Events in UAE
The whole city of Dubai is coming alive with vibrant celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Usher in the last of the 12-year cycle comprising the Chinese lunar calendar with captivating live entertainment, dynamic cultural displays and shopping escapades to delight all ages.
Visit the Palazzo Versace for an alfresco Festive Market honouring the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival on 16 February, where you'll find live cooking stations and a host of activities for the whole family. If you’re in search for something more regal, Hakkasan and Saffron at Atlantis, The Palm have put together special Chinese New Year menus with traditional performances on tap. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa has festivities to match with spectacular dinner packages, while New Shanghai at The Dubai Mall is hosting a Yum Cha ceremony with a special menu.
Speaking of the mall– Dubai’s leading shopping destinations, like Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall, are gearing up for the occasion with exclusive offers, exciting raffles and themed entertainment. Dubai Festival City’s Imagine Show, a record-breaking fire, lights, water and music extravaganza, has designed a bespoke performance for the occasion. Take a break from shopping to see Festival Bay dazzle this Chinese New Year, along with a spectacular display of fireworks on 4 February at 8pm for all. Even retail brands revel with activations at Coach, discounts at Forever 21, gifts at Armani Exchange and more.
Families can spend a thrilling afternoon celebrating the occasion at Dubai Parks and Resorts as Motiongate, Legoland and Riverland come alive with exciting parades, attractions and goodies. Or, Chinese nationals can spend a day at IMG World of Adventure with a buy-one-get-one offer on the general admission ticket. Wherever you are, Dubai is lighting up with exciting festivities to mark the occasion.
Malls participating in the Chinese New Year:
Dubai Duty Free: 15 January-28 February
Dubai Festival City Mall: 4-8 February
Mall of the Emirates: 3-13 February
The Dubai Mall: 1-10 February
Dates: Feb 3, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019