Feasting with family and friends is an integral part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Celebrate the festival in Dubai at one of these Chinese restaurants in the 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
Located at Atlantis, The Palm, Hakkasan brings the finest in Cantonese cuisine to Dubai. Take a seat in the restaurant’s elegant dining room, designed with intricately-carved wood accents and chic mood lighting. With its renowned sharing concept, the menu serves up classic favourites alongside new, notable dishes that are entirely exclusive to Dubai.
The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm
+971 4 426 2626
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
Din Tai Fung, Mall of the Emirates
This Michelin Star brand lives up to its reputation of being the ultimate xiao long bao (dumplings) house and eatery for authentic Taiwanese cuisine, and the long queues outside its Mall of the Emirates branch bear testament to that. Revel in the idyllic ambience and buzzing atmosphere with views of the open kitchen where you can see its famed dumplings being prepared with fascinating speed and precision. From mouth-watering dim sums and steamed chicken soups to succulent meat and noodles, savour delectable dishes cooked up with fresh ingredients that are heavy on taste and light on the stomach.
Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha or Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga
+971 4 265 1288 or +971 56 923 4935
Known for its delicious dim-sum, the Cantonese establishment located in DIFC is a crowd favourite. With head chef Man Yuk Cheung at the helm, guests can expect an epicurean adventure of flavours. Royal China is perfect for small gatherings as well as large-scale dinners, offering stylish settings for each. Savour delectable dishes in the secret garden area, or book a private dining room for a more intimate culinary experience.
Balcony Level 2, Building 4, DIFC
+971 4 354 5543
Bringing the timeless legacy of the Far East to Dubai, Long Yin is one of the city’s finest Cantonese and Schezwan restaurants. Showcasing authentic flavours in a fine dining setting, it sets the stage for a culinary journey like no other. Sample freshly made dim-sum, or pick your seafood of choice from the fish tank and have it prepared to order. Long Yin sources most of its ingredients from China, assuring guests an authentic dining experience.
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud
+971 4 702 2455