Holi 2020 Celebrations in Dubai: Here are the Events that Have Been Cancelled and Postponed

Holi 2020 Celebrations in Dubai: Here are the Events that Have Been Cancelled and Postponed

Holi 2020 celebrations in Dubai in light of coronavirus have been cancelled and postponed. Check details below

Coronavirus outbreak has taken over the entire world including the United Arab Emirates. This is why many events have been cancelled in order to avoid any spread of the virus. Since it is the Holi season looks forward to, it is unfortunate that the festival of colours had to undergo some changes. Dubai is the home to many Hindu expats and has always been welcoming towards them. This time things have to be put on halt due to the preventive measures taken by the UAE government for the greater benefit of its citizens.

Here are some of the Holi events happening in the city that have been cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreaks.

1. The Bollyboom Holi Bash event, featuring Diljit Dosanjh, has been cancelled. Organised by Percept Live, the event was supposed to take place on Friday, March 13 at Bollywood Parks Dubai. A new date shall be announced soon.

2. Holi Masti 2020 featuring Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor and DJ Nucleya has also been cancelled. According to the official statement,

 “As a precautionary measure to the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) and in view of public health and safety, Holi Masti 2020, the biggest celebration of the festival of colours in Dubai has been cancelled. The event was scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020, at Meydan Golf”.

3. Dukes, The Palm had announced the festival of colours Holi’s celebrations at Dukes Beach with a special performance by Nora Fatehi. From the children’s play area to food stalls, everything was planned. However, it has now been announced that the Holi bash is cancelled. However, the three-course dinner at Khyber is still on.

However, at many places, the Holi bashes are still being celebrated. Holi at JA Lake View, JA The Resort, and Zabeel Park is still on so you can always go and enjoy the festival of colours there. Coronavirus is a pandemic that has taken affected nearly 10,000 people in 60 countries across the world. So far UAE has confirmed 45 cases of Coronavirus, many of which flew from other countries to Dubai. The government is taking all necessary measures to keep the situation under control and safe for its people.

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By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out