If you want to treat your boo to some well-deserved fine dining, you’ve come to the right place. Not only have we scouted the most romantic dinners available for V-Day, they’re also the most unique. Ditch the traditional dinner by candlelight ideas and romance the night away with our picks of the best Valentine’s offers right here in our lovely Emirate. You’re sure to impress your S.O this way!
Private Dinner on the Beach
Take it one step further this V-Day, with a private dinner at the beach with your S.O. Can’t you just picture the twinkle of the fairy lights making for the most ideal mood lighting, the romantic set-up of the canopy on the beach, the cool grains of sand between your toes; as you both feast on a four-course meal (have your pick from their Arabic, Italian or Aegean menus), all while enjoying some much-needed privacy. You’ll even get your own butler, so you just may never want to leave.
Where: The Westin Dubai
Price: From Dhs2,000 per couple
Date: Throughout February
Contact: 04 511 7373, website
Candlelit Seafood Dinner
Dine by candlelight, with panoramic views of Old Dubai and celebrate the new flame that’s sparking with your partner this V-Day, with Liwan Restaurant and feast on their delish seafood. They'll be offering fresh oysters, poached shellfish and, sushi with a magnificent dessert spread featuring Swiss made chocolates, a sweetheart Oreo cheese cake, raspberry lipsmacker, Cupid’s strawberry rhubarb pie and a red heart lemon tart, for your sweet endings.
Where: Liwan Restaurant, Swissotel Al Ghurair
Date: Thursday, February 14
Contact: 04 293 3000, website
Dinner with a Panaromic View
Treat your new partner to the best of the best this V-Day at Al Dawaar’s Valentine’s festivities. Take in the stellar views of Dubai’s only revolving restaurant where there’ll also have a vibrant live kitchen to keep you two entertained and well-fed all through the night. You’ll have a world of choices to pick from, from an array of salads, soups, a sushi and sashimi bar, the ‘catch of the day’, a meat lover’s station, Arabic Mezze, pastas, risotto, smoked fish, cold cuts, islands of cooked and raw seafood items amongst others. Sip on their handcrafted cocktails and make some truly romantic memories, while ending the night at their decadent dessert counter. What’s not to love?
Where: Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Price: Three-course set menu starts from Dhs399 per person
Contact: 04 293 3271, website
Romantic Dinner Cruise
If you want to srsly impress your date this V-Day, a romantic dinner cruise with JA Bateaux Dubai is just what you need. Take in the picturesque views of Dubai’s gorgeous Creekside whilst seated in the Prestige Lounge of the luxurious vessel, and dine on a six-course meal, where you’ll also receive a complimentary heart-shaped red velvet cake, with unlimited premium beverages. They even offer a complimentary flower bouquet and Elemis toiletries to the lady, which will bag you all the brownie points.
Where: Bateaux Dubai
Price: Dhs2,000 per couple
Contact: 04 336 6768, website
Dinner At a Floating Restaurant
Dinner on the sea is just the thing you need to set the scene and make sure everything is smooth sailing between you and your S.O. They’ll be serving a delish four-course spread with Valentine’s-themed dishes like their beetroot heart shaped kebabs as well as their Lucknow Love-Silken lamb galouti, served original style to give you a little taste.
Where: MITRA – The Indian Fusion Bistro
Price: From Dhs299 per couple
When: February 14, 12pm to 2am
Contact: 04 388 5555, info
A French Haute Cuisine V-Day Dinner
If you wish to treat your partner to some authentic Parisian romance this Valentine’s Day, whisk them off to Latest Recipe. The restaurant’s bespoke Valentine’s soirée will make you feel as if you’re dining in the City of Love with their bistro-style setting, French desserts, European breads and cheese, which are paired with fruits and grape. Romantic ballads will be played throughout the night to add the ideal soundtrack to your evening.
Where: Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Price: Special beverages package, Dhs299 / Soft drink package, Dhs199
When: Thursday, February 14
Contact: 04 511 7373, website
An Authentic Turkish Steakhouse Dinner
This V-Day, give your date a dinner experience unlike anything they’ve had before and stimulate their taste buds with some authentic Turkish delights (no pun intended). Indulge in a specially curated four-course Valentine’s menu, consisting of Mediterranean salad, Beef Carpaccio or Cheddar Fume, succulent Lamb Chops or Beef Tenderloin, and for dessert, their very own creation made of bitter chocolate Medina dates and, Carob Molasses.
Where: Gürkan Şef Steakhouse at City Walk 2, Al Safa
Price: Dhs399 per couple
When: From the 10th till the 16th of February
Contact: +971 4 379 9777, website
A Middle Eastern Romance
If you wish to live out your Arabian fairy-tale, take your S.O out to Ninive Dubai and experience their '1001 Nights' festivities on the day before V-Day. You two will be treated to a sumptuous Oriental feast and a live DJ to keep you dancing all through the night. However, if you want a cosier option where you and your S.O can enjoy each other's company under the stars, visit this dreamy rustic delight, and feel as if you've entered the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in ancient Nineveh. They'll have a specially curated menu to mark the special occasion for all the lovebirds.
Where: Ninive, Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai
Price: 1001 Nights - Dhs450 per person, V-Day Dinner - Dhs350 per person
When: 1001 Nights - Feb 13 from 8pm onwards, V-Day Dinner - Feb 14 from 7pm onwards
Contact: +971 4 326 6105, website
French Fine-Dining Served With A Side of Mystique
This V-Day, you can not only treat your partner to some delish French dining with stunning views of the famed Emirates Towers from the terrace at the chic, La Cantine du Faubourg but, you can also throw in a li'l something special, for your someone special. When you dine with La Cantine this Valentine's, you'll get the chance to win an exquisite diamond gift from Maison Messika and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, when you try opening their magic box. With the stellar French venue, you're guaranteed a star-studded night coupled with picture-perfect memories to last a lifetime! Don't forget to bring your camera if you visit this classy restaurant, becuase you'll definitely want to snap at least a hundred pictures with your boo, next to their grand white piano.
Where: La Cantine du Faubourg, Emirates Towers, DIFC, Dubai
Price: Spend a min of Dhs500 to be eligible for the draw to win the gift
When: Thursday, Feb 14 from 7pm to 10.30pm
Contact: +971 43 527 105, website