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14 of the best spots to celebrate a foodie Diwali in Dubai

Put on your best desi attire and prepare to greet the Festival of Lights. Diwali in Dubai is a celebration and a half, with everyone invited to join in the bright festivities. If you want to enjoy some delicious Diwali dishes (all the Indian sweets) and get involved in the exciting festivities, here are all the finest ways to celebrate Diwali in Dubai.

Punjab Grill

Michelin-starred restaurant To honour the holiday season, Punjab Grill is offering a fantastic Diwali menu from November 9 to November 19. The menu contains meals like as butter pav bhaji with masala maska bun, fried idli with kundapur paneer pieces, makkai saag with missi roti, and more, starting at Dhs49. The food is available all day.

The Crossing

This holiday season, until November 12, The Crossing is providing entirely customizable, celebratory meals for reservations by groups. A set menu with trademark dishes and Diwali specials can be ordered in a range of sizes, ranging from light lunches to 20-course feasts. Choose between Dhs175 per person and Dhs450 per person for a distinctive customizable experience with the Chef and Sommelier.


Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel’s very own modern Indian restaurant, will help you celebrate Diwali in style. On November 12, the day of Diwali, indulge in a festive set food available for one day only. At Dhs399 per person, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian substitutes are offered. Bharwan paneer, archari kumbh, malai cod, crispy chicken bao, paneer methi chaman, berries cheesecake, and more items are provided in the three-course dinner.

The Restaurant

From 6.30pm to 11.30pm on Sunday, November 12, The Restaurant at Address Fountain Views is providing a Diwali brunch. Chicken tikka, mutton seekh kebab, khadai paneer, and more specialties are available. In plus, there will be a live BBQ station and an array of sides to round out your experience. The buffet-style breakfast is going to feature live entertainment. It costs Dhs285 per person for the soft cocktail package and Dhs385 per person for the house drink and bubbly package.


Celebrations are all about the sweet stuff, and vegetarian brand Kamat has a handcrafted mithai and sweets selection ideal for holiday giving. The hampers fall into four categories: classic (Dhs65 per box), premium (Dhs75 per box), choicest (Dhs70 per box), and miscellaneous.


The French patisserie has created a special Diwali pie for the a party. The rich dessert is made out of a golden cashew basis, a cashew financier (a miniature French almond cake), and a cashew paste. It’s completed with a Jivara chocolate mousse. Until November 20, the tart is available at all locations for Dhs55 at The Dubai Mall and Dhs52 elsewhere.


This award-winning Indian restaurant in Dubai is commemorating Diwali with an exceptional four-course set menu beginning at Dhs175. The menu includes both vegetarian and vegan options and will be provided from 5pm to 11pm from November 8 to 12.

Chutney’s Restaurant

Chutney’s Restaurant is offering a special Diwali set menu for Dhs150 and Dhs160 for vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, respectively, and is open for lunch and supper from Wednesday, November 8 to 12. Signature delicacies includes tikona chaat, dal bukhara, murgh nihari, biryani, and more. A variety of activities are also available, such as live counters, tournaments, a drawing drawings, Karaoke night, and their famous live ghazal trio.

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal, located in the newly renovated JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, is providing a unique nine-course set menu just on November 12. The cuisine will be provided every day after Diwali. For an optional drink pairing, there are options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The food menu costs Dhs375, and the drink pairing is Dhs495.


From November 3 to 16, Aamara provides a wonderful 10-course Diwali tasting menu. The menu features onion focaccia with zaatar pesto hummus, butterfly prawns with mohmara chutney and candied walnuts, lamb seek with steamed bao and coleslaw, dulce panna cotta, roasted kataifi, and cream cheese ice cream, all for Dhs165 per person.


Varq is providing a three-course Diwali dining experience from November 10 to 12, between 12pm and 3pm and 6pm and 11pm. It prices Dhs275 per person.

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

From November 6 to 16, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor will be offering a Diwali set food. Semolina puchkas, puy lentil chat with avocado and spicy sauce, samosa chaat, and other dishes are on the menu. It costs Dhs49 per person.

Bombay Bungalow

From November 6 to 13, the modern Indian restaurant Bombay Bungalow will offer a special menu. Panchpuran mahi tikka, tawa murgh, adraki aloo gobhi, and other foods are on the customised menu.

Bombay Borough

Bombay Borough is providing a special Diwali set dinner for Dhs225 per person. The four-course set menu will be available all day on November 11 and 12. Pecorino murukku, froyo papdi chaat, 1,000-layered potatoes, pulled jackfruit kofta, and more dishes are on the menu.

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