Eid al-Adha also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice” is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims all over the world. It is considered the holier of the two Eid celebrated worldwide each year. Eid al-Adha is commemorated to honor the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son according to God’s command. But before he could do that, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. That’s the reason during Eid al-Adha celebrations animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts. Out of which, one part is given to the poor and needy, another one is given to relatives and the last one is kept for family members.
This year, Eid al-Adha celebrations will begin on 11th August and commemorate on 12th August, which is subjected to the appearance of the moon that varies from country to country. On this special day, people dress in their best attires, offer prayers to God, and exchange greetings with friends and family members. Read further to find out amazing ways for Eid al-Adha celebrations in Dubai.
Enjoy Fireworks at the Yas Marina
Light up your Eid al-Adha evening by enjoying spectacular and mesmerizing firework display at Yas Marina. Watching the sky light up right in front of your eyes will be an amazing experience. You can also dine in at one of the restaurants nearby to bond with your loved ones during the festivities.
Shop at Dubai Festival City Mall
This Eid al-Adha, you can enjoy shopping with your friends and family at high-end brand showrooms and relish delicious cuisines at the food outlets in Dubai Festival City Mall. The retail shops will be open till midnight and the food outlets will be open until 1 am. Whether you need a glamorous outfit for a big family gathering or looking for last-minute Eid gifts, you will find everything in your budget at this famous Dubai Mall.
Enjoy Nancy Ajram & Saif Nabeel’s Live Performance
If you like to listen to Arabic music, then don’t miss Nancy Ajram, the Lebanese artist performing live along with Saif Nabeel, an Iraqi singer and composer at the Dubai World Trade Centre this Eid. Watching these two legends performing live will be a magical experience that will stay with you forever. The concert will be held on 15th August and the ticket price starts at AED 95.
Have Fun Splashing At Theme Parks
Visiting amazing theme parks are a sure shot way to enjoy Eid al-Adha in Dubai. Wild Wadi, Aquaventure Park and Laguna Waterpark are some of the best theme parks in Dubai when you can enjoy amazing rides and water slides. The Shark Lagoon at Aquaventure Waterpark will let you experience marine animal adventure and the Dolphin Bay will let you enjoy the natural dolphin habitat.
Relive Your Childhood at Dubai Opera Film Festival
From 15th to 30th August, Dubai Opera will be hosting a Disney movie marathon that will show 48 of classic Disney movies, such as Peter Pan, Beauty & the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. A great chance to relive your childhood while you share your experience with your little ones. The ticket prices start from Dh 40 for kids and Dh 60 for adults.
Celebrate with Family at Bollywood Parks Dubai
Bollywood Parks is a first theme park in the world dedicated to all things Bollywood. It is a family-friendly theme park styled just like a Bollywood movie set with cinematic rides, stage performances and stunt shows. A perfect place to have Eid celebrations with your family members amidst entertainment like never before. There are five zones to keep you entertained, several eating joints for a luxurious Indian dining experience and retail stores for fun shopping.
Mark your calendars to ensure fun festivities with friends, family and loved ones this coming Eid al-Adha.