Holi, the festival of colors, is a much-awaited occasion for Indians and people from all around the world who love to celebrate the vibrant festival with friends and family. This year, Dubai is all set to host some of the most spectacular Holi parties in town. From lively music, delicious food, to colorful hues, the Holi parties in Dubai have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event or a night of dancing and revelry, the city has a wide range of options to choose from.
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1. Bombay Bungalow
With a tantalising spread just as merry and colourful as Holi, Bombay Bungalow’s incredible Holi offerings are sure to take this festival of colour up several notches for its guests. This Holi, guests are invited to celebrate the vibrant spirit of the joyous occasion with sweet and savoury snacks that promise to pop their tastebuds, desi-style.
From crunchy nimki and chakli to savoury bhajiya and piquant vegetable seekh kebab that comes in a Bombay Bungalow-style twist, the feast will include a variety of flavourful sweeties such as gujiya, a nutty and delightful sweet dumpling that’s crispy from the top and soft inside, imarti, a bright orange, melt-in-the-mouth, flower-shaped sweet, and shakarpare, the mildly sweet flour cookies perfect for the happy occasion. This will be perfectly complemented (and nicely washed down) with Bombay Bungalow’s signature beetroot lassi for maximum impact.
The beautiful spread is available from the 8th to the 12th of March from 12 pm to 11.30 pm for just AED 65 per person. Just like each one of Bombay Bungalow’s offerings, its Holi spread promises to be a winner for the desi as well as the non-desi community of gourmands. The popping flavours of Bombay Bungalow’s Holi spread, combined with its glorious location that oversees Ain Dubai and Bluewaters Island, make the Instagram-worthy restaurant the perfect spot to relax and unwind this season of revelry.
When– March 8th – 12th
Time– 12 PM- 11.30 PM
Address: The Beach Mall, JBR
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Celebrated for its playful tradition, Pincode, the recently launched Pan-Indian cuisine restaurant by Celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur, is all set to commence the celebrations with an exclusive Holi Set Menu. Inspired by traditional Indian flavours and dishes, the menu features a variety of food selections for vegetarians, non-vegetarians, and can be customised for Jain diners.
What better way to start the celebration than with Chaat? Indulge in PINCODE Dahi Kachori with Spiced Ragda alongside Berry Chutney. Get into the Holi groove with Appetizers such as Pan Seared Prawn with Malai Sauce; Bread Pakoda Slider with Spiced Potato and Sriracha Mayo; Tandoori Paneer Roulade with Cheddar Sauce; Tandoori Lamb Chop alongside Pineapple Chutney, and more. The feast continues with Paneer Kofta plus Buttered Cherry Tomato; Chicken Cheese Kofta with Smoked Makhni Gravy; Dal Makhni, and Tandoori Chicken Tawa Pulao for the Mains. End the feast with some Thandai Tres Leches, Poached Pear, and Mascarpone Cream for Dessert.
The menu is priced at AED119++ for vegetarians and AED139++ for Non-Vegetarians. Indulge in flavour-rich dishes emanating the same vibrancy as the festival of colours at Pincode.
What: Bask In the Flavours and Vibrant Colours of Holi with PINCODE’s Special Holi Set Menu
When: 7th and 8th March 2023
Price: AED 119++ pax for Veg | AED 139++ pax for Non-Veg
Address: Pincode, First Floor, Next to Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall
Contact: +971 4 566 1424
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3. Dhaba Lane
How about enjoying complimentary Holi special delicacies? Dhaba Lane is a home-grown Punjabi restaurant that celebrates the tradition of Indian Dhabas is offering complimentary Thandai Shots and Holi Special festive sweets of Gujiya all day to all the diners this Holi on 8th of March.Savour the Dhaba Style delicacies such as Dahi Kebabs, Pani Puri shots, Kadai Paneer/chicken, malai kulfi, chole bhature and more at this popular restaurant and enjoy complimentary thandai shots and sweets on every table all day.
When: Holi on 8th March all-day
What: Complimentary Thandai Shots and Gujiyas
Where: Available at Dhaba Lane Karama (043583554) and Garhoud (042237233) and Jumeirah Lake Towers (0549994251)
Located in Mankhool, Jehangirs known for its opulent interior and the modern Mughalai & Indian food, is all set to celebrate the festival of colours on 8th of March.
Jehangirs will be serving a colourful dessert consisting of Ras Malai, Gulab Jamun, Carrot Halwa and Gujja & Rabri for AED 38. The sharing platter is good for two. Along with the colourful dessert platter, everyone diner at Jehangirs on 8th March will be welcomed with Thandai shots (Kesar Badam and Mint flavoured).
What: Colourful sharing dessert platter for AED 38 & Thandai shots on house
When: Holi 8th March all Day
Address: M Square Building – Shop No. 5 – Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St – Al Mankhool – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Contact: +971 4 591 6167
5. High Note With Unlimited Vodka Shots
Lounge at Aloft Mina. Menu highlights include welcome drinks like the Aam Panna Mojito, Gin Mango Lassi Fizz, and others! You can also enjoy the live chaat counters serving savory and sweet snacks, such as Dahi Puri, Bhel Poori and Paapdi Chaat. Want to add more fun to your Holi celebrations, the chaat counter will be serving unlimited Vodka Pani Puri Shots for AED 50 per person.
Along with appetising live chaat counter, guests can savor a three-course menu featuring famous Indian delicacies such as live counters of the famous Kathi Rolls (Paneer & Chicken), Tawa Parathas, and small plates such as Chicken Lollipop, Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Finger Fish, and Hara Bhara Kabab.
Traditional family favorites from the menu include Narangi Paneer Makhni, Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken Taar Korma, Dal Tadka, and Vegetable Pilaf. The decadent Mawa Gujiya, Motichoor ke laddoo, Rabdi Jalebi, and everyone’s favorite Gulab Jamun await as a sweet finish.
Priced at AED 299 per person, it is available from 12 p.m. until midnight from 8th-11th March . Unlimited Vodka Pani Puri shots are charged extra.
What: Holi Celebrations
When: 8th-11th March
Timings: 12 noon – midnight
Prices: AED 299 per person for set menu, Unlimited Vodka Pani Puri Shots for AED 50
6. The Saffron Boutique
Pan Indian restaurant, The Saffron Boutique in Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai is all geared up for the upcoming Indian Festival of Colours – Holi! Celebrate the spirit of new beginnings with #SaffronWaaliHoli, offering a Holi-exclusive Set Menu. Get the celebrations started with a customary Holi drink – saffron and almond-infused Thandai along with scrumptious Samosa Chaat.
Indulge in a colourful 3-course set menu featuring dishes such as Sarson Paneer Tikka, Aloo Mewa Tilnaaz or Cochin Roast Chicken, Lamb Boti Kebab, and more in Appetizers which are served with Raw Papaya Kalongi Murabba, Smoked Pepper Chutney, and Amchoori Mangoes. Indulge in a colourful selection of Mains like Peeli Sarson da Saag, Paneer Peppery Khurchan, Nali Rogan Josh or Chicken Curry Awadh Style accompanied with steamed basmati rice and assorted bread. Bask in the sweetness of Saffron Boutique’s Holi special Gulkand infused Gulab Jamun, Kesari Ras Bahar and Caramel Mawa Gujiyan in Dessert.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Saffron Boutique is also offering Unlimited Holi-inspired Cocktails with nostalgic flavour-infused spirits.
The Holi exclusive menu is available from 8th – 11th March all day long at AED 199 per person for soft drinks and AED 299 per person with unlimited Holi-inspired cocktails. Embark on a vibrant, colourful, and playful #SaffronWaaliHoli experience at The Saffron Boutique.
What: #SaffronWaliHoli : Celebrate the festival of colour with The Saffron Boutique’s Holi Set Menu
When: 8th – 11th March 2023 | All-Day
Price: AED 199 per person for food only
AED 299 per person with Holi-inspired cocktails
Address: Oaks Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 444 5578
7. MyGovinda’s ‘Colour Beach Party’
MyGovinda’s, the fast-growing sattvic vegetarian restaurant in Dubai, calls residents and visitors to its terrific beachside Holi celebration – the Colour Beach Party that promises to take merry-making to a whole new level. Taking place on 11th March at Dubai’s La Mer North Beach from 11am to 11pm, the 12-hour full-day party is set to be an exhilarating experience, bringing an exciting galore of popping colours, eclectic flavours, and plenty of entertainment.
As the exclusive food counter and Gold Sponsor for the highly-anticipated event, 500 tickets being sold by MyGovinda’s for the splashy and vivid party are now up for grabs and available exclusively throughout its Dubai branches. Celebrate the festival of colours this year by marking the arrival of spring and the season of blossoms as you experience joy and companionship.
To enter the spectacular event for free, guests can try their luck and participate in the lucky draw by spending just AED 55 at any of MyGovinda’s Dubai branches and win exciting prizes including complimentary tickets to the event, Holi hampers & a Holi special ghujiya box.
Tickets: AED 100 per person while couples can book two tickets for only AED 150.
Combo meal coupons for the Colour Beach Party are available in all MyGovinda’s branches for just AED 35.
For more information about MyGovinda’s and their delish veg menu and branches across Dubai, please visit their website at www.mygovindas.com.