The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, will mark Eid Al Fitr with an array of family-centric activities and events, in a truly celebratory ambience befitting the occasion.
Paying homage to the region’s traditions and culture, The Dubai Mall will host hospitality tents providing coffee and dates to visitors in the Arabian Court and The Souk, while passers-by can indulge in customary henna painting in designated tents. Combining traditional Eid customs with carnival-like festivities appealing to kids, The Dubai Mall’s celebrations will encompass of parades and crowd favourites such as balloon benders, face painters, stilt walkers, and clowns. Children will also have the opportunity to explore their artistic talents with a wide range of workshops and game stations for the young and the young-at-heart.
Nasser Rafi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Malls Group, said: “As one of the most dynamic cities in the region, Dubai continues to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors during Eid Al Fitr. This year, our activities have been tailored to foster the true significance of celebrating this occasion, while ensuring that everyone in the family has an unforgettable experience at The Dubai Mall.”
Children can participate in the various workshops at the Star Atrium, or join in the challenge at the ‘Big Boys’ stations. The celebrations will be taken to the next level with the Hamleys Parade featuring Freej Characters and roaming Build-A-Bear mascots, located on the second floor.
The Dubai Mall is also giving shoppers the opportunity to ‘Play & Win’ big with their social media application; ‘The Perfect Match,’ a memory game where fans and followers have to identify and match a collection of images. The lucky winners stand to win an array of prizes including Emaar Gift Cards.
During Eid Al Fitr, The Dubai Mall has extended the daily operating hours from 10am to 1am.
The Dubai Mall is the must-visit retail and leisure destination in the city, and features over 1,200 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets. With the anchor stores, Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale’s, the Mall also has a dedicated Fashion Avenue hosting 70 of the world’s leading names in high fashion. Leisure attractions at the Mall include Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo with thousands of aquatic animals; the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink; SEGA Republic, the largest of its kind indoor theme park in the Middle East; KidZania®, a unique children’s edutainment destination; and the 22-screen Reel Cinemas.
The Dubai Mall also offers exclusive access to At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace in the world’s tallest building. Visitors and shoppers can also enjoy spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain.