Experience Polynesia

At Lapita Hotel Dubai, guests will be transported to a Polynesian paradise with cultural performances and the traditional Ahi Ahi ritual, led by Fijian artists – classically-trained in Polynesian dance – as the sun sets across the picturesque skies above the resort.

The Ahi Ahi ceremony is a daily ritual that celebrates the resort’s Polynesian heritage by announcing the beginning of the sunset. A way to release the day and bid farewell to it as the sun goes down, the sacred Ahi Ahi ceremony begins with the blowing of a traditional conch shell – known as a Pu – and is followed by the lighting of torches to highlight the slowly setting sun. Guests can hear the rhythmic beating of the pahu, sacred drums that make for the perfect background to the powerful chanting (known as oli) as the ceremony invites everyone to reflect upon their day – everything that has been accomplished and all the things yet to be accomplished.

Location Sunday/Tuesday -Thursday Friday – Saturday
Ari Pool Bar Restaurant 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Lobby 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Lobby Ritual 5:30 PM 5:30 PM
Hikina Pan-Asian Restaurant 8:00 PM 7.30 PM & 8.30 PM
Kalea Restaurant 9:00 PM 9:00 PM


Polynesian Themed Nights

Embark on a tantalizing journey through the Flavors of Polynesia at Kalea Restaurant!
Join us for an evening of exotic dishes such as Lomi Lomi Fish, Beef Pipikaula, Hawaiian Roast Chicken, a collection of popular Tiki cocktails and a Fijian Dance performance at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM every evening that will transport you to the heart of Polynesia!

AED 155 per adult
AED 90 per child (6-12 years)

Kalea Restaurant

Every Friday and Saturday 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

For reservations, call +971 4 810 9421 or email us at ak.dxbak.restaurant.reservations@autographhotels.com