How the Capital going to celebrate Eid
People engaged in shopping ahead of Eid Al Fitr in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi - Highlights of events all set to welcome Eid Al Fitr in Abu Dhabi
Every mall in the emirate, and every tourist attraction too, are all set to welcome Eid Al Fitr with various concerts, children's shows and promotions.
Massive queues are expected over the Eid holidays at Al Ain Zoo, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World. Large crowds will also take over malls, as the hot weather will mar the traditional Eid celebrations of picnic in the park.
From dozens of Eid celebrations in the capital, Khaleej Times has picked a few favourites:
Ferrari World on Abu Dhabi's Yas island will host an array of colourful decorations and traditional shows from across the GCC this July 7-9. Furthermore, the park will welcome Eid Al Fitr with extended opening hours, until 10pm from the first day of Eid until July 9.
Traditional Emirati 'Al Ayala', 'Harbia' and 'Khaleeji' shows will take place on the La Piazza Stage, as well as the 'Al Jenadriyah' dance from Saudi Arabia and the Omani 'Al Az'i'.
There will be special entertainment for children too, including a balloon twister, face painter, henna artist, falcon handler and a bubble performer, while in the art area next to the stage, kids will get to create lanterns, tissue paper stained glass and colour in Eid illustrations.
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Face painters, balloon benders, stilt walkers, clowns and caricaturists will roam throughout the Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain during the three-day Eid celebrations. Besides, there will be acrobatic performances, light shows and a magical box ballerina dance show. Fans of fiction and fantasy will go on a journey through the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', a play based on a children's book.
Meanwhile, two other shows, Dinosaur Zoo Live and Hello Kitty Live - Fashion and Friends, will see the return of Abu Dhabi Summer Season during Eid.
Hello Kitty will take place at the Western Region Culture Centre in Madinat Zayed on July 7, Al Ain Municipality on July 8 and Al Raha Beach Theatre on July 9.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ticket prices start at Dh230 for juniors (guests below 1.3 metres) and Dh275 for adults (above 1.3 metres).
In the Green City, the Al Ain Palace Museum is welcoming Eid Al Fitr with several traditional activities. In the second and third days of Eid, from 4pm to 8pm, there will be workshops on clay pottery for incense burning, photo sessions in traditional attires, competitions based on heritage related questions and Al Ayalah traditional Emirati folk performances.
After the Ramadan break, the Abu Dhabi Summer Season returns with several concerts and shows happening throughout the emirate.
Lebanese singer Myriam Fares will also be performing at Abu Dhabi's Al Raha Beach Theatre, on July 8. She will be joined on stage by the Iraqi singer and composer Waleed Al Shami.
Another highlight is Jamie Raven, the master illusionist, who will be having two live shows at the Emirates Palace on July 8 and 9.
The British magician has first turned heads on the ninth season of 'Britain's Got Talent' and he is now on his inaugural world tour, making Abu Dhabi the only stop in the Middle East.