Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whilst it might be nice to be whisked off on a romantic hot air balloon ride over The Palm Jumeirah, or spoiled with a bouquet of flowers and expensive sparkly things, what’s more likely (if we’re really lucky) is a night off kitchen duties and off for a fancy meal out! So if you’re the one that plans the most romantic night of the year for your better half, we’ve rounded up some fantastic places for you to to share the love this Valentines!
Serve The Love and get a free bottle grape at Dubai’s top restaurants
In partnership with Lindemans, 20 top restaurants across the UAE are accepting a rose in exchange for a bottle of grape when you purchase a three-course meal for two. To receive a free bottle of house grape, just reserve your restaurant seats quoting ‘Serve the Love’ and bring a rose with you to pass on to the server. For those who can’t get to a flower shop or are feeling a tinsey bit lazy, you can download an e-rose from Servethelove.com and print it out to take with you to claim your grape.
Some of the restaurants serving the love include Positano and Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, JW’s Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Hotel, Ari at Lapita, The Croft, Observatory Bar & Grill and Cucina at Green Community, as well as our fave Turkish restaurant in Dubai, Besh Turkish Kitchen.
When: 1st to 13th February
For bookings: http://www.servethelove.com/
Dubai’s Iconic engagement spot – Pierchic
Loving couples can enjoy dinner in one of Dubai’s most iconic romantic locations – yes, it’s Pierchic! This stunningly romantic restaurant located at the end of the iconic pier at Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel will welcome lovers who seek a super romantic venue and FAB cuisine accompanied by free-flowing Rosè Champagne. With unrivalled views of the Burj Al Arab, this is somewhat of a Dubai institution (that’s seen a record number of marriage proposals over the years!) Head Chef Paolo Bellamio has curated a super five-course menu showcasing some of their signature dishes including ‘Pink’ Oyster, French Blue Lobster, Japanese Wagyu, Striploin and Norwegian Turbot that has us licking our lips already!
When: 14th February
Cost: There are three menu packages to choose from: Bronze including five courses and wine pairing for AED 1,250 per person). Silver including five courses and free flowing Rosè Champagne (AED 1,600 per person) and for those who really want to push the boat out – the Gold (AED 2,900 per person) package which includes five courses, free flowing Rosè Champagne and guaranteed window seating with views across the Arabian Gulf to the Burj Al Arab.
A secret room and a sleepover at Address Boulevard
You can Spend Valentine’s Day (and night) in absolute luxury in the heart of the city overlooking another one of Dubai’s iconic spots – the Burj Khalifa. Couples will be offered complimentary pick-up from home for a romantic overnight stay in the beautiful Address Suite offering spectacular views of Downtown Dubai. During the stay, you’ll enjoy enjoy an intimate dining experience at The Restaurant at Address’s Boulevard’s Secret Room, (an exclusive private dining space hidden behind a bookcase no less!) This sumptuous room seats just two special people and offers the perfect romantic ambience for a memorable evening with your special someone. The package offers a bevy of romantic features including in-room balcony breakfast in the morning, plus you and your other half can get pampered in the couple’s treatment suite that will surely transport you to a tranquil paradise with its indulgent spa treatments!
When: 14th February
Cost: AED 14,218 per couple for a one-night stay package
Elevate your romantic dinner in a lift and with a red Rolls Royce convertible!
At Jumeirah Emirates Towers, your expression of love your gesture couldn’t be any grander when you enjoy an eight-course feast with each course elevating you to another level … quite literally! Your dinner will be served in their panoramic elevator, which will be transformed into one of the most charming spots in the city with an unprecedented dinner view. In fact, if you dont want to leave your night there, you can always add the option to include a one night stay, spa treatment and a pick-up with a red convertible Rolls Royce as part of your experience!
When: 14th February from 19:00 onwards
Cost: AED 4,500 per couple including eight courses, a bottle of bubbly, flowers and a gift or AED 7,000 per couple including a one-night stay, pick-up in a red convertible Rolls Royce, eight courses, a bottle of bubbly, spa treatment, flowers and a gift.
Roses & Rosé – The perfect combo for the ‘Crazy Love’ Brunch
At Azure Beach, they’re going to be mixing love with leisure, (and pink grape we might add) for a one-of-a-kind romantic day that’s sure to sweep that man of yours off his feet and straight onto a cabana! If you love the sound of rosé sangria, watermelon martinis, and strawberry mojitos to name but a few gorgeous cocktails, then you’ll LOVE this lively, treat of a brunch.
When: 14th February from 1-4pm
Costs: Brunch packages start from AED 345 and 2 for 1 cocktails are on offer from sunset untill closing. For AED 425 you’ll have a starter, main, and dessert trays with unlimited rosé sangria, mojitos, house red, white, and rosé grape and a bottle of Mercier Rosé Champagne.
To book: Visit http://azure-beach.com
The way to a man’s heart is steak and the way to a woman’s heart is diamonds…
Just as the name suggests – this is a fab option if you’re after great company with a wide selection of juicy grilled meat and fish – in a wonderful setting, with a pretty affordable price tag too! You can take your pick from the special valentines menu that includes a bottle of sparkling wine, a lovely atmosphere of live music, and even an exclusive diamond pendant will be given away on the night. The viewing gallery has a spectacular view of the Dubai skyline too.
Cost: AED 1,000 per couple.
Receive a Pandora charm at La Perle show
You can consider Valentine’s Day with a difference by seeing one of our favourite shows, La Perle as they partner with popular jewellery charm brand, Pandora as they create the special Pandora Package for the most romantic day of the year.
Purchasing either either the Gold or VIP Pandora package, you will receive either 2 Gold or VIP tickets to the show, a 3-course dinner for 2 plus a bottle of grape or Veuve Cliquot bubbly at Babiole, Westin Dubai, in Al Habtoor City close by, as well as a special gift from Pandora from their latest Valentine’s Collection. As if that’s not enough, you’ll get a rose and souvenir photo of the two of you as well as a complimentary Uber ride on the day of the show, to and from La Perle so you can snuggle away in the back!
When: 14th And 15th February
Cost: AED 1,850 per couple for the Pandora package or VIP Pandora package is AED 3,600 per couple
To book: Visit https://laperle.com/en/tickets/offers-packages/
Cosy up at Palermo
If you don’t want to break the bank this Valentines, you can experience a romantic set menu dinner for two at Palermo Restaurant at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club and relax with a glass of sparkling grape on arrival. There will be their usual delicious selection of fine cut meats, seafood and other mouth-watering delicacies – all in the comfort of breathtaking polo club surroundings.
When: 14th February, 2018 From 6:30pm onwards
Cost: AED 299 per person
Transport yourself to a Greek Island at Shimmers
Enjoy a three-course dinner with your hubby by a stretch of beach that’s reminiscent of the Greek Island you visited in your youth! Light, airy and absolutely delectable dishes form your Greek culinary journey while their intimate lounge seating by the shore sets the perfect spot for some digest by the waves.
When: 14th February from 18:30 to 23:30
Cost: AED 595 per couple
Combine Valentine’s Day’s Dining with Spa
At Bleau Blanc by David Myers, you can tuck into a guilt-free foodie feast after giving your body the treatment it deserves with a range of options all designed to make you not only feel great, but be able to indulge yourself as well this Valentines.
Option A is a 60 minute signature massage + 30 minute complimentary sensory experience + pool access + 3-course dinner with a welcome signature drink. Option B is a 60 minute signature massage + 30 minute yoga, facial OR body scrub + 30 minute complimentary sensory experience + pool access + 3-course dinner with a welcome signature drink.
When: Available for the whole of February, subject to advance booking
Cost: AED 800 per person for Option A or AED 1,080 per person for Option B.
To book: visit http://bleublanc-dubai.com
Sax it up at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Celebrate with one of the most romantic instruments of all, and a romantic four-course dinner to enjoy with a glass of bubbles on the Arabian Ranches terrace. Relax as the saxophone plays romantic tunes against the warm glow of the setting sun in one of British Mums favourite hangouts.
When: 14th February 6pm until 10pm
Cost: AED 395 per couple
Cheese Board & Board Games at Weslodge
Weslodge Saloon at the JW Marriott Marquis, are hosting a unique St. Valentine’s celebration with a one-off evening brunch that is not the typical fare you’d find anywhere else in Dubai. This buzzing American venue will kick off Valentines with live music while guests enjoy the famous views of Burj Khalifa but the experience will continue with a brunch and once dinner is completed, a luxurious cheese board will be served to the table along with your choice of board game!
You can choose from Monopoly (complete with tailored Dubai ex-pat sets of Community Chest & Chance Cards of course), or Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and the controversial adult card game, Cards Against Humanity. The party will then continue with Weslodge’s stellar resident DJs upping the ante after 10.30pm with old school hip-hop, smooth RnB and classic American soul tracks for those embracing the spirit of St. Valentine!
When: 14th February from 19:30-22:30pm
Cost: AED 375 For Non-Alcoholic And ARD 475 for house beverages and AED 575 for Sparkling
To book: call +971 4 560 1700
Dubai’s first ‘His and Her’ Valentine menu at At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa
At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa invites guests to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with its bespoke ‘His & Her’ menu specially curated for couples. You’re promised gastronomical surprises combined with the most awe-inspiring experiences, this Valentines with a five or seven course menu that will be served against the backdrop of some of the most spectacular views in town!
Servings include a mouth-watering Pomme De Terre Raviolli for HIM and Topinambour Tortellini for HER; as well as Loch Fyne Organic Salmon for HIM and Rainbow Trout for HER. The idea is that the menu is beautifully orchestrated to match HIS and HER personality and narrates a distinct gourmet dialogue with each.
When: 13th And 14th February from 6pm until 12am for dinner
Cost: AED 950 per person for non-window tables and AED 1,150 per person window tables with 100% advance payment required for both, deadline.
Scape Restaurant & Lounge on the Terrace of Burj Al Arab
You can escape the kids on this special night and create moments to cherish this Valentine’s Day at one of Dubai’s chicest venues at the majestic Burj Al Arab! Savour a four-course dinner that will be too-notch featuring unique Californian fusion dishes as you take in views from this trendy terrace.
When: 14th February from 18:00 to 23:00
Cost: AED 1,100 per couple including elegant chocolates and a rose gift
Go all out with the Ultimate Valentines Treat costing AED 85,000!
How does this sound to you? A luxurious 2-night stay at the hotel’s 548 square metre Imperial Suite with a stretch limo pick-up, a Helicopter ride over Dubai, a Bouquet of 100 red roses and a diamond jewellery set worth over AED 15,000! If that’s not enough, then
Don’t forget that you also get professional make-up artists and hair stylists for you and your loved one at the Fairmont Dubai’s salon, a 7-course gourmet dinner with beverage pairings served on none other than the hotel’s rooftop, a love violin serenade in the background during a dinner, some romantic bubbly breakfast in bed, a 40-minute seaplane flight, 90-minute couples’ massage in the suite, a private yacht trip with a bottle of bubbly and strawberries dipped in chocolate! There’s also dinner at The Exchange Grill steakhouse, a sumptuous breakfast buffet on the Imperial Suite’s terrace and all topped-off with your lift back home with a stretch limousine and the feeling that you’ve been utterly spoilt! Sound good? If any of you reviewed this, then we want to know!!
Cost: AED 85,000 per couple.
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