Out and about in Eid Al Adha: All you need to know
Eid literally means celebration. There are festivals and restaurants all around the UAE and AMEinfo brings you the top activities on offer.
Eid AL Adha Concert
Popular Arab singer Balqees will perform a free concert at Dragon Mart 2 on 24 August as part of the citywide Eid Al Adha celebrations in Dubai. Balqees will take to the stage starting 7:30 pm to mesmerize the crowd with her melodic songs such as ‘Ya Hawa’ and ‘Mainoun’ to name a few.
In addition, Bollywood singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan is also set to take to the stage at the Dubai World Trade Centre to entertain music-lovers in Dubai for one night only on 24 August. The popular singer, known for her catchy pop and filmi tunes, will entertain the crowd at Dubai World Trade Centre starting 8:00 pm onwards, guaranteeing an unforgettable Eid experience. Tickets can be purchased from Dubai Calendar at a starting price of $20.
Finally, on 17 August and for one night only, Filipina songstress Morissette will perform her hit concert ‘Morissette is MADE’ at Dubai World Trade Centre. This unmissable concert will begin at 7:30 pm and will see the TV show-winning songstress perform multiple hits from her award-winning album, Morissette. Music lovers are encouraged to purchase tickets from Dubai Calendar at a starting price of just $20 per ticket, for this concert is bound to entertain visitors to Dubai World Trade Centre to celebrate Eid Al Adha.
Awesome awaits this Eid at LEGOLAND Dubai with a range of fun family activities on offer from 16-24 August.
In celebration of the Eid Al Adha holiday, LEGOLAND Dubai has extended its opening times from Thursday 16th of August until Friday 24th of August. The theme park will be open from 12 pm – 10 pm during this period while LEGOLAND Water Park will be operational from 10 am – 7 pm daily.
And if that’s not enough, all guests visiting LEGOLAND Dubai will receive the limited edition 2018 Eid Al Adha brick.
Booking tickets 3 days in advance will cost you $85, and $95 at the gate, for an all-day pass with access to LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park.
From activities to dining, Eid Al Adha just keeps getting better.
Coral Beach Resort
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah has attractive Eid offers across its restaurants which has a menu to keep you asking for more.
Cote Jardin offers Special Eid Buffet per person on August 21 – 22 for $31, inclusive of soft drinks, water, and juices.
Cote Jardin also offers Special Eid Beach & Lunch at $43 per person, which is served between 12:30 am to 3 pm, no drinks included.
Al Dente – 4-course menu from August 21- 23 for $32 per person including a welcome drink from 7 pm to 11:30 pm.
Dining at Pierchic is an unhurried experience. The menu is naturally seafood-centric; however, all palates and preferences are sated with both meat and vegetable dishes.
From the 21st – 23rd August guests are invited to enjoy an indulgent 3-course menu for $143 per person.
SIKKA CAFÉ LA MER & CITY WALK
If you are looking to enjoy a truly traditional Eid feast, SIKKA Café is the place for you.
Conveniently located at two of Dubai’s prime destinations – La Mer and City Walk, SIKKA Café serves Emirati cuisine with influences from Persia and India with unmatched views – of the Arabian Gulf from La Mer, and the majestic Burj Khalifa from City Walk.
Priced at $35 per person, the set menu provides diners the opportunity to savor 11 signature dishes in sample-sized portions and temptingly combines Emirati, Persian and Indian flavors in one complete meal. The unique culinary journey comprises three cold mezzas and three hot mezzas followed by a hearty main course that includes Machbous, Persian Kebabs, and Butter Chicken. For dessert, you can indulge in the delicious Baked Labneh Cheesecake with date jam and Legaimat dipped in honey or date syrup.
Homestead Restaurant and Bakery
Priced at $25 per person. Homestead – Restaurant and Bakery, the home-grown eatery, serves up an eclectic menu that combines the best of International, Emirati, Indian and Persian cuisines. The fresh and healthy meals are prepared using local, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. Signature dishes include the Butter Chicken, Diyay Tahta – an Emirati-style biryani and Kanaad Machbous – the famously fried kingfish served with traditional Emirati spiced rice. Wrap up your meal with Homestead’s delicious range of traditional desserts – especially the Berries Pavlova, which is a light and creamy dessert consisting of a meringue crust that is crisp on the outside and soft and light inside and topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit, making it the perfect summertime treat. Modestly priced and featuring a satisfying menu selection, this restaurant presents an ideal spot for families and friends to spend quality time in a vibrant yet homely atmosphere.
Priced at $30 per person. Poco Loco’s bustling location at The Beach invites Dubai’s foodies to sample contemporary creations from its revamped menu during the festive season. For starters, foodies will love the Queso Fundido, which is a table-side cheese fondue with mixed melted cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes and avocado served with home-made soft taco bread. Diners can tuck into the Tostada de lengua and Smashed Potato tostadas. Taco lovers, do not forget to try the Crispy Shrimp taco and Duck Confit taco. For your mains, you will love the Arroces (rice dishes) that include non-vegetarian options such as Seafood and Baby Chicken, as well as the La Poblana Veggie for the vegetarians. End your meal with some out-of-the-box dessert selections such as Sweet Nachos with pomegranate seeds, red berries dip, pistachio ice cream and chocolate sauce, the Cuban Delight – a citrus yogurt tart with Cuban smoked foam and cactus macaroon, topped with a maraschino cherry and the Tres Leches – triple milk soaked sponge with lemon cream and pistachio. The restaurant also serves a choice of refreshing beverages to complement your meal.
Priced at $35 per person Cocoa Kitchen, a casual homegrown eatery located in the heart of City Walk offers a novel way to feast this Eid Al Adha, through celebrating chocolate – the world’s best-loved ingredient. If you fancy something truly chocolatey, the out-of-the-world menu includes delicious mezzas – hummus, smoked aubergine moutabel, crispily fried falafels, and merguez (a red, spicy mutton- or beef-based fresh sausage from Maghrebi cuisine) and pine nut dumplings. For the mains, diners can enjoy Wagyu Cocoa Crusted Cheese Burger, cooked with 75% Tanzanian cocoa, white chocolate mayo, chocolate brioche bun with Peruvian Ato el Sol 65% cocoa ketchup and fries, Balsamic slow-cooked Lamb Shank with roasted Romano pepper and ancient herbed grains and 70% Cuban cocoa, Butternut squash & 100% cocoa ravioli, with ricotta, pine nuts, and cocoa nib tuille and the CK Butter Chicken cooked with 34% Zephyr white chocolate with paratha and pickle. Diners can also enjoy a variety of the finest loaves of bread – Sardinian music bread, nibbed chocolate pitta, and citrus St Domingue 70% chocolate butter, to name a few.