Ramadan 2021 Dates: Monday, 12 April to Wednesday, 12 May
Eid Ul Fitr 2021 Dates: Thursday, 13 May to Friday, 14 May
How & Why is Eid in Dubai Celebrated?
Why Spend Eid in Dubai?The residents of Dubai take to the streets to celebrate Eid with fervour. To accommodate this, hotels, restaurants, attractions and authorities all over the city prep themselves. Cinemas are jampacked, reservations of all kinds need to be taken well in advance, and flight tickets are sold out.
The Excellent FoodThe famous food culture of Eid applies more to'Eid-al-Fitr' since it marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Therefore, most of the celebrations revolve around eating and last for more than two days. During this period, the sharing of food is the main focus of family celebrations.
Here is a list of speciality dishes served during Eid in Dubai:
- Ouzi: It is a local speciality of the United Arab Emirates prepared by slow-cooking succulent lamb or goat before mixing it with rice and topping it with fried pine nuts. It's one of the signature dishes of the festival.
- Chicken machboos is another dish named that's prepared by cooking chicken thighs in tomatoes, onions and herbs. It is usually served with basmati rice.
- Luqaimat, a dessert dish is made by dipping doughnut-style balls of dough in honey. Its utterly delicious and the recipe is ideally suited to the occasion.
Festivities During Eid in DubaiThe time of Eid is a stark contrast to the month of Ramadan. Eid is a time of celebrations for the city of Dubai where entertainment goes full swing all over the city. The city's biggest malls and entertainment spots put up spectacular shows which can be enjoyed by both tourists and residents alike. There are also numerous roaming shows, music concerts, individual performances and a lot more on offer. In addition to all this, all amusement parks within Dubai and across the country have some of the other offers as part of Eid celebrations.
Eid Shopping in Dubai
The boutiques, department stores and retail outlets recognise and acknowledge the gifting culture prevalent during Eid. As such, there are some excellent offers to be exploited. From sales at big-name brands to discounts at department stores and supermarkets. Eid is the time to shop. Eid deals are usually announced at the very last minute.
So be sure to visit the Middle East during the period of Eid to sample the culture and the food that is on offer!