Plan your Eid Al Fitr in Dubai, don't miss out on fun
Dubai - 'Eid in Dubai' will also have plenty of surprises and prizes for Eid shoppers
The 10th edition of the 'Eid in Dubai' celebrations ushers in a diverse line-up of events designed to offer memorable moments for families, residents and visitors.
'Eid in Dubai - Eid Al Fitr' will have concerts by Arab stars Majid Al Muhandis and Mohammed Al Shehhi, renowned cartoon character shows and performances by roaming artists hosted by malls, in addition to Modhesh World, one of the most popular indoor edutainment destinations in the region.
'Eid in Dubai' will also have plenty of surprises and prizes for Eid shoppers with the 'Shop, Spin & Win' promotion offering Dh250,000 in instant prizes.
Saeed Mohammad Measam Al Falasi, executive director of retail and strategic alliances, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) an agency of Dubai Tourism, said: "As an annual celebration that unites people of different nationalities from across Dubai, there is a great deal of anticipation surrounding the 'Eid in Dubai' events. In celebrating a decade of success this year we want to ensure that everyone in the emirate feels the joy of Eid, in keeping to the true spirit of the Eid in Dubai slogan 'United in Celebration'."
Meanwhile, the Dubai Municipality has completed its preparations for Eid Al Fitr and the operation rooms will work during the holidays to meet the public influx in parks, resorts and markets. The working hours of the emirate's abattoirs will be from 7am to 2pm with team of butchers and veterinarians ready for emergencies. All the markets will be open throughout Eid, except for Naif Souq, Souq Al Shaabi and the Falcon Center, which will be closed for the first day of Eid.
The doors of public parks will be open from 8am until 12 midnight and entry will be free for 'people of determination' and the elderly aged above 60 years. Dubai Children's City has prepared special programmes for children for three days starting from the second day of Eid, which include Tarzan, Peter Pan and Math Alive shows.
With Eid coinciding with schools across the UAE closing for the summer, Dubai Airports is anticipating heightened traffic during the week with over 1.9 million passengers expected to pass through Dubai International Airport. They have readied extra staff and prepared a wide array of activities, promotions and entertainment options as it prepares for the Eid holiday rush.
The busiest day for departures was Friday, June 23 with over 76,000 departing passengers, while June 30 will be the busiest day for total traffic (departing, arriving and connecting) with over 262,000 customers. As is the case during each peak traffic season, Dubai Airports, in collaboration with airlines and other partners, is taking a number of steps to ensure passenger volumes don't affect service.
Entertainment activities at malls in DubaiIbn Battuta Mall
The Flintstones - BedRock Star talent show will be held to find the most talented act and crown the winner of the BedRock Star. Kids can enjoy the workshop area for arts and crafts activities.
Dubai Festival City
The Novo Overdrive Classic Car Exhibition will exhibit eight of rarest and best classic cars, two of which are featured on the movie Overdrive. You can be part of the Power Puff Girls activation.
The streets of Mercato will come alive during Eid with a variety of energetic and captivating international circus shows, incredible roaming parades and kids circus workshops.
Dragon Mart 2
Watch the renowned character Beep Beep in action with three shows daily - each of 20 minutes duration. Families can also watch the Road Runner at a live show and participate in the workshops.
The Outlet Village
Bazaar Al Mazyoona is an upscale market that displays the latest collection of abayas, jalabayas and jewellery designed by regional designers and enjoy exclusive Eid Al Fitr shopping offers.
Mall of the Emirates
Celebrate this Eid and win an Eidiya worth Dh5,000 in Gift Card at the Mall of the Emirates. Ski in the heat of summer, or relax and head for a movie at one of the VOX theatres.
Not-to-miss events> Concert
Local music icon Mohammed Al Shehhi will light up the celebrations at a concert to be held on 30 June at Dubai Opera.
> Family shopping
During the three days of Eid, lucky shoppers will get a chance to 'Spin the Wheel' at City Center Shindagha, Oasis Mall and Burjuman Mall.
> Modhesh world
Eid holidays are celebrated at Modhesh World from 10am all the way till midnight. Entry tickets are Dh20; free for kids under two years.
> Roaming artists
Clowns, jugglers and comedians will perform at various malls including City Centre Deira, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City, Ibn Battuta Mall and CITY WALK.