Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 in Dubai

Cherish a memorable CNY 2020 with incredible festivities in store
A melting pot of cultures, Dubai values diversity in abundance. Discover the thriving spirit of Chinese tradition, as the city lights up in red for Chinese New Year. Check out seasonal highlights from fireworks and cultural displays to dance acts and flash mob symphonies taking place across the city. Xin nian hao!
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Waterside wonders

Dubai Festival City

Waterside wonders

Dubai Festival City

Don't miss the fantastic fireworks displays

You’ll be wowed by the nightly pyrotechnic display at 8:30pm and famous IMAGINE show at the Dubai Festival City bay area, guaranteed to light up the whole family’s day. Make sure you go early so that budding little builders can check out the Middle East's biggest LEGO® Festival with over one million bricks to perfect your creations. From 25 January to 1 February, Chinese residents and tourists will also get an extra 10% off on every gift card purchase worth AED300 at the mall.

Watch the skies light up in dazzling coulors on 24 January at Dubai Frame at 7:30pm, The Beach at 8:30pm, La Mer at 9:30pm or Al Seef at 10:30pm, then come back for more from 30 January to 1 February.
Contact Details
Dubai Festival City
  +971 800 332
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Traditional fun

The Pointe

Traditional fun

The Pointe

Cheer on teams at the Dragon Boat Race

If you missed the Lion Dance Global Championship or Kite Festival in Dubai, don’t worry – you can show your support at another competitive event. Cherish the traditional festive spirit at The Pointe's highly anticipated Dragon Boat Festival, which will see 50 rowing teams participate in two formats – a 500m challenge for professional rowing teams, and a 200m competition for amateurs. Come together with your family and friends, and cheer on your favourite teams at this picturesque venue in Palm Jumeirah. The action takes place from 8.30am to 5pm on 25 January. Afterwards, indulge in a fine feast at one of the seaside venue's many celebrated restaurants and catch the nightly 9pm fireworks display.
Contact Details
The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 390 9999

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China Box

City Walk

China Box

City Walk

Celebrate at one of the city's most exciting showcases

If you were at City Walk on 17 January, you were probably mesmerised by the dragon dance, martial arts, acrobatics and contemporary folk music shows at The Chinese New Year Grand Parade. And if you want to further delve into Eastern traditions, head back to the happening lifestyle destination for China Box. It’s an interactive showcase giving insight into the country’s traditional way of life, running until 8 February. Bring family and friends along to try out arts and crafts, candy making and other activities on offer.


Contact Details
Al Safa Street, City Walk 
  +971 800 637 227

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Festive stay

Atlantis, The Palm

Festive stay

Atlantis, The Palm

Book an unforgettable stay in Dubai

One of the city's best hotels for Chinese New Year is Atlantis, The Palm. The resort has a dedicated 'Ni Hao Centre' from 24 to 28 January for Chinese travellers looking to make the most of their holiday in Dubai. With special red envelopes and incredible discounts on offer, there's plenty of surprises in store. Choose from an incredible line-up of themed dining experiences, including the special lunch featuring authentic Chinese delights at Ossiano, Dubai's first underwater dining restaurant. Elsewhere in the resort, there will be a lion dance performance from 24 to 26 January, as well as a grand fireworks display on 24 January from 8pm onwards.



Contact Details
Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 260 2000 
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Be entertained

The Dubai Mall

Be entertained

The Dubai Mall

Treat your kids to Chinese-inspired shows and more

Gear up for an unforgettable Chinese New Year at The Dubai Mall from 25 January to 1 February. Enjoy 'China Art' – a Chinese-themed celebration complete with live shows, arts and craft workshops and traditional games. Challenge your mind with a game of mahjong or catch the impressive parade set amid evocative decor. There are exciting activities like puppet shows and musical gigs lined up for children too.

While at the mall, wander over to swyp Market Outside The Box, where the Chinese New Year theme continues from 18 to 22 January. Keep an eye out for Kung Fu Tea, a unique traditional act where the performers twirl, spin and throw the teapots around while pouring tea into cups, as well as the operatic-like Face Changing, where performers wear brightly coloured costumes and masks and showcase dramatic moves.
Contact Details
The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
  +971 800 38224 6255

Chinese New Year in Dubai
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Shop and save

Mall of the Emirates

Shop and save

Mall of the Emirates

This Chinese New Year, fortune favours all

Discover discounts on the latest collections and limited-edition favourites at Mall of the Emirates. From 23 January to 1 February there will be a host of traditional activities and performances to keep everyone entertained. Taste age-old Chinese recipes and experience the beauty of heritage ceremonies. Participate in the daily draw of AED12,000 and if you’re lucky, you can even win incredible Hóng Bāo rewards from select retailers when you shop. If all this shopping has made you hungry, book an authentic dinner to cap it all off at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.
Contact Details
 Mall of the Emirates
  +971 4 409 9000
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See Miss Tumbler

Dubai Parks and Resorts

See Miss Tumbler

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Catch a glimpse of Tang-tastic thrills

Add to an active day of theme park fun and diverse culinary treats at Dubai Parks and Resorts with a celebrity performance. Come by with the family between 27 to 29 January and you’ll be able to watch TikTok influencer Feng Jia Chen, also known as Miss Tumbler, presenting her famous 'Tumbler Dance' for the crowds. The show, which pays homage to the beauty and charm of ancestors from the Tang dynasty, has become an internet sensation recently, appealing to children and adults alike.

Contact Details
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 820 0000 
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Bright lights

By the water

Bright lights

By the water

Feel mesmerised at iconic settings across Dubai

Let wonder set in as the grand Como Garden at Palazzo Versace Dubai lights up for the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival on 8 February from 5pm to 10pm. Visitors can embark on a culinary journey to China with authentic cuisine taking centre stage at the festival's live cooking stations, while kids can enjoy activities like face painting and calligraphy.

For more waterfront views with an array of dining experiences to choose from, head to the Lantern Festival at Silk Flavor Restaurant, Al Seef on 8 February. The lively area will be adorned with festive lights and decorations, making for a magical setting. The Beach at JBR also has some exciting Chinese New Year activities in store, including traditional dragon dances, umbrella dances, fan dances and drum performances. The little ones will enjoy special sing-along shows with the DreamWorks Trolls, and everyone can look forward to thrilling fireworks from 25 January to 1 February.

Contact Details
Palazzo Versace Dubai, Jaddaf Waterfront

Al Seef, Dubai Creek
  +971 800 637227
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Around the world

Global Village

Around the world

Global Village

Admire live performances

Explore the vibrant China pavilion lit up in bright red, to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each year from October to April, millions of visitors flock to Global Village, where more than 75 countries are represented. Each pavilion transports visitors to a different country, where they can explore its food, enjoy live entertainment and shop for unique products. Take pleasure in traditional handicrafts, themed performances and authentic food from the Far East. Don't forget to stay for the fireworks, with shows lined up every Thursday and Friday at 9pm. All this and more, at just AED15 a ticket.

Contact Details
Dubailand, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road
  +971 4 362 4114

Chinese New Year in Dubai
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Fine feasts

Five-star fare

Fine feasts

Five-star fare

Delicious dinners with plenty of entertainment

There's a variety of lavish dining experiences to try at Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah. Head to Mezzerie for a themed buffet including sublime seafood, creative sushi, and fresh salad stations. Don't miss the special lion dance performance taking place at the hotel on 25 January from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Meanwhile, Ewaan at Palace Downtown is the perfect spot for a sumptuous family dinner, with laidback tunes and idyllic views of The Dubai Fountain show by Burj Khalifa. Sample Chinese delicacies and refined green tea from 24 January to 5 February.
Contact Details
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 818 2222

Palace Downtown
  +971 4 428 7888
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Plenty of action

Motiongate

Plenty of action

Motiongate

Captivating spectacles to woo and wow

From corner to corner, Dubai Parks and Resorts celebrates the occasion with immense vim and vigour. At MOTIONGATE, Hollywood glamour takes on a new tinge under red and golden lanterns from 22 January to 8 February at Studio Central’s China House. Immerse yourself in vibrant traditions watching Dragon and Lion Dances from Wednesday to Saturday, and stick around for Master Po Parade’s starring beloved characters from your favourite films. A pop-up market is showcasing traditional Chinese arts and crafts, where you can even sample authentic delicacies before enjoying the park’s plethora of exhilarating rides and entertainment.
Contact Details
  Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road 
  +971 800 262 9464 


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