International character shows to brighten children’s Eid


With only days left for Eid Al Fitr celebrations to kick-off, the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment is bringing extraordinary international character shows for children during ‘Eid in Dubai’. Organised for free this Eid, the shows will be held in select malls across the city.

Visitors can ready to welcome two of the best -loved characters on to the stage this Eid: Ben 10 and Hello Kitty. Ben 10 features a twenty-five minute live stunt action show incorporating spectacular graphics and a chance for children to see Ben Tennyson, Four Arms, and Wildmutt in action. Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, and My Melody get together for a musical performance in the Hello Kitty show.

To add to the festive spirit, popular dinosaur Barney joins Baby Bop and BJ for yet another scintillating show titled Barney’s Beach Party. The show is free and followed by a ‘meet and greet’ session. Popular children’s television programme Lazy Town also takes the stage to enthrall children. To emphasize the spirit of Eid and to spread the feelings of joy and festivity, all shows are being staged by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment for free.

The Shows

Ben 10 – Mirdif City Centre

(02:35pm, 04:55pm, 07:00pm, 09:05pm) (First three days of Eid Al Fitr)

Ben Tennyson travels across the country with his fun-loving and tough-as-nails Grandpa Max and his 10-year-old smarty-pants and snooty Cousin Gwen. Ben discovers a strange alien device in a crashed meteorite that immediately attaches itself to his wrist. Ben realizes that by using the watch he can transform into ten different alien superheroes each with unique powers and abilities all while keeping his 10-year-old personality. Ben uses his new abilities to fight against wrongs, save the world and occasionally get into some kid-style trouble. Watch the 25-minute live action show featuring spectacular multimedia and an exclusive meet and greet session after each show.

Hello Kitty – Mirdif City Centre

(03:20pm, 05:35pm, 07:40pm, 09:45pm) (First three days of Eid Al Fitr)

Join Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, and My Melody in a scintillating musical for children this Eid. Watch them perform your favourite Hello Kitty songs in addition to a chance to meet and greet the adorable characters.

Freej Show – Mirdif City Centre

(02:00pm, 04:15pm, 08:30pm, 10:30pm) (Sep 9th – Sep 13th)

Mirdif City Centre will come alive with live mini stage shows of the popular UAE animation series Freej from September 9th to the 13th. Freej is a 3D animated series produced in the UAE that follows the tale of four old Emirati women living in a secluded neighbourhood in modern day Dubai.

The show’s main characters; Um Saeed, Um Saloom, Um Allawi and Um Khammas try to live a peaceful life in the midst of the ever-expanding city around them, but the city’s boom unveils new social issues every day that they have to solve in their own simple way.

Barney’s Beach Party (Mall of the Emirates)

(05:00pm, 06:00pm, 07:00pm, 09:00pm) (First three days of Eid Al Fitr)

The adorable purple dinosaur Barney joins Baby Bop and BJ in a musical titled Barney’s Beach Party. Barney and friends take a fun-filled educational trip to the sea and indulge in sail-boating, flying kites, hunting shells, and building sandcastles. Don’t forget to sing along with Barney and don’t miss Barney’s Hula Dance.

Lazytown (Airport Expo Dubai)

(04:30pm, 06:00pm, 07:15pm, 09:00pm) (First three days of Eid Al Fitr)

Lazytown features Stephanie, an optimistic girl with bright pink hair, who comes to live in Lazytown and meets a whole lot of different people, including Robbie Rotten – the world’s laziest super-villain. The show also features Spartacus – an athletic and super-fit super-hero who saves the town from Robbie’s evil schemes.


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