All The Ways To Celebrate Diwali – The Festival Of Lights In Dubai This 2023

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As the sparkling festival of lights, Diwali approaches, Dubai is gearing up for a spectacular celebration like no other.

Diwali holds immense cultural and spiritual significance for the vibrant Indian community in the emirate, especially for Hindus who celebrate it as the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, symbolizing hope and renewal.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Diwali with a myriad of festivities, from dazzling fireworks to delectable feasts and exciting events.

Keep scrolling to see where you can find the best Diwali experiences in Dubai, ensuring your Festival of Lights is filled with joy and unforgettable memories

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19. Catch Burj Khalifa illuminating on the occasion of Diwali for FREE!

Stay tuned for the official date announcements, but the world’s tallest skyscraper has a record of celebrating the auspicious festival along with the entire Indian community here in Dubai. Make sure to catch the dazzling display if you’re down in the area this coming weekend.

Where? Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

18. Drive by Mankhool, Bur Dubai and Karama to see buildings lit up with Diwali decor!

We kid you not, the vibes are pure magic✨

17. Experience a Haveli-style Diwali at the vibrant Haveli Lounge & Cafe

With 99 cocktails and lively vibes, the venue is PERF for Dubai’s young and extraordinary crowd. Enjoy a Grand Diwali Week with special offers, including Ladies’ Nights, Live Music, and traditional outfit flaunting – it’s a week-long celebration you won’t want to miss!

Where? Haveli Lounge & Cafe, Dubai

When? Grand Diwali Week (10th to 16th November)

  • 10th & 11th Nov) Friday & Saturday weekend vibes with Live Music
  • 12th Nov Sunday Ladies Night
  • 13th Nov Monday 50% Off
  • 14th Nov Tuesday Buy 2 Get 2 Free
  • 15th Nov Wednesday Ladies Night
  • 16th Nov Sufi Night Special

Dates? November 10th to November 16th

Price? Varies based on daily offers

For bookings call +971588221199.

 

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16. Brighten up your Diwali at Swissotel Al Ghurair’s desi-themed dinner!

The restaurant will shine bright with diyas, and a feast awaits with Pani Puri, Butter Chicken, and a side of rangoli competition for a chance to win a dining voucher. Don’t miss this mouthwatering celebration on November 12 from 7pm to 11pm.

Where? Swissotel Al Ghurair, Dubai

When? November 12, 2023, from 7 PM to 11 PM

Price? AED 129 for adults, AED 65 for children (6-12), free for children under 6

Call 042933270 or email dining.alghurair@swissotel.com for bookings. 

15. Light up your taste buds this Diwali with Aamara’s exclusive 10-course Diwali Tasting Menu, priced at AED 185 (all-inclusive)

From November 3rd to November 16th, embark on a gastronomic journey along the legendary Silk Route at Aamara, nestled in the Voco Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. With delightful dishes like rustic onion focaccia, succulent lamb seek, and a delectable dulce panna cotta, your festive dining experience will be a memorable one.”

Where? Aamara at VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

When? November 3rd – November 16

Price? AED185 (all-inclusive) per person

For bookings call +971525735723.

 

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14. Radiate beauty and sparkle this Diwali season at Blush N Curls Ladies Salon Spa

They’ve rolled out their exclusive Diwali Packages, serving you with pampering delights at their merry locations all around Dubai. Don’t wait, book now and be the shining star of this festive time.

Where?

  • Al Barsha
  • Al Mankhool
  • Al Qusais

When? Diwali Season

Dates? Booking available now

Price? Depending on selected services and packages

For bookings, call 045474333 or WhatsApp here.

13. Celebrate Diwali in the heart of the desert at Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat!

With a special 30% discount on staycation deals from November 9 to 13, this unique retreat lets you enjoy desert adventures. If you prefer a day trip, savor a delightful Diwali-themed dinner on November 12 at Al Badiya Restaurant, starting from AED149.

This is your golden ticket to celebrate the festival of lights surrounded by the tranquil desert landscape.

Where? Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat

When?

  • Diwali Staycation – November 9 to 13
  • Diwali-themed Dinner – November 12

Price?

  • Staycation – 30% off best available rate
  • Diwali-themed Dinner – AED 149 per person (buffet with soft beverage)
  • AED 249 per person (buffet with house beverage)

For Staycation – +971 2 894 6111 or reservations.tilal@danathotels.com.

For Diwali-themed Dinner – +971 56 219 0927 or fnbsupervisor.tilal@danathotels.com.

 

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12. Hot air balloon offers: Up, up, and away for an unforgettable Diwali celebration

Rayna Tours is offering ‘Buddy Balloon Flights’ at AED1499 for two people, complete with transfers and a glass of bubbly.

But wait, there’s more! Elevate your Diwali experience with the AED1699 package, which includes a gourmet buffet breakfast.

So, grab your buddy and soar through the skies with these fantastic balloon flight deals. Book your flight by November 15th and let your Diwali celebrations reach new heights!

When? Balloon Flights Offer until 15th November

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11. Chutney’s Restaurant is zesting up your Diwali with a royal feast featuring Tikona chaat, Dal Bukhara, Murgh Nihari, and more

With their Diwali Special Set Menu at AED150 for vegetarians and AED160 for non-vegetarians, it’s a celebration that’s as sweet as Maway ki Gujia.

Join them till November 12th for a full-blown Diwali experience, including live counters, competitions, and a karaoke night that will have you singing ‘Kabhi Kabhi Aditi.’ You can’t miss this!

Where? Chutney’s Restaurant, Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Dubai

When? From Wednesday, November 8th, to Sunday, November 12th, for lunch (12.00 noon to 3.00 pm) and dinner (7.00 pm to 11.45 pm)

Price? AED 150 for vegetarians, AED 160 for non-vegetarians

Reach out at +97143366000 for bookings. 

10. Spice up your festive parties with China Bistro and Art of Dum’s ‘To-Go’ special catering menus starting at AED99

These customizable menus promise to take your celebrations to the next level, offering everything from delectable starters to live dim sum and sushi stations.

Plus, you can even hire a bartender to keep the party spirits high. Just call +971565118483 four hours before your event, and they’ll be at your service, turning your party into a flavor-packed fiesta. Let the food from these culinary wizards make you the shining stars of the festive season!

Where? It’s a catering service; they’ll come to you!

When? Anytime you have a fabulous party planned!

Price? Starting at AED 99 for China Bistro and AED 110 for Art of Dum

Reach out at +971565118483 for bookings. 

 

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9. Ignite your taste buds with PINCODE by Chef Kunal Kapur’s delectable Diwali Menu in the heart of Dubai Hills Mall till November 14th

Priced at just AED129, this menu is a celebration of flavors that dance on your taste buds, from refreshing Kesar Peda Lassi to delightful Kale Patta Chaat.

Whether you’re a vegetarian indulging in Paneer Pasanda Badami or a meat enthusiast savoring Rajasthani Laal Maas, there’s something to satisfy every craving. And don’t miss the ‘Pincode ki Mithai’ selection for a sweet finale. Join the celebration this Diwali and immerse yourself in the essence of the festival!

Where: PINCODE, First Floor, Next to Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall

When: 8th to 14th November

Price: AED 129

Reach out at +97145661424 for bookings.

 

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8. Embark on a flavorful Diwali journey at Punjab Grill!

This Michelin-Guide Select restaurant in Abu Dhabi and Dubai is serving up a royal feast of modern Indian cuisine from November 9 to 19. With a menu that combines tradition and innovation, you’re in for a gastronomical experience that will light up your Diwali. Don’t miss out, because this menu is a true Diwali delight!

Where?

  • Abu Dhabi – The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Venetian Village
  • Dubai – Lobby Level, Anantara Hotel, Downtown, Business Bay

When? 9th – 19th November, 2023

Price? Starting from AED49

Reach out to Abu Dhabi at +971 2 449 9839 and Dubai at +971 50 194 1107. For more information, check out their website.

7. Feast and celebrate Diwali in style with Dhaba Lane’s 5-course set menu

Available till November 18th. Priced at just AED69 per person, this culinary journey is a steal, featuring mouthwatering dishes for both veg and non-veg lovers.

Where? Dhaba Lane Karama, Garhoud, JLT, Al Nahda

When? November 8th to November 18th

Price? AED 69 per person

Find more details on their Instagram @Dhabalane.dxb or their website.

 

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6. Diwali celebrations to light up JBR until the 12th of Nov

Cozy up for a sizzling winter season as JBR Winter Nights returns to the waterfront promenade every weekend from October 13th to December 31st. With live performances, outdoor movie nights, workshops, and Diwali celebrations lighting up November, this event is your ticket to a season of non-stop fun and festivities.

Where? JBR Waterfront Promenade

When? Every weekend till December 31

Diwali Dates? November 3 to 12

Price? Varies by activity, so check it out on their website

Visit their website for more information.

5. Light up your Diwali at The Restaurant, Address Fountain Views, on Sunday, November 12

They’re bringing the festival of lights to your plate with a delectable Diwali-themed brunch featuring BBQ delights, traditional Indian classics, and a mouthwatering dessert spread that’ll have your taste buds doing the happy dance.

Where? The Restaurant, Address Fountain Views

When? Sunday, November 12th, 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Price?

  • Soft beverage package for AED285 per person
  • House beverage and bubbly package for AED385 per person

To reserve your spot, call +971 4245 8888 or email dineatfountainviews@addresshotels.com. 

4. Sparkle this Diwali at Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel Dubai’s stunning Indian dining destination

On November 12th, they’re serving up an exclusive Diwali set menu for AED399, where you’ll feast on a trio of courses filled with flavors as bright as fireworks.

Where? Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel Dubai

When? 12 November

Price? AED399 per person

For bookings reach out to restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com or call +97148883666.

 

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3. Shine bright and sleigh the festive season at Cutting Edge Ladies Salon!

With their exclusive Festive Packages available at multiple jolly locations across Dubai, including IBN Battuta Mall and Dubai Marina, they’re here to make you the star of the holiday show.

Hurry and secure your spot for the most wonderful time of the year.

Where? Multiple locations across Dubai

When? Festive season

Dates? Available now

Price? Varies based on services

Contact 8002888464 or WhatsApp +971521475931.

2. Savor the spectacular flavours of Diwali at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor in Canvas Dubai Hotel for just AED 49per person

This culinary journey will take your taste buds on a festive adventure, from Semolina Puchkas to Dhai Bhalla, and it’s all happening from November 6 to 16, at Signature.

Where? Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Canvas Dubai Hotel

When? November 6 – 16

Price? AED49 per person

1. Spice up your Diwali at Angar, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s Indian haven

Here theyreer serving up a dazzling three-course menu from November 10th to 15th. With each dish as vibrant as a firework, for AED229, you’ll be celebrating Diwali in style.

Where:? Angar, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

When? November 10th to 15th, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily

Price? AED229 per person

Book your table for this flavour-packed festival at Angar and make this Diwali a feast to remember.

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