Here’s Where You Can Celebrate Chinese New Year In Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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If you’re wondering where to celebrate Chinese New Year, Dubai has some big plans this year! Chinese New Year will be observed and celebrated on Tuesday 5th February 2019. From dragon dance to Chinese markets, fireworks and Burj Khalifa’s epic laser show, here’s where you must head to make your day memorable.


Head to #WOWJBR to experience an evening of entertainment, art, music and activities FREE! From 3D mapping, to holograms, and a larger than life Rubik’s cube, JBR is decked with pretty little things that will make your Chinese New Year memorable. You can also witness the place getting painted in red as dragons and playful puppets engage with the crowd. Take a stroll along the Chinese-themed walkabout that offers glimpses of the culture or marvel at the ancient Chinese dramatic art of Bian Lian. 

Credits: JBR Facebook

Credits: JBR Facebook

Where: Jumeirah Beach Residence
When: February 7- February 9
Cost: Free

2. Head To The Atlantis

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, head to the Atlantis. Apart from getting 10% off on rooms and suites, you will also get complimentary access to the No. 1 waterpark in the Middle East and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Following this is a special firework show and a traditional lion dance at the Royal beach. Seal the day with a delicious dinner at Hakkasan’s limited-edition signature menu, created especially to mark the occasion. Click here for more details. 

Credits: Atlantis, The Palm Facebook

Credits: Atlantis, The Palm Facebook

Where: Atlantis, The Palm
When: February 4- February 6

3. Laser Show At Burj Khalifa

There’s no end to marvelling at the world’s tallest tower and the Chinese New Year only makes it more special. Marking the special day, Burj puts on a colourful laser and light show. Shows start at 8 pm and can be viewed from Downtown District. 

Where: Burj Khalifa
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

4. Riverland

Decked in red and gold, Riverland transports you to China in a jiffy! From family activities like Couplet Pasting to a tea ceremony and markets loaded with Chinese art and craft, this place gives you all things Chinese. Plus, there will be a Dragon on the River show in the evening with a display of light, along with fireworks. 

Credits: Riverland Dubai

Credits: Riverland Dubai

Where: Riverland, Dubai Parks and Resorts
When: February 1 to February 9, 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: Free

5. Motiongate 

The Chinese New Year celebrations at Motiongate, Dubai Parks and Resorts will kick start with Master Po of Kung Fu Panda leading a parade. This will then be followed by traditional dragon dances, a flash mob, decorations, meet and greets with characters, and of course lip smacking Chinese delicacies.

Credits: Motion Gate Facebook

Credits: Motion Gate Facebook

Where: Motiongate, Dubai Parks and Resorts
When: February 1 to February 13, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: AED 175

6. LegoLand

If you are looking for child-friendly places to celebrate the new year, head to LegoLand. Kids can build a mosaic, get a glimpse of the Chinese lantern decorations, and savor an Asian inspired menu at restaurants like hoisin chicken wings and fortune-cookie milkshakes. Plus, they get a free fortune cookie with every meal too.

Credits: Legoland Facebook

Credits: Legoland Facebook

Where: Legoland Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts
When: February 5 to February 16, 10:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cost: AED 245

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