Eid Al Adha

From 12th to 15th August, the whole of UAE is set for a long pleasant weekend, thanks to Eid Al Adha holidays. Of course, there are plenty of things to do in UAE during Eid and we welcome you to take a look at our perfect guide of celebrating Eid Al Adha. Be it family-friendly activities or leisure / cultural events or even suggestions to get sporty, our critical picks will help you to 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, La Perle by Dragone, Dubai Parks and Resorts & Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

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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 four zones, you can look forward to some incredible experiences such as street parade with your most adored cartoon/superhero characters. You’ll also get to take in many amazing performances including stilt walking, to name a few. along with a special Eid buffet at just AED 75.

Furthermore, Eid Al Adha is the best time to enjoy your favorite shows at huge discounts as prices are slashed down during the Eid period at La Perle DubaiDubai Parks and Resorts to have some amazing Eid promotion up their sleeves for Eid celebrations. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is offering extended park hours till 10 pm daily till 16 August.

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

Eid Holidays Super Savers

Those of you who delight in retail therapy would be pleased to know about the exciting Eid Al Adha promotions and raffle draws. The city’s bazaars offer great bargains and malls offer delightful discounts. Be sure to check out Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates to avail hot deals on an amazing assortment of merchandise. This year Dubai assures prizes and promotions worth AED 250000 during Eid celebrations at various malls across Dubai.

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 discount.

3. Immerse in the Brilliant Eid Al Adha Festivities

Dubai Festival City FireWorks

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

In Dubai: Dubai Festival City: 11-12August from 8 pm till 10 pm

In Abu Dhabi: Fireworks show at Yas Marina: First three days of Eid at 9.00 pm.

4. Family Fun with Al Seef Eid Celebration, Children’s City, Modhesh World, Ibn Battuta Mall & More

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Let your little ones get themselves away from iPad and PlayStation 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, one of Dubai’s ultimate leisure venues. Not just kids but grownups too can also enjoy a pleasant time at Children’s City in Dubai where Eid celebrations will be at full swing with workshops and recreational activities.  You can also participate in special Eid Adha celebrations at Modhesh World. Here, you’ll be able to win special prizes as well as a chance to win a brand new car.

Also, don’t miss the ‘Flower Show for Children at Ibn Battuta Mall and the spectacular Looney Tunes live shows, games, and activities.

Now if you’re in Abu Dhabi, watch out for some distinct family-based experiences at The Galleria (Al Maryah Island) whose main highlights cover Ayyalah’s performance, an Arabian tent where traditional dates and coffee are served, and henna tattooing.

Date & Venue

  • Eid Fun at Al Seef, Dubai: 11 and 12 August.
  • Eid Celebrations at Children’s City, Dubai: 12 and 13 August
  • Eid Al Adha Celebration with Modhesh World Halls, Dubai: Till 24 August
  • Eid at Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai (09 August to 17 August)
  • Eid Al Adha Celebrations at The Galleria, Abu Dhabi: Till 12 August from 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

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. Make the most of it’s inclusive of four Ferrari World tickets at exceptional rates. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy your Eid holiday with your family and have some memorable fun.

Don’t miss out to relish the finest Arabian and Italian cuisines during this five-day event, together with several live Arabian performances, traditional activities (face painting, henna painting, etc).

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

Farriers Restaurant

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, Dubai

has some excellent choices. With the breathtaking views of the Dubai Canal, sample the finest Korean and Japanese specialties at Namu Restaurant & Lounge. 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 resist your craving for desserts? Be sure to taste the special Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich available for less than AED 50 in Business Bay’s Unicorn Vibes.

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

Sunidhi Chauhan Live Dubai

Things to do in UAE during Eid holidays also include an excellent array of events and live performances, mainly in Dubai. With mind-boggling concerts, the entertainment buffs and music lovers can’t find a better way to add to their long weekend. Yes, you’ll get to watch such brilliant talents such as  Lebanese artist Nancy Ajram and Iraqi singer Saif Nabeel performing live. This year Dubai will be a host to the Indie-pop band ‘The 1975’ who host their first-ever live concert in Dubai during Eid. Groove to some trendy music and popular Bollywood remixes with DJ Aqueel at Speed Bash 2019. Also, enjoy some sidesplitting standup comedy by Laughter Factory at TRYP by Wyndham.

Date, Timing & Venue

  • Nancy Ajram and Saif Nabeel Live: 15 August at Dubai World Trade Centre from 9 pm onwards.
  • 1975 Live concert: 14 August at Coca-Cola Arena from 7 pm onwards.
  • Speed Bash 2019 with DJ Aqueel: 15 August at Zabeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre from 10 pm till 3 am.
  • Laughter Factory: 15 August at TRYP by Wyndham from 9 pm.

8. Energize Yourself with Some Sporty Goodness

Ninja Warriors Challenge Dubai

If you wish to add some sporty fun and leisure to your holidays, don’t miss Dubai Sports World which is held at Sheikh Saeed Halls and Trade Centre Arena, DWTC, until September 8. Perfect for all ages and abilities, it offers superb options for multiple sports including football, cricket, basketball, badminton, ping pong, rugby, tennis, and squash. Apart from these, check out its exclusive gymnastic area and test your fitness levels with activities like Ninja Warriors Challenge.

9. Go a Little Further Afield

Umm al Quwain

Set out to discover a bit more than ordinary on your Eid holidays, especially if you’re bored of all usual sights and sounds around. Consider going on a day trip in and around UAE such as Liwa Oasis, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, Musandam, etc – all of which allow for a host of nature-based fun and adventure experiences. Take, for instance, Ras Al Khaimah which lines up for you 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. Dependent on your budget and preferences, you can further venture out to your dream holiday spot or even choose a surprisingly remarkable location that is often slid under the radar.

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10. Celebrate Eid Holidays with an Emirati Flavor

Al Jahili Fort

From special exhibitions, 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 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.


With this special list, we hope you could easily incorporate some of these amazing activities on 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.

    4. Avatar for Rezmin

      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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