|07 August, 2018

Eid Al Adha: Fireworks, sale, events in Dubai during the long weekend

La Mer will host a mesmerising firework display at 9.30pm throughout the Eid weekend

Image used for illustrative purpose. Ramadan Eid Decor.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Ramadan Eid Decor.

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Many residents in Dubai might have already chalked out their plans for Eid Al Ahda holidays. Some of them must have booked tickets to visit exotic foreign destinations. But some would prefer to stay in the country and spend quality time with their family and friends.

There are a lot of places to visit during the long weekend in the UAE and it is raining offers.

Below is the curated list of things to do in Dubai:

Four places to watch fireworks in Dubai


a. The Beach will be hosting a spectacular three-day firework show daily betweenAugust 22 to August24 at 8.30pm, which promises to be more extravagant than ever.

b. La Mer will also host a mesmerising firework display at 9.30pm throughout the Eid weekend.

c. Dubai Festival City Mall will also put on a spectacular musical firework display at 9 pm and 10.30pm on August 22 and 23, making it an unforgettable event to be enjoyed with friends and family this Eid.

d. Al Seef will host a firework display that promises to light up the sky over the beautiful Dubai Creek throughout the three days of Eid from 9 pm.

50% off on La Perle tickets

At La Perle, a special family package for Eid Al Adha will be available for families across Dubai to experience the magnificent stunts and effects that the show has to offer.

The Eid family package can save groups of 4-10 people at least fifty per cent off on silver and gold tickets until August 25, making it a money can't buy offer and an experience not to be missed this Eid.

Action-packed events at the malls

City Centre Deira is bringing all outdoor activity and entertainment inside the mall this Eid Al Adha, with the first of its kind Indoors pop-up event running from the first day of Eid until September 30. Indoors will include various food stalls, pop-up shops and a special entertainment zone for live music and movie screenings for all ages to enjoy from 10 am daily.

Little ones will be delighted to meet Pink Fong and Baby Shark at Dubai Festival City Mall on August 24 and 25. The popular cartoon characters will perform an interactive medley of the most popular children's songs at 4 pm and 8 pm that will keep the kids entertained throughout the Eid Al Adha weekend.

At Dragon Mart 2, during the week of Eid Al Adha, popular characters from Iftah Ya Sim Sim are set to wow crowds with a fun-filled interactive show. Running from August 23 to September 3, this space-themed show will involve plenty of energetic dance numbers and songs that the kids will love.

Ibn Battuta Mall will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Space Exploration by Discovery Channel by taking space-obsessed kids and families on an extraordinary journey through the history of space. From the first day of Eid Al Adha until the 9 September, Space Exploration by Discovery Channel will host fun and educational live shows and workshops for tiny astronauts in the making.

From August 21 to 24, The Dubai Mall will be transforming itself into a celebratory playground, hosting an array of exciting activities and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Kids will have the chance to receive a special gift when they participate in the various arts and crafts workshops hosted by Sheibitna, a much-loved grandfatherly figure from Arabian folklore. The fun doesn't stop there as The Dubai Mall has a line-up of popular cartoon screenings such as Tom & Jerry and Freej that are sure to excite kids all holiday long.

Visitors to City Centre Mirdif can celebrate the Eid holiday with a specially orchestrated Eid Al Adha stage show between 21 August and 25 August that's sure to delight all families.

Eid celebrations at Dubai's attractions

Residents and visitors to Dubai can enjoy a multitude of attractions at IMG Worlds of Adventure from August 21 to 25, as the popular entertainment destination will host a fun-filled festival just for Eid Al Adha. Guests can enjoy a special street parade featuring dance performances and appearances from IMG's most popular characters. Kids will have the chance to meet their favourite characters from the Marvel film series and The Cartoon Network, as well as dinosaurs from the Lost Valley. The fun doesn't stop there as the Boulevard will be home to captivating performances from stilt walkers, unicyclists and acrobats, as well as the popular Max Illusionist making IMG Worlds of Adventure the ultimate place to be over the Eid weekend.

Al Seef is celebrating Eid in Dubai with an array of exciting activities for families from 6.00pm daily from August 22 until 24. Kids are sure to be entertained at Al Seef from 6 pm with energetic dance session, fun workshops, life-sized board games and photo booths, as well as roaming entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Those who head to Dubai Frame to celebrate Eid in Dubai from August 22 to 25 can enjoy traditional and interactive activities from 10 am until 8 pm including traditional Ayala dancers, roaming entertainment and giveaways for kids.

Deals and offers

Shoppers who spend over Dh200 at Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) between 10 and 25 August will receive a coupon entitling them to 'Spin the Wheel' during the three days of Eid. The total value of prizes is over Dh500,000 and prizes include cash and luxury gifts. Residents and visitors to Dubai who download the SunSational Summer App, designed by Meraas, will enjoy over 400 great offers on food, retail outlets and entertainment at Al Seef, Boxpark, City Walk, La Mer, The Beach and The Outlet Village until 30 September.

Lapita the popular Polynesian hotel within Dubai Parks and Reports will offer irresistible Eid packages designed for families, friends and couples who are looking to relax over the Eid celebration. These special Eid packages start from just Dh1,200 and are available until 5 September.

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