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Celebrate Chinese New Year at Al Maryah Island

Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade will once again transform into a Celebration of the Orient with lots of themed activities, workshops, events and performances from 23rd - 24th January.

No matter what your age, you'll enjoy lots of events on Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display. Complementing the waterfront celebrations, The Galleria Al Maryah Island will be offering exciting retail and dining deals from January 23 to February 1.

If you've not been before, Al Maryah Island has been home to the most extravagant and influential Chinese New Year celebrations in the UAE since 2014, and for the Year of the Rat, the waterfront promenade will introduce visitors to an authentic Chinatown experience, with festive decorations and illuminated with traditional Chinese lanterns.

Throughout the two days, a packed schedule of live shows including the highly-popular Height Stunt Lion Dance, Monkey King Martial Arts, Chinese Acrobats, and Chinese Drummers will be on hand to entertain you. There'll also be Chinese mask changers, and traditional Chinese mascots.

Lining the promenade will be various outlets offering you the chance to indulge in Chinese food, as well as Asian-fusion dishes, including Beijing Duck Wraps, Xinjiang Meat Skewers, Chongqing Noodles, Sichuan Spicy Wantons and Hong Kong Dim Sum among others.

For your little ones, Chinese New Year on Al Maryah Island will showcase authentic Chinese keepsakes and workshops such as New Year-themed fans, lanterns, face painting, chinese calligraphy, chinese hats, New Year puppets, slime making and so much more.

And if you stay a little later not he last day, the event will conclude in a spectacularly choreographed fireworks display on January 24th at 9:00 pm.

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