Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 November 2020: Dubai will truly live up to its reputation as the culinary capital of the region this Diwali with an incredible city-wide promotion that is sure to have every foodie’s appetite growing in anticipation!

The Indian ‘Festival of Lights’ is a celebration like no other, with specially made sweets, must-have comfort foods and tasty treats prepared, served and happily devoured at every opportunity. Food is an essential part of the annual Diwali celebrations, which is why Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has teamed up with online food app Zomato to offer residents and visitors super savings at 200+ of the city’s best loved Indian eateries as well as restaurants serving a huge range of regional and international favourites.

As part of the Diwali Treats to Brighten your Festival of Lights promotion, food fans can enjoy super savings of 15-40 per cent off when they dine in and up to 50 per cent off delivery and pick up orders made online, with a minimum of AED20 per order.

The restaurants and cafes taking part in the Diwali Treats to Brighten your Festival of Lights promotion cover a wide selection of price points, cuisines, cooking styles and traditions, from on-the-go street food eateries, family dining venues and sophisticated kitchens serving fusions of modern and classic flavours.

Participating restaurants are located throughout Dubai, meaning there’s great deals on delicious dishes from all over the world to be enjoyed no matter which neighbourhood you live in. For more information, visit www.zomato.com/dubai/festival-of-lights

Family Dining

Friends and family can gather and settle down for a feast of famous flavours at Gazebo Restaurant, India Palace, The Yellow Chilli, Bombay Brasserie, Mint Leaf of London, Peppermill, The Rupee Room, Chicken Tikka Inn, and Calicut Notebook as well as other great eateries around the city.

Street Food

Food lovers can grab great mini bites on the go at legendary Indian street food venues located around Dubai including Once Upon A Bite, Chaat Bazaar, Rangoli, Kashka Café, Foodies Delight, Chatkara, and Via Delhi plus many more.


Residents and eager visitors to Dubai can order a fresh plate of delicious, piping hot rice and more at some of the city’s best biriyani spots including Chennai Kadai Biryani, Arsalan Restaurant, Golden Fingers, Nayaab Haandi, Spice Story, Mister Biryani and Cuisine De Malabar.


Juicy kebabs straight from the oven can be enjoyed at Truck Adda, Zaam’s Hyderabad Restaurant, Nizamat Hyderabad, B&B Café and Restaurant, Daily Express Restaurant and Ravi Restaurant and many more across the city.

South Indian

For those craving dishes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu or Telangana, they can take their pick of an array of super tasty restaurants including Dubai Amaravathi, Yummy Hyderabad, Gully Kitchen, Micro Oven Restaurant, Mamil’s Illam Pure Veg, Bombay Chowpatty, Veg Hut Restaurant, Panoor Express Café & Restaurant and Penuel Restaurant.


Because all good Diwali feasts should include dishes from around the globe, diners can opt for international favourites like classic Italian pizza from Yin & Yang Pizzeria, Pizza Man, Matteo’s Pizza, Russo’s New York Pizzeria, Pizzaro, Vanellis, Papa John’s, Paavo’s Pizza and Jazz@Pizza Express.


An American legend, a great-tasting burger can be enjoyed at any time, any place, anywhere. Residents and visitors can choose from a classic cheeseburger, double patty, sliders or a delicious fusion of flavours and fillings at top burger joints this Diwali, including Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Billionaire Burger Boys, Fat Boy Burgers, Slider Ryder, Just Burger, Fuddruckers and The Stuffed Burger Co.


To satisfy the demand for noodles, sushi, satays, ramen or more this Diwali, restaurants including Miyabi Sushi & Bento, Tum Tum Asia, Asia Tang, Teriyaki, Chowking, Little Bangkok, Koryo Korean BBQ, Panda Express, YO! Sushi and WOK BOYZ top the list of choices for Asian food.


From takeaway shawarmas to a mixed grill or mandi plate to share with friends, Arabic restaurants Hala Beirut, Ka’ak Al Manara, Warsan Mandi Restaurant, Arabian Grill, Beirut Bites and Keif Restaurant offer a true taste of the region.


A dinner isn’t complete without the perfect after-dinner treat. This Diwali a selection of Indian and international desserts are on offer, and a great cup of chai too, from Kulfilicious, Acai 100%, Shakeism Milkshakes, Denny’s, Dessi Cuppa, Carluccio’s, Hummingbird Bakery, Sugar Factory, Ice Lab, Tim Hortons and Project Chaiwala plus many more.

For further details of Diwali events across Dubai, go to https://www.visitdubai.com/en/.

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