Eid Al Adha 2022 is close at hand and we already know it’s going be a long weekend. The celebration is incomplete without some dazzling fireworks illuminating the night sky. However, this year we have fireworks at just two venues due to the soaring temperatures – Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall is hosting spectacular fireworks on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm. The fireworks will take place alongside IMAGINE, the incredible water, lights and laser show that takes place everyday after sunset at Dubai Festival City. The iconic destination has also designed some impressive events throughout for festive season.
From Saturday, July 9 until Monday, July 11, a beatboxing harmonica player, Moses Concas, will perform at Dubai Festival City Mall. The multi-talented is the winner of Italy’s Got Talent 2016.
From Saturday, July 9 until Monday, July 11, a traditional Lebanese dance group will put on cultural, 15-minute performances at 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.15pm.
On Tuesday, July 12, visitors will be able to enjoy one of the many traditions of Emirati culture with Al Harbia. Local dancers will entertain the crowds at 5:30pm, 6.30pm, and 8.15pm with a folk dance performed with sticks by a group of men and young boys as they chant Bedouin tunes to celebrate triumps.
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Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Yas Bay Waterfront will have vibrant fireworks lighting up the Abu Dhabi skyline from the first day of Eid Al Adha on July 9th till July 11th at 9pm every night.
Yas Island also has “kids-go-free” offer for Eid, which means kids below age of 12 can get in free to three world-class theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, with a paying adult.
Yas Gaming Festival at Yas Mall (7 – 17 July)
From Thursday, July 7 to Sunday, July 17, Yas Mall is hosting the third edition of ‘Yas Gaming Festival’ as part of Eid Al Adha. The gaming festival is free for all ages at Yas Mall’s sports boulevard, offering a collection of gaming stations, hands-on plays, tournaments, and Esports. There will also be a retro gaming section with throwback titles such as Pac-man, Asteroids, Street Fight 3 and WWE 2k22 available to video game fans.
Yas Theme Parks
From Saturday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 12, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi will be hosting authentic Emirati traditional Ayala performances for Eid.
Eid Al Adha holidays
Eid Al Adha 2022 is falling on July 9th 2022 and Arafah day will fall on July 8th.
As per the official list of public holidays announced by the UAE Government, Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha holidays will be observed from Dhul Hijjah 9 to 12. The corresponding dates on the Gregorian calendar are Friday, July 8, to Monday, July 11.
Residents in UAE can enjoy a long weekend from Friday, July 8 until Monday, July 11.