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Abu Dhabi celebrates Eid Al Fitr Festival with family activities and events

This year's Eid Al Fitr festivities will bring a series of treats for families taking holidays to Abu Dhabi. The city will be hosting several events such as music concerts, night markets, extended all opening hours, plus the SummerFest Abu Dhabi Promotion at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Abu Dhabi celebrates Eid Al Fitr Festival with family activities and events

Abu Dhabi will be hosting a series of fun-packed activities and events over the next couple of weeks as SummerFest Abu Dhabi and Eid Al Fitr celebrations take place across the city.

Eid-Al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting, Ramadan, and tourists taking Abu Dhabi holidays will be able to enjoy extended festivities throughout the city during the EidFest Abu Dhabi promotion.

The promotion has been organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority to create a "destination festival" that both locals and holidaymakers can enjoy.

Though Eid-Al-Fitr ends on 10th August, 2013, the festivities will continue until 17th August and tourists will be able to enjoy extended mall opening hours, night markets, concerts, and shows, plus the SummerFest Abu Dhabi promotion which will offer entertainment and family-friendly activities in four action-packed halls at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

"Eid is an occasion when visitors and residents alike can come together and share the emirate's social atmosphere and diverse celebrations. Our Eidfest Abu Dhabi campaign has evolved into a stone corner activation to promote Abu Dhabi regionally and internationally as a family holiday destination. With wide-ranging family entertainment activities, promotion offers and unilateral stakeholder support, we have built a platform which will appeal to everyone in Abu Dhabi."

explained Faisal Al Sheikh, the Director of the Events Bureau at TCA Abu Dhabi.

During holidays to Abu Dhabi, younger visitors can get involved in fun and games in ADNEC's LEGO Zone, Heritage Arts and Craft Zone, a 10-metre Extreme Tower bag jump, and Jebel Hafeet - a huge, three-storey Obstacle Course.

The centre will also host the SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES from August 7th-12th in the 200-seat Show World auditorium.

The city's main shopping malls and centres will extend their opening hours until after midnight to mark the final weeks of SummerFest Abu Dhabi and Eid Al Fitr celebrations.

Yas Island will be hosting a concert and tourists enjoying holidays in Abu Dhabi will have the chance to see performances from Lebanese opera star, Yara; Saudi Arabian, Rabeh Saqer; and UAE superstar, Hussain Al Jassmi.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island will be holding an event dubbed ‘Light Racers' from 9th to 18th August, 2013 with daily performances from the 2012 America's Got Talent finalist, Lightwire Theatre; Arab's Got Talent winner, Khawater Al Dalam; and parkour and hip-hop dance unit, Urban Grunge.

Abu Dhabi hotels are expected to be packed out so travellers planning to visit the emirate during the religious festival should book rooms as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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