Have an exceptional cultural experience on Diwali weekend at The Flag Island’s ‘Indian Night’

Sharjah is set for a bigger, brighter Diwali this year at The Flag Island. On Friday, October 25, 2019 the outdoor destination on Khalid Lagoon will unveil ‘Indian Night’ – a nine-hour long Indian cultural extravaganza for the local and expat communities in the UAE, as well as visitors.

From 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., visitors will be treated to Bollywood dance performances to the season’s chart-topping numbers, local and international music bands who will be pleasing crowds with popular Indian and Indonesian songs, colourful fashion shows, dance shows featuring local dancers who will present the Indian classical style of kathak and the high-energy ‘garba’, and there will be plenty of singing too.

The full day festivities also feature celebrity appearances. Bollywood choreographer and winner of popular Indian dance show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ – Salman Yousuff Khan; famous singer and winner of Tamil music reality show, Nikhil Mathew; and MJ Sriram, actor and multilingual singer from Tamil Nadu will bring the best of contemporary Bollywood and Kollywood to their UAE audience.

On the spot competitions for the best-dressed male, female, couple and family will be organised, and winners will take home exciting prizes. An array of stalls bustling with food vendors, authentic jewellery and clothing will all come together to paint the perfect festive picture truly reminiscent of the vibrant sights, sounds and colours of India.

Khuloud Salim Al Junaibi, General Manager of The Flag Island said: “Diwali is one of the most significant occasions on India’s festive calendar, and we wanted The Flag Island to be the go-to family destination in Sharjah for celebrations. The UAE has a vibrant Indian expat community of over 2 million people, and through the years, their important festivals have become part of our local culture enjoyed not only by Indian residents and tourists, but people of all nationalities. The Indian Diwali Night is going to offer an abundance of activity for visitors from all age groups and backgrounds to relish.”

The Flag Island is organising the event in in association with Strikers Dance and Entertainment Services (SDES). To ensure maximum community engagement, the destination has dedicated free entry ticket for everyone. For further information about The Flag Island events, contact 06 503 0000 or write to .