Love is in the air. Whether it’s a budget or blowout experience you’re after, we’ve rounded up the city’s best Valentine’s Day offers.
From private cabanas to dinners for two with your toes in the sand, to a quick meal with no frills, we’ve got you covered come February 14…
Here are 36 Valentine’s Day dinners for you to check out.
Anantara, the Palm Dubai Resort
Spend the day with your loved one by the shimmering waters at the Anantara, The Palm. Choose from either a passionate dinner with touches of chic decor, flowers and moody lighting at Mekong or a laidback evening of romance with a three-course meal at Bushman’s- a laid back atmosphere with an Australian fare.
Anantara, the Palm, 6.30pm to 11pm, Thurs February 14, Dhs899 per couple for dinner, spa experience Dhs1,999. Tel: (04) 567 8304, anantara.com/en/palm-dubai
Not only will you and your date enjoy a five-course set menu at Thiptara, a restaurant that literally translates to ‘Magic at the Water’, but you can also enjoy spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain too.
Thiptara, Palace Downtown, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Thurs February 14, Dhs800 per couple. Tel: (04) 888 3444 addresshotels.com
Bread Street Kitchen
A five-course menu will be in store for diners who choose to spend their Valentine’s Day at Bread Street Kitchen. Guests can savor delectable dishes such as Kelly oysters, lobster ravioli and filet mignon. Each couple will also receive a rose and a selection of chocolates in a customised box.
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis, the Palm, 6pm to 11pm, February 14, Dhs295 per person for a five-course menu. Tel: (04) 426 2626 atlantisthepalm.com
Beefbar, which opened up just last year in DIFC, is offering a special set menu this Valentine’s Day for couples for which includes starters, a Chateaubriand to share and a dessert. They also have a new terrace if you want to add a cool touch to your night.
Beefbar, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, first seating 7pm followed by second seating at 9pm, Feb 14, Dhs550, Dhs750 champagne, Dhs950 champagne and a gift each, Tel: (056) 115 1724. dubai.beefbar.com
Looking for a swanky dinner experience this V-Day? Cavalli Club is offering a special evening brunch on Valentine’s day worth Dhs395 per person with unlimited food and drinks.
Cavalli Club, The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, from 8.30pm Thursday, February 14. Tel: (04) 332 9260. dubai.cavalliclub.com
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar
While a steakhouse may not sound like such a romantic night, meat lovers will argue otherwise. If you and your loved ones like to feast on large portions of steak and seafood then spend the most romantic day of the year at Seafire Steakhouse & Bar. Expect a six-course dinner of oysters followed by seared scallops and surf and turf with beef tenderloin, all while listening to live music by a jazz duo.
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Atlantis, the Palm, from 5pm to 11.00pm, Dhs350 per person for a six-course dinner, February 14. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com
Little Miss India
Deemed as one of the most instagrammable restaurants in Dubai Little Miss India is the perfect spot to show off your romantic night to your family and friends. Enjoy a variety of traditional Indian dishes from Chicken Tikka and assorted naan bread. A vegetarian option is also available too with Dal Makhani on the menu. End your night on a sweet note with a traditional Gulab Jamun or cheesecake.
Fairmont The Palm, 6pm to 12am, Thursday, February 14. Tel: (04) 457 3457. Fairmont.com/palm.
Splendido Social Bar and Kitchen
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR’s beloved Italian restaurant Splendido is serving a five-course menu featuring lobster carpaccio, guinea fowl with foie gras, tempura oysters, and chocolate pizza. Delicious.
Splendido, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR, 6pm to 11pm, Wednesday Feb 13 to Saturday Feb 16, from Dhs820 per couple. Tel: (04) 318 6520. ritzcarlton.com/dubai
Spend Valentine’s at this revolving restaurant with a special dinner buffet featuring international delicacies from the tandoor, wok fry, rotisserie stations. All ladies receive a Valentine’s Day gift and there’s a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme to set the mood.
Hyatt Regency Dubai, 7pm to midnight, February 14, Dhs599 with house drinks. Tel: (04) 209 6887. facebook.com/HyattRegencyDubai
The incredible views from the 68th floor of this steakhouse stalwart at the JW Marriott Marquis is wow-worthy enough, but a glamourous five-course set menu tops it off perfectly.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, 6pm to 11.30pm, February 14, Dhs1,400 per couple. Facebook.com/jwmarriottmarquisdubai
Crowne Plaza SZR
Al Fresco has a special set menu on the table for Valentine’s Day inspired by one of the world’s most popular love stories – Romeo and Juliet. The five-course meal will feature items such as lobster salad and veal medallion for you and your partner to dig into. Book your spot before February 7 to avail of a 15 per cent discount on your bill.
Al Fresco, Crowne Plaza Sheikh Zayed Road, February 14, Tel (800) 276963. ihg.com
Japanese foodie lovers should check out the What’s On Award-winning Morimoto Dubai’s Valentine’s Day special. Enjoy a three-course menu for two including tuna pizza, rock shrimp tempura and black cod for a value Dhs190 per person.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, from 7pm, Friday February 14. Tel: (04) 512 5577. morimotodubai.com
If you’re more accustomed to the finer things in life, then this is a deal for you. DRIFT Beach, located at the picturesque One&Only Royal Mirage is offering couples a luxury day-cation this Valentine’s Day. It includes being chauffeured around in a luxury vehicle, a private villa, a couple’s massage, lunch from a Provençal-inspired menu, a tailor-made romantic candlelit dinner, and finally a luxury ride home for an all-inclusive price of Dhs20,000.
DRIFT Beach, One&Only Royal Mirage, February 14, Dhs20,000. Tel: (04) 315 2200. driftbeachdubai.com
This modern European restaurant located on a serene beach spot offers couples a chance to indulge in a variety of meals such as salmon gravlax and tuna carpaccio for starter followed by duck, vegetable lasagna and more for mains. Couples can end the meal with the Strawberry affection, a velvety strawberry cheesecake with chocolate strawberry sauce or peach flambe.
RIVA Ristorante, Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to midnight, February 14, Dhs249 per couple. Tel: (04) 430 9466. riva-beach.com
Going all out this Valentine’s Day? Spend Valentine’s day in private with only 11 other couples on the bow of the QE2. You will be welcomed to a stunning five-course meal by candlelight, live music, and a butler to ensure your evening is magical. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a professional photograph taken of the classic Kate Winslet ‘flying’ scene from Titanic. End the night with a stay in a Superior Room and breakfast the following morning.
QE2, Dubai, Mina Rashid, 8pm, February 14, Dhs1969 per person. Tel: (04) 526 8888. qe2.com
Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
If you feel like escaping the city for Valentine’s day, then pop over to Fujairah to Gonu restaurant at the Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort by the Indian ocean. You and your loved one can enjoy a four-course set menu with sparkling wine for Dhs444.
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah, February 14 to February 16, Dhs 444. Tel: (09) 244 9000
BLU2O Pool Terrace
This event gives you the chance to celebrate Valentine’s day whether you bring a plus one or not! Enjoy a buffet accompanied by a band, a romantic photo booth station experience and giveaways for the ladies.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, 7pm to 11pm, February 14, prices from Dhs225 per person/Dhs 99 for kids between the ages 4 to 12 and children 4 years and below is complimentary. Tel: (04) 205 7033. radissonblu.com
Bab Al Shams
What could be more romantic than watching the sunset across the desert dunes or a romantic evening under the stars with your partner? Experience both at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort where the hotel is hosting Valentine’s day outdoors on a terrace overlooking the Palm courtyard where every couple can enjoy a four-course Italian meal while listening to romantic music and drinking sparkling grape.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, 7pm to 11pm, February 14, prices start at Dhs650 per couple. Tel: (04) 809 6194 babalshams.com/ValentinesDay
Feeling lucky this Valentine’s Day? Head on over to FIVE Palm Jumeirah and order a cocktail for your significant other between 7pm to 11pm and stand a chance to win a one-carat diamond. There are also Dhs50,000 worth of other prizes to be won including a staycation, spa and restaurant vouchers. The hotel’s Italian restaurant, Quattro Passi, is also offering a four-course romantic dinner starting from Dhs350, where you and your loved one can dig into some traditional Italian fare like Porcini-Gorgonzola ravioli and Sicilian red shrimp.
FIVE, Palm Jumeirah, 7pm to 11.30pm, February 14, prices from Dhs350 to Dhs450. Tel: (04) 455 9989. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Feast at Sheraton Grand Hotel
Experience a romantic evening with your soulmate and enjoy a variety of seafood dishes accompanied by a live Sax performance.
Feast, Sheraton Grand Hotel, 6pm to 11pm, February 14, prices from Dhs210 to Dhs310 with alcoholic beverages. Tel: (04) 503 444 feastrestaurantdubai.com
Head to the private beach on JBR and enjoy Valentine’s Day under a blanket of stars while you’re serenaded by a live guitarist and the sound of the waves. Wavebreaker is offering a 3-course menu that will cost Dhs695 per couple – but the night can be made even more special by renting a private Cabana by the beach at a price of Dhs3000 per couple which will include bubbles and a 3-course premium set menu.
Wavebreaker, Hilton Dubai JBR, February 14, Dhs695 per couple, Dhs3000 for a private cabana and 3-course meal. Tel: (04) 318 2999. Hilton.com/Dubai
If spending the evening with a romantic meal on the beach with your plus one is your vision of a perfect Valentine’s Day then head to Sablanc. You will sit in a private cabana on the beach and enjoy a four-course meal overlooking the palace grounds while accompanied by a roaming violinist. The package also includes soft drinks, champagne and a bouquet of roses for the lady.
Sablanc, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, 7pm to 11pm. February 14, prices range from Dhs 1200 to Dhs 2300. Tel: (04) 248 8888. kempinski.com
Be it your first or tenth date, you won’t be disappointed by the atmosphere at La Serre. Enjoy a glass of champagne with your scrumptious four-course meal followed by some excellent Dessert wine. Ladies, there’s also a special surprise in store for you.
La Serre, Vida Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. First seating 7pm, second seating 9.30pm. February 14. From Dhs 975. Tel: (04) 286 969. laserre.com
Lock Stock & Barrel
We know, being single on Valentine’s day is tough. But it doesn’t have to be. If you (or perhaps, a friend) are having trouble finding a date this V-day then all you need to do is message your name to Lock, Stock & Barrel through their social media or email address. Then head down to LSB on February 12 and you’ll get a surprise panel of potential matches when you get there. Ask a single question on the blind and then you can meet your match before the clocks strike midnight. Not only will you get a date, but also Dhs 1,000. What have you got to lose?
Lock Stock & Barrel at Barsha Heights and JBR, The Walk, 10pm, February 12. Tel: (04) 392 7120 lsbdubai.com
Observatory Bar and Grill
Indulge in a spectacular four-course meal this Valentine’s day topped off with amazing panoramic views of Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah at the Observatory Bar and Grill located on the 52nd floor at the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel. Ladies will also get a special Valentine’s day surprise.
Observatory Bar and Grill, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel. 7pm onwards. February 14. Dhs600 to 700. Tel: (04) 319 4000 marriottharbourdubaidining.com
Toro + Ko
Share a delicious tapas meal and bubbles with the one you love this Valentine’s day at the Spanish tapas restaurant, Toro + Ko. Some of the highlights of the menu will include Quail Escabeche, Pumpkin Soup and Seared Red Snapper.
Toro + Ko, The Square, City Walk, Dubai, 6pm, February 14, Dhs399. Tel: (04) 590 5433 torodubai.com
If you like zesty Mediterranean meals then tuck into this deal at Villamoré this Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy a three-course meal including lobster, tuna tartare and other grilled fish dishes at the romantic and charming restaurant located on the West Crescent on the Palm. To make your evening even better, couples will also get the chance to win a night for two at the Emerald Palace Kempinski.
Villamoré, Emerald Palace Kempinski, 6pm, February 14, Dhs400 per person. Tel: (04) 248 8890 kempinski.com
Spend Valentine’s Day this year with your special someone and tuck into some delicious Italian meals at Scalini. The signature Italian dishes will blow you away with explosive flavours with dishes such as Avocado Caldo, Carpaccio pizza and many more. Red roses will fill the restaurant to make the night more romantic and each lady will be presented with her very own upon arrival.
Scalini Dubai, Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah, 7pm, February 14. Dhs340 per person. Tel: (04) 349 0068 scalini-dubai.com
Enjoy an exceptional Anatolian dining experience with your loved one at Rüya with fresh oysters, Lahmacum filled spicy lamb and many other delicacies in store.
Rüya, Al Emreef street, 6pm, February 14, prices start from Dhs 525. Tel: (04) 399 9123 ruyadubai.com
Chef Akira Back’s unique twist on Japanese cuisine prepared with Korean essence will truly make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. Enjoy a delicious nine-course meal as you take in the spectacular views of the Dubai skyline.
Akira Back, W Dubai – The Palm, 6pm, February 14, Dhs795 per couple and two glasses of bubbly, Tel: (04) 245 5555 www.wdubaithepalm.com
Teaming up with Tiffany & Co, Ossiano will not only bring you some excellent food this Valentine’s Day but an amazing gift as well. Dining at this spectacular underwater restaurant at the Atlantis, the Palm will earn you excellent views of 65,000 marine species as you dig into a world-class seven-course meal but Platinum diners will also receive an 18k white gold Tiffany and Co bracelet as a gift.
Ossiano, Atlantis, the Palm. 6.30pm to 10pm, February 14. Dhs1250 to 15,000. Tel: (04) 426 2626 atlantisthepalm.com/restaurants/ossiano
Spend the evening surrounded by amazing views of the Dubai Canal while enjoying Middle Eastern cuisine including items such as Seven Spiced crispy Salmon, Beetroot Wild Mushroom Frekah risotto and Crispy fried sweet potato. There will also be a large variety of special cocktails and mocktails to slurp up.
BHAR, Downtown Hotel, Dubai. Evening. February 14, Dhs160 per person. Tel: (04) 512 5511 bhar-dubai.com
Waldorf Astoria Dubai
You may have to consider a loan for this one. If you really want Valentine’s day you won’t forget, then this experience at the Waldorf Astoria is the one to do it. Upon arrival couples will bathe in the Neom Happiness bath experience followed by a champagne breakfast in bed with Waldorf eggs royale with truffle hollandaise sauce. Couples will then be treated to a massage and spa day. Wait, there’s more. Couples will then go on a helicopter ride around the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai before ending the day with a seven course dinner for two on a private balcony with candles, roses, rosé and a diamond necklace and earring gift set from the hotel.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, February 14, Dhs119,000. Tel: (04) 818 2222 waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
If you’re spending the day golfing then this is the perfect option for you. The French Mediterranean restaurant at the Emirates Golf Club is hosting a romantic dinner offering mouth-watering dishes for two with four deluxe flowers packages to choose from to gift your special someone. Orders must be placed before February 9
Carine, Emirates Golf Club, February 14. Dhs210 to Dhs1,450. Tel: (04) 417 9885 carine.ae
Kick off your Valentine’s evening with a glass of bubbly before enjoying a three-course meal from the Anglo-French-inspired menu that’s been sorted out for you none other than, celebrity chef, Gary Rhodes.
Rhodes W1, Grosvenor House, Dubai, 7pm, February 14. Dhs450 per person. Tel: (04) 317 6000 rw1-dubai.com
Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? If food is what you’re after, and a lot of it then head over to Hanaaya at Madinat Jumeirah for Valentine’s day where you can dig into a buffet with foods from around the world. You can even take the kids!
Hanaaya, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah. 6.30pm to 10.30pm. February 14. Dhs 225 for adults, Dhs120 for one child. Tel: (04) 301 7600 jumeirah.com