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Diwali preparations in full swing in UAE
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Diwali preparations in full swing in UAE
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Dubai, Oct 27 (TIWN) Diwali preparations were in full swing across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as Indian expats were readying to celebrate the 'festival of lights' on Sunday.

The four-day long celebration has kickstarted with a shopping spree. Supermarkets selling traditional Indian paraphernalia are witnessing unprecedented crowds in Bur Dubai and Sharjah's Abu Shagara. Stores such as Madhur Supermarket, Choithrams, and Adil Supermarket are chock-full with Indian shoppers.  Geeta Bhatia, the marketing manager of Madhur Supermarket said, "We are offering at least 400 varieties of thoran (a decorative wall hanging) being sold. The most popular products are diyas, earthen pots, electrical lights, candles, flowers, platforms, thalis (small plates), lotas (metal pots), haldi Kumkum (turmeric), sweets, and dried fruits are very popular buys."  She added, "The Diwali shopping rush began two weeks ago, with Karva Chauth. We are expecting a big rush on Friday as well."  Textile and tailoring shops are in a rush to complete last-minute orders. Kachins Tailoring, Dream Girl Tailoring, and other shops were also heavily crowded, starting Wednesday.

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