As Eid Al Fitr in Dubai ushers in a time of festivity, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has assembled a line-up of six unmissable ways for the whole family to join in the celebrations. So, make this Eid Al Fitr in Dubai a time to remember by adding these family-friendly activities to the calendar.
1. Take a trip to Global Village
Take the family on a trip around the world without leaving Dubai. Visit Eid Wonders at Global Village for a magical experience for the whole family, with over 250 dining options and more than 3,500 shopping outlets. With a variety of musical and dance performances, the Eid Market, Majlis of the World and more, there's plenty for all to see and do. Visit until 29 April from 4 PM to 12 AM Sunday to Wednesday, and 4 PM to 1 AM from Thursday through Saturday. Young visitors that are out and about over Eid can also receive an Eidiya - a traditional Eid gift.
2. Visit the etisalat by e& beach canteen
The long-awaited etisalat by e& beach canteen makes a welcome return as part of this year's Dubai Food Festival. Head down to Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall for scrumptious gastronomy options, activities for the kids, and live entertainment. Running from 21 April through to 7 May, opening hours are from 4 PM to 11 PM from Monday to Thursday, 4 PM to 12 AM on Fridays, 2 PM to 12 AM on Saturdays and 2 PM to 11 PM on Sundays. Tickets can only be purchased at the door, and it's free of charge for kids aged under 12 and seniors over 60.
3. Check out Mr Kind at Ibn Battuta Mall and Circle Mall
Treat your little ones to a brilliant educational music act from 20-23 April at China Court at Ibn Battuta Mall and Circle Mall. Follow the heart-shaped mascot Mr Kind and his friend Lele as they embark on a journey of discovery. With five original songs and an intriguing storyline, this production is the perfect family show, teaching children values like love, kindness and sharing. The tale also includes characters like Planet Earth and Steve the Garbage Bin, who share tips on how each of us can do our part in taking care of the environment. Entry is free for everyone.
4. Enjoy a full musical concert
Star Emirati artist Eida Al Menhali is set to amaze the audience in a special Eid Al Fitr in Dubai concert at Festival Bay in Dubai Festival City Mall from 7 PM to 12 AM on 23 April. A 1.5-hour set by a DJ will run for some exciting pre-concert entertainment to set the stage for the big performance. The whole family can enjoy this amazing performance, with tickets starting at AED 299 upwards.
5. Join the Celebrations at Mercato Mall
Mercato Mall gives everyone a chance to 'Join the Celebration and Win Big this Eid' with an action-packed line-up of exciting performances and activities, including Samba Sensations: The Rio Show, The Rolling Rio Show, Juggling Around Rio, Fiesta Sing Along, Story Time by Virgin Megastore, a bird design workshop, face painting, a roaming Rio carnival, as well as tons of other stories and games, from 4 PM to 10 PM daily from 21 to 23 April.
6. Family fun at Nakheel Mall
Enjoy a packed line-up of fun activities and events at Nakheel Mall, including musical performances from 21 to 23 April, a special performance by award-winning, fun workshops for kids at Depachika Food Hall until 23 April, and a beautiful collection of art sculptures by artist Azza Al Qubaisi until 24 April.
Celebrate in special ways across the city during Eid Al Fitr in Dubai. For more information, visit @StyledByDubai and @CelebrateDubai on social media channels and the website.