By Staff

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced that ‘Eid in Dubai,’ the family shopping, leisure and entertainment extravaganza hosted by the city to coincide with Eid Al Adha celebrations, will be extended to two weeks, with all participating shopping malls to be operational 24 hours a day.

Eid in Dubai, organised by the Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment, will now be held for two weeks from October 18, 2012, offering fun-filled festivities in the city, a significant expansion of the earlier planned four-day celebration from October 26 to 29.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said: “We welcome our brothers and sisters from the Gulf region and across the world to experience the hospitality and unique cultural experiences that Dubai will offer this Eid.

“Families are the building blocks of our society, and we want even more of them to enjoy the celebratory spirit of Eid here in Dubai.”

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment (DEPE), said: “We are grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for providing a guiding vision and clear direction for Eid in Dubai and other upcoming events in our city. More info