Sponsored: Celebrate Valentine’s with an unforgettable island or desert escape complete with exclusive dining experiences, exciting activities, romantic spa packages and more
Compile a playlist with your favourite love songs, and drive up north to the picturesque emirate of Ras Al Khaimah with your loved one for the perfect romantic escape.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, reconnect and celebrate your love amidst the tranquillity of nature in this beautiful, vast desert paradise that is home to different species of birds, falcons, Arabian sand gazelles, blackbucks, and the majestic Arabian Oryx.
Each of the 100 villas is inspired by the Bedouin era, together with a private pool, furnished terrace and uninhibited views of the beautiful desert oasis.
The resort has much to offer in terms of dining options, interactions with nature, a falcon and owl show, camel and horse riding, and even ponies for the little ones.
The Rainforest, a healing water haven, is an experience couples will never forget. The space combines European hydrothermal culture with Middle Eastern bathing rituals, creating a rejuvenating sanctuary in the Arabian Desert.
Valentine’s day set menu at Farmhouse
Adore your beloved at a romantic dinner with a specially curated set menu that features delicacies such as foie gras torchon, grilled Greek seabass, vegan shepherd’s pie and more indulgent surprises. Sip on bubbly as you bask in your love and take in the perfect ambience around you.
February 14 from 6:30-11pm. AED790 per couple (inclusive of a glass of bubbly).
Valentine’s canapés at Moon Bar
Whisk your love away to the Moon Bar and enjoy a sunset toast, followed by a selection of sharing-style Valentine’s-exclusive canapés.
February 14 from 6:30pm-12am. AED350 per couple (inclusive of two glasses of sparkling).
Romantic destination dining in the desert
Treat your Valentine to a memorable evening with a romantic dinner under the stars at the resort’s exclusive dining locations in the middle of the desert. Create memories to cherish forever as you enjoy delicacies cooked live, and are taken care of by your own private butler, in a setting filling with gorgeous roses.
February 14 from sunset-midnight. Starting at AED10,000 per couple (inclusive of two glasses of sparkling). Advance reservation required. Call +9717 206 7777 or email email@example.com. In-house guests can dial extension 5656.
Sunset camel experience
Join your loved one on a romantic 30-minute camel ride under the stars, where you can spend quiet, alone time in the middle of the desert surrounded by stunning sunset views and share a bottle of bubbly.
February 14 from sunset-11pm. AED690 per couple (inclusive of a bottle of premium bubbly). Advance reservation required, subject to weather conditions. Call +9717 206 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In-house guests can dial extension 5656.
Be my Valentine spa package
Pamper yourself and your loved one with an exclusive romantic experience that starts with a relaxing hour-long aromatherapy massage, followed by a rose crystal age-defying facial, and a glass of sparkling with decadent strawberries to finish off your rejuvenating wellness journey.
February 8-28. AED1,550 per couple (120 minutes). Call +9717 206 7777 or email email@example.com. In-house guests can dial extension 57.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
For couples that are looking forward to an island getaway, a visit to this secluded, beach-paradise is the perfect spot for Valentine’s this year. The resort blends traditional elements with modern luxury and offers bespoke dining, sea-inspired spa treatments, outdoor adventure experiences and a lot more.
Embark on a memorable journey exploring coral reefs, paddle boarding, fishing and kayaking in the pristine blue waters. Or opt to visit the adjacent Al Hamra Golf Club that features 18 holes of beachfront play.
For an even more relaxing stay, visit the resort spa with beautiful views and locally inspired treatments prepared with flowers, native spices and other natural ingredients. Spa guests also enjoy access to the fitness centre, open 24 hours a day.
Shore House, the resort’s seafood and grill restaurant is inspired by the sea and serves up fresh, locally sourced seafood, among other mouthwatering options. Dining experiences at the resort are aplenty, and to complete your romantic getaway, request for a romantic in-villa floating breakfast served in your private pool.
Valentine’s dinner at Shore House
A romantic Valentine’s celebration awaits by the beach at Shore House. The special four-course dinner features sublime dishes including clear lobster miso, grilled tuna saku and caviar.
February 13-14 from 6:30-11pm. AED500 per couple.
Exclusive dining experience
A private romantic set up awaits you and your Valentine with a four-course dinner curated specially to enjoy at the shores of the Arabian Gulf, at a dazzling lagoon, or at the privacy of your own villa.
February 14 from sunset-midnight. AED650 per couple (in-villa set up), AED2,000 per couple (beach set up) or AED2,500 per couple (lagoon set up).
Indulge in a couples’ massage this Valentine’s and immerse yourselves in a relaxing massage of your choice followed by a Chocolate facial. All this while taking in the stunning ocean views within a special romantic set up. Guests can finish off their treatment with a glass of sparkling and petits fours.
February 8-28. AED990 per couple (for 90 minutes). Advance reservation required. Call +9717 204 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In-house guests can dial extension 5704.