In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating another year of the rooster.
Chinese New Year, or in modern Chinese (since 1911) also known as the “Spring festival” is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional Lunar Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and places with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mauritius and the Philippines.
Within China it is traditional for every family to gather for the annual reunion dinner.
Traditional celebration of Chinese New Year includes lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes, the parades, fun activities and orient-inspired live entertainment.
Also windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”.
“Coming Soon in UAE” selected the best places in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to celebrate Chinese New Year with your family or friends.
1. Yas Mall is going to celebrate this Chinese New Year on a big scale this year, giving visitors a spectacular series of live performances, offers, exclusive promotions, traditional dragon dance troupes, Kung fu acrobats, Chinese fan, ribbon dances and much more from 12th – 31st January.
2. Emirates Palace
From 27 January through 5 February.
From 27 January to 1 February in the beautifully decorated Etihad Ballroom from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
Live traditional Lion Dance performance from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm on 28 January.
From 2 to 5 February 2017 Chinese New Year inspired international lunch buffet in Le Vendôme Brasserie.
Call for more info +971 2 690 7999 or email [email protected]
Nightly until February 11 (Dh488 a person).
Call for more info 02 690 7999
4. Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood.
From Sunday to Thursday until February 3, 6pm to 11pm; from Dh195. Brunch is on Friday, Saturday and February 3 and 4 from noon to 4pm; from Dh195.
Call for more info 02 813 5552
1.Dubai Water Canal
Dragon Boat Races (27-28 Jan, 8am-5pm).
2. Dubai Mall
Performance of the traditional Dragon Dance, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (26 – 28 Jan, 3pm-7:30pm).
3. Dragon Mart
From 26 January until 8 February with amazing shows and traditional activities that will keep the whole family entertained. There will be a stunning fireworks display on the 26th and 27th January at 8pm.
Traditional dragon dance (26 – 28 Jan, 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm).
5. Mekong, The Palm Dubai
28 January (6.00 pm – 11.30 pm)
The special family-style sharing menu, featuring a wide selection of delicious, authentic Cantonese specialities.
Call for more info +971 4 5678304
6. Na3na3, The Address Dubai Mall
28 January, 7pm
A tea ceremony and a buffet of Chinese culinary staples such dim sum, Peking duck and more.
Call for more info 04 888 3444