Eid Mubarak to all Blue Abaya readers! We wish you and your loved ones a blessed Eid al Fitr. If you’re in Riyadh and looking to celebrate, this quick guide will help you find the locations, timings, and best events around Riyadh.
Riyadh Municipality is organizing over 200 Eid Al Fitr events for the year 2015 in over 43 locations around Riyadh. There’s plenty of different events for families, singles, women only and children. I have found it difficult as an English speaking expatriate to know where the festivities are located and the exact timings of the fireworks for example. Nevertheless I always went each year to several different locations and very much enjoyed the festivities. Most expatriates don’t seem to be clued in to all the fun they’re missing out on, so I thought I’d share my experiences to benefit others. What a better chance for some bridging some cultural gaps and mingling with Saudis :)
I have gathered some of my favorite activities here for you and your family to enjoy this Eid in Riyadh! Most of the activities listed here are organized every year and the timings are very much the same year to year. To keep up to date with celebration schedules, activities and events, make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook to get updates and subscribed by email with the form at the end of this post.
For Blue Abaya’s Top Ten List of Things To Do During Eid holidays in Riyadh, click here!
My favorite places to go for the celebrations, which include traditional dances, folklore tents, delicious traditional foods, bazaars, poetry and plays, children’s activities and lots more are:
Deerah (area surrounding Musmak fort)
Historical Diriyah al Bujairy District (new location for this year!)
(click on the location to find out more details)
King Fahad Football Stadium
King Abdullah International Gardens Park
Al Nakheel Mall
Al Ha’ir King Abdulaziz weather park
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Hello there! I’m Laura, the founder of Blue Abaya- the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia, established in 2010. Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 75 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia! Follow my adventures in Saudi and beyond on instagram: instagram.com/blueabaya