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Updated May 2023

Eid Adha in the UAE is always special. Not just for the auspiciousness of the occasion and the long holiday. Eid in the UAE is marked by dazzling fireworks illuminating the sky. The skies above Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will be lit up with a number of free pyrotechnic displays and LED light shows.

Here is where you can enjoy free fireworks for Eid Adha in the UAE.

Eid Adha 2023 dates & calendars

The date of Eid Adha is determined based on the moon sighting. According to the latest report, Eid Adha is expected to be celebrated on Wednesday, 28 June 2023.

Eid al Adha 2023 in UAE: When and How to Celebrate


Where to see Eid Adha fireworks in UAE?

While the locations holding Eid Adha fireworks for the year 2023 in Dubai and the UAE have not been released yet, the following are some of the locations in the UAE which have been successful in their fireworks displays for Eid Adha 2022. Therefore, it is expected that they will continue the tradition in 2023.

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Abu Dhabi

Yas Island

The Capital’s Yas Island showcased vibrant fireworks displays from the first day of Eid Adha 2022. Taking place over three nights, the show took place at 9 PM every night from the Yas Bay waterfront.

Some other fireworks displays also took place in Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, Al Maryah Island, and Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra.

After their successful display in the previous year, the waterfront is expected to once again host an incredible fireworks show for Eid Adha 2023.


Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain

The Emirate’s most iconic landmark lit up with special greetings during the Eid Adha 2022 holidays. The towering Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai illuminated Eid Adha, with the Dubai Fountain display as part of the show.

From July 20 to 24, the Burj Khalifa ran a celebratory Eid Mubarak projection at 8 PM, following its daily LED light shows in the evenings, followed by the rhythmic dance of the Dubai Fountain later. 

Although the location has not confirmed anything yet, given its successful display in the previous year, the iconic landmark of Dubai is expected to host an incredible fireworks show for Eid Adha 2023 as well. 


Majaz Waterfront

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) also showcased a fireworks display at Al Majaz Waterfront on the first day of Eid Adha 2022. Visitors witnessed three minutes of pyrotechnics at 8 PM, overlooking Khalid Lagoon.

Moreover, tourists who visited the waterfront destination between 20 July and 23 July 2022 could also enjoy live entertainment and stage shows, including roaming parades with artists and acrobats, celebrity impersonators, live music and more.

Following their triumphant presentation last year, it is anticipated that the waterfront will showcase a spectacular fireworks exhibition for Eid Adha 2023, as well.

Aljada and Nasma Residences

A spectacular firework display at two Arada communities — namely, Aljada and Nasma Residences in Sharjah, was also showcased for Eid Adha 2022. 

Starting from the first night of Eid Adha 2022, fireworks continued for the next two nights at entertainment destination Madar Aljada and lifestyle hub Nasma Central at Nasma Residences community in Al Suyouh district.

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