Eid Al Fitr 2024 in Saudi Arabia: Places to visit, fireworks, staycations and more

Here's the ultimate guide to all you need to know about celebrating Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia
Eid Al Fitr 2024 in Saudi Arabia: Places to visit, fireworks, staycations and more
Renowned artists and performers will grace stages across Saudi Arabia

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the long-awaited Eid Al Fitr holiday next week. With its vibrant celebrations, heartfelt prayers and acts of charity, Eid Al Fitr encapsulates the essence of community, compassion and renewal. The holiday is the perfect time to enjoy celebrations, fireworks, concerts, performances, and much more. Here is your ultimate guide to the Eid Al Fitr holidays in Saudi Arabia this year.

Experience the Eid Al Fitr fireworks

Starting from the first day of Eid, fireworks will light the skies of Riyadh, Jeddah, Madina and Khubar.

Boulevard City’s NYC-inspired Times Square is going to light up in different colors and patterns from 9 p.m. every night of Eid.

In Khubar, the spectacular fireworks will illuminate the city’s skies at 9 p.m. at the iconic water tower. Rising above the city’s skyline, the tower will offer visitors an unmatched experience at the city’s waterfront with a panoramic view of the city’s celebrations.

Meanwhile, in Madina, visiting the area facing Al Aliyah Mall is a must to enjoy the fireworks at 9 p.m. Moreover, for the first two days of Eid Al Fitr, Jeddah will celebrate with fireworks on the exquisite promenade at 9 p.m.

Other firework displays starting on the first day of Eid

  • Abha: Sama Abha, 9 p.m.
  • Al Baha: Price Hussam Park, 9 p.m.
  • Al Jaouf: Behind King Salman Cultural Center, 9 p.m.
  • Arar: Behind Arar Tower, 9 p.m.
  • Buraidah: King Abdullah National Park, 9 p.m.
  • Hail: Behind Salman Park, 9 p.m.
  • Jazan: North Corniche, 9 p.m.
  • Najran: Next to Prince Hathloul Sport City, 9 p.m.
  • Tabuk: Wadi Dhubaan, 9 p.m.

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Celebrate the sound of music

During Eid Al Fitr, renowned artists and performers will grace stages across Saudi Arabia. From pop sensations to traditional musicians, the concert lineup caters to diverse tastes, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees. Looking for some exciting events to attend this weekend in Saudi Arabia? Look no further! Here’s your guide to the upcoming performances:


Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment in Riyadh. Join the special performance featuring renowned artists Abadi AlJohar, Zena and AlMestrih on April 12.


As one of the most renowned singers in the Arab world, Majid Al Muhandis will bring unparalleled energy to Hilton Hotel’s stage on April 11 with a live performance that promises an unforgettable evening of music, camaraderie and cultural celebration.

As the moon rises high above the shimmering waters of Jeddah’s coastline, Shades Beach will transform into a haven of melody and rhythm. On April 14, renowned Egyptian singer Tamer Ashour will grace the stage at Shades Beach, captivating audiences with his magnetic voice and dynamic stage presence.


Experience the mesmerizing fusion of traditional and contemporary music with performances by Khaled Abdelrahman and Nawwaf Aljabarti on Friday, April 12. Get ready for an evening filled with soulful melodies and captivating rhythms at the Al Mohandes Mohamed Al Bawardi Theatre in Shaqra.


Get ready to groove to the tunes of Rabeh Saqer, one of the most renowned singers in the Arab world. Head to the Dharhan Expo Center in Dammam for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment on Friday, April 12.

Moreover, prepare yourself for an electrifying night of music and entertainment as Modi Alshamrani and Dhom Altlasy take the stage at Dhahran Expo, Dammam on April 11.


Join Mai Farouk and Nawwaf Aljabart for a magical evening under the stars at the historic Roman Theater in Yanbu. Enjoy their enchanting performances amidst the breathtaking backdrop of ancient ruins.

Al Qassim

Get ready to dance the night away with the electrifying beats of the Miami Band at the Al Qassim University gym in Al Qassim on Saturday, April 13. Don’t miss out on this high-energy performance that will keep you on your feet all night long.


Miami Band will also be performing at AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s tourism hotspot. With the breathtaking desert landscape in the background and the mirrored Maraya Concert Hall, this show promises a night to remember. Therefore, mark your calendars for April 12 and get ready to dance the night away.

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Remarkable staycations this Eid

The Eid Al Fitr holiday means you can take the much-needed staycation in some of Saudi Arabia’s most beautiful cities, head out to eat at the newest restaurants and explore the Kingdom’s fabulous attractions.

Stay at Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah

If you’re considering going for Umrah over Eid Al Fitr, the Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah is your go-to destination in Saudi Arabia. It’s conveniently located just a brief stroll away from Masjid Al Haram, allowing you to fully dedicate yourself to prayer and devotion. The hotel seamlessly combines modern aesthetics with traditional Arabian warmth, ensuring your accommodation is both elegant and cozy.

Book a vacation at Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea

Indulge in a truly unforgettable Eid getaway at Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Red Sea by staying at this exquisite resort. Nestled along the ancient trade route, it boasts 40 magnificent villas, promising a luxurious escape amidst the untouched splendor of desert landscapes and the majestic Hijaz Mountains.

Take a desert retreat at Habitas AlUla

Find peace this Eid Al Fitr at Habitas AlUla as you retreat into the desert. Amidst the stunning vistas of the Ashar Valley, this haven seamlessly blends heritage with tranquility. With rugged canyons and towering cliffs, immerse yourself in a sense of calm that permeates the surroundings.

Check out Banyan Tree AlUla

Banyan Tree AlUla makes for the perfect vacation in Saudi Arabia during Eid Al Fitr. The destination seamlessly blends opulent tent accommodations with lavish amenities, establishing itself as a premier luxury destination in AlUla. Offering a range of villa options, the resort channels the serene beauty of the Ashar Valley, fostering a harmonious connection with the surrounding nature. Guests can also indulge in a spa experience, fitness facilities, and a breathtaking rock pool between the region’s cliffs. Culinary delights await at Saffron, a Thai restaurant, and Harrat, an Arabic dining establishment, completing the sensory journey of indulgence at the resort.

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Places to visit

Visit the floating mosque of Jeddah

During the Eid Al Fitr holidays, Jeddah, one of Saudi Arabia’s premier destinations and largest cities, attracts travelers with its allure. A key highlight is the mesmerizing floating mosque, an architectural marvel that gives the illusion of the mosque being suspended above the sea. With its striking turquoise dome, the mosque stands out against the waterfront backdrop, drawing visitors in awe. Officially named the Fatima Al Zahra Mosque, it serves as a site for prayer and offers a serene seaside ambiance for relaxation. Adjacent to the mosque, travelers can also explore a variety of quaint cafes and restaurants with breathtaking views.

Take a trip to Al Marjan Island

Al Marjan Island, nestled off the shores of Dammam, offers a delightful retreat for water enthusiasts seeking to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia amidst serene sea views and tranquil beaches. This island boasts picnic spots and boat excursions. Fishing and snorkeling opportunities also cater to adventurous spirits. Families often frequent the island’s zoo, adding a touch of wildlife charm to their getaway. The island also includes resorts and hotels, providing unparalleled views of the shimmering Arabian Gulf.

Scuba dive at the Farasan Islands

Situated in the Red Sea off the southwestern coast of Saudi Arabia, the Farasan Islands present an enticing opportunity for scuba diving enthusiasts due to their rich marine biodiversity. Becoming increasingly popular as a tourist hotspot, particularly during the Eid Al Fitr holidays, the islands are accessible via ferry from Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Port twice daily. While the crystal-clear waters and marine wonders, including frequent sightings of dolphins, whales and nurse sharks, are a treat for those who love venturing into the sea, those preferring terrestrial exploration can marvel at wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and migratory birds. For diving enthusiasts, charter services and gear rentals are readily available, ensuring a seamless underwater adventure.

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Visit the historic Diriyah

Just outside Riyadh, the historic city of Diriyah offers a captivating journey through time. Once the residence of the Saudi royal family, Diriyah now stands as a testament to its rich heritage, boasting a plethora of historic sites and significant landmarks. Diriyah has emerged as a vibrant tourist hub in Saudi Arabia, especially appealing during Eid festivities. Key highlights in Diriyah include the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Mosque, Al-Turaif Bathhouse, Saad bin Saud Palace, and the Salwa Palace. Delightful strolls through the Al-Bujairi neighborhood further enhance the experience, offering glimpses into Diriyah’s charm and allure.

Visit the Riyadh Zoo

Embark on an exhilarating adventure during your Eid Al Fitr holiday in Saudi Arabia with a visit to the Riyadh Zoo. Located in Al Malaz, Riyadh, the zoo promises an unforgettable experience. Home to over 1,500 animals representing diverse ecosystems from around the globe, the zoo offers a fascinating glimpse into the wonders of the natural world.

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