Eid Al Adha Events

Are you ready for a week of amazing attractions, epic deals and extraordinary experiences this Eid Al Adha? Meaning ‘the festival of sacrifice’, Eid Al Adha is celebrated during the final month of the Islamic calendar. As Dubai shines in the most colourful of lights, the festivities return to the city,  from September 8 to 17. The celebration is accompanied by a number of events happening throughout Dubai, under the theme ‘United in Celebration’. Spend time with family and friends and get ready for the spectacular shows, the street parades and incredible fireworks.

Jungle-BookThe Jungle Book

Step deep into the Indian jungle and feel like Mowgli as Jungle Book comes alive for you and the little ones at CityWalk. The Jungle Book lets you explore the jungle environment together and create fun memories with a feast of visual and audible surroundings. Just spend AED150 at any of the CityWalk F&B outlets and get free entry for two little ones and accompanying adults to trek across rickety rope bridges, tame tigers, and feed monkeys. Take young explorers away from the summery heat to a land of real animals, twisted vines, foliage and large trees. Capture your memories with a pre-historic selfie and life size cutout of the beloved characters.

21 Aug - 17 Sept
(September 11th off)

CITY WALK expansion, located at Multaqa Al Adua’a (next to Hub Zero)

Minimum spend of AED 150 at any CITY WALK outlet
Each entry ticket will allow two children with one parent

Looney-Tunes-ShowLooney Looney Tunes “What Stole My Chicken” Live Show and Workshop

What’s up doc? The Looney Tunes show featuring Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Taz in “What Stole My Chicken” promises fun for the whole family. The show will run for 10 days in Ibn Battuta Mall as part of the ‘Eid in Dubai- Eid Al Adha’ celebrations. Bring the brood and meet these lovable characters in a spectacular live show, ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions and a workshop. You can make a film strip bookmark, engage in spot the difference and colouring activities, all while wearing a Daffy Duck mask. Let the show begin!

8th - 18th Sept
(September 11th off)

Ibn Battuta Mall

The activation timings are 4:30pm, 6pm and 7:45pm.

Iftah-ya-SimsimIftah Ya Simsim Live Show, Workshop and Parade

Don’t miss your chance to meet Iftah Ya Simsim, the first international co-production of the American children's television series Sesame Street created in the Arab world. They are headed to newly opened Dragon Mart 2 to be part of the Eid Al Adha celebrations. Take part in the live show, a fun workshop and parade before you meet the stars of the show. Lookout for No’maan, everybody’s favourite camel.

8th - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 5:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

Dragon Mart 2

Comedy-illusion-ShowComedy Illusion Show

Bringing a fresh specialty illusion to Dubai this Eid will be the Comedy Illusion Show. 
They have been described as ‘Very Funny’ by Kenn Dodd and as 2 ‘Real Magic’ by Terry Pratchett. Their achievements include; winning Brit Idol in 2012, reaching the Grand Finals of Britain Does Variety and they were voted the best illusion act in the UK National Magic Championships. 
These award winning illusionists combine stunning illusions, mindblowing magic and laugh-out-loud comedy into one action-packed show where literally anything could happen. 
Come prepared to be amazed and have a great time!

8th Sept - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 2:45pm, 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm,9:30pm

City Centre Mirdif 

The-SparkThe Spark!

Get your family together to watch The Spark!, a dramatic live music, movement and lighting street show, in which mysterious characters composed of light and sound transform the landscape around them. With drumming, dynamic choreography and beautiful lighting design, the performance combines static set pieces, movement between sites and audience interaction. The focal point of the show constantly shifts to sometimes immerse the audience in the unfolding drama. The show gradually builds in intensity, culminating in a huge climax of light, sound and movement.

8th - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Dubai Festival City Mall

The-CouchThe Couch

Performance art is art for which the artist uses their own body as the medium and performs an action or series of actions which become the artwork. Performance art is sometimes carefully planned and scripted but can also be spontaneous and random. Although it often takes place in front of an audience and may involve audience participation – or the orchestration of other participants by the artist – it can also be an action performed privately by the artist.

As one of the events of the ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha’ celebrations, two artists will pose as a Living Couch, singing and creating a fun ambience for all those seated on this Couch

8th - 17th Sept 
(September 11th off)

8 & 9 September: Mall of the Emirates
10&12 September: Ibn Battuta Mall
13&14 September: Dragon Mart 2 
15&16 September: Ibn Battuta Mall
17 September: City Centre Deira  

Timings: 2:30pm – 4:30pm – 6:00pm – 8:00pm – 10pm

Ibn Battuta Mall on the 10&12 September (only), 3pm- 5pm- 7pm- 8:30pm- 9:30pm 

Larger-Than-Life-MimesLarger than life Mimes

These beautifully crafted living statues will capture your attention and provide incredible family entertainment with their interactive fun. Adding a sense of elegance and charm to your mall escapades, the larger-than-life mimes will put up a great performance walking above everyone on stilts, but they will also turn heads with their silence! Refusing to use the sense of sound, these performers with their colourful lined costumes will entrance you wonderful stories in their innovative style, complete in shaggy lace, and crazy facial gestures.

8 - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

8-14th September: Mall of the Emirates
15 & 16 September: Dragon Mart 2 
17 September: Ibn Battuta Mall

Timings: 2:30pm – 4:30pm – 6:00pm – 8:00pm  -10pm

Mall of the Emirates on the 8&9 Sep + 13&14 Sept are 3pm- 5pm- 7pm- 8:30pm- 9:30pm


Lighten up your Eid with the fantastic performers as they amaze and delight you with their high-speed tricks and comic creativity. You will be amazed by the amazing control, balance, and precision of the magnificent comic juggling street theatre act from Italy and the intriguing spectacle featuring super equilibrist performers using unique choreographed techniques and comedy animation, guaranteeing an excellent show.

8 - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

8 & 9 September: Dragon Mart 2 
10 & 12 September: Ibn Battuta Mall
13 & 14 September: City Centre Deira 
15 & 16 September: Mall of the Emirates 
17 September: Dragon Mart 2

Timings: 2:30 – 4:30 – 6:00 – 8:00  -10pm

Timings for Dragon Mart 2 on the 17 September are: 3pm- 5pm- 7pm- 8:30pm- 9:30pm


A roaming music act from Italy, this live comic Dixieland will feature unique repertoire of classic Jazz and Swing music in a great form of interactive entertainment. The performances will get you singing and clapping, in a fun spectacle that will create lasting memories as part of the ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha’ celebrations. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself, and your family to an unforgettable day out at the mall with some of the world’s most accomplished walkabout performers!

8 - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

8 & 9 September: Ibn Battuta Mall 

10 & 12 September: City Centre Deira 
13 & 14 September: Mall of the Emirates 
15 & 16 September: Dragon Mart 2
17 September: Dragon Mart 2

Timings: 2:30pm– 4:30pm – 6:00pm – 8:00pm  - 10pm

Timings for Dragon Mart 2 on the 15 & 16 September are 3pm- 5pm- 7pm- 8:30- 9:30pm

Teddy-n-OttoTeddy and Otto

Are you ready for the most friendly, funny and furry characters you're likely to meet?
Meet Otto the Otter and Teddy the Fox as they wander through the crowds telling tales of fairies and woodland magic. Their wooden cart is laden with ancient magic, props and relics from the greatest fairy tales ever told and Otto and Teddy invite everyone to test their knowledge in a quiz of fairytale fantasy!

8 - 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

8 & 9 September: City Centre Deira
10 & 12 September: Dragon Mart 2
13 & 14 September: Ibn Battuta Mall
15 & 16 September: City Centre Deira
17 September: Mall of the Emirates 

Timings : 2:30pm – 4:30pm– 6:00pm – 8:00pm – 10pm

Color-workshopColour Workshops

Get your Eid to a creative start and join the colour workshops for kids between 2pm and 10pm. Let them grab their favourite colour and relax with a range of arts and crafts activities, as part of the ‘Eid in Dubai- Eid Al Adha’ celebrations.

8 – 18 Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 2pm - 10pm

Dragon Mart 2

forever-friendsForever Friends Picnic

Everyone’s favourite bears will soon be heading to Dubai. Plant happy memories at the Forever Friends Picnic, a delightful garden themed event which will welcome families with storytelling, arts and crafts. Forever Friends are superstars of snuggling and bring a message of love, friendship and fun. Join them and take a merry skip down memory lane as you ‘Meet & Greet’ the giant Forever Friends bears!

8 – 18 Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 2pm - 10pm

Dragon Mart 2

DMC-NickelodeonNickelodeon PlayPark - Live at Dubai Festival City

Fancy an adventure with SpongeBob Squarepants?

Visit Dubai Festival City Mall to experience a colourful Nickelodeon PlayPark for the first time in Dubai, as part of the ‘Eid in Dubai’ celebrations.Based on characters and shows from the world's most popular kids’ network, you are in for loads of family fun at four themed zones in the mall’s main atrium, Festival Square. It’s the perfect place to hang out and meet popular Nick characters, Shimmer & Shine, Paw Patrol, SpongeBob and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.!
This unique PlayPark is free for kids of all ages.

8 – 26 Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 10am- 10pm

Dubai Festival City Mall

MOE EventEid Al Adha Entertainment at Mall of the Emirates

Visit Mall of the Emirates this Eid, to watch amazing themed entrance entertainment concepts that put a modern twist on traditional classics. Be amazed by the Human Puppet, Top Hat Tapping Bunnies, and a Toy Music Band.
Watch out for the themed roaming acts featuring the Toy Maker, The Dolls, and the Soldiers. Each roaming act (Toy band, Human Puppet, and Rabbits) will be staged separately for 20 minutes and afterwards the performers will all join together in the Galleria with additional performers to form the “Toy Maker” show for 10 minutes. The shows are very much geared up for audiences of children, so expect a Meet and Greet after the show for five minutes.

10th – 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 10am- 10pm

Mall of the Emirates

DubaiTVEid in Dubai TV Show

Get ready for this interactive live TV programme on Eid in Dubai that will be aired by Sama Dubai. The show will have a full studio setup at the “Souk Atrium” in The Dubai Mall. The programme is based on various games and questions revolving around Eid in Dubai facts.
Ace the general knowledge question and you will be asked to play a game. Here is a glimpse of the games that will lead you to win! Prizes worth AED 20,000 will be given away every day to winners of the competitions and games.
Windows - A game with 10 sections or windows on a board; three windows will have prizes – three windows will have questions – three windows will say ‘you lose’ and window will say ‘exit’).
Arrows - Every participant has three chances to play this game (a board similar to a dartboard is divided into 10 sections – there will be three prizes for arrows landing nearest to the bullseye; there will be three questions for arrows landing in the outer area closest to the bullseye; there will be three ‘you lose’ results for arrows landing in the outer area and one try again result.
The best creative selfie at The Dubai Mall posted on Instagram, will be picked out from a raffle draw. A music track will be played and the first person to identify the name of the singer is a winner.
The programme will feature personal interviews with some of the VIPs from the government sector and the partners of DFRE from the retail sector. And there will also be on-the-spot interviews of mall visitors.
You could also be asked general questions on the Eid in Dubai programmes and promotions to win big this Eid!

8th – 17th Sept
(September 11th off)

Timings: 8pm - 9pm

The Dubai Mall (Souk Atrium)

Mercato-eventEid at Mercato Mall

Quick Change Show and Rollerblading Acrobatics
Mercato Mall sets the stage for the awesome Quick Change Show this Eid. This is an innovative experience that will feature performers changing into different dresses in split seconds. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the fun! Stay on to enjoy breath-taking rollerblading acrobatic performances that will leave you awestruck with their display of elegance, speed and danger.

12 - 17 September
Timings: 4.15pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
Mercato Mall

Roaming Acts
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use. The more you have.
This is most definitely a phrase to be true about the various roaming acts around the Mercato mall such as thematic costumes with Eid letters and Eid themed stilt walkers. Watch them bring imagination to reality in this fun show!

12 - 17 September
Timings: 5pm, 7.45pm, 9pm
Mercato Mall

Kids workshop
Dubai spoils you with choice when it comes to giving little ones a creative outlet for their energies this Eid. This workshop for kids will be held by the performers and will include painting, themed arts & crafts activities, as well as meet and greet opportunities with artists. Watch with pride as their skills develop and you can spend time together with activities that you can share.

12 - 17 September
Timings: 5.15pm
Mercato Mall

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