A shopkeeper Asad Nomi said that the tradition of sending eid cards to loved ones to with greetings had become a part of history.
Social media sites and instant messaging apps, including the Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Whatsapp, have been flooded with 'Eid Mubarak' greetings for a couple of days before the Eid day, said 20 year old Sobia Zia.
The older stamp issued in 2001 and kept in print ever since reads "Eid mubarak."
Many post offices do not routinely stock the Eid stamp unless they have a lot of Muslim local residents.
"Even if people's perceptions of Eid have become more materialistic, our family still derives much joy in spending the day with one another.
Eid may now be a more expensive affair, with higher standards of living and a concerted focus on shopping, but it still remains a day of joy, Naseem said.
"There is a difference between the current Eid and the previous one of the last year," he said.
Some don't go to the village except during Eid due to the economic situation.
"Eid in Dubai is another pillar initiative that will further support our relentless efforts towards achieving the larger aim of positioning Dubai as a year-round premier tourist destination, thus adding another important step in our path to reach the 15 million mark of tourists in Dubai by the year 2015.
Laila Suhail, chief executive officer of Dubai Shopping Festival, said 'Eid in Dubai' is a first-of-its-kind initiative that would complement all the other successful initiatives launched by the Government of Dubai, and will be a valuable addition to the calendar of festive events hosted by Dubai throughout the year.
Her brother Mir added: "Eid
for me is a day which brings unlimited joy and happiness.
doesn't just stand for an extravaganza it also involves charity and kindness for the poor and the needy.