‘Suk-San Wan Songkran’! Come April 14 and The Royal Budha at the Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha will greet its patrons and visitors ‘Happy Songkran Day’ with a feast fit for royalty – a dinner buffet of aromatic Thai celebrity dishes at AED 165 per person that includes selected house beverages.
“We invite you to ring in the Thai New Year with your family and friends in the beautiful setting of The Royal Budha, experiencing the delicious flavours and aromas of Thai cuisine,” says Mr. George Sarkis, F&B Director, who points out that Khao Chae, a rice dish, and Gaeng Kiew Wahn Gai, chicken in green curry, are the traditional fare for the day, along with a coconut pancake.
According to him, Songkran means ‘astrological passage’, which points to the date of the festival originally being set by astrological calculation, although it is now fixed, falling at the end of the dry season, which is the hottest time of the year in Thailand.
“Songkran is also known as the water festival because of the tradition of people throwing water on each other. This is the day they clean their homes and their Buddha images with water and fragrance and pay respect to their elders. A visit to the monastery is also part of the day’s agenda,” George Sarkis adds.
The Royal Budha is a stylish restaurant that serves ‘authentic Thai fare with a twist, under the watchful gaze of a gleaming giant Buddha’. It offers high-end Thai fusion dining.
The Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha is a luxurious 4 star hotel with a 5 star look that is conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road and is ideally suited for business and leisure, with a well-earned reputation for offering exceptional value. It has an array of facilities that includes a well-equipped gym, roof top pool and a range of dining options.