Where to celebrate Diwali in Dubai

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness. The festival of lights is one of the most popular and highly anticipated celebrations of the year and will take place from 4 to 8 November. 

Roobaru at DT1 Residential Tower – Diwali Dishes

Experience the festival of lights with Roobaru’s unique take on traditional Indian cooking. The menu features Sharjah Sambusa, Paneer Makhani, Truffle Kulcha, and the Mysore Lamb Shan. Finish your meal with Roobaru’s Diwali mithai, a cardamom and condensed milk sweet to fulfil your festive cravings.

GO: Call 04 878 8736 for reservations and more information.

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Farzi Cafe at City Walk – Diwali Menu

Head to Farzi Café this Diwali for an exclusive feast elevating traditional Indian flavours with modern gastronomy. To compliment dazzling decorations, a special meat-free menu will include dishes such as Minestrone Shorba, paneer tikka, creamy Dahi kebab, and golden arancini made from rice and dal. The selection of sharing-style main dishes includes bao buns stuffed with chilli-laced paneer, Rajasthani classic curry and Desi Chowmein. Farzi’s Diwali feast will end on a sweet-filled high with a spectacular Mithai platter designed to be shared between loved ones. Available Thursday 4 to Monday 8 November. AED 149 per person.

GO: Visit or call 052 689 2012 for reservations and more information.

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Khyber at Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel – Diwali Set Menu

Decorated in warm tones, terracotta archways and ornate tapestries, Khyber transports diners to the classic Mughal era. With themed songs and decorations and a live DJ, the festive spirit will be felt throughout Khyber. Families can enjoy a three-course menu, including starters of Murgh Nimbu Kali Mirch and Bharwan Tandoori Aloo. Wholesome North Indian mains such as Subz Yakhni Pulao, Maaz Rista, Nadru Gustaba can be enjoyed family-style. While sweet desserts curated for the festival of lights will cap off the evening. Available Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 November, from 5pm to 11pm. AED 185 per person, including soft beverages.

GO: Email or call 04 455 1111 for reservations and more information. 

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Liwan Restaurant at Swissôtel Al Ghurair – Diwali Brunch

Swissôtel Al Ghurair is celebrating the Festival of Lights with their special ‘Around the World’ brunch. Along with putting up lights and the tradition of distributing sweets, bring your loved ones to explore authentic Indian flavours as you taste your way through an extravagant menu. Activities such as cooking classes, Zumba sessions and painting ensure this brunch a hit with the little ones as well.

 Friday 5 November, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 175 (adults) and AED 88 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email or call 04 293 3270 for reservations and more information.

Masala Bazaar at Park Regis Kris Kin – Diwali Menu

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Masala Bazaar and enjoy notable savoury starters, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and desserts. Choose from the likes of chicken tikka salad, vegetable samosa, pakora to mutton kadai, paneer pasanda, and much more. Have a sweet end to your journey with classic favourites, including gulab jamun, boondi ladoo, jalebi, as well as decadent burfi and rasmalai. There will be chaat and pani puri stations too. Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November. AED 79 per person. 

GO: Email or call 04 377 1184 for reservations and more information.

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Patisserie at Address Sky View – The Diwali Afternoon Tea

Enjoy egg bhurji, cottage cheese wraps, kulfi cheesecake, saffron choux and cardamom cream with the Diwali afternoon tea at Address Sky View. The surprising fusion of British tradition with unique Indian flavours and spices is not to be missed. Available Monday 25 October to Friday 5 November, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 175 per person.

GO: Email or call 04 873 8888 for reservations and more information. 

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Punjab Grill at The Oberoi Dubai – Diwali Menu

Diners at the recently-opened restaurant can enjoy Indian favourites with starters such as Mumbai’s famous street snack, the Masala Maska Bun or Pulled Jackfruit Raj Kachori. Mains include the Kheema Mutter Karanji made with minced lamb and winter peas packed and fried in moon-shaped parcels, Chettiar spiced Southern Spiced Chicken wings, and Makkai Saag with Missi Roti. Those who still have room left after their hearty feast can indulge in classic Indian desserts served with a modern flair, including Zameen Chakri Shahi Tukda, Kesar Peda Pavlova and the all-time favourite Jalebi Churros. Available until Wednesday 10 November, from 11.30am to 11.30 pm. 

GO: Call 050 194 1107 for reservations and more information. 

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The Restaurant at Address Fountain Views – Diwali Set Menu 

Indulge in a sumptuous Diwali set menu for lunch or dinner, filled with traditional Indian dishes such as quinoa papdi chaat, Dahi Dal Wada, biryani and many more. Enjoy a Diwali meal with views of Burj Khalifa. Available from Monday 1 to Friday 5 November. AED 220 (vegetarian Diwali set menu) and AED 250 (non-vegetarian Diwali set menu).

GO: Email or call 04 245 8888 for reservations and more information. 

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