Dubai gears up for Eid Al Adha holidays

eid in dubai

Eid al-Adha or Feast of the Sacrifice, “the Greater Eid” is a big event here in the Muslim world. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael (also known as Ismail).

We are off from Tuesday October 15 to Thursday October 17 next week! Government offices and schools are off from this coming Sunday and resume to work on the 20th of October only.

In short, it’s a festive season and Dubai sees a deluge in tourists and shoppers during this time.

You’re here for Eid and bored in the middle of the night?

‘Dubai 24 Hours’ is back, featuring eight participating malls open 24 hours this Eid. On the first and second day of Eid Al Adha, The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai Festival City Mall, Oasis Centre, Arabian Centre and Lamcy Plaza will stay open for 24 hours. Just like last year.

All day and all night shopping, take that. Must be a desert culture!

The annual fireworks are also back on Dubai’s open beach along Jumeirah to fascinate revellers every night at 9 pm. Check out this Ultimate Guide to Eid Al-Adha 2013 from Gulf News.

Are you in Dubai (or in the Middle East) during Eid? What are your plans?

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