Things To Do During Eid Al Adha 2024 Holidays in Dubai

As Eid al-Adha 2024 approaches, get ready for an amazing celebration! On this important Islamic festival, everyone gets together and enjoys delectable food, traditional attire, thrilling activities, and fun. This upcoming extended public holiday, people can anticipate an incredible weekend packed with fun and adventure. Dubai promises a magnificent celebration with family-friendly events, spectacular fireworks, and activities ranging from dressing up in new clothing to feasting on local delicacies.

Eid Al Adha 2024 Holidays in Dubai

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Don't forget to mark on your calendars for the Eid al-Adha holidays date, the joyous festival of family and faith that comes after the Hajj. The festival is expected to take place this year on June 17th, though the precise day may change based on the moon sighting. Communities gather during this time to celebrate and reflect, paying tribute to the spirit of selflessness and commitment.

Following the yearly Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al Adha on the tenth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, the 12th and final month in the Islamic calendar, and lasting until the 13th of the same month. The government of the United Arab Emirates has authorised Dhu Al Hijjah 10 to 12 as an official holiday for Eid Al Adha. Arafah Day, the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage, will be observed on Dhu Al Hijjah 9.

Why Eid Al Adha Is Celebrated

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Another name for Eid al-Adha is the "Festival of Sacrifice."According to Islamic tradition, it celebrates Abraham's (Ibrahim) willingness to offer his son as a sacrifice in obedience to God's (Allah) command. In Ibrahim's dream, Allah made an appearance. He gave him the order to sacrifice his son (Ismail) as a test of faith. Ibrahim covered his eyes to prevent himself from witnessing his son during the sacrifice. Before he could complete the act, Allah intervened and commanded a sheep as a sacrifice in the place of his son.

Begin Your Day With A Heartfelt Prayer

There is nothing more beautiful than starting this wonderful festival with the traditional early-morning prayer. Moreover, the city is the location of some of Dubai's most well-known mosques for the celebration of Eid Al Adha, such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, whose domes are entirely built of white marble and are adorned with gold mosaics. Jumeirah Mosque is the most beautiful mosque in the United Arab Emirates.

Places To Visit In Dubai During Eid-Al-Adha Holidays

  • Dubai Gold Souk
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    This Eid, give the breathtaking appeal of gold decorations from Dubai's renowned Gold Souk to your loved ones. Nestled in the heart of Deira, Al Ras, this mediaeval marketplace is a pleasure to behold. Its glittering collection of luxurious items and priceless metals, all expertly crafted. This souk is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Meena Bazaar

Meena Bazaar, a hidden gem in Bur Dubai, for a true Arabian shopping experience. Amidst the bustle of the city, enjoy the lively market atmosphere and unique discoveries. Meena Bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 26 43c St., Al Fahidi, Dubai. This location is a must-visit for everyone searching for vintage delights and undiscovered gems.

  • Eid-Al-Adha Tour Packages from Dubai

Travel packages from Dubai for Eid al-Adha that will enhance your trip will allow you to explore different cultures and celebrate. People can select from a variety of locations, including Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Kazakhstan; each offers distinctive experiences and chances to make priceless memories. Take advantage of Eid al-Adha Travel Deals to make the most of your celebrations and set out on a happy and fun foreign travel.

  • Modhesh world
    Visit Modhesh World, and take pleasure in ziplining, skating, and climbing. Take your kids to lunch in Hall 1 on Sheikh Zayed Road at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM every day. Adult tickets cost AED 20, while children under two enter free of charge.

  • Dubai Miracle Garden
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    Dubai Miracle Garden, located on Street 3 in Al Barsha South, provides a range of activities, including the Flower Parade, dining at cafés and restaurants, exploring the flowery villas, and going to the lake park. Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on weekends till 11:00 PM. AED 70 for adults over 12, AED 60 for children under 12, and free for children under three are the prices for tickets.

  • Dinner Cruise at Dubai Canal
    Enjoy dinner on a cruise with live entertainment, stunning scenery, waterfalls, and sunsets. Situated in the centre of contemporary Dubai, behind D1, Tower 3, this attraction charges AED 150 per person for a wonderful buffet that includes water and soft drinks.

Additional, Places To Visit

  • IMG World of Adventure:
    Timings: 12:00 PM 10:00 PM (Daily)
    Prices: Adults - AED 345, Kids - AED 50

  • Atlantis the Palm:
    Average Prices: AED 300

  • The Green Planet:
    Timings: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily)
    Prices: AED 110 Online, AED 140 Offline

  • Dubai Desert Safari:
    Camels Rides: AED 99
    Self-Drive Desert Safari: AED 40
    Overnight Desert Safari: AED 400

  • The Festival Wheel:
    Timings: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Prices: AED 130

  • Wild Wadi Water Park:
    Timings: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM (Daily)
    Price:- AED 295

  • The Green Planet:
    Timings: Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 - 06:00 PM
    Price:- AED 155

  • Aya Universe:
    Timings:- Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Price:- AED 135

Events To Visit In Eid Al Adha

  • Watch La Perle by Dragone Show
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    Discover the breathtaking spectacle of La Perle, a live performance that skillfully combines innovative technology with artistic talents. Awe-inspiring aquatic and acrobatic feats executed by skilled performers will captivate you throughout the 90-minute show. Savour a gastronomic journey at one of the venue's many restaurants, such as Babiole, Il Pastaio, and Sora by Neera, to elevate your evening. Don't forget to dress elegantly casually for this unique event.

  • Venue: Al Habtoor City - 260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai

  • Catch Hussain Al Jassmi & Sherine Abdel-Wahab Live at Coca-Coca Arena
    An incredible evening with legendary performers, Hussain Al Jassmi Amr Diab and Sherine Abdel Wahab, at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai!

With his passionate and intense performance, Al Jassmi, better known as "Al Jabal," who is well-known for classics like "Bil bont El 3areedh," "6 el Sobh," and "Fegadtek," will light up the stage.

Join "Al Hadaba," the World Music Awards winner and holder of a Guinness World Record, to celebrate Eid in style. Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate Eid with song and dancing at the centre of live entertainment in Dubai.

The Voice of Egypt, Sherine Abdel Wahab, joins him on stage to display her spectrum of emotions and strong voice. With her timeless hits like "Ah Ya Leil," "Sabry 'Alil," and "Macha3ir." Her mesmerising performance will wow the audience.

Top Restaurants To Visit In Dubai

  • Bebek Restaurant Dubai

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At Bebek Restaurant, where mouthwatering Turkish and Arabic flavours await, indulge in a culinary odyssey this Eid. A symphony of real flavours and spices can be found in every meal, from fragrant stews to freshly baked bread and sizzling kebabs.

  • At.mosphere Dubai

This Eid al-Adha, have a gourmet adventure at At.mosphere, where decadence is elevated to new heights. Enjoy exquisite fare during Ifar while taking in the stunning atmosphere and watching the Burj Khalifa fireworks.

Popular Eid-Al-Adha Food

  • Baklava
    Enjoy the delicious delicacy that is ideal for celebrating Eid, Baklava, a timeless delight. This traditional sweet delight is highly regarded for its wonderful flavour combination and tantalises the taste buds with layers of flaky phyllo dough that have been gently soaked in honey. Baklava is still a beloved meal, representing the sweetness and joy of the holiday season while providing a lighter take on a traditional favourite. Baklava will bring a hint of indulgence to any desert-based Eid celebration, whether it is consumed by itself or with loved ones.

  • Ouzi
    Savour the delicious flavours of Ouzi, a main course that is popular in the UAE, on your palate. This Emirati dish combines aromatic rice with tender carefully cooked goat or lamb to create a pleasing harmony of flavours and textures. A delicious symphony of flavours reflecting the rich culinary heritage of the region, Ouzi is adorned with crispy fried pine nuts.

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