Dubai Brightens with Diwali Festivities


This Diwali, celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ across Dubai as the city’s retail and entertainment destinations glisten with radiance and energy. From musical performances by some of the biggest Indian artists to a special Diwali bazaar as well as a spectacular fireworks show, this year’s line-up of events, shows and activities is sure to make Dubai sparkle this Diwali.

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism, said: “We always ensure on offering Dubai’s visitors and residents a wide array of attractive events to keep them entertained and engaged all year round through our Annual Dubai Retail Calendar, which in turn revitalizes the retail sector and enhances our economy as a whole. Diwali marks a very significant date in the Indian calendar and we are looking forward to making it an enjoyable occasion for not just Indian residents and tourists, but people from all nationalities. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever before – through a carefully crafted calendar, Dubai will be offering an abundance of activity to ensure that everyone has opportunity to revel in the festivities and enjoy a very happy Diwali.”

SALAAM DUBAI – Shaan & KK Live In Concert
On 9 November from 9pm to 1am, the iconic and reputed Bollywood singers, Shaan and KK will unite at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud to perform live for fans in what is set to be the first ever collaboration between the two artists. The magical 4-hour concert will see the sensational duo belt out their biggest hits in addition to paying tribute to Bollywood’s golden age with classic tracks from the 1960s and 1970s. Visit to purchase tickets starting from AED 125.

Al Seef will be hosting a one-of-a-kind ‘Diwali Mela’, a fair offering an array of activities to delight visitors from 1 to 10 November. Head down with the family to a special Diwali-themed bazaar showcasing cultural performances, delicious food, music, festive products and decorative items in a carnival-like atmosphere.

This Diwali, watch as the sky and clear waters at Dubai Creek are illuminated with a dazzling display of fireworks. On 8 November at 8pm, Marsa Al Seef will be lit up for a spectacular fireworks show set to impress every resident and tourist alike and add a little sparkle to their day.

This Diwali, shoppers who spend AED 200 at Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) between 1 and 10 November will receive a raffle coupon to enter a draw to win the grand prize of an all-new Nissan Kicks from AW Rostamani Arabian Automobiles. Furthermore, fifteen lucky winners stand a chance to win radiant diamond necklaces worth AED1000 each.

Dubai Festival City Mall will host a special IMAGINE show that is set to dazzle the crowd with much loved Bollywood tune, Jai Ho, in celebration of Diwali. Composed by the legendary musician A.R. Rahman, and made for the award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, the special IMAGINE show will burst to life with water, fire, light and a laser performance, together in spirit of Diwali on Wednesday 7 November.

Full details of Diwali events across Dubai can be found at or follow @dsssocial for the latest information.


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