Our Eid. Your Eid
This fourth in our EidFest series (Oct 14-19), focused on Eid Al Adha, invites visitors and residents to mega activities and emirate-wide events.
Seven Abu Dhabi malls will come alive with dynamic shows by 21 internationally-renowned street performers during EidFest Abu Dhabi.
Top Argentinian, Spanish, English, Scottish, Dutch, American, Canadian and Australian performers will be in Abu Dhabi for the first time for 40-minute shows at Al Ain Mall and Bawadi Mall in the Oasis City, as well as the UAE capital’s Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, Mushrif Mall, Dalma Mall and The Galleria at Sowwah Square.
There’ll also be performances on two purpose-built stages on Abu Dhabi Corniche. Passers-by can have their hands painted with henna or watch traditional ayala dancing at the festival’s Eid Market and Heritage Zone.
For younger kids, it’s entertainment wonderland this EidFest Abu Dhabi with a wealth of shows on offer.
Celebrate with KidsFest from October 15-19 at Zayed Sports City. This free-to-enter action-packed festival lets children enjoy carnival rides, sport clinics, arts and crafts, talent competitions, a petting zoo and bags of entertainment.
The emirate’s malls take on a magical air with lots of family fun and edutainment throughout Eid, bringing to life the spirit of sharing.
Attractions & experiences
A host of attractions have special EidFest offers, activities and events.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park and home to the planet’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, is hosting Speed Week 2013. Celebrate racing with this second annual family speed extravaganza. Be amazed by speed-driven shows, moved by award-winning break dancing and inspired by the classic Speed Parade – all under one red roof!
Enjoy ‘Desert Days, Arabian Nights’ this Ei , with 10% off Desert Safari rates starting at AED 300 (US$ 82) – for transfers, desert safari and dinner, and 10% off overnight stays starting at AED 950 (US$ 259) - including transfers, desert safari, Oasis pool, dinner and breakfast.
Emirates Park Zoo hosts ‘Animal Entertainment Shows’ from October 11-19, while Abu Dhabi’s parks and gardens come together this Eid with a series of family celebrations, running October 14-17.