Things to do in Dubai during Eid al-Adha


Eid al-Adha is the second-largest festival in the UAE, also known as the festival of sacrifice. The festival is celebrated to honor the prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son’s life as commanded by God. However, just before he could carry out the sacrifice, God intervened and replaced his son with a sheep.

Things to do in Eid al-Adha UAE

Eid al-Adha is celebrated in Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic year. According to the Muslim calendar, the festival is on the new moon’s day. It is a festival celebrated with close family members and friends, with rich Arabic culture, food, clothing, and Eidiya. On this occasion, men generally wear a dress called Kandoora, whereas ladies prefer to apply Heena to their hands. Dhul Hijjah is a festive season where you get discounts on places you want to visit.

Visiting Mosques for Prayers in Dubai

Visit different mosques in Dubai on the eve of Eid al-Adha. Some are open for visitors to view. There are multiple mosques in Dubai for prayer and learning about Muslim and Arabic culture. Each of them is uniquely built and oriented.

Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai

Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai under clear sky.

Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most significant and beautiful landmarks in Dubai. Built in 1976, Jumeirah Mosque reflects Fatimid-style architecture. It is the only mosque in Dubai that is open to non-Muslims. Visit here in the evening to witness its illuminated version. It is open from Saturday to Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Take a guided tour of the mosque for just AED 25 for adults. The tour includes light refreshments.

Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque

Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque is one of the best places to visit for prayer and admire its beauty. It is named after Umar ibn al-Khattab, the father-in-law and senior companion of Prophet Muhammad.

Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab mosque perfectly reflects a combination of Turkish Morocco and Andalusian art. This combination is also reflected in the mosque’s inner and outer walls. The mosque has four minarets, about 5 meters in height from the ground. It is well known as Blue Mosque and has 21 domes. The central dome of the mosque is 29 meters in diameter.

Quran, Ayahs, and other Islamic drawings are encrypted on its ceiling, which resembles the culture at that time. To enhance the beauty of the ceiling, a beautiful chandelier hangs from it. Some of the other mosques that you can visit on the eve of Eid al-Adha are Al Salam Mosque, Abdul Rahman Siddiqui Mosque, Masjid Al Rahim Khalifa, City Walk Mosque, etc.

Celebrate with Special foods on Eid al-Adha.

Different variety of food served .

Eid al-Adha is a unique festival for Muslims, and what better way to celebrate than with some authentic Arabian food items? This is the time to dine out with your near and dear ones. It is a great feeling at some of the best restaurants in Dubai. Due to the festive season, different restaurants offer discounts on their meals. Dubai is considered a center of trade. Thus, people from all countries stay out here. You can reach out to the restaurant serving the cuisine of your choice.

Ninive Restaurant

Ninive Restaurant serves modern Middle Eastern cuisine. You can contact the restaurant at the landmark Emirates Tower near Sheikh Hayat Road. The restaurant is designed like a modern majlis with lush greenery. The hanging garden of Babylon inspires the design of the restaurant. The restaurant houses different types of cuisines from Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, and other regions. One of their signature dishes is pumpkin spinach kebab.

Trèsind Studio Restaurant

By word-of-mouth, Trèsind Studio restaurant is regarded as the best Indian food restaurant in Dubai, with a modern taste and menu by Himanshu Sahni, who led the team to make the restaurant international. He came from an agricultural family in India and has spent plenty of time around fresh hob flowers and vegetables. The restaurant was crowned the 11th best-serving restaurant in 2023. The restaurant has Pani-Puri as its famous dish, which celebrates the diversity of India. All the dishes prepared in the restaurant are played in such a way that enhances their taste. The restaurant is built in a threat-like style. With only 20 seats to serve, the team looks for immaculate service to all its customers.

Eid al-Adha is not a festival of delicious food and prayers in a mosque. People like to visit different places where they can entertain themselves. Here are a few things you can do in the UAE on the eve of Eid al-Adha.

Hussain Al Jassmi and Kadim Al Sahir: Concert

Hussain Al Jassmi and Kadim Al Sahir’s concert at Coca-Cola Arena on July 1st will be a breathtaking event you won’t want to miss on the eve of Eid Al-Adha. Together, the duo cannot fire up the center stage with numbers like Wallah Mayiswa, Boshret Kher, Ha Habibi, and Ana Wa Lila.

Ski Dubai Snow Park

Ski Dubai is a snow park in dubai inside a mall.

Skip the heat of Dubai and get down to Ski Dubai. Ski Dubai is located in the Mall of the Emirates, covering around 22,500 square meters. The whole area is covered with snow throughout the year. You will love to ski out here, and even if you are not an expert in skiing, you do not have to worry. You can get some friendly help out there from instructors. Head to the Penguin Encounter, you can admire adorable penguins.

Atlantis Aquaventure and Lost Chambers Aquarium

Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark in Dubai.

One of the best things to do in Dubai during Eid al is to spend quality time with your near and dear at Atlantis Aqua Venture and Lost Chambers Aquarium. Neptune Tower is one of the biggest attractions at the venue, where people like to slide down from about nine stories. Scuba diving is one of the most incredible experiences one would like to have, and it is at Aquaventure Water Park. You can say that with different aquatic creatures, more than 65,000 marine animals are out there for those who want to go scuba diving.

Fireworks in Dubai

Fireworks in Dubai during Eid al-Adha.

On the eve of Eid al-Adha, we may witness the display of fireworks that lighten up the skies of Dubai. Enjoy this event on June 16th and 17th at the Dubai theme park. The show starts at 9:00 p.m onwards. If that is not all for you, the laser show that is held every evening at 7:30 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. will take you to a different level of delight.
Eid Al-Adha is a festival that celebrates love, faith, unity, and sacrifice. In Muslims, Eid Al-Adha is also known as “Bari Eid.” The festival is celebrated with the morning prayer at the mosque. This is the time of year when the family comes together to celebrate the festive season. The auspicious occasion with buying some new traditional clothes and food. Within the Muslim community, the people exchange gifts and wish for Eid Mubarak.

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