Whisk your beloved away for a love-filled Valentine’s staycation

With Valentine’s Day falling on Monday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to extend the weekend and make it a short romantic break

From Dubai to Abu Dhabi and Seychelles to Maldives, here’s our top suggestions for a spectacular Valentine’s staycation.



W Dubai – The Palm

w dubai the palm valentine's day

Fall in love with W Dubai – The Palm’s seriously romantic ‘Love Struck’ room offer, where couples can choose from a Spectacular Room, featuring a large balcony overlooking the pool, beach and Dubai skyline, or a Marvellous Suite, with a separate living room and large balcony offering breathtaking vistas. Dine in the privacy of your room or on your stunning balcony; and enjoy a bottle of complementary sparkling grape and a decadent three-course menu boasting Truffled foie gras torchon or Saffron poached Canadian lobster and Roasted halibut or Spice dusted purple & white roast cauliflower, followed by a Rose strawberry mousse.

February 14. AED2,200 onwards for stay, three-course meal and sparkling (inclusive of a Spectacular Room, with a large balcony overlooking the pool, beach and Dubai skyline) and AED4,000 onwards for stay, three-course meal and sparkling (inclusive of a Marvellous Suite, with a separate living room and large balcony). Valid for UAE residents only. Book online using the promo code LVU. Visit Instagram.


Park Hyatt Dubai

Choose from one of three packages for an ultimate Valentine’s celebration that includes a luxurious limo ride, a dreamy dinner at one of two scenic locations, a night’s stay at the hotel, flowers, chocolates and a spa offer the following day. The Dinner at the Creek Love Haven begins with a limo ride to a private floating island where a four-course meal awaits; and ends with the couple retreating to their room for a night’s stay, which will be followed by breakfast and massages in the spa. The Valentine’s Day Staycation will have couples embarking on a lavish getaway with an indulgent four-course meal, inclusive of a bottle of bubbly, creative concoctions upon entry and a bouquet of flowers. Spend the night in a beautiful room and wake up the next morning to a hearty breakfast and relaxing massages in the spa.

February 14. AED8,000 per couple (Dinner at the Creek Love Haven) and AED6,600++ per couple (Valentine’s Day Staycation). Visit the website.


Hyde Hotel

Hyde Hotel

Take advantage of Hyde Hotel’s Head Over Heels In Love package this Valentine’s Day. Your comfortable stay includes a lavish breakfast and access to the chic rooftop pool and lounge throughout; together with a culinary adventure of authentic Japanese flavours at the chic Katsuya. Dinner begins with a signature Katusya sip on the house, followed by elaborate sushi platters and decadent desserts.

February 13 and 14. AED895 per night (inclusive of dinner for two at Katsuya). Call +9714 871 1111 or email reservations@hydedubai.com. Visit Instagram.


SLS Dubai

SLS Dubai

If you’re looking for something extra special this February, make your way to the striking SLS Dubai for a memorable Spa & Suite Package. The experience begins with a chauffeured car to pick you up before you and your loved one early check-in to a lavish Presidential Suite, complete with a Valentine’s set up and a bouquet of roses. This is followed by a relaxing in-room couple’s massage and a decadent dinner in the privacy of your room. After a restful sleep, wake up to a hearty breakfast served to your room before pampering yourselves with a couple’s facial at the Ciel Spa.

February 4 to 28. AED25,000 (inclusive of pick up and drop off car, Presidential Suite with Valentine’s setup and bouquet of roses, 60 minute in-room couple’s massage, in-room dinner and breakfast, couples facial in spa and a return voucher for Ciel Spa). Call +9714 607 0654or +97156 417 3887. Visit Instagram.


Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has a perfect blissful Valentine’s Day getaway planned for you. Escape to your very own private garden villa, nestled in a secluded area of the resort surrounded by lush greenery, or a beach villa just a few steps away from the glittering Arabian Gulf. Oozing barefoot luxury and elegance, the idyllic settings come with a private pool and offer unspoilt privacy and tranquillity. Happy couples can indulge in a first-class breakfast in bed the next morning or have the hearty meal served on the breezy beach at Café Nikki.

February 11 to 14. AED10,000 per night (inclusive of 1 Bedroom Garden Villa) and AED11,500 (inclusive of 1 Bedroom Beach Villa). Call +9714 376 6000 or email dubai@nikkibeachhotels.com. Visit Instagram.


The Ritz-Carlton DIFC

This suite and private dinner package promises an exquisite Valentine’s experience, including a stay in a Royal Suite with two glasses of bubbly on arrival. Thereafter, a personalized two-hour special couple Spa treatment, including a scrub, body massage and express facial awaits before you celebrate the night with a private rooftop poolside dinner for two with a private chef and live music to accompany. Not over yet, couples can have a restful sleep before followed by breakfast in bed the next day.

February 14. USD10,000 per room, per night (inclusive of Private Dinner and Room package). Visit Instagram.


The St. Regis Downtown Dubai

Treat yourselves to a lavish city escape, complete with complimentary breakfast, a romantic bed and bath setup prepared by the exquisite Butler Team and a free upgrade to a suite offering a spacious layout, rain shower, stand-alone bathtub, walk-in closets and views overlooking Downtown or the Dubai Water Canal. Couples will also benefit from an AED800 hotel credit to be enjoyed at the signature St. Regis Spa or any restaurant on property.

February 12 to 14. Call +9714 512 5555. Visit the website or Instagram.


Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Head to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi for an island resort escape and enjoy a memorable rejuvenating experience with your significant other. Soak in the elegance of your surroundings before indulging in 75 minutes of pure luxury spa treatments that have been carefully crafted by expert therapists at Iridium Spa. Not only that, you and partner will receive a glass of bubbly and chocolate dipped strawberries to complete your romantic spa getaway. The next morning, expect a private breakfast within the comforts of your room.

February 14 to 22. Promotional code: RXL. Visit the website.


W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Make your way to the spectacular property on Yas Island for the perfect staycation setting this Valentine’s Day. The Gotcha Back – Staycation will have your relaxing and rejuvenating with a 30-minute Back Massage for two at the SPA before grabbing scrumptious bites from Garage. Sip on creative concoctions at WET Deck or SUN Deck and enjoy a cool 20 per cent off selected food & beverages. Tuck into a hearty breakfast in bed or at Garage the next morning.

February 4 to 28. AED995 onwards. Call +9712 656 0000. Visit the website or Instagram.  



Anantara Al Baleed Resort, Oman

Anantara Al Baleed Resort, Oman

Pamper your loved one with a lavish beachside escape in beautiful Salalah. Check in to a One Bedroom Garden View Pool Villa and spend some quality time together. Choose from breakfast at the airy Sakalan restaurant or dine in the privacy of your villa. Couples can enjoy a blissful therapy for two at Anantara Spa, before indulging in a sumptuous three-course dinner as the sun goes down over the ocean.

OMR350 onwards (inclusive of One Bedroom Garden View Pool Villa for two nights’ or more, daily breakfast at Sakalan or in-villa honeymoon set-up, one couple’s treatment at Anantara Spa and three-course dinner by the sea). Visit the website or Instagram.



W Maldives

Maldives is always a fabulous idea for a romantic escape and the W Maldives has an ultimate getaway for the occasion. The It’s A Date package boasts a luxurious and dreamy experience where couples can celebrate their love in the lush tropical paradise. Expect Daily breakfast for two at KITCHEN, a 60-min massage for two at AWAY Spa with a choice of DETOX, Jet Lag or Ayurveda Massage, one three-course private dinner for two at Coral Terrace, a romantic bubble bath set up and a bottle of fine bubbly or non-alcoholic sparkling juice.

February 4 to 28. Promotional code: ES5. Visit the website.


The Nautilus Maldives

The Nautilus Maldives

The Nautilus, a luxury bohemian hideaway in the Maldives that offers a personalised, private resort experience, invites couples to create their own ultra-private romantic interlude for two. The Nautilus’ Moments of Togetherness romantic package includes spa retreats, private cinema screenings under the stars, guided house reef snorkeling, a private yoga session and a private creative concoction experience in the comfort of living space, amongst other benefits.

Can be availed until December 22, 2022. USD3,016 onwards per night (minimum four nights). Book online.



Raffles Seychelles

Raffles Seychelles

If international travel is on the cards for you, Raffles Seychelles invites you to experience a dreamy escape this Valentines. A romantic set-up awaits on their Pti Zil Beach, complete with a delightful four-course meal, beverages and stunning oceanfront views. Look forward to a Seafood ceviche with octopus, scallops and red snapper; followed by mains including Duck confit with truffle oil or Seared lamb chops with prawn, broccolini and pumpkin purée. Enjoy a tempting ‘Last kiss’ dessert featuring a creamy mousse with chocolate crémeux, wild berries and candied pecan; elevated by an acoustic music performance from Daniel Duo.

February 14 from 7pm onwards. AED825 per person (inclusive of four-course meal), AED402 per person (inclusive of beverages and a glass of grape) and AED4999 onwards (stay only – plus 25 per cent off stays on booking a minimum of two nights with ‘All You Need’ offer). Visit the website or Instagram.