Where to see Diwali fireworks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

There will be a number of displays taking place across the UAE to mark the Festival of Lights

Diwali fireworks over Dubai Creek. Courtesy Marsa Al Seef
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Thousands across the UAE will be taking part in Diwali celebrations this weekend. And to mark the Festival of Lights, locations across the Emirates will be holding firework displays over the coming days.

Here are all the events planned across the UAE:

Dubai Festival City

Dubai Festival City Mall is known for its extravagant firework displays, and its Diwali offering will be no different. On Thursday, October 24, it will light up the sky with a choreographed firework display, set to a specially curated music score. The display will be part of its wider Diwali celebrations, which will kick off at 4pm, with a DJ playing Bollywood hits and Indian classics. The evening will also see the launch of Dubai Festival City's fourth edition of its Imagine light show, 'Hathi's Garden'.

Thursday, October 24, 8pm; free; Dubai Festival City Mall; www.dubaifestivalcitymall.com

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 11, 2019: Fireworks and a lights display on the Eid holiday at Festival City Mall. Sunday the 11th of August 2019. Festival City, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Fireworks and a lights display at Festival City Mall. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Al Seef, Dubai

Al Seef will be holding a celebration on Sunday, October 27 – Diwali Day. As part of the celebrations, there will be a large-scale firework display, taking place at 8.30pm. Visitors to Dubai Creek can also enjoy the newly opened Al Seef Artisans’ World Market, which features pop-up bazaars selling everything from souvenirs, antiques and ceramics.

Sunday, October 27, 8.30pm; free; Al Seef, Dubai Creek; www.alseef.ae

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah will be marking the Indian Festival of Lights with a firework display on Saturday, October 26. Taking place at 9pm, the display will light up the sky above the Palm, marking the end of its Diwali celebrations. Visitors can also enjoy up to 25 per cent off at a number of The Pointe’s restaurants, as well as 20 per cent off Careem rides to and from the venue.

Saturday, October 26, 9pm; free; The Point, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; www.thepointe.ae

epa06812368 Fireworks illuminates the sky over the Yas Viceroy luxury hotel on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Fitr at the Marina on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, late 15 June 2018 (issued 16 June 2018). Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the three day festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, it will be observed on 15th or 16th of June depending on the lunar calendar. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two major holidays in Islam.  EPA/ALI HAIDER
Fireworks illuminates the sky over the Yas Hotel at the Marina on Yas Island. EPA

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island will be hosting the Yas Mega Mela Festival between Thursday, October 31 and Saturday, November 2. The festival will pay homage to Indian art, food, music and theatre. Over the course of the weekend, there will be performances by Bollywood artists Kanika Kapoor and Ankit Tiwari, as well as a firework display every day at 9pm.

Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2; 9pm; Dh20, free for children under 16; du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; www.yasmegamela.ae


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