Look: UAE streets, parks, malls packed with Eid Al Fitr celebrations

Festive decorations, prayers, and joyful gatherings among residents spread across the Emirates

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Angel Tesorero

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Residents out and about in Al Nahda, Sharjah, on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. KT Photos: Shihab
Residents out and about in Al Nahda, Sharjah, on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. KT Photos: Shihab

Published: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 10:25 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 11:24 PM

Streets, parks, malls, markets and homes across the UAE are adorned with festive decorations to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, which begins on Wednesday, April 10.

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After a whole month of fasting from dawn to sunset, Muslims gather for the festival of breaking the fast that begins with congregational prayers to give praise and thanksgiving to God, followed by warm greetings of Eid Mubarak and festivities that include family visits, gatherings of friends, and sharing of food.

Houses lit up for Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Dubai
Houses lit up for Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Dubai

Open-air musallahs are once again packed with an assembly of the faithful praying shoulder to shoulder, and the inherent lively spirit of Eid is not only felt by the Muslims but non-Muslims as well.


Faithful offer prayer in the last day of holy month of Ramadan in Dubai. KT Photo: Shihab
Faithful offer prayer in the last day of holy month of Ramadan in Dubai. KT Photo: Shihab

Most of the residents are joyfully taking advantage of the long holidays to relax, unwind, celebrate, or embark on exciting journeys to various destinations within and outside the UAE, adding to the festive atmosphere.

A resident shopping for sweets
A resident shopping for sweets

The spirit of giving and compassion is likewise highlighted this Eid, as it is customary for families to exchange gifts and share their blessings with the less fortunate during this time.

In the next couple of days, there will be continuous celebrations, activities, traditional dance performances, live music, and special shows. But above all, there will be continued prayers and heartfelt wishes of good health, prosperity, and joy, not only this Eid but throughout the year and beyond, underscoring the profound religious observance of this time.

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