Eid Festivals at Ithra

Ithra celebrates Eid Al Adha with a special line-up of family-friendly activities


The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will host a variety of special events and programs as part of its Eid Al Adha celebrations. Commencing from August 12-14, the three-day celebration will offer a wide range of family-friendly programming for all its visitors to enjoy. Key highlights of the festivities include performances by the Dubai Arabic Orchestra, screenings at the Ithra Cinema and the ongoing Landscapes of the Soul Exhibition at Ithra’s Great Hall, featuring the work of the late contemporary artist Edvard Munch.

Ithra will welcome the renowned Dubai Arabic Orchestra to headline its Theater during the Eid Al Adha celebrations at the Center. The Emirati ensemble will perform traditional music from the Gulf region including songs by popular Gulf artists such as Mohammed Abdo, Talal Al Maddah, Eid El Faraj and Abdulrab Idriss.

The Ithra Cinema will offer families and visitors special screenings of three films. The Saudi film “Al Harg”, the fashion documentary film “Christian Dior” and the animated family film “Hatched” for younger viewers.

Eid Al Adha’s programming will include the ‘Landscapes of the Soul’ exhibition, featuring the work of renowned late Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The exhibition, on loan from Norway’s Munch Museum and in its first time in the Middle East, displays the artist’s work across five pavilions each covering a different topic: Melancholy, Love, Despair, Loneliness and Portraits of the Soul.

Additionally, families can also enjoy a variety of programs such as “Mysteries of the Unseen World” a 3D film screened at Ithra’s Energy Exhibit, traditional dance and music performances at the Plaza, storytelling for kids as well as workshops and activities taking place throughout the Center’s components. Other key highlights include Ithra’s contemporary art exhibition Zamakan: Notions of Time and Space Complexity, displaying the work of 11 Saudi and Saudi-based artists until September 2019.