India is a festival of colors. Indian culture, festivals, and beliefs are not limited to India only. Festivals like Holi and Diwali are celebrated worldwide. It is the same time of the year and Indian expatriates and other UAE residents won’t miss the chance to put colors on each others faces and dance.

On 2nd March 2018, people all around the globe will celebrate the festival of Holi and here is where you can do so in the Emirates of UAE i.e. Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi.

As we mentioned above, Holi is on Friday worldwide, so there will be no delayed celebration in the UAE, because most of the events are held on weekends.

Here’s a list of places where you can celebrate Holi in UAE with your friends, family, and relatives:


Rush Festival of Colours

  • Venue: Abu Dhabi Golf Club
  • Time: 2pm onwards
  • Tickets: Dh75 per person, couple Dh130, group of four Dh200 from www.platinumlist.net
  • Features: DJs, dhol players, kids’ arena, live cooking stations, colour stall, chaat corners, thandai station


Rang de JLT

  • Venue: JLT Community Park, behind Cluster Q
  • Time: 9am-6pm
  • Tickets: Dh65 per person, couple Dh115, group of 4 Dh50 each; contact 050 310 4834, 050 270 6016 or 055 101 8531
  • Features: Headline acts Shefali Zariwala (of Kaanta Laga fame), Jayas Kumar (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs) and Dhroon Tickoo plus DJs Nikhil, AJ, Ian Cris Tocle, Kenisha Awasthi and Nodde.

Holi Beach Party

  • Venue: Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa
  • Time: 10am-10pm
    Tickets: Dh75 per person, couple Dh130, group of four Dh200 on www.platinumlist.net or contact 056 225 2855
  • Features: DJs Benson, Sukhi, Varun, Madmax, Aayush, Emwee and Nodde; live performances by Dhruv, Mashup Diaries, Dhun, Md Motivala and Vivek & Tuana

AKS Colour Carnival

  • Venue: Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City
  • Time: 11am-6pm
  • Tickets: Dh69 per person, couple Dh119, group of four Dh199, group of 10 Dh499 from www.platinumlist.net or contact 052 779 9914
  • Features: Live performance by Rooh; DJ Beatz, Gautam, Manoj & Carlos; dhol players, food trucks, kids’ play area

Biig Beach Holi

  • Venue: Creek Park beach
  • Time: 10am-6pm
  • Tickets: Dh60 person, couple Dh100, group of four Dh150; contact 054 460 7007, 055 558 8793 or 055 558 5725
  • Features: Harrdy Sandhu, Jasmine Sandlas, Sukh-E Musical Doctorz; DJs Hani, (RJ) Abhijeet, Scorpio and Karan

Holi Hai

  • Venue: Mamzar Park, Deira
  • Time: 10am-6pm
  • Tickets: Dh25 per person (including park entry); contact 055 806 0019, 055 529 0473, 058 511 0705 or 050 168 4117
  • Features: DJs AJ, Tash, Simran Ahuja, Jan Scopper; Rangla Punjab dhol

Asha’s Bollywood Rang Barse Night

  • Venue: Asha’s, Wafi
  • Time: 10pm-3am, Thursday
  • Tickets: Dh99 per person (including two house beverages and canapes); contact 04 324 4100
  • Features: Resident DJs playing Bollywood hits from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s


Rang Utsav

  • Venue: Lou’Lou’a Beach Resort, Al Khan
  • Time: 9am-3pm
  • Tickets: Dh30 (children under 4 free); www.facebook.com/inspireeventsandpromotions
  • Features: DJs, dhol, lucky draw, gift vouchers

Happy Holi

  • Venue: Coral Beach Resort, Sharjah Corniche
  • Time: 8am-5pm
  • Tickets: Dh50 each (children under 10 free) from www.platinumlist.net, UAE Exchange outlets and 800Tickets
  • Features: Free colours, dhol, DJs


Water & Colour Beach Party

  • Venue: Bin Majid Beach Hotel
  • Time: 2pm-8pm
  • Tickets: Dh75 per person from www.platinumlist.net or contact 052 479 3150, 052 479 3143, 052 479 3136 or 052 479 3165
  • Features: DJ, music, rain dance, street-style dishes


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