Holidays

16 ways to celebrate Eid Al Adha holidays in UAE

We have collated some of the best deals, most of which you can enjoy with your friends and the whole family. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity or a great performance, UAE has so much to offer this Eid.


Free Eid fireworks across UAE

Residents and visitors are in for a treat during Eid Al Adha, with four different UAE venues featuring fireworks.

Read our fireworks guide for details of venues and times. 


City Walk

From September 1 to 4, pop-ups will be present at the indoor courtyard and will include experiences such as live animal showcases, trivia quizzes, craft sessions, face painting booths, old school arcade gaming stations such as Asteroid, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more from The Green Planet, Hub Zero and Mattel Play! Town.

City Walk has also collaborated with Dubai Festival and Retail Establishment (DFRE) to offer some roaming entertainment and performances between September 1 to 8 to enrich the Eid festivities. There will be dance performances from America’s Got Talent and Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalists, Malevo and Superhoodz, among others. 

City Walk

Venue City Walk, Dubai Dates The Green Planet, Hub Zero and Mattel Play! Town activities: 1st to 4th September; partnership with DFRE: 1st to 8th September Timings The Green Planet, Hub Zero and Mattel Play! Town: 10am to 10pm; partnership with DFRE: 4pm to 10pm


Cascade Dining

Guests can celebrate the spirit of Eid with daily Arabic performances taking place indoors at Cascade Dining.

Traditional Arabic Dance Performance Cascade Dining

Venue Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Date Beginning September 1, 2 and 3, 2017 Performance Timings Daily on the hour, every hour from 2pm to 8pm Contact 04-240 6843 or email info@chapsandco.ae


Grooming deals

This Eid weekend Chaps & Co. are offering a list of treatments such as a skin fade haircut and traditional hot towel shave, and extras of a nose wax, ear wax and eyebrow threading. This is in addition to packages and combos including the ‘Balinese Massage and Detox Facial’, ‘Sportsman’s Massage, Sportsman Pedicure and Express Facial’ as well as the ‘In N Out Massage and Express Facial’ amongst others.

Venue Dubai Design District (D3) Date Beginning September 1, 2017  Timings 9am – 9pm Sunday – Thursday Contact 04-240 6843 or email info@chapsandco.ae


Live events and workshops

Throughout the three days of Eid, Dubai Properties will feature festive activities at its flagship destinations – Bay Avenue, Bay Square in Business Bay and JBR – through a range of live events. In addition, Dubai Properties’ other communities, including Mudon, Shorooq and Al Khail Gate, will host kids’ workshops and fun-filled activities catering to families at their community centres.

Bay Avenue

Venue JBR, Bay Avenue, Bay Square, Mudon, Shrooq and Al Khail Gate Date 1st to 3rd of September 2017 Timings JBR from 7pm to 12am; Bay Avenue from 7pm to 11.30pm; Bay Square from 7pm to 10pm; Mudon from 7pm to 11.30pm; Shorooq from 7pm to 11.30pm; and Al Khail Gate from 11.30am to 3pm Contact 04 361 3596


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi 

Aside from the heart-pounding rides there will be festive activities such as traditional henna design, arts and crafts, face painting, and an interactive corner for kids. All of these give emphasis to the Emirati traditions as well, as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi fuses its own story with the customs of Eid. They will still be offering the ‘Friends & Family Pass’ until September 9 and special rate applies for a minimum of 4 tickets purchased.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Venue Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Date Between September 1 and 9, 2017 Timings 11am to 10pm Cost Dh220 per Bronze ticket online or Dh254 at the park’s ticketing counters


Hamada Helal performs at The Mall at WTCAD 

The famous Arabic singer and actor will perform on the first day of The Mall Eid Carnival followed by a meet and greet with his fans. 

Venue The Mall at World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi Date 1st September 2017 Timings 7pm onwards Cost Free Contact 02-508 2400


Free Play at Dubai Sports World

Just Play organises sports open day at Dubai Sports World on Eid weekend for children, aged 3 – 16, and fitness sessions for adults.

Children can try a range of fun sports and activities with Just Play’s team of experienced coaches including football, basketball, badminton, gymnastics, tennis, yoga, tag rugby, ballet and more while there will be free fitness sessions at the challenging Ninja Warrior course for adults.

Just Play

Venue Dubai Sports World at World Trade Centre, Dubai Date Saturday, September 2 Timings 9am-12pm Cost Free Contact 04-308 6124 or email Nancy.dsouza@dwtc.com 


La Perle 

Legendary artistic director, Franco Dragone, produces a live masterpiece on August 31. It will be a combination of artistic performances, imagery and technology.

La Perle

Website La Perle Venue Al Habtoor City Date 31st August 2017 Timings Tuesdays – Fridays at 7pm and 9.30pm and Saturdays at 4pm and 7pm Buy Tickets here


Modhesh World extended till September 3

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment has announced that the indoor edutainment destination will be on until September 3 for the Eid Al Adha holidays.

Venue World Trade Center Halls 1 – 6 Date 31st August 2017 Timings 11am to midnight Cost Free entry


Mohammad Abdo performs at the Dubai World Trade Centre

The legendary Saudi singer called the ‘Artist of the Arabs’ will sing old songs and traditional Arabic melodies for four hours. 

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Venue Dubai World Trade Centre Date From 5th September Timings 9.30pm onwards Cost Tickets start at Dh350 Contact 04 332 1000


Pure Sky Lounge

Stand on the highest outdoor terrace in JBR to watch the Eid fireworks and enjoy the carnival experience planned at the Beach.

Pure Sky Lounge

Venue 35th floor of Hilton Dubai, The Walk, JBR Date 31 August – 3 September 2017 Contact 04-374 7888 or email pureskylounge@hilton.com


Shamma performs at Dragon Mart 2 

Emirati singer Shamma will up the tempo of Eid celebrations at Dragon Mart 2 on September 2. The Arabs Got Talent singer will perform on the ground floor of the mall.

Venue Dragon Mart 2, Dubai Date From 2nd September Timings 6.30pm to 8pm Cost Free Contact 04 390 9999 


Splash ‘n Party

Children’s waterpark Splash ‘n Party, at Jumeirah, is organising an Eid Al Adha Carnival. Families can dive into activities and splash around with water guns and balloons. Entry fee also includes kids’ meal.

Splash ‘n Party

Venue Jumeirah, Dubai Date From 1st to 3rd September Timings 3pm to 9pm Cost Dh100 per child and accompanying adult Contact 04 388 3008. 


The Outlet Village’s 3-day mega sale 

Save up to 90 per cent on favourite brands between 1 and 3 this September 2017 – including Emperor, AX, Mama’s & Papa’s, Gizia Gap, Banana Republic, Loriblu, Fabi, Ferre, DKNY, New Balance, BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger, Pinko, Hugo Boss, Galeries Lafayette, Al Jaber Opticals, Rodeo Drive, Lanvin, Elisabetta Franchi, Rocco Barocco, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Lacoste, Tumi, Montblanc, Diesel, Diesel Kids, Sacoor Brother, Oui/Eden Park, Coach, Zegna and many more.

The Outlet Village

Venue Located adjacent to Dubai Parks and Resorts Date September 1 to 3 Timings 10am to 1am Contact 04-317 3999


Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit has announced that they will extend their ‘Summer at the Circuit’ offers so that they can be enjoyed during Eid Al Adha. You can get behind the wheel of an Aston Martin GT4, Mercedes- AMG GT, Jaguar F-type S Coupe or Formula Yas 3000 on the Grand Prix circuit or slide on down their custom build drag strip.

Yas Marina Circuit

Venue Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island Cost Dh325 for the Chevrolet Camaro Drag Experience and 25 per cent discount off all DriveYAS Experiences Contact 800 Yas (927) 


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