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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at The Galleria Al Maryah Island

The Galleria Al Maryah is set to host Chinese New Year celebrations from 09 to 18 February bringing a fusion of culture, entertainment and family-oriented activities to its esteemed guests. This year’s festivities will be located at Level 3, Central Kitchens and are inspired by the Year of the Dragon symbolising good luck and strength, promising a fun-filled experience for families and expat residents alike.


Dance and musical performances #AtTheGalleria
The Galleria has partnered with local cultural and educational entities to host dance and musical performances. 

The China Cultural Centre in the UAE in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism showcased a flashmob on 05 February. The performance of the art of the Uyghur Muqam from Xinjiang, China, a grand, comprehensive form of classical music that combines song, dance and instrumental performance. Recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2005 and listed in National Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative Projects in 2006, it sets the stage for a cultural celebration and exchange #AtTheGalleria. 



Spend & Win #AtTheGalleria
On Level 3, Central Kitchens, guests who have spent AED 500 or more #AtTheGalleria can participate in the Tree of Fortune giveaway. By presenting their combined receipts, guests will have the opportunity to select an envelope from the Tree of Fortune. Envelopes contain exciting prizes, including The Galleria gift cards, exclusive vouchers, offers and much more.

Guests are also invited to delve into the vibrant tapestry and learn about the Chinese zodiac. Spinning zodiac calendars will be located around The Galleria. This immersive feature outlines distinct characteristics and traits of each Chinese zodiac animal, enhancing the celebratory atmosphere with an educational touch.

Furthermore, a series of engaging activations will unfold for guests from 09 to 18 February from 2pm to 10pm, where attendees can embrace the art of Chinese calligraphy. This hands-on experience allows guests to personalise their red envelopes, creating unique keepsakes that serve as enduring mementos of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The act of crafting these envelopes becomes a meaningful and interactive way for participants to connect with the rich tapestry of Chinese culture.


Chinese New Year on Al Maryah Island
Al Maryah Island is set to revive its Chinese New Year celebrations, taking place from 16 to 17 February from 3pm to 10pm and on 18 February from 1pm to 8pm at the South Plaza. Attendees are in for a unique experience, blending family-friendly activities with exhilarating performances. Guests can expect captivating shows by talented entertainers from China, featuring traditional Lion Dancers, Chinese Umbrella Dancers, a Jung Fu Show, face painters, Fortune Mascots and Stilt Walkers, among other skilled artists.

Moreover, the festivities will not only captivate the audience with cultural performances but also tantalise their taste buds with food trucks offering authentic Chinese culinary delights, adding a flavourful dimension to the overall celebration.

The Galleria Al Maryah Island has a history of hosting successful Chinese New Year celebrations, attracting residents and tourists seeking cultural experiences and family-oriented activities. 

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