Find the best vantage point for this year's Eid firework displays in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
4 August 2019| Last updated on 5 August 2019
There's no better way to join in the Eid Al Adha celebrations...
Eid Al Adha is almost upon us, and we already know that it's going to be an extra-long weekend for both the public and private sectors in the UAE.
As with most Eid holidays, fireworks will light up the night sky to mark the occasion and for this year, there will only be one place to see the colourful displays
Dubai Festival City Mall will be filling the skies with colourful displays on Sunday 11th August and Monday 12th August, alongside the IMAGINE show. For Eid Al Adha, the record-breaking water, lights, and laser show will display a bespoke Eid show both nights at 8pm and 10pm.
Unlike Eid Al Fitr earlier in the year, which had fireworks displays shown at popular attractions like Al Seef and La Mer, Dubai Festival City Mall will be the only place putting on the grand firework show for Eid so it's sure to be packed.
Our advice? Get down early to bag yourself a great spot and view! And best of all - it's FREE to attend.
Fireworks in Abu Dhabi for Eid Al Adha
Over in the capital, Yas Marina will be hosting a three-day celebration for Eid Al Adha this month. The spectacular firework displays will take place between 9pm and 9.06pm on Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, and Wednesday 14th August.
The Yas Marina Eid Al Adha firework displays are also FREE to attend - so you can sit back and watch the dazzling display without paying a Dirham.
What is Eid Al Adha?
Eid Al Adha means 'Festival of the Sacrifice' or 'Feast of the Sacrifice'. The Islamic holiday marks the date when the prophet Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to show his devotion and obedience to God.
The Islamic holiday also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and follows Arafat Day, which occurs just ahead of the Eid Al Adha festival.