Treat yo’self… or your loved ones, with Ahlan!'s special selection of Valentine’s Day deals in the UAE
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Abu Dhabi's99 Sushi Bar has gone all out this Valentine’s Day, offering a special gourmet nine-course menu. Couples will have the time of their lives feasting on the Japanese delicacies like Capu Miso Soup, Tiger Prawn Tempura, Gunkan Nigiri and the like in a chic urban setting. Also, one can have bubbles to deliciously wash it all down. 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant is a must try for couples madly in love with Japanese cuisine (and of course each other).
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 8pm to midnight, Dhs999 per couple, The Galleria, Four Seasons – Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 672 3333, 99sushibar.com
Food lovers can plan a perfect dining experience at Anantara The Palm's signature restaurants, Mekong or Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar. With rustic décor and a glimpse of the shoreline, Mekong is a perfect spot to savour great Asian food. Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar is the typical Australian fine dining spot and if your beloved is a meat lover, this is the right place to relish your favourites. Who wouldn’t want to revitalise the romance with a nice evening, tasty food and beach view? INFO: Dhs945 per couple at Mekong and Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar, to book call 04 567 8304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, dubai-palm.anantara.com
Are you looking for a fun evening of music, dance, dinner and drinks? 360° is the answer! You and your partner can have an unforgettable evening treating yourselves to a scrumptious three course dinner and tapping your feet to the music by a live DJ. And this one is for the view-lovin-peeps: as the name goes by, 360° offers a majestic view of the city, so what are you waiting for?
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 5pm-11pm, Three-Course Dining Experience Dhs 360 per couple including a bottle of bubbles followed by a mixed drink per person at the rooftop bar Dhs 720 per couple including a bottle of bubbles followed by a mixed drink per person at the rooftop bar Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 04 432 3232, jumeirah.com
If you are all about fine dining and scenic views, head to the terrace on level 42 at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. These guys are offering a five course dinner in a romantic setting overlooking the scenic view of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. What more, a harpist would be playing romantic melodies throughout the evening. Dreamy, isn’t it?
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 7pm-12am, Dhs 4,500 per couple, The terrace on level 42, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, 04 405 2703, shangri-la.com
If you don’t want to take any chances, stick to the classic At.mosphere. You will experience culinary delights crafted carefully for the Valentine’s Day special, ‘His & Her’ menu. At.mosphere is also offering breakfast, lunch and hi-tea for power couples who would want to sneak out from their workplaces to spend quality time with each other. Guests will also be welcomed with a complimentary sweet treat by At.mosphere.
INFO: Wed & Thurs 14 & 15 Feb, Dinner: from 6pm until 12am, Lunch: 12:30pm until 4pm; Lounge – High Tea: 12:00pm to 4:30pm. ‘HIS & HER’ Valentine’s special dinner menu – Dhs 750 per person for non-window tables and Dhs 950 per person for window tables, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3828, atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
If you want a beachy Valentines this year, look no further and head to Azure Beach. Crazy Love Brunch at Azure Beach would be the best way for couples who want to enjoy mouthwatering food and breathe in the fresh sea breeze. With relaxed lounging spaces, and upbeat music, make your partner fall in love with you all over again making the serene Arabian Gulf as the backdrop of your fairy tale.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 1pm-4pm, Dhs 345 & Dhs 425 (depending on the drinks). 04 342 1924 azure-beach.com
Mark the Valentine’s Day in style at Cavalli Club watching the special Cabaret Show and enjoying live entertainment over unlimited starters and heavenly Italian food. The night 'Amore' offers Cavalli Brunch complete with upbeat music, food, drinks, and special surprises throughout the meal as you dine. A complete entertainment package? For sure!
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 8.30pm – midnight (Party until 3am), Dhs 375 per person (premium beverages and soft drinks), Cavalli Club, 04 332 9260, dubai.cavalliclub.com
Have a sweet tooth? Catch 22’s Red Lava Lova would satisfy it to bits! Inspired by the day of love, Red Lava Lova is actually a red velvet molten lava cake with a fresh fruity twist. There’s more to it than that and all of it is sweetly PAMPERING. So pamper your loved one and try the new sweet treat at Catch 22.
INFO: Red Lava Lova for Dhs 48, Catch 22, The Beach Mall, JBR, Dubai, 04 424 3057, catch22.ae
Desert Palm Hotel has infused art, music and food altogether for a breath taking experience for lovers. Couples can watch the exhilarating ballet performance of one of the world’s renowned ballerinas, Mara Galeazzi, over a gourmet dinner at the huge 300 seating dinner theatre laid out under the stars. How romantic!
INFO: Thurs & Fri 15 & 16 Feb, 7pm-11.30pm, Ticket prices: Dhs 750 for Gold seating, Dhs 850 for Platinum seating, and Premium Seating on offer at Dhs 1,000, Desert Palm Resort and Hotel, Dubai, 04 323 8888, desertpalm.ae
Meat lovers in love with each other? Dash out to The Capital Grill, the award winning steak house, at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. They are offering a delicious five course meaty meal with irresistible prices in an equally irresistible setting.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 7pm onwards, Dhs 250 per person (Includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and a red rose for ladies), Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, 02 698 8137, dusit.com
Drift Beach offers a perfect getaway for couples looking for a quiet and cosy date. With the beach’s tranquil views and beautiful lanterns all around, loose yourselves into each other and talk your heart out over lobsters, caviar and oysters served on ice. You and your significant other can have dishes from Drift’s signature restaurant. And not to forget, the romantic numbers on a saxophone will add to the mood.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, A la Carte Menu available for Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner, One&Only Royal Mirage, 04 315 2200, driftbeachdubai.com.
Book a date for you and your love bird at the Hakkasan, Dubai. Have a lovely date night in a perfectly romantic setting at Hakkasan’s dining room or you can have a table for two under the stars at the secluded terrace of the restaurant. Feast over a Valentine’s Day Special Cantonese Menu and let your senses be Wow-ed!
Dim lit romantic setting and comfy lounging nooks, make the most of your Valentine at Seagrill, enjoying the scrumptious Mediterranean treats and tantalizing your taste buds. Have a hearty four course set menu, starting with salmon and caviar, moving on to pan seared scallops, seabass or beef tenderloin before finishing with an ultra-rich red velvet cheesecake with fruit jelly to share. Want to capture the memory of your evening together forever? Worry not, polaroid pictures will be provided. Also, a rose for the lady, so they have got you all covered.
Katana has planned to keep you entertained in every way this Valentines. There’s alot going on at Katana's on the day of love. From swing night and a romantic six course dinner to the record- breaking Burj Khalifa light show and a traditional dragon dance, you and SO would have the time of your lives.
INFO: Various events from 7-16 Feb, Dubai Fountain Roundabout, Downtown Dubai, 04 277 8808, katana-dubai.com
PhotoLuke Garlick 2015
The signature heart-shaped sushi rolls along with a carefully curated Valentine’s Day Menu, Katsuya is offering a memorable star lit evening for couples this year. Dine over Japanese delicacies in a starlit outdoor setting, hand in hand with the love of your life. A sweet end to your evening? Katsuya will be offering a surprise limited edition desert inspired by the month of love.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 12pm-1am, Dhs 550 for two, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, 04 419 0676, katsuyarestaurant.com
Sweep your partner off her feet by taking her toMarina Social. With a spectacular view of the waterfront, a modern décor and great food, you’ll surely become her Super-Man. Special treat: an embossed gift by Aspinal of London. Yay!
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, DHS 1195 per couple with drink on arrival, Level 1 InterContinental Dubai Marina, 04 446 6664, marinasocialdubai.com
McGettigan’s is your place to be if you are planning to have a delicious Irish meal, drinks and a naturally romantic setting to top it all off. The pretty Irish bar at Souk Madinat is a picture- perfect venue for celebrating the special day with your loved one and capturing the moments into amazing snaps.
This one’s for the lebanese food lovers! Al Nafoorah is bound to make your Valentine's Day better and better with its authentic lebanese four course set menu along with a live Arabic band playing romantic Arabian tunes. Nafoorah’s specialty mezze and charcoal-grilled mains will surely overwhelm your taste buds leaving you craving for more.
Pie Thai is offering a mesmerizing date night. Starting with a boat ride, abra boat will be taking you to the restaurant where you will be seated with the scenic views of Madinat’s waterways. Comfortably seated, you will then be treated with the most flavorsome and authentic Thai dishes. A special Valentine’s Day entertainment by the famous Thai dancer-Wanthakan, is also in line.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 6pm onwards, GOLD-Dhs 1,500 per couple, SILVER- Dhs 1,000 per couple (Regular a la carte also available), Al Qasr Hotel and Resort, Dubai, 04 432 3232, jumeirah.com
PhotoMandy Toh Photography
Let’s move on to good ol’ American food. P&B is offering the heartiest and messiest comfort food this Valentine’s Day. PERRY & BLACKWELDER'S Original Smokehouse will not fail to impress you with their mind blowing ribs and juicy steaks. If you are not the hearts-and- flowers-type but still in the celebratory mood, head over to P&B, they haven’t made a big affair out of it.
Whisk away your loved one by booking a table at the picturesque PierChic. Dubai’s most famous ‘over-the-water’ dining destination, PierChic is a must-gastronomical -heaven-to-be on this special day. Dress up in your evening best and prepare to get blown away by the visual and gastronomical treats.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 6pm onwards, Gold – Dhs 5,800 per couple, Silver – Dhs 3,200 per couple, Bronze – Dhs 2,500 per couple, Food only – Dhs 1,800 per couple, Al Qasr Hotel and Resort, Dubai, 04 432 3232, pierchic.com
Panoramic views of the polo fields and fine dining over gourmet food, Palermo is also offering a sparkling glass of grape on arrival. Fine meat cuts, scrumptious seafood and other delicacies will add the extra punch to your already romantic evening at Palermo.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Dhs 299 per couple, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, 04 888 3444, poloclubdubai.com
Book a table at Ranches and get the pleasure of seeing that awe-struck look on your significant other’s face. Ranches has planned it all out for you, a culinary heaven amongst the best romantic setting in town. With a glass of bubbles on arrival and the sensuous tunes of the saxophone is the background, your SO would feel the luckiest to have you.
INFO: Wed 14 Feb, 6pm-10pm, Dhs 395 per couple, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, 04 888 3444, arabianranchesgolf.ae