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Yas Island gears up for exciting celebrations for Eid Al Fitr

by Brittani Tuttle
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Yas Island is kicking off their Eid Al Fitr celebration across the island this summer.

Yas Island, the United Arab Emirates’ entertainment destination, has announced a lineup of celebrations across the island during Eid Al Fitr, the religious holiday celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan.

This year, for the first time ever, Yas Island will celebrate every day of Eid with a fireworks show. The daily fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. each night, and can be seen from the Yas Marina promenade, or on board a traditional dhow with Captain Tony’s Eid Fireworks Fun Cruise.

Families can make their way to Yas Marina starting at 7 p.m. to enjoy carnival games, as well as explore the night market. Guests can also take in the festive atmosphere inside one of Yas Marina’s air-conditioned restaurant terraces.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will get into the Eid spirit by keeping its doors open for 24 hours. On June 15, guests can enjoy the 24-Hour Rollercoaster Rally, which will feature shows, games and DJ music inspired by the decades of the 50’s through the 90’s. Park guests can also take advantage of free entry to the park after 6 p.m. that day, and pay as they go for ride packages.

To celebrate Eid, Yas Waterworld will open a new attraction that’s a first for the UAE: Cinesplash. This all-new 5D water attraction will take guests on an interactive journey that simulates effects like spraying water, rain, water explosions, waterfalls and more. Guests who visit during Eid can also enjoy a helping of the culture with the traditional Ayyala performances, along with henna painting and Arabic ‘gahwa’ (coffee) with dates.

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Experience 24 hours of shopping this Eid at Yas Mall.

Those who enjoy retail therapy can venture to Yas Mall’s 24-hour Mega Sale, with more than 300 stores open around the clock on June 15 with special offers, activities and contests.

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. on the first day of Eid until 10 a.m. the following day, with hourly deals to keep an eye out for until midnight. Guests will also be able to enter a draw to win a Tesla Model-X.

“We’re delighted to extend this year’s celebrations to last all three days of Eid Al Fitr for the first time,” said Marina Cipriano, general manager of Yas Experiences. “With the added entertainment activities and shows around the island, extended operating hours of key attractions, and of course, festive fireworks every evening – we’ve made sure there’s something for all members of the family to enjoy this Eid on Yas Island.”

To learn more about other Eid offerings at Yas Island, visit YasIsland.ae.

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