Welcome the Year of the Dragon on Saturday, 10 February.
In Chinese culture, the Year of the Dragon holds a place of majesty and power. Marked by the celestial creature of myth and legend, this year is believed to be imbued with an energy of ambition, innovation, and success. With that in mind, here are five of the best places to celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai.
Hutong Dubai welcomes diners to immerse themselves in a celebration of flavours and festivities this Chinese New Year. The restaurant in DIFC will offer an array of exclusive a la carte dishes, specially crafted cocktails, and captivating entertainment. Delight in the Chinese New Year Dim Sum Platter (AED 228), Five Spices with Foie Gras (AED 198), Flaming Peking Duck (AED 548) and Lobster Lao He (AED 428). Complementing these exclusive dishes is the Long Wang (Dragon King) cocktail. As the sun sets on 9 February, an enchanting evening awaits with a live DJ, Dragon Show, and the mystique of Face Changing Mask. The Chinese New Year menu is available from 9 to 11 February, from 12pm to 12:45am.
GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Embracing the spirit of the Year of the Dragon, the luxury French patisserie brand Ladurée has unveiled a limited-edition eight-piece macaron collection. Renowned for its mastery of macarons, Ladurée’s specially curated selection is presented in a box adorned in auspicious shades of red and gold. These colours, symbolising fortune and blessings, form a visually captivating masterpiece that pays homage to the cultural significance of the Chinese New Year. Guests can customise their macarons with an assortment of flavours at branches across Dubai, including Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Hills Mall, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Nakheel Mall. AED 150.
GO: Visit www.laduree.ae for reservations and more information.
Prepare to usher in the Year of the Dragon at Long Yin in Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. Immerse yourself in a buffet that will guide you through the rich culinary heritage of China. Diners will witness Chef George showcase his expertise in preparing handmade stir-fried noodles. Live cooking and barbecue stations on the promenade terrace promise an array of traditional dishes, with the Peking Duck taking centre stage. Friday, 9 February from 7pm to midnight. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages) and AED 165 (children aged six to 12 years).
GO: Visit www.longyin-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Chinese New Year at Shanghai Me with a themed celebration in honour of the Year of the Dragon. This year’s festivities will embody the strength, courage, and good fortune associated with this majestic creature. Diners can indulge in a special menu featuring Chinese-style Salmon Sashimi, Creamy Lobster Soup, Long Bao, Scallop Xiao, and Temari Dragon Rolls. Outside, two trees adorned with mini lanterns and hanging wish cards await guests’ personal touches. The celebration reaches its peak on 10 February with a lion dancer and calligrapher who will inscribe guests’ names upon a memento to cherish. Available from 7 to 22 February, from 7:30pm.
GO: Call 04 564 0505 for reservations and more information.
The lively pan-Asian eatery in The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is celebrating Chinese New Year with an array of dishes inspired by the vibrant streets of China. Tuck into Cantonese Taro Dumplings, Crispy Prawn Toast, Hong Kong Beef, Guangzhou Fried Rice, Hong Kong beef, Stir-Fried Ngo Kuay before concluding your feast with Stuffed Black Sesame Dumpling. Available from 11 to 15 February, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 195 (soft beverages) and AED 265 (house beverages).
GO: Call 04 511 7373 for reservations and more information.