The Dubai Festival City Mall will launch its fourth record-breaking IMAGINE show.


Diwali in Dubai: 14 things you shouldn’t miss


DUBAI – India’s “Festival of Lights” or Diwali is set to bring a glittering city-wide celebration in Dubai that includes raffle draws, shows, and promotions.

Here are 14 things you shouldn’t miss:

Record-breaking show at DFC

The Dubai Festival City Mall will launch its fourth record-breaking IMAGINE show, ‘Hathi’s Garden’ on October 24, with a huge fireworks display and Bollywood dance shows at 8pm. The first 5,000 guests will receive a free LED wristband.

Dh25,000 to win weekly

At City Centre Deira, shoppers with a minimum purchase of Dh250 stand the chance to win Dh25,000 every week until October 31.

Rock band to welcome Dubai airport travelers

Award-winning Rock band ‘Dhruv’ will welcome visitors at Dubai Airport on October 26 with a three-hour performance starting from 8pm.

Flash mob and fireworks

The Pointe will stage a Surprise Box Dance show with dancers and a flash mob performance from October 18 to 27, and a fireworks display on October 26. Dners will also get 25 percent discount on selected stores.

Prizes to win

Starting at 4pm, major prizes will be given away by Virgin Radio, City FM and Al Arabiya, which will be broadcasting live from Dubai Festival City Mall.

Elephant Parade

Fifty life-size baby elephant sculptures will be on display at Dubai Festival City for the world famous Elephant Parade exhibition.

Diwali fair in Al Seef

Al Seef will be hosting a Diwali fair, “Diwali Mela”, from October 24 to 28, with a festive market, shows and children’s workshops. A magnificent fireworks display is planned on October 27.

Giveaways and photo booths

At Ibn Battuta Mall, shoppers can enjoy exclusive offers, live entertainment, photo booths and giveaways.

Global Village

Global Village kicks off its 24th season on October 29, with the Indian Pavilion becoming alive with more than 240 stalls of the best Indian handicrafts and products.

Legends Forever concert

Bollywood stars Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan will perform at the “Legends Forever” concert at Sheikh Rashid Hall in Dubai World Trade Centre on October 18 from 7:30pm onwards.

Parekh and Singh at The Fridge

Kolkata’s pop-up duo, Parekh and Singh, will perform at The Fridge in Al Serkal Avenue on October 21, from 8pm onwards.

Indian classical show

The Indian Classical Forum will be presenting “From India with Love” this Diwali; a showcase of the greatest music maestros and artists of India, from October 31 to November 2 ant New World Private School.

Diwali at Dubai Duty Free

The Indian Consul General and performers will welcome guests and passengers at Dubai Duty Free on October 22 before participating in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise Draw.

Diwali at Zabeel Park Amphitheatre

On October 18, the Zabeel Park Amphitheatre will be buzzing with activity from 3pm until midnight, with up to 20 stalls showcasing food, cosmetics, accessories, clothes and more alongside cultural shows and competitions such as Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Woman and Best Dressed Family. DAJ/Expat Media


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