With Holi celebrations continuing across Dubai, the revelry that eagerly draws in people from different communities has transformed this one-time Hindu tradition into something much more than a religious festival.

For the Indian population living in the UAE, Holi marks a celebration that spans several weekends, with public and private events, including the festivities held Jebel Ali Beach Club on Friday, which see a bit of Bollywood song and dance, and a dollop of fun.