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Chinese New Year celebrations in Abu Dhabi

It's Chinese New Year on the 5th February and here's how you can celebrate in the capital.


Al Maryah Island and The Galleria will once again host their brilliant Chinese New Year celebrations, welcoming the Abu Dhabi community for the fifth consecutive year. The whole family can enjoy lots of events on Al Maryah Island’s Waterfront Promenade from until February 1st, culminating in an awesome fireworks display. Complementing the waterfront celebrations, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will host a wide range of activities from January 31st until February 2nd

You can make a Chinese New Year wish at the traditional Tree of Fortune (Ang Pao) located in The Galleria’s ‘Great Room’, along with the chance to receive special offers and promotions from The Galleria’s retail and dining venues.

Little ones will be able to create their very own Chinese paper lanterns and traditional “good luck” ornaments, as well as Chinese drum making, 'dragon art’ and face painting. There will also be Chinese calligraphy showcases, sugar painting displays, and tea-making ceremonies, and can participate in the customary Chinese New Year Red Packet, a gift symbolizing good fortune.


Yas Island will feature a unique line-up of interactive fun-filled activities and immersive experiences, taking place from February 1 to 20.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, will be presenting a unique variety of performances straight from China, with Hao Yun, presenting an unbelievable acrobatic spectacular, and Qingdian showcasing an incredible circus celebration. Kids can design their own Chinese arts and crafts, join Khalil’s Kung Fu Academy, and take part in different entertainment experiences.

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Step into the Warner Bros. Plaza lit up with festive decorations, and meet and greet Bugs Bunny alongside Nian the Dragon. Little ones get to make their own lanterns, dragons, and umbrellas alongside their favorite characters in the Warner Bros. Plaza! Also definitely don’t miss the chance to capture a festive family photo at the park’s shops, and indulge in mouthwatering Asian-cuisine at the Hall of Doom.

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Yas Waterworld,has a host of activities including noodle making demonstrations, and guests can enjoy an authentic Chinese beach buffet. Guests can also enjoy family-friendly activities including Pearl Diving experience and beach games.

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If food is more your thing, head to Latin American COYA Abu Dhabi who will be offering cool fortune cookies with an edible fortune to spread good luck and prosperity amongst family and friends this Lunar New Year.

It will use timeless quotes from Confucius, the celebrated Chinese philosopher and teacher, wrapped in handcrafted traditional fortune cookies.

Alongside this of course you can enjoy their original fusion food of Peru with a modern spin, melding flavours from Japanese, Chinese and Spanish influences.

COYA Abu Dhabi ( and COYA Dubai) will mark Chinese New Year throughout the day on 4th February and  5th February.

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