Diwali is the Festival of Lights – celebrated with family and good food! Masala! has put together the best offers and deals in Dubai for you to mark the occasion in the most spectacular way. From sumptuous brunches to curated thalis, this Diwali promises to be a food extravaganza! Check out our list of must-try restaurants this Diwali:
Mint Leaf of London, DIFC
If you want both great food and ambience this Diwali, head over to Mint Leaf of London. Their specially curated menu by Chef Pradeep Khullar will tingle your taste buds! Signature dishes such as Watermelon Slider and Wild Mushrooms will make up an extensive 8-course menu, along with innovative desserts like Frappe Rasmalai and Cookie Crumbs to sweeten the deal. Enjoy this Diwali offer amidst gorgeous views of the Burj Khalifa and iconic Downtown Dubai skyline.
Info: Dhs 250 per person, 12 pm onwards, 16th to 21st October, 15th Floor South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, 04 706 0900
The Eatery at Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown Dubai
Feast at this Diwali Brunch showcasing both North Indian and South Indian specialities. The brunch will kick off with a buffet selection handpicked from Chef Gomaa’s kitchen. For those with a sweet tooth, there will be a dessert extravaganza with a selection of pastries, fruit trifles, tarts and cakes, not to mention mouth-watering Indian sweets to mark the occasion. Kids will be entertained at the Children’s Corner with cartoons and face painting!
Info: Dhs 89 per person (incl. water and soft drinks) OR Dhs 179 per person (incl. beverages), 20th and 21st October, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, 056 524 0636
Rajdhani, Al Karama
You can’t beat the price on this Diwali Thali! For only Dhs 45, Rajdhani is offering a sumptuous vegetarian thali, making it perfect for large gatherings and family feasts. Besides the grand thali, Rajdhani also has an exquisite selection of Indian sweets and desserts – just the thing to gift to loved ones, friends and colleagues.
Info: Dhs 45 per person, 17th to 21st October, Al Khafajy Building, Opposite Ministry of Interior, Al Karama, 04 334 7977
Bombay Brasserie at Taj Dubai
Indulge in a Diwali brunch fit for a king at this contemporary Indian fine dining restaurant! Bombay Brasserie’s evening brunch will spoil you for choice with live chaat counters and an unlimited tasting menu. The restaurant’s vibrant interiors and oversized art will guarantee a fashionable Diwali this year!
Info: Dhs 295 per person, 19th October, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 04 438 3100
Nina at One and Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an exclusive Diwali menu prepared by one of India’s Master Chefs, Shipra Khanna. This chic Indo-European restaurant offers the perfect blend between exotic spices and distinctive flavours. Choose between a four-course or five-course menu and kick off the festivities in style.
Info: Dhs 280 per person (4-course menu) OR Dhs 320 per person (5-course menu), 7 pm onwards, 18th to 20th October, One and Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, 04 399 9999
KRIS KROS, Downtown Dubai
Enjoy this lip-smacking set menu by KRIS KROS created specially for Diwali. Start with crunchy samosas, followed by a spicy vegetarian pizza. Then tuck into a delicious pasta with orange curry – or butter chicken, it’s your choice! End on a sweet note with a peanut butter cheesecake and a mango lassi to refresh you.
Info: Dhs 100 per person (minimum 2 people for combo to be eligible), Tower 2, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 055 228 9977
Farzi Café, City Walk 2
No Diwali is complete without delectable Indian sweets! Farzi Café is celebrating Diwali by offering complimentary reimagined Indian desserts along with their gourmet dining experience to all guests. Treat yourself to bite-sized molecular desserts like Rasmalai Tres Leches, Warm Semolina Banana Cake with Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream, and Jalebi Caviar.
Info: 12 pm to 11 pm, 19th October, City Walk Phase 2, 04 394 2556
Mazina at Address Dubai Marina
If you haven’t planned your Diwali feast yet, look no further than Mazina. Their exclusive curated dinner menu with reimagined Indian flavours promises to be all kinds of deliciousness. Mazina’s Diwali Thali comes with 20 eclectic dishes prepared by speciality chefs and using only the finest quality ingredients such as Kashmiri morels, malai paneer and galouti spice mix.
Info: Dhs 175 per person, 7 pm to 11 pm, 12th to 21st October, Dubai Marina, 04 888 3444
Spice and Ice, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Dance away the night this Diwali at Spice and Ice’s Dinner and Dance event. Dine on a mouth-watering 3-course set menu with unlimited house beverages. Don your best traditional dress for the occasion too. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate Diwali with unique molecular gastronomy experiences.
Info: Dhs 299 per person OR Dhs 498 for a couple (incl. unlimited house beverages), 9 pm to 1 am, 19th October, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Next to Movenpick Hotel Dubai), 04 4211356
iZ, Grand Hyatt
This award-winning Indian restaurant is offering a scrumptious Diwali set menu. Feast on a selection of vegetarian dishes in a stunning and sophisticated ambience. Best of all, iZ is offering dine for three and pay for two deal for anyone dressed traditionally!
Info: Dhs 160 per person, 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Lunch) and 7 pm to 11.30 pm (Dinner), 19th to 21st October, Grand Hyatt, Umm Hurair, 04 317 2222