Powder, paint and Holi power

Powder, paint and Holi power

Thousands writhed together in one techni-coloured mob during celebrations of the colourful Indian festival Holi.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 30 Mar 2013, 10:39 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:26 AM

Hosts Indian expats celebrate Holi at the Dubai Creek Park on Friday. —KT photo by Mustafa khan

Country Club and Gulf Technical were expecting at least 15,000 people of all nationalities to attend the eight-hour celebration, which traditionally marks the end of winter, at amusement park Wonderland Dubai from 10am on Friday. Country Club managing director Rajeev Reddy said in a Press release that Indians in the UAE loved to celebrate festivals.

“(We ensure) the entire family from young to old get together to celebrate Holi the way it is celebrated back home. We always add a thrill factor by bringing in celebrities that are much in demand so that people not only enjoy themselves but also carry home some good memories.”

The masses blurred together in streaks of coloured powder and water, as popular Indian rapper and Bollywood music producer Yo Yo Honey Singh joined a host of other DJs keeping the crowds moving through the warm Dubai air.

“A cosmopolitan city like Dubai adds to the beauty of the festival by attracting people from other cultures as well. Country Club’s “Rang De” is highly popular with many other nationalities as well. Since the last many years, the festival has been attracting lot of Pakistanis, Europeans and other nationalities as well,” Reddy said.


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