Al Seef

Al Seef, the creekside retail and leisure destination, is getting ready to welcome guests to its very own ‘Festival of Lights’ from November 12 to 21. A range of exclusive offers on dining, hotels stay, entertainment and shopping is available. A series of special Bollywood-themed live shows at the venue’s open air stage area is also going to be a highlight of the festivities.

Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week is offering residents and tourists the chance to explore some of their best contemporary designs and interior furnishings. From November 9 until 14, Dubai Design District (D3) will celebrate the theme of redefining and re-imagining the way we will live in the near and distant future, all taking place within a safe open air setting.

Food

What’s Diwali without indulging in Indian dishes. To celebrate, food app Zomato is launching the ‘Brighten your Festival of Lights’ promotion offering savings at more than 200 of Dubai’s Indian and South Asian restaurants. Until November 21, foodies can enjoy savings of 15 to 40 per cent off in-dining experiences and up to 50 per cent off online orders, with a minimum order of Dh20, as part of the promotion.

Events

Two Bollywood-themed performances are set to wow the crowds this Diwali at Dubai Festival City Mall’s record-breaking IMAGINE show which includes a water, fire and laser show. Celebrations kick off at 6.30pm on November 14.

The India Pavilion at the Global Village will celebrate the Festival of Lights showcasing the splendid and diverse Indian traditions, culture and food.

At The Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest dancing fountain, The Palm Fountain, will put on a performance this Diwali. Don’t miss the fireworks show on November 13.

Shopping

Looking for unique household items, clothes, cosmetics and jewellery this Diwali? Head to the Ripe Market at Academy Park. Home to a collection of artisans, creators and entrepreneurs, the market is a treasure trove for gifts as well. Open from 10am to 7pm on November 14.

Sports

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is in town, with Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah hosting some of the world’s best cricketers for the 2020 edition. Although spectators have been forced to watch the matches on their TV screens, the city’s cafés, lounges and restaurants are the ideal places to relax and watch the action unfold on the big screens. The cricket action will be on until November 10.

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