Planning for Valentine’s Day? We’ve scoured the UAE for the best romantic, scenic, al fresco and wow-worthy spots to celebrate.
Rockfish , Jumeirah Al Naseem
Rockfish, the Mediterranean seafood restaurant has revealed an entire new menu created by the new Executive Chef Marco Garfagnini. Arrive to refreshing welcome drinks, live violinists then sit back and admire the restaurant’s eclectic interior design masterminded by famed designer Bill Bensely. Dine alfresco on the amazing beachfront location to enjoy views of the Burj Al Arab and don’t miss the specialty gin trolley that serves 15+ varieties of signature and newly discovered gins from around the world. Relish a delectable set menu of signature seafood dishes, exquisitely crafted by Chef Marco. Hit the high note with a glass of sparkling and ladies leave with a heart shape chocolate box and single rose.
Price: AED 800 per couple.
Umi Shio at Summersalt , Jumeirah Al Naseem
This new Japanese fusion pop-up concept, created at the hands of Japanese/Argentinian Chef Cristian Goya fuses the artful craft of Japanese cooking, with the delicious flavours of South America. Sample a selection of new Japanese-inspired cocktails, mocktails and varieties of Sake, all served impeccably on the shores of Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach, with views of the Burj Al Arab. Start the celebration early with a private cabana or beach access and a bottle of sparkling beverage. Enjoy a romantic evening with a four-course dinner.
Price: AED 1,100 per couple.
Villa Beach , Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Tuck into a four-course set-menu with your loved one on the beachfront opposite Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. With his creative take on gourmet dining, British Executive Head Chef, Daniel Hillier, offers an innovative menu sprinkled with imaginative seafood including lobster bisque, confit octopus, anchovy tian with caviar and sashimi platters. The set-menu includes a welcome drink glass of bubbly or mocktail. Each lady receives a rose to take home.
Price: AED 1499 per couple
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Take love to new heights, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Make Valentine’s Day one you’ll never forget with this intimate tête-à-tête in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. A decadent five-course dinner by Alta Badia is served with the star-studded Dubai skyline as the backdrop. The Elevator Dining Experience is an exceptional rendezvous which creates the perfect setting for an unforgettable night. Stopping at different levels for each course, the dinner starts with the Chicken Liver Mascarpone Terrine, followed by Pan Seared Prawns. For the main course, elevator diners can enjoy Roasted Codfish followed by a delicious Mango Crème brûlée for dessert, ending the evening on a high.
Price: AED 4,000 for the five-course meal. Book a Rolls-Royce chauffeur, a one-night stay in the towers as well as a blissful spa treatment for two for AED 5,500.
Prior booking is required 48 hours in advance, call restaurant reservations on 04 4323232.
Ray’s Grill , Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
The sky is the limit, so why not celebrate Valentine’s Day on top of the world? Enjoy a charming dinner on level 63 with captivating views at the award-winning steakhouse. Savour every bite and every moment with an enticing foie gras starter and a sharing main of premium cuts and seafood. Don’t miss the passion fruit soufflé. For an extra special and more intimate setting, book the private dining room and enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows adorned with plush flowers and roses.
Price: 650 per person including a three-course set menu and a glass of pink bubbles
AED 1,250 per person with an adorned private dining room with a flowers and candles arrangements and a bottle of French bubbly.
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Plaj, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Imagine dining in a private gazebo set under the stars with your loved one on the beach at Plaj. Indulge in a five-course set-menu paired with a bottle of pink bubbly while your personal butler tends to your every need. Stay the night in a luxurious room, enjoy a hamper and AED 150 voucher to be spent at the luxurious Talise Ottoman Spa.
Price: AED 5,850 per couple, includes a one night stay
The Terrace, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
The world's most luxurious hotel has created an unforgettable fairytale style evening with the “Le Pont Des Amours." This private romantic dinner is set on the bridge overlooking the stunning infinity pool of The Terrace Complete with sprawling views of the shimmering Arabian Gulf as the magnificent Burj Al Arab towers behind you. The perfectly executed 8-course signature menu and personal butler service is sure to charm your special someone.
Price: AED 10,000 per couple
The Penthouse, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Celebrate under the city night sky with dinner at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s Penthouse terrace. For just AED 350 per person, guests can enjoy dinner, a bouquet of red roses and music to dance the night away. Or better yet, book the penthouse suite for a 4-course private dinner served by a butler and an overnight romantic stay. The following day enjoy a complimentary breakfast in bed and a 45-minute couple's massage.
Price for a one night stay AED 15,000 a night.
TEAN/Mare Mare, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
We’ll set the perfect stage for your perfect date, with a private table on our boardwalk overlooking the azure waters and your own daybed to relax on and watch the sun set. You'll be footsteps away from the shore, where you can stroll down the beach for the most romantic toast ever. Choose between the Levant’s finest creations from TEAN or coastal Italy’s culinary jewels courtesy of Mare Mare and enjoy four heavenly courses with the sea as your back drop.
Price: AED 1,500 per couple inclusive of three courses and two glasses of French bubbly per couple.
Romantic staycation, Jumeirah Al Qasr
A hotel that sits in a majestic realm of its own, experience the magic of Arabia with a romantic staycation Jumeirah Al Qasr, one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels, famed for its palatial grandeur in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah. The captivating lobby promises to dazzle at every turn and all 294 rooms and suites, complete with balconies or terraces, have now been refurbished to offer a rich and modern experience with contemporary Arabian flair. Enjoy dinner in one of 40 restaurants and take an abra through the winding 2km waterways as you and your loved one marvel at one of the world’s most recognisable shorelines and the mesmerising Burj Al Arab.
Price: UAE Residents save 15% per night, inclusive of breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner in over 40 restaurants. Discover more at Jumeirah Al Qasr.
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