The very best

Whether it’s quintessential afternoon tea, a leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner, on February 14, love, laughter, conversations and merriment is definitely in the air along with sumptuous food. Or, it’s a perfect excuse to celebrate singledom. Either way, forget diets for a day and indulge all your senses.

BRUNCH

Wanderlove, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

With more than 10 live stations, this food odyssey will satisfy even the most restless of foodies. Embrace your inner wanderlust and enjoy. Innovative beats of DJ Adam J and special live entertainment

From 1pm to 4pm. Packages begin from Dhs425 per person. To book call (04) 4143000

Suq, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Indulge in a warm and inviting atmosphere complete with live entertainment and a tantalising spread of dishes, interactive live cooking stations, Arabian favourites and an array of seafood from around the world. Each with that added Valentine’s touch. Love is definitely in the air.

 

From 1pm to 4pm. Packages begin at Dhs375 including soft beverages. Ladies will be offered the beverage package complimentary when their partner purchases one. To book call (04) 2707803 

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Lido, QE2

Step on board and enjoy a dreamy day. Set on the Quarter Deck against the backdrop of Dubai’s iconic skyline and the shimmering emerald waters, it offers a myriad of world-cuisines, nearly 200 freshly prepared dishes and Valentine’s Day themed sweet treats. Adults can enjoy a live band featuring all the romantic classics whilst the little ones can enjoy themselves at the playroom – complete with bouncy castles, interactive games and a children’s buffet.

From 1pm to 4pm. Packages begin at Dhs225 for adults and Dhs95 for children between 4 to 12 years of age. To book call (04) 526 8811 or email: dining@qe2.com

Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Indulge in an exquisite sharing style brunch made up of various mouth-watering starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy the day at your own pace, as you can choose from any three-hour slot to enjoy brunch.

Between the hours of 12:30pm to 10:00pm. Packages begin at Dhs500 per couple. For bookings call (02) 208 0000 or email restaurantreservation.auh@editionhotels.com 

Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre

Loved-up couples, embittered singles or dance floor devotees, Yalumba has grand plans for you and your palate.

From 12.3opm to 3.30pm. Packages begin at Dhs299 per person. To book call (04) 7022455

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Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai

No matter what your relationship status is – single, married, in-love or heartbroken, if you are looking to party, then Toro Toro it is. At the Brunch mi Amor you will be treated to a selection of delectable appetisers, main courses and desserts. You will also receive a handpicked rose upon arrival and a smooth, delicious chocolate bar on the way out as a super sweet ending. To elevate the day a notch higher, there is live entertainment, a dynamic tango show and a live DJ spinning smooth jams to get you off your seat and onto the dance floor.

From 3pm to 6pm. Dhs333 for ladies and Dhs433 for gentlemen inclusive of unlimited food and house drinks. Early birds receive a 20 per cent discount. To book call (04) 3176000 or visit torotoro-dubai.com

LUNCH

KAYTO, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Along with stunning views and idyllic setting, Chef Christian Goya’s Peruvian-Nikkei gastronomous flavours will leave you never wanting it to end. We’re talking Classic Sea Bass ceviche, 36-hour cooked lamb shoulder alongside truffle potato and a huge selection fo signature rolls and nigiri. Top off the evening with delectable cheesecake and chocolate fondant before departing with a complimentary chocolate box.

From 1230pm to 3.30pm. Packages begin from Dhs800 per couple. To book visit kaytodubai.com

Fika

Romantic settings don’t get more spectacular than at Fika with its majestic views, serene setting and big-hearted food. Whether you prefer dining indoors amid marble tables and blond-wood accents, or alfresco on the terrace, complete with the idyllic evening lights of Burj Al Arab and the lapping waves of the Arabian Ocean providing a magical backdrop. Diners are also in for a treat, with atmospheric beats courtesy of a live DJ.

From 12.30pm to 4pm. To make a booking (04) 4068700

Two.0, Cove Beach Dubai, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Island

Whether you’re looking for a long relaxed lunch, a private cabana, or something in-between, there’s something here to suit every couple’s desire.

From 10am until sunset. Packages begin from Dhs550 per couple. To book visit covebeach.com

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AFTERNOON TEA

Penrose Lounge, Four Seasons DIFC

All you need is love, but, we know you won’t say no to a cup of freshly brewed tea or a glass of sparkling alongside handcrafted, signature gastronomical treats prepared by the world’s most renowned Pattisier. Lasting memories are made of this.

The afternoon tea is priced at Dhs200. To book call (04) 2707803 

Lobby Lounge, Ritz Carlton DIFC

Whisper sweet nothings to each other over a decadent cup of tea and savoury treats.

Priced at Dhs95per person. To book call (04)  3722323 or email difcrestaurants@ritzcarlton.com 

Aspen, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Snuggle up in the cozy and beautiful surroundings for an afternoon to remember. The menu is specially crafted to celebrate the season of love and includes decadent delicacies such Caramelized Goats Cheese with Orange Marmalade, Baby Shrimp Tart with Mango Salsa, Heirloom Tomatoes, Raspberry Cheesecake, Lemon Vanilla Tart and Passion Chocolate Financier and more.

From 3pm to 6pm. Dhs288 per couple.To book call (04) 4095999 or email dining.moe@kempinski.com

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DINNER

Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr

Drink in the incredible Burj Al Arab Jumeirah views while the talented chefs take your dining experience to a whole new level. Think, Gilardeau oyster, bluefin tuna, Wagyu beef, Shellebration platter of blue lobster rounded off with a special red velvet pearl wth strawberry sorbet. And, there is live music and flowers, too. Resist if you can.

From 6pm onwards. Packages begin at Dhs1,250 per person. To book call 800666353 or email: restaurants@saroodhospitality.com

Rare, Melia Desert Palm Dubai

How about a romantic dinner at RARE? The dinner includes an amuse-bouche of Foie gras terrine, poached egg with quinoa etc. For the main choose cod fish with corn puree, butterly scallops, duck confit, Angus rib eye followed by a host of indulgent desserts, all while soaking in the views of the city’s skyline and lush polo fields.

From 7pm to 11pm. Dhs550 per couple. To book call (04) 602 9323 or email eat.dp@melia.com 

Beluga, Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah

Celebrate the evening savouring some of the most coveted caviar from Beluga. Whether you are after the Russian Oscietra caviar or the famous Beluga Cavair, you will be having a lip-smacking time.

From 2pm to 2am. Packages begin from Dhs650 per couple. To make a booking call (04) 340 8882 or Email reservations@belugabar.com

Pacific Grove Restaurant & Lounge, Paramount Hotels Dubai

Love will definitely be in the air as you dine at Pacific Groove this Valentine’s Day. Unleash your romantic side with an aphrodisiac-inspired menu starring oysters and the ‘pillow talk‘ surprise dessert while listening to soulful vibes of Claudia Patrice’s most romantic songs. Plus, get an exclusive offer: Lovebirds are gonna enjoy themselves thoroughly.

From 7pm onwards. Packages begin from Dhs295 per person. Avail a 50 per cent discount when you book this experience. To book call (04) 2466641 or visit paramounthotelsdubai.com

Opa, Fairmont The Palm

Why not treat your loved one to an authentic Greek experience? The enchanting garden walkway is reminiscent of the Greek islands. Have the time of your life as you feast on traditional Mediterranean flavours, coupled with Zorba dancing and plate-smashing. Greek love? Yes.

From 7pm to 1am. To book call (04) 3570557 or email reservations@opadubai.com

Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria DIFC

Spend your evening whispering sweet nothings over a delectable menu featuring oysters, foie gras, sea urchin risotto, your choice of main and utterly delectable dessert. Don’t forget to post a picture of the impressive views for vows and love on your Instagram feed.

From 6pm to 11pm. Dhs675 per couple. To book call (04) 5159818 or visit waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

Graze Gastro Grill & Bar, La Ville Hotel & Suites

For a dreamy romantic date with views of the twinkling Dubai skyline and the majestic Burj Khalifa. Bask in a night of love as you enjoy a picnic spread in your private cabana. Romance at its very best.

From 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Packages begin at Dhs500. To book call (04) 4033111 or Email laville.dining@autographhotels

Nassau, Jumeirah Golf Estates

Why not indulge in a three-course meal at this new gem? Chef Silvena Rowe has indulgent plans to treat your palate with both veg and non-veg options. And don’t leave without having a bite (or whole) of the yummylicious Eton Mess.

Dhs590 per couple. To make a booking visit dubaigolf.com/dine/nassau

Hutong, DIFC

Its time to put your best fashion foot forward as Hutong collaborates with luxury fashion brand Sergio Rossi to host an evening to beat all evenings. Savour the occasionally fiery Northern Chinese dishes – think Red Lantern and Roasted Peking Duck ending the evening with the extremely delectable Ma La dessert. This is an absolute, must-try. You can opt for a more private dining experience overlooking the iconic wishing tree. According to folklore you have to try to place your wish as high as possible. Love and luck are definitely on your side as you walk out with a lust-worthy pair of Sergio Rossi slingback pumps. How utterly fashionable is that?

From 6.30pm to 12am. To book call (04) 2200868 or visit hutong-dubai.com

Zoco, Al Habtoor City

Toast to good times with the love of your life. Expect a large selection of Tex Mex options, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas that will ensure you put your diet to the side. And we haven’t even told you about the Tacos yet. Wash them down with Love of a Lifethyme and for dessert end with the sweet note of doughnuts or churros.

From 5pm onwards. To book call (04) 4370044

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BEACHSIDE BLISS

Dining by Design, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Surprise your love with indulgent dining at sunset or beneath the twinkling stars for a refined Valentine’s Day at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. The staggering views paired with a gourmet 5-course meal, bubbles and roses will certainly add to your romance. And as you reluctantly, but happily, set off into the night you will receive a framed photo of your night as a token.

From sunset. Dhs3,999 per couple. To book call (04) 5678304 or email restaurants.dubai@anantara.com 

Palm Avenue, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

On the picturesque beachfront, just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of vibrant Dubai, you can sweep your love off their feet with a gourmet six-course private meal on the beach or the overwater cabanna by the pools edge. And why not add to the evening glamour by choosing to arrive in a Bentley?

From 7.30pm to 11pm. Packages begin at Dhs1,200 per couple. To book call (04) 8182222 or email DXBPD.Reservations@waldorfastoria.com 

The Game of Love, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

This progressive dinner takes you and your beloved from cuddling around a fireplace overlooking the snow to flamenco dancing to dancing under the stars ending with rich velvets of Noir.  The Game of Love is complete with riddles, succulent food  and drinks.

From 7pm to 12am. Dhs900 per couple. Dhs3,000 if you prefer to spend the night in a pool chalet. And you also stand to win a night in the grand deluxe room. To book call (04) 4095999 or email dining.moe@kempinski.com

Prime, Meydan Hotel

Starry-eyed couples looking to mark the day with a proposal-worthy celebration, this is for you. Begin your evening with a complimentary limousine drive, to  arrive for an exquisite five-course menu with a bottle of bubbles. Adding to the magic of the evening, is the live performance including violin and saxophone tunes.

From 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Dhs1,500 per couple. To book call (04) 3813111 or email meydanrestaurantreservations@meydanhotels.com 

Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm

A romantic setting to sway your lover. Get in the mood with a gorgeous dinner set in a cabana on the beach with the works. The menu is a blend of all things dreamy starting from Wild Seabass Carpaccio to a Bacio, including a bottle of bubbly. Italian music, Italian food and the lovely mild winter chill – it can’t get any better than this.

From 7pm to late. Dhs2,750 per cabana (only four available). To book call (04) 2455555

Azure Beach, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR

How does splashing about in the pool and spending the day on a sunbed sound? Divine? Well, then what are you waiting for? Reserve your exclusive pool island sunbed along with sumptuous bites and sweet desserts. Ladies you will receive a special bikini set from La Vie En Rose.

From 10am to 1am (pool timings are from 10am to 7pm) are Priced at Dhs1,450 per couple. Visit thepalmdubai.rixos.com or email reservation.dubai@rixos.com 

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The Lagoon, Park Hyatt Dubai

For toes-in-the-sand ardour, head to The Lagoon, where dinner is served in beachside cabanas set on warm golden sands. Fall head over heels all over again as a private butler waits on you hand and foot, while a bespoke epicurean experience puts love at the heart of the menu.

Dhs1,950 per couple inclusive of private butler service and exclusive menu. To book call (04) 6021234 or email dxbphrestaurantsreservations@hyatt.com  

Beach Bar, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

Balmy breeze, ocean scents, starlit sky, red roses, bonfire and you. Sounds utterly romantic? It certainly is.  You will be greeted with a welcome drink before and feasting on delectable delights as you indulge in the three-course menu. And you can continue the party late into the evening as you dance to the rhythms of DJ Vivi.

From 7pm to 11pm. Dhs995 per couple. Shisha is also available at an extra charge. To book call (04) 3165550

SELF LOVE

The Exit, Mercure Barsha Heights Hotel

Toast to the single life with friends or spend some time with your better half without the need for candles or heart-shaped desserts. Ladies will get three free cocktails and gents can choose between a free burger or pizza. If you choose to come solo, you will also get 40 per cent off your total bill. And then, there is also an opportunity to win a one-night stay for two. Best of luck.

From 1pm to 3am. To book call (04) 3818888

SoBe

Find yourself single on Valentines? SoBe is the place to be with or without your squad. DJ David Craig and DJ Eden will ensure you have a good night.

From 9pm to 1am. Complimentary drinks for you and your girl gang from 7pm to 9pm

Ikandy Ultra Lounge, Shangri-Ls Hotel, Dubai

Going it alone for the evening? Ikandy offers live music, DJ playing top hits and delicious bites to ensure you have a good time. Throughout the evenings, ladies can enjoy free flow of a signature beverage and canapes, while gentlemen can enjoy a free flow of signature hand-crafted concoction and light bites.

From 8pm to 12am. Priced at Dhs69 for ladies and Dhs89 for gentlemen. To book call (04) 4052703 or email f&breservations.sldb@shangri-la.com

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