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2017 Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese lunisolar calendar turns on 28 January this year that marks the start of Chinese Year of the Rooster. Chinese New Year is usually celebrated in different traditions to bring in ‘good fortune’, ‘wealth’ and ‘longevity’ which are also expressed in different types of food.

Find out the restaurants and hotels offering special dishes to celebrate the important Chinese holiday:

Paloma at InterContinental Doha Hotel & Residences

Date: Friday, 27 January
Price: QAR 199 per person

For reservations, call 4484 4919 or visit

Ruby Wu’s at Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

GONG XI FA CAI! Celebrate the year of the fiery Rooster with us at Ruby Wu’s. Enjoy a very special Chinese fayre with our choice of set menus. Each table will receive a lucky Lai See packet on the 28th of January!


Set Menu 1 – QR218
Set Menu 2 – QR258

Date: 28 January to 3 February
Call 4428 1555 for more information.

The Lagoon at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Lagoon Restaurant celebrates the Chinese New Year in a delicious way. Delight in Asian favorites from dim sum to Peking duck on 27 January. Call 4484 8000 for more information.

D’ Chopstix at Holiday Villa Hotel and Residence Doha

For reservations, call 4408 4230

Elements at Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Ring in the Chinese New Year this January as Chef Fuliang Ding and his team offers a 9-course menu at Elements Restaurant.
Price: QAR 295 per person for 9-course sharing style menu
Date & Time: 26 – 28 January from 7 pm to 11:30 pm
For more information and reservations, please contact dining reservations at 4494 8600 or email

Qatar Airways Special On-Board Menu for Chinese New Year

Qatar Airways is celebrating one of the most important annual events in the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, by serving a special Spring Festival inspired menu on board flights to popular Asia destinations on Saturday 28 January. Guests to both Qatar Airways’ Al Safwa First Lounge and Al Mourjan Business Lounge will also have the opportunity to sample fragrant Asian cuisine and celebrate the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar in Qatar Airways’ five-star hub Hamad International Airport between 28 and 30 January 2017.

First Class passengers flying to and from Guangzhou on board Qatar Airways’ A380, and Business Class passengers travelling to and from Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Chengdu can select from an à la carte menu that will feature Cantonese style roasted chicken with mapo sauce, sautéed Asian vegetables and steamed jasmine rice with black sesame seed or grilled prawn with stir-fried noodles and Jiangxi style sauce, braised lotus root, ginkgo and Chinese kale. Tantalising dessert options include tofu cheesecake with a sesame tuile and mango coulis, and Mandarin orange and chocolate torte with raspberry coulis. Guests travelling in Economy Class can enjoy roasted chicken with sesame hoisin sauce, steamed jasmine rice and sautéed vegetables followed by Chinese tea cheesecake or Mandarin orange and vanilla torte. Travellers on select flights will also receive a customary red envelope gift on board their flight to Doha, containing chocolate gold coins that celebrate the spirit of good fortune and prosperity that is symbolic throughout Chinese New Year festivities.

Book your flights now. Visit for more information.

Qatar Duty Free Chinese New Year Special Chinese New Year Offer

Qatar Duty Free and China UnionPay International are also offering special Chinese New Year promotions to passengers travelling through Hamad International Airport throughout the Spring Festival. UnionPay card holders shopping in Qatar Duty Free boutiques within Hamad International Airport until 9 February 2017 will have the opportunity to win instant retail vouchers.

Passengers purchasing Qatar Duty Free fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, confectionery, and other gift items above the value of QAR1500 ($410) using a UnionPay International credit card, will be invited to participate in a lucky draw, and will be rewarded with a traditional Chinese red envelope containing a shopping voucher of either QAR100, QAR150 or QAR200 to enjoy at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets until 9 February 2017.

Throughout the festivities a dedicated team of Mandarin-speaking Qatar Duty Free ambassadors, wearing traditional Chinese dress, will welcome travellers to QDF stores highlighting the range of promotions on offer. In celebration of the special occasion a red and gold installation, featuring 450 lucky waving fortune cats, will also be displayed in front of The Airport Hotel in the main departures hall of Hamad International Airport, perfectly placed for selfies with friends and family.

Visit for more information.

Marhaba Food Files: Chinese Cuisine

Chinese DimsumWhat don’t we know about the ever popular Chinese food?! Well, besides the dumplings and noodles, Chinese food has a remarkable variety and diversity of food.

Marhaba introduces you to a range of popular Chinese food and destinations.

Click here to read the full article





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