1. TRE Dubai, Nassima Royal Hotel
THE DO: Have a classy dinner at TRE Dubai has a specially prepared menu and a glass of bubby for loved-up duos. Every couple will be entered in to a competition ro win a freek weekend stay at Nassima Royal Hotel inclusive of breakfast!
THE DEAL: Dhs650 per couple
2. SkyTable at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
THE DO: If money's no object, book this table with your own private chef and butler serving a special menu, while you enjoy a bunch of red roses, a cracking view and romance at high altitude.
THE DEAL: Dhs1,800 person with house grape.
INFO: 8.30pm-12midnight 12-19 Feb, 04 503 6666, accorhotels.com/sofitel-dubai
3. Afternoon Tea at Rhodes W1
THE DO: Celeb Chef Gary Rhodes is offering mini finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, homemade warm crumpets with fresh raspberries, pink and red Valentine-inspired cakes and pastries, and the finest tea in Wedgwood bone china.
THE DEAL: Dhs195 per person with hot and soft drinks, Dhs340 per person with a glass of Laurent Perrier bubbly
INFO: 2.30pm-5pm Sat 13-Sun 14 Feb, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, 04 317 6000, grosvenorhouse-dubai.com
4. A Majlis L’Amor Beach Cabana at Rixos
THE DO: Just metres from the ocean, l'amor is guaranteed with a six-course menu of oysters and caviar, scallop and carpaccio, wild mushroom soup, spiced sea bass, herb-crushed veal with lobster and chocolate mousse.
THE DEAL: Dhs2,000 per couple with soft drinks, Dhs2,600 per couple with cocktail pairing, Dhs6,600 per couple with a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal and grape pairing.
INFO: 7pm-11pm, Rixos the Palm, 04 457 5454, thepalmdubai.rixos.com
5. Salsa & Dinner at Level 43 Sky Lounge
THE DO: This Amor Y Salsa night offers a gourmet three-course meal followed by an exclusive salsa dancing experience. The menu opens with a glass of sparkling grape followed by Fine de Claire oysters, mussels and prawns. Have grilled Angus tenderloin or seared salmon for your main and raspberry chocolate cake with cranberry sauce for dessert. Salsa instructors will then take you through the basics so you're set to spin the night away.
THE DEAL: Dhs600 per couple.
: 7pm-11pm 14 Feb, Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 316 9726, firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Longines Valentine’s Day Polo Cup 2016
THE DO: Five polo teams will compete to win the coveted Longines Valentine's Day Polo Cup 2016, while brunch is served and ladies are offered luxury on-field spa treatments. If you're in a couple with kids and no babysitter, this could be your best option as there will also be a bouncy castle, face-painting and a spot of balloon modelling to keep the wee ones occupied. Child free? Stay on to dance to the resident DJ's beats at the Ippos Terrace from 6pm to 8pm.
THE DEAL: Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs565 with bubbly, Dhs110 for kids six-12 years.
: 1pm-4pm Fri 12 Feb, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, 04 361 8111, email@example.com
7. Shades The Address Marina
THE DO: Celebrate the season of love in the most romantic setting at Shades in February with views of the beautiful sunset over Dubai Marina. The chill out lounge overlooks the stunning infinity pool with views of the marina. It will be an evening filled with love as their master chef excites your senses with a perfectly crafted 5 course gastronomic menu. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable night!
THE DEAL: Prices start from Dhs592
INFO: 7pm onwards, The Address Dubai Marina
8. Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House
THE DO: Nowhere puts us in the mood for romance more than the whimsical décor of Rhodes W1. This Valentine’s, Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes serves up a limited edition five-course set menu showing his prowess. It starts with Gary’s gorgeous white tomato soup (a must-try), followed by a juicy lobster cocktail. For mains, guests can tuck into the delicious pan-fried seabass with blackberry shallots, as well as succulent roasted duck breast with caramelised turnips and buttered spinach. Last but not least is the heavenly rhubarb and custard soufflé, as light as air, and served with a refreshing rhubarb sorbet. Indeed, this is the food of love!
THE DEAL: Dhs400 per couple for five-course menu and welcome drink; Dhs275 per couple for additonal grape-pairing.
INFO: 7pm-11.30pm Sat 13-Sun 14 Feb, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, 04 317 6000, grosvenorhouse-dubai.com
9. PAX Ristorante & Lounge, Dusit Thani Dubai
THE DO: Italians have always been fond of romance, but more than that they have an immense relationship with food. Let PAX Ristorante and Lounge take your senses to the shores of Italy, from its intimate Mediterranean ambiance to its delectable menu perfect for a romantic night.
THE DEAL: Dhs800 per couple
: 7pm-12midnight, 24th Floor, Dusit Thani Dubai, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 317 4515, firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Benjarong Thai Restaurant, Dusit Thani Dubai
THE DO: Let Benjarong give you a feast fit for royalty. Its delicately crafted five-course Thai set menu for two includes an appetiser, soup, salad, main course and dessert.
THE DEAL: Dhs800 for two.
: 7pm-11.30pm, 24th Floor, Dusit Thani Dubai, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 317 4515, email@example.com
11. Al Badia Golf Club Dubai Festival City
THE DO: Love is… a moonlit picnic at Al Badia Golf Club. Escape from the city’s bustle, kick off your shoes and relax under the stars in a romantic setting amid lush surroundings. With a guitarist, fabulous food and a bottle of bubbly, you’re set to have one of the best nights of the year.
THE DEAL: Dhs580 per couple including soft drinks and one bottle of sparkling grape.
12. Anise, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
THE DO: Anise restaurant aims to revive romance over a sumptuous seafood dinner buffet with eight cooking stations. Complete the evening with some chocolate desserts.
THE DEAL: Dhs495 per couple, including soft drinks.
13. Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
THE DO: Prepare to be mesmerised as you walk into Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire and embark on a memorable four-course menu. Experience the unique kaleidoscopic cuisine compiled by the three-Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire and his award-winning team.
THE DEAL: Dhs2,000 per couple, including a glass of bubbly each.
14. Marina Social, Intercontinental Dubai Marina
THE DO: Fancy celebrating early? From 11 to 14 February you can fall in love again at Jason Atherton’s Marina Social over a six-course set menu including Perle Blanche oysters, with an additional choice of bubbles and grape.
THE DEAL: Dhs1,000 per couple; Dhs1,600 per couple including grape pairing and two glasses of bubbly.
15. Fogueira Restaurant & Lounge, Ramada Plaza JBR
THE DO: Throughout Valentine’s weekend through to Sunday, 12 to 14 February, Dubai’s first Brazilian churrascaria is offering an authentic all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue with brunch and dinner packages with a special dessert buffet. Ladies will be welcomed with a strawberry-flavoured Caipirinha and roses. During the Valentine’s Brunch and dinner there’ll be Samba dance shows and a Latin band performing, plus a raffle to win a one-night stay with breakfast at the hotel.
THE DEAL: Brunch Dhs335 per person including unlimited meat cuts and soft drinks , Dhs445 per person including unlimited meat cuts with house drinks.
: Friday brunch, 12.30pm-4pm; dinner 6.30pm to 12midnight Sat-Wed, 6.30pm-1am Thu-Fri, 35th floor, Ramada Plaza JBR, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Bahar 7, 04 439 8888, firstname.lastname@example.org
16. Zaytoun, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
THE DO: Relax with that special someone under the stars at Zaytoun and enjoy the great grills at the Mashawi barbecue dinner, served against panoramic views of the Dubai skyline.
THE DEAL: Dhs495 per couple, including soft drinks.
17. Bushman’s, Anantara The Palm
THE DO: Savour the flavours of a four-course outback-inspired menu of authentic Australian fare, with sharing starters and desserts, a plated main course, and a complimentary glass of bubbly and chocolates to be enjoyed either outdoors on the billabong terrace or inside by the fire pit.
THE DEAL: Dhs899 per couple.
18. Terra Firma Steakhouse, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
THE DO: Share some tender moments with your loved one over a three-course set menu featuring top quality steak.
THE DEAL: Dhs450 per couple.
19. Accents, Intercontinental Dubai Marina
THE DO: Guests can choose from a six-course set menu, including herb-crusted warm goats cheese, puy lentil salad, red onion compote and champagne three ways (jelly, sorbet and parfait). The courses will have a sharing element with romantic roses, macaroons, and a Polaroid snap of you both offered as a parting gift.
THE DEAL: Dhs700 per couple.
20. Brasserie Quartier, St Regis Dubai
THE DO: Enjoy a romantic five-course menu comprising modern reinterpretations of traditional French favourites. Dishes with finesse and flavour promise to get couples in the mood for romance along with a Valentine’s-themed cocktail on arrival. There are surprises in store too…
THE DEAL: Dhs550 per couple.
21. China Club, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
THE DO: The China Club is offering a romantic couples’ menu with an authentic Chinese twist, and for those wishing to send their love via courier, the Radisson Blu’s Boulevard Gourmet will let Cupid do the cooking and prepare love desserts such as heart-shaped chocolate fudge cakes, vanilla strawberry cake with chocolate, lovely raspberry red velvet cheese cake and special muffins and cookies. Guests can order for the 13 and 14 February by calling 04 205 7316.
THE DEAL: Dhs295, inclusive of soft drinks and a welcome glass of bubbly.
22. Nosh, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
THE DO: Treat your loved one to candlelight, soft music and a quiet table and indulge in a seafood bar on ice, an array of fresh salads, as well as main courses and side dishes, and finish off with a
extravaganza of all things sweet.
THE DEAL: Dhs119 including soft drinks, Dhs244 including selected house drinks.
23. Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
THE DO: Give in to Thai temptation during a night of romance at Anantara’s signature restaurant, Mekong. Indulge in a fabulous four-course set menu, including sharing starters and desserts, a plated main course and a complimentary glass of bubbly each, plus a box of chocolates.
THE DEAL: Dhs899 per couple.
24. Asado, The Palace Downtown Dubai
THE DO: To share the love throughout the month of February, couples can enjoy 15 per cent off their total bill when ordering a three-course a la carte meal. Alternatively, Asado is serving a four-course set menu featuring succulent seafood and beef.
THE DEAL: Set menu Dhs749 per couple, including welcome drink.
: 6.30pm-11.30pm, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 04 428 7806, email@example.com
25. Imperium, Jumeirah , Zabeel Saray
THE DO: Experience the ultimate Valentine’s-themed indulgent buffet at the opulent Imperium restaurant complete with live music and romantic giveaways, including a rose for the lady!
THE DEAL: Dhs350 per person, buffet only, Dhs450 per person inclusive of buffet and drinks.
26. YNot, Intercontinental Dubai Marina
THE DO: Guests can choose four items including lobster Thermidor with fennel and orange, strawberry pavlova and liquorice crème patisserie from a Valentine’s Day blackboard with grape recommendations and special prices for premium bubbly.
THE DEAL: Dhs300 per couple.
27. Valentine’s at Prego’s, Media Rotana
THE DO: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the romantic setting of contemporary Italian restaurant Prego’s, which is serving a special four-course set menu, with a glass of bubbly and live entertainment.
THE DEAL: Dhs599 per couple.
28. Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai
THE DO: Throughout February at Thiptara, ladies in red who dine with their loved one will have a chance to enjoy a main course with their compliments. On the Valentine’s weekend itself, a Thai-themed four-course meal, a bottle of bubbly, a single rose and decadent chocolate awaits in a truly magical setting.
THE DEAL: Dhs1,100 per couple, including a bottle of bubbly during Valentine’s weekend, 12 to 14 February.
: 6pm-11.30pm, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 04 428 7806, firstname.lastname@example.org
29. Teatro Restaurant, Towers Rotana
THE DO: Teatro’s chefs have devised a four-course set menu to offer within the restaurant’s cosy atmosphere that promises to tantalise your taste buds and ignite the rest of your senses.
THE DEAL: Dhs375 per person including a welcome glass of bubbly.
: Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 312 2201, email@example.com
30. Tre, Nassima Royal Hotel
THE DO: Tre has created a bespoke Valentine’s menu and is offering diners a glass of bubbly upon arrival. Plus, one lucky duo will also win a weekend stay at Nassima Royal Hotel.
THE DEAL: Dhs650.
: 7pm-12midnight, Nassima Royal Hotel, 50th floor, Plot 49 Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre District, 052 645 0609, firstname.lastname@example.org
31. American Classics at J&G Steakhouse, St Regis Dubai
THE DO: J&G Steakhouse is spoiling guests on 14 February with a delicious five-course meal of reimagined American steakhouse classics. The sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere makes for the perfect place to celebrate in style. From the complimentary Valentine’s cocktail upon arrival, all the way through to dessert, this menu promises to appeal to all palates. If you have a glam outfit that includes an elasticated waistband, this is the place to wear it!
THE DEAL: Dhs650 per couple.
Ahlan!’s Abu Dhabi Valentine’s Day Pick
An Italian Valentine’s At Circo Restaurant
THE DO: Say ‘ti amo’ to your special someone over a five-course set menu with the romantic views of the marina filling your hearts with love. Awwww!
THE DEAL: Dhs520++ per couple.
: 7pm-11.30pm, InterContinental Abu Dhabi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463, email email@example.com
Get a Room!
Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah
THE DO: This the perfect getaway for those searching for a secluded beach resort with multiple pools and breath-taking views of the sea and mountains. The Valentine’s package includes accommodation in a deluxe room, in-room continental breakfast for two, a three-course dinner for two at Grand Bleu restaurant by the beach and extra Valentine’s surprises.
THE DEAL: From Dhs900 ++.
INFO: Available 11-14 Feb, dinner 6pm-11.30pm, Dibba, Fujairah, 09 244 9700, firstname.lastname@example.org, radissonblu.com/resort-fujairah
Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
THE DO: This gorgeous retreat is offering three special packages this Valentine’s Day. The Dhs799 deal includes your room, a bottle of vino, chocolate-dipped fruit, a spa bath, bed décor and a sparkling breakfast. For Dhs999 you get an additional four-course dinner, and for Dhs1,399 you get a five-course moonlit dinner on the beach, plus bubbly, and a round of drinks in Astros bar.
THE DEAL: From Dhs799.
Valentine’s Moments at Jumeirah , Zabeel Saray
THE DO: Fancy staying in the five-bedroom Royal Residence? Zabeel Saray’s Valentine’s Moment package includes one night’s stay in the Royal Residence with in-room breakfast, a five-course set menu complemented with five corresponding house grapes, also in your room, a bottle of premium French bubbly, 50 red roses, up to five hours in Talise Ottoman Spa in your own private couples’ room and private limousine transfers within Dubai.
THE DEAL: Dhs55,555 per room per night (promo code: Valentine2016).
The Ultimate Romantic Valentine’s Experience at St Regis
THE DO: The St Regis Dubai has an extravagant two-night romantic getaway for one couple only in its signature Imperial Suite, inclusive of a helicopter ride, a couple’s massage, two romantic five-course dinners and an incredible afternoon tea ritual. Plus, the lady will receive distinctive gifts. If the price rules you out, opt instead for the two-night Dhs2,000 Valentine Getaway package, including a dozen roses and in-room breakfast.
THE DEAL: Dhs140,216.
: This two-night stay is valid 12-16 February, The. St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, 04 4 355 544, email@example.com