Chinese New Year celebrations at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Nine-days of Far Eastern fun at the Yas Island attraction

Chinese New Year is about to move into the fast lane – as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi plays host to a massive nine-day celebration.

Drums, paper lanterns and dancing dragons will be on display at the ever-popular Yas Island theme park to help mark the start of the Year of the Dog.

The fourth annual event will kick off on February 16 (the first day of the New Year) with a traditional Chinese ceremony to invoke good wishes and a prosperous year ahead, with Chinese dignitaries in attendance.

The spectacular line-up will include captivating performances by the award-winning Sheyang and Hebei Acrobatic Troupes, who will wow the crowds with circus and martial arts performances, bicycling balancing, meteor and hoop acts.

Visitors will also be able to get involved at a kids craft area, featuring mask painting, lantern making and more, while youngsters will also be able to learn Kung Fu skills from a martial arts grand master and pay a visit to Huan Huan, the beloved panda at the Bamboo Garden at La Piazza.

A Chinese New Year parade will help spread the joy across the entire park and guests can also grab a Rickshaw ride for a speedy tour.

The Far East festivities will run from February 16 to 24, from 11am until 8pm each day. UAE residents can still benefit from the residents offer throughout Chinese New Year and purchase bronze admission tickets for Dhs195 during weekdays and Dhs235 at weekends.

Feb 16-24, 11am-8pm. Yas Island (02 496 8000).

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