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Happy Chinese New Year

Usher in the Chinese Year of the Horse this weekend with these galloping offers

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Published: Wed 29 Jan 2014, 11:21 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:25 PM

Boat time

Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club,

Ras Al Khaimah

The club’s traditional Chinese buffet for Dhs140, which includes a live cooking station, will take you on a food journey offering many different intense flavours. A live DJ will be commanding the evening, so bring your friends and family down to the club for a great night out.

Call: 07 243 2274

Mad for the Madinat

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Usher in good fortune, health and happiness until February 1 at the Madinat Jumeirah. The souk and the adjoining amphitheatre will host traditional parades, live musicians and a lion dance, daily.

Also located in the Mina A’Salam Hotel, Zheng He’s, Madinat Jumeirah’s award-winning modern Chinese restaurant, will offer special menus for lunch and dinner, starting from Dhs188 per person.

Visit: www.jumeirah.com/mjchinesenewyear

Every Yuan take note

Yuan, Atlantis, Dubai

Yuan’s Yum Cha, which refers to the Chinese tradition of drinking tea in the morning or afternoon while eating dim sum, will kick off on Friday in celebration of Chinese New Year.

It will include an exclusive new menu with over 40 dim sum options such as steamed chicken dumplings with shrimp, mushroom and tobika, crispy duck and pumpkin puff and steamed scallop dumplings with XO Sauce. The Dhs188 package will include unlimited food with table service that is prepared to order, soft drinks, water and tea.

In honour of the Year o f the Horse, Yuan will also feature special a la carte menus throughout the period.

Call: 04 426 2626

Asian star

Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina

Experience a Friday brunch with a difference. Feast on a selection of regional Chinese specialities, complemented by traditional beverages and traditional red and gold themed décor, for an auspicious start to the Year of the Horse in the company of family and friends from Dhs280 per person.

Call: 04 436 7777

Party TI’ME

TI’ME Hotels, Dubai

The ‘mane’ event this Thursday will be TI’ME Hotels’ offering special dinner buffets and raffle prizes for Dhs140 at both the TI’ME Grand Plaza and the TI’ME Oak Hotel and Suites in Dubai.

Guests dining at Petals Restaurant at the TI’ME Oak Hotel & Suites in Tecom, or Brio Restaurant at the TI’ME Grand Plaza Hotel, Al Qusais, will be treated to an authentic Oriental feast, with traditional dishes, such as broccoli sweetcorn won ton, vegetable spring rolls, as well as a twist on the more Western style roasted lamb with Hoisin sauce. Dessert is a sweet occasion with a selection of sweet pastries, oriental sweets, mousse and mini tarts.

Mail: fb.oak@timehotels.ae

Look East

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa,

Abu Dhabi

The hotel will be hosting both an exclusive Chinese themed dinner at The Pool Deck and Chinese Big Brunch at Ingredients this Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, guests can indulge in authentic Chinese themed dinner at The Pool Deck which includes live cooking stations, red/white, hops and soft drinks from Dhs235 per person. Not only this, but guests will also be able to enjoy the spectacle of the traditional Lion Dance, a symbol that expresses joy and happiness and is used for luck and good fortune.

For those looking to celebrate the Year of the Horse with a Chinese feast, on Friday Ingredients will be transformed into an extravagant Chinese themed Big Brunch. From Dhs225 per person, there is something for everyone to enjoy on Chinese New Year.

Call: 02 656 1000

Reaching Shangri-la

Shangri-la Hotel, Dubai

Enjoy traditional festivities to welcome the new lunar year as Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai shares its proud Chinese heritage. Be amazed at the colourful Lion Dance taking place on January 31 at 10.18am, a time regarded in ancient Chinese culture to bring forth luck.

Then choose from two menus: the Happiness and Longevity set menu at Shang Palace for Dhs288 per person for a minimum of two guests; or the Luck and Prosperity set menu for Dhs418 per person for a minimum of five guests. To complement this offer, Shang Palace will continue to host its popular dim sum feast, for a special package price of Dhs 115per person.

Call: 04 405 2703

You may Gourmet

Lafayette Gourmet, Dubai Mall

Lafayette Gourmet is celebrating until February 7 by spreading the mood of tradition throughout the restaurant with their exclusive all-Asian menu, promotions and merchandise, as well as an interactive Chinese cooking class tonight priced at Dhs145 from 7.30pm onwards.

Call: 04 339 9933

Hakk it

Hakkasan, Dubai

With the rise of the blue moon, begin your evening in the dynamic blue bar at Hakkasan Dubai. Enjoy the lively atmosphere as you sip on a thematically created cocktail, then venture into your five course sharing menu with dishes including Pipa duck, poached snow Chilean sea bass and lotus leaf rice with dry shrimp.

The five-course set menu is Dhs488 for two people with one welcome drink.

Call: 04 384 8484

Get crabby

Peppercrab, Grand Hyatt Dubai

The Prosperity Menu is brimming with traditional delicacies such as steamed whole seabass Teochew style, stir fry spicy chicken with cashewnuts and Yam Taro ring and garlic butter king prawns.

Experience the symbolic ‘tossing’ of the refreshing Yu Sheng salad in the air to attract good fortune for the coming year. Served as an appetiser, the Yu Sheng salad implies “abundance of wealth and long life” where each ingredient is an auspicious symbol. The higher your toss, the greater your fortune.

An extra treat lies in store for all ‘Horse diners’ (born in the years: 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930): receive an Dhs200 voucher for your next visit (minimum two diners).

Call: 04 317 2222

Ritz blitz

Blue Jade, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Blue Jade will welcome the Chinese New Year in the company of culinary masters from China, who will serve up a mouth watering array of dishes ranging from dim sum to desserts. Celebrate with an enchanting journey through the Chinese culinary palette with a four-course set menu inspired by the exotic and diverse nature of Chinese cuisine. The menu features crispy fish spring rolls, seafood soup with shitake mushrooms, roasted duckling with baby vegetables and delightful Chinese desserts from Dhs225 per person.

Call: 04 318 6150

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