Abu Dhabi's renowned attractions, Ferrari World Yas Island, and Warner Bros. WorldTM Yas Island are set to host a vibrant celebration in honor of the Chinese New Year, marking the Year of the Dragon. The festivities, taking place from Feb. 3-18, promise a blend of cultural richness, entertainment, and delightful cuisine. Both parks will feature daily performances, traditional activities, and exclusive menus to immerse guests in the spirit of the occasion.

Abu Dhabi Lights Up with Chinese New Year Festivities at Ferrari, Warner Bros. Worlds
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Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World and Warner Bros. WorldTM Embrace Year of the Dragon Celebrations

In a spirited celebration of the Chinese New Year, Ferrari World Yas Island and Warner Bros. WorldTM Yas Island, located in Abu Dhabi, gears up for a lively extravaganza from Feb. 3-18. The parks are set to resonate with the themes of power, nobleness, honor, luck, and success associated with the Year of the Dragon.

At Ferrari World Yas Island, each day will commence with the dynamic 'La Piazza Dragon Show' on the La Piazza Stage. According to Breaking Travel News, this electrifying performance, narrating the mythical tale of Nion, includes a mesmerizing Dragon Dance, skilled Chinese acrobats, and live drummers. Guests will also have the chance to engage with park characters during special meet-and-greet sessions, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

The celebration at Ferrari World extends to family-friendly activities such as Chinese calligraphy demonstrations, workshops, and face painting. Guests can partake in the Chinese New Year tradition of making wishes by hanging red cards on the wishing tree, symbolizing hope and good fortune. Red envelopes distributed to guests will contain exclusive vouchers for the park's dining experiences. 

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Also, Il Podio, the park's renowned restaurant, will feature an exclusive menu highlighting authentic Chinese delicacies.

Warner Bros. WorldTM Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, will join in the celebrations with dazzling decorations throughout the park. Warner Bros. Plaza will host Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in special meet & greet sessions. Guests can also enjoy Chinese lantern-making at Gotham City.

Abu Dhabi Celebrates Cultural Foundation's Modern Heritage Recognition

In a significant stride towards preserving its cultural heritage, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) proudly unveiled the first plaque on the façade of the Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi. This event, attended by dignitaries, building owners, and the press, marked the Cultural Foundation as one of the initial 62 modern heritage sites identified across Abu Dhabi.

A news report stated that His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, emphasized the cultural importance of these landmarks, reflecting Abu Dhabi's rich heritage. The plaquing of the Cultural Foundation serves as a symbolic gesture, showcasing its status as a pivotal modern heritage site.

The Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative, initiated in 2023 by DCT Abu Dhabi, underscores the commitment to protect and promote cultural landmarks. The announcement identified 62 modern heritage sites for immediate and unconditional protection, in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Law established in 2016.

Moving forward, DCT Abu Dhabi continues its comprehensive survey of Abu Dhabi's built environment, identifying more modern heritage sites for formal registration, protection, and conservation.

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