Dubai's malls dazzle amid Eid Al Fitr celebrations
From shopping to dining, Dubai residents flock to the malls as celebration spirit engulfs emirate
The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, has been celebrating Eid with a range of colourful cultural activities and rewarding lucky shoppers with Gift Cards. Shoppers who spend AED300 at any of the outlets of the mall until September 3 can enter a draw for winning the Gift Cards. The draw will be held on Sept. 4 with a grand prize winner receiving Gift Cards worth AED100,000 and others receiving Gift Cards of AED30,000 each. The cultural activities to attract shoppers to the mall this Eid include live band performances, henna painting, Arabic tents serving coffee and dates, falconry, Emirati heritage activities, and face painting. Eid celebrations also include balloon bending, parades by The Dubai Mall and Hamleys, and traditional Dabkeh, oudh, quanoon and piano music renditions. The parades at Dubai Mall during Eid celebrations will feature acrobats, trumpet players, flag carriers, clowns, stilt walkers and entertainers. Nasser Rafi, CEO, Emaar Malls Group, said: “Eid at The Dubai Mall is one of the busiest times as we welcome visitors from around the world.” "We are bringing a colourful showcase of activities as well as the opportunity for shoppers to win a range of prizes all through the Eid holidays. The promotion underlines our commitment to offer our visitors a memorable experience at the mall and also derive extra value when they shop at any of the 1,200 retail outlets," Rafi added. The Dubai Mall features over 1,200 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets. With Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale’s as the anchor stores, the mall has a dedicated Fashion Avenue hosting 70 of the world’s leading names in haute couture. Eid celebrations have also been taking place at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Eid is the perfect time to treat someone close to you with a luxury gift. Eid is also a good time to shop with many retailers offering special offers to celebrate the time of year. The Mall of the Emirates has put on special events to celebrate the Eid holiday.