Eid al-Adha, meaning the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’ is the second of the two prominent religious holidays celebrated in Islam, with the other one being the Eid al-Fitr.
While Eid al-Adha is supposed to be an occasion for celebrating spirituality, the best way to celebrate the moment is to have quality time with your loved ones. Through this article, we will list the family-friendly Eid al-Adha activities currently going on in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai Summer Surprises
One of the anticipated events of the UAE, the 2023 chapter of the Dubai Summer Surprises is also coinciding with Eid al-Adha. Pianist Hussain Al Jassmi, and singers Kadim Al Sahir and Mohammad Abdo will be gracing the event’s opening weekend.
Also, as part of DSS 2023’s family-friendly activities, you have special Eid promotions, which will be running until July 9 at the Dubai malls and community shopping centres. Under the sale offer, retailers are providing up to 75% off normal prices, along with the buy-one-get-one-free ones. There is also the thing called ‘Glittering City of Gold’ promotion, with a prize money of Dh100, 000, along with a complimentary gold coin. Also, diamond and pearl pieces will have up to 75% discount at the Dubai Jewellery Group’s 150 outlets throughout the Emirates.
Fireworks At Dubai Parks & Resorts
From July 1, 2023, Dubai Parks & Resorts will have dazzling fireworks displays at exactly 9 pm for five consecutive nights. Also, don’t miss out on the ‘Dino Mania Parade’ (the famous 45-minute dinosaur parade in an interactive prehistoric world) at ‘Riverland Dubai’. And last but not least, you can enjoy the ‘Summer Family Deal’ at ‘Viva Ristorante’ at a price tag of Dh149, while kids can eat free at Dubai’s ‘Al Mashowa Restaurant’ for annual pass holders.
Perfect Family Outings At Al Seef
The 1.8 km waterfront promenade along the bank of Dubai Creek will witness the assimilation of tradition and modernity in a giant Eid market, thus making the whole experience an enjoyable one for families. A wide array of dining options, handmade Eid gifts, dhow cruises, family selfies at the Museum of Illusions, name anything, Al Seef will have that.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai’s famous shopping hub will have a collection of traditional food items and local crafts, along with street performances at every corner. Be prepared to enjoy a night of traditional falconry displays, bagpipe tunes, and performances from drummers and hand-pan players.
Pyrotechnic Show At Dubai Festival City
The event will occur at 9 pm on June 29. Also don’t miss out on the experiences at the Dubai Festival City Mall’s new ‘Vox Cinemas’ multiplex, which will host an ‘Imagine Show’, a jaw-dropping immersive laser, light and water event. The mall will also have other forms of entertainment during the Eid weekend.
Abu Dhabi Summer Shopping Season
The 25 Abu Dhabi malls are currently offering glittering shopping experiences and deals, as part of the ‘2023 Abu Dhabi Summer Shopping Season’. You will have product offers spanning over 3,500 brands, along with fashion partnerships, and specially curated events with leading magazines. These events will throw the latest insights into fashion, beauty and styling.
Folk Dances & More At Yas Mall
Traditional Ayallah and Harbeyah folk dancers will take centerstage during the Eid weekends. Also, the nearby Town Square will have live oud music, and henna art and crafts sessions for kids. And also don’t miss out on the fireworks at Yas Bay.
Street Theatre At Makani Al-Ain Mall
One of the distinctive shopping locations of the UAE will host six shows of world-class street theatre, beginning this Eid weekend and going on until July 16. The shows will be conducted during the weekends, with performances like juggling acts and clown comedy turns set to steal the thunder.
Kids’ Play Zone At The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Giving quality time to your kids is a must during a family outing. Level 3 of Galleria Mall will be the perfect option for your children as it will have fun and learning activities like face painting and life-sized board games. Admission to this play arena will be free of cost for your kids, if you present a receipt of at least Dh200 from any mall store.
Puppet Show At Deerfields Mall
An Arabian-themed event will impart lessons on friendship, mutual understanding, and love for the nation. Deerfields Mall will host Grandfather Hakim, a wise camel, and his grandson, Hamadi and his animal friends. Apart from this, the mall will have big discounts from June 27, at its various stores. Also, the venue’s mascots, Reem and Rashid, will distribute Eidiya to a few lucky customers.
Kayaking At Al Naeem Mall
The Emirati city will become a spot for kayaking during the Eid al-Adha. Also, you will have activities like traditional henna application, balloon bending, face painting and DIY playdough. To sweeten the matter more, there is a mega raffle draw, which will offer the winner a ‘Geely Coolray 2024 Cruise Control’.
Eid al-Adha Mega Sales Fair
Let’s complete the article by talking about Sharjah’s showpiece annual family shopping event, which is back for its 2023 chapter for 10 days. The event will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah till July 2, with shoppers getting discounts of up to 80% on consumer products of well-known brands.