Celebrate UAE-China week with a bumper schedule of cool events

Manarat Al Saadiyat hosts celebrations in honour of Chinese president's visit to Abu Dhabi

Celebrate UAE-China week with a bumper schedule of cool events
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China’s president, Xi Jinping, is in Abu Dhabi for a series of high level meetings with UAE officials to strengthen ties between the two nations.

And to celebrate, the capital is marking UAE-China week, which involves a string of great events to celebrate Chinese culture.

Manarat Al Saadiyat is the place to be this weekend for those who want to get into the spirit.

They have set up a special pavilion dedicated to a range of great events and showcases, which run until July 24.

One of those is a stunning painting featuring the UAE's Qasr and Al Hosni and Chinese landmark Tiananmen Square.

The artwork is a collaboration between Chinese artist and teacher Jack Lee and Emirati calligrapher Mohammed Mandi and is truly a beautiful expression of the great relationship between the two nations.

There are also a range of great displays, including a traditional Chinese dragon dance and an incredible tea-pouring show by a Kung Fu tea master.

July 17-24, 9am-8pm. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (02 657 5800)

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