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Eid in Dubai

Where to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in Dubai

Sun, May 2, 2021

From concerts to comedy shows, here are the best ways to join in the festivities this year.

From concerts to comedy shows, here are the best ways to join in the festivities this year.

1

Enjoy classics at the Abdel Halim Hafez Hologram Concert

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One of the greatest artists of his generation in Egypt, Abdel Halim Hafez will be taking to the stage at Dubai Opera for a musical extravaganza. Watch the star for two nights, performing a full 90-minute concert using hologram technology, which promises to be an exhilarating experience for fans. Ranked amongst the best Egyptian musicians of all time, Hafez sold over 80 million records around the world.

Abdel Halim Hafez Hologram Concert
Entertainment
  • 27 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
  • Dubai Opera
2

Meet popular cartoon characters at Dubai Festival City Mall

Paw Patrol
Make your children's dreams come true and give them the ultimate Eid gift: the chance to say hello to their favourite TV characters. The Dubai Festival City Mall will be hosting meet and greets with characters from Paw Patrol, and there'll also be plenty of themed activities and workshops to get involved with. There's something to excite the grown ups too – spend just AED250 at any store or restaurant in the mall, and you'll be entered into a draw to win a brand new Dodge Charger 2020.

When: 6-15 May
3

Browse the stalls at Mall of the Emirates

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Mall of the Emirates has collaborated with Ripe Market to launch a new bazaar, Dar Al Hai, inspired by the evocative sights and sounds of traditional gold souks and spice markets. With the weather getting warmer outside, it's an excuse to do your shopping indoors, and since the market is right next to Ski Dubai, you'll be sure to keep cool. Browse the stalls and kiosks, and find an array of collectibles and treats from Arabic sweets and vintage fashion to home decor and fun games for the whole family.

When: Eid weekend

4

Watch a Disney fountain show at The Pointe

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Throughout the weekend The Pointe will host a spectacular Disney-themed fountain display from 6pm. Gather the whole family and be enchanted as the water dances, choreographed to animated classics like Let It Go from Frozen and A Whole New World from Aladdin. There's something extra special for the little girls too – The Palm Fountains will be debuting Starting Now, an original song and first-ever princess anthem written for the year-long Ultimate Princess Celebration, which spotlights the courage and kindness of Disney's many heroines. You can watch either from the promenade or book a table at one of the venue's many waterside restaurants and cafes, which will also be offering special Eid dining deals.

When: 13-15 May

5

Laugh the night away at Dubai Comedy Festival

DCF

The Dubai Comedy Festival is back this Eid and is sure to put a smile on everyone's face with a 10-day extravaganza of live shows at venues across the city. Performing at the uproarious event will be a line-up of international and local comic stars, including Gad Elmaleh, Mina Liccione, Eddie Griffin and Maz Jobrani. Throughout the festival, Madinat Jumeirah will also host the Comedy Bizarre, with live entertainment, music, food and fun-filled games.

Dubai Comedy Festival
Entertainment
  • 13 May 2021 - 22 May 2021
6

Be dazzled by the lights at Al Khawaneej

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Every evening throughout Eid, witness a series of light installations at Al Khawaneej Last Exit. The lights switch on at 7pm, illuminating the whole area. Grab a delicious bite at one of the venue's eateries or food trucks, and then explore the interactive artworks, which have all been created by local artists. Play around at Al Saha, a glowing section that includes seesaws and other fun games, or relax in Al Majlis, a radiant representation of a traditional Emirati living room.

When: 13-15 May
7

Indulge in festive feasting

Treat the whole family to an Eid food extravaganza as a host of restaurants across the city put on specially curated menus and offer up dining deals that will suit every culinary craving. From Middle Eastern mezze-filled spreads to tables with spectacular vistas of iconic sites and child-friendly options, you'll find the ideal spot that'll make your meal a special occasion.


When: Eid weekend

8

Book front row seats at La Perle

La Perle
This Eid, watch the extravagant spectacle that is La Perle – the region's first permanent show combining breathtaking choreography with daring stunts – with a special offer. Housed inside a state-of-the-art 'aqua theatre', it is truly unforgettable. Treat the family to a special evening and get your tickets to this unique experience for just AED169.
La Perle by Dragone
Live shows
  • 30 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
9

Draw big this Eid with DSMG raffles

Go shopping at any venue under the Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), including BurJuman, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Warqa City MallDubai Outlet Mall, Oasis Mall and more, and you could win huge cash prizes this Eid. All shoppers who spend AED200 will receive a coupon to enter a raffle with a total prize pot of AED200,000. There will be 40 winners in total, who'll each get AED5,000 – 20 winners on the first day, and 10 more over the next two days. The draw will take place at Dubai Outlet Mall on the first day of Eid, followed by Al Ghurair Centre and Times Square Center on the second and third day respectively.

When: Eid weekend

10

Shop and win with Emaar

Emaar

Level up on retail therapy this Eid with goodies for yourself and gifts for your loved ones, because Emaar is incentivising your shopping experience with fantanstic opportunities to win big. If you're heading to The Dubai Mall, simply shop for a minimum of AED250 and validate your receipts at any of the assigned Guest Services desks to enter a draw for an Emaar gift card worth a whopping AED100,000! Meanwhile, those visiting Dubai Marina Mall can shop for AED150 to participate in a similar draw, and be in the running to win a voucher worth AED25,000. Wherever you choose to shop, stay tuned to their social media handles until 19 May to find out if you are the lucky winner.

When: Eid weekend

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