Dance, music and fireworks: Celebrate Diwali in style at Al Seef

  • Diwali fireworks to light up Dubai Creek at 8.30pm on 27 October
  • Enjoy a diya-lighting ceremony, live Bollywood music, dance performances, and a festive market from 24 to 28 October

Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, with traditional colour and style at Al Seef, the bustling waterfront destination by Meraas. 

From 24 to 28 October, join the Indian community in its biggest celebration of the year, featuring dazzling fireworks, a diya-lighting ceremony, energy-packed live music and dance sessions, and a bustling festive market. 

Watch the skies over Dubai Creek burst into a riot of colours with Diwali fireworks on Sunday, 27 October, at 8:30pm, or light up LED tealights on a pre-prepared diya (earthen lamp) pattern during the special diya-lighting ceremony to mark new beginnings with your friends and family over the four-day festival. 

Enjoy evergreen Diwali songs performed by local bands over the weekend or move to the catchy rhythms of a Dhol Tasha drumming group.  Dressed in traditional headgear, the drummers will lead a celebratory procession from Al Fahidi metro station all the way down to the streets of Al Seef, spreading joy, magic, and excitement on Diwali day. 

If you just can’t seem to have enough of Bollywood glitz and glam, you will love the iconic dance numbers featuring sparkling costumes, and powerful Bhangra performances with that extra sizzle. 

Meanwhile, your little ones can let their imagination run wild at various themed workshops, scattered across the destination. 

What’s more, browse through the vibrant Diwali Market for unique handicrafts, silverware, Diwali decorations and colourful Indian outfits. 

And if you’re looking to take a break from shopping, indulge in a delicious feast of Indian snacks, beverages, and curated meals as Mitra, Bikanervala, Kailash Parbat, Silver Beach Cafe, and other eateries roll out their delectable Diwali menus for the duration of the festival. 

To boost the holiday mood, simply spend AED200 between 24 and 28 October and earn a double entry into a raffle draw to win a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.

Diwali Celebrations Schedule: 
 
Entertainment Date Time Location
Diya Ceremony Thursday - Monday 24 Oct - 28 Oct 6pm to 10pm Modern Area
Indian Live Band Thursday, 24 Oct 6pm to 11pm Modern Area
Friday, 25 Oct 5pm to midnight
Saturday, 26 Oct 5pm to 10pm
Bhangra Dance Friday, 25 Oct 5pm to midnight Modern Area
Sunday, 27 Oct 4pm to 11pm
Dhol Tasha Group Sunday, 27 Oct 4pm to 11pm Modern Area
Bollywood Dancing Saturday, 26 Oct 5pm to 10pm Modern Area
Sunday, 27 Oct 4pm to 11pm
DJ Music Thursday, 24 Oct 6pm to 11pm Modern and Heritage Area
Friday, 25 Oct 5pm to midnight
Saturday, 26 Oct 5pm to 10pm
Sunday, 27 Oct 5pm to 11pm
Monday, 28 Oct 6pm to 11pm
Fireworks Sunday, 27 Oct 8:30pm Modern Area
Diwali Market Thursday - Monday 24 Oct - 28 Oct 4pm - 10pm Heritage Area
Themed Kids' Workshops Thursday - Saturday 24 Oct - 26 Oct 12pm to midnight Heritage Area, near Museum of Illusions
Sunday - Monday 27 Oct - 28 Oct 4pm to 10pm
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