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Things to do this Eid holiday in Dubai

Celebrate Eid in Dubai with these fun, family-friendly events
A time of celebration and community spirit, Eid is an important cultural event for Dubai’s residents and visitors alike. With the city buzzing with activity, these fun events will encourage you to join in the festivities.
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Fun for the family

Modhesh World

Fun for the family

Modhesh World

A summer-long event that’s just for kids

Bursting with games, performances and celebrations spread across four zones: Show Town, Amusement Park, The Hang Out and Modhesh Bazaar, Modhesh World is a fun, engaging haven for clever kids. Centrally located in Dubai World Trade Centre, it’s an easy win for families visiting during the Eid weekend.

Best for: Young families

When: 7 June to 25 August 2018

Contact Details
  Modhesh World, Dubai World Trade Centre
  +971 600 555 559

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Balqees Fathi

Live in concert

Balqees Fathi

Live in concert

POPULAR MIDDLE EASTERN ARTIST TAKES TO THE STAGE

The region’s most prominent singers wow audiences in Dubai with spectacular live performances during Eid. Expect chart-topping and award-winning songs from the Middle East that are sure to dazzle both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers alike. On Friday 24 August, Emirati-Yemeni superstar Balqees Fathi will perform a free concert in Dragon Mart 2 from 7.30pm. Daughter of the acclaimed performer Ahmed Fathi, she has more than 7.3 million Instagram followers and is known for hits including Masaa'la Sahla.

Best for: Music fans

When: 24 August 2018
Contact Details
  Dragon Mart 2
  +971 4 433 6200

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Thrilling theme park fun

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Thrilling theme park fun

IMG Worlds of Adventure

AN ACTION-PACKED DAY AT THIS EXTRAORDINARY ATTRACTION

Spend Eid weekend at the world's largest indoor theme park. The park's rides specialise in high-octane adrenaline boosts with the venue's fastest rollercoaster – the Velociraptor – hitting 100km per hour in just 2.5 seconds for an instant rush. Feeling a little timid? Stroll the park's interactive street shows for on-the-go entertainment. With characters from all corners of pop culture, from The Powerpuff Girls to Marvel Comics, there's a fan favourite for everyone. The completely indoor venue is perfect for year-round visits, but is especially appreciated during the summer. Youngsters can also participate in a fun-filled summer camp at Dubai Parks and Resorts. The camp, which runs until 6 September, offers new adventures every day – from pizza making to Bollywood dancing to creating a splash in Lego Water Park.

Contact Details
  Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road
  +971 4 820 0000

  IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubailand
  +971 4 403 8888
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Amazing acrobats

La Perle by Dragone

Amazing acrobats

La Perle by Dragone

A world-first theatre extravaganza

All summer long visitors can book tickets to the one-of-a-kind La Perle by Dragone, from just AED199. Located in the heart of Al Habtoor City, expect gravity-defying acrobatics, aerial stunts and awesome action from the region’s first permanent show. All the action takes place inside the purpose-built 1,300-seat theatre, which has been designed especially to provide an immersive experience, thanks to its high-tech ‘aqua-stage’. When filled with 2.7 million litres of water, it has the ability to transform from an aquatic stage to a dry platform within seconds.

Best for: Culture enthusiasts

When: 13 June 2018 to 30 September 2018
Contact Details
  La Perle Theatre, Al Habtoor City
  +971 4 437 0001

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Iftah Ya Simsim

TV characters to perform live show

Iftah Ya Simsim

TV characters to perform live show

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE WONDERS OF SPACE

Feed your children’s imaginations with a live performance from the cast of Iftah Ya Simsim. Watch as all your favourite characters from the Arabic version of Sesame Street participate in a space-themed quiz show, as Kaaki and Noman take on Shams and Elmo. Youngsters will love the song and dance numbers, with plenty of hilarious moments along the way.

Best for: Curious minds
When: 23 August to 1 September
Contact Details
  Dragon Mart 2
  +971 4 433 6200
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It’s all at the mall

Enjoy various Eid activities at The Dubai Mall

It’s all at the mall

Enjoy various Eid activities at The Dubai Mall

SHEIBITNA AND MORE TO ENTERTAIN SHOPPERS

The Dubai Mall will transform into a celebratory playground for Eid Al Adha, with a host of exciting activities and live entertainment from 21 to 24 August. Spend time with Sheibitna, the wise grandfather figure from Arabian folklore, as he shares his stories and wisdom. Kids will also enjoy arts and crafts, cartoon screenings, special activities in VR Park and much more.

Best for: Fun-loving families

When: 21 to 24 August 2018
Contact Details
  The Dubai Mall
  +971 4 362 7500