Chinese New Year celebrations in the UAE

Bring in the Chinese New Year amidst culture and tradition

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of a new year in the traditional Chinese calendar. This year, the celebration falls on February 1, and signifies the beginning of the Year of the Tiger.



Mosaico, Palazzo Versace Dubai

Celebrate the auspicious occasion with a lavish Chinese New Year-themed high tea,

in the opulent ambience of Mosaico. Indulge in an array of sweet and savoury delights, complemented by striking panoramic views and traditional Chinese entertainment. Not only that, you can enjoy Oriental melodies and authentic calligraphy from 4-6pm. 

January 30 to February 1 from 10:30am-7pm. AED360 for two persons. Call +9714 556 8750. Visit the website or Instagram.


Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai

Ring in the Year of the Tiger with this Chinese New Year celebration featuring spectacular entertainment. Starters include a Duck salad, Truffle mushroom chicken baos and Soft-shell crabs. For mains, you can look forward to Char sui wagyu short ribs and a Mushroom rice clay pot, Sweet and sour sea bream and Grilled, five-spiced corn-fed chicken. End on a sweet note with a Mango pudding and Chocolate and sesame dice.

February 2 to 5 from 7pm-late. Call +9714 317 6000. Visit the website or Instagram.


Long Yin, Le Meridien Dubai

Celebrate the auspicious occasion with a buffet-style dinner. Beginning with a live cooking station serving Peking duck and Beef Vietnamese style; diners can then take their pick from a Chicken wonton or a Hot & Sour soup with shrimps. This is followed by main dishes including Steamed hammour with veggies in soy sauce and Crispy chicken Chinese style. Look forward to a traditional Live Lion dance performance and a live noodle show at the restaurant terrace

February 1 from 6-11pm. AED288 per person (inclusive of two bottles of hops, creative concoctions or soft beverages).


Abu Dhabi

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi

Head to this fine-dining Cantonese restaurant and enjoy a special menu featuring Yu sheng salad with house-cured salmon and plum dressing, alongside a Xingfu dim sum trio of truffle duck puff, tiger prawn dumpling and wild mushroom puff. Mains include a Cornfed spatchcock with chestnut, morel mushroom and angelica root, alongside Wild sea bass with enoki mushroom and spicy sesame soy. A gold tiger-striped Orange dark chocolate firecracker with mandarin sorbet rounds off the feast.

Complement your meal with a creative concoction inspired by the Chinese tiger’s habitat of the Fujian province, boasting ingredients such as kumquat, passion fruit and basil, garnished with an edible gold leaf.

January 31 to February 13 from 6-11:30pm. AED488 per person (inclusive of food only, minimum two persons). Call +9712 690 7739 or email Visit Instagram.


Shang Palace, Shangri-La Abu Dhabi

Celebrate The Year of The Tiger with a collection of aromatic delicacies from Shang Palace. Feast on a scrumptious Chinese New Year special daily menu boasting Signature dishes and more. Begin with a Roasted Beijing duck, served with pancakes, hoisin sauce, cucumber and leek; followed by a Mixed dim sum platter; a Golden garlic lobster with dried chili or a Wok-fried beef rib eye with black pepper sauce for mains, accompanied by X.O prawn fried rice or Wok-fried egg noodles.

Relish a Pan fried Chinese glutinous cake with mixed nuts or a Chocolate dream “Beijing Mask” for the grand finale.

January 31 to February 15. Dine à la carte. Visit the website or Instagram.