UAE celebrates Chinese Year of the Monkey

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Dubai’s Burj al Arab was just one of the venues in the UAE to celebrate the onset of the Chinese lunar Year of the Monkey with a spectacular lighting display across its façade.

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi also decorated parts of its interior to mark the event.

The coming weeks are also going to see a number of events to mark the festivities such as a traditional lion’s dance, martial art performances, dragon face painting and a lucky draw at a Chinese tree of wealth.

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This month, Dubai’s tourist authority announced that 450,000 Chinese visitors travelled in 2015 to the emirate representing a 29% year on year increase – the largest from any country.

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