Eid in Dubai : Global Organisation for Pravasis Urakam (GOPUR)

Published On: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eid in Dubai

‘Eid in Dubai’ is a Dubai Government initiative launched in 2008 by the Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment and aimed at promoting Dubai as a festive destination during the Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha celebrations. In addition, it is meant to attract families in Dubai and the GCC through organising and embracing various entertainment events that will be held during Eid and highlight Dubai’s unique manner of celebrating this special occasion.

‘Eid in Dubai’ emphasises the fact that the diverse social and cultural fabric of Dubai is as significant as its dynamic economic growth. The cosmopolitan city hosts over 200 nationalities that coexist in exceptional harmony and despite different orientations and cultural backgrounds, residents and visitors in Dubai come together to share joyous moments during different festivities hosted all year round. ‘Eid in Dubai’ is another valuable addition that will enhance the spirit of the city.

Traditional celebrations such as ‘Fuwallat Al Eid’, as well as splendid fireworks, shopping malls and jewellery promotions, hotel packages and several international concerts contribute towards making ‘Eid in Dubai’ a memorable time of the year.

Some of the major attractions are below: 

Mall of the Emirates 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

Mall of the Emirates is celebrating 'Eid in Dubai' with a roaming entertainment-themed carnival!

The live entertainment at MOE during the two weeks of Eid Al Adha festivities will include roaming and parade performers and colourful shows.

 Carnival timings:

Weekdays 4pm - 10pm
Weekend 7pm - 2am


The Dubai Mall 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

This Eid, The Dubai Mall provides loads of musical and cultural entertainment for the whole family.


GCC cultural bands will perform traditional dances and music to mesmerise and entertain their audiences.

Performance timings:
Weekdays 5pm - 10pm
Weekend 7pm - midnight

Arabic hospitality:
• Yawela band
• Arabic dancers
• Tanoura dance
• Arabic band
• Falconer
• Henna & coffe server

Dates: October 18 - November 3
Location: The Souk
Timings: Weekdays 5pm - 10pm
Weekend 5pm - 4am

Traditional photo booth:
• Story teller for kids
• Traditional hena painting
• Rababa singer
• Children's face painting

Dates: October 22 - November 3
Location: The Souk
Timings: Weekdays 5pm - 9pm
Weekend 5pm - 3am

Oudh / qanoon / piano player

Dates: October 18 - November 3

Location: Fashion Avenue
Timings: Weekdays 7pm - 10pm
Weekend 7pm - 3am

Roaming parade:

• 4 stilt walkers

• 6 balloon benders
• 6 clowns to distribute balloons

Dates: October 18 - November 3
Location: First and second floor
Timings: Weekdays 5pm - 10pm
Weekend 5pm - 4am

Bartolucci Exhibition / live workshops and first Pinocchio Exhibition in the Middle East

Dates: Octber 25 - November 3

Location: Star Atrium
Timings: Mall operational hours
Live workshops: 5pm - 10pm

Fashion Catwalk stage shows:

One show with six artists: 1 violin, 2 guitars + vocalists, 1 guitarron, 1 trumpet + vocals, 1 accordion + vocals

Other show with artists: vocalists, tambourine + vocals, harpiste

Dates: October 18 - 22
Location: Fashion Catwalk
Timings: Weekdays 7pm - 10pm
Weekend 11pm - 3am

Hermes Kelly Bag Exhibition

Dates: October 25 - 31

Location: Fashion Avenue
Timings: Mall operational hours

Roaming Hamleys parade

Dates: October 25 - 27, November 1 - 3

Location: Second floor
Timings: 5pm - 9pm

Dubai Creek 'Eid in Dubai' Festivities

The Bur Dubai side of the vibrant Dubai Creek will once again host cultural activities for the whole family in the spirit of Eid Al Adha.

The cultural and entertainment activities planned during the two weeks of 'Eid in Dubai' include the following from 6pm - midnight: 

 Al Shindagha historical neighborhood: Heritage Village and Diving Village activities Creek Park activities: Children's City events and Dubai Dolphinarium Al Fahidi cultural neighborhood: Art galleries Festival Promenade

Mirdif City Centre 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

Come celebrate the spirit of Eid All Adha by watching and participating in lots of fun activities at Mirdif City Centre!

Multi-cultural groups are set to display various dance and music performances to captivate and entertain their audiences.

Performance timings:
Weekdays 5pm - 10pm
Weekend 7pm - midnight

A lively and animated jazz brass band originating from France will march throughout the mall, entertaining guests with their signature comical acts and lively musical performances. The jazz band will start off in the Oasis Walk area and parading several times a day over the Eid weekend.

Dates: October 26 - 30
Performance timings: 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

Eid Fun Fair - Zabeel Park, Gate 3

The Fair will be a designated area for water games, inflatable games and entertainers for the joy of kids.

Children are promised loads of fun and games with the Eid Fun Fair, held in Zabeel Park between gates 2 & 3. The Eid Fun Fair features a host of fun games and activities sure to delight children of all ages.

Event time: 10am - 10pm
Entrance fee: AED 5 per child, AED 10 per adult

Al Ghurair Centre 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

Performers will entertain their audiences during Eid Al Adha's two weeks of festivities at Al Ghurair Centre.

In the festive spirit of Eid, DEPE will be spreading joy and entertainment across the city through groups of performers and clowns that will interact with the public to draw laughter and smiles and spread the festive feeling especially among kids and toddlers.

Event time:
Saturday - Wednesday: 4pm - 10pm
Thursday - Friday: 7pm - 2am


Dubai Festival City 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

Visit Festival Centre during Eid Al Adha and enjoy various music-based activities to celebrate this special time of year.

As part of the Eid Al Adha festivities, the mall brings musical shows based on different themes, adding excitement and rhythm to your day.

Performance timings:
Weekdays 5pm - 1-pm
Weekend 7pm - midnight


Deira City Centre 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

The mall is celebrating Eid Al Adha by presenting various traditional dances and stage shows.

Performance timings: Weekdays 5pm - 10pm
Weekend 7pm - midnight

The mall will present other cultural and entertainment activities including:
• LOVE Art photo exhibition with 30+ images provided by the Emirates Diving Association, featuring marine life and underwater beauty.

Timings: All day

• Kids activity workshop – also with an underwater theme, featuring face painting, balloon benders, clown shows, arts & crafts and a special movie corner showcasing fun, educational films about the underwater world.

Timings: Weekdays 2pm - 10pm
Weekend 2pm - midnight

• Roaming entertainment with marine characters, stilt walkers and a marching band.

Timings: 'Eid in Dubai' weekends only


Al Seef Street 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations

Al Seef Street is once again gearing up to be one of the most popular streets during Eid Al Adha!

Packed with various fun-filled events, Al Seef will come alive with dazzling fireworks, city decorations and many kiosks selling eatables and attractive merchandise. Children will also be delighted as there are plenty of games for them including cultural performers and entertainers, a funfair and floating restaurants, in addition to handicraft demonstrations.

Event time: 6pm - midnight
Fireworks time: 9pm

Dubai Marina Mall 'Eid in Dubai' Celebrations - Bubbles and Balloons Fiesta

For five days Dubai Marina Mall will be hosting a unique children’s festival as part of the Eid Al Adha celebrations.

Because kids love bubbles, balloons and things that go 'pop', Dubai Marina Mall is hosting the second edition of the popular ‘Bubble & Balloon Fiesta’. At the event, which is part of the mall’s Eid Al Adha celebrations, international balloon artists will transform the mall into a balloon wonderland with unique balloon creations and decorations and create the world’s biggest balloon sculpture of an airplane made of 4,000 balloons. A Bubble Play zone will also be set up for kids to play and create their own bubbles.

International artists at the Fiesta include Mike Dada from Canada, ‘Pop’ The Balloon Man from Edinburgh, Micha Zonders from the Netherlands, Colin Myles from Dundee and Anthony Livingspace from the UK. Dada is known as the world’s premier pop-comic while Zonders has cast his spell in balloon craft with spectacular displays. ‘Pop’ has been making balloons at the biggest arts festivals in the world for over 20 years.

The 'Bubble & Balloon Fiesta' will be held from noon to 8pm every day from 25-29 October 2012 in the mall's main atrium.

'Dubai Water Bash Day' - Eid Al Adha Celebrations

The ‘Dubai Water Bash Day’ is the ideal family fun event for ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha’, which brings together families and friends from all nationalities and cultures to celebrate the joyous occasion.

The launch of the first ever ‘Dubai Water Bash Day’ is set to take place October 27 at Zabeel Park as part of DEPE’s ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Adha’ celebrations, which have been extended this year and are packed with festivities and celebrations. From 10.30am to 5.30pm, the full day of fun-filled water activities for the whole family includes the region’s first ever ‘Water Balloon Bash’ which is expected to draw up to 10,000 Dubai residents and visitors.

Each participating Water Balloon Basher will pick a side – yellow or blue – and will be given a T-shirt in team colours plus water-filled balloons to bash friends, family members or colleagues in a friendly and joyful water fight. Over three short and water-logged minutes, starting at 2.30pm, as many as 200,000 water balloons will be thrown by those taking part.

The specially cordoned off bash area within Zabeel Park, accessed through Gate 1, includes zones for the teams, plus a dedicated ladies only section. Other fun activities on the day will include exciting water-based games, a fun fair area, horse riding area, food area and a stage that will host several musical shows throughout the day adding more carnival feeling to the event.

To register for the ‘Water Balloon Bash’, visit DEPE’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dxbevents. Only early registration will give participants the opportunity to reserve their space for free in this unique event and will exempt them from any park entry fees.

News Source: http://www.dubaievents.ae

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