Woohoo! Another long weekend in Dubai will be gracing us soon and if you’re looking for some fun things to do for Eid Al Adha over this long weekend, we’ve got you covered. According to news reports across the UAE, Eid Al Adha 2018 will begin on August 21, 2018, with Eid holidays for the public sector, beginning on August 19 with work resuming on on August 26, 2018. So government ministries and departments will get to enjoy a week-long holiday. Officials are yet to announce the Eid Al Adha 2018 holiday dates for the private sector, but it is likely that residents can expect at least a four or five days long Eid weekend in Dubai.
things to do for Eid al Adha 2018
If you are looking to travel for Eid, and get away from the heat, then visiting these amazing holiday destinations for a quick getaway over the Eid holidays is the way to go. However, if you still haven’t decided what to do for this Eid holiday, here are a few interesting things to do for Eid Al Adha in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, for this long weekend.
events happening In the Uae for EID
There are are some amazing things happening in the UAE for Eid Al Adha. Let’s take a closer look at all the events and happening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the Eid Al Adha long weekend.
Watching the Eid Al Adha fireworks is a popular tradition amongst residents who plan to stay in the UAE over the Eid holidays. If you are going to be here and looking for things to do for Eid Al Adha, then watching the Eid fireworks is a must! Residents of Abu Dhabi, have the option to watch the Eid fireworks on the Yas Island, set to start at 9 pm – You can enjoy the fireworks in Abu Dhabi by booking a relaxing evening cruise. Residents in Dubai have more options to watch the fireworks. Let’s take a look at all the places to watch the Eid fireworks in Dubai.
- Dubai Festival City Mall – 9 pm and 10.30pm on August 22 and 23, 2018
- Al Seef – Throughout the three days of Eid from 9 pm
- La Mer – Starts at 9.30pm throughout the Eid weekend
- The Beach JBR – August 22 to August 24 at 8.30pm
50% off La Perle for eid
This next feature is a great plan for Eid in Dubai. If you have been longing to visit the La Perle By Dragone in Al Habtoor City, what better time than this Eid Al Adha 2018 holiday. For the Eid holidays, La Perle is offering a massive 50% family discount, which you can avail by purchasing the Eid Family Pack, where you can save on groups of 4 – 10 people, on the silver and gold tickets. The La Perle By Dragone is considered to be Dubai’s #1 acrobatic show and a must-see. Featuring heart-stopping acrobatics and stunts coupled with mesmerizing water effects, this event in Dubai is one of the best things to do for Eid Al Adha with the entire family. There are also other discounts and offers available on their website, which includes a 40% summer discount on the tickets.
- Price: Silver packages from AED1,260-3,150 Gold packages from AED1,680-4,200
- When: 21 August 2018 – 25 August 2018
- Contact: +971 4 437 0001
Family day out at Al Seef
Looking for Eid plans with the whole family? Head on down to Al Seef to enjoy the Eid festivities with their series of events which include, firework displays, kid’s workshops, and dance sessions with a DJ for the kids. This creekside leisure destination is perfect for residents living in Bur Dubai as Al Seef is just a stone’s throw away. There will also be life-sized board games and photo booths so you can enjoy an all-round entertainment for Eid Al Adha.
- When: 6pm – 10 pm from 21 – 25th August 2018
- Location: Al Seef, Dubai
- Entry: Free
For the Eid Al Adha celebrations with the whole family, another fun place to visit is the Modhesh World at the World Trade Center. Packed with fun and entertainment for both parents and children and the opportunity to win prizes, what better way to celebrate the Eid in Dubai. There will be a ‘Best Eid Outfit’ contest for the kids, where two lucky winners will get the chance to walk away with AED 5k worth of shopping vouchers and many more surprises!
- When: 22 August 2018
- Location: Hall 1 – Dubai World Trade Center
- Contact: +971 600 555559
Other activities to do for eid
Here are some other things you can do on your Eid Al Adha holiday.
Visit a theme park
If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Eid in the UAE, visiting any of the amazing theme parks here is a sure way you will enjoy Eid Al Adha. There are many theme parks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi you can visit for Eid. Take your pick from the amazing rides and attraction spread across four major parks of Dubai Parks and Resorts or the newly opened Warner Bros. in Abu Dhabi! With the summer heat scorching, try visiting these waterparks in the UAE as part of your plans for Eid Al Adha in the UAE. Since it is likely to be a five-day long weekend for Eid, why not try visiting as many as you can! Let’s take a look at the all the theme parks in the UAE in you can visit for this Eid weekend.
– IMG Worlds of Adventures (Tickets start at AED 257 and free admission for children under 1.05m in height)
– Dubai Parks and Resorts (AED 495 for two-day park access for all four parks. Other offers available on the website)
– Wild Wadi (AED 295 for adults and AED 260 for children under 1.1 metres in height. 0 – 2 years enter free)
– Aquaventure Park (AED 275 for adults and AED 225 for children below 1.2 metres. 0 – 2 years enter free)
– Laguna Waterpark (Tickets start at AED 99 and free admission for children under 2 years)
- Abu Dhabi
– Yas Waterworld (Tickets start at AED 250 and free admission for children under 3 years)
– Ferrari World (Tickets start at AED 295 and free admission for children under 3 years)
– Warner Brothers (Tickets start at AED 295 for adults and AED 230 for children)
An insider tip: Many hotels offer packages for a one night stay with park access to these theme parks – so you can have a staycation and also enjoy free access to the theme parks. The Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson in Abu Dhabi are currently offering a full pass to the park for two adults and one child to The Warner Bros for which the rates start at AED 449. The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai is offering UAE residents unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark with the stay for which the rates are dependent on the stay.
Visit these restaurants
Eid is a time for celebration and what better way to do it than with food! If you are a foodie looking for plans for Eid in the UAE, that involve eating some amazing food, then make sure to visit these interesting concept restaurants in Dubai. Or try visiting these trendy hang out spots in Dubai that serve some delectable treats. The other emirates in the UAE also feature some awesome restaurants that serve mouth-watering dishes as well; so f you are looking to explore the food scene outside Dubai this Eid weekend, then make sure to try these restaurants in Sharjah.
Take Advantage of the Dubai Duty-Free Sale for eid al adha
If you are travelling for Eid this month, make sure you avail the 20% discount offer at Dubai Duty-Free. In the spirit of Eid Al Adha, Dubai Duty-Free is having a two-day sale on a range of items which includes jewellery, watches, perfumes and cosmetics and more. It is the perfect opportunity for passengers to pick up gifts for the family when leaving or arriving. The promotion will run throughout all Dubai Duty-Free outlets in all terminals, at both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports.
- Offer: 20% discount on a wide range of merchandise
- When: 19 and 20th August 2018
- Contact: +971 4 216 2453
That was our list of some things to do for Eid Al Adha 2018. If you still looking for some more activities for eid 2018, check out these Eid plans in the UAE for under AED 500. We hope this article helped you with deciding on what to do for Eid. Let us know in the comment section below, what your plans for Eid are for this long weekend and as always, stay tuned to MyBayut for more interesting reads like this.
Wishing you all a blessed Eid Al Adha!