Feasting with family and friends is an integral part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Monkey in Dubai at one of these Chinese restaurants in our city
Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Shang Palace offers the taste of traditional Cantonese cuisine, a mystical Far Eastern ambiance and Chinese hospitality in the heart of Dubai. Specialty fare includes Yum Cha, acclaimed Beijing Duck, Codfish with grapes and orange sauce, and an extensive list of fragrant teas and authentic beverages. The restaurant has been known to pull out all the stops during Chinese New Year with celebratory special set menus, traditional lion dances and of course, the auspicious red envelopes containing cash prizes and complimentary stays at the hotel.
Level 1, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
+ 971 4 405 2703
YUAN, Atlantis The Palm Dubai
YUAN, an award-winning Chinese restaurant at the Atlantis, is known to match the traditional and modern, time-stamped traditions with contemporary twists.
Bring in Chinese New Year with the Yum Cha Brunch, named after the Chinese tradition of drinking tea in the mid-morning with dim sum. You’ll get to sample a world-class selection of dim sum, salads, Chinese noodles, rice and an array of traditional Chinese desserts and teas. Make sure you sample the yellow mustard har gau shrimp dumplings and the sweet and sour chicken.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 426 2626
Hakkasan Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Hakkasan, located in the iconic Jumeriah Emirates Towers, serves fare that incorporates traditional techniques using fresh local ingredients with contemporary dishes that retain the essence of conventional Cantonese cuisine.
It is certainly hard to restrain from the roasted silver cod and crispy duck salad amid rustic wooden pavilions, lush exotic greenery and the Michelin-star chain’s signature oak latticing. The Hakka Brunch, which takes place every Friday, features an expansive selection of dishes: steamed, fried and baked dim sum, delicate Peking duck and handcrafted desserts and homemade sorbets.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 384 8484
Zheng He’s, Mina A’Salam
Zheng He is named after the Chinese nautical explorer and diplomat of the Ming dynasty whose expeditions made him an icon in the history of imperial China. As such, you’ll find a menu that features classics with a contemporary twist. While feasting on plates of steaming dim sum, watch the resident duck master in action, cutting up a whole duck for your table and presenting it with rice paper pancakes and condiments for you and your dining companions to help yourselves.
Mina A' Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
+971 4 366 5866
China Grill Restaurant, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
China Grill, the restaurant which prides itself as a trendsetter in eclectic Asian-inspired world cuisine, pairs the culinary ingenuity of world-class chefs with atmospheres crafted by internationally renowned designers. Bring in the year at China Grill’s Friday Toy Brunch in Dubai, bringing together decadence and fun with a fourteen-course Asian inspired meal.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road
+971 4 511 7333