Sponsored: Indulge in a selection of sweet treats…

Valentines Day on February 14 is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about treating the special one in your life. It’s also a perfect excuse to hang up those healthy January habits and indulge in some sweet treats, afternoon teas and brunches.

Head to gorgeous Thai-inspired resort Anantara, The Palm, to enjoy just that, this February. For a limited time, award-winning Dutch Pastry Chef Marike Van Beurden will be whipping up a selection of delectable desserts, inspired by her travels and local elements.


Here’s what’s happening…

Afternoon Tea at Lotus Lounge

The Lotus Lounge at Anantara, The Palm overlooks the ocean and palm trees swaying in the breeze from floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a relaxing setting to tuck into an indulgent afternoon tea featuring Chef Marike Van Beurden’s specially baked treats, as well as artisan sandwiches, scones and French pastries, and teas, which will be available for three days from February 11 to 14. On Valentine’s Day, the afternoon tea will be themed in red, pink and white, with decorations and pastries.

Afternoon Tea, available February 11 to 14, 2pm to 5pm, Dhs199 per person, special Valentine’s Day afternoon tea available on February 14 is Dhs299 per person inclusive of tea and a glass of bubbly.

Saturday Fork and Cork Brunch with Chef Marike Van Beurden

The Fork and Cork brunch at Crescendo is one of Dubai’s longest standing and most-loved brunches. Head there on Saturday, February 12 to enjoy a range of perfectly cooked dishes. For those who love to try a bit of everything, there’s live stations offering up pizza, pasta, salads, meat and plenty of different international cuisines. Chef Marike Van Beurden’s desserts will satisfy those sweet notes, and you can enjoy it all with free-flowing beverages. You can bag a table in the fresh new dining room or sit outside on the terrace and dine alfresco by the pool.

Fork and Cork, Crescendo, Saturday February 12, 1pm to 4pm, priced from Dhs365. Tel: (0) 4 567 8304. anantara.com
Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (0) 4 567 8304. anantara.com

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