Eid Al Fitr in Dubai

Eid Al Fitr is the celebration and holiday that marks the end of Ramadan – the holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word for ‘festivity’ while ‘Fitr’ means ‘to break the fast’. Eid Al Fitr is also known as the lesser Eid, compared to Eid Al Adha or the Greater Eid, which follows the Hajj.

It is customary to greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’ (Blessed Eid) or Eid Sa’id (Happy Eid). Eid Al Fitr is a day of blessings for all fasting Muslims as they are promised great rewards by Almighty Allah for observing their fast.
As Almighty Allah has put Muslims to test during Ramadan, Muslims feel a great sense of achievement at the end of the month: it is the joy of spiritual fulfilment. Zakat Al Fitr, or the giving of alms, is offered to the poor before Eid.

The ceremony of Eid Al Fitr starts early morning with Eid prayers. This service is generally held in a large open place and is attended by thousands of Muslims. After the prayer, the leader of the prayer or the Imam delivers a short sermon and then people greet each other. The rest of the ceremonies, generally, are held privately with families and friends. Even though fasting is not permitted during Eid, the major part of the celebration is not to just eat and drink but to pray, and for Muslims to get together to remember Allah's bounties and celebrate His glory and greatness. (Adapted from Gulf News. See more.)
 

The Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment has unveiled the main attractions of "Eid in Dubai" to mark festivities coinciding with Eid Al Fitr for 2013.

Being organised for the third consecutive year, "Eid in Dubai" aims to promoting Dubai as a festive destination during Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha celebrations. It also aims to bring together the diverse cultures and nationalities residing or visiting Dubai to celebrate this joyous occasion in three days of continuous festivities designed to cater to all ages.

  
Eid Vacation Packages – Emirates Holidays
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Eid Al Fitr is the celebration and holiday that marks the end of Ramadan – the holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word for ‘festivity’ while ‘Fitr’ means ‘to break the fast’. Eid Al Fitr is also known as the lesser Eid, compared to Eid Al Adha or the Greater Eid, which follows the Hajj.

It is customary to greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’ (Blessed Eid) or Eid Sa’id (Happy Eid). Eid Al Fitr is a day of blessings for all fasting Muslims as they are promised great rewards by Almighty Allah for observing their fast.
As Almighty Allah has put Muslims to test during Ramadan, Muslims feel a great sense of achievement at the end of the month: it is the joy of spiritual fulfilment. Zakat Al Fitr, or the giving of alms, is offered to the poor before Eid.

The ceremony of Eid Al Fitr starts early morning with Eid prayers. This service is generally held in a large open place and is attended by thousands of Muslims. After the prayer, the leader of the prayer or the Imam delivers a short sermon and then people greet each other. The rest of the ceremonies, generally, are held privately with families and friends. Even though fasting is not permitted during Eid, the major part of the celebration is not to just eat and drink but to pray, and for Muslims to get together to remember Allah's bounties and celebrate His glory and greatness. (Adapted from Gulf News. See more.)
 

The Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment has unveiled the main attractions of "Eid in Dubai" to mark festivities coinciding with Eid Al Fitr for 2013.

Being organised for the third consecutive year, "Eid in Dubai" aims to promoting Dubai as a festive destination during Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha celebrations. It also aims to bring together the diverse cultures and nationalities residing or visiting Dubai to celebrate this joyous occasion in three days of continuous festivities designed to cater to all ages.

  
Eid Vacation Packages – Emirates Holidays
Atlantis Eid Hotel Packages – Atlantis the Palm
 

 

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All about Zakat – Zakat Fund; Tips about Islam - Just Landed; News and guide to Ramadan from Gulf News; Hala Ramadan Guide from Emirates 24/7

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Beit Al Khair Society; Dar Al Ber Society

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