There’s an upcoming dry night in Dubai and long weekend, too, next week to commemorate Eid Al Adha or the “Festival of Sacrifice.”
Eid Al Adha honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice Ismail, his son, as a way of obeying God. It also concludes the Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Now, if you’ve been living in Dubai, you’d know that Eid Al Adha is one of the most celebrated holiday in Islam, next to Eid Al Fitr or the end of Ramadan. A dry night is being implemented a night before, similar to Eid Al Fitr. This means, all restaurant outlets and hotels across Dubai are prohibited from serving alcohol. But unlike the Eid Al Fitr that has smoking ban and other abstinence prohibitions, Eid Al Adha has no such requirement apart from the alcohol ban and of course the utmost respect of the Islamic culture.
The dry night will be implemented in full force on August 19 Sunday after 6:30pm until 7:30 pm on August 20 Monday.
A long holiday is set for both public and private sectors. Employees from the public sector gets a 9-day holiday, inclusive of the weekends, from August 19 until August 23; whereas, the private sector holiday is from August 20 until August 22.
So, everyone gets a time off! While you can’t really enjoy having drinks outside, the best you can do is eat your hearts out. Download the Brunchy App now to find out the latest restaurants all over Dubai. We have over 500 listing of restaurants that are open during the dry night in Dubai. Should you wish to enjoy a Sunday themed evening buffet spread, head down to Al Dhiyafa Grand Kitchen at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa for a Mediterranean feast from 6:30pm and 10:30pm for AED 190 per person with soft beverage only.
There is also a Grand Eid Brunch at Channels Media Rotana Hotel for AED 165 per person inclusive of soft drinks and juices from 12:30pm-3:30pm.
Team Brunchy wishes you and your family a prosperous holiday.