Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020

Get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year once again at Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s lifestyle and business destination

Step into Chinatown and prepare to experience the authentic Chinese New Year experience. For the year of the Rat, visitors will have a wide array of bespoke activities such as Ming Vase art design will be on offer, along with a full schedule of exhilarating performances throughout the weekend including Monkey King Martial Arts, stunt lion dancing, acrobatic dances and more. Don’t miss the experience of our authentic Chinese cuisines and food trucks as well as our spectacular fireworks show.

What's on


Stunt Lion Dance

23, 24 Jan 4:30 pm
23 Jan 8:00 pm
24 Jan 7:45 pm
On stage, promenade

Monkey King Martial Arts

23, 24 Jan 5:00 pm
23 Jan 8:30 pm
24 Jan 8:00 pm
On stage, promenade

Chinese Flower Court Dance

23, 24 Jan 5:30 pm
23 Jan 9:00 pm
24 Jan 9:45 pm
On stage, promenade

Chinese Acrobats

23, 24 Jan 6:30 pm
23 Jan 9:45 pm
24 Jan 9:15 pm
On stage, promenade

Chinese Drummers & GuZheng (20 mins)

23, 24 Jan 7:00 pm
23 Jan 9:30 pm
24 Jan 8:40 pm
On stage, promenade

Mascots (20 mins)

23, 24 Jan 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
23 Jan 8:30 pm, 9:15 pm
24 Jan 8:30 pm, 9:45 pm
Roving, promenade

Mask Changer

23, 24 Jan 5:40 pm, 7:45 pm
Roving, promenade


4:00 pm (6 hours)
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Chinese New Year Hat
  • New Year Clothspin Puppets
  • Chinese Origami
  • Chinese New Year Good Luck Ornaments
  • Face Painting


24 Jan 9:00 pm

Beijing Duck Wraps


Peking duck is a dish from Beijing (Peking) that has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat is characterized by its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. The meat is often eaten with spring onion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings. Sometimes pickled radish is also inside, and other sauces (like hoisin sauce) can be used.

Xinjiang Meat Skewers


One of the most famous foods to come from Xinjiang are meat skewers, similar to that of kebabs and made famous by Uyghurs due to the Muslim influence in that part of China! Marinated in five spice and unique Chinese spices, these skewers will have you coming back for more!

Chongqing Noodles


Chongqing noodles is a term for a variety of spicy noodle dishes that originated and exist in Chongqing, China which are collectively referred to as xiǎomiàn, literally "little noodles" in English. Chongqing noodles are becoming more famous nowadays as people in different cities in China can all accept the taste of Chongqing noodles.

Sichuan Spicy Wantons


Sichuan Spicy Wontons (a.k.a Hong You Chao Shou) are sweet, savoury, garlicky and not as spicy as they loook! A delicious combination of sweet soy, raw garlic, roasted red chilli and a touch of vinegar to balance things out. The wontons are filled with meat that’s soft and succulent, and will have you returning for more!

Hong Kong Dim Sum - Dai Po Dong


Dim sum in Hong Kong is a must-try experience – from traditional dim sum spots, to some of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. And now we are bringing this experience to you! Sample a selection of har gao, siew mai or chicken baos!

Taiwanese Steamed Baos - Royal Orchid


With origins from Fuzhou, due to it’s popularity as a street food in Taiwan, the steamed bao has led to the popular misconception that it has Taiwanese origins. Literally translated into “cut bread” this delicacy teams up the bao bun with stewed meats and vegetables of any sort.

Chinese Scallion Pancake


Chinese Scallion pancakes also known as green onion pancake is one of the most famous traditional Chinese street foods, and ideally served as breakfast. These crispy aromatic pancakes are available all around China and have various sorts of stuffings to make them doubly intriguing and super yummy!

Hainanese Chicken Rice


Hainanese chicken rice is a dish of poached or roasted chicken and seasoned rice, served with chilli sauce and usually comes with cucumber garnishes. It was created by immigrants from Hainan province in southern China and adapted from the Hainanese dish Wenchang chicken. It is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore and is most commonly associated with Singaporean cuisine but is also seen throughout Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia where it is a culinary staple.

Fortune Ice Cream


The brand and reputation that is known as Corner Cone was crafted and created in the year of 2017. They first begun with one store in Kaohsiung City, South Taiwan from which they grew in numbers. Successfully running three stores throughout Taiwan, and one in Shanghai China. The team left their previous occupations to pursue their new love of ice cream researching and gaining more knowledge about the business and still to this day growing their business and knowledge around the world.

Popcorn & Cotton Candy


Food Trucks

  • Butcher & Sill
  • Andiamo (Pizza)

Shop & Dine

The Galleria Al Maryah Island is the premier lifestyle destination in the capital. With exceptional shopping, dining and leisure pursuits, this is where you can enjoy life’s sheer pleasures

Live & Stay

Al Maryah Island is home to two five-star world-class hotels including Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Four Seasons hotel Abu Dhabi

Health & Wellness

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a multi-specialty world-class hospital that provides direct access to the world’s best healthcare providers in the UAE

Sales & Leasing

Abu Dhabi Global Market Square is the commercial center of Al Maryah Island and is home to various blue-chip companies and local, regional and international institutions.