10 venues to celebrate your anniversary with a loved one in Dubai
What better way to show someone you love them than with an extravagant dinner…
It’s officially cuffing season, and it’s time to start getting ready with the perfect locations to celebrate your milestones with the one you love. Whether you’re looking for a more low-key and quiet restaurant to celebrate, or somewhere to really let loose, these 10 venues are the perfect spot to celebrate your anniversary.
Avli by Tashas
This utterly chic Grecian restaurant, nestled in DIFC with a stunning view of the Burj Khalifa, is the perfect place to head to if you’re looking for a refreshing but delightful evening out with your special plus one. Their dishes are perfect for sharing and are fresh and are sure to wow your significant other. If you stay for dessert, the baklava sundae is a must-try.
If you’re after a lively restaurant that will keep your shoulders moving and your toes tapping all night long, mix things up with the newly opened Black Flamingo. Bringing the Miami vibe to Dubai it is most definitely not a quiet evening out, but it is most definitely a place to go for celebrating any milestone.
Black Flamingo, Radisson Beach Resort Palm Jumeirah, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, open Mon to Fri 5pm to 3am and Sat to Sun 1pm to 3am. Tel: (0)4 513 4777 @blackflamingodxb
Dinner and a show never looked so good. Not only does this restaurant feel extravagant and special with its luscious interiors, but the food is also impeccable and the entertainment is next level. Billionaire is the perfect place to treat yourself and your partner to a special evening out that neither of you is likely to forget. It also happens to be one of DJ Khalid’s faves…
Taking Italian classics and giving them a modern twist is the name of the game at Chic Nonna. The restaurant is warm and inviting with, well, a chic twist. Their wine selection is out of this world and the food is equally as impressive. Wow your special someone with a divine Italian evening out that is rounded out with drinks at the rooftop bar, Salotto by Chic Nonna.
While the original branch is known for its traditional French bistro feel, yet another newly opened venue, this time at the Pullman Hotel Downtown, is definitely worthy of an anniversary date. The restaurant has high ceilings, and a very chic interior, and every single item on the menu is incredible. I would definitely recommend sharing the pain perdu, you’ll be sure to impress your better half after ordering it.
Couqley, Pullman Hotel, Downtown open daily from 6am to 1am. Tel: (0)4 514 9339 @couqleyuae
This is one hundred per cent the venue to go to if you and your partner are edgy and love a good cocktail. Ergo has some of the most intriguing and exclusive cocktail menus. Their food is also just absolutely divine. The creme brûlée is *chefs kiss.*
Ergo, The Dubai EDITION Mezzanine floor, Downtown Dubai, open daily from 6pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 554 2456 @ergo.dubai
Italian is after all one of the most romantic cuisines. It wouldn’t have been in Lady and The Tramp if it wasn’t. This DIFC classic is sure to be as much of a knockout as your significant other. Roberto’s is known for its stellar vibe, impeccable service and of course divine dishes. If you fancy, there is even a more vibey experience to be had at Bar Scala, located inside Roberto’s.
Roberto’s, Gate Village, DIFC, open daily from midday to 3am. Tel: (0)4 386 0066 @robertosdubai
The Nice Guy
Everyone loves a nice guy. Straight from LA is the freshly opened Nice Guy, the restaurant took the city by storm. The Italians just know how to make food romantic and divine. If you’re after an intimate evening that is equal parts exclusive and absolutely delicious then look no further than The Nice Guy. Their menu is concise but everything is top-class.
The Nice Guy, The Boulevard, Emirates Towers, open Mon to Wed midday to 1am and Thu to Sun midday to 3am. Tel: (0)4 276 9888 @theniceguydubai
Located on The Palm, this Thai restaurant is the perfect spot for a fancy date night. The decor is eclectic and the warm and otherwise intimate setting makes for a special evening out with your other half. If you or your partner can handle the heat, be sure to try out the steamed sea bass or the Massaman curry.
Mekong, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeriah, open daily 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 567 8314 anantara.com
A splurge is what this will be, but it will be worth every single penny. Mimi Kakushi was recently placed 20th on MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants, as it should. The East meets West flair takes traditional Japanese cuisine and elevates classic dishes. Be sure to book well in advance though, it is well-loved amongst the foodie community in the city. Delight in their cocktails as well, they also made the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars.