Celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year on Al Maryah Island welcomes guests with a colorful program of Far Eastern performances and activities. The waterfront promenade and The Galleria will be transformed into an illuminating exhibition of Chinese lanterns and decorations. From Chinese drumming acts, to exciting cooking stations, the island will be packed with authentic experiences for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

The Promenade

January 31st until February 1st

Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade will become an exciting celebration of the Orient. An array of unique activities for visitors such as Ming Vase art design will be on offer, along with a full schedule of exhilarating performances throughout the weekend including ‘Golden Kung Fu’, stunt lion dancing, acrobatic dances, mask changing routines, Chinese drum shows, artistic ink sleeve displays and more.

Al Maryah Island’s popular Chinese New Year celebrations will also feature a spectacular choreographed fireworks display on February 1st

The Galleria

January 31st until February 2nd

Visitors will be able to 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 distinguished luxury brands and exceptional Dining Collection venues. The Galleria will also welcome acclaimed Shanghai-based artist Mrs. Hou Ling Ling, a skilled master in the ancient art of Chinese Bian Embroidery. Her works will be on display in The Galleria throughout the event, showcasing the 800-year-old tradition which is considered to be a national treasure and famed for its precise patterns, elegant styles and bright colours.

What's on

Promenade

Fortune Mascots (roving)

31 Jan, 1 Feb 3:30 pm
Promenade

Lion Dancers

31 Jan, 1 Feb 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Promenade

Golden Kung Fu

31 Jan, 1 Feb 4:30 pm, 7:50 pm
Promenade

Ink Sleeve Performers

31 Jan, 1 Feb 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Promenade

Diablo Acrobats

31 Jan, 1 Feb 5:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Promenade

Mask Changers

31 Jan, 1 Feb 5:50 pm, 9:30 pm
Promenade

Chinese Drummers

31 Jan 6:30 pm, 9:00 pm
1 Feb 6:30 pm, 8:45 pm
Promenade

Fireworks

1 Feb 9:00 pm
Promenade
Galleria

Activities and Workshops

Sugar Painting Demonstration

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Chinese Lantern Making

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Chinese Drum Making

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Chinese ‘Good Luck’ Ornament Making

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Fan Art

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Dragon Art

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Chinese Calligraphy

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Face Painting

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Chinese Paper Cutting

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Dough Figurine Making & Painting

4:00 pm (6 hours) The Galleria

Roaming Performances

4:00 pm (10 minute performances between 4pm and 10pm) The Galleria & Waterfront Promenade