Colorful Hindu Holi Festival is falling on Wednesday 8th March this year . As usual, there are many places in Dubai to celebrate Holi.
Colorful fun, lively parties, serving delicious food – there are many ways to celebrate the occasion. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Holi in Dubai this year, you’ve come to the right place.
Colour Beach Party at La Mer
A bombastic Holi party is taking place on the famous beach of La Mer North on Saturday March 11. 12 hours of live music by DJ Aqeel, DJ Paroma and, above all, Punjabi singer Kaka will be performing. Wear a white T-shirt and bring your Holy Color powder ( if you are above 18) and over party all day on the beach. Food trucks are available to keep you energized, and tickets start at 75 Dhs for couples and 100 Dhs for individuals.
Details: From Dhs75. Saturday, March 11, 11am-11pm, doors open at 10am. Ticket.virginmegastore.me at La Mer North Beach.
Color Mela at Zabeel Park
Zabeel Park hosts a meal called Holy High. Dh 30 takes you to a park with food stalls, live music and colorful celebrations. Children under the age of 3 are free to enter and can book his VIP ticket for his Dhs60 which includes access to the covered seating area.
Details: From Dhs30. Sunday, March 12, 10am-7pm. Zabeel Park, Zabeel district, near Al Jafiliya metro station, Za’abeel allevents.in/dubai.
Try free holi delicaies at Dhaba lane
On Wednesday 8th March, free Guziya sweets and free thandai shots will be served all day. You can also enjoy dhaba style dishes such as dahi kebab, pani puri shot, kadi paneer or chicken.
Details: Its is free. Wednesday, March 8, all day. Various branches all over Dubai. Dhava Lane Karama (04 358 3554), Garhoud (04 223 7233), Jumeirah Lake Towers (054 999 4251).
Get Free Thandai Shots at Jehangirs
Get free Thandai Shots flavored with Kesar Badam or Mint when you dine at Jehangirs in Al Mankhol on Wednesday, March 8th. A special Holi Dessert Platter will also be served, featuring colorful sweets such as gulab jamun and carrot halva.
Details: Free. Wednesday, March 8, all day. No. 5, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St, Al Mankhool (04 591 6167).
Holi Brunch at Bombay Brasserie Indian Restaurant
Bombay Brasserie at Taj Dubai will host a Holi-themed brunch on Saturday 4 March. Special Holi-themed menus include Mutton Seekh Kati Roll, Chicken Biryani, Malbani Fish Curry and Dal Makhani. There is a DJ on deck playing Bollywood hits.
Details: Dhs195 (soft drink), Dhs345 (house drink), Dhs 499 (bubbly). Saturday, March 4, 1-4 Pm Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 438 3134).
Holly Spread at Bombay Bungalow
At Bombay Bungalow we are offering a desi style spread for Holi from Wednesday 8th March until Sunday 12th March. For Dhs65, you can choose light snacks such as Nimki, Chakri, Haati Bhajiya, and Spicy Vegetable Suti Kebab.
Details: Dhs65. Wednesday March 8 – Sunday March 12 from 12pm to 11:30pm Beach Mall, JBR (04 427 0758).
Try High Note’s Menu
High Note Pool and Sky Lounge will celebrate Holi in Dubai with a three-course menu from Wednesday 8 March to Saturday 11 March. On spending 299 Dhs from noon to midnight, you’ll get authentic Indian dishes such as Organ Josh, Dal Tadka, Chicken Taar Korma and Gulab Jamun. For Dhs50 you also get unlimited panipuri short drinks.
Details: Dhs299 (menu), Dhs50 (unlimited short drinks). Wednesday, March 8 – Saturday, March 11, noon to midnight. Aloft Almina Hotel Rooftop Terrace (058 591 8153).
Enjoy Holi at Rang Mahal
On Wednesday 8 March, Rang Mahal will host a six-course meal to celebrate Holi in Dubai. For 225 Dhs (soft drink) or Dhs 335 (house drink) you can enjoy dishes from all regions of India such as Chili Shrimp Bao, Spiced Lamb Chops and Cassata Kulfi. Vegetarian options such as Chili Tofu Bao and Cottage Cheese Masala are also available.
Details: Dhs225 (soft drink), Dhs335 (house drink 2 hours). Wednesday, March 8, 20:00-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (0 414 300).
Try desi menu at Saffron Boutique
From Wednesday, March 8th to Saturday, March 11th, enjoy a three-course Holy Meal at Saffron Boutique. 199 Dhs for a meal only, 299 Dhs for a meal and a Holi-style mixed drink. Dishes include Awad-style chicken curry, paneer tikka, and kesari ras bahar.
Details: Dhs199 (3 courses), Dhs299 (meals and mixed drinks). Wednesday, March 8 – Saturday, March 11, noon to midnight. Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, Jebel Ali Village (04 444 5578).
Varq’s Special Thali Menu
From Wednesday 8 March to Friday 10 March, enjoy a special Thali menu for lunch or dinner at Taj Palm, Palm Jumeirah. The set menu is Dhs275 with 3 house drinks for Dhs125 and 3 soft drinks for Dhs75.
Details: Dhs 275 (menu), Dhs 125 (3 house drinks), Dhs 75 (3 soft drinks). Wednesday, March 8 – Friday, March 10, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm or from 5:00 pm to 9:
5 pm Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, The Palm, Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 275 4444).