Valentine's Day (February 14th) falls on a Friday this year, which is means you have reason to celebrate your loved ones all weekend long. Here's our top-picks of the city' lovingly crafted deals:
Nothing says romance like a tiki inspired dinner (think grilled meats and fresh vegetables) on the beach. This month, at Maui Beach in the Sofitel Dubai, The Palm couples can enjoy a four-course set menu including sparkling grape, a long stem rose and box of chocolates for Dhs1,960. Plus, when you can ramp up the romance all year round by reserving the venue's private cabana. +971 4 455 6677
Luxury caviar restaurant Beluga in the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah is offering a lovers deal on Friday (14th). There will be two set menus to choose from, one featuring the Russian Oscietra Caviar (50g), a delicious heart shaped dessert and one glass of bubbly per person for the Dhs650 for two. The other will serve Beluga Caviar (50g) for Dhs850. +971 4 340 8882
See a show at Dubai Opera
Transporting audiences back to the streets of Paris in the ‘Bohemia’ era of the 1920s and beyond, Formidable Aznavour celebrates the life of Charles Aznavour through his most celebrated songs. The show at Dubai Opera will include a multimedia projection of images and video – bringing to life his 70-year music career. There’s one show tonight at 8pm, tomorrow it shows at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets from Dhs275. +971 4 440 8888
Valentine's Day brunch
Celebrate the colours of love at BB Social Dining in DIFC as they put on The Big Rainbow Brunch. Inviting couples, singles, friends and family the brunch puts on a colourful love-themed display. Guests can tuck into delicious treats such as Rainbow Bao Buns, Love BB Pretzels, Heart Shaped Waffles and the Rainbow Pancake Stack while recording artist Megatronic sets the upbeat mood.1-4pm, from Dhs250-Dhs450 per person (depending on the drinks package).
Take your relationship to new heights (to the 68th floor of one of the world’s tallest five-star hotels) at award-winning steakhouse, Prime68 where top-notch fare meets city chic style at JW Marriott Marquis. On 14 February, from 6-11pm, couples can enjoy a five-course set menu with a glass of bubbly for dhs895, or dhs995 for a table by the window. Romance is guaranteed as you drink in the skyline views. +971 4 414 3000
Dinner with a view
Known for its relaxed approach to fine-dining and coveted vantage point for admiring golden sunsets, a date at Folly by Nick & Scott is one to remember. On 14 February, you can sit down to a five-course menu with drink pairings for Dhs350 per person. Popular for good reason, twinkling fairy lights, Burj al Arab views and stellar food is a winning combination at this Souk Madinat Jumeirah venue. +971 4 430 8535
Valentine’s Day afternoon tea Pink and red hues set the dreamy tone for the creative spread of afternoon tea delights at Kambaa in The Address, Dubai Marina. Daily from 1-14 February, Dhs141 per person.from the love-themed addition, the regular afternoon tea on offer is simply perfect for couples with refined tastes.
+971 4 888 3444
Dine in the Burj Khalifa
Nothing says "I love you" quite like sharing a meal inside the world’s tallest building – The Burj Khalifa. The six-course Valentine's Day set meal at Atmosphere costs Dhs1,099 per couple. Serving up indulgent fare, such as caviar, oysters and Japanese wagyu those will high-end taste buds will enjoy dining here. +971 4 888 3828
Free doughnut love
To mark their very first Valentine's Day in the UAE, Barcelona concept, Brunch & Cake is offering dine-in customers a complimentary red velvet doughnut with the purchase of any main meal. Lovingly baked with Brunch & Cake’s usual promise of ‘Grandma’s Goodness’, the doughnuts celebrate all things love.
+971 4 888 3828
Opera on the QE2
For a royally good evening out, escort your king or queen aboard the QE2. Alfresco restaurant The Pavilion has thrilling skyline views and on 14 February there's a night of opera, with a three-course meal and free-flowing drinks for Dhs495 per person. +971 4 526 8811
Set dinner at Boardwalk, Park Hyatt Dubai
Enchanting diners with its panoramic views for the last 27 years, Boardwalk at the Park Hyatt restaurant is a staple on Dubai’s foodie scene. Nestled along the shores of Dubai creek marina, the iconic restaurant serves fresh fish bursting with Mediterranean flavours. On Valentine's Day (from 7-10pm) couples can enjoy a seductive four-course set menu, featuring fresh oysters and more for Dhs500 per couple. The mood for the alfresco affair will be set by a live guitarist and sparkling vistas across the water towards the city skyline. +971 4 205 4647