Dubai turns festive

The first day of Eid was celebrated across the city with much fervour with people from all nationalities and religions taking part in the festivities.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 27 Oct 2012, 9:22 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:35 PM

After the prayers and sacrifices, worshippers from across the emirate flocked to friends’ and neighbours’ houses to feast, before cutting loose for the day.

Traffic was at a minimum during the morning, but by mid-afternoon the roads started to become clogged. Residents and tourists alike flocked to shopping malls and parks to make the most of the holidays.

Every inch of Safa Park’s 64-hectares was filled, with queues at all entrances by about 4pm.

The crowds were mainly families, with many opting for more sedentary picnics and barbecues, rather than joining in the party games.

Digital media manager Jihad Ghaith, 24, said he headed to the local mosque near his aunt’s house for prayers at 6.45am. The most special thing about Eid Al Adha is the spirit of camaraderie, he said.

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