Celebrate Holi in the UAE

The popular Indian festival Holi is known as the festival of colour, the festival of love and the festival of spring. Enjoy the day with celebrations at these handpicked restaurants



celebrate holi uae 2022

MyGovinda’s will be hosting a Holi Family Carnival for the first time at Dubai Silicon Oasis. The one-day event is free to attend, making it a perfect family day out to celebrate the festival of colours. Look forward to premium Indian sweets, alongside snacks, chaats, thalis, desserts, hot and cold beverages. The family-friendly event will witness live entertainment by leading Bollywood singers, tunes from a DJ and a special performance by a dance troupe and two dholis. Not just this, MyGovinda’s has also crafted exclusive Holi hampers which contain gujiya and ghear, along with colour, a water gun and Namkeen snacks.

March 19 from 10am-5pm at this location here. Register online to visit. MyGovinda’s holi hampers at AED55 onwards (available at all MyGovinda’s in Karama, DSO and JLT or online). Visit Instagram.


Khyber, Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

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Celebrate the festival of colour at the award-winning North-Indian restaurant Khyber, with a special four-course set menu featuring vibrant dishes, traditional welcome sips and a scrumptious chaat counter. Tuck into starters such as Makai dhingri barrah kebab and Makhmali paneer tikka; followed by mains, including Shaam savera, Mewa ka pulao and Dal bati; and end on a sweet note with Khyber’s special Lava cake.

March 17 to 21 from 5-11pm. AED170 per person (inclusive of four-course family-style set menu with traditional sips and chaat counter), AED50 per person (add-on soft beverages) and AED99 per person (add-on grapes and hops). Call +9714 455 1111 or email at dukesthepalm.res@royalhideaway.com. Visit Instagram.


Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Hilton Garden Inn RAK is having a special pool party at its Garden Grille restaurant to celebrate the fun-filled festival. Packed with upbeat music, delicious food and a whole lot of colours, families are promised a memorable day.  When the hunger pangs strike, expect aromatic bites and thandaai, a milk-based concoction with almonds and saffron.

March 19. AED79 per adult (inclusive of flavoured water), half prices for kids aged 7-11 and complimentary for kids below 6. Visit Instagram.