6 Exciting Ways To Celebrate The Festival Of Lights, Diwali In The UAE

by Anupriya Mishra
6 Exciting Ways To Celebrate The Festival Of Lights, Diwali In The UAE

Celebrating Diwali away from home can be quite difficult especially when you are in a different country. However, there are many interesting ways to drive those festive blues away! We say this because there are multiple options that are being offered in the UAE where people can celebrate this Festival of Light with their loved ones. From Indian restaurants offering Diwali special menus to resorts offering special discounts. Here are all the ways you can spend Diwali in the UAE.

Ways To Celebrate Diwali In The UAE

1. Indulge In Some Retail Therapy

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Diwali celebrations are practically incomplete without some much-needed retail therapy. So, with there being a host of options in the emirates, offering everything from the charm of the old souqs to modish malls, you can spend the festivities by indulging in an impromptu shopping spree. Whether it’s buying something as small as a scented candle for your home to going on a spree of purchasing gifts for your loved ones, it’s certainly a great feeling to be shopping during the festivities.

2. Host A Diwali Party At Home

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Diwali parties are famous around the world. From Bollywood celebrities hosting big bashes to good old get-togethers with friends, it is certainly one of the most fun-filled events of the party. However, hosting a Diwali party is not just about playing cards but it’s also about coming together as a community and sharing with each other about what’s new in one’s life and of course, relieving good old memories. And obviously, there is a selection of good food and drinks that keep people satiated.

3. Indulge In Diwali-Special Menu At Restaurants

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Several restaurants in the UAE offer a Diwali special menu, especially for the expat communities. This could be something as simple as a special menu of sweet treats to something as elaborate as a 10 course meal. And the festival season certainly calls for indulgence! So, don’t forget to visit these restaurants with your loved ones for a great time.

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4. Make Indian Desserts At Home!

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Indian festivities are rather incomplete without desserts, isn’t it? Well, Diwali is no different. You can buy sweet treats like kaju katli or gulab jamun from the nearest Indian restaurant, but there’s something absolutely fantastic about making them at home with the entire family. While some recipes are quite tedious, there are some easy-to-make ones out there. You can choose to make something as simple as halwa to a more elaborate like ras malai. However, one thing is certainly guaranteed, a good time and a sense of satisfaction.

5. Check Out Festive Markets

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Diwali markets are not just something that one finds in India, but there are certain places that also offer this experience for the people. One such example is the Dubai Festival City Mall wherein the Festival Bay is back. Open till April 30, this Bay area has several brand activation zones, cultural events, carnival game stalls, and even interactive art installations. Not to mention, it also has a calendar full of events planned for festivals, including Diwali.

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6. A Holiday At Tilal Liwa Desert Retreat


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If you are someone who does not wish to stay at home this Diwali, then you will certainly want to know that this place is offering a fantastic retreat. This Diwali the deal is that you can get a fantastic 30% discount on stays that have been booked on the dates between November 9 and 13. Not to mention, there will also be a Diwali-themed dinner on November 12, which starts at AED149 per person. This will be held from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM at their Al Badiya Restaurant. Additionally, the scenic desert retreat package for the stay includes access to hotel facilities, which are the pool, gym, steam, and sauna, and of course complimentary desert activities.

To Book: contact +971 2 894 6111 or reservations.tilal@danathotels.com

So, if you wish to spend a fun-filled Diwali with your loved ones in the UAE, then make sure to keep this list in mind as it might just come in handy.

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