What are your plans for the , 2021? Would you like to enjoy a day filled with , and ? Or are you still in the mood for some more ? You don’t have to be in or to enjoy the in style. From Boat Festivals to dining authentic cuisine at The Noodle House, VoucherCodesUAE presents to you the best places to enjoy the in and .
About Chinese New Year
The is a festival that marks the beginning of a new in the traditional Calendar. It is commonly referred to as the “ ” in and the East, typically because it observes the end of the winter season and the arrival of spring. The first day of begins on the day the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20. This , it falls on February 12 and is the of the Ox.
The is generally observed by , and alike. with the and other .
is also a grand event with , offers, deals and shows in various attractions. Whether at the , or any other , the in this is no less than any other.
Places to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Dubai
No matter what the festival or celebrations in are, you can always count on the iconic tower in to be in the midst of it all. The Burj Khalifa light and laser show scheduled until March 31 will exhibit shows every Tuesday through Saturday, at 7.45 pm and 9.45 pm. Meanwhile, the LED and light and laser show will be displayed from February 12-20.
A range of festive activities will also be hosted by the with traditional dances including the , fan and umbrella dances on February 10, 11 and 12. in Deira, from February 6 to 12. Shoppers will be given fortune cookies throughout the week, and can pose at the of the Ox selfie wall for a chance to win various prizes. There is also be a show of
Address: Waterfront Market, Deira Enrichment Project, Al Khaleej Road, , .
Here’s where you can enjoy some amazing meals in Dubai exclusively curated to welcome the Chinese New Year:
Hakkasan, Atlantis Palm
Hakkasan, the world-renowned best house. at Atlantis, The Palm, is offering a on February 12 for AED 498. will be welcomed with a ‘fire and grace’ cocktail, and then by a meal that is said to bring good health and fortune. Get a taste of with dishes that include wok-fried prawn with macadamia nuts, braised abalone roasted duck fried rice and more. Check it out from February 10 to 26, 6 pm to 11 pm. This place is also famous as the
Address: Hakkasan, Atlantis The Palm, .
Lao, Palm Jumeriah
Lao at Palm Jumeriah is hosting a feast on February 11 from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Served family-style, can relish a four-course menu to celebrate the New . The menu features a variety of traditional festive flavors and is priced at AED 299 per person.
Address: Lao, Waldorf Astoria, .,
The Noodle House
The Noodle House is also kicking off the Experience’ menu priced at AED 179 for two. of the ox with an exclusive menu, full of traditional flavors from . The Asian soul food house will host this limited-edition menu across its venues from February 11 to 28. The menu will offer edamame dumplings with China-style Szechuan chili oil, vegetable spring rolls, whole seam bream and more. You can enjoy the complete ‘
Address: The Noodle House, several locations: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Nakheel or JBR The Walk, .
Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Abu Dhabi
Welcome the of the Ox with a two-week-long series of festivities and a family reunion from 11th to 26th February 2021 at Shangri-La. Shang Palace will host the perfect ambiance as their Kung Fu Tea Master performs an astonishing martial arts-based traditional tea pouring ceremony while you enjoy your lunch starting at 1:08 pm and dinner at 08:38 pm.
From February 11 to 26, 2021 (6 to 11 PM), there will be an authentic dinner including 5 courses at AED 248 per person. Children aged between 6 and 12 years can enjoy it for half price, while younger children can dine for free. A La carte menu will be available for lunch from 12 to 3 pm
Get right here as Crust at the Four Seasons Hotel, Galleria Al Maryah Island will also host a lavish feast of favorites to celebrate the beginning of the of the Ox with your loved ones.
Address: 1st Floor, Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria , Global Market – Al Falah St –
Eclipse Terrace Lounge
Enjoy the panoramic views of the skyline from Eclipse Terrace Lounge as it sets the stage for a spectacular . Guest will be offered specialty dishes like , chicken ball soup, sweet & sour seabass, and more.
Now, this is a place where you can see centuries-old traditions of unfolding before your eyes. Say ‘Ni Hao’ to the of the Ox and celebrate with a feast of Pan-Asian dishes freshly prepared at their live cooking stations. Meals start from AED 225 net per person.
Right at the comfort of your home
Will you head out to these destinations to welcome the ? Or would you just stay at home and binge on Netflix and order some 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 from over 80 top-rated restaurants in . Have some , watch the , , or some on TV,
Uber Eats , Zomato , and Deliveroo are the best food delivery services in and they can be your best friends this month. You will also get some crazy discounts on all your food orders with coupons from VoucherCodesUAE. So don’t forget to avail of it.
Chinese New Year fun facts to know
February 12, 2021, marks the beginning of the 4719 on the calendar.
The 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 New Years Day and named a each after the twelve animals that came.
Animals in the Calendar are a dog, pig/boar, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, , snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and rooster. This happens to be the of the rat.
There is a tradition that includes giving cash in a red envelope with messages in called Hongbao, to children, bachelors, and spinsters.
ends with a lantern festival, celebrated at night with displays and parades of painted lanterns. The highlight of this is the .
Exclusive Chinese New Year offers
Here are some more exclusive CNY offers you can enjoy:
- Amara Hotels: Chinese New Year feasts available from $16. Get the deal here.
- Banggood: Chinese New Year sale: Get 50% off local RC vehicles. Get the deal here.
- Yizzam: Chinese New Year sale: Use the code “CHINESENEWYEAR15” and get 15% off. Get the deal here.
- BerryLook: Chinese New Year deals: Up to 80% off. Get the deal here.
- Fasttech: Chinese New Year deal: Get 10% off. Get the deal here.
- Zalora: Use the code “KIDDIE25” and get an extra 25% off Chinese New Year outfits. Get the deal here.
- Deliveroo: Use the code “AEDROO1” and get AED 10 off restaurants’ top picks orders. Get the deal here.
Here’s wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year and hoping the Year of the Ox will be a bountiful one.
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