Top 7 Amazing Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai
As the vibrant city of Dubai gears up to welcome the auspicious Chinese New Year, the multicultural metropolis promises a plethora of exciting activities and celebrations for residents and visitors alike. To make your Year of Dragon memorable, Colife has curated a list of 7 fantastic ways to revel in the festivities across Dubai.

Let’s dive in!
Traditional Feast at Hutong
Kickstart your Chinese New Year celebrations with a delectable feast at Hutong, the renowned Northern Chinese restaurant located in DIFC. Indulge in an exquisite menu featuring traditional dishes like Peking Duck, Red Lantern Dim Sum, and Sichuan-style prawns. Hutong’s sophisticated ambiance and authentic flavors are sure to transport you to the heart of China.

Join Hutong Dubai for an elevated Chinese New Year celebration from February 9 to 11. Indulge in exquisite dishes like lobster lao he, Chinese New Year dim sum, five spices with foie gras, flaming Peking duck, and the signature cigar box. On the night of the 9th, a DJ sets the mood, while the 10th offers a brunch with live DJ beats, Dragon Shows, and live calligraphy.

Hutong, DIFC, Feb 9 to 11, Tel: (0) 4 220 0868, @hutongdubai
Try Pecking Duck at Demon Duck
Embark on a culinary journey where every dish becomes a masterpiece at Demon Duck Dubai, where Asian fusion takes center stage. In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, Chef Alvin Leung presents Chinese exclusives featuring a creative twist on a five-course tasting menu from Feb 9 to 18, priced at Dhs520 per person. Revel in the traditional Chinese dragon dance on February 9th and 10th as you savor delightful dishes such as lo hei salmon slaw, dragon beard dumplings, hot and sour lobster soup, and the signature slow-roasted demon duck served with lettuce wraps, calamansi buns, and CNY sauce.

Demon Duck, Banyan Tree, Bluewaters Island, Feb 9 to 18, Dhs520, Tel: (0) 4 556 6466, @demonduckdubai
Chinese-themed Brunch at Trader Vic’s
Experience an extraordinary Chinese New Year-themed brunch at Trader Vic’s on February 10. The tiki bar and restaurant will undergo a unique Chinese New Year transformation for a limited weekend. Dive into delectable island bites, meat stations, and sharing platters while enjoying free-flowing beverages and live entertainment, setting the stage for an evening of dancing from 1pm to 4pm. Choose from enticing packages starting at Dhs350 for the soft package, Dhs499 for the house package, and Dhs599 for the premium package.
Chinese Take-away from Jixiang
Indulge in the exclusive Dragon Feast at Jixiang for Chinese New Year, featuring a selection of Chinese specialties, including chicken sheng jian bao, udon noodles with a medley of vegetables, and the refreshing shenlong mocktail, all for just Dhs95. Each take-away box is adorned with a beautiful dragon print artwork, and guests availing this offer will receive complimentary fortune cookies. As a token of appreciation, there are also branded beach/shopping bags. Don’t miss the chance to win gift vouchers through Instagram competitions. Available for both visiting guests and online delivery.

Jixiang, across various locations, Dhs95, @jixiang_dimsum
"Dragon Unleashed" at Shanghai Me
Shanghai Me’s 'Dragon Unleashed' celebration, running from February 7 to 22, presents a specially curated Chinese New Year Menu featuring delights like temari dragon rolls and scallop xiao long bao. The venue will be beautifully adorned, with two trees outside adorned with mini lanterns and hanging wish cards. Inside, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere created by red fans, lanterns, red florals, and gold decor.

On the eve of the 10th, the festivities peak with a mesmerizing Lion Dance and a skilled Chinese calligrapher inscribing guests' names on red paper. Exclusive prizes await, with each attendee receiving a traditional red envelope containing special golden tickets from Shanghai Me.

Throughout the celebration, from February 7 to 22, ordering the limited edition Dragon Cocktail comes with a bonus — wish cards for guests to pen down their aspirations for the new year and hang them up outside, adding a personal touch to the festivities.

Shanghai Me, Gate Village, DIFC, Feb 7 to 22, 12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 12am, Tel: (0) 4 564 0505, @shanghaimedxb
Chinese Celebration at SHI
From February 5 to 11, indulge in SHI’s spectacular celebration. To kick things off, each guest will receive a traditional red envelope symbolizing good luck and prosperity, beautifully displayed on bonsai trees at SHI’s entrance. Lucky envelopes will hold special surprises for added excitement.

Savor a unique Dragon-themed welcome drink and indulge in a delightful feast, featuring dragon fruit tiger prawn, crispy duck maki roll with volcano sauce, braised lamb pot, crispy chicken with lime sauce, and a chef’s special dessert. On the evenings of the 9th and 10th, enjoy captivating hand fan performances and Guzheng instrumental sessions, complemented by SHI’s resident DJ and singer.

This extraordinary celebration is priced at Dhs400 per person, with complimentary dining for children under six years old.

SHI, Bluewaters Island, Feb 5 to 11, Dhs400, Tel: (0) 4 393 9990, @shi.dxb
Taste Unique Asian Dishes at Ling Ling
Embark on premium celebrations at Ling Ling from Saturday, February 10, to Saturday, February 24. Indulge in special dishes starting from Dhs105, featuring highlights like yee sang prosperity salad with salmon sashimi and yuzu dressing, lobster prawn toast with yuzu mustard aioli, lobster longevity noodles with Boston lobster, and a whole steamed seabass with ginger, scallion, and soya. Enhance the experience with a themed Fire & Earth Dragon cocktail or a refreshing Gold & Water Dragon mocktail. Extend the festivities with a reserved table at the Ling Ling Ultra Lounge.

Ling Ling, Atlantis The Royal, Feb 10 to 24, 6pm to 1am, Tel: (0) 56 997 1642, @linglingdubai


Dubai embraces the Chinese New Year with open arms, offering a myriad of experiences that cater to every taste. Whether you're indulging in traditional feasts, witnessing breathtaking performances, or enjoying upscale cocktails, Dubai ensures a celebration to remember. Colife invites you to immerse yourself in the festive spirit and create lasting memories as you welcome the Year of the Dragon in this dynamic and cosmopolitan city.

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