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:
King AbdulAziz Historical Center
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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[…] After the month of fasting is over, Muslims celebrate Eid al Fitr, which this year 2014 will be 12 days long holiday during which most government offices will be closed. There are some interesting activities and events organized by the Riyadh Municipality every Eid. Here you can find a list of Top Ten Things to do during Eid Al Fitr holidays in Riyadh. Check out these posts for photos from the previous years’ Eid celebrations in Riyadh. […]
Wising All the Muslims Around The World, “Ed Mubarak”…..%$###
Happy Eid To All My Dear Muslims Around The Word!!! May Allah Bless You With Forgiveness and Peace.
thanks for such a wonderful compilation.
How about the Eid festival in Kindy Plaza in DQ ?
Hey there and Eid Mubarak!
The past years the Kindy plaza festivities have been cancelled another or last minute, no reason given but I’m guessing it must be for security concerns. The US embassy is opposite the plaza.
I love hearing about all the fun things that KSA has to offer. Thanks for sharing!
Does anyone know what events/entertainment is on during eid al adha in Riyadh? Thanks