V-Day special: Plan your romantic night out
Dubai - We round up the top Valentine's Day meal deals in the city that are sure to make the most romantic day of the year one to remember
Date night at Claw BBQ
The restaurant is offering a 'Lover's' and 'Anti-Valentine's' set-menus, which include three courses and a beverage. An evening here can be a memorable date night and is also perfect for those looking to just hang out and have fun with friends. Further, they will be screening a series of rom-com films for a more relaxed vibe.
INFO: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, February 12-14, from 7pm, Dh250, +971 4 432 2300
Dinner with a view
Take your date to Sky Lounge 43 to experience a panoramic 360-degree view of Sheikh Zayed Road. Diners will be treated to a gourmet three-course menu that includes highlights such as green mussels, seared salmon and raspberry chocolate cake, among others. This will be followed by a salsa dancing experience that is sure to make the night more exciting.
INFO: Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, February 14, Dh600 per couple, +971 4 316 9726
Indian affair at iZ
Indulge in a variety of Indian flavours and sample classics such as pani puri and papdi chaat along with a wide variety of of kebabs and authentic dishes that include kadhai chicken, gosht roganjosh, dal makhani, aloo palak and mushroom pulao. Plus, you get to end your meal on a sweet note with their special Valentine's "love" dessert.
INFO: Grand Hyatt Dubai, February 14, Dh180 per person, +971 4 317 2222
Romantic dinner cruise
Hop on board the Boardwalk BBQ Donut and take your loved ones on a magical journey along the Dubai Creek. Here you can soak in the stunning views and surroundings of the creek and can dig into a special menu that will be customised according to your preferences.
INFO: Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Golf Club, February 14, from 5pm to 7pm or 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Dh1,000 per couple, including tailor-made menu and two hours of sailing, +971 4 295 6000
Plan a picnic at Vida Hotel
The hotel is hosting an 'Urban Picnic Under The Stars' celebration, where you can sample culinary treats, relax in a candle-lit ambience and dine in poolside cabanas.
Their selection of desserts such as the mango pana cotta and the chocolate fondue are not to be missed.
INFO: 3 In 1 Restaurant, Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai, February 14, Dh499 per couple, 7pm to 11pm, +971 4 428 6888
Go the extra mile
Here are a few ideas that are sure to make the day extra special
Gift them a SensAsia Massage
SensAsia Urban Spa is offering two packages for the day - Bee My Honey, a 120-minute top-to-toe massage, and Blissfully Unaware, an indulgent 150-minute Hot Stone Massage followed by a facial.
INFO: The offer includes buy-one-get-one half price, booked before February 10, but can be availed from February 1-29, located in The Village Mall, Jumeirah 1; Palm Jumeirah; Emirates Golf Club; Downtown Dubai
Romantic Getaway at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
The resort will make the ideal staycation spot for the Valentine's weekend. The hotel's "Unforgettable Valentine's Experience" includes a night stay in the Royal Suite along with striking views of the Dubai skyline. The package includes a variety of experiences right from spa treatments to romantic dinners under the stars.
INFO: Palm Jumeirah, valid from February 11 to 15, Dh100,000 per night, +971 4 818 2222
| Gifts galore |
Indulge your loved ones with a selection of Valentine's Day gifts
Shop from Baldinini's range of leather bags and shoes that come in an array of colours, shapes and sizes and are sure to make a stylish addition to the wardrobe.
Bling from Bvlgari
Go all out and gift the special lady in your life this stunning limited edition bejewelled Serpenti Forever bag. It has an intricate and intensely coloured floral design. The bag features sparkling cabochon-cut emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Kiehl's lip balm set
Treat your date to this quirky gift set that comes in an eye-catching reusable tin and has three flavours - original, mango and cranberry.