12591 03 Nov 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai: Diwali Celebrations Set to Light Up

India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will take place over the Diwali weekend.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 November 2021:In celebration of Diwali, the Indian 'festival of lights' and a major highlight in Dubai's annual calendar of events organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Dubais shopping malls and landmarks are illuminated in a wonderful display of colour and lights. This year, the celebrations are even bigger as a fascinating festival at the India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will take place over the Diwali weekend and will bring together the different communities that call this city home for a magical display of music, culture and light.

On 4 November, the India Pavilion has lined upclassical and folk dancers who will put up a collaborative performance showcasing India's amazing unity with Deepanjali - Celebration of Oneness. This will be followed by the critically acclaimed kathak dance Lok Chanda. Musical performances will get going at 9.30pm with hotshot music producer siblings Salim and Sulaiman Merchant in attendance. Yet another act on this glittering night will see Vipul Mehta take the stage. The renowned Bollywood playback singer will wow the audience with his most popular numbers.

From Thursday 4 November to Saturday 6 November, the special Diwali show will include multiple dynamic and uplifting 12-minute performances, supported and extended by the extraordinary canvas of light at Al Wasl Plaza.

Another Diwali highlight at EXPO 2020 Dubai is SWARANGOLI, the interactive musical LED rangoli which will come to life as visitors step on sensors. It will be integrated with colour patterns representing happiness, positivity, and prosperity accompanied by SAPTASWARA the seven notes of Indian classical music.

The highly anticipated hour-long Diwali for All Concert runs until 6 November, bringing together a repertoire of musical celebrations performed through various traditional musical instruments from around the world. The concert will take place in Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre (DMA) on Day 1 and 3, and the Jubilee Stage on Day 2 and 4.

Lighting up the DMA stage will be India's first Sanskrit band, DHRUV on 5 November. Performing their greatest hits for an hour, the crowd will dance and sway to electrifying tunes.

Those who want to partake in some late-night cultural indulgence at EXPO 2020 can head towards the Jubilee Stage to enjoy a selection of handpicked Diwali-inspired music acts with emerging and established artists. Hosted for two consecutive nights, visitors can revel in the musical performances on 4 and 5 November.

Visitors interested in heading over to the India Pavilion at EXPO 2020 must purchase a one-day ticket or multi-day and season passes.

For further information about this years Diwali events across Dubai, visit:


About Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world's leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism's mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai's tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirates commerce sector and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.


About Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment

The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) is responsible for developing Dubai's retail and festival sectors and supporting the positioning of Dubai as a world-class tourism destination with year-round family entertainment, shopping and events.