101 Of The Best Valentine's Day Eats In The UAE

Whether you're on a budget or after a blow-out, we've got you covered!
ByJasmine BandaliFriday , 06 February 2015
101 Of The Best Valentine's Day Eats In The UAE
Boardwalk at the Emirates Golf Club

UNDER Dhs150 PER PERSON

Boardwalk
Where: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
The deal: A romantic five-course meal under the stars awaits - and having children doesn’t need to dampen the romance, with those aged one to eight looked after in a separate Kids’ Zone facility for just Dhs45 for three hours and their meal thrown in for free.
How much? Dhs260 with welcome drink, Dhs720 with Italian bubbles per couple
INFO: 04 295 6000, creekdining@dubaigolf.com

Panorama
Where: Emirates Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
The deal: A four-course set menu, featuring delights such as the ‘Lady Godiva’ fillet of salmon and hammour with a duo of pimento sauce and the ‘Cupid’s Arrow’ desserts of tiramisu or strawberry cheesecake. Includes a rose and a box of chocolates for the lady.
How much? Dhs300 per couple
INFO: 7pm, 04 323 0000, www.emiratesgrandhotel.com

Bundoo Khan
Where?  Ramada Hotel & Suites Ras Al Khaimah
The deal: The luxury boutique hotel’s three-course menu includes a vast range of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, including pan roasted sea bass and comforting roast chicken with rosemary potatoes.
How much? Dhs125 per person
INFO: 7pm, 07 205 8888, www.ramada.com

UBK
Where: Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
The deal: A two-course set menu is on offer, including crab tortellini or wild mushroom risotto with two glasses of grape or bubbly. If you’re a singleton, this is also the venue for you, offering all-you-can-eat bites of comfort food such as burgers and bangers and mash all day long and half-litre cocktails for just Dhs65.
How much? Dhs150 for couples, Dhs125 for all you can eat, Dhs145 for all you can eat with soft drinks, Dhs150 per person for all-you-can-drink package.
INFO: 04 438 0000, www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Urbano 
Where: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
The deal: Located at the heart of Downtown and beneath Burj Khalifa and just over the dancing fountains, Urbano offers lovebirds a set menu of delicious Italian fare designed for two.
How much? Dhs250 per couple
INFO: 04 435 5777, www.urbanorestaurants.com

Fümé
Where? Pier 7, Dubai Marina
The deal: Couples are invited to an oysters and bubbly table for two, which includes six fines de claire oysters with sherry vinegar, (or one succulent cold house-smoked salmon), a bottle of Italian bubbly and a bouquet of flowers.
How much? Dhs300 per couple.
INFO: 04 421 5669, info@fume-eatery.com

Dhs151-300 PER PERSON

Terra Firma
Where: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
The deal: A fine four-course steak dinner is on the menu with live entertainment courtesy of a Broadway pianist so you can sway and dance all those calories off post-meal!
How much? Dhs550 per couple (food only)
INFO: 7pm-11pm, 04 701 1127/28, www.diningdfc.com

Tribeca
Where? JA Oceanview Hotel, The Walk, JBR
The deal: If you’re looking for somewhere new and impressively boho – and you want your Food of Love to be super-healthy – this NY-meets-the-Med eatery is the perfect spot. Like the venue, their Valentine’s offering is fashionably low-key, with the usual high-end organic fare complimented with a glass of similarly organic red or white for the ladies.
How much? Dhs320 per couple (food only)
INFO: 050 345 6067, reservations@tribeca.ae

Sicilia
Where: Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
The deal: No-one does romance the way the Italians do - and just to prove it, the menu on offer here is sure to start the night off with a bang with smoked red sea bream Carpaccio and tortelli with black truffles among some of the dishes on offer. 
How much? Dhs229 with soft drinks, Dhs349 with house drinks per person
INFO: 04 444 5613, dine.ibnbattuta@moevenpick.com, www.moevenpick-hotels.com



Emporio Armani Caffe
Where: The Dubai Mall and The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
The deal: A chic three-course Italian-inspired set menu of dishes such as warm Seabass Carpaccio, ravioli with parmesan cream and a light a fruity Pannacotta to end. Includes welcome mocktail upon arrival.
How much? Dhs500 per couple
INFO: The Dubai Mall 04 339 8396, The Galleria Al Maryah Island 02 676 6995

Nosh
Where: Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
The deal: If a sit down dinner isn’t your thing and you prefer to graze, the buffet spread on offer here with several salads, roast meats and themed bites will be right up your street. Come dressed with a splash of red and you’ll also stand the chance of winning a two-night stay at the hotel with breakfast.
How much? Dhs300 with soft drinks, Dhs428 with bubbly per couple
INFO: 6.30pm-10.30pm, 04 438 0000, www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Radisson Blu Dubai Creek
Where: Deira, Dubai
The deal: A lavish romantic buffet that you can take the whole fam to is ideal for couples that can’t leave the kids at home and there are three different packages to choose from, all at a bargain price.
How much? Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs245 with house drinks, Dhs295 with house bubbles per person, kids 4-12, Dhs85, under 4s eat free
INFO: 04 222 7171, www.radissonblu.com



Al Mansour Dhow
Where: Dubai Creek
The deal: This family offering allows you to soak in the views of the creek while aboard a traditional dhow cruise that features a vast range of menu options the whole family can enjoy, for a modern Valentine’s with a traditional touch.
How much? Dhs225 with soft drinks, Dhs265 with house drinks, Dhs295 with bubbly, per person Dhs110 kids aged four-12, under-fours eat free
INFO: 04 222 7171, www.radissonblu.com 

Safina Restaurant
Where: Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi
The deal: A four-course menu to tantalise the taste buds, including oysters served with elderflower foam and scallops with tamarind, purple cauliflower, smoked duck chips and goji berries. You might be full, but don’t miss the rose strawberry chocolate fountain!
How much? Dhs399, or Dhs529 with a welcome glass of bubbly, per couple
INFO: 02 656 3500, safina@saadiyatbeachclub.ae

El Sur
Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
The deal: Make like the Spanish and say ‘te amo’ in style with a three-course meal of Spanish favourites and a selection of sharing starters. Ladies will get a rose upon arrival, good food and candlelit conversation. On 14 February, indulge in El Sur’s Valentine’s Day chef’s menu featuring modern Latin bites served with flair. 
How much? Dhs245 per person for food, Dhs890 per couple including a bottle of sparkling rosé
INFO: 04 399 7700, www.elsurdubai.com

Almaz by Momo
Where: The Walk, JBR, Harvey Nichols Mall of Emirates, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi
The deal: This low key yet fabulous Moroccan restaurant are offering four courses of authentic dishes, including a hot starter, cold starter, main course, dessert and Moroccan tea and a complimentary gift for the lady.
How much? Dhs500 per couple
INFO: The Walk, JBR 04 551 6247, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, 04 409 8877, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi 02 676 7702

Caramel
Where: DIFC Dubai and St. Regis Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
The deal: The perpetually packed A-list hotspot's Valentine's menu includes their delicious CAB beef tenderloin among other American delights.
How much? Dhs399 per couple
INFO: 8-14 Feb, Dubai 04 425 6677, Abu Dhabi 02 678 3344, www.caramelgroup.com

Delphine Restaurant and Bar
Where? The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
The deal: A four-course menu including fish and meat courses of Red Mullet with poached oysters and veal and morels. Live Jazz and Swing entertainment is sure to get you in the groove!
How much? Dhs590 per couple with mocktails or Dhs990 with a bottle of bubbly
INFO: 7pm-11.30pm, 04 501 8623

Wheeler’s of St James 
Where: Gate Village, DIFC
The deal: A five-course menu devised by the critically acclaimed Marco Pierre White will include seared scallops, red grape poached halibut and beef tenderloin, plus a welcome Bellini cocktail upon arrival.
How much? Dhs575 per couple
INFO: 04 386 0899, www.wheelersdubai.com

Media Rotana
Where? Tecom, Dubai
The deal:  While Channels are laying on a full-on buffet spread, Prego’s are laying on a four-course set menu with a welcome glass of bubbly to romance you in true Italian style. To extend a night of amorous feelings, the hotel are also offering a ‘Romantic Package’ for two which includes a one night stay in a Classic room, breakfast in bed, a bottle of bubby, 30 minute massages, VIP amenities and late check-out.
How much? Channels buffet Dhs250 per person, Prego four-course meal Dhs399 per person, Romantic Package from Dhs750 per person.
INFO: 04 435 0440, www.rotana.com

Barocco
Where: Royal Rose Abu Dhabi
The deal: Decadent treats like foie gras and lobster make up this lavish seven course menu, finished off with raspberry ice souffle among other sweet endings and a red rose for the lady.
How much? Dhs444 including welcome mocktails per couple
INFO: 6.30pm-11.30pm, 02 672 4000

Cravin’ Cajun
Where? Novotel Dubai, Al Barsha
The deal: An all-day offering of authentic dishes from Louisiana, with a brunch and set dinner menu on offer. Signature creole dishes such as chicken gumbo, seafood jambalaya, shrimp ettoufe and chicken with waffles are an offer, while a live Jazz band provide the perfect soundtrack.
How much? Dhs200 without drinks, Dhs400 with for both offerings, dinner also available on Fri 13 Feb
INFO: 04 304 9174, h6535-fb@accor.com

Cafe Habana
Where: Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
The deal: The three-course menu includes lobster ceviche, grilled fillet steak and a delectable trio of desserts.
How much? Dhs550 per couple with a bottle of house grape or cocktail pitcher
INFO: 04 422 2620, www.habana-dubai.com

GQ Bar
Where: JW Marriott Marquis
The deal: This playful five-course menu represents each step in the game of love, including ‘The Icebreaker’ Arcachon Oyster fines de claires with lemon caviar and sea weed and ‘The Reel-in’; a steak Wellington.
How much? Starts at Dhs180 per person with accompanying beverage packages ranging from Dhs250 to Dhs700 per person
INFO: 04 321 4541, www.gqbardubai.com



Chez Sushi
Where: Al Wasl, Dubai Marina, Business Bay
The deal: Sushi lovers who want to keep it casual should visit one of this eatery’s three locations with a fab special offer of buy one custom roll; get the second one on the house. Valid for couples only.
How much? On consumption
INFO: 6pm-12 midnight, dine-in or take away, 800-78744, www.chezsushi.com

The Green Spices
Where: Sofitel Downtown Dubai
The deal: A seven-course menu allows you to celebrate the season of love with your nearest and dearest, family style.
How much? Dhs395 (food only), Dhs495 including a bottle of house grape, Dhs795 including French fizz, per couple
INFO: 04 503 6115, www.sofitel.com

Dhs300+ PER PERSON

Zero Gravity
Where: Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina
The deal: Choose from either a beach table package or an intimate dinner in a private cabana where you can enjoy a set four-course dinner, accompanied by regular or pink bubbles and the option of taking advantage of a special rate on couples’ beach passes.
How much? Dhs1,999 beach table, Dhs2,499 private cabana, Dhs250 beach pass (includes Dhs75 voucher for food and drinks) per couple
INFO: 04 399 0009, www.0-gravity.ae

Sontaya
Where: St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
The deal: The award-winning Southeast Asian restaurant are offering two deals; one with a set menu including live entertainment, and a more intimate experience at the Sontaya Bar and Lounge. A limited number of tables will be set overlooking the shimmering pools, serving up a candlelit experience of the set menu, complete with pink bubbles and a Bose speaker for your iPod so you can set the mood.
How much? Dhs350 per person for option 1, Dhs2,000 per table for option 2
INFO: 02 498 8888, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com

Karma Kafé
Where: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
The deal: A six-course tasting menu including dishes of butter chicken with nori gnocchi and lava prawns, teamed with magical fountain and Burj Khalifa views, plus a glass of bubbly upon arrival.
How much? Dhs495 per person
INFO: 04 423 0909, info@karmakafe.comwww.karma-kafe.com

Pierchic
Where: Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
The deal: A set menu of Pierchic’s signature seafood dishes with matched grape and a surprise gift for her.
How much? Dhs2500 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Provedore
Where: Sunset Mall, Dubai
The deal: The romantic four course menu includes starters of cured beef rolled with wild rocca, milk fed veal medallion and vanilla millefeuille.
How much? Dhs499 per couple
INFO: 04 321 5111, www.provedore.ae

Rivington Bar and Grill
Where:
Souk Madinat Jumeriah, Dubai
The deal: Make this Valentine’s Day a special one with a three course set menu including a glass of sparkling grape at the Rivi for low key romance with great British fare.
How much? Dhs350 per person
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.rivingtongrill.ae

RIVA Beach Club
Where: The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The deal: A three course menu inspired by the Med includes pistachio crusted foie gras with caramelised pears and balsamic and lemon soufflé with vanilla cream. After dinner head to the shish terrace for a fragrant end to the evening.
How much? Dhs550 per couple
INFO: 04 430 9466, reservations@riva-beach.com

Pai Thai
Where: Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
The deal: A private dinner in the Thai restaurant’s gardens with floating candles in the pools, a dedicated waiter, four course set menu and unlimited drinks.
How much? Dhs5,000 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com 

Asia de Cuba
Where: Nation Riviera, St Regis, Abu Dhabi
The deal: A four-course set menu with a welcome Bellini includes signatures such as Casabe cakes of guava with barbecued veal and onion mojo and Wagyu Filet Steak with Crispy Chipotle Soy Potatoes and Fresh Hearts of Palm Salad. Ladies receive a single long-stem rose on departure.
How much? Dhs800 per couple
INFO: 02 699 3333, reservationsabudhabi@asiadecuba.com

Shimmers
Where: Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
The deal: A set menu served on the beach under the stars, following a welcome glass of sparking grape.
How much? Dhs1400 couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

At.mosphere
Where: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
The deal: A sumptuos menu of luxurious delights including foie gras, lobster and caviar with the epitome of the city's views takes Valentine's romance to the highest of heights.
How much? Dhs4500 per couple including rose grape pairing with a window table.
INFO: 04 488 3444, www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
 

Alta Badia
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
The deal: Located on the 50th floor, the panoramic views of Dubai make for a spectacular backdrop for the romantic set menu of Italian dishes ahead.
How much? Dhs900 per couple including welcome glass of fizz
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Toshi
Where: Grand Millennium, Al Barsha 1, Sheikh Zayed Road
The deal: A gastronomic package featuring flavours from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and China are on the menu, which teamed with fabulous views of Dubai’s skyline and a photograph of the couple to cherish as a memento makes this an unforgettable Valentine’s.
How much? Dhs499 per person, Dhs699 per person including grape and bubbly
INFO: 04 429 9999, www.grandmillenniumdubai.com

Reform Social & Grill
Where:
The Lakes Club, Dubai
The deal: Five course tasting menu including Angus tenderloin with lobster and strawberry shortcake. Welcome cocktail included.
How much? Dhs345 per person
INFO: 04 375 0324, www.reformsocialgrill.ae

Zheng He’s
Where:
Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
The deal:  A Chinese feast on the Madinat’s waterways with views over the Burj al Arab. Includes a set menu of signature Chinese cuisine and a welcome glass of sparkling grape.
How much? Dhs900 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Social by Heinz Beck
Where: Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah
The deal: A six-course menu from the Michelin-starred chef includes scampi tartare, black cod and veal with black truffles.
How much? Dhs650 per person with soft drnks or Dhs2200 per couple with grape pairing or a bottle of bubbly.
INFO: 04 818 2222, waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

Trader Vics
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
The deal: This a la carte offering includes sharing bites of beef cho cho, chicken satay, mini duck rolls and steamed seafood dumplings, a special Chateaubriand that is carved tableside and the decadent grilled seafood platter, comprising jumbo prawns, salmon, sea bass with saffron beurre blanc and lobster tail. Compliment the meal with an exotic concoction such as the ‘Tiki Giggles’ and ‘Pupule Love’.
How much? A la carte
INFO: 04 366 5646, tradervicsmadinat@rmalhospitality.ae

55 & 5th, The Grill
Where: St Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
The deal: The bespoke six-course set menu will come with Moulin Rouge-style entertainment, with performances of dances including the charleston, can-can, acrobalance and feather burlesque. The best-dressed couple will also win a meal for two.
How much? Dhs650 per person
INFO: 02 498 8888, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com

Asia Asia
Where:
Pier 7, Dubai Marina
The deal: A five-course tasting menu that takes you on a culinary journey of the ancient spice route, including dishes of Japanese scallops with chilli mentaiko, sweet and spicy beef teriyaki, rose crème brûlée and a welcome glass of bubbly to whet the appetite.
How much? Dhs395 per person
INFO: 04 276 5900, www.asia-asia.com

The Rib Room
Where? Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah
The deal: A ‘Loch Fyne Seafood’ themed four-course Valentine’s set menu in this new establishment includes a glass of bubbly and a rose.
How much? Dhs800 per person
INFO: 04 453 0444, JZSrestaurants@jumeirah.com

Seafire
Where: Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
The deal: Enjoy a candlelit dinner with the special menu created by Chef John, which includes lobster bisque, Chilean seabass and Hershey's molten black forest cake. A live Jazz band and rose adds to the roantic ambience.
How much? Dhs595 per person including a welcome glass of bubbly.
INFO: 04 426 2626, www.atlantisthepalm.com

Maui Beach Bar
Where? Sofitel, The Palm
The deal: Enjoy a romantic Valentine's in a private beach cabana, with a candlelit three-course set menu and a bottle of sparkling grape.
How much? Dhs1200 per couple
INFO: 04 455 6677, www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

Imperium
Where? Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah
The deal: Experience the ultimate ‘Angel and Devil’ themed indulgent Valentine’s buffet at the opulent Imperium restaurant, chock-full of international and French fare.
How much? Dhs490 per person including drinks and bubbly
INFO: 04 453 0444, JZSrestaurants@jumeirah.com

Pullman Dubai
Where: Deira City Centre, Dubai
The deal: Five courses full of foods that stimulate amorous feelings including oysters and chocolate are on the menu and you can make a night or weekend of it too with one and two night stays including breakfast, available on request.
How much? Dhs699 for dinner including half bottle of bubbly, Dhs999 including one night stay, Dhs1,398 for two nights, per couple
INFO: 04 603 8201 for dinner, h2022-fb2@accor.com, 04 603 8555 for room reservations, h2022@accor.com

China Grill
Where?
 The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
The deal: A whopping 14 dishes to share, comprised of signatures such as salt and pepper soft shell crab, barbecued pulled lamb in steam buns and bananas in a box, make up an indulgent package in the coolest of surroundings.
How much? Dhs695 per couple with soft drinks, Dhs1195 per couple with bubbly
INFO: 04 511 7333, www.chinagrilldubai.com

Lalezar
Where? Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah
The deal: An authentic culinary journey, with an array of Turkish cuisine complimented by cellared grape from the hills of Antalya and traditional Samovar-brewed tea and Turkish coffee.
How much? Dhs900 per couple
INFO: 04 453 0444, JZSrestaurants@jumeirah.com

REVO
Where?
 Desert Palm Retreat, Al Awir Road
The deal: A special pop-up theatrical dining experience, with modern cooking techniques combined with molecular gastronomy courtesy of culinary genius chef Ray Taylor. A glass of pink bubbles and molecular cocktails complete the experience.
How much? Dhs595 per person
INFO: 04 323 8888, www.desertpalm.peraquum.com

The Ivy
Where:
The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
The deal: Celebrate Valentine’s with a choice of a seven course degustation menu or a three course full dinner, to treat that special someone, A-list style.
How much? Dhs499 for either menu and unlimited soft drinks, Dhs799 for either menu with unlimited house drinks, Dhs899 for either menu with unlimited bubbly, fine grape and house drinks, Dhs999 for either menu with Moët & Chandon, Rosé  and fine grape
INFO: 04 319 8767, www.jumeirah.com

Gaucho
Where: Gate Village, DIFC
The deal: A four course truffle inspired menu includes delicate asparagus soup with a truffle and parmesan tuile and veal cheek ravioli with truffle cream. Authentic signature dishes will also be available. For an extra charge you can also experience a grape tasting menu which has been expertly crafted to compliment the dishes.
How much? Dhs495 per person for food, Dhs258 grape tasting menu
INFO: 04 422 7898, dubai@gauchorestaurants.co.uk

Rib Room
Where:
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
The deal: A set menu of Rib Room favourites with a glass of sparkling grape each. Request one of the deep leather booths to give your meal a private touch.
How much? Dhs700 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Porterhouse
Where?
 Sofitel, The Palm
The deal: The award-winning steakhouse is serving up a glass of bubbly before a delicious five-course set menu of grilled delights from start to finish, with the Gratin ‘Gillardeau’ oyster Rockefeller amuse-bouche bouche to the ‘250 days grain fed US prime’ tenderloin main course.
How much? Dhs750 per couple
INFO: 04 455 6677, www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

Moana
Where?
 Sofitel, The Palm
The deal: A multi-sensory four-course experience, with a vast array of marine delights such as hand-carved smoked Balik salmon. A glass of welcome bubbly will whet the appetite.
How much? Dhs750 per couple
INFO: 04 455 6677, www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

The Red Grill
Where: Sofitel Downtown Dubai
The deal: Enjoy a romantic, intimate, candlelit evening complete with live performances and ‘love’ themed food, over a three course romance set menu including a delicious glass of bubbly.
How much? Dhs595 (food only), Dhs695 with a bottle of grape, Dhs795 including a bottle of bubbly per couple
INFO: 04 503 6115, www.sofitel.com

La Parrilla
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The deal: An evening of Latin passion, with traditional entertainment, music and a set menu, and a special gift for the lady.
How much? Dhs900 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Carnevale
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The deal: A set menu of delicious Italian classics in Venetian surroundings for the perfect Valentine’s escape.
How much? Dhs700 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

BOA
Where: Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Abu Dhabi
The deal: The celeb-endorsed steakhouse’s three-course set menu for lovers includes delights such as Seabass gravlax Carpaccio and the US Black Angus tenderloin with Brussels sprouts hash and black truffle butter.
How much? Dhs390 with soft drinks, Dhs440 per person including a glass of pink bubbles
INFO: 6pm-11.30pm, 02 641 1500, www.boaabudhabi.ae

Raffles Garden
Where: Raffles Dubai, Wafi
The deal: The fabulous gardens will be transformed to provide the ultimate romantic setting in picturesque surroundings, with romantically themed cabanas offering the ultimate luxury of privacy and space. Embark on a culinary journey of European and Arabic delicacies, paired with bubbly or grape.
How much? Dhs1800 per couple
INFO: 04 324 8888, www.raffles.com

360
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The deal: A set menu of 360’s Pan-Asian signature dishes and selection of beverages. Enjoy an evening surrounded by the sound of the sea with panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.
How much? Dhs1400 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Villa BBQ Romance
Where?
 Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The deal: Celebrate Valentine’s in the intimacy of your own villa, with a private chef preparing a barbeque of premium meat cuts and seafood grilled to your taste. With the added bottle of bubbly, it's sure to be a memorable night.
How much? Dhs1250 per couple, including welcome mocktail and sparkling date juice, Dhs1550 per couple with a bottle of bubbly
INFO: Available on 12, 13 and 14 Feb, 02 886 2088, infoqas@anantara.com

Dining by Design
Where? Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The deal: Allow the talented chefs at the resort to create a bespoke menu for a private table amid the sand dunes under the stars. This is Valentine’s intimacy at its best.
How much? Dhs1200 per couple with local mineral water and juices, Dhs1650 including free flowing bubbles
INFO: Available on 12, 13 and 14 Feb, 02 886 2088, infoqas@anantara.com

Plaj
Where?
 Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah
The deal: A romantic dinner on the beach under the stars, complete with a bottle of bubbly in your very own private beach gazebo while a violinist serenades you throughout.
How much? Dhs5500 per person
INFO: 04 453 0444, JZSrestaurants@jumeirah.com

La Porte des Indes
Where: The Address Dubai Mall
The deal: Contemporary Indian food lovers can relish in the three-course menu of spicy eats, including roast black cod, lobster and a strawberry and chocolate dessert garnished with 24 carat gold leaf. Those looking to splash the cash for a more intimate setting will be treated to a luxury limo pick up, five course set menu, private jazz performance and butler. All ladies receive a goodie bag and one lucky couple will win a fully-paid yacht cruise.
How much? Dhs649 for three courses per couple, Dhs4,649 for the private experience per couple
INFO: 04 438 8610, www.laportedesindes.ae

Villa Beach
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
The deal: At the foot of the Burj al Arab, discover a slice of the Mediterranean. Enjoy a set menu with matched grape under the stars to the relaxing sounds of the sea lapping the shore.
How much? Dhs1400 per couple
INFO: 04 366 5866, www.jumeirah.com

Ghadeer
Where?
 Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The deal: An al fresco dining experience at this charming Mediterranean retreat with a Valentine’s three course set menu, paired with grape carefully selected by their resident sommelier.
How much? Dhs400 per person with local mineral water and juices, Dhs600 with paired grape
INFO: 02 886 2088, infoqas@anantara.com

Al Waha
Where?
 Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The deal: A special Valentine’s buffet with live cooking stations showcasing Middle Eastern and International cuisine with touch of traditional Emirati fare, and a tantalising selection of seafood.
How much? Dhs400 per person with local mineral water and juices, Dhs600 with paired grape
INFO: Available on 12, 13 and 14 Feb, 02 886 2088, infoqas@anantara.com

Chor Bazaar
Where: Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
The deal: Traditional Indian fare including dishes of prawns, lobster and lamb will be on the award-winning restaurant’s three course set menu and ladies will all take home a red rose.
How much? Dhs320 with soft drinks, Dhs520 with house drinks per couple
INFO: 04 444 5613, dine.ibnbattuta@moevenpick.com

Lexington Grill
Where:
 Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah
The deal: Indulge in a his and her’s three course set menu, where ladies can enjoy poached lobster and pan seared salmon, while gents feast on foie gras and Wagyu beef cheek.
How much? Dhs365 per person
INFO: 07 203 5555, waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

Dining by Design
Where:
 The Beach, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The deal: Surrounded by a beachfront panorama, a private candlelit table for two will be set up in your own private space, while you’re served a menu bursting with flavours from the ocean. Includes a bottle of premium bubbly.
How much? Dhs4000 per couple
INFO: 6.30pm–10.30pm, 04 567 8304, restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

BBQ Donut
Where:
 Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
The deal: Hop on board and be the captain of your own vessel, with a tailor-made menu with soft drinks and two hours of cruise time.
How much? Dhs1,000 per couple
INFO: 04 295 6000, creekdining@dubaigolf.com

Cipriani
Where:
Yas Island
The deal: Set the tone for the night ahead with the romantically themed décor, Jazz band and four course set menu, which includes Burrata, roasted veal with rosemary potatoes and chocolate cake with strawberries. Ladies will also receive a free massage at La Riche spa in Abu Dhabi as a gift.
How much? Dhs350 per person
INFO: 02 657 5400, www.cipriani.com

The Forge Steakhouse
Where?
 Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
The deal: Focusing on prime ingredients, the five-course set menu includes a selection of dishes such as foie gras parfait with strawberry jelly, succulent Wagyu tenderloin and an indulgent Valentine’s dessert. Includes two glasses of French fizz.
How much? Dhs750 per couple
INFO: 02 818 8282, abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Where? The Address Dubai Marina
The deal: A three-course menu of New Orleans specials, featuring beef carpaccio with truffles and their famous baked cheesecake to end.
How much? Dhs690 per couple
INFO: Available on 13 and 14 Feb, 04 454 9538, www.ruthschris.ae

Li Jiang Restaurant
Where?
 Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
The deal: After a welcome glass of bubbly, indulge in sharing plates of Oriental eats, comprised of delicate dumplings and pumpkin crab soup, followed by crispy duck rolls, black pepper Wagyu beef and black cod.  Breathtaking views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque promises to make this a memorable night.
How much? Dhs650 per couple
INFO: 02 818 8282, abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com

Suhail
Where?
 Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
The deal: A five-course set menu, with a pairing of white and red carefully selected by their resident sommelier.
How much? Dhs450 per person with local water and juices, Dhs750 with paired grape
INFO: Available on 12, 13 and 14 Feb, 02 886 2088, infoqas@anantara.com

Mint Leaf of London
Where:
Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
The deal: A three-course set menu which includes spiced crust soft shell crab and pan seared venison loin with truffle scented lemon rice are some of the treats to be had, but if you’re feeling flush, book a VIP experience at the Mint Leaf of London’s private dining room (PDR), which includes a limo pick up, complete privacy, bubbly and the undivided attention of your own waiter.
How much? Dhs599 per couple including soft drinks, Dhs849 including bubbly, Dhs4,999 per couple for exclusive use of the PDR
INFO: 04 706 0900, reservations@mintleafdubai.com

Dinner Under the Stars
Where:
JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
The deal: Could there be anything more romantic than dining on a seven course menu under the stars with an exclusive rose petal entrance? There are only eight tables available for this exclusive pool deck offering, so book early to avoid disappointment.
How much? Dhs1850 per couple, including house drinks and Italian bubbly on arrival
INFO: 04 414 3000, www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte
Where: Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
The deal: A three course menu of fresh green salad, topped with walnuts and homemade mustard vinaigrette, premium beef steak accompanied with crispy fries and a special Valentine’s dessert.
How much? Dhs340 per couple
INFO: 04 553 0461, www.lerelaisdelentrecote.com

Majlis Golf Course
Where:
 Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
The deal: A chauffeur will pick you up to transfer you to the award winning Majlis Golf Course, transformed into a magical setting under the stars. After being welcomed with a glass of bubbly, you’ll be served a specially selected six-course gourmet feast by your very own private butler which also includes unlimited white and red grape.
How much? Dhs1,900 per couple
INFO: 04 295 6000, creekdining@dubaigolf.com

OKKU
Where: The H Hotel, Dubai
The deal: The award-winning Japanese restaurant are laying on a magnificent spread for two which includes delicacies such as dynamite black cod and foie gras sushi. For an extra charge you can also compliment your meal with a bottle of the finest French fizz and even stay the night in a beautiful five star executive suite, subject to availability.
How much? Dhs890 per couple, Dhs1690 including bubbly
INFO: 7pm, 04 501 8777, reservations@okkudubai.com

Mekong
Where?
 Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The deal: A four-course set menu inspired by the flavours and spices of Thailand, China and Vietnam, surrounded by quaint South-East Asian trinkets and scenery.
How much? Dhs700 per couple for food only, Dhs1100 per couple with grape pairing.
INFO: 04 567 8304, restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

Benjarong
Where: Dusit Thani Dubai
The deal: A special menu of authentic Thai specialities including Phla pla krapong (Pan-fried red snapper salad with Thai herbs and Goong tod kratieam prigthai (Fried prawns with garlic and pepper sauce) make up this special Valentine’s offering, including a welcome glass of sparkling grape, heart shape cake and a rose for the lady.
How much? Dhs700 per couple
INFO: 04 317 4515, dine.dtdu@dusit.com

PAX
Where:
 Dusit Thani Dubai
The deal: Following a welcome glass of sparkling grape, Italian Chef Carmello Rosselli has created a special set menu of traditional Italian flavours with dishes of foie gras, risotto, baked sea bream and white chocolate mousse to end.
How much? Dhs700 per couple
INFO: 04 317 4515, dine.dtdu@dusit.com

Roberto’s
Where: Gate Village, DIFC
The deal: This perpetually packed and popular hot spot in the heart of the city’s financial district are offering two set menus of authentic Italian dishes. The first is a four-course menu with pink bubbles, the second is a degustation menu of decadent dishes including oysters, caviar, Canadian lobster and a sweet end in the form of a gorgeous chocolate and berry dessert, accompanied by a full bottle of Laurent Perrier rosé.
How much? Dhs600 per person for four courses, Dhs3,900 per couple for degustation menu
INFO: 04 386 0066, reservations@robertos.ae

Executive Club Lounge
Where? Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
The deal: A four-course menu including smoked duck breast, langoustine bisque with seafood ravioli and lemon sorbet with passion fruit caviar, plus a bespoke spa treatment for two at the Infinity health club and spa. Take the option to stay overnight and you also a private butler to serve you dinner in the privacy of your own room, plus breakfast in bed the next morning (without the butler, of course).
How much? Dhs900 per couple for dinner, Dhs1650 for overnight stay
INFO: 04 387 7122, FBCord.mphd@millenniumhotels.com

Amala
Where?
 Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah
The deal: Dine within the magnificent interiors or outside on the terrace, as you sample the set menu of varied flavours of North Indian cuisine through this truly extravagant dining experience.
How much? Dhs850 per couple
INFO: 04 453 0444, JZSrestaurants@jumeirah.com

Shades
Where: The Address Dubai Marina
The deal: The chilled out venue is a low-key restaurant that offers magnificent views of the Marina at night, twinkling in all its glory. Coupled with a three course meal of fusion Mediterranean and Asian flavours and an alfresco table overlooking the infinity pool, this Valentine’s deal stimulates all the senses.
How much? Dhs999 per couple including two glasses of bubbly 
INFO: 04 423 8884, www.theaddress.com

Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar
Where?
 Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
The deal: A four-course outback-inspired menu makes for a laid-back Valentine’s, either on the outdoor billabong terrace or inside by the fire pit while you tuck into authentic Australian fare.
How much? Dhs900 per couple food only, Dhs1400 per couple with grape pairing.
INFO: 6.30pm – 11pm, 04 567 8304, restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

Al Dawaar
Where? 
Hyatt Regency Dubai
The deal: The city’s revolving restaurant is laying on a full buffet spread of International specialities, while you soak in the panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, the old town and the Creek.
How much? AED699 per couple, for food only, Dhs999 per couple, including selected drinks, Dhs1099 per couple, including free flowing bubbly.
INFO: 6:30pm- 12 midnight, 04 317 2222, www.dubai.regency.hyatt.com

Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar
Where:
 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
The deal: Select a flavour for the evening from different aphrodisiacs and all seven courses will have an influence of the chosen flavour.
How much? Dhs1150 per couple (food only), including limousine pick up and drop of, gift box and red rose on arrival.
INFO: 04 414 3000, www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

 

Complete Blow-Out

High-Flying Dinner Tour
The deal: Get on trend and treat your loved one to a dinner tour. The evening starts with a limo pick-up, which then transports you to one of the Emirates’ flagship hotels for an insider tour of some of the suites, with courses served in two different restaurants. Guests will then be taken to the helipad for a helicopter flight to another exclusive hotel where they’ll enjoy their final course under an aquarium, before returning home in the same limousine style. This Valentine’s experience is limited to three couples only. It’s not cheap but it’s one helluva night out if you can afford it! 
How much? Dhs9,120 per person
INFO: www.limeandtonic.ae

TOP 5 VALENTINE'S BRUNCHES

Iris Dubai
Where: The Oberoi Hotel
The deal: Join the cool kids at this popular brunch, with farm-to-table dishes and signature cocktails!
How much? Four packages starting at Dhs360 with soft drinks – Dhs650 with bubbly
INFO: 1pm-6pm, Fri 13 Feb, 056 951 1442, reservations@irisdubai.com

Casa de Tapas
Where: Dubai Creek Yacht Club
The deal: The live flamenco band, dancers, DJs and fun traffic light dress code sets the tone for the Latin Lover’s tapas brunch.
How much? Dhs149-Dhs249 with added house drinks and bubbles
INFO: 12.30pm-4pm, Fri 13 Feb, 04 416 1800, reservations@casadetapas.ae  

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Where: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels Resort
The deal: A Med spread and a performance by Gipsy Moreno from the Gipsy Kings.
How much? Dhs295 with house drinks, Dhs550 with the finest French fizz 
INFO: 1pm-11pm, Sat 14 Feb, 056 113 3400, reservation@bluemarlinibiza-uae.com 

Sunset Brunch
Where: Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR
The deal: A one-of-a-kind event for the property, with a buffet brunch served al fresco under the stars and an extensive drinks menu. Book by 5 Feb and get a complimentary bottle of sparkling grape.
How much? Dhs350 per person, Dhs650 per couple with house drinks, a welcome glass of bubbly and a Valentine’s gift.
INFO: 04 428 2000, www.rotana.com

Azur
Where: Raffles Dubai, Wafi
The deal: A Valentine’s Day themed Friday roast buffet kicks off with a love infused welcome drink to set the tone, while the kids get busy with the chefs who will be getting stuck in with live cooking demos for Valentine’s inspired cookies and muffins.
How much? Dhs235 with soft drinks, Dhs385 including house drinks
INFO: 1pm-4.30pm, 04 324 8888, dining.dubai@raffles.com

 

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