Things to do over Eid in Dubai

Eid in Dubai

Eid is the time of festivity and celebrations and Eid in Dubai, the city that never sleeps, is full of fun and excitement activities to indulge into during the Eid holidays.

On the occasion of Eid Al Adha 2014, Government of UAE has announced a 3 day holiday for private sector and a 4 day holiday for public sector. For all the residents who are having a staycation and the visitors coming to Dubai to during Eid holidays, there are lots of activities going around this Eid.

Things to do over Eid in Dubai

Sesame Street Live – Elmo Makes Music
Date: Monday, 29th September – Saturday, 04th October 2014
Duration: 6 days
Audience: Children, Family, General Public
Venue: Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah
Admission: AED 249
Website: http://www.elmodubai.com/

Eid Fireworks
Date: Thursday, 02nd – Saturday, 11th October 2014
Duration: 9 daysTimings:9:00 PM
Audience: Family, General Public
Venue: Um Suqueim 2, Jumeirah
Admission: Free

Big Boys Toys UAE 2014
Date: Friday, 03rd – Sunday, 05th October 2014
Duration: 3 days
Audience: General Public, Trade Professionals
Venue: Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina
Admission: AED 100
Website: http://www.bigboystoysuae.com/

Fashion Forward Season 4
Date: Saturday, 04th – Monday, 06th October 2014
Duration: 3 days
Audience: General Public, Trade Professionals, Women
Venue: Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah
Admission: Visitors- AED 75 day pass/ AED 200 three day pass, Student- AED 50 day pass/ AED 150 three day pass
Website: http://www.fashionforward.ae/

Eid Beach Fun
Date: Sunday, 05th – Saturday, 11th October 2014
Duration: 7 days
Timings: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Audience: Family, General Public
Venue: Kite Beach, Jumeirah
Admission: Free

Rhythm of Arts
Date: Sunday, 05th – Saturday, 11th October 2014
Duration: 6 days
Timings: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Audience: Children, Family, General Public
Venue: Zabeel Park
Admission: Park Entrance Fee applicable

Eid al Adha celebrations at Mercato
Date: Sunday, 05th – Saturday, 11th October 2014
Duration: 7 days
Audience: Children, Community, Family, General Public, Women
Venue: Mercato
Admission: Free

Metro timings during Eid holidays

Dubai Metro Stations will be open for passengers on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (2nd, 4th and 5th October) from 05:30 am up to 02:00 am (on the following day), and on Friday October 3rd, the metro service will be operational from 10:00 am up to 02:00 am (on the following day).

On the following days of October 06th and 07th (Monday and Tuesday), the metro service will start at 05:30 am and run up to 01.00 am. On October 15th, 16th and 17th (Tuesday to Thursday) the same opening times are applied.

Bus timings during Eid holidays

Bus service will start at 05:10 am and continue up to 12:00 am from Saturday 4th October until Monday 6th October at the main stations such as the Gold Souk and Al Ghubaiba.

At the subsidiary stations of Satwa, Qusais, Qouz Industrial and Jebel Ali, the service to Jebel Ali Station will start from 06:00 am until 10:00 pm, and for other stations it will be from 05:30 am until 11:45 pm except for Route C01 which will be operational round-the-clock.

At Metro feeder bus stations, such as Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta, Abu Hail, Etisalat, and Burj Khalifa stations, the service timing will be from 05:15 am to 01:10 am (on the following day) as all Metro Feeder Bus Stations will be synchronized with the metro operational hours.


The timing of commercial buses and inter-city bus service will be as follows: main stations (like Ghubaiba) will remain operational 24 hours a day, while subsidiary stations (such as Sabkha, Union Square, Deira City Center and Karama) will be on duty from 05:30 am up to 12:00 (midnight).

External stations such as Sharjah (Jubail – Bur Dubai) will be on service round-the-clock, while Abu Dhabi station will be operational from 05:00 am to 11:55 pm. Fujairah station will be running from 06:40 am to 10:00 pm, and Ajman station will be on service from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm while Hatta station will start service from 05:30 am and continue up to 09:30 pm.

Free Parking during Eid holidays

All paid parking zones in Dubai will be free to use during the Eid holidays except for the parking lot at the Fish Market and the multi-level parking terminal as of Friday 03 October. Fees will be activated as of Tuesday 7 October.

Marine transportation during Eid holidays

The working hours of the Water Bus (through Al Khor stations) start on Thursday at 07:00 am and continue up to 10:00 pm and on Friday from 10:00 am until 12:00 midnight. As for the Water Bus at Marina station, services start on Thursday from 10:00 am and continue up to 12:00 midnight, while they will start at noon on Friday from 12:00 pm to run till midnight.

The Water Taxi during the Eid holidays will be operative from 10:00 am up to 10:00 pm, Dubai Ferry will provide service at Al Ghubaiba Station on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm, 06:30 pm, while at Marina Station, Dubai Ferry will be operational on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am, 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm.

Are you spending your Eid in Dubai or going abroad? If you are having a staycation, do share with us your plans for this Eid al Adha.

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