Eid Al Fitr

Ramadan in Dubai is in its final 10 days, which means Eid Al Fitr, or the Festival of Breaking of the Fast, is almost here, offering an extended weekend that span three to four days, depending on the moon sighting, from April 20 to April 24. This indicates plenty of time to experience not only the timeless traditions and boundless energy as part of Eid Al Fitr but also to check out the endlessly new and refreshing things to do in Dubai.

If you’re stuck on how to effectively fill in your holidays, use this comprehensive guide featuring the best things to do in Eid Al Fitr in Dubai, from live Dubai events and special shopping deals to theme park ideas and more.

Things to do in Dubai during Eid Al Fitr

1. Spectacle Striking Eid Fireworks @ Bluewaters Island, The Beach, DPR, and Global Village

Burj Khalifa
Get into the unrivaled enthusiasm and spirit of

Eid Al Fitr in Dubai

by making your way to the activity-packed Dubai Festival City – a waterfront community that is aptly called a city within a city. As usual, it puts on an exclusive program of Eid celebrations, mainly the two astounding musical fireworks show which you can watch it for free on June 5 and June 6 at 20:00 hrs and 22:00 hrs. You can further head over to spots including the vibrant La Mer beach and classic Al Seef to watch imposing fireworks display (starting from 21:00 hrs).

Date & Timings:

  • Bluewaters Island and The Beach, JBR: 21:00 hrs on April 22, 2023
  • Dubai Parks™ and Resort: Between 19:00 hrs and 21:00 hrs on April 22, 2023
  • Global Village: 21:00 hrs from April 21 to April 29, 2023

2. Exclusive Eid Shopping Deals: Enjoy Exclusive Discounts & Win Jaw-Dropping Prizes


This Eid, pick up the favorite items on your shopping list. After all, most of Dubai’s malls, boutiques, souks, etc., offer unbelievable Eid discounts and promotions, assuring hundreds of dirhams in savings. Purchase your favorite gadgets with up to 75% off, thanks to the Sharaf DG Mega Sale. And the best thing is that you can even win incredible prizes for your Eid shopping every year. Did we say you can take it to the next level this time?

Shop for a minimum of AED 200 between April 12 and 22 at the participating malls and stand a chance to win special gifts with a digital raffle coupon. If you are among the first six fortunate winners, you can return with the highest winning money worth AED 15,000. That’s not all; six other lucky shoppers can win a cash amount of AED 10,000 each, while ten Eid Al Fitr raffle winners can grab an amount of AED 5,000 each. The winners will be chosen during Eid Al Fitr’s last three days.

You can also win the Eid Al Fitr Grand Prize, whose prize money is a whopping AED 1 million. All you need to do to get your name entered for this prize is buy a Blanzo set for a minimum amount of AED 35 through Idealz’s app or website from March 13 to April 21. Two winners will be picked during the draw from April 21 to 23, who can take home AED 500,000 each.

3. Explore Something Brand-New and Exciting: Visit Crocodile Park

Crocodile Park in dubai

Recently, Dubai has witnessed the launch of some of the most astonishing attractions, such as AYA Universe, Museum of the Future, Sky Views Dubai, the View at the Palm, etc. But are you aware of Dubai’s latest attraction that opened right before the Eid Al Fitr holidays? It’s the much-awaited Dubai Crocodile Park!

This family-friendly park spans 20,000 square meters and boasts 250 Nile crocodiles, from babies to adult crocs, in a setting close to their original habitat with rivers, waterfalls, sandbanks, etc. But, there is more to see here, such as an African-themed aquarium and a natural history, to name a few. Make the most of your Eid break to experience it all in a safe, serene ambiance. It’s open on all days from 10:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs.

4. Watch Live Entertainment Shows

Opera House Dubai

Another way to celebrate your Eid holidays is to witness live shows by some of the most gifted artists. Step into Coco-Cola Arena to watch Ayushmann Khurrana Live or enjoy an eclectic performance by the Emirati singer Eida Al Menhali at Dubai Festival City Mall. You can head to the Dubai Opera to transport yourself to a nostalgic era with Taher Mamelli Live or find yourself in splits with live comedy shows like Max Amini Live (at the Dubai World Trade Centre).

Date, Timing, Venue, & Ticket Price

  • Ayushmann Khurrana Live (April 23): From 21:00 hrs at Coca-Cola Arena; ticket price from AED 95
  • Eida Al Menhali Live (April 23): From 19:00 hrs at Dubai Festival City Mall; ticket price from AED 299
  • Taher Mamelli Live (April 22): From 20:00 hrs at Dubai Opera; ticket price from AED 195
  • Max Amini Live (April 24): From 21:00 hrs at Dubai World Trade Centre (Sheikh Rashid Hall); ticket price from AED 295

5. Visit Hatta Wadi Hub for your Dose of High-Energy Adventure and Amusement

Hatta Wadi Hub in Dubai

There is no shortage of theme parks in Dubai. But if you wish to make your Eid break extra special with some outdoor action and thrills, you can visit Hatta Wadi Hub. Yes, it allows you to indulge in various activities amid the picturesque beauty of the Hajjar Mountains. You can try net walking, archery, ziplining, wall climbing, etc. Water enthusiasts are in for endless amusement with Hatta Drop-In. As some of these activities will close in May, there is no better time to enjoy them all than during the Eid holidays.

6. Check out Etisalat by e& Beach Canteen & Seasonal Attractions

This vibrant dining pop-up in the Jumeirah area is a must-visit for endless dining, amusement, and entertainment options. It is special this year as it celebrates Dubai Food Festival’s 10th edition. It will last for 17 days, from April 21 to May 7. In addition, you can utilize your Eid break to visit Dubai’s other top seasonal venues, like Dubai Miracle Garden and Global Village, before it closes for the season.

7. Plan an Exclusive Day Out with Kids: Mr. Kind, Samba Sensations, Majlis of the World, and Children’s City

Keep your little ones engrossed and entertained during the Eid holidays with a continuum of activities and attractions exclusively designed for kids.

For families with kids, a must-visit during this Eid holiday is Ibn Battuta Mall. From April 20 to 23, its China Court is all set to become the venue for an incredible live music act where Mr. Kind, a bright heart-shaped mascot, and his companion, Lele, will regale your little ones with a thoughtful storyline of love, sharing, and kindness. It takes place from 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs.

Let your kids be part of lively fun with Samba Sensations: The Rio Show at Mercato Mall or experience the fascinating local Emirati culture and heritage with Majlis of the World at Global Village, which has also lined up exclusive Eid festivities for all ages. Above all, be sure to visit Children’s City (on the three days of Eid Al Fitr), which organizes amazing kid-specific entertainment programs from 16:00 to 19:30 hrs.

8. Grab a Lavish Bite for Less

Food in Dubai

Eid Al Fitr brings tons of options for gastronomic fans as well. Join special Eid Al Fitr festivities that await you at some of Dubai’s finest hotels. At Habtoor Grand Resort’s Autograph Collection, you can relish a delicious Eid Al Fitr buffet with live cooking stations and music at AED 250 per person from 12:30 to 16:30 hrs.

Another option for your Eid dining is Address Fountain Views in Downtown Dubai, which offers an Eid special buffet with local and international specialties at AED 275 per person from 18:30 to 21:00 hrs. You can further sample authentic Arabic cuisines for just AED 169 person Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel’s M One Restaurant. Kids from 6 to 12 years can enjoy the buffet for AED 65.

Apart from these, you can enjoy a lavish Eid-special menu for as low as AED 99 per person at Café Society Dubai Marina, available from 12:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs.

9. Get Arty


Beyond its staggering array of shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment options, Dubai is a creative enclave. Eid in Dubai is a perfect time to grab some traditions or culture, admire art pieces by renowned artists, or even support budding local and international talents. To satiate your creative side this Eid, visit some art galleries, museums, souks, and other classic attractions, mainly spread across the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.

10. Enjoy Luxurious Stay

Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai

Whether you’re a visitor looking to have a pampered holiday at affordable rates or a Dubai resident who doesn’t have time for a getaway, Eid Al Fitr is the time to unwind and treat yourself to an extravagant stay. Most of the top-notch hotels and resorts in the emirate astonish you with fantastic Eid promotions and deals. For instance, Address Dubai Mall offers a luxurious stay with about 30% off. Vida Downtown also provides up to 40% discount on their superb accommodation, besides several complementary add-ons. With most premium accommodations likely to turn up with last-minute deals, make sure that you keep an eye out for more surprises.

Things to Know during  Eid Al Fitr in Dubai

Look upon the glittering skyscraper, soak in the sun, take advantage of blockbuster sales and rewards, and have playtime with your kids at record-breaking rides. But besides the fireworks and time with family and friends, here are some important things that you must know to enjoy the festival like a local :

  • Eid Al Fitr is a joyful festival that marks the Ramadan, the period during which the followers of Islam are on fast. Once the new moon of the month of Shawwal appears in the sky, the main committee will announce the end of Ramadan.
  • The festival lasts three days and is a public holiday in the UAE. The restaurants and stores will remain open with a difference in usual timings.
  • People greet each other by saying “Eid Mubarak” which translates to “Happy Eid.”
  • During the festival, people wake up early, get well-dressed, and offer morning prayers in the mosque. Later, people meet and greet with the customary gifts exchange, followed by a grand feast at lunch.
  • Dubai at this time is the most alive and vibrant, with locals and tourists, Muslims and non-Muslims, going out and celebrating on a large scale. A myriad of activities in parks, pulsating adventures on dunes, lots of shopping, and huge concerts are things to observe.
  • On top of that, the city hosts multiple breakfasts, lunches, and brunches to let your appetite dance with taste. The extensive variety of 3-course meals will force you to lick your fingers. From traditional dishes to modern cuisine, from slow-cooked luscious meat to jelly desserts, the restaurants are brimming with all kinds of delicious options.
  • Take advantage of the combo deals which can give you the experience of dual kinds of entertainment at a very reasonable or half rate.


As we’ve done our part, now it’s your turn to make the most of things happening in Dubai during Eid. We wish you all an immensely blessed Eid Al Fitr with wonderful moments of joy, love, and togetherness!

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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