Residents make most of Eid Al Fitr as they visit top attractions in Dubai

by Staff Reporter
Eid revellers throng top Dubai attractions

The long public holiday for Eid Al Fitr offers the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to explore Dubai’s top attractions and sights, and soak up the festive atmosphere of festivities organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).

The city’s iconic malls, restaurants, theme parks, and attractions host a special curation of offers, activations, and celebrations for the whole family.

Eid shopping at Dubai malls

Dubai’s shopping malls and retail districts are known the world over for their incredible selection of brands, and during the Eid holiday there is even more to discover.

Special Eid promotions and offers across the city offer the chance for residents and visitors to find the perfect Eid gifts at great prices, as well as fashion, beauty, homeware, and furniture to make celebrations even more special.

There is something for everyone at destinations such as Dubai Festival City Mall, Bluewaters, City Walk Dubai, The Beach JBR, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, Ibn Battuta Mall, Circle Mall, Mercato Mall and Town Centre, Mall of the Emirates.

Amidst some thrilling shopping, visitors can also catch roaming entertainment at Mall of Emirates, Mirdif City Centre, City Walk, Dubai Festival City, Ibn Battuta Mall, Circle Mall, Bluewater, The Outlet Village, Deira City Centre, Al Seef, Nakheel Mall, Boxpark and Al Khawaneej Walk.

Flavours from across the city

A vibrant atmosphere and delicious cuisine from around the world can be enjoyed all through Eid as the Ramadan Street Food Festival continues to serve up delicious delicacies in a welcoming open air environment throughout Eid until April 13.

Visitors can sample special flavours from more than 50 restaurants in the neighborhood at the second education of this popular event which is held at Sheikh Hamdan Colony in Karama.

Theme park thrills and fun

IMG Worlds of Adventure is a unique fun land where kids’ favourite characters – from Avengers and Super Babies to life-sized dinosaurs – come to life. This Eid, families can soak up an authentic atmosphere at the park’s ‘Old Arabic City’, a special experience for Ramadan and Eid. As well as exciting rides for all ages, guests can also experience traditional heritage and culture within a theatre setting where bands and dance groups will perform Arabic art and folklore.

Tales bring to life through storytelling sessions and entertaining puppetry. Enchanting décor inspired by Middle Eastern design including lanterns and shiny fabric curtains will cast a soft ambience for this Arabian experience.

The largest Hollywood Inspired theme park in the Middle East, MotionGate is throwing exciting Eid Al Fitr celebrations across the park. Live theatre shows, adrenaline-pumping roller-coasters, meet and greets with favourite movie characters like Po, Shrek and The Smurfs!, and a vibrant street market will bring a joyful way for visitors and residents to make amazing memories. Park-goers can avail a special offer of Dhs295 for entry instead of Dhs330 if booked 24 hours in advance. Those booking four tickets will also receive a 25 percent discount.

Eid revellers throng top Dubai attractions

Residents and visitors can enjoy the heights, speed and spins at the 31 rides across Global Village this Eid. They can also explore the Eid Wonder Souk and more than 27 other pavilions and shop for the perfect festive gifts and souvenirs. Musical fireworks displays will light the skies daily at 9pm, and more than 200 cultural and entertainment performances will take place across the park during the celebrations, offering sights for the eyes and ears.

Flavours from every continent and to satisfy all tastes can be explored at more than 250 restaurants, kiosks, food trucks and cafes, and at Carnaval™ there are more than 195 rides, skill games, arcade games and attractions to help families make unforgettable memories.

Sports activities

Sports fans can also catch the first-ever UAE-Qatar Super Shield, the pinnacle of professional football featuring the champion of Adnoc pro league “Shabab Al Ahli” vs the champion of the QSL “Al Duhail.”

This super match will take place on 13 April at Rashid Stadium and promises football fans and entertainment seekers a spectacular atmosphere where professional football meets exhilarating entertainment that promises to deliver to the expectations of our beloved audience.

Match celebrations will kick off at 8:30pm with live entertainment featuring a stunning audio visual immersive show. The match will also conclude with an awarding ceremony that will feature the competition’s shield for the first time ever. Do not miss this amazing event and get your tickets from Platinum List.

Dubai Miracle Garden

This Eid, Dubai Miracle Garden will not only be home to flower sculptures and displays which are made up of over 150 million flowers, but also a traditional Eid show that will take place twice a day in the amphitheatre. The world of botanical wonders will enchant all ages and offer an unforgettable Eid experience, while welcoming children aged below 3-years-old to enter for free.

Dubai Dolphinarium

Over the Eid holiday, visitors can enjoy a 30 per cent discount on entry to the Dubai Dolphinarium, and witness seals and dolphins display their amazing tricks in daily shows. Witnessing these majestic creatures put on a spectacular performance is an unforgettable way to spend a day with friends and loved ones and make treasured memories.

Adventures at Hatta Wadi Hub

Hatta Wadi Hub, the home of adventure, invites residents and visitors to challenge themselves to thrilling outdoor activities with 30 per cent discounts on offer across select packages. Set against the backdrop of the spectacular Hajar mountains, exciting activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, paragliding, archery, and zip-lining are ideal for all ages.

Dubai Frame

Residents and visitors can witness the city from incredible new heights at the awe-inspiring Dubai Frame. The iconic landmark offers visitors a unique perspective of the city’s past, present, and future from 150 metres high and has a glass walkway connecting two towers, providing an unforgettable experience for friends and families this Eid.

Dubai Frame also features an immersive exhibition that showcases the city’s evolution from a small fishing village to a global hub of culture and commerce. This Eid, a qanoonist, drummers, and a children’s workshop will further help to create unforgettable memories for the whole family.

Eid celebrations at Expo City Dubai

With its vibrant mix of tradition, culture, cuisine, and family-friendly experiences, everyone is invited to embrace the spirit of community at Expo City Dubai. The on-site mosque will host early morning Eid Prayers, and many popular Hai Ramadan activities will continue throughout the day, including cultural performances, workshops, artisanal shopping, and adventures.

Families can also enjoy thrilling entertainment at the Magic Planet Game Arcade and take on “The Monster,” the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course that features 42 obstacles with tickets starting at Dhs95. Additionally, they can delight in complimentary meals for children under 12 at numerous Expo City Dubai restaurants.

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