What are your plans for the Chinese New Year, 2020? Would you like to enjoy a day filled with dragons and snow lions? Or are you still in the mood for some more fireworks? You don’t have to be in China to enjoy the Lunar New Year in style. From Dragon Boat Festivals to dining authentic Chinese cuisine at Ossiano, VoucherCodesUAE brings for you the best places to enjoy the Chinese New Year in Dubai.
No matter what the festival or celebrations in Dubai are, you can always count on the iconic tower to be in the midst of it all. This time, Burj Khalifa will put on show two special laser light displays on January 25, 2020, dedicated to the Chinese New Year. After catching the displays at 8 pm and 10 pm, you can book yourself at the Din Tai Fung, or the Soy to have a sumptuous Chinese dinner with your family.
Dubai Festival City
Still in the mood for some more fireworks? You should head out to the festival city to catch spectacular views of amazing pyrotechnics. The Festive Broadwalk is an amazing spot to watch all the fireworks. Head early to catch some special CNY promotions at the Mall. The venue is also home to some of the best Chinese restaurants in Dubai. Dine out at the New Shanghai or Long Yin and enjoy the authentic flavors of China.
Want to witness the thrilling and adventurous Chinese traditions this Year? There will be a traditional Dragon Boat Festival at The Pointe. You can speculate and cheer on the 50 rowing teams who will compete in 200 meters and 500 meters race. Come to the Pointe on January 26 from 8:30 am to 5 pm for a thrilling day with your family. You can end the day with some special New Year delicacies at the Chinese Pavilion, Chuan or any of the other seaside restaurants at The Pointe.
The City Walk
Have you seen the traditional New Year Carnivals in China? It is exotic and showcases the traditional art and culture through days. There is one good news for you! You don’t have to be in Xinhua to witness it. It’s coming right to the heart of Dubai on the streets of The City Walk. The parade will feature traditional Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance shows, as well as acrobatic martial arts. After getting on with the parade you can have a full Chinese New Year experience dining at the Chinese Palace. So be there on January 17, 2020.
Atlantis, The Palm
What would you give to witness yet another New Year in Atlantis? For now, your attention will be enough. Abiding by the international spirit of Dubai, Atlantis will have a ‘Ni-Hao’ center from 24th to 28th of January 2020, for those who are looking to celebrate the New Year in the UAE. You can catch an authentic vibe of the Chinese New Year at the Atlantis with traditional Chinese Cuisines and Snow Lion dance shows. Ossiano, Dubai’s first underwater dining restaurant will be serving authentic Chinese lunch for guests to enjoy. To end the day on a high note, there will also be grand fireworks on the display from 10 pm onwards at the Atlantis.
The Dubai Mall
The world’s biggest shopping mall is gearing up to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style! Will you be there to play a game of Mahjong? Or be part of a traditional parade rallying the mall? The Dubai Mall is going oriental on the 25th with its China-Art theme. There are also puppet shows and musical performances for the kids to enjoy as well. After all the parading and shopping, satisfy your hunger Chinese style at the New Shanghai or the Panda Chinese, two of the best Chinese restaurants in the Dubai Mall.
Will you head out to these destinations on the 25th of January 2020? Or would you just stay at home and binge in Netflix and order some Chinese delicacies? If your choice is the latter, you might miss some of the festivities, but you will definitely not be missing out on any of the food. You can order all the flavors of China from over 80 top-rated Chinese restaurants in Dubai. From PF Changs famous Dynamite Shrimps, and Sesame Chicken to Dumplings and Roasted Ducks from the Mandarine Oak, you just name it and it will be delivered.
Uber Eats, Zomato, and Deliveroo are the best food delivery services in Dubai and they are your best friends this January. You will also get up to 70% off on all your food orders with coupons from VoucherCodesUAE. So don’t forget to avail of it.
Chinese New Year fun facts that you should know
The 25th of January 2020, marks the beginning of the year 4717 on the Chinese calendar.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice. It is celebrated for a full 15 days until the full moon.
Legend has it the Lord Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on the New Years Day and named a year each after the twelve animals that came.
Animals in the Chinese Calendar are a dog, pig/boar, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and rooster. This year happens to be the year of the rat.
There is a tradition that includes giving cash in a red envelope called Hongbao, to children, bachelors, and spinsters.
Lunar New Year ends with a lantern festival, celebrated at night with displays and parades of painted lanterns. The highlight of this parade is the Dragon Dance.