Dubai will glow with Bollywood performances, gold and jewellery promotions and fireworks shows as the emirate celebrates Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.
Every Diwali, the city comes alive with colour, lights and revelry as the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) organises multiple events.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of the DFRE, said: “Dubai’s traditional Diwali celebrations capture the fun, family-focused and cosmopolitan charm of the city. With so many great promotions, activations and shows this year, Diwali is the perfect event to start the festive season and showcase Dubai’s well-earned and famous status as the premier family and retail destination for all residents and tourists from all over the world.”
Dubai Festival City Mall will host two Bollywood-themed performances through its record-breaking IMAGINE show. At 6.30pm on November 6-21, the venue will see a performance of ‘Hathi’s Garden’, which tells the heartwarming story of a baby elephant; along with a rendition of ‘Jai Ho’, the pop song featured in the global hit movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
>> Water tribute and fireworks
The Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah will see a performance by the world’s largest dancing fountain, The Palm Fountain, and a fireworks show on November 13.
>> Bollywood shows
Al Seef will host a series of special Bollywood-themed live shows at the venue’s open air stage area on November 12-21.
>> Gold promotions, raffles
The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group (DGJG) will offer special promotions at participating gold stores between November 1 and 21. A raffle draw will see 10 shoppers spending Dh500 or more win vouchers worth Dh10,000 each.
The DGJG’s Golden Goodies offer will see shoppers receive a free jewellery gift on purchase of diamond and precious jewellery.