The Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment has unveiled an exciting calendar of events for the Eid Al Adha edition of â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™. Starting from the first day of Eid Al Adha, â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™ will feature an array of entertainment activities including spectacular concerts, international shows, fireworks, and shopping deals across the city.
Being organized for the third consecutive year, â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™ aims at promoting Dubai as a festive destination during Eid-Al-Fitr and Eid-Al-Adha celebrations through various entertainment events to highlight Dubaiâ€™s unique manner of celebrating this special occasion. It also aims at bringing together the diverse cultures and nationalities residing or visiting Dubai to celebrate this joyous occasion in festivities designed to cater to all ages.
Ibrahim Saleh, Festivals Coordinator General and Deputy CEO of Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment, said, â€œInto its third year, â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™ has succeeded in making Eid Al Adha a unique celebration for residents and visitors in Dubai. This city proudly boasts of over 200 nationalities and â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™ is a platform for diverse cultures to interact and celebrate Eid.â€
â€œThrough this celebration, we would like to highlight values of sharing and generosity that are integral to Eid Al Adha as well as highlight the Emarati tradition of celebrating this occasion,â€ he added.
â€œWe would like to thank Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre, MasterCard, Emirates, Dubai World Trade Centre, and Dubai Festival City for supporting this yearâ€™s â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™ and making it possible for residents and visitors to celebrate Eid in a festive way,â€ he concluded.
Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates will stage three musical shows and a childrenâ€™s orchestra in addition to solo musicians and roaming musical shows. The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, comprising of twenty young musicians, will perform a 40-minute show during the four days of Eid at the Central Galleria. This is in addition to three musical shows that will be staged in the mall. Musicians playing on the flute, saxophone, violin, oud, and qanoon will also entertain visitors to the mall.
Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre is all set to host acrobatic and comic shows in addition to roaming solo performers. The Special Roaming Group, featuring eleven acrobats, will perform three shows a day while the Clown and Comedy Theatre Show will take the stage twice a day. Visitors and shoppers will also be treated to carnivals and solo performers.
Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City will host the customary Eid fireworks that will light up the Dubai sky during Eid Al Adha. The Dubai Festival City waterfront will provide a picturesque location for the fireworks. Visitors will also be treated to the DINO LIVE exhibition that is currently on at the mall.
Mirdif City Centre
Culture and heritage will be the focus of Eid celebrations at Mirdif City Centre. Specially organized to present traditional events held during the Eid festivities, the Heritage Zone will incorporate all the local elements of a traditional Eid celebration through exhibits, cuisine, and music. The Heritage Zone will have tents at the Central Galleria with live demonstrations of henna designing, bread-making, and arts and crafts, in addition to a hospitality tent to welcome shoppers and families. Traditional dances and games will be organised on a daily basis between 4 and 10pm. The dabke and tannoura dances will be staged at the mall and Emarati, Moroccan, and Indian traditional bands will perform to crowds.
An initiative to encourage women entrepreneurs, the Ekhtyar Souq runs until November 15th. Featuring star-shaped kiosks along the length of Al Mamzar Beach Road, the souq is open from 4pm till midnight and sells a variety of goods.
â€˜Eidyat Dubaiâ€™ Raffle
With prizes totaling AED 1.4 million to be won, the â€˜Eidyat Dubaiâ€™ promotion is being organized as part of the Eid Al Adha celebrations. As part of the promotion, twenty-eight winners will each take home a cash prize of AED 50,000 over a period of four days. Deira City Centre will host the first raffle on November 16th, while Mirdif City Centre will host the second on November 17th, followed by Dubai Festival City on November 18th, and Mall of the Emirates on November 19th.
Dhiyafat Al Eid
Dhiyafat al Eid is a key part of Emarati tradition centered on welcoming guests on Eid days. According to the tradition, guests are welcomed with Arabic coffee and traditional sweets. Between November 12 and November 18, visitors arriving at terminals 1 and 3 of Dubai Airport will be welcomed with Arabic coffee and sweets. Between November 16 and November 18, visitors and shoppers at Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai Festival City, and Jumeirah Beach Residences will be welcomed and worshippers at the various musallas across the city will be welcomed on the first day of Eid Al Adha.
â€˜Eid in Dubaiâ€™ Concerts
On November 18th, renowned Iranian singer Ebrahim Hamedi, popularly known as Ebi, will take the stage at the Aviation Club Tennis Stadium. Regular tickets are priced at AED 600 and VIP tickets are priced at AED 730. On November 19th, popular singers Shadmehr Aghili and Siavash Ghomeshi will entertain audiences with concerts at the Aviation Club Tennis Stadium. Regular tickets are priced at AED 600 and VIP tickets are priced at AED 730.
Indian Concert â€“ Dhoom Dubai
On November 19th, popular Indian singers Pritam, Neeraj Shridhar and Mohit Chauhan will perform at Madinat Jumeirah Arena at 9:30pm in the Dhoom Dubai concert. Tickets are priced at AED 175 (Silver), AED 250 (Gold), AED 500 (VIP), and AED 1,000 and 2,000 for VVIP.
Mohammed Abdo, renowned Arab singer, will thrill audiences in an exclusive concert beside Burj Khalifa on November 18th. Details of the concert will be released soon.