Here's what you can do in Dubai to celebrate Diwali
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Here’s what you can do in Dubai to celebrate Diwali

Here’s what you can do in Dubai to celebrate Diwali

With retail offers, Diwali bazaars, live entertainment and fireworks, the festival of lights bring happiness and vibrance to the city

Zubina Ahmed
Dubai marks Diwali with celebrations across the city

Diwali, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ is one of the most important Hindu religious festival. Home decoration, shopping, fireworks, gift exchanging, food feast, sweets, friends and family get-togethers form an important part of the celebrations.

This Diwali, residents and tourists in Dubai can look forward to a number of exciting events to mark the celebrations. Here’s what you can do in Dubai to celebrate Diwali

The Dubai Festival City Mall held a spectacular firework display on October 23, while more fireworks will be set off for Global Village’s opening on October 25 at 9pm.

In addition, during Diwali, the city will come alive with great retail offers, colourful bazaars and spectacular live shows.

Experience dazzling Diwali festivities and bazaars at City Centre Deira and Burjuman Mall, while Global Village is going all out this Diwali in Dubai, with fireworks, Bollywood performances, and much more. And that’s not all, shoppers can win the grand prize of a Suzuki Baleno 2023 at City Centre Al Shindagha.

Celebrate Diwali with Dubai Jewellery Group, with 50 per cent off select diamond jewellery collections and up to 50 per cent off making-charges for select jewellery. Purchase gold, diamond, pearl or precious jewellery for Dhs500 or more at participating outlets to earn entry into a raffle to win shopping vouchers worth Dhs5000 each. There’s a total of Dhs150,000 in jewellery vouchers to be given away to 30 lucky winners.

Until October 28, 20 lucky winners will take home 24 carat gold coins valued up to Dhs100,000 in total. Shop for Dhs200 at Arabian Center, Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai Outlet Mall, Al Quoz Mall, Central Mall, Times Square Centre, Bay Avenue, Al Khail Gate, Al Bustan Centre to get a raffle ticket for the chance to win a gold coin worth Dhs5000. The raffle draw will take place at 6pm on October 29 in Arabian Center.

Join celebrations at City Centre Deira as the mall brings in Diwali with vibrant dance and drum performances, a Bollywood Zumba workshop, and many more fun activities. Until  October 30, visitors can get henna tattoos, participate in a unique digital Rangoli competition, and take full advantage of the fantastic retail offers. Shoppers spending more than Dhs300 can even enter a daily draw to win a gold coin worth more than Dhs1,000.

Global village Diwali fireworks

At Dubai Festival City Mall, shoppers can have a blast this Diwali with great prizes, unmissable offers and fabulous entertainment.Until October 28, shoppers who spend Dhs300 and above have a chance to be one of 10 lucky winners taking home a gold bar weighing 50 grams.

Burjuman Mall has curated a line-up of activities and offers to make the festival of lights memorable, running until October 30. Visitors can shop at the special Diwali Bazaar on level 3 of the mall, with pop-up kiosks offering authentic clothing, accessories, decor, and of course, the delectable sweet and savoury Diwali treats. The weekend lights up the mall with mini-fashion shows, makeup masterclasses, spot prizes, as well as live entertainment.

At City Centre Al Shindagha the festival brings the chance for one very lucky shopper to win a grand prize, a Suzuki Baleno, 2023 model. The mall will also host traditional Indian dance performances until October 26, sure to make this Diwali in Dubai a memorable one.

Global Village is opening on October 25  and celebrating Diwali with Bollywood shows every night, plus authentic arts, crafts, and performances at the magnificent India pavilion. Tickets to Global Village are only at Dhs18 when booking from the website.

Visitors can enjoy delicious and versatile Indian flavours at the Indian Chaat Bazaar, Indian restaurants, and more. Dazzling musical fireworks on October 25 and 28 at the Global Village, is the perfect opportunity to make memories with friends and family during the festival.

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