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Lantern And Moon Festival, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi will host its first-ever Lantern and Moon Festival from 3rd to 6th October.

The Lantern and Moon Festival will feature a delightful street food, special performances, lantern-making workshop, lighting of lanterns and an abundance of moon cakes.

Kicking off the four-day festival is Lantern Tuesday at Hoi An, known for its authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Guests will be treated to a unique dining experience on 3rd October, where they can enjoy a traditional lantern-lit dinner and upmarket Vietnamese street food.

Award-winning Chinese restaurant Shang Palace joins the festivities on 4th October with Moonlight Wednesday, a specially designed menu that highlights the best of Chinese cuisine. The chef will also have moon cakes specially prepared for the occasion. For those looking for the perfect gift, these moon cakes are available to purchase separately.

Celebrations will be in full swing by 5th October, just in time to start the weekend. Guests can go on a journey through Asia at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi as the stunning hotel will be fully decorated with lanterns.

The 5-star hotel will also host a street food festival across three of its restaurants: Shang Palace, Hoi An and Sofra bld. Priced at AED 230* per person, the buffet will feature popular dishes from the region like Beijing duck, Singapore chilli crab, steamed lobster, sea bass wrapped in banana leaf, Vietnamese coconut prawns, crab dumplings and Wagyu black pepper beef.

Revelries come to an end on Friday, 6th October, with a full day of fun activities for families and friends to enjoy starting with the all-day brunch from 12.30pm until 10.30pm, inclusive of complimentary beach and pool access. The lavish brunch  will also be available across the three restaurants – Shang Palace, Hoi An and Sofra bld for AED 260* per adult and AED 90* per child below 12 years (food and soft beverages).

Chefs at all the restaurants will also host cooking classes on the day with a focus on Asian cuisine, while younger guests can take part in cupcake decorating and lantern building. At sunset, everyone at the hotel is invited to release floating lanterns together.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8555 

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