Here are some delicious dining options to celebrate the Indian festival of lights

Armani/Amal, the Indian restaurant in Armani Hotel Dubai Image Credit: Supplied


Armani/Amal, the Indian restaurant in Armani Hotel Dubai, is offering a Diwali set menu on November 12. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are each priced at Dh399 pp. Delight in a delectable three-course meal encompassing a mouthwatering starter, a sumptuous sharing style main course, and a delectable dessert.

  • Price: Dh399 per person
  • Contact: or call 04 888 3666.
PINCODE by Chef Kunal Kapur, located in the heart of Dubai Hills Mall Image Credit: Supplied


PINCODE by Chef Kunal Kapur, located in the heart of Dubai Hills Mall, is set to light up the Diwali festivities with an exquisite Diwali Menu until November 14th. This special menu, priced at Dh129, is a culinary experience that mirrors the spirit of Diwali itself. Chef Kunal is serving up a taste of nostalgia with among others, his exquisite Paneer Pasanda Badami for the vegetarians, and an aromatic Rajasthani Laal Maas for meat enthusiasts. Complementing these main dishes are the classic favorites of Dal Makhni and fragrant Kabuli Pulao, creating a harmonious and satisfying meal. PINCODE is on the FirstFloor, Next to Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall

  • Contact: 04 566 1424
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The Restaurant

The Restaurant at Address Fountain Views is offering a Diwali brunch on Sunday, November 12th from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. A live BBQ grill station will be dishing out mouthwatering options. For the main course, you can indulge in traditional Indian classics, including Kashmiri Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken Biryani, Dal Makhani. A delectable range of sides will also be available as well as desserts.

  • Price: From Dh285 pp
  • Call: 04245 8888 or email
Bombay Borough has an exclusive Diwali Set Menu

Bombay Borough

In celebration of Diwali, Bombay Borough has an exclusive 'Diwali Set Menu' suitable for meat lovers and vegetarians.

  • Available all day on 11th and 12th November for Dh225pp. Dh25 per dessert and add-on
  • Call: 054 995 8296
The Cinnamon Club, nestled within Park Hyatt Dubai Image Credit: Supplied

The Cinnamon Club

Experience the magic of Diwali at The Cinnamon Club, nestled within Park Hyatt Dubai from November 10th to 14th. Head Chef Kamini Jha and her expert team have put together a carefully curated offering featuring a thali-style dinner. Expect a multi-course dinner, featuring a selection of popular favourites such as the Tandoori Prawn, Fiery Rajasthani Lamb Curry; Malabar Boatman’s Fish Curry and more. Vegetarians can enjoy dishes like Paneer Pesto Tikka; Jodhpuri Kachori Chaat, the Baingain Ka Salnan, among a range of others. And of course, there’s a spread of desserts.

  • Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Price: Vegetarian Dh150 pp; non-vegetarian Dh175pp.
  • Call 04 602 1839
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Canvas Dubai Hotel Image Credit: Supplied

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

While you are on your Diwali shopping spree at Meena Bazzar in Bur Dubai, it is but natural that you crave some street food to munch on. Pop into Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Canvas Dubai Hotel, where you can share those nostalgic memories recreated with street food– from Hazrratganz ki chaat, Mumbai Pav Bhajji, Semolina Puchkas to Dhai Bhalla, and lots lots more. Then of course, there is also a whole variety of traditional and classic sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • The Diwali specials are available until November16.
  • Price: Dh49 per dish.
  • Contact: 04 5260724/ 0504696887
Amritsr's chefs are known to dish out delicious and authentic Indian dishes Image Credit: Supplied


With over 20 years of experience in preparing and serving Indian food, Amritsr's chefs are known to dish out delicious and authentic Indian dishes. Now with Diwali here, they have upped the stakes and have a vast menu of dishes for the festive season. From Dal Makhni, Butter Chicken, Kulcha Chole, Tandoori Chicken, to Palak Paneer and lots more, this is just the place to enjoy a festive meal.

  • Contact: 04 3278622, 050 6780096
Swissôtel Al Ghurair has a lavish dinner buffet

Swissôtel Al Ghurair

Celebrate Diwali with a lavish desi-themed dinner– a buffet of classic Indian home-style favourites. Exquisite highlights for the lavish dinner buffet include Pani Puri, Samosa, Tandoori Chicken, Butter Chicken, and Dal tadka, served with freshly made tandoori rotis and naan. To culminate the festivities on sweet-note, look out for the handmade Indian sweets like rasmalai, jalebi and gulab jamun, among the international selection of desserts. To make your evening more special, guests can take part in the rangoli competition, organized by the hotel where the winner will be awarded with a dining voucher. On Sunday, 12th November from 7pm to 11pm.

  • Price: Dh129 for adults and Dh65 for children between 6 and 12
  • Call or WhatsApp 04 293 3270, email, or visit
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai Image Credit: Supplied

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Delight in merriment with the Festival of Lights at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai. Savour authentic and contemporary Indian delicacies across their restaurants and lounge.

  • Choose Diwali hampers- Premium Hamper – Dh650; Emperor Hamper Dh550; Festive Hamper Dh350.
  • Available until November 12th, 8am to 10pm.

Varq: Executive Chef Sonu and his expert team of chefs have meticulously crafted a three-course feast that defines India’s culinary heritage.

  • Price: Dh275 pp.
  • From November 10th to 12th, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm.

Palm Kitchen: This feast is an exquisite fusion of authentic Indian delicacies and international cuisine, promising to delight your palate and elevate your Diwali experience.

  • Price: Dh230 pp. On November 12th, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Diwali High Tea at Emperor Lounge

Delight in a curated selection of premium beverages while the soothing melodies of live musicians serenade your senses.

  • Price: Dh225 per couple
  • Available from November 10th to 12th, 2 pm to 5 pm.
  • Call 0 4 275 4444 / 0581258079
Angar in W Abu Dhabi undergoes a magnificent transformation Image Credit: Supplied


Angar in W Abu Dhabi undergoes a magnificent transformation as it is adorned with intricate Diwalithemed décor, setting the stage for a warm and celebratory atmosphere. For food, there's a feast. Starters include Royal Samosa Symphony, made up of crispy samosas; or the Tandoori Temptation Wings: while for the main course, diners can choose either the Butter Velvet Chicken Euphoria, a creamy tomato-based curry with tender pieces of chicken, served with naan or rice, or the Enchanted Baingan Mirage with Dal Makhani, a roasted eggplant oasis paired with creamy black lentil dreams served with naan or rice.

  • From 10th to 15th November from 6pm to 11pm
  • Offer: Three-course set menu with Diwali favourites
  • Price: Dh229pp
  • Call: 02 656 0000
iZ’s chefs have put together two mouthwatering menus to satisfy a variety of preferences Image Credit: Supplied

iZ, Grand Hyatt Dubai

The Season to Sparkle is here! Embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of India with a carefully curated Diwali menus at iZ. From Friday 10th to 12th November, diners will have three chances to immerse themselves in the spirit of Diwali. For this special event, iZ’s chefs have put together two mouthwatering menus to satisfy a variety of preferences, including both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. Gather your loved ones and savor an aromatic feast, featuring four courses of authentic Indian dishes.

  • From 7pm to 11:30pm
  • Prices: From Dh150 pp
  • Call 04 317 2222 or email
Kinara by Vikas Khanna has put together a splendid set menu for Diwali this year Image Credit: Supplied

Kinara by Vikas Khanna

Kinara by Vikas Khanna has put together a splendid set menu for Diwali this year. Starters include Aloo Tikki, Tandoori Gobhi, Chicken Tikka Puff and Lamb Shammi Kebab, while the mains has Saag Paneer, Dal Pancharatni, Methi Murgh and Vegetable Biryani. For sides there are rotis, naans and steamed rice. To round off the meal, desserts include Baked Chenna, and Almond Saffron Phirni. Now, what more can you ask for?

  • Price: Dh280pp
  • Call: 04 814 5555