Enjoy Dragon Boat races, lion dances and much more at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah this Chinese New Year
Grand festivities on 1 and 2 February at Dubai’s newest waterfront destination
Dubai, 30 January 2019: The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s stunning new waterfront dining and entertainment destination, is celebrating Chinese New Year with majestic Dragon Boat races, traditional music and dance, and lively performances on 1 and 2 February.
Get ready to be transported to the streets of China at The Pointe, where you can feast on delicious Chinese food and marvel at vibrant decorations and lighting, while enjoying stunning views of the water and Atlantis, The Palm.
Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Chinese Spring Festival and lasts for around 23 days. In China, fireworks mark the start of the festival, heralding peace, prosperity and good health.
At The Pointe, guests can experience an authentic Chinese atmosphere and participate in exciting festive-themed activities over two days:
The Pointe Dragon Race: 1 and 2 February
Share the spirit of the Chinese New Year with a thrilling Dragon Boat race on the shimmering turquoise waters of The Pointe. Organised by UAE Dragon Boat, Siren Events and the UAE Sailing & Rowing Federation, the event will see over 50 Dragon Boat teams participate in a display of teamwork and endurance.
The Dragon Boat race will feature various formats including a 500 m challenge for competitive teams and a 200 m competition for amateurs.
The Pointe Dragon Race sets the stage for a thrilling spectacle on Palm Jumeirah, reminiscent of traditional celebrations in China.
Timings are from 8am to 6pm every day from 1 to 2 February.
Chinese entertainment show: 1 and 2 February
To keep the whole family entertained, The Pointe will host a number of Chinese-themed attractions, including a Dragon Show, traditional lion dances, face-changing performances, drummers and giant mascots to mark the glorious occasion.
Timings are 4pm to 11pm on 1 and 2 February.
In addition, guests can sit back and enjoy a grand fireworks display at Atlantis, The Palm from the best vantage ‘Pointe’ in Dubai, on 4 February at 8pm.
The Pointe spans over 1.4 million square feet, and is set to become Dubai’s new hub for seafront dining, shopping, socialising and relaxation, with 70 restaurants, shops and attractions offering something that appeals to all tastes, ages and nationalities.
For more information please call 04 390 9999, visit www.ThePointe.ae or follow The Pointe on social media: Facebook @ThePointePalm; Twitter @ThePointePalm; Instagram @ThePointePalm.
About The Pointe (www.ThePointe.ae)
The Pointe is an iconic waterfront dining and entertainment destination managed by Nakheel Malls.
Located on Palm Jumeirah, The Pointe is valued at AED800 million, and spans 1.4 million square feet with a mix of food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings, the first of which are now open, with the rest opening soon. The destination is also home to a 1.5km promenade, Guy Fieri’s dine-in cinema by Reel Cinemas, a children’s play area, supermarket, gyms, beauty salons and unique gifting concepts, as well as a car park for 1,600 vehicles. The Pointe will also feature a spectacular dancing fountain offering stunning, daily shows.