Eid Al Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawaal, which marks the end of Ramadan. It's also one of Dubai's most-awaited public holidays dedicated to spending quality time with family and friends.
This year, Eid falls over a long weekend, and Dubai is all set to welcome you with many happening events. We've scooped on all the fantastic events and activities happening this Eid. Here's a guide:
Eid Al Fitr
Eid Al Fitr is a celebration that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It's a time to celebrate with family and friends, exchange gifts, and enjoy delicious food. While the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm worldwide, it is honoured with even more grandeur in Dubai.
Eid Al Fitr is determined by the sighting of the moon, which means that the exact date may vary. However, the tentative dates for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai for 2023 are from the evening of Thursday, 20th April 2023, to Sunday, 23rd April 2023.
Here are some activities and events happening in Dubai during the Eid Al Fitr weekend:
Watch incredible Eid fireworks.
The Eid Al Fitr fireworks displays in Dubai are a not-to-be-missed sight. Be mesmerised by the spectacular shows that will take place at various locations, including Dubai Festival City Mall, Bluewaters Island, The Pointe, Al Seef and Global Village.
Book A Staycation
Can't leave the country? Staycation is the way to go! Consider booking one of our vacation homes for a beautiful staycation to relax & rejuvenate. Take advantage of our special Eid Offers - book for 3 nights and have the 4th night free on us!
With the season-ending just after Eid Al Fitr, the upcoming long weekend presents the ideal opportunity to visit the immensely popular Global Village. Boasting over 30 country pavilions, over 100 food options, numerous games and rides, and many shopping destinations, Global Village offers a great way to spend your break. In addition, visitors can partake in the exciting festivities and performances that will take place during the long weekend, culminating in a unique Eid fireworks display that is sure to delight people of all ages.
Legoland playcation with the little ones
Legoland Dubai offers a range of activities for all ages, including more than 40 rides with Lego themes spread across its six zones. It's a great place to spend Eid Al Fitr, with options ranging from kid-friendly to high-octane. The Legoland Water Park is also available for those seeking to cool off.
Ticket prices start at AED 295, but children under three can enter for free. Legoland Dubai is located at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
The Museum of the Moon
The iconic Museum of the Moon has returned to OliOli's in Al Qouz. The world-renowned artist Luke Jerram's 5-meter replica of the moon, will take over OliOli's Creative Lab over Eid. Limited edition Family Passes start at Dhs269 for two children, and the same number of adults go free, making them ideal for families with two or more children. Access to the Museum of the Moon includes standard plus tickets starting at Dhs149.
Dubai Crocodile Park
Looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure? Visit the Dubai Crocodile Park, where you'll have the chance to get up close and personal with Nile crocodiles. It is a 20,000-square-meter park with everything you need for an unforgettable experience - climate-controlled water, top-notch safety measures, and plenty of space to go wild and snap some pics with your new crocodile pals.
But that's not all! The Dubai Crocodile Park is also home to an incredible natural history museum, an aquarium that'll transport you straight to an African lake, and loads of outdoor landscapes to explore. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or just looking for a unique day out with your crew, this park has got you covered.
So book your day with your friends and family and head to the Dubai Crocodile Park for wild and wacky fun. Tickets are available at the park entrance, so take advantage of this rad adventure.
Eid Al Fitr Feasting Frenzy
Celebrate Eid Al Fitr with Dubai's most fun dining experience. You can take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey with various culinary delights.
The little ones will love the Arabian Tea House's special workshop, where they can decorate dishes and enjoy a tasty brunch. At the same time, COYA's ceviche masterclass, followed by a three-course lunch, is perfect for a foodie adventure.
At Jumeirah Al Qasr, you can kick off your morning in style with a beachside breakfast at French Riviera Beach, enjoy the traditional Lebanese flavours with a sharing menu at Al Nafoorah, or treat yourself to a decadent dinner at The Hide steakhouse and grill restaurant and for the ultimate family fun, head to Black Tap enjoy and learn the secrets behind their famous crazy shakes.
Dubai is the go-to place for this festive celebration; with many traditional and modern festivities, You'll have endless options. So, brace yourselves for an unforgettable experience and prepare to make some seriously incredible memories. Take advantage of the grandest and most vibrant Eid Al Fitr celebration of 2023.
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