Diwali preparations are on in full swing in Dubai as pictures and videos of the celebrations surfaced on Twitter. But the internet is especially delighted about the fact that the Dubai Police band played the National Anthem of India during an event ahead of Diwali in front of a cheerful audience.
The audience sang along and rejoiced as the Dubai Police band performed.
The beginning of the Diwali celebrations in Dubai 24.10.19 at festival city with Indian national Anthem played by Dubai police band. Feel proud
Dazzling fireworks at Dubai Festival Mall City filled Dubai sky with colours…thanks @DFCMall @dubaitourism
City-wide celebrations including fireworks, diya-lighting ceremony, Bollywood dance performances, festive markets, and an exclusive show called Haathi’s Garden made its debut in Dubai on Thursday.
Visitors in the Middle East, in fact, also witnessed the world-famous Elephant Parade exhibition with 50 life-size baby elephant sculptures created to raise awareness for elephant conservation globally.
In supermarkets, meanwhile, people shopped for traditional Indian paraphernalia. As for jewellery, gold shops at the Deira and Sharjah Gold Souq and Bur Dubai’s little India, Meena Bazaar were filled with people.