24 Valentine's Day Dining Options

February means Valentine’s Day, the day where couples show their love and appreciation of each other. Gifts are bought and plans are made to spend time with that special person, and as food is always best enjoyed in the company of a loved one, planning a perfect meal together is at the top of everyone’s list. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for that special day, whether it is dinner under the stars, by the pool, on the beach or with an amazing city backdrop, we have rounded up some of the many offers Dubai has, to make sure that your romantic evening is everything you and your partner deserve.

Valentine’s Day At Ammos

Treat that important someone to something truly special at Ammos. Bask in the romantic atmosphere and enjoy a delicious set-menu, featuring authentic Greek meze, tasty starters, mouth-watering mains, and the chef’s delicious selection of Greek sharing desserts! Ibby, a one-man band, will provide the ideal music to set the mood so that you can give your loved one a Valentine’s Day surprise they’ll never forget. The package is priced at Dhs 285 per person. Call 052-7779473.

Signature By Sanjeev Kapoor

Leave the red roses, fancy outfits and anxiety at home to enjoy a delicious four-course set menu of mouth-watering Indian delicacies. Indulge in dishes such as asparagus tulsi chicken melodion, tandoori raw mango, paneer pudina khaas, basil pepper murg makhani, lobster curry and kulfi falooda. Priced at Dhs 299 per couple. Call 04-386 8111.

Valentine's Day In The Sky At Al Dawaar

Celebrate love at Dubai's only revolving restaurant that has created a 'Beauty and the Beast' theme to the day. On arrival, ladies will be welcomed with a box of chocolates and a red rose. The food includes a spread of salads, soups, a sushi and sashimi bar, ‘catch of the day’, meat lover’s station, Arabic mezze, pastas and risotto and a decedent dessert section. Prices start at Dhs 399 per person. Call 04-2096887

Le Cirque's San Valentino Dinner

Indulge in a four-course sharing menu at this French-Italian restaurant featuring twenty aphrodisiacs and the French-Italian classics such as tuna tartare, lobster gnudi, seared duck breast and more. Music by a pianist composing melodies will turn the dining experience into memories. Priced at Dhs 688 per couple. Call 04-3722323.

Valentine's Day Special At Mitra

Nothing is more special than having a dining experience with your loved one at a restaurant with a view. Mitra, the floating restaurant offers a special Valentine’s four-course spread of drinks, starters, mains and desserts including beetroot heart kebabs, old Bombay tawa soya chops, gobi chicken and red velvet brownie cassata. Packages start from Dhs 299 per couple. Call 04-5260625.

Candle Lit Buffet At Swissotel Al Ghurair's

Swissotel Al Ghurair is hosting a candlelit dinner at Liwan restaurant. Indulge in a wide selection of seafood such as fresh oysters and  poached shellfish. International delicacies, sushi and a range of grills are also available. Finish the evening with Swiss made chocolates and sweetheart Oreo cheese cake with romantic and panoramic views of old Dubai. Packages start at Dhs 450 per couple. Call 04-2933271.

Dinner By The Pool At Palazzo Versace Dubai

Spend an intimate evening of culinary sophistication and love by the central pool of this elegant hotel. With tables limited, will ensure exclusivity and tranquillity while you dine. The four-course set menu is priced at Dhs 2,500 per couple, including a bouquet of flowers and dessert to take away. Call 04-5568860.

DIY Meal Boxes From Kibsons

Celebrate Valentine's Day together by cooking fresh ingredients with a meal box from Kibsons. The meal boxes come with step by step recipes and options include love birds stew, arabic style lamb chops, honey-braised lentils and yogurt dressing, roasted hasselback squash with satay slaw and quinoa and more. Call 800-5427667.

Celebrate Love At Rüya

Celebrate the day in the elegant setting of Rüya with its marina skyline view. The special set menu features signature Rüya classics including oysters with tomato and lemon, the lahmacun filled with spicy lamb, baked sea bass with a sujuk crust and a sharing dessert platter. Priced at Dhs 660 per couple. Call 04-5260083.

Patiala Restaurant Souk Al Bahar

Watch the Dubai Fountain show at Souk Al Bahar while enjoying a six-course meal at this luxury Indian restaurant. Indulge in a
set menu starting with a lemon rose sharbat all the way to a beetroot halwa with vanilla ice-cream for dessert. Priced at Dhs 550 per couple. Call 04-4519151.

The Ultimate Package At Pai Thai

Pai Thai's premium package will lift the Valentine's Day experience for any couple who like to go all out. Starting with a limousine pickup and a private abra journey, decorated with roses, to the restaurant, followed by a  five-course meal and amazing views, this really is a special Valentine's Day. The package is priced at Dhs 3,500. Call 800-666353.

Armani/Hashi Dubai

Japanese plated artistry woos the soul and palate at Armani/Hashi with six light yet exquisite courses including a trio of Valentine’s sashimi, lobster and enoki mushroom tempura, crispy sea bass, robataki Angus tenderloin with teriyaki sauce, and the whimsical chocolate molten cake with passion fruit. Priced at Dhs 800 per couple. Call 04-8883666.

Heart Of The Ocean At QE2

Spend the evening at the bow of the QE2 enjoying a candle-lit five-course meal with romantic live music. Couples will have their photograph taken in the famous ‘Titanic’ style pose, followed by a nights stay in a superior room with breakfast. Limited to just 12 reservations this is set to be very exclusive. Priced at Dhs 1,969. www.qe2.com

Flavours Of The Ocean At Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Private sweetheart tables will be laid on the beach overlooking the astounding Palm Jumeirah; it is the idyllic choice for a dreamy moonlit five-course Valentine’s Day dinner under the stars. Priced at Dhs 3,999 per couple, the package is limited to 8 reservations. Call 056-1897000.

Gaucho Valentine Dinner

Gaucho has created a special set menu of a three-course Valentine dinner. Highlights include truffle lomo carpaccio and truffle burrata, bife de chorizo or bife de lomo, to the saffron and coconut risotto, and torontes gourmand, comprised of chocolate truffles, dulce de leche cheesecake and passion fruit profiterole. Priced at Dhs 450. Call 04-4227898.

Dine Under The Stars In 3in1 At Vida Downtown

Treat that special someone with a romantic candlelit dinner in an exclusive private cabana by the pool or under the stars on the terrace. The menu includes tea smoked salmon with potato salad, beef filet steak, duck breast, tiger Prawns, and a customised dessert plate. Priced at Dhs 499 per couple for food and Dhs 250 for the cabana. Call 04-8883444.

RHODES W1, Grosvenor House, Dubai

Celebrate your evening with a specially curated three-course dinner. The menu highlights include canapes, tomato soup, lobster and prawn cocktail, braised beef amd parsely mash, the wild mushroom mille feuilles with celeriac, hazelnut brittle and truffled macaroni cheese, chocolate caramel tart and more. Priced at Dhs 450 per person. Call 04-3176000.

‘Dinner At The Beach’ At Dukes Hotel

Soak up spectacular view of the Dubai Marina skyline and fire up the romantic mood this Valentine’s Day! Set foot at the private beach of Dukes Dubai to your own private dining setup. Start the evening with a welcome drink followed by an exclusive four-course romantic dinner by the beach. Priced at Dhs 1,500 per couple. Call 04-4551101.

Miyako At Hyatt Regency Dubai

Japanese restaurant Miyako is offering a five-course menu within a romantic setting. The evening starts with a welcome drink followed by a menu of fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables along with flavoursome sauces. Enjoy sushi, sashimi, tempuras, seafood rice and desserts. Packages start at Dhs 350 per person. Call 04-2096887.

Bombay Brasserie At Taj Dubai

Couples can enjoy a three-course set menu with views of the Burj Khalifa, providing the backdrop for a truly enchanting evening. The menu has vegetarian and non-vegetarian options including truffle gucchi paneer and burgul ke kebab, khurmani ke kofta or murg bawli handi, and strawberry malai sandwich. Priced at Dhs 699 per couple, and each lady gets a red rose and chocolates. Call 04-4383222.

Afternoon Tea At Kempinski  Mall Of The Emirates

Indulge in a cosy afternoon tea in the Aspen lounge with a range of themed, decadent bites. Get spoilt with a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and freshly baked scones served with clotted cream, while enjoying a range of 18 loose-leaf teas. Harpist Kate Olinyk will perform dreamy melodies in the background for a truly romantic setting. Package priced at Dhs 288 per couple. Call 04-4095999.

‘Dine Under The Stars’ At Courtyard By Marriott Al Barsha

If you don’t want to spend too much, then this could be an option for you. Dine under the stars at the Upyard Rooftop Lounge at recently opened Courtyard by Marriot Al Barsha, for only Dhs 99 per person. The package includes a lavish dinner for you and your partner in a romantic setting. Call 04-5061111.

Magnolia Bakery Luv Note Cupcakes

Express your love with special notes from the heart over a sweet treat. Magnolia Bakery is customising the much loved classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes by inscribing them with a personalised message or an image for the one you love. Each customised cupcake is priced at Dhs 17 and the offer is valid throughout February. Call 04-3505440.

RIVA Ristorante

Spend the evening at this serene beach spot in Palm Jumeirah indulging in a set modern European menu. The menu includes salmon gravlax, tuna carpaccio, tomato soup, and prawn cannelloni, duck breast, vegetable lasagne, and the strawberry affection to finish. Priced at Dhs 249 per couple. Call 04-4309466.

Gürkan Sef Steakhouse

Indulge in the Turkish steakhouse experience at Gürkan Sef Steakhouse in City Walk 2 with a specially created Valentine’s Day four-course menu which includes a choice of two starters, a choice of steak tenderloins or lamb chops and  dessert. Priced at
Dhs 399 per couple. Call 04-3799777.

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