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Romantic meals for two this Valentine’s Day in the UAE

Your ultimate list on where to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day

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Some of us love it, some hate it, but there’s no escaping the most romantic day of the year.

Your ultimate list on where to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day.


Special, limited-edition pizzas for your special, limited-edition person <3

For today only, for the first time ever, all Pizza Hut stores across the UAE will stock exactly 100 exclusive Golden Bites pizzas.

 

Pizza Hut’s Golden Bites is available NOW for dine-in only. This special edition pizza, topped with edible gold and delicious cheddar cheese, will make every bite a luxurious treat for your taste buds, and will be available for a limited time and quantity, only in the UAE, Bahrain and Oman, so get yours before they’re gone! غولدن بايتس من بيتزا هت متوفّرة الآن حصريا في سلطنة عمان و البحرين والإمارات العربية المتحدة فقط, للطلبات داخل المطعم وفي فروع محدّدة فقط. هذه المجموعة الخاصة من البيتزا متوّجة بذهب صالح للأكل وجبنة شيدر لذيذة، ليكون طعمكم الشهّي المفضّل أكثر فخامة. لا تتأخّروا فالكمية محدودة

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The new Golden Bites comes in three of the most sought-after flavour combinations – Super Supreme, Grilled Cheeky Chicken and the Very Veggie – with a sumptuous layer of orange Cheddar cheese at just Dh100. None of these limited-edition pizzas will be available for delivery. Find out more here.


Double B

The latest coffee shop to open in the UAE, is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with its passionate wild rose cappuccino and cheeky cherry chocolate latte.

The coffee is laced with a deep berry-like taste of wild rose topped with frothed milk. Chocolate lovers can indulge in chocolate covered cherries combined with richly steamed milk and artisanal coffee.

Location City Walk 1, Al Wasl Road, Dubai Cost Dh30 Timings February 14, Wednesday from 8pm to 12am


Gaucho DIFC

Looking for amazing food and a great Valentine’s Day experience? Head to Gaucho DIFC for a menu curated for a special night of romance. Gentlemen can indulge in fanciful dishes such as a steak tartare followed by a succulent and full bodied rib-eye, whilst ladies are treated to fried burrata and Argentine tiger prawns. Ensuring that the evening ends on a sweet note, guests are invited to share a Dulce de Leche Crème Brulee.

10 lucky couples will also receive cinema tickets to the premier of Game Night on February 22. The raffle for tickets will take place on the evening of Valentine’s Day at Gaucho DIFC.

Location Gaucho DIFC Cost Dh700 per couple (a la carte also available) Contact +971 4 422 7898


 

Social by Heinz Beck

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Celebrate Valentine's Day in style over a five or seven course set menu in Social by Heinz Beck. Both menus can be enriched with a grape pairing selected by their sommelier. The night will be completed with romantic candles and rose petals on each table and a live jazz singer. A complimentary gift will be given at the end of the dinner.

Location Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeriah Dubai Cost Dh999 per couple for a five-course set menu exclusive of beverages, Dh1,399 per couple for a seven-course set menu exclusive of beverages, Dh300 per a bouquet of dozen roses  Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 12am


Catch 22

The local-favourite social eatery located in the heart of JBR’s The Beach, has new additions to their dessert selection, just in time for the Valentine’s Day. Included are The Red Lava Lova, a red velvet molten lava cake served with sweet caramelized hazelnuts for an added crunch and the Choco Crunch Melt, a decadent brownie filled with smooth caramel and chocolate cream sits on a layer of vanilla cream enrobed in a crunchy chocolate coating, garnished with some extra crunch, finally topped with a warm chocolate sauce.

Guests will receive a Red Lava Lova on the house when they spend a minimum of Dh200 at the restaurant.

Location The Beach JBR Cost Red Lava Lova Priced at Dh48 the Choco Crunch Melt at Dh53 Timings For 3 special days, the 14th to 16th February, from 7pm-9pm


Vanitas

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Nothing says ‘I love you’ or ‘Ti amo’, like taking your loved one to Vanitas, the signature Italian restaurant at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Set against the luminous waters of the Dubai Creek, Vanitas is the perfect location for an intimate and romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day. Dishes include: Ricciola e Zuppa Fredda di Melograno, Costolette di manzo disossate, Carbonara di fregola al tartufo, Raspberry heart

Location Palazzo Versace Dubai Cost Dh777 per couple (food only) Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm


Sean Connolly

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Sean Connolly is hosting a Date Night Evening Valentine’s Day brunch for those who want to get creative on Valentine’s Day, and even those who hate the romantic holiday. The Valentine’s Night brunch will start in the secret garden, where there’s a confession booth for you to share your secrets if you dare. The menu will include all their amazing signature dishes

Location Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai Cost starts at Dh390 per person  Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm 


Enigma

The unique Enigma at Palazzo Versace Dubai is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a specially designed Persian romantic dinner. Dishes include Sabzi Khordan for Leili and Majnoon, Nargesi, Sea Bass with Kuku Sabzi, Dessert – Love Bomb (Chocolate shell, mix berry curd and raspberry Chantilly and fresh fruit)

Location Palazzo Versace Dubai Cost Dh777 per couple (food only) Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm


Cavalli Club

Cavalli Club

This year, Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge are hosting an evening brunch, the Cavalli way. With unlimited starters, desserts and beverages, as well as a main meal from the a la carte menu. The Italian chef will create dishes such as tortelli di Wagyu, lobster salad, slow cooked lamb saddle and a selection of delicious sharing starters and desserts. The night will also include live entertainment from the Cabaret Show.

Location Fairmont Dubai Cost Dh375 Timings February 14, Wednesday from 8.30pm to 12am Party until 3am


Al Maeda

Celebrate the love with 14 authentic Lebanese dishes including: tabbouleh, pistachio hummus, bourghul tuna, pearl salad, kebbeh Istambulieh, shish taouk, halawa tart, mango muhalabia and more. Impress your loved one with a selection of signature dishes at Al Maeda restaurant.

Location Double Tree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach Cost Dh299 per couple including 2 glasses of grape Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Sama Café

Try their special dining extravaganza for Dh350 with soft beverages, or at Dh450 with house beverages per couple. Enjoy a lavish barbeque buffet, a glass of bubbly on arrival and a gift for the ladies. Or you could upgrade to the special staycation package, starting at Dh739 (Valentine barbeque for 2 and 1 deluxe room with breakfast).

Location Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, Al Mina Road Dubai Contact 04-702-7020


Sicilia Restaurant

Fall in love with Italian favourites all over again at Sicilia with a special 4 course set menu designed to ignite your passion...for food! Including one glass of house beverage per person and a sweet surprise specially crafted for the ladies.

Location Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Cost Dh550 per couple Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm Contact 04 4445613


Hakkasan

Hakkasan

Spend Valentine’s Day at Hakkasan and treat that special someone to a carefully curated Cantonese menu in bustling downtown Dubai. Hakkasan’s Valentine’s Day menu includes dishes such as wild morel mushroom soup with tofu, a chef’s selection of Dim Sum from mapo wagyu puff to saffron and black bean seabass dumpling, fried Canadian lobster with crispy wheat flakes and dry coconut, charcoal grilled lamb rack with Yin Yang rice noodles in black bean sauce, and vanilla parfait with blood peach sorbet.

Location Emirates Towers Cost Dh398 per person Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Trattoria Toscana at Madinat Jumeirah

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Trattoria Toscana’s stunning waterfront with an exclusive four-course meal for two. Head Chef Antonio Iacovelli has curated a four-course menu for the occasion, brimming with Italian staples that promises to tempt those taste buds. If you’re looking to enjoy your meal with a few beverages thrown in, diners can also opt for a beverage package of three house beverages per person for an extra Dh250.  

Location Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh495 per couple Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Pai Thai at Madinat Jumeirah

Treat your beloved this February 14 with a specially-curated four-course menu at Dubai’s most romantic waterfront dining destination. Guests can expect a four-course set menu boasting its trademark premium Thai dishes including 2 glasses of rose bubbles on arrival. Diners will be kept entertained all evening long with a traditional Thai dance from resident performer Wanthakan

Location Al Qasr Hotel Cost Dh1,500 per couple including a bottle of rose bubbles, Dh1000 per couple otherwise Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Katsuya by Starck

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Celebrate the day of love while experiencing authentic Japanese flavours at Katsuya by Starck. Experience a fun evening your special someone over sushi platters and decadent desserts. Start the evening with a special amuse-bouche paired with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Guests can choose their favourite appetizers and mains from a curated Valentine’s Day set menu, comprising of Katsuya signatures and heart-shaped sushi rolls.

Location Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh550 per couple Timings February 14, Wednesday from 12pm to 1am


NAY

Spend your Valentine’s Day at Nay and enjoy a four course set menu with soft beverages and two complimentary glasses of sparkling beverage.

Location Somewhere Hotel, Al Barsha Cost Dh135 per person Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 12am


Asado

Rediscover your love in vibrant Argentinean style. Experience culinary culture as you delight in exquisite cuts grilled to perfection on the ‘Parilla,’ enhanced by the smooth sounds of a live band in an al fresco setting at Asado. Asado presents a five-course set menu featuring seafood and beef, with a love inspired table centerpiece arrangement that sets the mood for an enchanting Valentine’s evening together.

Location The Palace Downtown Cost Dh890 per couple includes five-course set menu with soft and house beverages Timings February 14, Wednesday from 6pm to 11.30pm


J&G Steakhouse

Nothing quite like some wonderful Jazz tunes to charm your significant other and create a romantic ambiance. Enjoy the tunes of the Jazz duo at the award-winning J&G steakhouse while indulging in the exclusive Valentine’s five-course menu curated by Head Chef, Diego Solis. Highlights of menu include braised oyster blade, traditional truffle potato dauphinoise and strawberry vanilla vacherin to satisfy those sweet cravings.

Location St. Regis Dubai Cost Dh 495 per person (includes five-course set menu), Dh695 per person (includes five-course set menu, house beverages and rose for the lady) Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 12am


West 14

Head to their beachfront restaurant for a moonlit supper, on dine at an intimate table or a private cabana with sand between your toes on February 14. Finish the evening with a romantic stroll on the private beach, serenaded by live music.

Location Dukes Hotel on the Palm Cost Dh225 per person includes 3-course set menu), Dh150 additional for a beverage package Timings February 14, Wednesday from 6pm to 11pm


Prego

Indulge in a romantic experience with your beloved this Valentine's Day at Prego’s, the authentic Italian restaurant. Enjoy a 4-course set menu with a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Location Media Rotana, Barsha Heights Cost Dh499 per couple with complimentary bubbly Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


BQ

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Love like the Parisians at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar this Valentine’s Day. Bring your special someone and celebrate your love with a five-course set menu, curated for the occasion. Enjoy signature dishes including Beef Wellington and Crab Royal, while enjoying the tunes of the live band that will performing a unique line-up inspired by the greatest love songs of all time.

Location St. Regis Dubai Cost Dh395 per person (includes five-course set menu), Dh595 per person (includes five-course set menu, house beverages and rose for the lady) Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm to 12am


Thiptara

Show that person in your life just how special they are with an evening at Thiptara. Indulge in a five-course set menu with a love inspired table centerpiece arrangement. Thiptara, which means ‘Magic at the Water’, is surrounded by Burj Lake, where the views of The Dubai Fountain transform this al fresco waterfront restaurant into a magical setting for Valentine’s Day. All guests will receive a special complimentary jar of Valentine’s sweets.

Location The Palace Downtown Cost Dh800 per couple includes five-course set menu with soft and house beverages Timings February 14, Wednesday from 6pm to 11.30pm

Ajman


Gioia

Inspired by the romantic Italian cities of Venice, Rome and Naples, they are offering a five-course chocolate-infused set menu at Gioia, specially curated by the culinary team for Valentine’s Day. It will take your chocolate indulgence to another level.

Location Fairmont Ajman Cost Dh550 per couple including a glasses of sparkling grape Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards

Abu Dhabi


The Forge

The Award winning steakhouse will present an exclusive five-course set menu for two cantered on a foie gras parfait with strawberry jelly and wagyu tenderloin, including two glasses of French bubbly.

Location Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal Cost Dh750 per couple including 2 glasses of bubbly Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Hakkasan Abu Dhabi

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Treat that special someone to a carefully curated Cantonese menu in the surrounds of Emirates Palace. Ideal for a romantic dinner for two, book a table in Hakkasan Abu Dhabi’s atmospheric dining room or find a spot on the secluded terrace overlooking the city’s impressive skyline. Hakkasan Valentine’s Day menu includes dishes such as Wild morel mushroom soup with tofu, a chef’s selection of Dim Sum from mapo wagyu puff to saffron and black bean seabass dumpling, Fried Canadian lobster with crispy wheat flakes and dry coconut, Charcoal grilled lamb rack with Yin Yang rice noodle’ in black bean sauce, and Vanilla parfait with blood peach sorbet.

Location Emirates Palace Cost Dh598 per person including fruit blends, water, tea and coffee, Dh698 per person including house beverages, Dh898 per person including bubbly Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Mijana

Let the tunes of the oud player create a romantic scenario under the stars while guests discover a rich Middle Eastern sharing-style menu including two glasses of French bubbly.

Location Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal Cost Dh500 per couple including 2 glasses of bubbly Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards


Li Jiang

Li Jiang’s sharing menu featuring a selection of South Asian delicatessen can be enjoyed in the main dining room or at the outdoor lounge including two glasses of French bubbly.

Location Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal Cost Dh600 per couple including 2 glasses of bubbly Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards

Ras Al Khaimah


Mai Tai

Celebrate your love the Polynesian way under a shower of fireworks at our Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge. Start your romantic evening with sharing beverages or mocktails before tucking into a specially prepared three course set menu featuring BBQ red pepper and tomato soup with prawn wonton, pan seared lamb and a scrummy sweet island berry composition.  Be sure to head to the beach at 8.30pm to catch a splendid display of fireworks.

Location Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort Cost Dh695 per couple Timings February 14, Wednesday from 7pm onwards

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