As the pious occasion of Eid al-Adha approaches, it’s the perfect time for a vacation to Dubai with your loved ones. During this joyous occasion, vibrant Dubai becomes an enchanting playground for locals and tourists.

With plenty of attractions and experiences, Dubai ensures an unforgettable travel experience during this festive season. With a long public holiday and many things to do in Dubai, we have curated all vital information about Eid Al Adha 2023 in Dubai.

What is Eid Al Adha?

Eid Al Adha is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. The festival’s date varies yearly based on the new moon’s sighting.

Based on the Eid Al Adha moon sighting 2023, the UAE government announced a six-day break from 22nd June to 2nd July so everyone can celebrate Eid in Dubai with their family.

6-day Eid Al Adha break and getaways in Dubai

Dubai never discontents its visitors, as the city is crammed with many attractions. From skyscrapers to traditional souks to astounding theme parks, Dubai caters to the taste of various travellers.

The entire Dubai comes alive during Eid Al Adha, as celebrations happen in different parts of the city. The city is also adorned with fireworks, performances, musical shows, and many more.

We will present you a list of places you should visit in Dubai during the Eid Al Adha 2023 holidays. You will certainly have a vibrant vacation with your friends and family in whatever areas you choose to celebrate Eid.

Places to Stay

Our recommendations will be,

3-star hotels

  • Nine Hotel ($27 per night**)
  • Orchid Hotel Dubai ($30 per night**)
  • Sun And Sands Downtown ($31 per night**)

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5-star hotels

  • Carlton Palace Hotel ($47 per night**)
  • Crowne Plaza Jumeirah Dubai ($49 per night**)
  • Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Hotel ($50 per night**)

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Places to visit during Eid Al Adha Holidays

1.The Festival Wheel

One popular Eid Al Adha 2023 holiday activity is riding the Festival Wheel. It is indeed a prime key attraction of the area.

You can see amazing views of Dubai City from the top of this giant wheel (about 40 meters high). Moreover, you can also witness the celestial view of the sunset from above.

The Festival Wheel in dubai

Location: the southern part of Dubai Festival Mall

Timing: 11 am to 9 pm

Price: $35 per person

2.Watch the Firework Displays

Dubai greets Eid Al Adha by celebrating various fireworks displays throughout the city. These fireworks are free to watch and ideal for families celebrating this auspicious festival together.

Some popular places for fireworks displays include Pointe, Dubai Festival City, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Creek, etc. As the sky lights up with vibrant colors, Dubai invites you to witness the beauty and splendor of these remarkable displays, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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3.IMG Worlds of Adventure

Are you pondering about where to celebrate Eid in Dubai? There is no other place better than a theme park. Enjoy with your family by spending some time at amazing IMG Worlds of Adventure rides.

It is the first and largest indoor theme park in Dubai, where you can find five different themed areas – Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley, and IMG Boulevard.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

The park also has 40+ rides, ranging from mild to electrifying, so kids and adults can spend some good quality time.

Pro tip: don’t forget to purchase gifts from various park retail stores.

Timing: 12 pm to 10 pm

Price: $93 for adults and $14 for kids.

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4.Atlantis the Palm

Your Dubai trip in Eid Al Adha 2023 won’t be completed without visiting the charming Atlantis the Palm.  It depicts what appears to be a lively and exciting city.

Atlantis the Palm in Dubai

The place is brimming with the world’s largest waterpark, live performances, posh restaurants, and more. Enjoy this Eid Al Adha with a fantastic adventure that includes swimming with dolphins, kayaking, paddling, sliding in the waves, visiting pristine beaches, and much more.

Price: the average price starts from $81 per person.

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Why is Atlantis the Palm Dubai famous?

You can expect unfathomable attractions here, including top-notch dining outlets, unique aquarium experiences and astounding architectural feats. Over 1,500 rooms, exclusive suites, and “super suites,” including highly sought-after underwater rooms, are available at the sprawling resort, which covers several acres.

5.The Green Planet

If you think Dubai is all about sun and sand, you should visit the Green Planet once. Being one of the most-visited attractions in Dubai, it is an ideal escape for Eid holiday lovers.

The Green Planet

This fully-indoor tropical forest is home to 3000 species of birds, animals, plants, and palm trees. There are many interactive sessions for both kids and adults where you will learn about ecosystems, biodiversity, preservation, etc.

As you wander through its stunning natural environment, you will feel that you’re in an actual African city. It is an ideal place for learning for kids and a fun day for adults.

Timing: 10 am to 6 pm

Price: $30 per person (online)

6.Downtown Dubai

Dubai Downtown is another popular place to celebrate Eid Al Adha 2023 with its iconic attractions, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. The one-of-a-kind Dubai Fountain captivates visitors with amazing fountain shows on different music.

Downtown Dubai

You can visit Dubai Mall and check the discounts during this festivity. It will be so much fun in Downtown Dubai, where the Eid spirit can be felt every bit.

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7.La Perle By Dragone

Are you looking for places to visit in Dubai this Eid Al Adha for a change?  La Perle By Dragone is the perfect answer for you.

This fantastic Dubai attraction presents the best acrobatic show in the city. The place embraces visitors with unparalleled live shows to capture adults and kids. You will be amazed by the talented performers and their skills.

La Perle By Dragone

Timing: The time depends on the show you booked.

Price: The ticket starts from $46.

8.Grab some discounts at Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises, a spectacular shopping and entertainment event, starts during the Eid Al Adha holidays. This year, the event will be much bigger and better than previous years, starting 29th June.

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The event will boast exciting deals and offers across the city, along with fun entertainment sessions. For more information, check Google for the DSS schedule and other details.

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9.Dubai Desert Safari

Have you ever dreamt of spending a night under the starry sky enjoying the beauty of the desert during your Eid holidays? Dubai Desert Safari will encourage you to live your dream.

Dubai Desert Safari

In a 4×4 vehicle, take a thrilling journey through the desert and learn about traditional Arabic culture. Desert safaris are a great value because they allow you to participate in activities like buggy rides, get up close with falcons for photos, watch a stunning sunset, and eat a scrumptious dinner.

Your safari tour will be ended with some extravagant performances like an Arabic Tanoura dance, a belly dance show and a fire show.

Exploring the iconic & exciting world of Dubai Desert Safari

Timing: evening desert safari, 4 pm to 10 pm

Price: $25-$30 per person for evening desert safari and $166 for overnight desert safari.

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10.Dinner Cruise

Are you planning to have a wonderful dinner and an astounding view of Dubai on the eve of Eid? Nothing can be better than enjoying a lavish dinner on a traditional Dhow boat at Dubai Marina.

The 2-hr dinner cruise is certainly one of the attractions you can’t miss on Eid. You can also enjoy various traditional shows and performances with your family besides dinner.

Dinner Cruise

Timing: 8 pm to 10 pm

Price: $40 per person

What do you wear on a Dhow Cruise?

You can wear smart casuals and formal on a Dhow Cruise. Shorts for men and women are a no-no. Slippers and flip-flops are also not allowed.

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11.Ski Dubai

If you want relief from the sweltering heat of summer in Dubai, then go for Ski Dubai to enjoy it like a winter wonderland during this Eid Al Adha.

It is a ski resort with slopes for all levels and a snow park for all. At this cool place, you can not only live the polar life but also can partake in various activities like building ice castles, making a snowman, watching the penguins, enjoying chairlift rides, etc.

Ski Dubai

Pro tip: After finishing those cold and thrilling rides, you must sip a coffee at the café.

Timing: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (Monday – Friday)

9:00 am to 12:00 am (Saturday – Sunday)

Price: The ticket starts from $53.

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12.Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai will show you what visiting a Hollywood location is like if you ever want to! The place has motion picture studios like the famous Colombia Pictures and Lionsgate.

Motiongate Dubai

Enjoy the thrills of the roller coaster, Smurf studio tours, woodland playing area, dining area, etc., are some of the craziest attractions of the place.

Location: Dubai Parks and Resort

Timing: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sunday – Thursday)

11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Friday – Saturday)

Price: Day ticket-$89

Gold Annual Pass: $162

Platinum Annual Pass: $216

13.Dubai Garden Glow

Immerse yourself in Dubai Garden Glow’s enchanting world. The place has many unique attractions, stunning light installations, illuminated animal sculptures, and a dinosaur park.

Dubai Garden Glow

It gives a magical experience to all travellers, irrespective of their age.

Price: $16 per person

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14.Take a Tour of Abu Dhabi

Are you planning a weekend trip to Dubai to celebrate Eid Al Adha 2023?

Make a day trip tour to Abu Dhabi from Dubai and explore UAE’s capital. Abu Dhabi’s blend of tradition and modernity can be experienced by visiting iconic landmarks like the Emirates Palace, Yas Island, and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Now you have plenty of choices in Dubai during the Eid holidays 2023. Plan your vacation in the best way so that you can utilize this holiday to the full extent.

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FAQs

How long is Eid al-Adha 2023?

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, is celebrated on the third day of Hajj. This year, it will be celebrated on 28th June and last three days.

Is it good to visit Dubai during Eid Al Adha?

The city never disappoints whenever you plan to spend holidays in Dubai. The entire city is adorned with festive vibes on Eid. You will find many places to visit in Dubai to celebrate Eid with your family. Our guide will also give you an idea of where to go in Dubai to celebrate this majestic festival.

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