Things to do during Eid Al Fitr holidays in UAE

by Staff Reporter
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As the crescent moon graces the Arabian skies, marking the culmination of Ramadan, the UAE gears up for one of the most anticipated occasions of the year – Eid Al Fitr.

Amidst the backdrop of dazzling cityscapes and the warm embrace of cultural traditions, the UAE transforms into a vibrant tapestry of celebration during this auspicious time.

From the bustling streets of Dubai to the serene oases of Abu Dhabi and beautiful mountains of Ras Al Khaimah, the spirit of Eid permeates every corner, offering residents and visitors alike a plethora of experiences to cherish. Whether it’s indulging in delectable feasts, embarking on thrilling adventures, or simply basking in the joyous ambiance, there’s something for everyone to revel in during the Eid holidays in the UAE.

Visit Global Village Dubai

Global Village, the UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, invites guests to join in on a spectacular Eid Al Fitr celebration.

As Ramadan concludes and the joyous spirit of Eid fills the air, guests are welcomed from 4 pm onwards to immerse themselves and their loved ones in the joyous festivities, and experience Eid filled with excitement, wonder, and cherished moments at Global Village.

As Eid approaches, Global Village will be transformed into a breathtaking spectacle adorned with festive decorations, inviting everyone to experience its enchanting atmosphere that fills the hearts of all guests with cheer and happiness.

Visit Global Village Dubai

With Season 28 gearing up for its end on April 28th, guests are encouraged to seize the opportunity and embark on a cultural journey through the Eid Wonder Souq, where they can shop for Eid gifts, souvenirs, antiquities, and so much more. Food enthusiasts will also get the chance indulge their taste buds with an array of culinary delights from more than 250 restaurants, kiosks, food trucks, and cafes, ensuring every palate finds satisfaction.

Against the backdrop of vibrant Eid celebrations, guests can experience the enchanting atmosphere while enjoying the splendid daily musical fireworks displays at 9 PM, accompanied by a lineup of over 200 cultural and entertainment shows around the park, presenting a perfect opportunity to capture cherished moments through photos and videos.

For those seeking an extra dose of excitement this Eid, a visit to Carnaval is a must. With over 195 exhilarating rides, skill games, arcade games, and attractions, it makes for unforgettable memories with family and friends. Additionally, guests can visit the latest Mini World attraction, Neon Galaxy X – Challenge Zone, which includes 5 exciting attractions, with 10 different challenges offering entertainment and thrill to guests aged 6 and above.

To further extend the joy of Eid celebrations, Global Village announces extended hours during the Eid holidays, from 4 pm until 2 am, allowing guests to indulge in the festivities and enjoy the myriad of experiences Global Village has to offer.

Bear Grylls Explorers Camp, Ras Al Khaimah

As Eid Al Fitr approaches, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) is thrilled to welcome families and friends to a staycation in the great outdoors, tucked in the rugged beauty of Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais Mountain.

From April 8 to 14, BGEC will elevate Eid celebrations with a one-of-a-kind adventure staycation filled with thrilling activities and moments of pure relaxation.

As part of this exclusive offer, BGEC welcomes guests to enjoy a 1-night cabin stay. Accommodating up to three people, each en-suite cabin provides a cosy double bed with an additional single bunk above, ensuring comfort and a restful night’s sleep.

Bear Grylls Camp in Ras Al Khaimah

Guests can also choose from a variety of adventure activities to create unforgettable memories while soaking in the stunning scenery of Jebel Jais. Whether it’s conquering the high ropes course, hiking along scenic trails, archery or mastering air rifle shooting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To ensure a satisfying culinary experience amidst the wilderness, BGEC also welcomes guests to indulge in a BBQ for two (optional) at an additional cost of Dhs150.

Guests can feast on two portions of succulent Shish Tawook, beef kebabs, beef patties, tender corn on the cob, refreshing house salads, Arabic bread served with Hummus and burger buns accompanied by cheese, lettuce and tomato. Additional adults can eat for Dhs75 each. BBQ reservations must be made 24 hours in advance to ensure availability.

Operated by RAK Leisure, the world’s only Bear Grylls Explorers Camp guarantees a memorable Eid staycation. Here, guests are invited to embrace nature’s tranquillity with a digital detox — no Wi-Fi, simply pure relaxation and immersion in the great outdoors. The staycation experience covers all camping essentials, including cabin accommodation with the convenience of a bathroom with a shower and toilet.

For those looking for adventure beyond Bear Grylls Explorers Camp, Jais Adventure Park also offers experiences amidst the Jebel Jais landscapes.

During the week of Eid Al Fitr, guests can soar through the skies on Jais Flight, the longest zipline in the world and the Jais Sky Tour, the region’s longest zipline tour consisting of six ziplines from 9am to 3pm. This is an opportunity for families with kids to experience the ongoing Jais Sky Tour Family Adventure saver package for two adults and two children (under 16 years old) priced at Dhs800.

Adventurers can also enjoy Jais Sledder, the UAE’s longest mountain coaster from 9am to 5pm and for an extraordinary dining experience with stunning views, 1484 by Puro, the UAE’s highest restaurant at the top of Jebel Jais at Jais Adventure Park will also be open from 8am to 8pm.

Gymboree Play and Music Dubai

Gymboree Play and Music Dubai, the pioneer in early learning and play centers is inviting parents and children to join them for three days of joyous playtime as it offers a discount of 50% for its Open Gym, filled with balloons and treats for every child.

Starting from the first day of Eid until the third day, Gymboree Play & Music Dubai will open its doors to families across the city for an unforgettable experience at Open Gym. Parents can bring their little ones to explore its state-of-the-art play facilities, engage in fun-filled activities, and enjoy the festive ambiance. Every child will be greeted with balloons and treats to make their visit even more delightful.

Askim Restaurant, Dubai

As the city gears up for the joyous festivities of Eid, Askim invites food lovers to indulge in a feast for the senses amidst the iconic skyline of Downtown Dubai.

Elevating the dining experience with their special dishes, this renowned restaurant showcases a tantalizing array of dishes that epitomize the essence of Eid celebrations.

Askim Restaurant, Dubai

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey featuring signature Eid dishes such as the vibrant Askim Salad, succulent Fattoush Eggplant, and a medley of hot and cold mezze including the flavorful Yalanji and Musakhan rolls. Explore the extensive Fattah selection, featuring options like Fattah Hummus, Fattah Shawarma, and Fattah chicken. For the main course, savor hearty grills, tantalizing Sea Bass, and Chicken in Lemon Sauce, expertly crafted to delight every palate.

Caping off the Eid feast with decadent desserts such as Turksih Baklava with ice cream, San Sebastian Cheesecake amongst more, ensuring a sweet conclusion to the dining experience.

Refreshing beverages including traditional Turkish tea, alongside special Ramadan and Eid drinks make for the perfect addition to the breezy evenings currently in Dubai.


Eid Al Fitr is just around the corner, and Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) destinations are all set to embrace the festivities with an array of captivating experiences across its renowned destinations.

From beachside celebrations to cultural extravaganzas to enchanting hospitality, Sharjah offers an array of activities for residents and visitors alike.

Here are some picturesque experiences not to miss during this Eid:

Shows and Parades at Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khorfakkan Beach and Al Heera Beach

The popular leisure and family destinations are all set to celebrate Eid in vibrant colors, with a spectrum of delightful shows to commemorate the auspicious occasion.

Highlights include captivating performances by The Duo Charlies, Duo Mono Jugglers, The Aliens Show, Mixed Circus Workshop, LED Fishes, LED Robots on Jumping Stilts, and Roaming Parades, promising an electrifying experience for visitors of all ages. Workshops and Art Giveaways will also be available.

Celebrations at Khorfakkan Beach will also feature 15 performances by the Harbiya Band, in addition to the Eid Traditional Mascots, LED shows, Roaming Parade and Kids workshops.

The shows and performances will run from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm during the 4 days of Eid (10 to 13 April), at regular intervals, and are open to the public.

Non-stop excitement at Al Montazah Parks

Celebrate the Eid holidays in grand style at Al Montazah Parks with your family and kids.

From April 10 to 13, visitors can enjoy captivating performances including The Mime, The Duo Charlies, and Clown & Bubble Show, at regular intervals from 5:30 pm to 9:40 pm. The amusement and water park home to thrilling water rides and lavish leisure amenities offers a magical day of non-stop excitement.

Explore the nature at Al Noor Island & feel the adrenaline rush at Mleiha

Embrace the serenity of Eid festivities amidst the natural landscape of Al Noor Island. Explore the lush greenery, visit the butterfly house, and marvel at the wonders of Art Installations. Open from 9 am to 12:00 am, Al Noor Island offers a tranquil retreat for families and nature enthusiasts.

For people who want to move away from the city and feel the warmth of the desert, the Mleiha Archaeological Centre would be the best place to spend this Eid holiday. Guests can explore the region’s history at Mleiha Museum, and experience adrenaline-pumping activities such as horse riding, dune buggy tours, stargazing, and more.

Visitors can also indulge in traditional Emirati hospitality with Sunset Lounge and overnight camping experiences, promising an unforgettable Eid celebration.

Big Balloon Ride, Sharjah

This Eid, Sharjah welcomes an exhilarating new activity set to elevate the holiday spirit: the Big Balloon Ride at Al Majaz Waterfront.

Experience Eid like never before as you embark on a thrilling journey to the skies aboard the Big Balloon Ride. At a towering 200 feet, the ride offers breathtaking views of the city’s skyline, all the while being securely tethered to the ground for safety. With each ride lasting a breathtaking six minutes, the Big Balloon Ride ensures every visitor gets their dose of excitement.

The Big Balloon Ride at Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah

The Big Balloon Carnival is more than just a ride; it’s an entire entertainment ecosystem designed to cater to diverse interests. Alongside the main attraction, visitors can enjoy a comprehensive variety of activities and amenities, including VR Games, Trampoline, Go-Kart, Arcade Games, Toddlers soft play area, Train ride, fun water sports, bumper cars, a private room for parties, and much more. From interactive games and live entertainment to delicious food options and stunning waterfront views, the site promises an unforgettable day out for the whole family.

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