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Pai Thai Hosts 2 Week Food Festival to Mark Songkran 2017

Celebrate the famous Water Festival with a special three-course sharing set menu and traditional Thai entertainment for just Dhs 280.

As April sees the whole of Thailand come together for a week of food, water fights and street parties for the Thai New Year of Songkran, Dubai’s Pai Thai is recreating the spirit of the festival a little closer to home with a mouth-watering set menu and live music performers at it’s beautiful waterfront venue. Set among the tranquil waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah, diners have the option of arriving by abra for a romantic kick-start to their special evening. Take a look in this video below how much I loved the water ride.

Following a warm Thai welcome, a true authentic experience against a backdrop of traditional entertainment awaits. In true Thai dining culture, the three-course set menu comprises unlimited small dishes designed for the whole family to share, allowing foodies to experience all the signatures, as well as a couple of recipes curated specially for the occasion. They also have a separate Vegetarian Menu which is marvelous!


The Songkran Special Set Menu features classic delicacies in Non Veg such as Goong Yang Yam Ma-Muang, grilled prawns with sour mango salad, coriander, cashew nut and lime sauce and Gai Hor Bai Toey, crispy marinated chicken wrapped in pandan leaf, garlic and sweet soya sauce to start, while Chef Aphichat Amatmontri has rustled up a brand new appetiser of Phan Sib Sai Poo, crab dumpling with onion, sweet potato, coriander and sweet soya sauce, too.

When it comes to the mains, there’s everything from Gaeng Panang Nuea Yang, grilled beef in creamy red curry sauce, lychee, kaffir lime leaves, peanut and red chilli and Tao Hoo Phad Med Ma Muang, wok fried tofu, onion, capsicum, chili, cashew nut and soya sauce, to Pla Nung Ma Now, steamed seabass with garlic, chili, thai celery and lime sauce. As for the new dish, guests can expect Gai Yang Sa Moon Pai, charcoal grilled marinated baby chicken, garlic, lemongrass and dried chilli dressing. Make sure you save room for dessert, which comes in the form of Tap Tim Krob – crispy water chestnut, sugar syrup, coconut milk and crushed ice.

Songkran celebrations are said to be the grandest in Thailand, and Pai Thai will be paying homage to this with performances from in-house entertainer Wanthakan, who will dance the night away on an abra in traditional Thai dress. The restaurant itself will also be adorned with unique decorations, Buddha statues, and impressive light installations that will be sure to transport patrons direct to the heart of Thailand.

The Songkran 2017 menu is available for dinner sittings between 10 – 23 April for Dhs280 per person for food only (minimum two people sharing) at Pai Thai, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. To book your seat please call 04 432 3232 or email:

About Pai Thai

 Nestled alongside the idyllic waterways of Madinat Jumeirah, Pai Thai is a truly authentic Thai experience renowned for serving diners fragrant Thai cuisine and picturesque views at the luxurious Jumeirah Al Qasr hotel.

Serving dinner seven days a week and lunch over the weekend, the Pai Thai experience begins with a abra ride through Madinat Jumeirah’s iconic waterways before guests arrive at the traditionally decorated restaurant.

Guests can start their Pai Thai journey with pre-dinner beverages at the venue’s intimate lounge area where guests can enjoy expertly mixed creations and cocktails by Pai Thai’s resident mixologist.

With both indoor and al fresco dining options available, Pai Thai offers serves Dubai’s finest Thai cuisine including soups, meat, seafood and curries fragrantly infused with Thai herbs and spices. The extensive menu is further complimented by an extensive beverage list, including international wines, Thai beers and handcrafted cocktails.

Phone Numbers – 04 4323232, 04 3666740. Table booking recommended

Cuisines – Thai

Cost – AVERAGE AED 500 for two people (approx.). Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours – 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM, 6:30 PM to 11:15 PM 

Address – Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 

Highlights – Full Bar Available, Luxury Dining, Waterfront, Valet Parking Available

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