Diwali Celebrations in Dubai 2023, Events, Deals & More

Dubai Gears Up for a Spectacular Diwali Celebration in 2023

Dubai is all set to host an array of grand celebrations for Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in 2023. The city is preparing for a host of events, exclusive deals, and offers that promise to make this year’s Diwali a memorable one.

Diwali Events in Dubai

Diwali in Dubai is scheduled for November 12, 2023. Among the top picks for Diwali events are the City Centre Deira and the Dubai Festival City Mall.

City Centre Deira is ready to celebrate Diwali with a special zone featuring an interactive digital Rangoli competition, kid-friendly arts and crafts activities, and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. Shoppers at City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif can enter daily raffles to win a gold coin worth AED 1,000 by spending AED 300 or more.

The Bay by Social recently opened at the Dubai Festival City Mall, is also prepared to make your Diwali unforgettable. The mall will host family-friendly entertainment, Rangoli contests, and Diwali masterclasses and workshops. Shoppers who spend AED 300 until November 16 can enter a draw to win up to 200 grams of gold.

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Gold Offers and Shopping Deals

The Dubai Jewellery Group is offering an exciting raffle draw where participants can win jewellery vouchers worth AED 150,000. To enter the raffle draw, shoppers need to scan the QR code provided by each jeweler after purchasing gold, diamond, pearl, or valuable jewellery worth AED 1,000 or more.

The Dubai Shopping Malls Group is also offering a chance to win 24-karat gold coins. Shoppers who spend at least AED 200 at any participating Dubai retail mall can enter the digital raffle.

Diwali Specials at Dubai Restaurants

Several restaurants in Dubai are offering special Diwali menus. The Palm Kitchen at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is offering a delicious Diwali dinner buffet featuring traditional and modern Indian cuisine on November 12.

The Emperor Lounge at the same resort will offer a Diwali-themed Afternoon Tea from November 10 to 12. Other restaurants like Yummy Dosa, Dhaba Lane, Punjab Grills, and Aamara are also offering special Diwali menus.

Diwali will fall on November 12, 2023, in Dubai. There are several retail offers for Diwali in Dubai this year, with places like Burjuman Mall offering exclusive deals.


Shafia is dedicated to unraveling the UAE's technological advancements, innovations, and smart initiatives. Her articles shed light on the country's journey towards becoming a global tech hub.

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