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As we slowly approach Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, with the spin of the Earth and wait with bated breath for the waltz of the crescent moon in the sky, governing authorities of Islamic countries are announcing the festivities lined to celebrate the auspicious event.

According to Wego’s report, GCC countries are gearing up for Eid al-Fitr celebrations filled up with special events. 

From Bahrain to the United Arab Emirates, a diverse array of cultures and traditions are coming together to prepare for the Eid al-Fitr festivities, fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity. 

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Qatar, in association with Qatar Tourism, is preparing for Eid al-Fitr with an array of concerts and musicals, from local and international musicians to Disney blockbuster orchestral musicals. There are also special Eidya packages that invite their GCC neighbors to visit Qatar and celebrate the Eid festivities with delightful Qatari people.

UAE (Dubai)

Dubai, the Emirati jewel famous for its glitz and glamour, is dusting itself off to prepare for a spectacle during Eid celebrations. A host of events created by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) are all set to wow the world. The festivities started on 23 March and will continue till 21 April 2024.

These events dress up the city by interweaving the cultural experiences with festive citywide lighting, special Ramadan markets, and attractive discounts on retail products.

Special firework display at the beach, live food stations and live entertainment for Iftar and Suhoor, Iftar Cannon firing off by the Dubai Police, Expo City Dubai’s charity initiative are just some of the many ways Dubai is celebrating Eid al-Fitr. 

We also recommend checking out our dedicated Dubai article to learn more about the best fireworks shows in Dubai and the UAE during Eid.

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A plethora of events are lined up for Eid al-Fitr in Bahrain from 9 April to 3 May 2024. These include theatrical comedies that mirror life’s diverse shades, light shows and live musical performances that echo the myriad hues of life, and a spectacular color show. Each event offers a unique experience, ensuring there’s something for everyone to relish during Eid in Bahrain.

Please visit the official Bahrain calendar website for more details and ticket bookings. 

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh and Jeddah are also assembling to add some spark to the crown of Eid al-Fitr celebrations. According to the Eid al-Fitr 2024 booklet recently released by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), there will be fireworks shows, concerts, and theatrical performances all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to celebrate the joyous event.

GEA’s theme for this year’s Eid al-Fitr is “Your Eid Is among Your Family and Loved Ones” meant to reflect GEA’s efforts to foster communication and spread happiness among Saudi residents and visitors.