Eid al-Adha Festivities and Service Adjustments from Community Life

05 July, 2022

Eid Mubarak! Eid al-Adha is expected to commence on July 9. Please take a moment to review the following updates regarding activities and services which have been adjusted over the Eid holiday period.  


Join the festivities in Discovery Square 

Enjoy the spirit of Eid in the Grand Mosque and Discovery Square! Discovery Square will be decorated with cheerful decorations celebrating the spirit of Eid al-Adha from June 30.  

There will be special Eid al-Adha celebrations on July 9 to 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in Discovery Square. Enjoy giveaways, kids’ corner, face painting stations, bouncy castle, ice cream truck and music. 

Giveaways will also be distributed after the Eid prayer at the mosque on July 9.  


Eid operating hours and special offers 

During Eid, some Community Life facilities and services operate on a slightly amended schedule, including KAUST Health, off-campus buses, restaurants, retail outlets, and more. These changes are outlined below.  

Food and retail hours 
All food and retail outlets along the University Spine will be closed during Eid, except the Campus Diner. The other food and retail outlets in the community may have adjusted operating hours for Eid, and some are subject to change throughout Eid. The food and retail webpages will be updated with these adjustments and we encourage you to check back often.  

Restaurant specials 

Review the Campus Diner and Al-Marsa special offers during Eid.  


LED Eid Season copy (2)-min

LED Special Platters copy (1)-min


Lugmety is offering KAUST community a special offer of 3 SAR delivery from July 8 to 10.

KAUST Inn special offer 

Do you wonder what KAUST Inn is like? Get a bargain rate for KAUST residents from July 7 to 16. Learn more. 


KAUST Health  
As always, 911 emergency response and the Emergency Department operate 24/7. The clinic is closed from July 9 to July 12. Normal opening hours resume on Wednesday, July 13. Learn More 


Fakeeh Vision Eid Al Adha Sale 

​Fakeeh Vision Optical Shop next to big Tamimi is having an Eid Al Adha Sale. Learn more

There will be no work haul bus and Jeddah medical buses are reduced during Eid. Check the Bus Services page for the schedule. 
Additional shopping buses will be available during the holiday. Booking can be made here.  

Staycation Activities 

Community Life offers a variety of activities that will keep you occupied and enriched during the summer months. Offerings include camps and programs for kids, beach events, water sports in the canal, inflatables in the harbor, sunset cruises, and a wide variety of other recreational activities.  

The climbing wall will also be opened temporarily from Tuesday, July 5 to Sunday, July 31. It will be closed again due to the renovations in the IRC arena from August 1. 


The South beach female only day on Monday, July 11 will be cancelled. It is will be open to all community during the entire Eid holiday. 

Read more about activities during the Eid holidays by visiting our staycation page using the link below.  


Wishing you and your families Eid Mubarak!  



Chris Sealey  
Vice President, Community Life