Diwali by the water
In true Dubai fashion, Al Seef is celebrating the turn in the weather until the end of the year with the Al Seef Creek Festival – the creek waterfront destination by Meraas will host weekly carnivals, activities and live entertainment shows that will allow you to have a great time in the great outdoors with your family. Until November 10, Diwali celebrations continue with live performances of Bollywood, Bhangra, semi-classical dances, a special Diwali market for all that last-minute shopping and fireworks on November 8. There’s also a Guinness Book of Records challenge attempt for the largest diya lighting at Al Seef Dhow Deck on November 10.
Out in Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld is celebrating the festival of lights today from 7pm-11pm. Along with after-dark access to the waterpark’s many rides, slides and attractions you also get to dive into authentic Indian food, interactive activities and beach games. Dh55 per person with an additional charge of Dh45 for the buffet. Call 600 511115 or visit yaswaterworld.com.
Imagine, the water, laser and fireworks show at Dubai Festival City will play out to the tune of Bollywood hit Jai Ho in celebration of Diwali. Great weather, A.R Rahman’s feelgood anthem in the background and a sky full of fireworks? Sounds like a lit Diwali.