Fun events organised as part of Eid celebrations

05/10/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Fun events organised as part of Eid celebrations

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Dubai for the highly anticipated Eid celebrations later this month.The Eid in Dubai festival is set to feature a host of fun events that will appeal to locals and tourists alike.Leaders at Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) have confirmed that a special Water Bash Day will be held in Zabeel Park on October 27th.Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend what is being billed by organisers as the biggest water balloon fight the city has ever seen.Around 200,000 water balloons will be launched in the family-friendly event and a host of other activities will also be held to mark the religious occasion.DEPE representatives have promised a real carnival atmosphere and they insisted that it will be a "joyful and memorable event"."Hosting the Dubai Water Bash Day - the first of its kind in the region - affirms Dubai's premier position in the global festival industry and marks DEPE's commitment to promoting and supporting innovative and exciting year-round attractions and reasons to visit the emirate," a spokesperson for the organisation commented."We are confident it will be a huge success to become a prominent annual event listed on [the] Dubai calendar," they added.Earlier this week it was announced that many of Dubai's fine selection of luxury shops will be opening for 24 hours to coincide with the Eid in Dubai festival.Shoppers will be able to explore the city's superb malls any time they like between October 18th and 28th.With so many people predicted to visit the emirate, there is every chance that hotels in the region will be fully booked.Of course, the UAE is a great place to visit all year round and not just when the Eid celebrations are taking place.Plenty of international sporting events and music concerts are held in this part of the UAE and this offers some explanation as to why hoteliers in Dubai have been reporting increasing occupancy rates of late.