Love is in the air, but how will you spend February 14? Here are our top picks…
THE EXTRAVAGANT EXPERIENCES
Diamonds and Roses
Why not go all out and impress your loved one with a Valentine’s treat they will never forget? At Dhs500,000, the super-luxurious Valentine’s day package offered by the H Hotel includes the following:
- ¥ • His-and-hers matching constellation gold and diamond watches
- ¥ • Two night’s stay in the Royal Suite (this covers 1,130sqm and features a private outdoor terrace, outdoor pool, steam room, spa room and private cinema)
- ¥ • Private breakfast in the Royal Suite
- ¥ • Private Rolls Royce chauffeur return transfers anywhere in the UAE
- ¥ • Private butler throughout your stay
- ¥ • Helicopter tour of Dubai (25 minutes)
- ¥ • Once-in-a-lifetime 18-course omakase in-suite meal with Okku Executive Chef
- ¥ • His-and-hers 95-minute Balinese massage
- ¥ • His-and-hers personalised monogrammed bath robes
- ¥ • 1,000 red roses
Book it now: The H Hotel, One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04) 5018888 Visit their site here
The Ritz Carlton Dubai has devised a romantic package that ensures your day is a personal one: you dine under the stars in your own private cabana, where a sumptuous four-course meal will be served with premium bubbly and complete with stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Packages start from Dhs3,000.
Book it now: The Ritz Carlton Dubai, Dubai (04) 3186150 Visit their site here
Ensuring a day full of adventure, Madinat Jumeirah’s Dhs100,000 Valentine’s package starts when you check in to the Presidential or Royal Suite. You will then be whisked off in sensational style in a Rolls Royce to Burj Al Arab, where you will depart from the helipad for a magical journey through the skies. On your return, you will be treated to a private dinner at Madinat Jumeirah.
Book it now: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Visit their site here
Surprise your partner with the ultimate oriental pampering at B/ATTITUDE Spa, Grosvenor House Dubai, with a variety of Far Eastern experiences created exclusively for Valentine’s Day. For just Dhs920, enjoy an Arabian Romance treatment, which includes a Honey Paradise Hamman Ritual combined with a 60-minute Balinese Massage. Total time is 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Book it now: B/ATTITUDE Spa, 4th Floor, Grosvenor House Hotel Tower 2, Dubai. (04) 3998888 ext. no. 2200
Ahasees Spa & Club
Award-winning Ahasees Spa & Club invites you to indulge in the Romantic Escape package, which includes a signature Pearl Balm Massage and either a Refreshing Facial or Refining Body Polish to accompany the massage. Guests can also choose a setting, from the brand-new Ahasees Spa cabanas by the pool, luxurious en-suite treatment rooms or the indulgent couple’s suite.
Book it now: Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai. Prices start from Dhs1,000, Visit their site here
Treat someone you love with a day of heavenly pampering at the Heavenly Spa by Westin. For just Dhs383 per person, the 1 hour and 30 minute Perfectly Paired package includes an energising body scrub, signatures massages, a glass of bubbly and pool access.
Book it now: Heavenly Spa, The Westin, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Offer is valid until February 28, 2013 (04) 5117901
Enjoy a tailored sensory experience at Armani/SPA and treat yourselves to a stylish pampering package for two with a circulation-boosting Fluidita body massage and body brush session in the relaxing setting of a private couple’s suite. Then relax at the spa’s landscaped pool and terrace and raise a toast to the occasion with a glass of chilled bubbly and beautifully presented bowl of fresh strawberries. Not bad for Dhs900.
Book it now: Armani/SPA, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai. (04) 8883282 Visit their site here
The deal: Unlimited Toro Toro bites, bubbly and selected premium spirits for Dhs400. This is also a carnival-themed night with a guest appearance from DJ Carlos Campos.
Book it now: Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Hotel Tower 2, Dubai. (04) 3176000 Visit their site here
The deal: Five-course set menu package for Dhs600 per couple, inclusive of a welcome glass of prosecco. Bar and lounge package is Dhs480 per couple, inclusive of pass-around canapés and champagne.
Book it now: Bussola, The Westin Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai. (04) 5117136
At.mosphere Burj Khalifa
The deal: For Dhs1,350 per couple, sample a three-course menu of perfectly paired delights. Dishes include oysters served with golden trout roe and salmon served with a beetroot carpaccio.
Book it now: At.mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa, Dubai. (04) 8883828 Timings: 6pm–11pm.Visit their site here
The deal: An exclusive dinner cruise on one of Jumeirah’s private yachts. For Dhs10,000 per couple, savour a gourmet five-course menu expertly prepared by the chef and accompanied by a bottle of bubbly. Ladies and gentlemen will receive complimentary Valentine’s Day gifts on the day.
Book it now: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. (04) 3647777 Timings: 7pm–10pm. Visit their site here
The deal: Afternoon tea overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Over 33 different delectable tea offerings will be served with either a Kir imperial or a colourful cocktail.
Book it now: Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai. Prices start from Dhs95 for non-alcoholic drink and Dhs225 with Kir imperial. Visit their site here
The deal: For Dhs1,700 per couple, enjoy a five-course menu lit by soft lights and candles and with the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the waters as your backdrop.
Book it now: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. (02) 5098631 Visit their site here
The Library Bar
The deal: Indulge in a three-course set menu perfectly paired with a glass of sparkling grape and complemented with heart-warming tunes from the resident pianist, for Dhs390 per person.
Book it now: Ritz Carlton Dubai, Dubai. (04) 3186150 Visit their site here
The deal: A chauffeur from Jumeirah Zabeel Saray will pick up your partner at the location of your choice before escorting them to your private gazebo in a romantic beach setting. Your personal butler for the evening will serve you a five-course European gourmet dinner with a bottle of rosé champagne. Before your chauffeur takes you home, ladies will be given a bouquet of roses and a special gift hamper. A bargain for just Dhs3,900.
Book it now: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm, Dubai. (04) 4530444
The deal: At just Dhs700, two people will enjoy a five-course tasting menu with a welcome drink at the exquisite Italian restaurant.
Book it now: Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. ((04) 4484733)
The deal: Lunch for two at M’s restaurant at Emirates Golf Club followed by a spot of spa action with a 60-minute Bee My Honey massage. Only Dhs1,385 including wine with the lunch.
Book it now: SensAsia Urban Spa, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai. Visit their site here
The deal: Friends can focus on spending quality time together as a group while enjoying a three-course set menu priced at Dhs299 per person, highlighted by sharing platters of signature cuisines from around the globe, including India, Thailand, Japan, China, Europe and the Middle East. To complement the experience, guests can add a bottle of sparkling vintage for Dhs149.
Book it now: Spectrum On One, Fairmont Dubai, Dubai. (04) 3118316 Minimum four guests per table.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
The deal: The Zighy Passion Package costs US$2,950 per couple and includes:
- ¥ • Two-night’s accommodation in a luxury Pool Villa
- ¥ • A bottle of Ayala rosé champagne in your villa upon arrival
- ¥ • 1001 Roses Couple’s Spa Journey at the Six Senses Spa
- ¥ • Aphrodisiac course-by-course dining experience at Sense On The Edge
Book it now: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman. Visit their site here
Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
The deal: The Suite Valentine’s package starts from Dhs1,580 per couple and includes:
- ¥ • One night’s accommodation for two persons in a Classic Suite
- ¥ • Complimentary bottle of bubbly in a room on arrival
- ¥ • Valentine’s seafood buffet dinner at Ginger All Day Dining
- ¥ • Buffet breakfast the following morning
- ¥ • One-hour couple’s massage
Book it now: Park Rotana Abu Dhabi. (02) 6573333