As we come to the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Eid-Al-Fitr is officially upon us, which means a long weekend for many of us residents in the UAE and there’s a lot happening to celebrate Eid in Dubai!
Eid-Al-Fitr is predicted to happen on April 21st, with a public holiday then taking place from April 20th to April 23rd.
If you haven’t yet made plans but are wondering how you can make the most of this break, we’ve pulled together some of the fun things happening for Eid in Dubai this week.
A firework spectacular!
Who doesn’t love a firework show? Especially one that overlooks the iconic skyline of Dubai! Pure magic right?
This orchestrated light show is sure to be an unforgettable one, and is the perfect way to entertain the little ones too over the long break! The firework show will take place 9pm onwards to celebrate Eid in Dubai.
There’ll be smaller shows also taking place at Bluewaters Islands and Dubai Parks and Resorts if you’re looking for something more low key - and most probably a little less busy.
Entry is free and drivers can park at the RTA allocated lots. But if you are metro-ing it, then take a look at our Metro Map.
Bite into Dubai Food Festival
You’ll be surrounded by a range of street style food pop-ups that will take you on a trip around the world, all at a pocket friendly price and nothing calls for Eid more than a delicious platter of bites!
Not only that but there will be live-entertainment and child-friendly activities to check out!
Dubai Food Festival will be running through April 21st till May 7th and we’ve rounded up the best deals and happenings so you can just focus on what to order from the menu.
Ready to croc your world?
Well get ready for this!
A new Crocodile Park opened this week, and it's home to 250 Nile crocs!
This unique experience will allow you to take a look into the world of a reptile and learn more about these majestic creatures and we think it might be the perfect way to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr!
The park is located in Mushrif Park and will cost you AED 95 for an adult pass and AED 75 for children below 12. Opening hours are between 10am-10pm.
As TikTok obsessed as we are? Well you’ve probably been seeing the viral moon-shaped lake everyone can’t get enough of.
Yup, that’s the Moon Lake in Al Qudra Desert.
This crescent-shaped spot is a perfect escape within the desert for Eid-Al-Fitr, where you can enjoy a picnic, set up camp or just a photo opportunity! Take a relaxing trip and you might just spot some Arabian Gazelles and Oryx who are also frequent visitors!
Entry is free and the lake is open 24 hours for visiting. So, if you’re planning to camp, get there early to secure a stunning spot by the lake.
Soar over the Palm!
Looking for an adrenaline fix?
This hot-air balloon tethered on the beach of Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm, will soar you 300 metres above the ground – which is as high as a 100-storey building!
Take a trip above the clouds and see the beauty of the city from a whole new perspective? I mean, that’s one way to celebrate Eid in Dubai!
A ticket will cost you AED 175 per adult or AED 75 for children, including a soft-drink or warm beverage served at the end of the ride!
Take a trip around the world at Global Village
Visit over 90 countries in a day at Dubai’s iconic Global Village. From food, to thrills, live shows and entertainment, activities, shopping and more - it’s a one of a kind experience, that just keeps us coming back for more.
Head on over this weekend to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr before it closes for summer on April 29th and make the most of the extra opening hours they’ve got going on over Eid weekend, as well as a firework show happening over the weekend at 9pm!
Tickets cost AED 22.5 per person, although free tickets are available for children younger than three, senior citizens and People of Determination.
Online booking is required and opening times are 6pm-2am.
Take a trip to Expo City’s Ramadan and Eid Market
In case you haven’t checked it out yet, the Ramadan and Eid Market hosted at Expo City is a must see.
The Hai Ramadan Market is full of cultural and traditional activities. You can work your way through culture city or make the most of special Ramadan and Eid themed activities and food stations.
They also have heaps on for the little ones, such as history puzzles, face painting and cultural dance sessions. The fun doesn’t stop there - for adults, you can learn to cook a delicious arabic dish or get a henna tattoo which is just perfect for Eid-Al-Fitr!
The market is free of cost for entry but prices vary based on activities. Opening hours are 10am-12am and visitors can park at Expo City’s free allocated parking lots!
Indulge in a wholesome Eid brunch
Can’t call it Eid without delicious food, can we now?
Well how about you become the chef?
This Eid-Al-Fitr masterclass hosted by COYA is the perfect way to spend quality time with the family and cook up a storm.
Transport to Peru as the acclaimed chefs behind COYA teach you how to prepare the country’s national dish - ceviche!
After the hard work in the kitchen, you can then kick back and enjoy the restaurant’s signature three-course lunch which is just AED 395 for a selection of platters and spreads for Eid! (ugh, so good)
Head down over to COYA at Four Seasons in Jumeirah from 12:30pm onwards on April 23rd - Sunday!