Where to celebrate India’s Independence Day in Dubai

On India’s Independence Day, here are our suggestions to embrace the spirit of freedom, celebrate this special day and savour traditional Indian cuisine

Rang Mahal

Immerse yourself in the flavours of India and embrace the nation’s essence at Rang Mahal’s serene setting accompanied by a five-course menu. The culinary journey commences with a Denatured duo of olive alongside truffle naan, paying tribute to Olympic medalist Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The ode to legendary cricketer Kapil Dev follows with the Vegetable cornetto and Crispy prawn “Vada” in the second course. Major Dhyan Chand, the renowned field hockey player, is honoured in the third course with Pulled lamb galette served alongside a trio of chutneys. The main course, a tribute to track and field athlete Pilavullakandi Thekkeraparambil Usha, features Shredded chicken with rice hoppers. Lastly, Steamed yoghurt crémeux and berry compote, inspired by long-distance swimmer Arati Saha, ensures a delightful conclusion to this flavourful journey.

August 15. AED225 per person for food only. AED395 per person including selected beverages. Visit website.

Punjab Grill

Whether you seek to join in the festivities or infuse your meal with an authentic Indian flair, Punjab Grill presents a heartwarming delight that embodies the essence of India. Prepare to indulge in the delectable Paneer Roulade, Makhani, Saag, and Chicken Tikka Sampler with your loved ones.

August 11-15. Contact +97150 194 1107.


MASTI introduces a limited-edition dessert called Cassata kulfi tiranga, celebrating the occasion in all its grandeur. This frozen dairy delight pays homage to India’s culinary heritage while drawing inspiration from Italian gastronomic traditions. Patrons visiting MASTI’s Dubai Edition venue will receive a complimentary serving of this exquisite treat during both lunch and dinner. Each layer of the 3-layer kulfi is meticulously handcrafted using a decadent combination of cream, mascarpone cheese, chocolate, pistachio, coconut, saffron, and milkmaid.

August 15. Contact 800 62784.

Bombay Bungalow

Bombay Bungalow is offering a delightful fusion of traditional and modern Indian cuisine. The special Independence Day menu includes the ‘Tiranga kebab,’ a colourful platter featuring basil paneer tikka, malai chicken tikka, and narangi mahi tikka, symbolizing India’s unity in diversity. Guests can also savour the ‘Trio curry,’ a combination of mattar paneer, Kafali murgh, mutton stew, and paratha, capturing the essence of both conventional and contemporary flavours. Completing the meal is the ‘Sandesh’ dessert, which features mouthwatering milk dumplings, chocolate soil, and vanilla saffron jelly, paying tribute to India’s rich culinary heritage and cross-cultural influences. The restaurant’s Michelin Guide recognition adds to the dining experience’s prestige.

August 7-15. Contact 800 692 8779.