Hand-picked experiences across Dubai for February 14, the official day of love
Above AED1,000 per couple
Love is in the air this Valentine’s day, as lavish DIFC restaurant Roberto’s oozes romance with an intimate ‘San Valentino’ celebration dinner. Boasting a setting re-decorated with a romantic flair, the Italian destination will delight couples with a premium bottle of pink or sparkling grape, roses and tempting truffle chocolates, as a violinist, singer and cellist perform romantic tunes. A sublime five-course menu will have you indulging in marinated Gillardeau Oyster with tuna, yuzu and jalapeño dressing; Sea asparagus and ravioli pasta filled with chickpeas and mussels; and Wild turnip in pumpkin sauce. Round off your experience with a glorious Vanilla and strawberry ice cream, topped with warm spicy chocolate foam and dry passion fruit.
We’re not done yet, as San Valentino will also bring surprises and gifts. Two lucky couples will be awarded with a one-night stay for two people at a luxurious 5-star hotel in Dubai, while another will receive a relaxing spa day for two people also from a 5 star hotel in Dubai.
February 14 from 7pm onwards. AED3,000 per couple (Cortina Terrace package, inclusive of five-course set menu, a premium bottle of pink or sparkling grape, roses and Roberto’s decadent truffle chocolates) and AED5,000 onwards per couple (Lounge Terrace package, inclusive of five-course set menu, a premium bottle of pink or sparkling grape, roses and Roberto’s decadent truffle chocolates). Call +9714 386 0066 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm
Celebrate the day of love Italian-style with a spectacular six-course menu at Torno Subito, where Massimo Bottura’s signature dishes will take you on a nostalgic throwback to the 1950’s Italian Riviera. The evening begins with a winning welcome beverage, before you sit cosy and soak in the stunning setting and table décor from your spot on the terrace or your private beach cabana. A classic lemon-infused Italian concoction and bubbly elevates your experience, before you and your loved one feast on a six-course set menu brimming with Carpaccio, Ravioli ricotta spinaci e tartufo, succulent Wagyu cheek and a lush Pink cheesecake.
February 14 from 7pm onwards. Outdoors: Cabana at AED2,999 per couple (inclusive of food, a bottle of bubbly and roses); Premium Terrace at AED1,699 per couple (inclusive of food and a bottle of bubbly) and AED1,199 per couple (inclusive of food only); and Terrace at AED1,499 per couple (inclusive of food and a bottle of bubbly) and AED999 per couple (inclusive of food only). Indoors: À la carte menu. Call +9714 245 5800. Visit the website or Instagram.
URLA, Address Downtown Hotel
A love affair awaits this Valentine’s Day at URLA. Head to the dazzling setting sited beneath the iconic Burj Khalifa that is perfect for a romantic dinner date. Indulge in Aegean coastal flavours and sip on love potions, whilst enjoying live music from a spectacular violinist duo the simply adds to your glittering experience.
February 14 from 7pm-1:30am. AED3,000 minimum spend per couple. Call or WhatsApp +97152 554 5997. Visit Instagram.
Akira Back, W Dubai – The Palm
Love is in the air at Akira Back, with the celebrated concept offering vibrant aromatic Asian fare complemented by breathtaking vistas of Dubai’s impressive skyline. Couples can sit indoors or dine al fresco on the spectacular neon terrace, reaching for delicacies from an irresistible, nine-course sharing-style menu while sipping on bubbly. Expect luxurious dishes including Seared foie gras, Hamachi pizza, Akira sashimi, A5 Saroma Wagyu short rib and the grand finale, a luscious Chocolate souffle.
February 14 from 7pm onwards. AED2,800 per couple (indoor window or terrace seating and inclusive of food, one bottle of bubbly and soft beverages) and à la carte menu for all other tables. Call +9714 245 5800. Visit the website or Instagram.
Whisk your partner away to the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, AURA SKYPOOL, featuring impressive vistas of the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, the City Skyline or Ain Dubai. Located in Nakheel’s Palm Tower, couples will receive a red rose on arrival before sipping on a glass of premium pink bubbly. Enjoy a swim under the stars, followed by bites from an AURA sharing platter with oysters, caviar, edamame togarashi, beet poke avocado-wasabi, black rice, kimchi, sticky duck yakitori hoisin sauce, glazed miso salmon with a pineapple and chilli relish, sticky barbeque beef short ribs and scallop and prawn dumplings with truffle soy. A rose heart with vanilla cream and a mixed berry compote offers a sweet end to the experience, while tunes from a violinist and DJ add to the ambience. Expect to take home a premium AURA branded robe and tote bag as remembrance of the magical evening.
February 14 from 8-11pm. AED1,600 per couple (front-row daybeds) and AED1,200 per couple (second-row daybeds).
L’atelier de Joël Robuchon
The French restaurant is rejoicing the day of love with a special ‘Saint Valentine’s’ tasting menu. Look forward to a memorable culinary journey that will commence with the L’artichaud, Le king crabe royal under a delicate avocado emulsion and a refreshing tomato water and Le caviar “Royal Oscietra” over a crispy poached egg with smoked salmon. The feast continues with La langoustine enveloped in ravioli and accompanied by truffle, foie gras sauce and green cabbage; while Le black cod marinated in miso under a fine Daikon and Yuzu infusion is the perfect selection for seafood enthusiasts. Opt for your favourite from L’agneau de lait or La Caille before rounding off your meal with an elegant Pre dessert of milk ice cream, passion fruit and basil coulis, leading to the main attraction of Le fraise, Joël Robuchon’s signature celebrative dessert.
Head to this contemporary Japanese restaurant on Valentine’s day to enjoy a specially curated Valentine’s Omakase concept or menu. Omakase translates to ‘I leave it up to you’ in Japanese and is a great option for diners’ keen on trying a selection of carefully chosen dishes by the talented chef. The Valentine’s menu on the other hand boasts delicacies such as Toro caviar roll with fresh tuna, Lobster gyozas, Calamari carbonara with dried miso and Gratinated tamara king crab leg.
February 11 to 14 from 6pm onwards. Dine à la carte or AED1,150 per person (Valentine’s Omakase menu). Call +9714 569 3820. Visit Instagram.
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Enjoy a magical private dining experience at the resort, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the sea waves close by. From the curated menu to the setup and décor, expect a mesmerising evening by the beach against the stunning backdrop of a Mina Seyahi sunset.
Perched atop the 51st floor of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, SUSHISAMBA invites couples to celebrate the day in style. Sit at an intimate window table for two, right by floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to striking Dubai views and indulge in bites from an extensive à la carte menu. Sip on winning concoctions before tucking to a special heart-shaped dessert with white chocolate mousse, sweet vanilla sponge, tangy cherry sauce, rich chocolate crumble and Chicha Morada sorbet (a Peruvian delicacy made with purple corn). One lucky couple will be chosen at random on the day to experience a one-night stay at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm.
Nobu, Atlantis The Palm
Visit Nobu this Valentine’s Day to experience a blend of traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences. The chic setting is perfect for a romantic dinner and couples can indulge in a six-course Omakase set menu that begins with a creative concoction on arrival, followed by Nobu signatures including Salmon tataki, a selection of sushi and rolls, Wagyu tenderloin and Chilean sea bass. Enjoy a black sesame, chocolate and raspberry tart for the grand finale.
Experience Bagatelle’s Unplugged Valentine’s edition, where couples will be treated to the French dining destination’s signature blend of decadent, contemporary and traditional gastronomy. Indulge in a stunning five-course set menu, rounded off with sinful chocolates crafted specially for the occasion.
February 14 from 8pm onwards. AED550 per person (applicable to couples). Call +9714 354 5035. Visit Instagram.
AED600-AED1000 per couple
Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
The resort’s ever-impressive Maiden Shanghai restaurant boasts a a sultry setting for a gourmet Valentine’s dinner. Couples can choose to dine indoors and al fresco on the stunning Maiden Terrace, with the restaurant’s award-winning flavours presented in a five-course set menu accompanied by a bottle of sparkling.
February 14. AED799 per couple (inclusive of five-course gourmet Chinese set menu and bottle of bubbly). Call +9714 455 9989. Visit Instagram.
Piatti by the Beach
This stunning beachfront restaurant at Raffles, The Palm Dubai offers an unmistakable charm of the Amalfi Coast, with whitewashed walls, lively bursts of colour and cascading bougainvillea. Couples can enjoy a special Valentine’s menu filled with specially curated dishes such as Salmone “Tzar Nicolai” sashimi, Wagyu beef carpaccio with truffle, Tagliolini with caviar, Pan fried John Dory and a decadent strawberry dessert, complete with strawberry mousse, compote, and sorbet.
Cinque, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Allow yourself to be swept away with an exquisite culinary journey featuring delicacies from the postcard-perfect shores of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The set menu is paired with a bottle of premium grape hand selected by the restaurant’s sommelier.
February 14. AED899 per couple (inclusive of a glass of sparkling grape) and AED1,599 per couple (inclusive of a bottle of premium grape). Call +9714 455 9989. Visit Instagram.
Katsuya, Hyde Hotel
Visit Katsuya for their Duo of Love couples’ package that has been carefully crafted by the concept’s skilled team of chefs. Sip on a complementary premium sparkling house beverage before tucking into dishes such as Beef tartare, Popcorn rock shrimp, Japanese oysters and a delectable Miso-glazed black cod. End on a sinful note with a Dragon egg dessert made with litchi and rose mousse, raspberry cremeux, almond crunchy sable, and raspberry sorbet.
February 14 from 6pm-1am. AED995 per couple (inclusive of a three-course dinner and a premium sparkling house beverage). Call +9714 871 1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Instagram.
Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House Dubai
Expect a striking setting and panoramic views of the Dubai Marina whilst dining at Buddha-Bar. The venue sets the mood for a night of romance with a three-course menu boasting imaginative Asian cuisine, designed to take lovebirds on a journey to the Far East.
February 14 from 7pm onwards. AED350 per person (inclusive of three-course set menu). Call +9714 317 6000. Visit Instagram.
Celebrate the most romantic night of the year Italian-style at Fi’lia. Indulge in a sumptuous set menu that begins with antipasti of Herbed mixed cheese, baked to perfection in a crunchy dough and drizzled with honey; and Tomatino, a fresh salad with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. Moving on to the primi, diners will be swept away by the Vongole, a pink pasta with clams; while a freshly-baked Pizza garnished with artichoke offers hearty bites. An Australian wagyu with gremolata dressing, broccolini and potato puree is served as the main dish before ending on a tempting note with a Mascarpone and berry melting heart accompanied by berry sauce and strawberry gelato.
February 14. AED700 for two people (inclusive of a delicious giveaway). Call +9714 607 0737. Visit Instagram.
The beachfront dining destination is offering a special Valentine’s Day sunset menu takes place on Tamoka Beach. Expect sharing-style selection of exquisite dishes including Ostra – Atlantic oyster with scotch bonnet salsa, Anticuchos – skewed beef tenderloin, herbs and crispy onion, Tinga De Pollo – shredded chicken buns, chipotle sauce and coriander and more. The menu will be complemented by a free flow beverage menu including white, rose or sparkling grape and a selection of creative concoctions.
Hanami, Andaz Dubai The Palm
This breathtaking spot offers a 360-degree view of Dubai and an outdoor terrace view of the Burj Al Arab and even the Burj Khalifa on a clear day. Reserve your spot for Valentine’s Day and enjoy a glass of bubbly to start off your romantic experience, followed by a set menu brimming with small bites including Wagyu tenderloin, Lobster, Seared scallops, Duck confit and a Valentine’s-inspired Raspberry Chocolate Heart. You will also receive a grape pairing with each course.
February 14. AED700 per couple (inclusive of set menu and grape pairing). Call +9714 581 4037. Visit Instagram.
Kojaki, Opportunity District at Expo 2020 Dubai
Celebrate your love with an exciting new Valentine’s Day menu, offering the best of Korean cuisine with a modern Japanese twist. The specially curated menu by Chef Jin Chul Kim features four delectable mains that take inspiration from authentic Korean flavours and ingredients including Tteok kkochi, a Korean style rice cake skewer served with yuzu miso sauce; Grilled Chilean sea bass with basil miso, eggplant and hajikami; Buldak kkochi, a Korean-style chicken skewer with leek and gochujang chilli sauce; and Ssamjang yang galbi, Korean miso marinated lamb cutlet topped with yellow chilli sauce. End with a heart-shaped ivory chocolate dessert.
February 14 from 12-11pm. AED475 per person (available for couples). Call +97152 500 9299. Visit Instagram.
Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Make your way to this vibrant spot for a dreamy Valentine’s Day featuring a scrumptious four-course feast that will tantalize your taste buds. Expect bold starters, a main and desserts that have been carefully crafted with traditional ingredients. Complement your meal with a bottle of rose grape.
February 14 from 7-11pm. AED499 per couple (inclusive of four-course set menu and a bottle of rose grape).
The Greek restaurant has just launched a special menu for Valentine’s Day, where couples can indulge in a selection of mouthwatering dishes. Begin with sautéed Shrimp with a prawn bisque butter sauce, followed by an Organic salad with strawberry compote and passion fruit vinaigrette. Mains call for your favourite from two seafood treasures including a luscious Lobster pasta to share or a Sea bream papillote with fresh vegetables and lemon dressing. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Semifreddo vanilla on a biscuit base with red fruit sauce.
February 14 from 7-11pm. AED495 per person (for couples). Call +97152 777 9473. Visit Instagram.
Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Atlantis The Palm
Valentine’s Day features a touch of both romance and indulgence at this setting. Spend quality time with our partner over premium steaks and a refined beverage selection in the venue’s intimate ambience. Tuck into delicacies from a sharing set menu featuring Gigas oysters and a Short rib dumpling with smoked burrata and truffle, followed by a Hokkaido scallop rossini and Surf and turf with aged Wagyu striploin and lobster gratin. For dessert, enjoy a Chocolate coffee mousse as a live jazz band provides the entertainment for the evening.
February 14 from 6-11pm. AED900 per couple (inclusive of sharing set menu) and AED120 per Valentine creative concoction. Call +9714 426 2626. Visit Instagram.
AED300-AED600 per couple
SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm
Calling all the ladies, gents and couples alike, don your finest outfit and head over to this fabulous space for a glittering soirée. SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm’s adults’ only rooftop playground beckons this Valentine’s Day, boasting bubbly, oysters and unobstructed views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina.
Trattoria by Cinque, FIVE Jumeirah Village
Chef Giuseppe Pezzella has conceptualised a rustic four-course menu to transport couples to one of the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy sumptuous dishes paired with a live band and unlimited bubbly, making for a perfectly relaxed and joyous evening.
February 14. AED499 per couple (inclusive of four-course set menu and unlimited bubbly). Call +9714 455 9989. Visit Instagram.
Great British Restaurant, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Spoil your significant other with an idyllic dinner at the heart of The Palm, highlighted by uninterrupted skyline views and seamless British hospitality. Whether celebrating the start of a new chapter or a milestone of years, Dukes The Palm is the ideal place for couples to create treasured memories. The setting’s Love Buffet offers numerous delicacies, together with a bottle of grape and concoction offer.
February 14 from 7-11pm. AED450 per couple (inclusive of dinner buffet, one bottle of grape and concoction offer at the entrance, with Live DJ performance). Call +9714 455 1101 or email email@example.com. Visit Instagram.
Ikigai Resto + Bar, Millennium Place Marina
If a laidback Japanese-inspired celebration is on the cards, head to Ikigai Resto + Bar and allow yourself to enjoy a gastronomic journey to the streets of Japan. Couples can expect a sharing-style three-course set menu, wherein the first course includes Nanban salmon zuke with sesame sauce, mushroom tacos and Kale salad with wafu sauce; followed by a Sushi Tower and mains comprising Mixed grilled robata yaki with ancho chili sauce and Grilled black cod with Ikigai miso mix, served with Ratte potato and wok fried veg. For a sweet ending, dig into a Mt. Fuji dessert platter with an ice cream sando.
February 14 from 7pm onwards. AED450 per couple (inclusive of a bottle of grape) and AED1,000 per couple (inclusive of a bottle of bubbly). Call +9714 550 8114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Instagram.
Below AED300 per couple
Enjoy a romantic night Valentine’s with a scrumptious three-course set menu and themed signature concoctions. Take your pick from plates of as Seafood ceviche, Duck taquitos, Tacos with scallops and mango & pineapple salsa, Tacos de birria, Potato taquitos and more; before tucking into a sinful Tres leches rojo. Accompany your meal with two sips per person, as upbeat tunes and a striking view of the Dubai Marina skyline elevate your experience.
February 14 from 6pm onwards. AED299 per couple (inclusive of three-course set menu to share and two signature creative concoctions per person). Call +9714 568 2502. Visit Instagram.
Make your way to this laid-back spot at The Mall in JBR for a hearty three-course set menu that include specialties such as Crisp soft-shell crab, Pudina paneer tikka, Dal thikri quesadilla, a chef’s assortment of fine breads to share and more. Sip on signature mocktails and end on a sweet note with Marshmallow puff rice treats.
February 14 from 12pm-12am. AED250 for two (inclusive of three-course vegetarian menu) and AED300 for two (inclusive of three-course non-vegetarian menu). Call +9714 427 0758. Visit Instagram.