Take advantage of the Eid break by bringing the kids along to the array of entertainment and activities on offer all over Dubai this holy holiday:

Watch fireworks and sing with Baby Shark at Festival City

Dubai Festival City Mall will host a spectacular musical firework display at 9.00pm and 10.30pm on 22 and 23 August. Families can also bring their little ones to Dubai Festival City Mall to meet Pink Fong and Baby Shark on the 24 and 25 August. The popular cartoon characters will perform an interactive medley of children’s songs at 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

Listen to toe-tapping music at Dragon Mart 2

Dragon Mart 2 is set to entertain people of all ages during the week of Eid Al Adha, starting with popular characters from Iftah Ya SimSim and their fun-filled interactive show. Running from the 23 August to 1 September, this space-themed extravaganza will involve plenty of energetic dance numbers and songs.

Run away to the circus at City Centre Mirdif

Families visiting City Centre Mirdif are in for a magical treat with mesmerising performances from acrobats and gymnasts in The Enchanted Circus at Central Galleria. This unmissable, non-ticketed show will take place from 21 August to 25 August at 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm, giving families plenty of opportunities to catch the action.  

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Catch the last few days of Modhesh World at Dubai World Trade Centre

Packed with fun and excitement for the whole family, keep your adrenaline pumping at Modhesh World’s amusement park with its slides and zip lines, as well as the old funfair favourites such as bumper cars, water slides, trampolines, mini trains and much more. Running until 25 August, it’s open daily from 10:00am to 11:00pm on weekdays and 10:00am to 12:00am on weekends. General admission is AED25 and children under 3, senior citizens and people of determination are welcome free of charge.  

Be dazzled by dancers at Dubai Frame

Visitors to Dubai Frame during the Eid holiday will be entertained by Ayala dancers as well as roaming entertainment and giveaways for kids taking place from 22 to 25 August. The traditional and interactive activities are running from 10:00am until 8:00pm each day.

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Blast into space at Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Space Exploration by Discovery Channel by taking space-obsessed kids and families on an extraordinary journey through the history of the galaxy. From the first day of Eid Al Adha until 9 September, Space Exploration by Discovery Channel will host fun and educational live shows and workshops for tiny astronauts in the making as well as an ongoing exhibition including a 3-D outer space simulation, a virtual reality capsule, a Mars Rover replica, a miniature space station, a 3-D space photo wall and more. The exhibition is open from 2pm to 10pm every day, visit the Ibn Battuta website here for more details of the shows and activities and their timings.

Get crafty at Dubai Mall

Especially for Eid Al Adha, The Dubai Mall will be transforming into a celebratory playground, hosting an array of exciting activities and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy from 21 August to 24 August. Kids will have the chance to receive a special gift when they participate in the various arts and crafts workshops hosted by Sheibitna, a much-loved grandfatherly figure from Arabian folklore. The mall also has a line-up of screenings of popular cartoons such as Tom & Jerry and Freej on offer.

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Find joy in jumping at City Centre Deira

City Centre Deira is bringing all outdoor activity and entertainment inside the mall this Eid Al Adha, with a first-of-its-kind indoors pop-up event running from the first day of Eid until 30 September.  As well as various food stalls and pop-up shops there will be a special entertainment zone for live music and all-age movie screenings from 10:00am daily. But a highlight will undoubtedly be the appearance by Flight Crew Jump Rope who will jump-start the action from 21 to 24 August. This international show will keep families fascinated as the incredibly talented jump rope members entertain crowds at 3.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.30pm and 10.00pm.

Attend the parade at IMG Worlds of Adventure

Visitors from 21 August to 25 August Dubai can enjoy plenty of attractions, as the theme park hosts a fun-filled festival for Eid Al Adha. Guests can enjoy a special street parade featuring dance performances and appearances from IMG’s most popular characters. Kids will have the chance to meet their favourite characters from the Marvel film series and The Cartoon Network, as well as dinosaurs from the Lost Valley. Plus the Boulevard will become home to captivating performances from stilt walkers, unicyclists and acrobats, as well as the popular Max Illusionist.

Win big at Mercato Mall

Enjoy an array of fun-filled family entertainment as well as being in with a chance to win gifts worth AED 2,000 daily. With every AED 200 spent at Mercato from 16 August to 25 August, lucky shoppers will be entered into a draw to win incredible daily prizes. There’s also an action-packed schedule of fun activities taking place from engaging stage and street shows, to energetic dance and music workshops.

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