Indian Festival of Lights - #unseentrails
MEETING POINT

Outside the street-level doors of Baniyas Metro Station, Exit 1.

COST

AED 695.00

Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali, in the oldest Indian Neighbourhood of Dubai.

Trail Details

Celebrate and capture Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, in one of Dubai’s oldest and most vibrant neighbourhoods. Journey past a tucked-away temple into the alleys of Meena Bazaar, where the streets surge with glittering lights, “pujas” in family-run jewellery shops, and local celebrants thronging the streets in their finest festive wear. For one unparalleled night, the neighbourhood explodes with enough street-side energy and kaleidoscopic colours to dazzle any urban explorer.

This visual feast will be seasoned along the way with sweet and succulent treats from the bustling eateries of Bur Dubai. From freshly buttered buns spiced with vegetable masala to tender chicken tikka and a plethora of traditional Indian sweets, there is something to satisfy every palette.

Water, chai, Indian sweet and savoury treats. Anything additional may be purchased at guest's own cost.

Those who prefer to not walk long distances - there is lots of walking throughout this trail at a comfortable to medium-fast pace. Seating stops are rare! Those who prefer order, peace, quiet, and plenty of personal space. The neighbourhood will be loud and chaotic!
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695.00 x 1 guest
AED 695.00
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Cancellation Policy
  • 75% refund if 30 days or more before Trail
  • 50% refund if 14 to 29 days before Trail
  • 25% refund if 4 to 13 days before Trail
  • No refund possible if 3 days or less prior to the Trail
Rescheduling requests
No rescheduling of this trail is possible.
Maximum Number of Participants: 12

Where are we meeting?

Outside the street-level doors of Baniyas Metro Station, Exit 1.

Where do we end our journey?

We’ll end the trail about ten minutes away from Al Fahidi Metro Station.

We start promptly on time! Once the trail begins, we will not be reachable by phone nor be able to coordinate with latecomers.

Transport

This trail is done entirely on foot.

Taxi

Book a CAREEM CAR ride to and from your trail by downloading the app at https://www.careem.com. Email us a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your trail to receive your discount code.

By Car

We don’t recommend driving to the trail due to peak time traffic, limited parking, and different starting and ending locations. Consider taking the metro to ensure you arrive on time.

Comfortable shoes or sandals as we will be walking for a few hours. Heels do not an explorer make! We provide a tote, so don't carry too many additional purses or bags that you'd have to lug around during the trail.

If you are allergic to certain ingredients, kindly know that these ingredients may be used in the restaurants we visit even if they do not feature in our selected dishes. Frying Pan Tourism L.L.C. and Gulf Photo Plus L.L.C. would not assume liability for (1) the risk of cross-contamination with these ingredients nor (2) for any known or unknown allergies. Anyone who books this experience accepts all liabilities associated with the risk of consuming food(s) that may cause an allergic reaction.

We welcome photography enthusiasts to seasoned professionals! We recommend bringing a camera with a fully charged battery, whether a mobile phone or DSLR, all are welcome. Consider bringing an extra battery and memory card, just in case. If you’re using an iPhone, check out apps like VSCO for capture and editing, and Slow Shutter Cam to play with movement and light trails.

We might use an audio system for groups over 6 people so you can hear the trail host clearly. Bring along a pair of personal headphones if you have them, else we'll provide a free size.

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