The most romantic places to go for Valentine’s Day in Dubai

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The most romantic locations for you and your loved one to spend Valentine’s Day

Dubai really can be the city of love; there are so many restaurants in awe-inspiring locations.

Dine in the City has compiled a list of the best locations, restaurants and deals out there. So make sure you book your table!

Al-Maeda – The DoubleTree Hilton

Celebrate Cupid’s Night at the upscale Arabic restaurant Al-Maeda in the DoubleTree Hilton. Book a table on the terrace for views of the sunset slowly sinking into the horizon. For 499AED per couple you are invited to enjoy a 3-course dinner with a glass of bubbly and a glass of wine. Enjoy delicious Arabic cuisine lovingly prepared by their expert chefs.

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Amaseena – The Ritz-Carlton, JBR

If you are looking for a stunning romantic evening then head on over to Amaseena at The Ritz-Carlton on JBR. You and your loved one will work your way through a buffet inspired by the flavours of the Middle East, seated under Bedouin tents and romantically lit by candle light, you will be serenaded by violinists and entertained by the belly dancers. For the price of 375AED per person you can enjoy drink and a full buffet, a lovely way to spend this special evening.

A.O.C – Sofitel

Is there anything more suited to Valentine’s Day than French cuisine, if this sounds appealing then book your spot at the A.O.C French Brasserie at the Sofitel. Set in their beautifully designed dining room their buffet spread offers the French classics and also a few more international treats. For only 199AED per person including house beverages you and your partner can enjoy a fun and food filled night out

Asia Asia – Pier 7

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the super chic Asia Asia restaurant in Pier 7. Whether you choose to dine on the balcony or inside the ambiance is always cool and inspired. This year you are invited to a 5-course menu of their most delicious foods specially curated by their talented chef, for 399AED per person, including a glass of pink sparkling wine. I can tell you the food here is creative and absolutely delicious and the restaurant is very romantic!

At.mosphere – The Burj Khalifa

For one of the most romantic views in Dubai book your table at the At.mosphere lounge or restaurant in the Burj Khalifa. Located on the 122nd level of the world’s tallest tower, at sunset you will have a completely awesome view over our stunning city. There is a minimum spend of 320AED per person in the lounge to sit by the window and 250AED per person for a non-window seat.

Bazxar – DIFC

Bazxar in the DIFC is putting on a fabulous Valentine’s Day celebration, with live music and food you and your partner are sure of a fantastic night out. You can choose the wine package for 595AED per couple, or if you are looking to splash out and really celebrate then choose the bubbly package for 1195AED per couple. A great location and a vibrant atmosphere, Bazxar is the place to go if you are looking for a lively night out.

BOCA – DIFC

Are you in the mood for love? Well if the answer is yes then book a table on February the 14th at BOCA restaurant in the DIFC. 6 couples will be able to sit in their beautifully designed wine cellar and enjoy and evening of delicious Mediterranean cuisine and a bottle of Moët Impérial Rosé, or you can choose to sit in their restaurant or on the terrace. Each couple will be treated to a 3-course menu and champagne for the price of 550AED.

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Buddha Bar – Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

Buddha Bar is delighted to invite you to their Unlock Love event on the 14th February. Dine out in one of the trendiest locations in Dubai with your loved one. This event is a treat for all the senses, opening with acrobats descending from the ceiling on silk ties and performances from DJs and dancers this will really put you in the mood for their stunning pan Asian menu. Priced at 999AED per couple this will be an experience that the two of you will never forget.

Caramel

Treat you and your partner to a world-class 3-course menu at Caramel in the DIFC. For only 299AED per couple (not including 10% DIFC fee) you will dine on dishes such as chestnut and poached lobster soup and grilled beef tenderloin, you will also receive 2 glasses of sparkling wine. Caramel always delivers superb food in an upbeat atmosphere; book a table on their terrace and you will be guaranteed to have a romantic night out.

Catch – The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road

Catch at the Fairmont hotel has created a delectable ‘love’ menu for those couples out there. Priced at 800AED per couple you will be treated to a feast for the senses, the first course is mood inspiring oysters, the perfect way to start off a romantic evening. You will work your way through 4 courses, including the delicious sounding miso sea bass; Catch is also including two flutes of bubbly. This is a beautifully atmospheric restaurant and a lovely way to spend the evening.

Cocktail Kitchen – The Armada BlueBay, JLT

For a chic Valentine’s Night out head over to Cocktail kitchen, for expertly prepared cocktails this is the place to go. The bar has a quirky design, and the terrace is a great place to book a table for an intimate dinner. The menu is classic and delicious, I really recommend trying the grilled octopus and the meatballs!

Dining in the sky

Book a table at the brand new Dining in the Sky restaurant in Dubai, hosted by The Ritz-Carlton. You will be suspended 50 metres above the ground and served a gourmet menu. Aim for sunset and you and your partner will have a stunning view across the Dubai Marina, a beautiful, memorable and exciting way to spend Valentine’s Day. Depending on the time of day you are looking to go the price ranges from 599AED to 799AED per person.

Fish Bazaar – Habtoor Grand Resort

Nestled among the palm trees, Fish Bazaar is the ideal location to have an intimate evening with your loved one. You can enjoy a sumptuous 4-course seafood menu, with a twist of Thai fusion. You will be treated to a 4-course menu with 2 glasses of wine for 500AED per couple, or a whole bottle of wine for 750AED per couple. However, if you are looking to make the evening a little more special then for 1,000AED per couple you can enjoy a bottle of bubbly with your significant other.

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Gaucho

Head over to Gaucho in the DIFC for their quirkily named ‘meat your valentine’ celebration. They are really setting the mood at this restaurant with each course promising a small aphrodisiac to make sure that you and your loved one are settled into the romantic atmosphere. They are offering a sharing menu priced at 600AED per couple and for an additional 215AED per couple (not including 10% DIFC fee) you can add a wine-pairing menu.

Hakkasan – Jumeirah Emirates Towers

For one night only Hakkasan is offering a specially created menu for those loving couples out there. You can dine in style in their beautifully designed dining room; low lighting and edgy Japanese style create an intimate setting, perfect for a romantic evening. Enjoy their 3-course menu of traditional Japanese cuisine, priced at 458AED per person or 498AED per person including a champagne cocktail. This is surely a place to go for those of you who love to indulge in excellent cooking.

Karma Kafé – Souk Al Bahar

Does Valentine’s Day with a view of the Burj Khalifa and fountains sound romantic? If the answer is yes, then book a table on the terrace at Karma Kafé in the Souk Al Bahar. Enjoy a beautifully designed 4 course-sharing menu, designed to set the mood. For 349AED per person you will be treated to a sharing menu with dishes such as braised lamb shank and a decadent chocolate fondant, this includes a glass of pink sparkling wine.

LaLuz – DIFC

If you are simply looking for excellent food and a romantic restaurant then look no further than LaLuz in the DIFC. This restaurant will cook you up a feast; the cuisine is classic Mediterranean with a contemporary twist. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and their wine selection is enviable. We recommend heading over to this restaurant for a classy and intimate evening with your loved one.

La Parrilla – Jumeirah Beach Hotel

When it comes to romance and passion you cannot beat Latin cuisine. La Parrilla at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel will serve you up a dinner that will get you in the mood for a vibrant Valentine’s Day. The food is an exciting fusion of different South American countries, and I can tell you from experience they will not disappoint. Located on the 25th floor you will also be able to watch the sun go down over the beautiful Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Opt for the sunset menu, which is 195AED per person and includes 3 glasses of house wine.

La Petite Maison – DIFC

Widely recognised as one of the best French restaurants in Dubai La Petite Maison is the ideal location for an evening of romance.  This classic French restaurant in the place to go if you are a cuisine enthusiast looking for an excellent meal accompanied by good wine and conversation. The décor is beautifully French and the atmosphere is lively and creates a romantic ambiance. You are sure to remember a Valentine’s Day at La Petite Maison for years to come.

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La Serre – VIDA hotel, Downtown

La Serre is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a stunningly curated menu guaranteed to make your pulse race, you and your significant other can be sure of a spectacular evening out. You will be treated to a menu of foie gras and truffles and all ladies will be given a complimentary glass of bubbly. You will also have the opportunity to win a ‘Bella Rose’ from Forever London, a way to make sure you remember this evening forever.

L’Olivo – Rixos The Palm

Spend your Valentine’s Day indulging in L’Olivo’s unique and creative 5 elements Valentine’s menu. Created by the head chef this is a celebration of both love and food. Work your way through the 5-course menu, with such delights as the Fire course of Wagyu beef and foie gras lollipops. The evening is finished off with a surprise Love dessert served at the table by the head chef himself. For the price of 450AED per couple this really is a taste extravaganza not to be missed.

Luciano’s – Habtoor Grand Resort

Luciano’s at the Habtoor Grand wants to know if, “you will be my Valentine?” For a romantic Valentine’s Day Italian food must surely be the way to go, dining at this restaurant with their romantic setting and glittering lights will ensure your night is one to remember. You will be treated to a 4-course menu with 2 glasses of wine for 500AED per couple, or a whole bottle of wine for 750AED per couple. However, if you are looking to make the evening a little more special then for 1,000AED per couple you can enjoy a bottle of bubbly with your significant other.

Mint Leaf of London – DIFC

Enjoy an evening of love and romance in this beautifully designed restaurant. With views out over Downtown and the spectacular sight of the Burj Khalifa, Mint Leaf of London will delight you with some beautifully designed desserts inspired by this special day. So dine out with your loved one and you will be guaranteed of a unique evening with a delicious menu!

Noir – The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road

Of course Valentine’s Day is a chance to stare lovingly into your significant other eyes, however, there is also something romantic and intimate about the dark. The dinning in the dark experience at Noire restaurant in the Fairmont hotel is something you will never forget. You will be treated to a specially created menu and drink pairings for 1-½ hours for 325AED per person. This is a truly unique and romantic experience.

Nola – The Armada BlueBay, JLT

Nola has a cool New Orleans vibe, with live music, friendly staff and great food. If you are looking for a romantic evening out then book a table on their terrace. Low lighting and French style tables create the perfect atmosphere for lovers this year in Dubai. Once you have finished your dinner head over to the bar and dance the evening away to one of the best house bands in the area.

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Pai Thai – Madinat Jumeirah

Pai Thai in the Madinat Jumeirah is in an absolutely stunning setting. Perched on the edge of the small canal that winds its way through the Madinat Jumeirah, you can enjoy a candle lit evening watching the Abras make their way lazily by. There aren’t many locations in Dubai where you can truly escape the city but Pai Thai manages to make you feel relaxed and chilled out. The atmosphere is also incredibly romantic and for this Valentine’s Day they are inviting you to enjoy a 4 course sharing menu and a bottle of rosé champagne for 1300AED per couple, it may not be the cheapest option however, it will surely be a fabulous evening.

Pierchic – Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

Pierchic has the completely deserved reputation of being the most romantic restaurant in Dubai. And it is not difficult to see why; you can sit out on their pier and enjoy the sounds and sights of the water whist watching the sunset. For Valentine’s Day enjoy a stunning seafood buffet for 750AED per person including Moët Rosé. This is a special meal in a location that you and your loved one are sure to never forget.

Prime 68 – JW Marriott Marquis

Enjoy a sumptuous Valentine’s Day feat at the tallest hotel in the world. Prime 68 is on the 68th floor (funnily enough) of the JW Marriott Marquis. Along with their jaw dropping views of the Dubai skyline you will be treated to a 5-course set menu and a glass of complimentary bubbly. For 1200AED per couple you can sit by the window and also receive free flowing wine, or for 950AED per couple you can choose the non-window seat. You are also invited to order a bottle of champagne for a 50% discount.

Pure Sky Lounge – Hilton Dubai, The Walk

Pure Sky Lounge on JBR, The Walk is celebrating Valentine’s Day with their Love is in the Air menu, a 3 course meal for you and your loved one for 150AED per person. Enjoy breathtaking views over JBR and enjoy a glass of champagne, as the sky turns from crystal clear blue to plush pink over the evening. The food is excellent and the setting is perfect.

Ramusake

Ramusake offers a trendy alternative for you for Valentine’s Day; you can enjoy their 4-course sharing menu in their traditional yet edgily designed restaurant. The romantic atmosphere is set by the low lantern lighting, hide yourself away with your partner and sip on their 4 expertly crafted cocktails. The menu and drinks are for the set price of 599AED per couple, a great opportunity to experience their famed Japanese cuisine.

Reform Bar & Grill

Reform Bar & Grill is one of the more peaceful Dubai restaurant locations, you can sit outside and watch the sun go down over the lakes, hold hands under the stars with your loved one and watch the world go by. Reform Bar is offering a 5 course taster menu for 250AED, you will be treated to lobster salad and succulent beef fillet, a tasty and memorable way to spend the 14th February.

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in the Address Hotel is a great option. For 995AED per couple, including wine pairing, you are treated to a 4 course cuisine extravaganza, of course including their signature prime fillet steak, which I can tell you from personal experience is some of the best steak in Dubai, and finishing off with a lovingly prepared heart shaped cheesecake, this will be a fantastic way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.

Shades

Dine in style at Shades restaurant, complete with stunning views of the Dubai Marina and dinner under the stars. They are inviting you to join them for a Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one, priced at only 180AED per person (not including drinks) you can enjoy a menu including fresh strawberries and chocolate fondant to really set the mood. There will also be live entertainment, so you can just sit back and relax and watch the sights and sounds of the Dubai Marina.

Siddharta Lounge – Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

The Siddharta Lounge invites you to Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day. With unparalleled views over the Dubai Marina you can sit back and hold hands with your loved one whilst watching the sunset and the twinkling lights of Dubai at night.  Share a dinner of delicious Asian treats with your partner this February 14th for an evening that is guaranteed to spark those romantic and loving feelings.

STAY by Yannick Alléno – One & Only, The Palm

The One & Only hotel is a seriously romantic destination, set on the palm with views out over the water, the perfect place to take a stroll with your loved one on a Valentine’s Day evening. Book at table at the famous STAY by Yannick Alléno; you will be taken on a culinary adventure in this stylish and innovative restaurant. Using classic cooking methods with a fashionable twist you will experience a dinner like never before. Book a table here for an evening you will never forget.

Teatro – Towers Rotana

This award-winning restaurant with its cozy and sultry atmosphere is a perfect location to head to for valentines’ Day. Teatro’s Asian inspired menu is innovative and always packed with flavour. So if you and your partner are looking for spectacular cuisine in a stunning setting then make sure you book your table for the 14th!

Vesna – Conrad Hotel

Enjoy a night of decadent dining at Vesna restaurant, they offer a fusion cuisine of Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Georgian, and it is absolutely delicious. Expertly prepared and crafted by their head chef, you can be sure of a taste experience. All the dishes seriously deliver on flavour, and the wine list is also impressive. This is a great Valentine’s Day location, the ambiance is contemporary meets luxury and the live singer is a joy to listen to.

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Weslodge Saloon – JW Marriott Marquis

Enjoy scenic views over Dubai from the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel. The Weslodge Saloon is a classy yet comforting American/Canadian style restaurant, enjoy an evening with your partner including fabulous cocktails and delicious steaks. Dine out with a 4 course meal for 500AED, you will be guaranteed an evening of fine dining.

Zengo – Le Meridien Beach Resort

Zengo has a little bit of a twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day with their ‘my boyfriend is out of town’ evening on the 14th February. Ladies are treated to 3 complimentary drinks, while men can purchase an unlimited drinks package for 200AED from 8pm until 11pm. This is the perfect night out for those singletons out there!

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