Not keen to get your hair wet? You’re in luck, as Dubai is home to some incredible Thai restaurants that will be going all out for the event.
Sukhothai will be celebrating the festival right in the heart of Dubai. Expect traditional hospitality, beautiful performances and a fancy deal. Come dressed in traditional Thai costume with your friends, a group of five will pay for four. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages). Various time. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel + Conference Centre, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
The Spice Emporium offers a selection of curries and spicy salads that would make any restaurant in Thailand proud. Go along for the classical Thai dance and terrace dining with live outdoor cooking stations, serving up some of your favourite Thai dishes. Dhs179 (food only). Sat Apr 14, 6pm-10:45pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
Head Chef Aphichat at Pad Thai is bringing the culinary celebrations of Songkran to Dubai with a three-course sharing menu of Thai signature dishes.
The set menu features classic Thai starters such as Chor Muang (purple-flower chicken dumplings with fried onions, peanuts and sweet chilli sauce) along with Chu Chee Goong (crispy prawns, creamy red curry, ripe mangoes and kaffir lime leaves) for mains. Dhs280 (up to two people sharing). Apr 12-23, various times. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).