Diwali is almost here. We round up some ways you can enjoy the festival of lights this year in the UAE.

Airfare offers

If you’re looking to fly home to family for the festivities or plan a last-minute Diwali getaway, here are few special offers on airfares.

Airline Offer Small print
Air Arabia Return air fares to 37 destinations, starting from AED 599. Book before 22nd October 2014, and travel before 10th December 2014.
Emirates Discount of 15% on Business and Economy class tickets to select destinations worldwide. Book by 21st October 2014, for outbound travel between 22nd October and 14th December 2014.

Jewelry offers

Be sure to check out Diwali special offers at jewelers across the UAE when you buy gold on Dhanteras.

Jeweler Offer Small print
  • 50% off on diamond and uncut polki jewelry.
  • A free two-gram, 22-carat gold coin when you buy diamond, polki or pearl jewelry worth over AED 5,000.
  • No ‘making’ charge on eight-gram, 22-carat gold coins.
  • A free quarter-gram gold coin for every gold jewelry purchase of AED 4,000 or more on Dhanteras.
Offer valid until 25th October 2014 at the following locations:

  • Dubai: Grand Shopping Mall Dubai; Big Joyalukkas Bur Dubai; Karama Center; Lulu Barsha; Lulu Al Qusais; Joyalukkas Suncity Branch in Gold Center
  • Ajman: Lulu Hypermarket
  • Ras Al Khaimah: Al Jaber Bldg
  • Sharjah: Joyalukkas Center Rolla; Sharjah Gold Center; Sharjah Central Souq
  • Abu Dhabi & Al Ain: Joyalukkas Abu Dhabi & Al Ain; Al Ain Gold Market; Delma Centre; Omeir Building.
Malabar Gold & Diamond
  • Free gold coins on all diamond jewelry purchases over AED 3,000.
  • 0% deduction on 22-carat gold exchange with no ‘making’ charge on 8-gram gold coins.
  • Competition to win up to 1kg gold every day – free entry for purchases of AED 500+ of gold or diamond jewelry.
Offer valid until 25th October 2014 at the following locations:

  • Dubai:  Lulu Hypermarket Al Qusais; Meena Bazaar; Gold Center Al Fahidi Street; Mirdif City Center; Karama Center; Deira City Center
  • Ajman: Lulu Hypermarket
  • Sharjah: Lulu Hypermarket Al Nahda; Rolla Square 
  • Abu Dhabi: Lulu Hypermarket; Omeir Bin Yousaf Building; Ruwais Mall; Lulu Madinat Zayed.
  • Free gold coin for purchases of AED 2,000 or more.
  • Entry into a draw to win AED 1m.
Offer valid until 31st December 2014 at the following Dubai locations:

  • Lootah Building Al Qusais, Meena Bazaar, Karama, Bur Dubai.
  • Get a 22-carat gold coin on each diamond purchase of AED 1,500 or each gold purchase of AED 3,500.
  • Get a ‘scratch and win’ voucher for diamond purchases of AED 3,000 or more, or gold purchases of AED 5,000 or more, to win jewelry, watches and pearls.
  • For every gold or diamond purchase worth AED 1,000, get a raffle entry for competition prizes of AED 1m worth of jewelry or watches.
 Offer valid until 25th October 2014 at all Damas stores.
Pure Gold Discount not valid on fixed-price products, certified diamonds or loose stones.

Also remember, you can opt for payment plans of up to 12 months at 0 percent interest for your gold purchases with some credit cards.

[Related: Where to buy gold in the UAE]

Activities offers

Finally, for the Diwali weekend, you can head out for fun activities in the UAE or enjoy the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Happy New Year, premiering on 22nd October 2014 at Atlantis, The Palm. Radio stations are running competitions for the premiere tickets every day.

What Where Small print
Diwali celebrations with musical attractions, rangoli, henna and dhol drummers. Ferrari Wold Abu Dhabi Valid from 17th October 2014 to 27th October, 2014
Watch Happy New Year and win flight tickets to India. Vox cinema After booking movie tickets SMS [HNY+Name+Booking ID] and send to 4199
Discount of 10% on Diwali sweets with a  First Gulf Bank credit card. Puranmal Sweets Minimum spend of AED 350 required to get discount. Offer not valid at Puranmal outlets in DMCC, Dubai Knowledge Village or Jebel Ali.