UAE: Residents and visitors will be United in Celebration as Eid in Dubai promises fantastic citywide festivities

  • Modhesh World place to be this Eid; Entrance fee for Modhesh World is AED 25 during Eid days
  • Daffy Duck and Taz DSS World Premiere at Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates at 5:30pm 6:45pm and 8:00pm

UAE: The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), invites residents and visitors to the emirate to prepare themselves for fantastic citywide festivities during the ‘Eid in Dubai’ celebrations, which runs until 22 July.

The annual ‘Eid in Dubai’ celebrations is a key initiative aimed at further enhancing Dubai’s position as the preferred destination for families during the Eid A Fitr holidays. ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Fitr’, brings together people from different communities and cultures from within and outside the emirate to promote the true spirit of the emirate’s multicultural environment under the theme, “United in Celebration”, and offers a rare opportunity for visitors to explore and discover Arabic customs, cuisine and culture through family-oriented social, cultural and entertainment events.


From spectacular fireworks displays, to exciting Layali Dubai concerts, a DSS World Premiere show, a circus fiesta to the Eidiyat Dubai Promotion at shopping malls across the city, Dubai will come alive with a packed calendar of activities offering something for every member of the family.

Spearheading the celebrations surrounding the 8th edition of ‘Eid in Dubai’ will be Modhesh World – one of the biggest edutainment destinations in the region – which will be the place to be from the first day of Eid Al Fitr until 22nd July for those seeking to enjoy a multitude of activities at a single location. The 16th edition of Modhesh World will welcome families from all cultural backgrounds and children of all ages to come and celebrate Eid with three consecutive days of special stage shows and parades, in addition to amazing attractions, world-class entertainment and interactive learning opportunities for children.

The entrance fee for Modhesh World during Eid days will be AED 25 per person with a gift of a voucher from DigiPhoto worth AED 20. After Eid, the entrance fee will be AED 20 per person.

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Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Fitr calendar of events

Modhesh World
9 July – 29 August, Dubai World Trade Centre Hall 1-8
Modhesh World will be the main destination to go to during the five days of Eid in Dubai festivities. Hosted by Modhesh, the ever-smiling mascot of Dubai, the themed family indoor edutainment destination will celebrate its biggest ever edition in its history, over an area of 34,000 sq. m at Dubai World Trade Centre and featuring the largest number of attractions at an indoor entertainment destination of its kind in the region. During Eid in Dubai, families and children can expect special stage shows and parades at Modhesh World. With its exciting theme, ‘Every step is a new adventure’, families can enjoy numerous attractions including the Fly Jump, Mirror Maze, X-Rider, The Slide and Valkyrie, international characters and interactive learning opportunities for children.

Eid Fireworks
THE BEACH, Opposite JBR, 1st, 2nd, 3rd day of Eid
The Dubai night sky will come alive during the Eid festivities with some of the best pyrotechnics staged by world-renowned experts. A grand fireworks display will take place at THE BEACH, opposite JBR, commencing at 8:30pm during the three days of Eid.

Layali Dubai Concerts
19-20 July, Sheikh Rashid Hall – Dubai World Trade Centre
Renowned music artists from the Arab world will converge in Dubai this Eid, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy an amazing entertainment experience. Enjoy some of the lilting melodies of Arabia, and get a close glimpse of top Arabian entertainers, at the Layali Dubai concerts at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Rabeh Saqr and Balqees will perform on 19 July while Ahlam and Majid Muhandis will take to the stage on 20 July.

Daffy Duck & Taz in “What Stole My Chicken?” DSS World Premiere
First day of Eid – 26th July, Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates
Show timing: 5:30pm 6:45pm and 8:00pm
A stage show specially produced and written for audiences in Dubai, featuring the famous characters from Looney Tunes. The mall will host three shows per day, each of 20 minutes duration, while there will be workshops with a Daffy Duck zone, a ‘Chill out’ area for watching Daffy cartoons, Daffy template colouring for the kids, Daffy beak & mask making, and more. Each show will be followed by a Meet and Greet session with one of the characters.

Eid Toy Carnival
18 – 22 July, Participating stores
A new Eid in Dubai initiative, this promotion will create a festive ambience for children during the celebrations of ‘Eid in Dubai- Eid Al Fitr’. The campaign will highlight the period of gifting with Eid decorations, promotions, offers, meet-and-greet sessions, give-aways, instant winnings and fun activities. Give your children an Eid to remember. Discover an awesome collection of toys and promotions from Hamleys, The Toy Store, Toys “R” Us and Kinokuniya.

Circus Fiesta
1st day of Eid Al Fitr until 29 August, Mercato Mall
The Fiesta showcases daily, live circus shows featuring African Circus- 36 acrobats performing breathtaking feats; Color Circus- a comic version of the real deal; Kids European Circus- little performers from the circus school entertain with a dazzling act and mind-blowing choreography; Kids Circus Workshops- learn the ropes and get ready to see the act up and close like never before with Meet and Greet events, face painting and Acrobatics workshops; and Roaming artistes.

The Magical Box Ballerina
1st, 2nd and 3rd day of Eid Al Fitr, Ibn Battuta Mall
This spectacular show tells the story of how a soldier falls in love with a toy ballerina with the performance featuring professional Ballet Dancers, and other characters. Combining classical ballet techniques and adding a modern twist by using a contemporary choreography and music, creating this fusion of performances giving the guests an eye opening show to remember.

Children’s Ballet Show from Russia
First day of Eid – 22 July, City Centre Deira
A highly talented group of children will provide a very special Eid treat for the mall visitors with a magnificent ballet performance. The group consists of members of the Musical and Choreographic Arts Centre, one of the most brilliant and gifted children’s creative centres of St. Petersburg. Arts Center will present a new program, prepared especially for Dubai. It is filled with colorful costumes, amazing choreography and mesmerizing ballet variations.

Bavarian Show
First day of Eid – 20th July 2015, Dubai Festival City Mall
This show will take audiences at Eid in Dubai 2015 on an exciting journey through traditional Bavarian entertainment complete with the lovely Munich girls dressed in traditional Bavarian dirndls! Recreating all the charm and spirit of Bavarian folklore, this internationally renowned group perform a lively musical programme featuring traditional Bavarian dances, songs and instruments!

Grand Piano
First day of Eid – 22 July, City Centre Mirdif
This is an exclusive show for Dubai Summer Surprises and is being brought to the Middle East for the first time.The world record dancing Grand Piano originally from Italy, is a combination of dancing elements and classic piano melody. The music artists will play dancing with their foot on the giant piano to show the magic of the light and the lively sounds.

Eidiyat Dubai Promotion
1 July till last day of Eid, Participating malls
DFRE has joined hands with the Dubai Shopping Malls Group to run a special Eid promotion from 1 July until the last day of Eid, offering shoppers who spend AED 200 at participating malls the chance to win cash prizes totalling AED 1.5 million. The malls participating in the promotion are Al Bustan Centre, Al Mulla Plaza, Arabian Centre, Bin Sougat Centre, BurJuman, Dubai Outlet Mall, Lamcy Plaza, Mazaya, Oasis Centre, Palm Strip, Sunset Mall, Twin Tower, Reef Mall, Times Square Centre, Ethihad Mall, Barsha Mall, THE BEACH – Opposite JBR, CITY WALK, Karama Centre, BOXPARK, UpTown Mirdiff, Wasl Vita, Wasl Square, and Wasl District.

With Dubai renowned for its unique shopping experiences, residents and visitors can also participate in many other retail promotions and pick up attractive bargains and deals including discounts of up to 75 % that will be offered at malls and retail outlets in Dubai.

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