Diwali In UAE Will Become Extra Special With These 8 Indian Restaurants And Their Diwali Menus

by Deeplata Garde
Diwali In UAE Will Become Extra Special With These 8 Indian Restaurants And Their Diwali Menus

Diwali, a time of celebration with family and friends while relishing the delightful cuisine of India, prompts an exploration of the finest Indian restaurants in the UAE offering special set menus for Diwali 2023. Here’s a selection of 8 options to consider:

1. Dhaba Lane


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Join in the Diwali festivities with Dhaba Lane, a renowned Punjabi restaurant in Dubai. They’re offering a delightful 5-course set menu at just AED 69 per person, available from November 8th to 18th. The menu comprises a variety of dishes, including soup, chaat, a range of starters and main courses, bread, rice, and a tempting dessert.

The menu boasts some standout options for non-vegetarians like the Badami Murgh Rassa soup and Peri Peri Murgh Tikka. Vegetarians can savour the Banarasi Tamatar Ki Chaat and Peri Peri Broccoli Ke Kebab. Both menus feature Khadd Wali Dal, Jodhpuri Khatta Cooker specialities, and the delightful Daulat Ki Chaat dessert. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavours of India within a traditional Dhaba ambience and make your Diwali celebrations truly exceptional. Don’t miss out on this culinary journey, available from November 8th to 18th at Dhaba Lane.

Where: Karama, Garhoud, Dubai
When: November 8-November 18, 12.00 pm- 4.00 pm , 7.00 pm-11.00 pm
Cost: AED 69 per person

2. Punjab Grill’s

Be prepared to witness Executive Chef Sandeep Ail’s culinary expertise as he skillfully blends tradition and innovation to craft an exceptional festive menu that embraces the essence of the Festival of Lights. Some menu highlights include dishes like Butter Pav Bhaji with Masala Maska Bun for AED 55 (Spiced Vegetable Dip paired with Buttery Bread), Fried Idli with Kundapur Paneer Bites for AED 65 (Tangy Cottage Cheese Bites With Ghee Roasted Spices), Makkai Saag with Missi Roti for  AED 55 (Garlic-Infused Spinach Dip with Roasted Winter Corn Niblets), Sesame Coconut-Crusted Shrimps Laddoo for AED 79 (Crumb-Fried Gulf Shrimps served with Chilli Mango Chutney), Mutton Missal Pav for AED 75 (Pulled Mutton, Fiery White Chickpea Curry & Farsan with Warm Soft Bread), and more. Conclude your dining experience with Punjab Grill’s reinterpretation of classic Indian Meethai as Western desserts such as Kesar Peda Pavlova, Motichoor Ladoo Cheesecake, and more, each priced at AED 49.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal
When: 9th – 19th November, 2023
Cost: Starting from AED 49

3. Bombay Borough

Bombay Borough, situated in DIFC, presents an exclusive brunch featuring a set menu. Each dish embodies India’s diverse festive heritage with a contemporary twist. The shared snack platter showcases innovative versions of traditional Indian bites like the crispy Pecorino Murukku and the Rasam-spiced Pretzel. Starters include the sweet and tangy Froyo Papdi Chaat and a colourful Pickled Rainbow Carrot Salad. Further options like the curry leaf-infused 1,000 Layered Potatoes and the flavorful Tangra Crispy Chilly Lamb are available in the Smalls and Grills category.

After a refreshing mid-course sorbet, guests can relish their choice of main course paired with bread or rice. Vegetarian options include the tender Pulled Jackfruit Kofta, while meat lovers can enjoy dishes like the tandoor-grilled Tikka Kebab Dum Biryani.

To conclude this culinary adventure, diners can choose from Diwali-inspired desserts, such as the Kaju Katli Ice Cream, offering a frosty twist on a traditional delight, and the fruity Bagalkot Mango Kulfi Bar, each available for an additional AED 25.

Where: Gate Village Building No.3 DIFC Dubai
When: November 11 and 12, 12 pm to 4 pm
Cost: AED 225 per person

4. Republic Adda Bar & Lounge

Visit Republic Adda Bar & Lounge on November 12th for an outstanding Diwali brunch merging tradition and innovation. The menu, curated by skilled chefs, offers a modern take on classic Indian dishes, paying tribute to India’s cultural heritage. Experience delightful flavours and enjoy enchanting Indian dance performances, elevating your festive celebration with family and friends.

Where: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai
When: November 12, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: AED185 per person

5. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa


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Situated on the Palm Jumeirah, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers a memorable Diwali celebration at Sonu’s Kitchen, presenting a three-course set menu with delectable Indian cuisine. Varq Palm Kitchen offers a three-course set menu that showcases the best of Indian cuisine, with dishes like Sufiyana paneer tikka, Achari chicken tikka, and more.
Where: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
When: November 10 to 13, 12 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm
Cost: AED 275 per person

Also Read: Dubai Gets A New Beachfront Taj Property In The Heart Of Palm Jumeirah

6. Sagar Ratna


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Celebrate this Diwali by spreading joy with Sagar Ratna’s Exclusive Diwali Sweet Menu. This restaurant specializing in pure vegetarian Marwari Cuisine presents a delightful sweet selection, leaving you with a choice to make. Crafted with pure ghee and absolutely no preservatives, these fresh sweets are perfect for gifting to your loved ones or for enjoying at home with your family. Opt for special packaging that makes your sweet box attractive and perfect for gifting. The menu features beloved Katlis like Kaju Katli, Anjeer Katli, Gulkand Katli, and Kesar Katli. Treat yourself to cashew-based sweets including Kaju Pista Roll and Kaju Dry Fruit Barfi. Delight in other delectable treats such as Anjeer Patra, Motichoor Ladoo, Coconut Barfi, Rabri Ghewar, and Mawa Barfi, among others

Where: Jumeirah Lakes Towers
When: Diwali period
Cost: AED 35 to AED 110


PINCODE, led by Chef Kunal Kapur and nestled in the heart of Dubai Hills Mall, is geared up to illuminate the Diwali celebrations with an exclusive Diwali Menu available from November 8th to November 14th. This unique offering, reasonably priced at 129 AED, presents a culinary journey reflecting the very essence of Diwali. Diners can relish a refreshing Kesar Peda Lassi alongside the delightful crunch of Kale Patta Chaat, accompanied by a trio of chutneys that beautifully dance on the taste buds. The appetizers, such as the zesty Dahi ke Sholey with a kick of Sriracha Mayo and the Soya Chaap Angara paired with cooling Mint Chutney, assure a burst of flavours, portraying the rich diversity of India.

Where: Dubai Hills Mall
When: Nov 8th to 14th
Cost: AED 129 per person

8. Aamara


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Situated at VOCO Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, Aamara, inspired by the ancient Silk Route, offers a 10-course festive set menu with diverse courses such as rustic onion focaccia served with zaatar pesto hummus, delicate butterfly prawns with mohmara chutney and candied walnuts. Relish succulent lamb seek served with steamed bao and coleslaw, and end with a delectable dulce panna cotta, roasted kataifi, and cream cheese ice cream.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai
When: November 3rd to 16th, 12 pm to 11 pm
Cost: AED 185 per person

So have a foodie Diwali in UAE this year and celebrate the festival of lights with food, fun and more.

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