We consider the 5d Kerr-AdS black hole as a gravity dual to rotating quark-gluon plasma. In the holographic prescription we calculate the drag force acting on a heavy quark. According to the holographic approach a heavy quark can be considered through the string in the gravity dual. We study the dynamics of the string for the Kerr-AdS backgrounds with one non-zero rotational parameter and two non-zero rotational parameters that are equal in magnitude. For the case of one non-zero rotational parameter we find good agreement with the prediction from the 4d case considered by Atmaja and Schalm.