Diwali is better known as the Festival of Lights. Celebrated all over the world it is an Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Clay lamps are lit by celebrants to symbolise the light within spiritual darkness.
Many of Doha’s Indian restaurants will be celebrating the occasion, with special menu items or curated menus. You should check your favourite Indian restaurant to see what they are offering during the Diwali period.
If you are looking to celebrate with family and friends then check out the following Diwali promotions.
Update – For Diwali 2017 see the below feature!
Doha’s Diwali Dinners
Seasonal Tastes, Westin Doha
Enjoy a Dinner Buffet of Indian favourites during the Diwali period. Standout dishes are the Prawn Moilee Curry, the Biryani, Spinach Lamb Curry, Pani Puri and Chaat.
The special Festival of Lights promotion is on until 4th November from 6.30pm until 11.00pm; priced at QAR150 with soft beverages and QAR250 with select beverages. See the Westin Diwali Dinner Buffet feature for more information.
P.S. The Luxe Lounge has an Indian Afternoon Tea until 4th November. It is served daily after 2.00pm, priced at QAR140 for two persons. Check out the Qatar Eating feature – Indian Afternoon Tea at Doha’s Luxe Lounge – for an in-depth review.
For more information and bookings call +974 4492 1555.
Doha Gymkhana, Souq Waqif
Celebrate with Doha Gymkhana (check out our review British Raj Dining in the Souq) with a special Diwali menu, including the Gymkhana Kebab Platter.
Available from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2016.
For more information and bookings call +974 4038 5328 or email [email protected]
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Melia Doha
Celebrate Diwali with family and friends at Melia Doha on October 30th. Take a journey through Indian favourites at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor.
For more information and bookings call +974 4019 9999.
Taj Rasoi, Doha Marriott
Enjoy a traditional Festival of Lights celebration at Taj Rasoi with their set menu. Dishes include Kashmiri Seekh Kebab, Ghost Korma, Palak Paneer and Rasmalai. Available from 28th-30th October form 6.30pm until 11.30pm. Priced at QAR120 per person with soft beverages.
For more information and bookings call +974 4429 8499.
Zaffran Cafe, Salwa Road
If you have been wondering where to get your Diwali sweet treats and snacks from then you need to check out Saffron Cafe. Especially for Diwali you can have your treats packaged in special presentation boxes, making it easier for you to gift Indian treats to your family and loved ones.
For more information and orders call +974 4411 0045