There’s far more to the Chinese New Year than lanterns and the zodiac signs.

2019 is the Year of the Pig, and as Dubai’s huge Chinese population gears up to celebrate here are five things you probably didn’t know about Chinese New Year.

And by the way, Burj Khalifa has a special laser show this week themed for the occasion: you can catch it at 8pm on the 4th, 5th and 6th February.

It’s a good way to see how the Chinese celebrate New Year in Dubai.