During festivities, people adorn their homes with beautiful decorations and as one of the biggest holidays in Islam, Eid Al Fitr, requires a lot of preparation. Whether you are a local or an expat in Dubai, dress up your home and enjoy the spirit of Eid with our festive decoration ideas for Eid Al Fitr.
The occasion is celebrated by billions of people around the world and traditions vary by region and culture. Many people prepare for the holiday, shopping for new clothes and fashion accessories, buy gifts for their loved ones and welcome friends and neighbors at their homes for the celebration. But before inviting anyone, adorn your home beautifully, whether a large house, or a tiny apartment, as decorating is an essential part of the holiday. While in some cultures, decorations start with the beginning of Ramadan, others prefer to leave this task for the last days of the fasting. However, there are few rules, when it comes to Eid Al Fitr that need to be considered, especially if you among the many Western expatriates in Dubai and the UAE. Islam is against idol worship, so geometrical designs, traditional calligraphy and crescent moons are a safe and beautiful way to adorn your home.
The Islamic world is known for its strikingly beautiful rugs, so you can’t go wrong with them. Turkish and Persian carpets may be quite expensive, but there are many other options you can choose from. The elegant rug will not only bring the festive spirit; it will add warmth and style to your home.
Lamps and lanterns
In many countries lanterns are considered a symbol of Ramadan, but they can be hung even during Eid. Moroccan-style metal candle holders and lanterns are extremely popular and can be found at traditional markets, but if you want something modern, you can also hang colourful lights around the apartment.
Islamic wall décor
Adorn the walls with Quranic verses and pictures of the Kaaba, decorative wall clocks, Azan clocks with Qibla direction, Islamic tiles, stickers, and of course, Arabic calligraphy, which can be on stickers, fabric, or carved in wood, for instance.
All bright colors will be perfect for your decoration, but green is generally considered a holy color in Islam. One of the best ways to use it is getting some plants and flowers in pots and arrange them around the house. Or you can just add green lamps and hanging paper decorations, or as some people do, use shiny green stings on windows and doors. Combine green with white, gold and even purple and you will have the ideal color scheme for Eid.
Moroccan pottery has various artistic designs, bright colours and combines tradition and style. Arrange all kinds of decorative pieces, flower vases, and tableware around the house, or if pottery isn’t your thing, choose beautifully decorated glass items in Arabic style. Candles are also perfect for Eid Al Fitr, especially glittery ones, embellished with sparkling rhinestones, and “Eid Mubarak” or “Happy Eid” greetings. Henna pained candles are also very beautiful, so choose various colors, geometric designs, and Arabic floral patterns.
One of the best and cost-effective ways to decorate your home for Eid Al Fitr is to arrange small customized Eid cards, hang paper crescent moons and stars, glittery, and items that glow in the dark. The options are almost endless and can be found everywhere in Dubai, so don’t wait too long, Eid Al Fitr is almost here!