature, and henna art. Musicians and traditional Harbeyah dancers will entertain shoppers, with the dancers performing three times a day until July 1.
Head to Manarat Al Saadiyat for various activations and events over Eid Al Adha, including art workshops for kids aged 3 to 11. These workshops are free from Thursday to Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm.
Families can take advantage of the “Kids go free” offer at Yas theme parks, allowing children below 12 years old to enjoy complimentary access to Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi when accompanied by a paying adult.
Deerfields Mall will host a puppet show for children, and shoppers can indulge in an extraordinary shopping extravaganza with discounts of up