Independence Day Special: 5 Ways to Celebrate India's 70th Independence Day in the UAE

These amazing venues in Dubai have something special planned


Diners at Indego by Vineet can indulge in the finest modern Indian cuisine from a menu that is as sumptuous as the décor. Indego continues to wow with signature dishes such as Tandoori salmon, exquisitely presented and delicious prawns poached in coconut with chilli masala, both of which remain the firm favourites of regular Indego by Vineet diners.

INFO: August 15, 7.00pm-midnight. 04 317 6000.


The plush and stylish Byzantium Lounge at Taj Dubai is celebrating Indian Independence Day with a ‘Chaat Wala’ (authentic Indian hors d'oeuvre) trolley. Set up exclusively for this historic day of Indian national pride, the trolley will be stacked with an unlimited array of delectable ‘chaat’ with favourites like paani poori, papdi chaat, dahi bhalla and jhaal mudi available.  Guests can end their feast with a hot cup of masala chai paired with classic Glucose biscuits, a teatime favourite.

INFO: August 15, 2PM-6PM, Dhs 99 per person, unlimited chaat and selected teas


Taste classics from ancient Indian princely states and dine like a king with Bombay Brasserie’s unique five-course Indian Independence Day Dinner Menu. The carefully curated selection of dishes includes Cooch Behar’s steamed mustard jumbo prawns ‘Bhapa Shorshe Golda Chingdi’, Travancore’s king fish wrapped in a banana leaf ‘Meen Pollichathu’ and Hyderabad’s ‘Lamb Kacchi Biryani’. Appetizing vegetarian options include Hyderabad’s morels and rice delicacy ‘Gucchi Biryani’ and Rajputana’s charcoal smoked soya nuggets ‘Junglee Soya Chaap’.  Mysuru’s gram flour-ghee cake ‘Mysore Paak’ will create the perfect sweet ending.

INFO: Until August 15, 6PM onwards, Dhs 295 per person


To mark this year’s Indian Independence Day, Deliveroo will be celebrating with a selection of the best Indian classics like the Murgh Tikka originating from Punjab region, Chicken Quinoa Biryani inspired from the Hyderabad region, and Tri-layer Tiffin boxes from the bustling city of Mumbai. Here are some of the amazing restaurants where you can order a taste of India in Dubai: Gazebo, Bombay Brasserie, 25 Degrees North, Arjee Bhajee, Biryani Pot, Shahi Tadka, Mint Leaf of London and Zafran


Dukes Dubai, the quintessentially British five-star hotel located on the Palm Jumeirah is marking the Indian Independence Day and the Onam Festival at Khyber. Upon arrival, the traditional “Mango Lassi” will be served to the guests whom have the choice to choose between two different thoughtfully curated 3-course set menus catering to both non-vegetarians or vegetarians and served in a sharing style with unlimited Indian grape. Main highlights from the vegetarian offering includes the very famous appetizing “Kothamalli Chicken” the delicacy south of India - chicken poached in mild spicy coriander and mint gravy and “Vadiyan Da PulaoPulao” the spice coated Soya nugget cooked with fragrant basmati rice. Main highlights from the vegetarian offering includes a mouth-watering “Cutting Chai Counter with Onion Bhajiya” and the deliciously made “Pind de DalMix” the lentil season with homemade spices tempered with cumin, onion, garlic, and tomato.

INFO: August 15-18, 5PM-11PM, Dhs 180 per person, or