Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the UAE at these divine date night venues
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Armani Hotel Dubai
Celebrate the season of love with six diverse dining experiences. Set the stage for an intimate Indian-inspired love story at Armani/Amal, where a romantic five-course degustation menu awaits or indulge in the waterfront dining at Armani/Deli with stunning views of the Dubai Fountain and a six-course European-inspired menu. At Armani/Hashi, discover Japanese tradition with a six-course feast showcasing classic dishes with a contemporary twist. In addition, diners can also opt for a Michelin-starred meal at Armani/Ristorante and a whimsical afternoon tea at Armani/Lounge featuring a pink-themed menu.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
Escape the routine this Valentine’s Day with a surprise getaway to Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, offering five-star facilities. Reconnect and unwind with the RAKmantic Bliss package, featuring a one-night stay, a couple’s massage, or a sumptuous 3-course dinner, along with the option for an exquisite dining experience on the private beach.
Call +9717 228 8844.
Experience an elevated Valentine’s Day celebration at Prime68, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s acclaimed steakhouse, where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles amidst captivating panoramic city views. Savour a specially crafted four-course set menu, meticulously designed to ensure a romantic experience.
February 14, from 6pm. AED895 per couple (non-window table) and AED995 per couple (window table). Visit website.
One&Only Royal Mirage
Beach Bar & Grill by Mauro Colagreco presents “Carnival of Hearts,” a week-long celebration of love featuring a Special Menu showcasing vibrant flavours and lively entertainment along the Dubai Marina coastline. Nestled in this picturesque location, guests can indulge in a unique culinary journey curated by the talented culinary team, promising a romantic atmosphere perfect for beachside lunches and starlit dinners. Meanwhile, The Jetty Lounge offers an elegant Valentine’s Day experience, inviting couples, friends, and singles to enjoy the exquisite beach setting.
Beach Bar & Grill: February 12-17, from 12pm-11pm. AED490 per person including two shared starters, a main course, and desserts. Jetty Lounge: February 14, from 5pm-1am. AED998 for two including unlimited house beverage and gazebo start from AED2,000. Complimentary for single ladies and AED499 for single men. Visit website.
This Valentine’s Day, Rüya Dubai offers couples an exclusive Made with Love set menu, featuring meticulously crafted dishes inspired by Anatolian cuisine against the backdrop of breathtaking views of the Palm and Burj Al Arab. Couples can indulge in Chef Gokhan’s Anatolian masterpieces, including Simit and caviar, Isli patlican, Lakerda, Truffle pide, and aromatic Keşkek, followed by delightful desserts like Fırın sütlaç or Çikolata ve orman meyveleri.
February 14. AED490 per person including a beverage. Call +9714 218 0065.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Revel in a romantic Valentine’s Day set menu at Catch at St. Regis, where chefs have crafted a one-of-a-kind innovative menu featuring all-white dishes. Tuck into an exquisite seafood spread featuring delights such as Hokkaido scallops, Snow crab, and Patagonian toothfish accompanied by Jerusalem artichoke, white asparagus, and a decadent vichyssoise sauce, followed by sharing-style desserts. Alternatively, immerse in the idyllic charm of Tuscany at Villa Toscana, where celebrated Chef Vittorio crafts a bespoke set menu brimming with sumptuous specialties, including appetisers, succulent mains like heart-shaped Lobster ravioli and Chilean seabass atop velvety truffle-infused polenta, and indulgent desserts. For those seeking a breathtaking coastal backdrop, Azura Panoramic Lounge offers a memorable four-course dinner overlooking Corniche beach, commencing with a tantalising Burrata cheese salad and delectable Lobster arancini, followed by marbled Beef tenderloin paired with a medley of sides, and concluding with a shared dessert, all against the backdrop of an energetic atmosphere with live DJ entertainment.
Catch at St. Regis: February 14, from 7-11pm. AED1,000 per couple. Villa Toscana: February 14, from 7-11pm. AED800 per couple for a four-course dinner and bottle of bubbly or grape. Azura Panoramic Lounge: February 14, from 7-11pm. AED800 per couple for a four-course dinner and bottle of bubbly or grape. Call +9712 694 4553 or email email@example.com.
Experience a romantic Valentine’s Day at Akira Back, with breathtaking views of Palm Jumeirah and a specially curated menu for the occasion. Indulge in a VIP terrace seating package for two, including a set menu of Akira Back classics and a choice of bubbly or grape, for a luxurious celebration.
February 14, from 7-11pm. Available only on the VIP terrace. Special set menu for AED2,500 per couple including a bottle of bubbly or rose grape. Visit website. Call +9714 245 5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scalini & Venchi unveil an exclusive menu of meticulously crafted dishes that celebrate the essence of love. Indulge in the Filetto con foie gras e caviale di cioccolato, where tender grilled beef tenderloin meets rich foie gras and delicate Venchi chocolate caviar, offering a sensational blend of sweet and savoury. For a sweet ending, enjoy the Mousse al Cioccolato bianco e gianduia, where white chocolate mousse blends with hazelnut cream and raspberries, all enriched with Venchi Gianduia 70% chocolate.
February 14, from 12pm-12am.
Sumosan Dubai presents an exclusive Valentine’s Day celebration with its special seven-course “Sumosan Lovers Menu,” featuring signature dishes. Couples can indulge in highlights such as the Sumosan Salmon and Tuna Tartare with Oscietra caviar, the Smoked Yellowtail Carpaccio, and the Sumosan Wagyu Beef Tacos, followed by a selection of sushi, rolls, and Miso Black Cod. Conclude the evening with a unique Valentine’s Dessert.
February 14, from 7pm. AED390 per person.
Anar, located in Madinat Jumeirah Souk, offers an authentic dining experience with a contemporary touch. Couples can elevate their Valentine’s Day celebration with a romantic dinner experience, featuring a finely crafted three-course set menu amidst the scenic backdrop of palm-fringed canals.
AED458 per couple. Call +9714 368 6505.
Wok & Co
Wok & Co invites couples to enjoy an enchanting culinary experience with a special 3-course set menu, complete with a complimentary glass of bubbly, available only on February 14th. Indulge in starters like Tom Kha Soup and Spicy Tuna Tartare, followed by main course options such as Steamed Seabass or Stir-Fried Beef, and conclude with a delightful Mango Sticky Rice dessert paired with bubbly.
AED185 per couple.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Experience a romantic evening at ‘Star Gaze,’ where French elegance meets celestial charm against the iconic Burj Khalifa backdrop on the 30th floor of Sofitel Dubai Downtown. Enjoy a curated 4-course French menu, each dish a masterpiece showcasing the essence of French culinary art. Start with options like Quiche Lorraine or Pan bagna, savour mains such as Hachis parmentier or Coq au spazle, and end with indulgent desserts like Baba au rhum or Chocolate mousse. Cheese enthusiasts can opt for Du fromage, a selection of artisan cheese paired with accompaniments, completing the unforgettable dining experience.
Asil, renowned for its authentic fusion of Arabesque cuisine, is set to undergo a full Valentine’s Day transformation, creating an enchanting atmosphere for couples to celebrate love. Nestled in Rixos Premium Dubai, the venue offers a romantic outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, perfect for watching drone shows illuminating the night sky. Asil’s Valentine’s Day celebration features live entertainment, including a DJ, clarinet performance, and a belly dancer, complemented by the sensational Istanbul-inspired bar and modern majlis, inviting couples to indulge in a specially curated menu with dishes like Cupid’s Asparagus Delight and Lobster Love Dumplings.
February 13 and 14. Indoor: AED499 minimum spend per couple. Outdoor: AED699 minimum spend per couple. Call +9714 520 0055.
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The Tap House
The Tap House, known for its extensive selection of international brews and award-winning European and Asian cuisine, welcomes guests to a romantic Valentine’s Day evening at its enchanting location in Souk Al Bahar. Offering the perfect setting for a romantic night, the venue provides an intimate dining experience with the option to choose between a scenic terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains or a romantic floating deck with stunning views. As the night unfolds, guests can enjoy live entertainment with an enchanting dinner under the stars, accompanied by complimentary treats for the ladies.
February 14, from 7pm. AED599 per couple.
Tasca by José Avillez
Tasca by José Avillez offers a romantic Portuguese soirée named ‘Ao Meu Amor,’ featuring a five-course chef’s choice tasting menu, live music, and a special Portuguese tradition. Menu highlights include Rose with apple, Coastal prawn tartare cone, Wagyu torricado, Tuna & caviar, Atlantic Rice with blue lobster, Wagyu tenderloin, and a Chocolate & berries dessert. Guests can enhance their experience with a wine pairing for an additional AED800 per couple.
February 14. AED1,500 per couple.
Jun’s invites couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an intimate dinner, promising a romantic evening with a menu reflecting Chef Kelvin Cheung’s global culinary influences. Situated in Downtown Dubai, Jun’s innovative set menu includes sharing starters, a choice of mains, and shared desserts.
February 14, from 5pm. AED496 per couple (food only). Call +9714 457 6035.