Chinese New Year festivities have taken over the city, providing a joyous demonstration of colour and culture over the past week. Visitors to Al Seef enjoyed a packed schedule of Chinese performances, parades and dances as part of its Hala China celebrations. The month-long Hala China, an initiative between Meraas and Dubai Holdings, began 5 February and will continue for another three weeks; allowing visitors to embrace a variety of Chinese traditions.
Shoppers at Mall of the Emirates embraced authentic Chinese entertainment, marvelling at performances by the Chinese Acrobat Show and dragon dance displays in the mall. Visitors also participated in calligraphy and rice painting workshops and enjoyed a live Mahjong player.
Chinese New Year celebrations will continue through to 13 February. Full details of the festival in Dubai can be found on www.CNYinDubai.com.