Chinese New Year 2024: Where to celebrate in the UAE

We’ve rounded up all the places to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year 2024 in the UAE

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s invites everyone to celebrate Chinese New Year with a special weekend makeover on February 10th, featuring a themed brunch filled with delicious island bites, meat stations, and free-flowing beverages in a vibrant atmosphere. Live entertainment will enhance the festivities, creating an energetic and spirited ambience.

Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah. February 10, from 1-4pm. Call +9714 230 0073.


Experience the joy of the Lunar New Year at Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, where you can revel in an evening of culinary splendour and lively celebrations. Indulge in a specially curated menu showcasing delights such as the Longevity salad, Dim sum, Steamed garlic prawn, and Hainanese chicken. Enhance your dining experience with the vibrant energy and rich traditions of lion dance performances scheduled for February 10th at 7.00 pm, 8.00 pm, and 9.00 pm.

February 9-11, from 6-11:30pm. From AED85. Contact +9714 567 8304.


Eauzone, the modern Asian culinary destination at the Arabian Court, One&Only Royal Mirage, invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a decadent Chinese New Year feast. Floating gracefully between Arabian Court’s reflective water features and a turquoise swimming pool, guests can wander along the pathways to wooden decks reaching from waters as they enter the contemporary eatery. Indulge in Chinese delicacies including fresh succulent seafood from the sharing-style menu.

February 9 and 10. AED388 per person for the sharing menu, excluding beverages. Call +9714 315 2412.

Shangri-La Dubai

At Shang Palace, traditional Lunar New Year celebrations are brought to life with the Dragon Brunch, paying homage to Vietnamese and Chinese culinary traditions every Saturday. Starting February 1st, the Soaring Dragon Menu, curated by Executive Chinese Chef Peter Lau, offers exclusive dining experiences until February 16th, featuring dishes like Chinese Rainbow Fish Salad and Tiger Prawn. The festivities culminate with a special Lantern Festival Menu on February 24th.

Call +9714 405 2703. 


With the advent of the Chinese New Year, Hutong Dubai unveils a distinctive celebration, showcasing its culinary prowess through exclusive à la carte offerings such as Lobster Lao He, Chinese New Year Dim Sum Platter, Five Spices with Foie Gras, Flaming Peking Duck, and Cigar Signature Box. The festivities include a DJ, Dragon Show, and Face Changing Mask on February 9th, followed by a brunch experience with DJ beats, Dragon Shows, and live Calligraphy on February 10th.

February 9-11. AED288 including soft beverages. AED448 including house beverages. AED688 including premium bubbly. Visit website.

Shanghai Me

Celebrate the vibrancy of Chinese New Year with Shanghai Me’s themed event, “Dragon Unleashed,” from February 7 to 22, featuring a specially curated menu, festive decor, and traditional performances, including a Lion Dance and Chinese Calligraphy.

Call +971 4 564 0505 or email