Diwali in Abu Dhabi

Places To Celebrate Diwali in Abu Dhabi

While Diwali traditions may reflect differences between regions, the festival resonates most in the UAE, where a large population is made up of Hindu expatriates. Abu Dhabi’s Diwali Festival of Lights reflects a global celebration, where it is not limited to Hindus rather Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists unite happily

In cities like Abu Dhabi, Diwali celebrations come through fireworks displays and brightly lit candles. The lobbies of the malls are aglow with millions of twinkling lights and create a spectacular atmosphere during the festival.

Moreover, homes in Abu Dhabi are decorated with exotic rangoli beads and flowers as part of the Diwali decorations. These rangolis come in various shapes, usually circular and floral patterns. Diwali has a deep cultural significance as the first Hindu festival, symbolising the triumph of good over evil, with metaphorical ‘light’ meaning enlightenment. Let’s see where you celebrate Diwali this year.

Diwali In Abu Dhabi - Events To Attend

Make the festival more loving, funfilled, and rejoicing. Here’s how you can add more colors to the day. 

Sofitel Corniche

Diwali in Abu Dhabi

Start your joyous Diwali celebration with a delicious dinner surrounded by your loved ones at Sofitel Corniche. Here you can immerse yourself in the opulent and authentic flavours of Indian cuisine. 

Moreover, the memorable experience will start on Sunday, November 12th, from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. This special occasion promises not only a feast for the taste buds but also an ambiance that reflects the warmth and vibrancy of the Diwali festivities.

For AED 220 per person, you can indulge in a culinary journey that includes a diverse array of rich Indian dishes, thoughtfully curated to capture the essence of Diwali. 

The cost covers soft drinks and water, ensuring a refreshing accompaniment to the exquisite flavours on offer. This Diwali savour the spirit of the festival while relishing the culinary heritage of India in a luxurious and inviting setting

Date – 12 November

Timings – 6:30 pm to 10:39

Capilla Restaurant

The Capilla Restaurant at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is ready to brighten up Diwali with a spectacular blend of culture, culinary delights and spectacular light shows.

As a cultural oasis, Diwali at Capilla promises to be a feast for the senses. Guests can create their own delicious chaat at the spice market featuring a variety of spices. 

The unique Indian-inspired masala bikes offer tempting stalls. You can enjoy tandoori BBQ that adds a touch of authenticity to the culinary experience

Moreover, this Diwali celebration, which takes place on January 11 and 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., invites guests to partake in the colorful celebration. 

Priced at AED 160, attendees can enjoy an array of Indian sweets to embrace the cultural significance of snacks during Hindu festivals. 

Located at the Hilton, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Capila Restaurant offers a luxurious setting for Diwali celebrations. It will seamlessly blend tradition, cuisine and entertainment

Date – November 11 & 12th

Time: 7pm to 10pm

Celebrate Diwali in Angar

Celebrate Diwali in style at Angar at W Hotel Abu Dhabi, where a three-course menu specially designed to lift the festive spirit awaits. This delightful experience seamlessly blends tradition with modern grace and reflects the richness of Diwali. You can step into the magic of the occasion surrounded by the elegant setting of W Hotel Abu Dhabi, where each dish is carefully prepared. 

Moreover, Diwali celebrations in Angar take place from November 10 to 15, giving guests a week’s opportunity to indulge in this culinary celebration. Runs daily from 9 pm to 11 pm this special set meal promises a treat for taste buds. 

Dates – 10 to 15 November

Timings – 9 pm to 11 pm 

Arjit Singh Concert at Etihad Arena

Get ready for a musical extravaganza as the internationally acclaimed singer, Arijit Singh, makes a stunning return to Abu Dhabi on the 18th of November at the Etihad Arena

Moreover, known for his soul-stirring lyrics and beautiful voice, Arijit Singh is set to transport the audience into the enchanting world of Bollywood melodies. 

Backed by a diverse ensemble of musicians from around the globe, this event promises an unforgettable evening at the iconic Etihad Arena, where the magic of Arijit Singh’s musical will create a harmonious experience for fans and enthusiasts alike.

Date – 18th November

Timings – Not Mentioned.

Diwali In Abu Dhabi - Celebrate the joy

Your Diwali celebration in Abu Dhabi does not have to be boring. Make sure you take part in the mentioned events and make your Diwali worth your well.