Welcome the Year of the Rooster this Chinese New Year with a colorful programme of Far Eastern performances and activities on Al Maryah Island from January 26th – 28th. From Chinese dragon dances, to exciting live cooking stations, the island will be packed with authentic experiences for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Promenade

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th, a daily live show will captivate visitors of all ages as they are taken on a theatrical journey through the Orient, starting with a colorful parade of iconic characters, followed by serene umbrella, fan and kite dances, tranquil yet gripping performances from meditating monks, and acrobatics. The gripping show will culminate with a dramatic live Chinese drumming performance, one of the most ancient Chinese entertainment traditions. An electrifying fireworks display at 09:00 pm on Friday 27th will light up the island.

There will also be hands-on activities such as dragon origami, blossom drawing, lantern making, kite designing and face painting, as well as live cooking stations dotted around the Promenade.

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will be transformed into a spectacular display of Chinese attire, with lanterns and a light show illuminating the mall, and an Ang Pa tree of fortune where visitors can make a Chinese New Year wish.

An eclectic programme of dance and music performances, headlined by acrobatics show, Cirque Shanghai Extraordinaire will enthrall visitors, as well as craft workshops and demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy, tea making and sugar painting, and more. In addition, a Chinese art exhibition will be on display at The Galleria from January 25th until February 4th, displaying the artwork of the famous Chinese folk artist Yuan Hongbin.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Guests at Rosewood Abu Dhabi can also join in the celebrations at Dai Pai Dong, where diners can choose a special Chinese New Year dinner feast from January 25th – February 3rd, or a Yum Cha brunch over the weekend.

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi can take advantage of the special Getaway Weekend Escape package over the Chinese New Year weekend and save 20% on a two-night stay. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with special homemade traditional Sweet Buns in their rooms.

Eclipse Terrace Lounge will be offering complimentary Fortune Cookie Milk Shakes and other special Chinese-themed beverages throughout the entire Chinese New Year week, while Crust, the market-inspired eatery will be serving a Chinese-themed ‘Family Friday Best Brunch’ on Friday, January 27th, to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

Dahlia Spa will also be offering the unique ‘Dahlia Chinese Amma Massage’, at a special price of AED 250 ++ for 30 minutes and AED 470++ for 50 minutes.

Visitors can share their experiences of the celebrations using #AlMaryahIsland.

What's on

Galleria

Activities and Workshops

Kids Areas (x2)

2:00 pm (7 hours) Galleria

3D Sugar Painting

2:00 pm (7 hours) Galleria

Chinese Calligraphy

2:00 pm (7 hours) Galleria

Chinese Tea Making

2:00 pm (7 hours) Galleria

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Traditional Dance

4:15 pm, 5:45 pm, 9:20 pm (10 minutes) Galleria

Roaming Lion Dance

4:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:45 pm (30 minutes) Galleria

Cirque Shanghai

5:00 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:30 pm (40 minutes) Galleria

Friday, January 27, 2017

Roaming Lion Dance

2:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:15 pm (30 minutes) Galleria

Cirque Shanghai

2:45 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:45 pm (40 minutes) Galleria

Traditional Dance

4:00 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:45 pm (10 minutes) Galleria

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Roaming Lion Dance

2:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:15 pm (30 minutes) Galleria

Cirque Shanghai

2:45 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:45 pm (40 minutes) Galleria

Traditional Dance

4:00 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:45 pm (10 minutes) Galleria
Promenade

Activities and Workshops

Dragon Origami Making

4:00 pm (6 hours) Promenade

Lantern & Kite Painting

4:00 pm (6 hours) Promenade

Clay Figures Making

4:00 pm (6 hours) Promenade

Face Painting

4:00 pm (6 hours) Promenade

Bubble Show

4:00 pm (6 hours) Promenade

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dragon Dance

4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm (15 minutes) Promenade

The Chinese Show

6:15 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:15 pm (30 minutes) Promenade

Drummers Show

7:00 pm, 8:45 pm (15 minutes) Promenade

Fireworks

9:00 pm (6 minutes) Promenade

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Dragon Dance

4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:00 pm (15 minutes) Promenade

The Chinese Show

6:15 pm, 7:45 pm, 9:15 pm (30 minutes) Promenade

Drummers Show

7:00 pm, 8:45 pm (15 minutes) Promenade