It’s the 14th February every year yet still our hubbies always seem to forget!  Whilst it’s by no means our favourite holiday, this year seems a great time to remind the ones you love, just exactly how much. If you’re in desperate need of a date night, then there’s some fab choices for dining out this Valentine’s Day, or with the rising numbers you’re more comfortable celebrating at home, then we’ve got some fab options below that the whole family can enjoy, so you don’t need to venture our unnecessarily.

Steak Date Night at Home

Fancy cooking for your loved one, but stuck on what to whip up? Then make it a night to remember with Butcha, the famous Turkish steak house and celebrate true love with two different cuts of meat, numerous sides, homemade sourdough and traditional baklava and Turkish Delight for AED 395 per couple. Available from 10th – 14th February with 24 hours’ notice and home delivery included, we love this option as you can pick two different cuts of steak and two different sauces – perfect if you and hubby don’t always agree on what steak and sauce combo is the best!

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The Valentine’s Hamper

If staying at home with the other half is the plan, why not enlist the Sarood Hospitality chefs for a little help and book one of their delicious hampers. We’d even try to pass it off as our own creation – hubby will be none the wiser! Choose from either a milk chocolate or dark chocolate fondue set inclusive of chocolate mix, brownie cubes, large marshmallows, strawberry halves and madeleines. To further set the scene, the hampers include a scented candle, dried rose petals, and an assorted box of homemade chocolates and chocolate dipped strawberries, all for just AED 245!

Find out more information and order online here.

Eat My Board

Eat My Board is a food board concept that introduces a grazing and sharing concept, one that the kids (and adults!) can’t help but dive into!  They have a choice of boards that cater for different numbers and the food boards are beautifully presented. The foods on each board are made from homemade recipes and whilst they look amazing, they also taste fantastic too! Our choice this Valentine’s Day is the Cupid’s Cheese Board which is AED 320 and serves 4 people. There are some delicious treats on display including crackers, honey, walnuts, strawberries, dark chocolate, brie, parmesan, bresaola, salami and some heart shaped biscuits – yum!

Orders can be made by direct message on Instagram @eatmyboard or through WhatsApp on 056 625 1427.

Valentine’s Roast Delivery

Cook for someone you love in the comfort of your own home this Valentine’s Day with a special ‘Roast in the Post and all the trimmings’ courtesy of The Duck Hook starting from AED 325 for two, including dessert. Available from 11th– 14th February with 24 hours’ notice and home delivery included, there’s a choice between beef, chicken and lamb and there’s a vegan option too! Expect all the classic sides and for dessert there’s Apple Crumble, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Lemon Cheesecake – all our favourites!

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Dough It Yourself

This is one for the whole family to get involved in with a ‘Make your own Pizza’ kit from Dough It Yourself. You’ll receive a full pizza kit delivered to your door including pizza dough, ready to be rolled out, home-made tomato base plus a range of organic tasty toppings and instructions on how to make them. We love this idea as not only are we making a meal the whole family will happily tuck into, but it’s a lovely activity to do with the kids as well! It’s a fab idea for Valentine’s date but also perfect for date nights, kids parties or a great pick me up for the kids if you’ve had them off distance learning!

There’s also a fab 15% discount for the British Mums community and all you have to do is quote Britishmums15 when ordering online.

11-Course Valentine’s Menu from 99 Sushi

If you fancy going all out this Valentine’s Day and you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine (who isn’t?) then 99 Sushi has created a sublime limited-edition 11-course menu. Priced from AED 1,299 per couple, the indulgent menu is full of 99 Sushi Bar’s signature dishes, paired with a bottle of bubbly whilst picturesque views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain Show paint the perfect backdrop. On the menu is Kobe Edamame, Atlantic Blue Lobster maki, spicy Matsuri tuna roll, Alaskan king crab gunkan and the Langoustine nigiri – and that’s just the starters!  There’s also the perfectly cooked signature 99 Black Cod infused with vibrant red miso and the 99 Yuzu Cheesecake served with Kunafa ice cream.

For reservations, please email or call 04 547 224.

Intimate Dinner at MasterChef

Visit MasterChef, the TV Experience this Valentine’s Day, located at the Millennium Place Marina, and enjoy a delicious 4-course set menu for two, with prices starting from AED 249 per person. Begin the evening with the Caviar & Waffle, a lovely Amuse Bouche made with a potato waffle, salmon caviar, crème fraiche and chives whilst there’s two options for starters – a Brie Cheese Crème Brûlée or the Bloody Valentine (Blood Orange and Salmon Carpaccio). For mains there’s the Duck ‘Crepe’ Suzette or a vegan option showcasing balsamic seared pearl onions, mixed mushrooms, parmesan meringue and rocket greens in a tart base. Bring the evening to a sweet end with the Melon D’Amour, a poached melon delicacy.

For bookings, please call 04 550 8111 or email