The biggest Holi celebrations in Abu Dhabi


From dining deals to massive celebrations of colour, here are places to check out in the UAE capital.

Holi is fast approaching, with the weekend leading up to 8 March sure to be drenched in colour. Welcome spring with the Hindu festival of colour, great food, and even better, some excellent thandai (a cold milk-based Indian drink).

Get your skin and hair all prepped for the barrage of hues its going to take on, because this time is sure to be as eventful as any other!




Indigo Restaurant, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi


Beach Rotana

Created by Chef Satish, the menu reflects the vibrance of the occasion through a delightful spread of authentic Indian cuisine.

Experience the traditional Indian festival with a gastronomic twist, through the likes of classic Holi specialities such as chaat, thandai, gujiya, and much more. Prepped using only the finest ingredients and spices, the flavours perfectly complement the festive ambience.

Mark your calendars for 8 March, and choose between lunch from 12pm to 3.30pm or dinner from 6.30 pm -to 12am. You’re guaranteed to leave with a full belly and a fuller heart.

For reservations or more information, call 02 6979186


Namak, Dusit Thani


Namak Dusit Thani

Can you expect anything less than an all-out crazy fun Holi at this Michelin guide-approved restaurant? From 7pm to 11pm, head to Namak for a sumptuous four-course set menu perfect to savour with the entire family! Starting at AED 175 per person including soft beverages, there’s no reason not to splurge and live it up in delicious luxury this season of merriment.

For reservations or more information, call 02 698 8137




Color Beach Party, Al Raha Beach Hotel


Color Beach Party

Think Holi in the UAE, and your mind will always go the biggest and most vibrant one ever! Returning for its second edition, the Color Beach Party 2023 promises to be the ultimate Holi celebration with more colour, music, and stunning beachfront views to mark the end of winter in a grand fashion.

Head to Al Raha Beach Hotel on 4 March for 12 hours of non-stop music by an impressive line-up of DJs from India and UAE. From ‘DJ of the Decade’ Akbar Sami to Bollywood actor and Mrs Femina DJ Tapeshwari, DJ B-Shek, DJ Dad, DJ Tamanna, to Atul, Dylan and Martin, this is one LIT event you need to drag all your party crew to!

For more information, call 050 676 5563 or visit tinyurl.com/colorbeachauh2023


Rang Barse


Holie in Abu Dhabi

12 artists and 12 hours of non-stop incredible entertainment await you this 4 March!

Rang Barse Abu Dhabi is here to present the biggest celebration in the emirate at the very exclusive venue of Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Greens.

Catch DJ Praveen Nair along with Dubai’s Finest Bollywood DJ Chirag, DJ Hani Project, Abu Dhabi’s local favourite DJs and many more to set an epic mood! Get ready for an evening of colour, power-packed Bollywood, delicious food and beverages.

From Rain Dance to Live Dhol, it’s an unmissable party for everyone starting 10am!

For more information, call 058 8263636


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