Eid Al Fitr and the much-awaited first long weekend of the year are just around the corner. Like each year, this Eid Al Fitr weekend will be jam-packed with exciting events and festivities across Dubai, including Eid-exclusive events, fireworks, night markets, and so much more.

If you’re staying in town or planning to visit Dubai during the long weekend, it’s time to start planning what you’ll be doing during the four-day break.

To help you out, we have compiled all the best events, festivities, and activities happening in Dubai during the Eid weekend.

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About Eid Al Fitr in Dubai

Eid Al Fitr is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims all around the world. The festival marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Eid Al Fitr is a time for celebration, reflection, and spending time with family and friends. Eid festivities begin on the last day of Ramadan, determined by the new moon’s sighting, and last for three days.

In Dubai, the Eid Al Fitr holiday is a time for festivity, with various events and activities happening throughout the city. You can find Ramadan and Eid-exclusive night markets filled with festive activities and shopping locations, special events including concerts and celebrations, Eid-special discounts in shopping malls, and a lot more during the entire Eid week.

Things to do during eid in dubai

Expected Eid Al Fitr Dates In Dubai

The exact date of Eid Al Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon. The tentative dates for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai in 2023 are from the evening of Thursday, 20th April 2023, to Sunday, 23rd April 2023. These dates may vary slightly depending on the moon sighting.

As per the moon sighting, the Eid Al Fitr long weekend is expected to be from the 20th to the 23rd of April.

Events Happening During Eid Al Fitr Weekend In Dubai

Ayushmann Khurrana Live Concert in Dubai

This Eid, Bollywood celebrity and singer Ayushmann Khurana are set to bring his beautiful melodies to Dubai with a live performance at Coca-Cola Arena.

Ayushmann will enchant the crowd with a blend of traditional and contemporary tunes, including his famous tracks Pani Da Rang, Mitti Di Khusboo, and Naina Da Kya Kasoor, amongst many others.

Ayushmann Khurrana Live Concert in Dubai
15:30 Sun 23 Apr 2023
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Celebrate Eid With Eida Al Menhali In Dubai

Celebrate Eid with an exciting performance by the famous Emirati Singer, Eida Al Menhali, who will be gracing the stage at Dubai Festival City Mall on April 23rd, 2023.

Eida is set to captivate the crowd with his beautiful melodies, including Motasoa, Ardhef Al Wannah, and Azal Aleik Wekhatri Feek, among many others. Join this beautiful Eid celebration with family and friends to make this Eid break unforgettable.

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15:00 Sun 23 Apr 2023
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Ali Yasini Live In Dubai

After a successful performance in 2022, the musical sensation from Iran, Ali Yasini, is returning to Dubai this Eid Al Fitr for another sensational performance.

Join this exciting Eid celebration with Ali Yasini live in concert in the Meydan Auditorium at Jumeirah Beach Hotel to sing along to his top songs, including Behtar Az Mane, Alaki, Cheraghooni, and his latest, Nade Ghol.

Ali Yasini Live In Dubai
18:00 Sat 22 Apr 2023
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Reza Sadeghi Live in Dubai

The Iranian superstar singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Reza Sadeghi is coming to Dubai this Eid Al Fitr for an eclectic performance that will win everyone’s hearts with his most captivating hits.

Known for his romantic and melancholic themes, Reza’s music always touches the soul, often exploring love, heartbreak, and separation.

The much-awaited concert will feature many of his crowd-favorite tunes, including Mano Yadet and Hame on Roza. It will surely celebrate music and culture, bringing people together to enjoy the beauty of Persian music.

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18:00 Sun 23 Apr 2023
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Khadija Moath and Dahoum Al-Talasi in Dubai

Celebrate Eid Al Fitr with a special concert featuring Khadija Moath and Dahoum Al-Talasi, who will be performing for the very first time in Dubai on April 23rd. This soulful event held at Sheikh Rashid Hall, World Trade Center, is the perfect way to enjoy the festivities with friends and family.

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Stas Starovoitov – Stand-up comedy at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates

The famous Russian Comedian, Stas Starovoitov, is heading to Dubai for a special comedy show during the Eid Weekend. Bringing his stand-up act to The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates, Stas is sure to make the audience roll on the floor laughing with his brilliant comedy and witty humor on April 22nd.

Solomun Live at Soho Garden Palm Jumeirah

Get ready for the biggest opening party for the 2023-24 season! Mark your calendars as the famous Bosnian-German DJ, Solomun is set to perform on April 22nd for the official season opening party of Soho Garden in Palm Jumeirah. His epic tunes are sure to get the party started.

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17:00 Sat 22 Apr 2023
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Sicilian Musical Evening in the Studio Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera is hosting a wonderful Sicilian Musical Evening featuring one of the most renowned artists from Italy. The event is set to host Italian pianist and conductor Epifanio Comis, who is critically acclaimed for his work and will feature famous works by renowned artists, including Liszt and Frédéric Chopin.

The Big Laughter Riot ft. Atul Khatri Live in Dubai

The famous Atul Khatri, who is known for his witty humor and laugh-out-loud jokes, is coming all the way from India for a special show this Eid at The Theatre by QE2. Atul is bringing his latest Big Laughter Riot act to the stage, which is sure to keep you on your toes giggling throughout. Atul has won various awards for his humor, and his performance will be a great way to enjoy the weekend with friends.
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Haifa Wehbe & Nassif Zeytoun at Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi

Celebrate Eid Al Fitr with a start-studded Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi. The event will celebrate festivities and feature two superstars – Haifa Wehbe & Nassif Zeytoun, who are sure to turn this event into an unforgettable memory for all the attendees. The event will be held in Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi, on April 23rd.

Things To Do During The Eid Weekend In Dubai

Expo City Ramadan Market

Things To Do During Ramadan In Dubai

Expo City has transformed into a magical night market during the holy month of Ramadan, taking visitors on an exciting journey through the Islamic world.

The Hai Ramadan Market features traditional and cultural activities that give an insight into the history of Emirati neighborhoods, followed by a peek into the North African and South Asian cultures.

The Expo City Ramadan Market will be open till April 22nd, making it the perfect place for a fun Eid celebration with friends and family. Visitors can take part in enticing activities and indulge in an array of delicious foods from across the world while admiring the beauty of Expo City.

Entry to the Hai Ramadan Market is free of cost, while some charges may apply for activities and workshops.

Witness the Eid Fireworks

The city lights up with spectacular fireworks displays across different locations to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. You can catch one of the many amazing shows throughout the week that happen at Dubai Festival City Mall, Bluewaters Island, The Pointe, and Global Village.

Most fireworks displays take place at 9 p.m. on the first two days of the week. However, we recommend checking the official websites for the timing before you visit, as they are subject to change.

The Eid Al Fitr fireworks displays can be enjoyed free of cost.

Global Village

Fireworks at Global Village

As it will be closing its doors for the season right after Eid Al Fitr, the long weekend is the perfect time to visit the crowd-favorite Global Village. Global Village is the perfect place to spend your break with its 30+ country pavilions, 100+ dining stalls, games, rides, and hundreds of shopping locations.

Visitors can also enjoy the exciting festivities and performances that take place at Global Village throughout the long weekend, along with the special Eid firework show that will delight both kids and adults.

Al Seef Ramadan Art Nights & Lights Market

Another exciting Ramadan Night Market in Dubai, you can experience the local culture of Dubai at the Al Seef Ramadan Art Nights & Lights market, where you can purchase souvenirs, handicrafts, and traditional clothing.

The market is held at the iconic Al Seef area inspired by the historical souqs (markets) and buildings of Dubai, making it one of the city’s most beautiful places to visit. The local markets are perfect for a shopping trip while you admire the unique architecture.

Al Seef Ramadan Art Nights & Lights Market will be open till April 22nd, making it the perfect spot to spend your Eid weekend.

Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

The long weekend is also the perfect time to visit Dubai’s coveted flower garden before it closes its doors for summer.

With millions of flowers covering the massive space, Miracle Garden is the largest flower garden in the world. Visitors can experience the breathtaking beauty of the flowers and admire the spectacular flower structures across the garden.

Miracle Garden is also home to some of the city’s most popular Instagram photo stops, including the famous flower hearts and the Emirates A380 plane decorated with flowers.

Desert Safari

Premium Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

If you are looking for a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, a Desert Safari tour is the perfect way to soak up the last of the winter sun before summer creeps in.

You can explore the stunning desert landscape of Dubai, explore the traditions of Bedouin life, indulge in dune bashing and camel riding, and witness the mesmerizing sunset.

There are many exciting Desert Safari experiences in Dubai to choose from, including morning and night safari. Check out our full guide to learn more about Desert Safari in Dubai. 

Al Shindagha Museum

Al Shindagha Museum

Explore Dubai’s rich history and culture at the Al Shindagha Museum during the Eid Al Fitr holiday. This unique museum is built across traditional houses that belonged to the first rulers of Dubai, including the royal residence of His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum.

The museum showcases the city’s heritage and traditions through interactive exhibits, displayed in its 22 pavilions, and exciting workshops, including jewelry making, perfume, and Makhdam making.

Families can enjoy a special discount while visiting Al Shindagha Museum during the Eid break with the special Family Pass Discount.

Al Shindagha Museum
25 Sep 2023 - 26 Apr 2024
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Enjoy a Day at the Beach

Dubai Beach

There is no better way to spend a laidback day off than at the beach. Dubai has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and you can spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun and enjoying the pristine waters during the Eid break.

Pick from one of the many popular beaches in Dubai, like Kite Beach and Al Sufouh Beach, where you can relax or participate in exciting water activities like kayaking, jet skiing, and snorkeling.

IMG Worlds Of Adventure

If the little ones are getting antsy at home and need a little adventure, head to IMG Worlds of Adventure. The world’s second-largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds, features four exciting zones where kids can enjoy fun rides and meet their favorite characters from Cartoon Network and Marvel.

The park houses 30+ rides suitable for kids and adults, making it a great place for a fun family day out during the Eid break. Learn more about IMG Worlds of Adventure with our full guide!

Looking for more exciting things to do with kids during the Eid break? Check out our full list of the best things to do in Dubai. 

Go For a Staycation

Palm Jumeirah Islands with a view of Atlantis The Palm

The Eid Al Fitr break is the perfect time to take that long-due staycation with friends and family. UAE has some of the world’s best hotels, ranging from beachside resorts in Fujairah, hillside hotels in Hatta, and luxurious locations, including the only 7-star hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab.

Visitors can enjoy many exciting Eid offers and redeem special discounts for their staycations during the break.

Enjoy a Dinner Cruise

Mega Yacht Dinner Cruise

Make your Eid Al Fitr extra special with a luxury dinner cruise in Dubai. Sit back and relax on a luxury yacht and witness the city’s iconic landmarks from the sea, including Burj Al Arab, JBR, and Ain Dubai.

You can also indulge in a delicious dinner buffet featuring delicacies from around the world and enjoy exciting performances onboard the luxury cruise.