From June 16 to 19, the whole of the UAE is set for a long, pleasant break, thanks to the Eid Al Adha holidays. Of course, there are plenty of things to do in the UAE during Eid, and we welcome you to take a look at our perfect guide to celebrating Eid Al Adha. Be it family-friendly activities, leisure or cultural events, or even suggestions to get sporty, our critical picks will help you make the most of your extended weekend while not an inch skimping on fun and entertainment elements.

Top Things to do in UAE during Eid Al Adha

1. Delightful experiences at IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts, & Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi


This is your chance to indulge in absolute amusement and entertainment at IMG Worlds of Adventure. Besides an exhilarating repertoire of rides and attractions across its diverse zones, you can look forward to some incredible experiences with the Eid-special festivities.

Dubai Parks and Resorts, too, have some amazing Eid promotions up their sleeves for Eid celebrations. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi also offers Eid-exclusive entertainment.

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2. Make your Eid Holidays a Fabulous Time to Spend & Win

Those of you who delight in retail therapy would be pleased to know about the exciting Eid Al Adha promotions and raffle draws. The bazaars and malls across Abu Dhabi and Dubai offer delightful discounts. Be sure to check out Yas Mall to avail of hot deals on an amazing assortment of merchandise with the chance to win a brand-new Tesla car. You can also head to Bawabat Al Sharq Mall to participate in its “Shop & Win Your Eidiyyah” promotion and return with gifts worth AED 100,000.

Planning to fly into Dubai to celebrate Eid Al Adha? Don’t miss the special discount deal offered by Dubai Duty-Free outlets across all terminals. From jewelry, cosmetics, and apparel to perfumes and sunglasses, this allows you to shop your favorite merchandise in all categories at discounted rates.

3. Immerse in the Brilliant Eid Al Adha Festivities

Eid Al Adha Festivities

Don’t miss the illuminating spectacle at night. Yes, we refer to the spectacular Eid fireworks display held across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the best part is that you can marvel at it free of charge. Not alone these, you’ll be able to soak up all the leisure, fun, and entertainment surrounding the Eid celebrations. Here are some of the most recommended locations to take in this phenomenal sight.


  • Dubai Festival City
  • Palm Jumeirah
Abu Dhabi:
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Al Dhafra
  • Madinat Zayed Public Park

4. Family Fun with Al Seef Eid Celebration, Children’s City, House of Artisans, & More

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Let your little ones get themselves away from iPads and PlayStations as you try something different during Eid holidays in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which comes with the added benefit of some quality family time.

Enjoy special attractions, live shows, and kid-special games and workshops at Al Seef, making it one of the top things to do in Dubai. Not just kids but grownups can also enjoy a pleasant time at Children’s City in Dubai, where Eid celebrations will be in full swing with workshops and recreational activities.

If you’re in Abu Dhabi, don’t miss the traditional experiences at the House of Artisans within Qasr Al Hosn and Manarat Al Saadiyat.

5. Join Special Eid Celebrations at Ferrari World Theme Park

Ferrari World Theme Park on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island brings you an array of activities to jazz up this festive occasion from June 17 to 20. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy your Eid holiday with your family and have memorable fun.

Don’t miss out on relishing the finest cuisines during this four-day event, together with several live Ayala dancers’ show and traditional activities (like Arabic calligraphy, Eidiya, face painting, henna painting, etc.).

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6. Enjoy a Bounty of Finest Food with a Dose of Culture

Bounty of Finest Food

Gear up for a lavish feast as part of your Eid Al Adha celebrations! Join in for a special Eid Al Adha buffet meal featuring scrumptious Middle Eastern delicacies. Make your way to one of the dining venues at luxury hotels such as Jumeirah Hotels and Address Hotels to relish authentic Arabian specialties and international cuisines in a quaint and soulful ambiance with the added bonus of several cultural entertainments and activities.

Alternatively, if you wish to try something new and trendy during Eid Al Adha, Abu Dhabi has some excellent choices. With the breathtaking city skyline views, sample the finest fusion specialties at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s Sahha. For seafood lovers, we recommend 3 Fils in Jumeirah, which feasts your senses with creative flavors such as spicy tuna sushi, duck waffles, Fremantle octopus, etc. Can’t you resist your craving for desserts? Be sure to taste the special Kunafa at Nablus Kunafa in Al Seef.

7. Gear Up for Live Entertainment that You Won’t forget

 Live Entertainment

Things to do in the UAE during Eid holidays also include an excellent array of events and live performances. With mind-boggling concerts, the entertainment buffs and music lovers can’t find a better way to add to their holidays. Yes, you can watch Royal Shakespeare Company’s iconic performance, Matilda The Musical.

Date, Timing & Venue

  • Matilda The Musical: June 19 to 2023 at Etihad Arena from 18:30 hrs.

8. Energize Yourself with Sporty Goodness


If you wish to add sporty fun and leisure to your holidays, don’t miss Coca-Cola Fanzone by McGettigan’s, held at the Agenda, Dubai Media City, until June 14. With tickets ranging from AED 55 to AED 1500, it is a must-experience for football lovers.

9. Go a Little Further Afield


Set out to discover more than the ordinary on your Eid holidays, especially if you’re bored of all the usual sights and sounds around. Consider going on a day trip in and around the UAE, such as to Liwa Oasis, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, etc., all of which allow nature-based fun and adventure experiences. Take, for instance, Ras Al Khaimah, which lines up excellent options by way of horse and camel ride, desert safari and camping, mountain excursions to Jebel Jais, golfing amid picturesque background, and thrilling karting experience at RAK Track. There are also plenty of things to do in Musandam. Subject to your budget and preferences, you can further venture out to your dream holiday spot or even choose a surprisingly remarkable location often slid under the radar.

10. Celebrate Eid Holidays with an Emirati Flavor

Eid Holidays with an Emirati Flavor

From special exhibitions to workshops and cultural events, there is an assortment of programs focused on the region’s culture and traditions to give a traditional touch to your Eid celebration in the UAE. If you’re looking for more things to do in the UAE during Eid Al Adha, visit museums, go on a desert safari, or take a dinner dhow cruise along Dubai Creek, Dubai Marina or Dubai Canal – all are definite to offer a timeless Arabian experience. There are also fantastic UAE road trips to consider this Eid Al Adha.


1. What is Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al Adha is one of the most significant religious festivals in the UAE. It is also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” celebrated to honor the readiness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

2. When is Eid Al Adha 2024 celebrated in the UAE?

This festival is observed on the tenth day of Dul Hajj, the Islamic lunar month, which coincides with June 17 on the Gregorian calendar.

3. How do Emiratis, visitors, and expats celebrate Eid in the UAE?

A whole lot of attractions, events, and experiences are lined up for Eid, allowing people of every age and preference to immerse themselves in Eid fervor. Witness fireworks displays, watch live concerts, participate in sports events, and enjoy exclusive Eid discounts at theme parks, malls, hotels, etc.

4. What are the top things to do in the UAE during the Eid Al Adha holidays?

  • Visit the legendary attractions, such as Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and Qasr Al Hosn.
  • See fireworks displays across the iconic locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • Tour theme parks like Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and IMG Worlds of Adventure.
  • Engage in cultural and traditional experiences, especially at the House of Artisans and Manarat Al Saadiyat.

5. Are there any special gastronomic sessions during Eid Al Adha?

Yes, most restaurants, cafes, and top-notch dining venues in the UAE offer exclusive Eid buffets, dinners, etc.


Abu Dhabi and Dubai in Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr present a vast repertoire of attractions and experiences, which also applies to the Eid Al Adha holidays. With this special list, we hope you can easily incorporate some of these amazing activities into your Eid Adha holidays. Have a blessed and joyous Eid Al Adha, wherein all your sacrifices are accepted and prayers answered!

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.

  • 4 thoughts on “Things to do in UAE during Eid Al Adha Holidays
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      With so much fun, entertainment, firework display, and attractive offers on shopping, it will be a discreet decision to plan a UAE holiday during Eid Al Adha.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      The Eid Al Adha promotions and raffle draws are exciting. They are the best way to draw visitors to lighten up their wallets’ weight. The offer is very temping and have to give it a try.

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      Thanks for demonstrating how exciting it can be to vacation in Dubai during Eid Al Adha. I am excited about the shop, spin, and win coupons. Will plan my vacation during August.

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      Enjoyed reading the article above, really explains everything in detail, the article is extremely interesting and effective. Thank you and good luck in the
      upcoming articles.
      King regards,
      Balle Raahauge

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