The Islamic festival of Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on Sept 1, 2017, in Dubai with much pomp and flair. Eid Al Adha is one of the two most significant festivals in Islam and is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. This year on account of the festival the public sector in Dubai will get a long-weekend holiday of three days starting from Thursday, August 31st to Saturday, September 2nd ,2017.
This festival gives the perfect time to come together and celebrate with your family. It is the time when Muslims from across the world travel to the holy city of Mecca for the sacred Hajj pilgrimage. The Islamic population celebrates this festival by praying at the mosques, participate in charity, meet friends and relatives and lastly have a grand feast at home.
For the Visitors:
So if you are in Dubai when this festival takes place, you can participate in the revelries and enjoy the spectacular firework display at various destinations across the city. This year you can enjoy it at two locations - Dubai Festival City (DFC) and The Beach at JBR.
If you want to try something that shows classic UAE culture, then you can visit the Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum where you can discover the desert site which elaborates the Iron Age history of the Emirates. However, if you want to have fun as a family with your kids, you can spend a fun day out visiting the amusements parks or have a picnic in the gardens.
Make the most of your three-day break in Dubai, reconnect with your loved ones, bond with your family, and basically have fun.