Looking for something to do this long weekend? Here’s our guide to spending your Eid Al Fitr holidays in Dubai
17 May 2020| Last updated on 20 May 2020
Ramadan will come to an end this May and the city will be celebrating Eid Al Fitr.
UPDATE: UAE extends nightly curfew to 8pm - 6am, which will also cover the Eid Al Fitr holidays. Residents and citizens must not leave their homes after 8pm, except for medical emergencies.
Eid Al Fitr is the breaking of the fast, a period of great celebration for three days following the Holy Month of Ramadan. This year, UAE residents can expect a long weekend as Eid is expected to fall on Saturday 23rd May or Sunday 24th May.
Now usually, Dubai offers an abundance of things to do in the city for the Eid Al Fitr break. While the pandemic has led to fewer outings and events, Eid is still a cause for festivities.
There’s a good number of things to do during the upcoming five-day holiday, with merriment and fun to be had with friends and family across the Emirate.
We’ve built your essential Eid Al Fitr 2020 guide, so you and your loved ones won’t miss out on reveling in the end of Ramadan.
1. Eid staycation in the UAE
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, major commercial flights to and from the country are still suspended, with limited repatriation flights available. But you needn’t travel far out of the UAE for the Eid break. Hotel beaches have re-opened in Dubai, and there are some incredible locations in other emirates like Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman to enjoy.
Take this opportunity to indulge in a mini get-away from our strange new normal, with premium all-inclusive packages and more. Be sure to call your destination ahead to find out their health and safety measures in place!
2. Eid Al Fitr feast
Restaurants and cafes across the UAE have re-opened, allowing dine-ins at a limited capacity. However, authorities have advised against public social gatherings, so consider celebrating from home, as many Dubai restaurants are offering fantastic takeaway and delivery options.
3. Donate in Dubai
Often, this festival is spent performing acts of kindness and charity, and capped with a feast joined by loved ones.
We’ve created a list of UAE charities that you can help support this year.
You can SMS your iftar donation, support UAE students from low-income families by donating your old PCs and tablets, build a care package, or donate to the "10 million meals initiative"!
Keep an eye on this page as we keep you updated on the latest things to do for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai!