Eid Al Adha 2021: Sharjah announces fireworks, parades and activities

Pyrotechnics will light up the skies above Al Majaz Waterfront over the long weekend

New Year fireworks at Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah welcoming 2018. Wam

Sharjah is set to host a fireworks display and a number of family-friendly performances during the long Eid Al Adha weekend.

This year, the holidays will start on Monday, giving many private and public sector workers four days off, followed by a weekend.

To mark the occasion, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced a fireworks show at Al Majaz Waterfront. Visitors can expect three minutes of pyrotechnics on the first day of Eid Al Adha at 8pm, overlooking Khalid Lagoon.

Those who visit the waterfront destination between July 20 and 23, will also find live entertainment and stage shows, including roaming parades with artists and acrobats, celebrity impersonators, live music and more.

A Qasba walkway will also host roaming parades from Tuesday to Friday, July 20 to 23. Families will be able to see stilt walkers and much-loved Disney characters such as Aladdin, Jasmine and The Genie pass by.

Al Montazah Parks will also mark Eid Al Adha from Tuesday to Thursday, July 20 to 22, with dance shows and parades at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm. Themes include oriental peacocks, sea waves and happy harlequins.

Finally, for those spending the break in Khorfakkan, the Khorfakkan Beach walkway will host a roaming circus parade, complete with a human statue, Cyr wheel and more.

Wondering what to do during the Eid Al Adha break? Here’s a comprehensive list of activities taking place in the UAE.

Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi will also celebrate Eid Al Adha with a spectacular fireworks display starting at 9pm from the Yas Bay waterfront.

The event will be live-streamed on Yas Island’s social media channels for everyone to enjoy virtually, as gatherings are prohibited under the island’s Covid-19 precautionary safety measures.

A number of Eid concerts will also take place next week, with Wael Kfoury and Melhem Zein teaming up for an Eid concert in Dubai. In the run-up to the break, Lebanon’s Ragheb Alama will perform two shows at Dubai Opera.

Updated: July 13th 2021, 10:36 AM
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