Firework displays taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for Eid Al Adha 2019

There will be a number of free displays across the UAE

Abu Dhabi, June, 04, 2019: Fireworks display at the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Satish Kumar/ For the National
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Firework displays are set to take place across the UAE to celebrate Eid Al Adha.

To mark the celebrations, the skies above Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be lit up with a number of free displays.

It was announced on Thursday that Sunday August 11 will be the first day of Eid Al Adha, according to an observatory in Saudi Arabia.

The new moon to mark the start of Dhu Al Hijja on Friday was sighted in the early evening of Thursday. This means that Eid Al Adha will fall on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hajja, or August 11.

Eid Al Adha will be celebrated from Saturday August 10 to Tuesday August 13, giving workers across the public and private sector four days off, returning to work on Wednesday August 14.

As with previous years, more fireworks displays are likely to be announced closer to the time, but for now, here is where you can see fireworks for Eid Al Adha in the UAE:

epa06812368 Fireworks illuminates the sky over the Yas Viceroy luxury hotel on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the Marina on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, late 15 June 2018 (issued 16 June 2018). Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the three day festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it will be observed on 15th or 16th of June depending on the lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two major holidays in Islam.  EPA/ALI HAIDER

Yas Marina Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina will be hosting a three-day celebration to mark Eid Al Adha, welcoming families and friends from across the UAE. Each day of the celebration will end with a fireworks display starting at 9pm, which will be easily visible from any of the Marina's nine restaurants.

Italian restaurant Cipriani Yas Island will open for the celebration, offering guests uninterrupted views of the display, while those looking for something a little different can enjoy the celebrations from the deck of a traditional dhow with Captain Tony's Eid Fireworks Fun Cruise.

Fireworks display to celebrate Eid Al Adha at the Festival City in Dubai. Satish Kumar for The National

Dubai Festival City

On Sunday August 11 and Monday August 12, Dubai Festival City Mall will be hosting a series of spectacular firework displays to celebrate Eid. The fireworks will coincide with Imagine - Dubai Festival City's water, laser and light show, and will take place at 8pm and 10pm each night. The fireworks are free for all to enjoy.

We will be adding in news of more displays across the UAE as they are announced.