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Your guide to Eid Al Adha in the UAE!

Eid Al Adha is near! Here's what you need to know about it!

What's Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al Adha is the 2nd Islamic celebration that occurs every year after Hajj!

What's Hajj? 

Hajj (Pilgrimage) is one of the five pillars of Islam that takes place in Mecca. Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime if they can afford to do so.

When is it?

Eid Al Adha will start on Friday September 1st, right after Waqfet Arafat. Public holiday is 3 days; Thursday, and the usual weekend (Friday and Saturday)

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What's Waqfat Arafat?

Waqfat Arafat (The day of Arafah) is the 2nd day of the Hajj pilgrimage which is followed by Eid Al Adha.

How to celebrate Eid?

Eid vibes in UAE starts with people attending morning prayers, followed by visits with family and friends!

Here's things to do this Eid!

1. Watch the fireworks!

The celebratory firework displays will be held at 2 locations this year: Dubai Festival City (DFC) and The Beach at JBR.

2. Go shopping

As long as you don't mind fighting your way through the crowd, head to the shopping malls as they have special discounts! 

3. Visit the Museum

Have a dose of heritage and culture by visiting Etihad Museum for a contemporary history of the UAE and Saruq Al Hadid to see how ancient regional tribes lived during the Iron Age.

4. Go to a Theatre Show!

Experience an exciting night out by heading  to Dubai's newest and only resident theatre show, La Perle! 

5. Go for any Icy Eid!

Head to Ski Dubai or Dubai Ice Rink!

6. Visit a theme park!

For family fun, visit Dubai Parks and Resorts, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ferrari World or Hub Zero!

Wishing you all Eid Mubarak!


Published by - Dalia Amer