Chinese New Year 2017

It’s the year of the Rooster in China as they celebrate New Year’s Day on the 28th this month. Just because we are all the way in Dubai doesn’t mean the city won’t be having its own way of ushering in the year of the Rooster. The city is a melting pot of cultures after all. CitiSpi have teamed up with several great venues to bring you some great ways to enjoy this occasion. Don’t forget that all these promotions and more are available on the CitiSpi app. You can download it on both Google Play and the App Store.


A Royal Dining Experience

Royal China at DIFC will bring in the lunar year with pomp and ceremony from the 27th -2nd Feb. On offer is a round of Rooster color themed mocktails followed by the Chef’s very own menu that includes staple elements of Chinese cuisine. With roasted and poached chicken, baked golden buns and more, the meal will be topped off with an aromatic tea. The venue will be decked out in festive color and decorations that the whole family will enjoy. Dine on New Year’s Day and you’ll receive a complimentary Dim Sum voucher per table. Call 04 354 5543 or click here to book your table now.


Party on with China Grill

China Grill is welcoming the Chinese New Year with a bang. Featuring sharing platters and free flowing drinks for just AED100 from 7pm-11.30pm, this is a party you don’t want to miss. Known for its chilled and trendy vibe, China Grill is a popular spot at the Westin Mina Seyhai Beach Resort and Marina. Just a few feet away from the beautiful beaches, this is an amazing way to spend this special day. Dance the night away at the China Grill Lounge once you’re done with your scrumptious meal. Dial 04 511 7333 to book your spot now.


A Rooster in the Desert                

Al Forsan, situated at the stunning Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa are allowing diners to enjoy a spectacular sunset this Chinese New Years. This would be alongside a beautifully designed cuisine experience and even entertainment in the form of a traditional Lion Dance performance that should wow both kids and adults. Prices for the set menu range from AED225 to AED595 and AED145 for kids 5 to 12. To reserve a spot, call 04 809 6194.


 Celebrating in style

Opened since 1998, The Peacock is one of Dubai’s older restaurants. Having lasted the test of time in Dubai’s absurdly fast paced growth scale, The Peacock has come to develop a style that is their own. Their head chef, Xiao Jun prepares dishes with a homemade touch that you simply cannot find elsewhere. Expect a 5 star 5 course menu from The Peacock which includes soup, dim sum, seafood and meat, dessert and a glass of sparkling sake all for AED268. Make a reservation now by calling 04 315 3861 or click here.


The Rooster of all Cultures

Gaucho Dubai, the Argentinian beef connoisseurs based in DIFC are hosting their very own Chinese New Years’ themed nights. Counting down 12 days to the year of the Rooster, Gaucho is offering its guests a specially designed beverage each night. Invented by their in-house mixologist, each of the 12 drinks will be inspired by the twelve signs of the Zodiac. You can choose between mocktails or cocktails priced at AED38 and AED78 respectively. Call 04 422 7898 or click here to find out more.


A Buffet of Delights

Enjoy the year of the Rooster to your heart’s content at Kitchen6. With its open kitchen and situated at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel, Kitchen6 is a fantastic option for those of you with a big appetite. Enjoy a decked-out buffet with an expansive selection of festive Chinese dishes. Feast upon Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss Salad, Singapore Chili Lobster, New Year Rice Cakes and more. Head on down there and you’ll be greeted at the door with a delicious Red Lotus drink. The buffet begins from 7pm-11pm and is AED215 per person including soft drinks.  Call 04 414 3000 now to book your table.


The Simple Decision

Long Yin, located at the Le Meridian Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is bringing in the year of the Rooster in its own unique way. With a limited edition set menu for AED299 per person, available for lunch and dinner, it is a simple choice on what to do this Chinese New Year. The restaurant is famous for its traditional Cantonese and Schezwan dishes and has a loyal following of Chinese customers always at their doors. Call 04 702 2455 to book a spot now.


We hope you will make the most of what the year has in store for you and wish you the very best on all your endeavors through the year of the Rooster. If you think you have a splendid idea or resolution for the Chinese New Year, share it with us and we’d be happy to share it with our subscribers.

The CitiSpi team