Riverland Dubai Unveils 15-day Chinese New Year celebrations

By Huiming_Shi Monday, 05 February 2018 2:10 PM

Riverland Dubai Unveils 15-day Chinese New Year celebrations

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Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter, themed dining and entertainment destination located at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, today unveiled the details of its 15-day Chinese New Year celebrations event. The “Chinese New Year Temple Fair” will run from February 10th-24th, 2018 with various Chinese cultural activities, entertainment and decorations to commemorate the Year of the Dog.

Guests will enjoy a host of Chinese cultural events and performances, including a traditional Chinese market, roaming acts, pasting couplets- which are one of the oldest traditions of celebration and represent wishes for a better New Year. The French Village zone within Riverland™ Dubai will be lit up with a Chinese lanterns display, and will host a favourite Chinese tradition - the red pocket tree - a beautiful wishing tree full of lucky red wishing cards and gifts which adults and children will equally enjoy. Moreover, the river will be decorated with 5 metre long dragon which is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck in the Chinese culture.

Visitors will also experience an authentic Chinese market offering arts and crafts such as clay figurines, sugar paintings, coconut carvings, lacquer ware, in addition to various Chinese food & beverage options. The market will also feature themed roaming acts as well as puppet shows, folk theater, Sichuan opera and a spectacular firework show that will be held on the 15th, 16th and 17th February 2018 at 8:00pm.

Ahmed Al Rayyes, Chief Commercial Officer at DXB Entertainments said: “Dubai is a melting pot of cultures and so is our destination, as we bring together the best from the East and the West. Here at Riverland™ Dubai, we take pride in celebrating other cultures and recreating authentic experiences for our guests. This year we are organizing our first 15-day Chinese New Year celebration fair, and are confident that the huge range of activities, entertainment and decoration will amaze our guests and keep them coming back for more. We look forward to welcoming everyone and joining them in celebrating the Chinese New Year 2018”.

The “Chinese New Year Temple Fair” market will open its doors from 12:00pm-9:00pm daily, and guests will enjoy the daily festive entertainment from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, with free parking after 6:30pm.

Riverland Dubai is a free to enter, themed dining and entertainment destination, perfect for friends and families of all ages. Its central location means it will be experienced by all Dubai Parks and Resorts visitors.  The destination has four themed zones that offer a fascinating glimpse into some of the greatest eras of our past – from 1950s America at The Boardwalk, to medieval France at The French Village, to India Gate and the 19th century themed Peninsula.  With more than 50 shops and restaurants and a range of entertainment from street performances, to festivals and concerts there is always something exciting to enjoy at Riverland™ Dubai.

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, features MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters, LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment. LEGOLAND® Water Park is the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining outlets and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks, perfect for friends and families of all ages. Guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be the destination’s fifth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.