Where to celebrate in the UAE

We’ve rounded up all the places to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year 2023 in the UAE


Hutong Dubai is inviting you to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with three festive dishes – Crispy chilli lobster with rice crackers (tossed with seafood paprika, with vinegar pearls), the Lobster lao hei (cold dish served with fresh julienned vegetables), and a festive DimSum platter (Prawn hargaw, abalone with chicken, Mala squid with cod, saffron mushroom and melon).

January 20-January 23. Visit website.

Demon Duck

Celebrate the Lunar Year with friends and family at the pan-Asian restaurant Demon Duck with a special tasting menu curated by Celebrity chef Alvin Leung. The menu features signature delicacies such as Laksa wagyu beef tartare, Spicy scallop siu mai, Duck breast a l’orange, and Slow roasted demon duck. With the restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere, alfresco dining, a live DJ and violinist, and Chinese gold envelopes gifts for guests to unwrap.

January 20-22. AED520 per person. Call +9714 5566466.

Le Gourmet

Make your way to Le Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a limited-edition brunch brimming with authentic dishes such as Hot and sour soup, Hoisin chicken salad, Sesame prawn toast, Spring rolls, Dim sum as well as live station and carving station to order succulent meats. From Stir fried beef in black pepper sauce to Szechuan Chicken, indulge in a wide selection of hot dishes.

January 22. Call +97156 545 2558.

Akira Back

Chinese New Year

Akira Back has launched its Chinese New Year menu introducing six remarkable Chinese New Year specials curated by Chef De Cuisine, Giovanni Ledon. Wagyu dumplings, Braised abalone, Wagyu ramen, Uni and osceitra caviar temaki, Toro tataki, and Whole seabass, are the menu highlights here. 

January 22-February 5. Starting from AED180. Call +9714 245 5800.


Chinese New Year

Celebrate the special occasion with a menu packed with world-class Japanese and Chinese ingredients while sipping on a selection of signature beverages at TakaHisa restaurant. The exquisite dishes to look forward to is t he Hand rolled Japanese lobster sushi with premium caviar, Kobe beef soba with truffle, and the famed Sea Urchin Nigiri. Ring in the Chinese New Year with loved ones while overlooking the stunning views from Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island.

January 20-January 28. 3pm-2am. Starting from AED280 per dish. Call +9714 556 6688.

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