|19 August, 2018

Fireworks, concerts, brunches and more, go all out this Eid

Cease all the opportunities and have an exciting Eid.

Image used for illustrative purposes People sit on the beach by the Promenade des Anglais looking at the first fireworks since July 14, 2016 truck attack, in Nice, France August 15, 2018.

Image used for illustrative purposes People sit on the beach by the Promenade des Anglais looking at the first fireworks since July 14, 2016 truck attack, in Nice, France August 15, 2018.

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Not sure where to begin the festive activities this Eid Al Adha? We've got you covered. Dubai being the busy city that it is, adventure is around every corner. Cease all the opportunities and have an exciting Eid.

Here are some of our top picks:

LIGHT UP

Venues across Dubai are marking this Eid with spectacular firework displays. Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City will play host to extravagant music with fireworks at 9pm every evening, on August 22 and 23; you can also catch the fireworks at The Beach (9:15pm), La Mer (9.30pm) and Al Seef (9pm) during the three-day Eid festivities (August 21-23).

SUNSATIONAL SUMMER

Download the SunSational Summer App and enjoy this Eid with great offers! Gain access to a world of savings across all the family-friendly Meraas developments including Boxpark, City Walk, La Mer, The Beach, Al Seef and The Outlet Village. From casuals to labels, cafes to waterfront dining and playtime to entertainment, this one's perfect for all people who are addicted to retail therapy!

STEP UP

For the first time in Dubai, Dubai Festival City Mall is bringing every toddler's favourite shark - Baby Shark and the adorable prince, Pinkfong, this Eid. With the song and dance routines at 4pm and 8pm, accompany Planet Staria Prince on a journey through penguin land and jungles to find fruits for his friend, Baby Shark. Bring the wee ones along on August 24 and August 25 for a fun filled evening they will surely enjoy!

CREEKSIDE EID

Stay busy this Eid at the revamped creekside leisure destination in Bur Dubai, Al Seef, with kids workshops, fun photo booth installations, dance sessions with a DJ for kids, and bring out your competitive side with life-sized board games! Anyone else thinking of the giant chess game in Harry Potter? Starting from 6.30pm, let the fun begin with this free event!

SING ALONG

Bollywood singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan will take the city by storm this Eid for one night only on August 24, at Dubai World Trade Centre, tickets start from Dhs75. Known for her pop and catchy tunes, listen to the popular singer modulate her voice and showcase her perfect range giving you an Eid experience like no other.

CRAZY DRUMMERS

The Crazy Drummers are a widely acclaimed travelling Ukrainian group, set to drum up a strident beat throughout City Walk during this Eid (August 21-24). Another roaming act to put on the list is The Black and White show of juggling and acrobatics, magic and mayhem, dance and pantomime. From 4pm onwards, come one, come all!

SHEIBITNA AT SOUK

The cherished grandfatherly figure from Arabian Folklore, Sheibitna, comes to Dubai Mall in the Souk Atrium on Eid to share stories and words of wisdom for the whole family, on Tuesday. While kids receive a free Eidya gift, the adults can immerse themselves in the wide range of attractions the mall offers.

PEOPLE'S POETRY

Dragon Mart will host a 'House of Poetry' Nabati Poetry session, also known as people's poetry. Featuring readings from Emirati poets, it is considered the richest form of popular literature. Enjoy this mesmerizing evening filled with beautiful prose, at 4pm on August 24.

LISTEN TO BALQEES

Popular Arab singer Balqees will perform a free concert at Dragon Mart on August 24 as part of the citywide Eid celebrations. Starting from 7:30pm, she will take to the stage to mesmerise crowds with hits like Ya Hawa and Mainoun. Yallah habibi, it's concert time!

LEGOLAND

Keep the kids entertained at Legoland Dubai this Eid with extended opening hours and continued '70 Days of Summer' celebrations. Make a splash in the Water Park or lose yourself among the 20 million bricks of Miniland. All guests visiting the Land will receive the limited edition 2018 Eid Al Adha brick!

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