Valentine’s Day in the UAE

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the UAE at these divine date night venues 

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Escape to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert this Valentine’s Day for a luxurious desert retreat. Enjoy a sumptuous stay complete with breakfast at Kaheela Restaurant, followed by a romantic dinner under the stars and unforgettable activities from the Al Wadi Experience. Indulge in a special Valentine’s Day curated menu at Farmhouse, where you’ll be treated to a three-course set menu, welcome drinks, roses for the ladies, and a delightful chocolate box to take home. For a culinary journey featuring Arabic and Andalusian flavours, head to the Moorish restaurant for an intimate dining experience sure to delight your senses and elevate your Valentine’s Day celebration.

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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.

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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.

Novikov Café

Experience a cinematic romance at Novikov Café with an intimate dinner curated by Head Chef Riccardo Stevan and Head Pastry Chef Darren Stewart. Enjoy bubbly mocktails reminiscent of ‘Casablanca,’ escargot inspired by ‘Pretty Woman,’ and spaghetti and meatballs from ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ concluding with a decadent ‘Chocolat’-inspired dessert platter. Serenaded by a live saxophonist and overlooking the Dubai Fountain, capture the enchantment with a flower swing for two against the backdrop of Burj Khalifa Lake.

AED399 per person. Call +9714 320 0209.


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.

Rüya Dubai

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

Akira Back

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


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.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at Nonya on February 14, where you can enjoy an array of exquisite dining options and enchanting experiences. For a more intimate affair, opt for the Terrace experience, featuring a set menu, a bottle of bubbly or premium grape, along with a rose, cake, and a small gift bag. Elevate your celebration further with the ultimate Private Garden Terrace or Private Dining Room (PDR) experience, inclusive of a set menu, a bottle of bubbly or premium grape, a rose, cake, and a small gift bag. Immerse yourselves in the romantic ambience heightened by live entertainment from a talented Saxophonist.

12pm-1am. From AED599 per couple. Call +9714 574 1144.

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.

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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.

CÉ LA VI Dubai

Embark on an extravagant romantic evening at CÉ LA VI Dubai on Level 54, with breathtaking views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. Savour an extraordinary dining experience under the stars with a candlelit dinner curated by Chef Howard Ko, featuring a diverse à la carte menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. Immerse in enchanting melodies by a talented vocalist and saxophonist against the captivating Dubai skyline.

February 14, from 7-11pm. Call +9714 582 6111.

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.

One&Only The Palm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the UAE at STAY by Yannick Alléno, Dubai’s two Michelin-star restaurant, offering a romantic experience for couples with a six-course tasting menu of exceptional French cuisine and an optional grape pairing. The al fresco terrace, adorned with lanterns and under the starry sky, sets the stage for an intimate atmosphere. For those seeking ultimate privacy, One&Only The Palm also provides luxurious cabanas overlooking the grand pool, offering an exclusive table for two with candles, where couples can enjoy an extraordinary Italian menu from ZEST paired with a bottle of bubbly.

February 14. Call +971 4 440 1010.