February 5, 2019 marks the Chinese Lunar New Year (CNY). Here’s where to celebrate in Dubai.
Whether your interest in Chinese culture extends to the ancient Qing dynasty or simple admiration for dim sum, this is a celebration not to be missed. Here are six deals to choose from…
There’s no need to travel to China to celebrate the Spring Festival, let Hakkasan take your taste buds on a tour of Asia with a special a la carte menu including Peking duck, wok-fried lobster and chicken with sticky rice. This specially created Chinese New Year Menu is Dhs498 per person including one Liáo Liáo welcome drink, which comprises of ketel one, rosella, oloroso sherry, lemon, kumquat sherbet and plum bitters.
Until February 24 (excl Feb 14)
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, daily 6pm to 11.30pm, Dhs498. Tel: (04) 4262626. hakkasan.com
Festivities in the hotel include a traditional lion dance at 10.08am on February 5, and a dim sum making class on February 6 and 7. From February 4 to 19, Shang Palace Chinese restaurant is also offering a set menu featuring dishes such as Hong Kong-style barbecue duck, dim sum platters and traditional rice balls with sesame paste. Plus, any guest who dines at Shang Palace during this time can enter the chance to win a stay at Kerry Hotel, Beijing.
February 4 to 19
Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 7pm to midnight, Dhs358. Tel: (04) 4052703. shangri-la.com/dubai
Beefbar Dubai has created a special five course set menu, which showcases dishes from the Michelin star Beefbar in Hong Kong. For Dhs400, guests can enjoy world class meat cooked to perfection, the same way the restaurant serves it in the famous China based restaurant. The restaurant will be given a stylish CNY makeover, with lanterns hanging from the ceiling and lucky red cards, which are said to bring energy, luck and happiness.
February 7 and 8
Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dhs400. Tel: (056) 1151724. dubai.beefbar.com
Festivities at Atlantis, The Palm include a traditional lion dance at 7.30pm on February 4, 5 and 6, plus a fireworks display on February 4. Meanwhile at Saffron, guests can choose from an array of Cantonese, Szechuan, Shandong and Anhui dishes, as well as steamed dim sum and the Peking duck station from February 4 to 10.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs265 excluding drinks. Tel: (04) 4262000. atlantisthepalm.com
Chef Luo Bing presents a contemporary set menu prepared at the luxurious Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai resort. Expect fortune cookies and other festive surprises.
February 5 to 7
Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Dhs488 with tea and soft drinks, Dhs588 with selected house drinks. Tel: 04 455 9989. maidenshanghai.com
Celebrate the New Year with an authentic three course Chinese speciality menu paired with a selection of Chinese tea. Dishes include wagyu beef tartare with yuzu and togarashi, and crispy duck buns with kimchi for starters. Main courses include black pepper beef, sweet and sour prawns with pineapple, kung pao chicken with chilli and steamed jasmine rice.
February 4 to 11
Fairmont The Palm, The Palm, Dubai, daily 7pm, Dhs288. Tel: (04) 4573457. palmdining.com
Address Dubai Marina
All-day dining restaurant Mazina transforms into a red and gold palace to celebrate Chinese New Year. The dinner buffet will serve traditional favourites, such as dumplings, Peking duck and other specialities. Plus, the Friday brunch on February 8 will be dedicated to CNY.
February 5 to 8
Address Dubai Marina, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs179 with soft drinks. Fri brunch noon to 3pm, Dhs325 with soft drinks, Dhs450 with house drinks. 50 per cent off for children aged 6 to 11. Tel: (04) 8883444. addresshotels.com