4 of the Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Dubai
The upscale eatery are offering a whopping nine-course menu in all three of its GCC outlets, which includes dishes that are said to promote happiness and prosperity, such as the spicy lamb lupin wrap, the grilled Chilean Seabass in honey and Abalone served with dry scallop fried rice. Honouring the ‘Chinese Wishing Tree’ tradition, the restaurant will also be inviting diners to write their wishes on specially designed ribbons to be displayed throughout the festive period.
INFO: Dhs450 in Dubai, Dhs388 in Abu Dhabi and QR398 in Doha, 7pm-1am, 8 Feb-1 Mar, Dubai 04 384 8484, www.hakkasan.com
The four-course menu on offer here uses auspicious ingredients for a completely authentic affair. Dishes include ‘Yee Sang’, a combination of sashimi salmon and king fish, shredded pickled vegetables and plum dressing and the traditional New Year dish, Lo Hei, a fish salad that stems from the phrase’s Cantonese meaning of ‘tossing up good fortune’, served on request.
INFO: Dhs588, 7pm-11.30pm, 18-19 Feb, Fairmont, The Palm, 04 457 3338, www.dineatba.com
If you fancy something a bit more casual, the Pan Asian restaurant will be laying on a buffet spread of Chinese delights including crispy duck and soya ginger fish, a large selection of salads and desserts and a live cooking station offering a dim sum hot pot, with two regular drinks included in the price!
INFO: Dhs79, 8pm, 19-20 Feb, Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, 050 100 7065, www.facebook.com/SizzlingWokUAE
The four-course set menu, available for both lunch and dinner will be serving up dishes such as marinated soy chicken with ginger and onion and wok-fried lobster with garlic and butter sauce. Traditional entertainment and dancers make dining here an experience.
INFO: DHs588, 19 Feb, Mina A’Salam, 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com