Dubai: Celebrating Eid Al Fitr in Dubai has never been more rewarding with a host of activities, events, entertainment, shopping experiences and more guaranteed to delight residents and visitors.
To ensure there’s no better place to spend time with family and loved ones over the holiday, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has curated a calendar of events for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai so that everyone can make the most of this special time and take advantage of the amazing activities and offers in store at locations citywide.
Fireworks and festive ambience
Don’t miss spectacular Eid Al Fitr fireworks during the first and second day of Eid at three separate locations across Dubai. Head down to blue waters and The Beach, JBR to watch a dazzling pyrotechnic display, or choose to stop by Etisalat by e& beach canteen at Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall, where a firework display will also mark the start of this year’s Dubai Food Festival, with the added attraction of roaming entertainment from Al Harbia and Al Ayyala Bands from 4PM and 10PM. And if that wasn’t enough, the skies above Dubai Parks and Resorts will be a blaze of colour with Eid-Al-Fitr fireworks.
There's still plenty of time to head down to Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall for the return of the crowd-favourite pop-up, etisalat by e& beach canteen, which runs from 21 April through until 7 May. This year’s edition celebrates 10 years of Dubai Food Festival and beach canteen, with a diverse and delicious range of gastronomy options, live entertainment, and kids’ activities. Tickets can only be purchased at the door, and entry is free for those under 12s and over 60s. Visit from 4PM to 11PM from Monday to Thursday, 4PM to 12AM on Fridays, 2PM to 12AM on Saturdays and 2PM to 11PM on Sundays.
Malls and shopping
Shop for AED 150 at stores in City Centre Deira (excluding Carrefour) and instantly receive 200 SHARE points to cover transfer fees when sending money abroad. To redeem the SHARE points, simply present shopping receipts or money transfer receipts to the City Centre Deira Customer Service team. Offer runs from 21 to 23 April, during mall opening hours, from 10AM to 12AM.
Celebrate Eid Al Fitr in Dubai at Oasis Mall between 22 and 25 April for four days of Eid fun and entertainment for the whole family. Stop by to watch amazing performances, dancers, jugglers, and other roaming entertainment acts. There’s also the chance for kids to unleash their inner artists with Eid greeting card workshops and art sessions, plus an Alice tea party, free face painting and other workshops. Retail and entertainment outlets are open from 10AM to 12AM daily.
‘Join the Celebration and Win Big this Eid’ at MercatoMall with a range of Eid-themed exciting events and activities from 4PM to 10PM daily from 21 to 23 April, including Samba Sensations: The Rio Show, a roaming Rio carnival, Diablo Juggling Show, Roller-skating & Sing Along, a bird design workshop, face painting, as well as storytelling and games. What’s more, shoppers spending AED 200 at Mercato Mall or Town Centre Jumeirah will have the chance to win AED20,000.
A-list artist Eida Al Menhaliwill perform an Eid Al Fitr in Dubai concert at Festival Bay in Dubai Festival City Mall on 23 April from 7PM to 12AM. Get there early for pre-concert entertainment with a DJ warming up the atmosphere with a 1.5-hour set to start the night. Tickets are priced at AED 299 upwards.
Don’t miss the performance by award-winning Indian actor and singer Ayushmann Khurrana as he performs at the Coca-Cola Arena on 23 April. Doors open at 7PM while the show begins at 9PM. Ticket prices start at AED 95, with reduced early bird promotional prices.
The much-loved classic musical West Side Story, directed by Lonny Price and in production with Jerome Robbins’ original Oscar-winning choreography, will grace the stage of the Dubai Opera from 25 to 30 April with shows every evening at 8PM, and additional shows at 2PM on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices start at AED 250.
Enjoy a live concert by Sherine Abdelwahab at the Coca-Cola Arena on 28 April, where the Egyptian singer will be sure to captivate the audience. The concert starts at 9:30PM, with doors opening at 8PM. Ticket prices start at AED 195.
On 28 and 29 April, catch the show Shikkat London - Tarek Al Ali at Dubai World Trade Centre at the Sheikh Rashid Hall for a family comedy fix. Ticket prices from AED 165.
Presented by Full Circle, Afroworld 3 is set to take over the Coca-Cola Arena on 29 April at 8PM, with doors opening at 5:30PM. Make sure to grab tickets before they sell out, with prices starting at AED 175.
Kids musical play Mr. Kind is the perfect treat for children. Performances will take place at Ibn Battuta Mall and Circle Mall, complete with original songs and entertaining characters that are a joy for kids to watch. And what’s more, it’s completely free. From 20 to 23 April, daily between 2PM and 10PM.
Experience Eid Wonders at Global Village from 20 to 29 April from 4PM to 12AM Sunday to Wednesday, and 4PM to 1AM from Thursday through Saturday. Browse over 3,500 shopping outlets offering an extensive assortment of Eid gifts and treats for sale, or enjoy delectable foods from a variety of cuisines with a choice of more than 250 dining options. Be sure to stop by the Eid Market and Majlis of the World, where, over the Eid weekend, young visitors have a chance to receive an Eidiya - a traditional Eid gift guaranteed to put a smile on little ones’ faces. There is also a range of performances such as qanun, oud, cello and harp players, a Tannoura dancer, a magician and more, with board games available to rent.
And keep an eye out for roaming entertainment of traditional bands and performances at malls across the city. On the first and second days of Eid, catch the traditional Al Harbia and Al Ayyala Band at the Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, Dubai Festival City Mall, City Walk, Al Seef, Circle Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall. The bands will then go on to City Centre Deira, Nakheel Mall and The Outlet Village.
Rewards and more
Win amazing prizes in the Eid Al-Fitr Raffle Campaign 2023 by spending AED 200 at any of the participating malls during operating hours. For each AED200 spent, receive a digital raffle coupon to qualify for a chance to win a share of AED 200,000 in prizes. The raffle draws will take place at selected participating locations on the last three days of Eid Al Fitr in Dubai, with 10 winners receiving AED 5,000, six winners picking up prizes of AED 10,000 and another six winners taking home AED 15,000 each.
Participating malls include Arabian Center, Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai Outlet Mall, Lulu Silicon Central, Mudon Community Center, Shorooq Community Center, Bay Avenue, Villanova Community Center, Al Khail Gate Community Center, Serena MarketPlace, Times Square Center, Al Warqa City Mall, Etihad Mall, Al Barsha Mall, Al Barsha South Mall and Nad Al Hamar.
Purchase a Blanzo Set for AED 35 from www.idealz.com or via the Idealz mobile app before 21 April to stand a chance of being one of two lucky winners taking home the Eid Al-Fitr Grand Prize of AED 500,000 each in cash.
Stay longer and pay less this Eid Al Fitr in Dubai at the five-star Waldorf Astoria Hotel Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Book for three nights or more and receive a 23 per cent reduction on select rooms. Or plan a trip to Park Hyatt Dubai and stay a minimum of four nights to receive exclusive rates. Use the savings to dine at one of the amazing resort restaurants, or choose to get pampered at the spa.
Relax aboard Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel over the long weekend and get a complimentary upgrade to a room with a sea view plus buffet breakfast, with early check-in and extended check-out times (based on availability) and a complementary heritage tour. Wind down the day with a delicious Eid buffet dinner at Lido restaurant. Booking rates begin at AED 549.
Book a stay for two nights or more at JA Lake View Hotel this Eid with the Ultimate Eid Staycation Experience package for AED 1,225 per night - breakfast and taxes inclusive - and receive amazing benefits such as a free room upgrade, 20 per cent off spa and dining, an AED 100 shopping voucher, two tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts, and an exciting shooting experience.
For AED 600 per night, enjoy a stay at Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City, Dubai until 23 April and get to check in early and check out late (based on availability). What’s more, get a 23 per cent reduction on the bill for food and select beverages from 5PM to 8PM at Twenty Three Rooftop.
Spend your Eid holiday at Two Seasons Hotel & Hotel Apartments between 21 and 23 April and receive great offers such as AED 100 off on spa treatments, 20 per cent off on F&B and laundry services, a late checkout, and promotional prices on attractions in Dubai that can be booked from the travel desk located in the main lobby.
Celebrate in special ways across the city during Eid Al Fitr in Dubai.