Thai New Year and Songkran Festival in Dubai

Thai-New-Year-and-Songkran in dubai

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from April 13 to 15. It’s the hottest month and the festivities are mainly centred around water.

This Festival is celebrated in Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha.The evening starts with prayer ceremony followed by Special Thai menu, delicious food and live entertainment. Traditionally people pay respect to their elders by spraying a small amount of scented water on their hands.

If you can’t make it to Thailand this year to join the festivities than there are some Thai spots in Dubai where you can enjoy and celebrate Thai New Year.

Tong Thai


Celebrate Thailand’s Songkran Festival and enjoy a buffet in a festive ambience at Tong Thai, JW Marriott Marquis on April 13 and 14 from 6pm until 11pm in Dh215 per person for unlimited food and soft drinks.

The Royal Buddha



This authentic Thai restaurant in the Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha is hosting a Songkran Festival this weekend for Dhs149 per person accompanied by a traditional Thai dance performance from 6:30pm to 11:45pm.

Pai Thai


Pai Thai is hosting a three-course sharing menu of Thai classics at Pai Thai, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. They offer classic Thai starters, mains and delicious desserts cost Dh280 per person for food.



Sukhothai in Le Meridien Dubai is celebrating Songkran with a three-day Thai feast costs Dhs199 per person including soft drinks and Dhs249 including Thai beers and house wine, and Dhs99 for children aged 4 to 10. Lunch timings are 12:30pm to 2:45 and dinner from 7:00pm to 11:45pm.