Greet year of monkey with a taste of China in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

What to expect: Dai Pai Dong, the Hong Kong style restaurant on Al Maryah Island, has brunch and dinner options from February 2 to 14 to celebrate the Chinese new year. Enjoy dumplings, roasted meat, crispy duck salad, siew mai and other specialities. Activities on the island include acts by Cirque Shanghai, the acrobatic troupe

Cost: Dh195 a head with unlimited jasmine tea

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

What to expect: To ring in the Year of the Monkey, chefs at Gozo Garden have put together a delectable Chinese spread. The menu ranges from spicy Szechwan to traditional Cantonese and the imperial dishes of Peking.

Watch out for: Dh195 per person inclusive of house beverages

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

What to expect: Apart from brunches and buffets, some hotels have come up with options to celebrate the festival. The package at the hotel includes an early 10am check-in and a 4pm checkout, a chance to win a room upgrade, special turndown amenities, complimentary dinner or spa treatment in the Ang Pao lucky draw and buffet breakfast at the Urban Kitchen.

Cost: Dh688 plus taxes

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