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In pictures: Indian expats celebrate Navratri in Dubai

In pictures: Indian expats celebrate Navratri in Dubai
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Navratri celebrations
Women dressed in colourful traditional attire perform a folk dance during the Navratri celebrations at India Club. Indian expats on Thursday gathered at Zabeel Park and India Club to celebrate the festival of Navratri, which translates to ‘nine nights’ and marks the Hindu deity Durga’s victory over a demon king. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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dandiya
A couple performs the dandiya raas although not knowing the moves was no reason not have a good time at the Zabeel Park. Gulf News photographers joined the celebrations featuring groups of men and women performing the ‘dandiya raas’, a dance involving the tapping of sticks carried by dancers in both hands to a rhythmic beat. The modern version called ‘disco dandiya’ uses contemporary disco music mixed with traditional tunes. Image Credit: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News
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Zabeel Park in Dubai
Thousands of Indians of all ages gathered at Zabeel Park in Dubai for a celebration that was never short of excitement. Image Credit: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News
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Women dancce
Women dancce during the Navratri celebrations at India Club. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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 perfect moments
There were plenty of picture perfect moments at the celebrations thanks to intricate costumes and pretty faces. Image Credit: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News
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Women dancce
Women dancce during the Navratri celebrations at India Club. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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A couple performs a folk dance at Zabeel Park
A couple performs a folk dance at Zabeel Park. Image Credit: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News
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Zabeel Park
A child dances during the celebrations at the Zabeel Park. Image Credit: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News