1. The Galleria on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi is kicking off Eid Al Adha celebrations from August 20-24 with Ayyalah performances, personalised Arabic calligraphy samples and sand bottle art. From 3pm-9pm.
2. In Dubai, The Beach will ramp up Eid celebrations with dining, shopping and entertainment deals topped by a spectacular fireworks display at 8.30pm on all three days.
3. At Al Seef, Eid revelries kick off at 6pm daily from August 22-24 August with dance sessions, workshops, life-sized board games and photo booths, as well as roaming entertainment.
4. While you roam around City Walk, wandering performances from Ukrainian group Crazy Drummers and the Black and White, a mix of juggling, acrobatics, magic, dance and pantomime will keep you amused from August 21-24, from 4pm-10pm. DSS mascot Modhesh’s sunny visage will make an appearance for his kiddie fans on August 22.
5. Across the creek, Dubai Festival City too is pulling out all the stops for a memorable Eid Al Adha – twice the explosive fun awaits with two sets of fireworks displays over two consecutive days at 9pm and 10.30pm; for kids live song and dance show Pinkfong and Baby Shark will make its UAE debut with performances at 5pm and 8pm on August 24 and 25. Roaming entertainers will flit around Festival City every few hours and the destination’s popular multimedia show, Imagine, will play out daily from 7.30pm.
6. Dragon Mart 2 is set to entertain with popular characters from Iftah Ya Sim Sim (Arabic Sesame Street) in an interactive, space-themed show from August 23- September 3. Emirati crooner Balqees will regale audiences with a free concert at 7.30pm, mesmerising crowds with hits such as Ya Hawa and Mainoun.
7. Bollywood singer Sunidhi Chauhan will be in concert at the Dubai World Trade Centre on August 24 at 8pm. Known for her catchy pop and film tunes, she will entertain the crowd starting 8pm onwards, guaranteeing an unforgettable Eid experience. Tickets can be purchased from Dubai Calendar at a starting price of Dh75.