The ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day in the UAE

The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner. If you are looking for ideas to celebrate romance and show your significant other how much you love them, here are our suggestions.

Farzi Dubai

This February, Farzi Dubai is playing cupid with a Valentine’s Day menu that is sure to make hearts flutter and taste buds tingle. The limited-edition menu, which was created by Farzi Dubai Executive Chef Gaurav Bathla, features mouth-watering appetizers such as the creamy lahori paneer tikka with flavour mash-up pesto naan, cheese stuffed mushrooms cooked on the tandoor topped with a tahini garlic cream or brand-new Andhra chicken wings mixing Southern style friend chicken with a touch of India.

For mains expect irresistible dishes such as tempered spinach curry topped with palak paneer croquettes, a Rajasthani yoghurt curry made with crispy butternut squash gnocchi and Farzi’s much-loved Afghani Pista korma and fragrant lemon chicken biryani bursting with zesty flavour.

February 14. AED179 per person. Visit the website or Instagram

Zeta Seventy Seven

The wonderful Floating Hearts Breakfast at Zeta Seventy Seven is a great way to start Valentine’s Day in style. Grab a tasty breakfast and take in the glittering Dubai skyline as you hover above the clouds. Indulge in a variety of gourmet treats and wash them down with two glasses of bubbly to celebrate romance, passion and love.

Address Beach Resort. February 10 to 14 from 9-11am. AED698 per couple. Call +9714 879 8866 and visit the website or Instagram

Address Beach Resort

If you are looking for a daytime romantic escape, experience the “Pinch of Love” Afternoon Tea in The Lounge at Address Beach Resort. With a range of taste sensations on offer, plus a tantalising selection of teas and coffees, each couple will be well looked after during their teatime ritual. For guests looking to make the day even more special, surprise your Valentine by adding a mixed flower bouquet for AED380.

February 1to 28 from 3-7pm. AED280 per set. Call +9714 879 8866 and visit the website or Instagram

Armani/Hashi

This Valentine’s Day, Armani/Hashi is welcoming you to partake in a unique culinary experience. Become a world-class gourmand and go on a voyage of exploration as you savour a seven-course seasonal meal that will take you on a multisensory tour of the culinary islands of Japan. Enjoy a modern take on traditional delicacies including a selection of sashimi, seafood dobin with truffles, exquisite Wagyu beef, caviar, lobster, and more.

February 14. 7-course degustation menu for AED749 per person. Visit the website or Instagram

W Abu Dhabi-Yas Island

Surprise your better half with a relaxing treatment at the award winning spa in W Abu Dhabi-Yas Island. Whilst your kids are letting off steam in the Kids Zone, relax and unwind with a couples massage, ‘Better Together’.

From February 13 to 19. AED999 per couple. Kids Zone: 10am-9pm. Call +9712 656 0000 and visit the website or Instagram

Santè Ria

At Sante Ria, enjoy a festive atmosphere and delectable cuisine as you celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones and create memorable memories. Experience a latino-themed date night with live music and entertainment, specialty beverages and free signature churros.

The First Collection JVC. February 14 from 6-11pm. Call +9714 275 6630 and visit the website or Instagram

Village Bistro

The Village Bistro is the ideal location to gather the whole family creating a romantic ambiance. Make the most of Valentine’s Day with this special offer: Buy 1, Get 1 free on mains and desserts.

M Floor, The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle. February 14 from 6-10pm. Call +9714 275 6621 and visit the website or Instagram

MasterChef, the TV Experience

Make this Valentine’s Day extra memorable at MasterChef, the TV Experience by indulging in a range of delectable dishes like octopus carpaccio, Australian beef tenderloin and confit duck tostadas.

Millennium Place Hotel, Dubai Marina. February 14 from 7-11pm. 3-course set menu – packages starting from AED350 per couple. Call +9714 5508 111 and visit the website or Instagram

Amara Spa

Relax with your special someone at the tranquil Ama Spa to celebrate romance and love. Start your peaceful journey with a warm foot routine, followed by a body scrub made of pink Himalayan salt and sandalwood powder and a body wrap and signature massage with AMARA oil, made from Bergamot, Sandalwood, and Myrrh essence. In addition, get a customized 60-minute facial from HydroPeptide for your skin type to round off your experience.

Dubai Creek Resort. Amara Signature Couple Journey – 3 hours – AED3,500 per couple (Body Scrub & Wrap 60 min, Amara Signature Massage 60 min & HydroPeptide Facial 60 min). Call +9714 602 1660 and visit the website or Instagram

Park Hyatt Dubai

This month of love, treat your significant other to a romantic visit to Park Hyatt Dubai and reserve a night in an Al Porto Lagoon Beach Room or Suite. A bottle of bubbly, a bottle of grape, a bouquet of flowers for the ladies, plus an incredible view of the lagoon beach and Dubai Creek are all included in this romantic staycation package.

During February. AED6,600 ++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast and a romantic dinner on the terrace once during the stay. Call +9714 602 1000 and visit the website or Instagram

Casa de Tapas

Declare your love and say ‘Te quiero’ at this charming Spanish restaurant. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day set dinner while being serenaded by a sweet duo band.

Dubai Creek Resort. February 14. 3-course dinner set menu for AED350 per person. Call +9714 205 4647 and visit the website or Instagram

Weslodge Saloon Business Bay

The award-winning restaurant will be serving on February 14 a lavish five-course feast, a glass of bubbly upon arrival, a rose for each lady, along with love-themed touches at tables, coffee, and a petit four to round things off.

Have a great start with Dibba oysters and then choose between Wagyu beef tartare teamed with harissa aioli, spiced roasted cashew nut and toasted sourdough or marinated beetroot carpaccio with pickled walnut, local cress salad and gherkin mustard dressing. For mains, expect delightful dishes such as smoked tomato risotto with burrata cream and rocket pesto and Black angus striploin with a Jerusalem artichoke puree and fondant potato.

February 14 from 7pm-12am. AED300 per person for five courses including glass of bubbly on arrival, rose for ladies as well as coffee and petit four. Call +9715 0731 9808 and visit the website or Instagram

Vespa

Enjoy a decadent Valentine’s Day dinner at Vespa, located at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, to commemorate the most romantic day of the year.

The specially crafted Valentine’s Dinner is a four-course set menu that will tempt one’s taste buds with delectable dishes such as marinated duck breast salad with balsamic glaze and mix nuts, beetroot risotto with Stracciatella cheese, basil foam and mix samurai and a succulent Angus beef fillet mignon with pistachio crusted served with white asparagus, purple potato mash and jus.

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. February 14 from 6:30pm onwards. From AED449 per couple. Call +9717 203 0000 and visit the website or Instagram

Observatory Bar & Grill

Located at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, this stunning venue is offering a romantic experience for a Valentine’s Day you won’t forget. Indulge in a sumptuous 3-course set menu specially curated for the occasion, while toasting the night away against the marvellous panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.

February 14 from 6:30-11pm. From AED650 per couple. Call +9714 319 4000 and visit the website or Instagram

Fi’lia

This superb Italian restaurant sits on the 70th floor of the SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences and is accompanied with breath-taking views of the city’s cityscape, making it an ideal setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a view.

The Valentine’s menu promises delicious dishes such as antipasti, a colourful beetroot trio with ricotta salata, orange mousse, beetroot chips, and black olives, seabass carpaccio with lemon sauce, orange, and radish served with crispy bread. For mains, indulge in soft pasta pillows of seafood Ravioli with tomato, garlic, thyme, and lemon and grilled striploin with smoked sweet potato, king oyster mushroom, cherry sauce and veal jus.

SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences. February 14 from 6:30pm-12am. From AED700 per couple, with 2 glasses of bubbles. Call +9714 607 0737 and visit the website or Instagram

Acres Grill House

The newest dining and entertainment establishment, Acres Grill House at Yas Acres Golf & Country Club, will serve a special Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14, providing the ideal setting for couples to deepen their love while enjoying a variety of beverages and the sultry sounds of a live jazz band, with spectacular views across the lush green course and its beautiful lakes.

Yas Acres Golf & Country Club. February 14 from 5 pm until late. From AED399 per couple. Call +9712 208 7222 and visit the website or Instagram

Champagne & Tea Lounge

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day High Tea package at Champagne and Tea Lounge to commemorate the beautiful day of love. Along with a variety of superb leaf teas, slow-roasted filtered rainforest coffee, fresh juice, and a glass of sparkling grape, an avant-garde tower of delectable and appealing pastries will be provided too.

Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel. February 14 from 1-6pm. AED290 per couple. Call +9714 455 1111 and visit the website or Instagram

Level 43 Sky Lounge

Valentine’s Day will be a magical at Level 43 Sky Lounge, located at the majestic Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road. Prepare yourself to experience breath-taking views, first-rate entertainment and elegant specialty blends.

Level 43 will be completely decorated in ruby red, the colour of love. Tuna tataki, jumbo garlic prawns, US striploin steak, and an irresistible gunanja chocolate strawberry cheesecake will be a few of the exquisite dishes that you can look forward to tasting. Couples will also have the option to accompany all of these delectable foods with a bottle of sparkling grape.

February 14 from 6pm onwards. Set menu + a bottle of sparkling grape for AED750 per couple. Call +9715 6414 2213 and visit the website or Instagram

 

 

 

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