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Abu Dhabi, 12 September 2017 – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi welcomes all to join them to celebrate their first-ever Lantern and Moon Festival from October 3 to 6. 

Held as a symbol of unity and harmony, the Lantern and Moon Festival will feature a delightful street food menu, special performances, lantern-making workshop, lighting of lanterns, and an abundance of moon cakes.   

The mid-Autumn harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people, held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which falls on October 4 this year on the Gregorian calendar, is a great opportunity for family & friends to come together and celebrate this tradition with Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi . 

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 October 3, where they can enjoy a traditional lantern-lit dinner and upmarket Vietnamese street food.     

Award-winning Chinese restaurant Shang Palace joins the festivities on October 4 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 gift, these moon cakes are available to purchase separately as well.     

Celebrations will be in full swing by October 5, just in time to start the weekend on a cultural note.  Revellers 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 chili 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, October 6, 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 beach and pool access.  The lavish brunch spread 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, every one at the hotel will be asked to join the staff members to release floating lanterns together.   

For reservations, please call 02 509 8555 or email 


Guntra Lipska


(971 2) 509 8617


(971 2) 509 8670


Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi