Diwali – the festival of love and light is just around the corner.

For Indian expats living in Dubai, this time of the year is bittersweet – on one end, it’s the joyful spirit of festivities and on the other, it’s the nostalgia of being away from home.

But if you were to be away from home anywhere in the world during the festive season, Dubai is where you should be. A city that respects and celebrates all cultures – creating a wonderful kaleidoscope of peace and harmony.

When you think of Diwali, you cannot finish the though without considering the mouth-watering food and delicacies prepared during this time. Lucky for you, many renowned Indian chefs are now bringing that familiar taste of home to their fine dining tables.

From celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor’s Pincode in Dubai Hills Mall to the rustic yet homely Bombay Bungalow, the options are endless. Take a look at our 5 favourite selections, where you can enjoy a hearty Indian meal with your loved ones.

Bombay Bungalow



As Diwali approaches, Bombay Bungalow, a Michelin-led modern Indian restaurant in JBR, is offering a special Diwali menu from November 6th to November 13th. This menu features a variety of authentic Indian dishes to cater to different tastes, including options like Kandhari Murgh Tikka and Gajar Halwa.

For for more information contact 800-692-8779 or book at sevenrooms.com



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Located in Dubai Hills Mall, PINCODE by chef Kunal Kapur is offering a special Diwali Menu from November 8th to 14th at 129Dhs per person. The menu includes Kale Patta Chaat and a selection of Pincode ki Mithai desserts. Celebrate Diwali with friends and family in a vibrant setting and savor the diverse flavors of India.

For for more information contact +971 4566 1424

Punjab Grill

Celebrate Diwali at Punjab Grill, a Michelin-Guide Select restaurant located in Hotel Anantara in Business Bay, from November 9th to 19th. Enjoy a special Diwali Menu by Executive Chef Sandeep Ail, blending tradition and innovation. Highlights include Butter Pav Bhaji, Fried Idli with Kundapur Paneer Bites, Makkai Saag with Missi Roti, Sesame Coconut-Crusted Shrimps Laddoo, Mutton Missal Pav, and delightful Indian Meethai desserts. Perfect for a festive gathering with friends and family.

For more information contact +971 50 194 1107 or visit punjabgrill.me

Bombay Borough

To commemorate Diwali, the festival of lights, Bombay Borough, the all-day Indian bar and eatery in DIFC, presents an exclusive Diwali Set Menu featuring items that celebrate the spirit of community, diverse culinary traditions, and festive customs from across the Indian subcontinent. The four-course set menu caters to both meat lovers and vegetarians, ensuring a delightful experience for all. This special Diwali Set Menu will be offered on the 11th and 12th of November 2023 at a price of AED 225 per person.

For more information contact +97154 995 8296 or visit bombayborough.com 



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The renowned Indian restaurant situated within the luxurious Armani Hotel in Dubai, is all set to celebrateDiwali, India’s most beloved festival. Visit the restaurant on November 12th for a splendid Diwali set menu. This year, Armani/Amal presents an exclusive Diwali culinary experience featuring delectable choices for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, each priced at AED 399 per person. Savor a delightful three-course feast, commencing with an Amuse Bouche of Asparagus Ki Chaat, followed by an array of appetizing starters, such as Shakarkandi Ki Tikki, Bharwan Paneer, Archari Kumbh, Malai Cod, Crispy Chicken Bao, and more.

 For more information please contact+971 4 888 3666 or book at restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com 

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