Chinese NY Celebrations

It’s the year of the goat and there’s plenty to cheer about at The Galleria mall! Packed with beautiful traditional festivities including a modern-day reenactment of the famed The Seven Chinese Sisters tale for the whole family to enjoy.

The Galleria will be, once again, bursting with fun-filled events and activities like spectacular dance shows, acrobatic performances and artistic displays. From savoring a Chinese New Year-inspired menu at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, to enjoying thrilling performances, the celebrations will offer something for every member of the family.

To capture the imagination of the local community and visitors, the property will be transformed into a modern adaptation of the famed The Seven Chinese Sisters tale; following the journey of seven sisters with unique talents such as speed, martial arts, culinary skills and the ability to talk to animals. When a terrifying dragon takes one of their own, they combine their talents to rescue her and bring peace and harmony to their village.

The narrative will be brought to life in the main indoor atrium where Chinese acts will take place on a grand two-level stage. Visitors will be enthralled as dancers, martial artists, plate spinners, acrobats and aerial artists showcase their tricks every evening with each performance representing talents possessed by one the Seven Sisters. In addition to the daily performances, traditional Chinese decorations will adorn The Galleria’s indoor concourse along with contemporary Chinese art installations. Guests can also enjoy street performances and authentic Chinese street food at stalls along the waterfront promenade to complete the festival experience.

GO: The Chinese New Year celebration at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will take place from February 18 to 21, from 3pm to 10pm daily. Visit www.thegalleria. ae or call (0)2 6166 999 for more information.