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Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncakes, special menus and festive lantern decoration at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.    

The Mid-Autumn Festival is observed on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese calendar, falling on 4 October in 2017. The tradition, which is over 3,500 years old, also commemorates the end of the autumn harvest and is celebrated with the gathering of friends and family, worshiping of the moon and exchanging of mooncakes.  

In ancient times, mooncakes were seen as an offering to the moon, however over the centuries these special cakes have become a staple of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Mooncakes are made with a pastry skin enclosing a sweet, dense filling such as red bean paste or fruits and vegetables, which symbolise completeness and togetherness.  

In addition to mooncakes available for sale, Shang Palace, the signature Chinese restaurant of Shangri-La hotels worldwide, will be offering a special set menu from 28 September to 6 October. Priced at AED 118 per person, guests can delight in traditional delicacies including dim sum platters, sautéed shrimp with black truffle sauce and pan-seared Angus beef served with seasonal vegetables and Chef Xu’s house-made mushroom sauce.  

For more information or to purchase mooncakes, please contact Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, please call 04 405 2760 or email Mooncake boxes are priced at AED 218 if ordered before 15 September or AED 288 if ordered after 15 September.  


Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit

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