DUBAI- With ‘Ramadan in Dubai’ enjoying yet another successful run this year, residents and visitors from around the world can look forward to a fresh feast of entertainment and exciting shopping options at the ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Fitr’ celebrations that are now all set to dawn upon Dubai.
Numerous malls, stores and countless outlets in the souqs that are spread throughout the city, as well as popular leisure and entertainment hotspots are gearing up to welcome residents and visitors of all ages and nationalities during the seventh edition of ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Fitr’ celebrations.
This year, the wide array of events during the ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Fitr’ celebrations include many that are action-packed and one-of-a-kind, with the summer entertainment agenda packed with highly anticipated attractions, including world premieres of the Angry Birds Universe Interactive Experience at Modhesh World, The Decepticon Clone TRANSFORMERS live show at BurJuman and the Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, in addition to a lively calendar of not-to-be-missed musical shows and family-oriented events.
One of the highlights of the much-awaited ‘Eid in Dubai’celebrations will be the spectacular shower of fireworks that will paint the Dubai night sky in full glory. Organized by world-renowned experts, the pyrotechnics display will be set off at 9pm at Dubai Creek (Al Seef Street) during all three days of Eid.
‘Eid in Dubai’ celebrations at Modhesh World
Those looking to give their kids a fun-filled treat they will remember forever, can head to Modhesh World to enjoy the World Premiere of Angry Birds Universe Interactive Experience in addition to the TRANSFORMERS Interactive Experience – set to kick off from the first day of Eid until 8 September at the region’s popular edutainment destination. With the launch of the Angry Birds Universe Interactive Experience, visitors and residents in Dubai are sure to enjoy a novel interactive experience brought to life through a number of games and hands-on activities encompassing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) streams.
The TRANSFORMERS Interactive Experience gives the fans of the popular Autobots a rare opportunity to immerse in a unique zone to test their hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor and spatial skills and problem solving capabilities and logic.
Modhesh World will also be hosting the Hello Kitty and Friends Around The World experience, offering fans of the most popular cat in the world the chance to visit the leading cities of the world, including Dubai, London, Tokyo, Moscow and Paris in the interactive zone offering fun workshops such as arts and crafts face painting and fashion.
Children and adults alike have a chance to enjoy wrestling mania at the WWE Interactive Experience at Modhesh World Children (above nine years) can participate in five experiences, none of which has body contact, including Super Strike, which allow participants to play with toys and have their photos taken with a life-sized cut-out. Other activities too give children the chance to have their photos taken as mementoes.
In addition, other fun activities for all ages including rides such as Carousel, Chair-O-Plane and Crazy Wave – as well as kiddie bungee jumping, bouncy castle-type inflatables, and arcade and video games await guests at Modhesh World. Visitors can also learn more about Emirati culture and traditions at the Heritage Zone. Several roaming artists, interactive Meet and Greet opportunities with Modhesh and Hello Kitty, the Skate Demo Show, Eid Modhesh Show, Twister Balloon Show, Dance and Figure Skate Show and many other attractions are further enhancing the entertainment line-up at Modhesh World during Eid and all through summer.
Besides, Eid and summer shopping has become even more exciting, thanks to a promotion that is running across ‘Eid in Dubai’ and Dubai Summer Surprises, offering shoppers spending AED 200 at a participating mall the opportunity to win prizes up to AED 4 million in prizes.
The second leg of the campaign commenced on 15 July and will run until the last day of Eid. Shoppers have the chance to win prizes of up to AED 1.5 million in cash and AED 500,000 in shopping vouchers. The final leg of the campaign between 2 August and 5 September will see lucky shoppers winning 6 BMW Luxury cars and AED 500,000 in shopping vouchers.
Shoppers can also avail themselves of attractive bargains and deals including discounts of up to 75 % percent offered at malls and retail outlets in Dubai.
Other highlights of ‘Eid in Dubai – Eid Al Fitr’ celebrations:
Hello Kitty Show
28 July – 3 August, The Dubai Mall
Audiences will see Hello Kitty and her friends unfold a magical story full of fun and laughter, with bright costumes and fabulous music and dancing. The Dubai Mall will host three shows daily, each of 25 minutes duration.
World Premiere of The Decepticon Clone TRANSFORMERS Show
31 July – 9 August, BurJuman
The World Premiere of The Decepticon Clone TRANSFORMERS show will see the arrival for the very first time in the UAE of the Autobots and their nemesis Megatron. The three daily shows, each of 20 minutes duration, brings to life three, iconic Cybertronians – Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bumble Bee. Later, children will get the opportunity to meet their favourite characters during a Meet & Greet session. Almost eight feet tall, the robots are set to enthral audiences with an entertaining burst of sci-fi action and special effects on a soaring stage exclusively constructed for the Cybertronians. The TRANSFORMERS show coincides with the Eid release in the UAE of the final movie instalment, TRANSFORMERS 4.
‘Summer is Dubai’ Promotion
Until 5 September, Participating Malls in Dubai
Shoppers spending AED 200 at a participating mall have been given the opportunity to win up to AED 5 million in prizes in the mega “Summer is Dubai” promotion. The first phase of the campaign ran from 7 to 28 June, The second leg of the campaign commenced on 15 July and will run until the last day of Eid. Shoppers have the chance to win prizes of up to AED1.5 million in cash and AED500,000 in shopping vouchers. The final leg of the campaign between 2 August and 5 September will see lucky shoppers winning 6 BMW Luxury cars and AED 500,000 in shopping vouchers. Meanwhile, shoppers can avail themselves of attractive bargains and deals including discounts of up to 75 % percent offered at malls and retail outlets in Dubai.
Layali Dubai Concerts
30 – 31 July, Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre
A line-up of famous Arab singers will take to the stage at Layali Dubai, a series of Arab concerts that will be held at the Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre on 30 and 31 July. Enjoy some of the most lilting melodies of Arabia, and get a close glimpse of top Arabian singers including Ismael Mubarak, Balqees Ahmed, Rabeh Saqer, Shamma Hamdan, Sa’ad Lamjarred, and Ahlam.
Eid Mubarak – Salim Sulaiman Live in Concert
31 July, Zabeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Centre
Two of Bollywood’s top music directors and singers, Salim and Sulaiman will be performing live in concert in Dubai. Together, they have provided the musical scores to over 100 films and 20 TV shows incorporating western, folk, Hindustani and Sufi influences to their music. Their show promises melodious music and electrifying live performance, celebrating the true spirit of Eid in Dubai.
Marhaba Dubai featuring “Shreya Ghoshal” Live in Concert
1 August, Al Nasr Leisureland
A musical spectacle by India’s biggest singing sensation Shreya Ghoshal who will sing her popular numbers from Bollywood and do a medley of s songs from Malayalam & Tamil Films as well. The concert promises to be a treat for music fans from the Indian sub-continent.
Dino Live, Planetarium360, Brick Adventureland
From 28 July onwards, Arabian Centre
Visit the world’s largest movable Dinosaur Exhibition and the world’s largest mobile Planetarium, all under one roof at the Arabian Centre. Families and children can also experience the only one of its kind Brick Adventureland and also catch the Vegas Magic Illusion Show, and participate in many more fun-filled activities.
28 July – 3 August, Mirdif City Centre
A workshop where children can enjoy learning arts and crafts in a specially-designed area within the mall. They can use clay and Popsicle sticks to mould and create their own art pieces to take home. During this workshop children will have the opportunity to meet Modhesh at a Meet and Greet session.
28 July – 3 August, Deira City Centre
A cast of 12 professional performers present a spectacular dance musical dedicated to the biggest musical hits of the past decades. Witness the greatest movie soundtracks of all time played out on stage, embracing Hairspray’s ’You Can’t Stop the Beat’ to Slumdog Millionaire’s ‘Jai Ho’! Set in the guise of a movie awards night, the ‘award nominees’ for the ‘Best All-Time Movie Soundtrack’ are announced and live clips of the soundtrack are played out in front of the audience to simply rock the venue!
Various malls in Dubai
Families and children visiting malls will be entertained by a number of roaming artists and activities including balloon bending, art circus featuring eight circus performers combining circus acts, illusion and puppetry, an amazing one-man band.
Dubai Sports World
Until 30 August, Dubai World Trade Centre
One of the largest indoor sports destinations in the Middle East has opened its doors to offer those with a penchant for sporting excitement the opportunity to be a part of the action within a professional standard and air-conditioned arena. The purpose-built indoor sports facility will feature action and excitement across the sporting spectrum –football, rugby, basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, and much more.
Free Summer Camps
28 June to 6 September, Dubai Outlet Mall
6 July to 16 August, Dubai Sports City
20 July to 6 August, Reef Mall
These summer camps are organised in association with DFRE and Knowledge and Human Development Authority and Ministry of Education, Dubai Educational Zone. Some 100,000 registration forms have been distributed across more than 100 schools. Kids between the ages of 3 and 16 can participate for free with each participant getting one session free at any or all of the venues. A special ‘Eid in Dubai’ Kids camp will be held at Dubai Outlet Mall from 28 July – 2 August from 10am to 10pm.