Chinese New Year at Riverland, Dubai

The Chinese lanterns that veiled the sky had a perfect playmate – the breeze from the river. And the Chinese music gave them the right energy to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the pompous fun. Dubai Parks & Resorts had set up the festive in the best match with a Chinese open market that sells fun and joy.

The Chinese lanterns
Bridge Glowing with New Year Lights
The Chinese Market
Bubble Balloons

Alongside the river where boats cruise, tiny shops with live demos of handicrafts, paper-arts, sugar candy with traditional shapes, momos, wow-performances etc., attracted people. Chinese tea, silk, live games, umbrellas – many things that are typical of a Chinese tradition had a place in the market. Street Entertainments, Chinese Puppetry, Sichuan Face Changing Opera, Traditional Dance, Circus – were a few of the live shows that saw people gathered around them.

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And the day ended with a play of colors in the sky – the fireworks!

Photos Courtesy : Arvind Madhu

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