Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina and Cipriani Yas Island: Enjoy a splash of celebratory fireworks for three days of Eid Al Fitr at both Yas Marina and Cipriani Yas Island from 9pm onwards. Cipriani Yas Island provides a dining experience while Yas Marina offers Captain Tony’s Eid Fireworks Fun Cruise, which is a dhow cruise through which you can witness the colourful night reflecting on the Marina’s waters. The cruise will last one hour and costs Dh100 per adult or Dh50 for kids between 6 and 12 years.

Ferrari World: Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World is hosting their Rollercoaster Rally on the first day of Eid Al Fitr that includes free access to the venue from 6pm until midnight. You can experience the fastest roller coaster in the world, Formula Rossa and there will also be a live DJ, roaming entertainment and other attractions. Rides will be available for Dh60 per go or you can pay Dh100 and enjoy unlimited rides until the park closes.

The Galleria at Al Mayrah Island: Celebrate the final days of Ramadan and spread joy during Eid Al Fitr with activities for the family at The Galleria; intricate henna art, children’s face painting, sand art, lantern making and more will be available for all ages and the whole family to enjoy. Until the June 6 from 8pm to 11pm.


Al Seef and La Mer: Gather your friends and family at La Mer and Al Seef for a brilliant firework display on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, 9pm and 9.30pm respectively. Free entry.

Dubai Festival City: Dubai Festival City’s got their very own Guinness World record holding – IMAGINE, a water, lights and laser show that’s playing on both June 5 and 6 at 8pm and 10pm. There’s two shows per night so be sure to check out this unique production.

Dubai Opera: Spend your Eid Al Fitr with Tamar Hosny who is performing at the acclaimed Dubai Opera on the June 6 at 9pm. A veteran with a career spanning 17 years, the award winning Hosny is here at the Dubai Opera for a single concert during the week of Eid. Tickets are available online from Dh330 onwards at dubaiopera.com.

Legoland Dubai: Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are kicking it up a notch this Eid. Let your friends and family know that there’s a bunch of activities such as building your Lego lantern, themed slides, rides and attractions. Kids can dine from Dh39 onwards at Market Restaurant and Caesar’s Pizza and Pasta Buffet with a free Eid Pop Badge with every kid’s meal. There’s also a free limited edition Lego brick you can take home to cherish, so check out Legoland Dubai with your loved ones for a fun filled Eid. Tickets are available online at legoland.com/dubai.

Le Meridien Hotel: The Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre are hosting a special starry night on the June 7 with musical guests Wael Kfoury & Ragheb Alama live in concert from 9pm onwards. With tickets starting from Dh500 onwards, enjoy an evening of Arab music at its finest. Tickets available online.

Children’s City Dubai: Children’s City Dubai is celebrating the second and third days of Eid with interactive exhibitions and workshops on a range of science subjects. Children can learn more about Eid traditions and spread joy during the holidays. Tickets for children are Dh10, adults are Dh15 and families with two adults and two children are Dh40. Admission begins from 11am to 1pm and 4 to 6pm.

Ibn Battuta Mall: Head on over to Ibn Battuta Mall for this Eid Al Fitr for some exciting Aladdin themed interactive shows, meet and greets, workshops and art and crafts. From June 6-8 and held in the China Court, you can enjoy four shows daily and meet the character of Aladdin with timings of 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. For more details visit ibnbattutamall.com.

Dubai Mall: Storytellers and listeners can gather at Dubai Mall for Sheibitna’s Stories, where the much loved grandfatherly figure is brought to life to share his wisdom about life. Ending on the June 8 and free entry to all, there are real-life grandfathers from seniors’ homes across the UAE who will add their own unique voices.


Al Qasba: Sharjah brings you the story of Cinderella in collaboration with Event Factory and Masrah Al Qasba Theatre with the theatre show called World of Stories — Cinderella. With popular numbers and a swanky set and costumes to marvel over, enjoy your Eid with family and friends and a princess to boot. From June 5-7, at 3pm and 7pm at Al Qasba Theatre. Free to attend.

Sharjah Discovery Centre and Sharjah Science Museum: There are educational and entertaining attractions for you at Sharjah Discovery Centre and Sharjah Science Museum. The centre and the museum presents educational programmes, various cultural competitions and a handicraft workshop. 
Free entry.

What’s so funny

For starters, there’s the performance by stand-up comedy’s super Russell Peters at the brand new Coca-Cola Arena on June 6. The Emmy-award winning Canadian comic’s Deported World Tour which kicked off in Australia and New Zealand will be the inaugural event at the City Walk amphitheatre. Somebody gonna get hurt real bad from all that laughing. Show starts 9pm; tickets from Dh210 at ticketmasteruae.ae.

Then there’s a performance by Mumbai-based comic Sundeep Sharma on June 7 that promises to leave you in stitches. The three million odd views his YouTube videos rack up on an average vouch for it. Organised by VDesi Laughs, the Dubai-based comedy collective the stand-up show at Clavichord, Signature Hotel will see the award-winning writer and voice-over artist ,who has dabbled in cinema (assisting Bollywood director Shoojit Sircar) and plays (with Big Bang Theory star, Kunal Nayyar no less) throw some punchlines. Tickets cost Dh150 per person, call 050 8241453.

As the temperature soars, so do your chances at laughing out loud at The Laughter Factory’s June shows. The month’s line-up include comics Alfie Brown, Greg Morton and Fern Brady — each a force of laughter to be reckoned with. Brown’s notorious for his acerbic, firebrand style of comedy that dwells on the human condition as well as socio-political issues and pushes boundaries while doing it; Greg Morton is the go-to guy that musicians such as Celine Dion and Dionne Warwick rely on to open their concerts on a lighter note — the former DJ’s parody songs such as Obama Man (sung to the tune of Candy Man) were instant earworms, and former Guardian journalist and writer of the BBC comedy show Radges, Fern Brady leaves a mark with her lighting fast wit and plucky writing that doesn’t shy from topical issues.

A journey through dance

Take a trip through the highs and lows of life with Dubai-based dance company Avega Dance Creations’ new production called Yatra. The show that’s making its debut on June 6 at The Junction Alserkal Avenue is a compilation of eight short stories that narrate universal experiences such as weight-loss, gender disparity and insomnia through the vehicle of dance. Various styles of dance, such as Indian classical, hip hop, b-boying and contemporary will come together on stage to unfold tales of physical, emotional and spiritual growth. Tickets cost Dh80 per person at platinumlist.net; call 04 338 8525.