Eid Al Adha fireworks 2022: where to watch displays in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Shows will go ahead at some venues despite cancellations at others owing to the high temperatures this summer

Dubai Festival City will put on a firework display on July 10 as part of its Eid Al Adha celebrations. EPA
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Fireworks are a standard part of many UAE celebrations, especially during Eid. However, this year, several venues have cancelled their pyrotechnic plans. This includes The Pointe by Nakheel, and all the operators on Bluewaters Island and Al Seef in Dubai.

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, which organises the Dubai Summer Surprises sale, has also announced it will not host any fireworks for Eid Al Adha this year.

The National also contacted Emaar and La Mer in Dubai, and Emirates Palace in the capital, which have not yet confirmed their plans.

The two venues that have confirmed they will be going ahead with firework displays are Dubai Festival City Mall and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Festival Bay in Dubai will put on a single show on July 10 at 8pm.

In Abu Dhabi, Yas Bay Waterfront will have fireworks for all days of the long Eid weekend, at 9pm.

Fireworks aside, there will be plenty to do over the coming Eid holiday. The annual DSS event is celebrating its 25th year with lots of deals, discounts, prize draws and live entertainment.

Elsewhere, plenty of restaurants are serving Eid-themed menus as well as subsidised meals and two-for-one deals.

Or, you could book a staycation in hotels across the Emirates, many of which have attractive Eid packages.

Eid Al Adha in 2022 falls on Friday, July 8 — which marks Arafat Day — with both public and private sector employees given the whole weekend off to celebrate the holiday, including Monday, July 11.

Last year, the Eid Al Adha holiday began on Monday, July 19, and lasted until Thursday, July 22.

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Updated: July 08, 2022, 7:47 AM