Eid Al Adha, one of the most celebrated Islamic festivals, is just around the corner. It is a time of joy and celebration for Muslims around the world. In UAE, Eid Al Adha is a significant event that brings family and friends together. With many exciting things to do and a long public holiday, here is everything you need to know about Eid Al Adha 2023 in the UAE.

What Is Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. The festival’s exact date varies every year as it is based on the sighting of the new moon. In the UAE, the government’s moon-sighting committee typically announces the official date of Eid Al Adha a few days before the festival.

When Is Eid Al Adha 2023 In UAE?

This year, Eid Al Adha is expected to fall on June 28th. The date for Eid Al Adha may vary by a day or two based on the moon sighting. The official date for Eid Al Adha in Dubai will be announced by the 19th or 20th of June.

Expected Public Holiday Dates for Eid Al Adha 2023 in UAE

UAE marks Eid Al Adha celebrations with a long public holiday that begins on the day of Arafat, which is the day before Eid Al Adha. The holiday lasts until the third day of Eid.

Based on the moon sighting, the Eid Al Adha holidays this year are predicted to be a six-day break, from 22nd June to 2nd July.

Things To Do During Eid Al Adha In UAE

With the long break around the corner, there are plenty of things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for both locals and tourists to enjoy. From grand firework displays, celebratory events, discounts, and so much more, the Eid Al Adha break is always a fun and exciting time in the UAE.

Here are some exciting things to do during Eid Al Adha in UAE.

Watch The Firework Displays

UAE celebrates the Eid festivities in style with various firework displays across the country. The displays are free to enjoy and are the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends. While the official firework display locations are yet to be announced, some popular places include Dubai Festival City, Bluewaters Island, and The Pointe.

Enjoy the discounts at Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises, which is a shopping and entertainment extravaganza, is starting right in time for the Eid Al Adha holidays. The festival will begin on June 29th this year and will feature many exciting deals and offers across the city, along with fun entertainment sessions. Keep an eye out on the DSS schedule to find out more.

Celebrate Eid with Rabeh Saqer

The acclaimed Arabic singer from Saudi Arabia, Rabeh Saqer, will be performing live at Etihad Arena on 30th June. His soulful voice and hit tunes will be perfect for fans to celebrate the Eid weekend. Tickets for the concert are available on Platinumlist.

حفل رابح صقر في الاتحاد أرينا في أبو ظبي
16:00 الجمعة 30 يونيو 2023
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Visit the newly opened SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

The long-awaited SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will be open during the Eid Al Adha break, making it the perfect time to explore this newly-opened marine theme park. The park offers a unique and educational experience with many rides, shows, and attractions. It is home to over 35,000 marine animals, including sharks, dolphins, and rays, making it a must-visit attraction for families.

سي وورلد جزيرة ياس، أبوظبي
15 أكتوبر 2023 - 31 ديسمبر 2024
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Indulge in special festive dining experiences

Many hotels and restaurants offer special Eid menus and dining experiences during the festival. Enjoy traditional Arabic dishes and festive treats with family and friends. Some popular restaurants and hotels offering special Eid menus and experiences include Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel, and the Burj Al Arab.

Book a staycation

Hotels in the UAE offer special Eid staycation packages with discounts on rooms, meals, and activities. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy the festivities without leaving the city. Some popular hotels offering special Eid staycation packages include Atlantis, The Palm, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton.

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