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.

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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.

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Special Eid Al Adha Discounts In Dubai

As the festive spirit fills the air, several popular attractions are offering special discounts to make your holiday even more memorable. From thrilling adventures to mesmerizing cultural experiences, here are some must-visit places where you can avail exciting discounts.

These discounts are exclusively available on Platinumlist.

Ski Dubai – 29% Off

Experience snow in the middle of the desert at Ski Dubai at a special discounted price during Eid Al Adha. Enjoy the snowy oasis with a 29% discount during the Eid break and make the most out of your 6-day weekend.

Atlantis Aquaventure and Lost Chambers Aquarium – 10% Off

Immerse yourself in a world of aquatic wonders at Atlantis Aquaventure and explore the mysterious depths of the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Enjoy a thrilling waterpark experience and uncover the secrets of marine life, all while enjoying a fantastic 10% discount.

Yas Island Theme Parks – 17% Off

Discover an oasis of excitement at Yas Island, home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros. World™. Get your adrenaline pumping on thrilling rides, splash your way through water slides, and dive into the world of beloved cartoon characters with a special 17% discount.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum – 10% Off

Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, a masterpiece of architectural brilliance. Explore captivating exhibitions showcasing ancient artifacts and modern masterpieces. Enjoy a 10% discount and indulge in the world of art, history, and creativity.

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – 25% Off

Journey into the depths of the ocean at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Witness mesmerizing marine life up close, walk through the underwater tunnel, and even have the chance to swim with sharks. Enjoy a 25% discount and explore this aquatic wonderland during Eid.

Aya Universe – 32% Off

Embark on a cosmic journey like no other at Aya Universe. This immersive space-themed experience takes you on a virtual adventure through the universe, blending technology, art, and storytelling. Enjoy a stellar 32% discount during Eid Al Adha and prepare to be amazed by the wonders of the cosmos.

Dubai Frame – 6% Off

Capture the perfect panoramic snapshot of Dubai’s past and present at the Dubai Frame. This architectural marvel stands tall, offering breathtaking views of the city’s iconic landmarks. Enjoy a 6% discount during Eid Al Adha and step into the frame to witness the contrasting beauty of old and new Dubai.

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Dubai Parks & Resorts – 16% Off

Immerse yourself in a world of excitement and entertainment at Dubai Parks & Resorts. This sprawling destination features four theme parks – Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park. Enjoy a delightful 16% discount and create everlasting memories with your family and friends.

Madame Tussauds Dubai – 10% Off

Rub shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussauds Dubai, where you can get up close and personal with lifelike wax figures of your favorite celebrities, historical icons, and sports legends. Enjoy a 10% discount and strike a pose alongside your idols in this immersive celebrity experience.

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.

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.

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Enjoy An Exciting Night Of Music With Hussain Al Jassmi & Kadim Al Sahir

Experience an unforgettable evening of music and celebration as two of the Arab world’s most beloved superstars, Hussain Al Jassmi and Kadim Al Sahir, come together for an unforgettable concert at the Coca-Cola Arena. Get ready to indulge in an evening filled with soul-stirring melodies, rhythmic beats, and an atmosphere of pure joy this Eid.

Celebrate Eid With Mohamed Abdo

The renowned Saudi singer is returning to Dubai after five long years for an exciting performance to mark the Eid Al Adha celebration in Dubai. Mohamed Abdo will be bringing his iconic melodies to the Coca-Cola Arena stage on July 2nd for a memorable night of celebration. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with nostalgia, emotion, and enchantment as you bear witness to his incredible live performance.

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16:00 Sun 02 Jul 2023
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Watch Assala Nasri Live In Al Ain

Experience an exciting night of music and celebration at Assala Nasri’s exclusive event at Al Ain Convention Center. Assala Nasri, known for her powerful and emotive voice, has captivated audiences worldwide with her soulful performances. Don’t miss your chance to witness Assala Nasri’s awe-inspiring performance live on stage.

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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.

Dubai Summer Surprises Dates Announced for 2023

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.

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.

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Have a fun day out with kids at IMG Worlds of Adventure

Treat the little ones to an exciting day out at IMG Worlds of Adventure. The fully-indoor theme park is the second largest in the world and features 40+ rides ranging from mild to thrilling so that both kids and adults can enjoy a good time. The park gives a wave of nostalgia with its four unique themed areas – Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley, and IMG Boulevard.

Wanna learn more about IMG Worlds of Adventure? Check out our full guide.

Take a tour of the Burj Al Arab

Experience the luxury of the world’s first 7-star hotel with a 90-minute guided tour with a private butler who will take you around the premises and share all the stories and secrets of the iconic building. You can tour the famous Royal Suites, the garden, and the fountains and take Insta-worthy photos against the many photographic spots.

Experience presidential beauty at Qasr Al Watan

Take a trip down to the capital during the long weekend to experience the marvelous presidential palace, Qasr Al Watan. Adorned with elegant yet luxurious interiors, the palace is truly a magnificent site to behold. You can also tour the exhibits and the gardens of the palace and learn more about the rooms in which big presidential decisions are made.

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Take a refreshing break at The Green Planet

If you’re looking for a little nature break from the sand and the sun, The Green Planet makes for the perfect escape. The fully-indoors tropical forest houses hundreds of tropical birds and animals on its four floors and features many interactive sessions for both kids and adults. There is both play and learning for the little ones and an exciting and fun day for the grown-ups.

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Visit a Museum

Dubai is jam-packed with iconic museums (all located indoors) that are perfect for a fun family day out. Apart from the historical and cultural places like Shindagha Museum, you can also experience one of Dubai’s unique museums like the Museum of Illusions and the 3D Selfie Museum. And of course, we can’t forget the beautiful Museum of the Future.

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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.

Experience the city with a private tour

Explore the iconic landmarks of Dubai on a city tour during Eid Al Adha. Visit attractions like the Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and the historic Dubai Creek and experience the city’s rich culture and modern architecture during the long break.

Check out our full Dubai City Tour guide here.

Visit At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Take an elevator ride to the observation decks on the 124th and 125th floors of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and enjoy breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline and capture memorable photos at the top of the world. Explore both floors of the observatory and learn more about the history and design of the marvelous structure.

Take a tour of Abu Dhabi

Embark on a day trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai and explore the capital city of the UAE. Visit iconic landmarks like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Yas Island, and the Emirates Palace and experience the blend of tradition and modernity in Abu Dhabi.

Experience sparkling lights at Dubai Garden Glow

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dubai Garden Glow. This unique attraction features stunning light installations, illuminated animal sculptures, and a dinosaur park. It’s a magical experience for visitors of all ages.

Experience Bedouin culture with a Desert Safari

Venture into the desert for an exhilarating desert safari experience. Enjoy thrilling activities like dune bashing, sandboarding, and a camel ride. Complete your adventure with a delicious BBQ dinner under the starry sky.

Ride a Jetski in Dubai Marina

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling jetski experience in Dubai Marina. Explore the stunning coastline, iconic landmarks, and enjoy the thrill of riding the waves on a jet ski.

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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