February is celebrated all over the world as the month of love and it’s no different here in Abu Dhabi!! We’ve got your Valentine’s Day plans and presents sorted with dinner dates, romantic escapes, and all the thrills to treat your special someone…

HOPELESS ROMANTIC

WHAT: SOIRÉE ON THE BEACH
WHERE: THE RITZCARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, 7PM TO 11PM

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi pool & beach night

Experience the epitome of romance with an evening under the stars. Enjoy personalised butler service in your own private cabana as you dine on a delectable four course, set menu for two in
the most exquisite Venetian inspired setting, right here in Abu Dhabi. Located at Al Fresco Beach, priced at AED2000++ per couple.

Call (0)2 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DINNER
WHERE: JW STEAKHOUSE, MARRIOTT HOTEL DOWNTOWN ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, 6PM TO 11.30PM

In the theme of love, JW Steakhouse will be a romantic setting to enjoy a four-course menu with a touch of red. Start the evening with Loch Fyne Salmon, for the main event there’s a choice between Pike perch Filet and Australian Wagyu Beef. A sweet and salty intermezzo consists of Beetroot and Vanilla bowl and for the sweet ending the evening finishes with a seduction in red. Fall in love again at JW Steakhouse this Valentine’s Day. AED280+++ for a four-course dinner; wine and cocktail pairing available for AED110+++ per person.

Call (0)2 304 7777 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: ULTIMATE ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DINNER FOR TWO
WHERE: THE HIDEAWAY, BUTCHER & STILL AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ABU DHABI AT AL MARYAH ISLAND
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

Make use of the private ambience and exclusivity of The Hideaway as an intimate, romantic getaway for two. A welcome cocktail with gold dust awaits as The Hideaway is flooded with stunning white and gold candles, 100 balloons in gold, 100 roses, and your very own private live entertainment with up-beat 1930’s jazz music. Minimum spend required is AED15,000.

Call (0)2 333 2222 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DAY PICNIC ON THE BEACH
WHERE: EMIRATES PALACE
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, 4.30PM TO SUNSET

From the most opulent to the most intimate, Emirates Palace offers countless ways to woo your Valentine. Make your Valentine feel like a King or Queen at the seaside venue BBQ Al Qasr. If toes in the sand and discreet service kindle the fire in the heart of the one you love, book a Beach Picnic at BBQ Al Qasr. You’ll enjoy an intimate picnic whilst a live cellist serenades you whilst the sun goes down. Effervescent bubbly and a perfectly packed picnic basket for two? Yes, please! AED520+++ including a high tea stand for two and two glasses of bubbly.

Call (0)2 690 7999 for reservations and more information.

DINNER DATES

WHAT: LOVE IN THE AIR
WHERE: BEACH CABANA, JUMEIRAH AT ETIHAD TOWERS
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

For couples wanting to celebrate the Feast of Saint Valentine on the most romantic of nights, a table
can be booked at The Beach. Included is a five-course dinner for two, a bottle of bubbly or vino and, wait for it… a massage for him and her which can be redeemed before February 28 upon availability. Excellent food in a beautiful setting, with a massage at any time before the end of the month? That’s our kind of love-ly Valentine’s celebration!

Call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DAY DINING
WHERE: VILLA TOSCANA, THE ST. REGIS ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 13 TO 16, 7PM TO 11PM

Villa Toscana

As Valentine’s Day reminds the world to appreciate the love that surrounds us, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi welcomes friends, families and couples with an array of exquisite culinary experiences and celebratory surprises. Created by Chef Stefano Viola, Villa Toscana’s Valentine’s Day menu features a four course sharing menu, serving handcrafted, regional Italian specialities from Tuscany, Umbria, and Emilia- Romagna. Start with an aperitivo and welcome drink at the elegant Villa Toscana Bar, and then move onto the homely dining area for your mouthwatering meal. AED425+++ per person with soft beverages | AED600+++ per person with Italian vino pairing. Yummy!

Call (0)2 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
WHERE: BEACH ROTANA ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

For a relaxed yet classy Valentine’s dinner, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi has created a truly exclusive dining offer. An intimate and private set up awaits couples in the Beach Garden of the hotel. Exclusively prepared for five couples only, the food experiences promise to be a secluded (and delicious) event. Priced at AED1,000+++ per couple, the offer includes a four-course menu with delights prepared lovingly by the chef, a bottle of red, white or sparkling and a private butler who will be at your service during the entire dinner! The romantic atmosphere will be underlined by a live violinist and the glittering views over the water. How’s that for saying I Love You?!

Call (0)2 697 9011 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DAY AT TEATRO
WHERE: PARK ROTANA ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, 7PM TO 1AM

Teatro Cigar and Spirit

Celebrate love with a breathtaking four-course Valentine’s Dinner at Teatro, inclusive of a glass of grape and exclusive giveaways for the ladies. The atmosphere is casual yet sophisticated, the service is on point and the food is prepared with love! AED350+++ per person.

Call (0)2 657 3320 for reservations and more information.

COME DINE WITH ME

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DAY
WHERE: BU! ABU DHABI, THE HUB AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE MALL
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, FROM 7PM

BU

Ensuring Abu Dhabi couples feel BU!tiful this Valentines Day, the BU! team has created an evening of Latinfilled romance. Book in for a stunning five-course menu designed by Head Chef Humberto Canales, with dishes such as salmon and tuna carpaccio, goat cheese and truffle ravioli, and beef tenderloin with foie gras – all served with a bottle of Spanish bubbly for just AED500 per couple. Want to take the wooing up a notch? Book BU!’s VIP Valentine’s Day package, which includes a candlelit intimate terrace space, live musician, private butler and the use of a limousine for the
evening. Priced at AED3,000 per couple.

Call (0)2 666 8066 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: BE MY VALENTINE
WHERE: SPACCANAPOLI, CROWNE PLAZA ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, FROM 6PM TO 11PM

Spaccanapoli

The food of love, straight from the land of romance; impress your loved one with a luscious five-course set menu featuring Yellow fin tuna Carpaccio, an exotic asparagus soup, beetroot risotto with toasted almonds, grilled swordfish steak and a decadent 60 per cent dark chocolate dessert with cupid’s infusion. With authentic grape beverages from every corner of Italy, and sweet serenading music, Spaccanapoli is the perfect place to celebrate amore! AED135++ Pper person (food only) and AED195++ with vino pairing and bubbly on arrival.

Call (0)2 616 6166 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: THAI VALENTINE’S DELIGHT
WHERE: BENJARONG, DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, FROM 7PM

Benjarong-Cooking Class & Valentine's Day

Visit the land of smiles together with your loved one as you take an unforgettable culinary journey through Thailand. Embark on a Thai foodie legacy this Valentine’s Day and indulge in a tastefully-crafted, five-course set menu. The highlights include assorted appetisers (prawn cake, duck rolls and chicken minced ball), seafood wonton consommé, lemongrass sorbet, grilled king prawn, and chocolate fondant to name but a few of the dishes on offer. AED150+++ per person with a complimentary glass of bubbly and a red rose for ladies.

Call (0)2 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: DINING BY DESIGN
WHERE: EASTERN MANGROVES HOTEL & SPA BY ANANTARA
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

Celebrate this special occasion with your loved one against the beautiful backdrop of the lush mangroves and let the talented team of Anantara chefs take you on a culinary voyage. Think candle lit setting teamed with incredible food and drinks! Only your imagination sets the limit! 24-hour advance booking is required. AED600+++ per person.

Call (0)2 656 1000 for reservations and more information.

 

SWEET NOTHINGS

WHAT: AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LOUNGE
WHERE: KHALIDIYA PALACE RAYHAAN BY ROTANA
WHEN: DAILY, FROM 1PM TO 6PM

Enjoy the lovely tradition of Afternoon Tea at The Lounge. Feast on freshly baked scones and other tempting delicacies. Delicate finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and pastries, accompanied by your choice of tea, complete this classic treats.

There’s a huge variety of teas to choose from as well. The star attraction, however, is the Rayhaan tea. It’ll sweep your Valentine off their feet! Classic afternoon tea: AED110+++. Rayhaan afternoon tea:
AED125+++.

Call (0)2 657 0167 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: CHOCOLATE INSPIRED AFTERNOON TEA
WHERE: FILAMENTS, SOUTHERN SUN ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 7 TO 14, 3PM TO 6PM

Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but chocolates are a woman’s best kept secret! Indulge in an exquisite chocolate-inspired Afternoon Tea this Valentine’s month at Filaments, where Pastry Chef Don revels in the passion of chocolate artistry. AED199++ for two including signature teas from the Mighty Leaf Collection. AED69++ for one including signature teas from the Mighty Leaf Collection. For every single Chocolate Afternoon Tea bought between February 7 and 13, you’ll be entitled to sign up for a free Chocolate Master Class.

Call (0)2 818 4888 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA
WHERE: ALBA LOBBY LOUNGE, THE RITZ CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL
WHEN: FEBRUARY 7 TO 20, 2PM TO 5PM

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal Alba Lobby Lounge

Join in a delectable Valentine’s afternoon tea service featuring savoury hors d’oeuvres, scones and chocolate treats inspired by delicate floral aromas, all perfectly complemented by a guided tasting of your preferred tea blend. Elegance and food paired together for a refined and sophisticated afternoon delight! AED125++ per stand.

Call (0)2 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA
WHERE: OBSERVATION DECK, JUMEIRAH AT ETIHAD TOWERS
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - Observation Deck at 300

Stunning views will surround you whilst the most quality ingredients grace your palate! This beautiful afternoon tea is served with truly sumptuous delights. AED175+++ for a remarkable Valentine’s experience.

Call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

SPECIAL TREATS

WHAT: ASIAN VALENTINE
WHERE: TALAY, LE MERIDIEN ABU DHABI
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14, 7PM TO 11PM

Talay, Le Meridien

If you’re looking for a scenic dinner with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place to head than the Southeast Asian setting of Talay restaurant. Lovers can bond over sharing a tastefully prepared four-course dinner with traditional and western dishes, such as papaya salad, tom yam soup, lobster and chocolate covered strawberries, while admiring the panoramic waterfront setting of Al Maryah Island. AED195 net per person.

Call (0)2 644 6666 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S DINNER
WHERE: ROBERTO’S ABU DHABI, THE GALLERIA
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

Who knows romance better than the Italians? In the spirit of celebrating all things ‘true love’ this Valentine’s, Roberto’s Abu Dhabi will be offering a unique culinary blend of style and tradition with their specially-created menus. The luxurious and decadent dining choices will certainly make your heart grow fonder and your taste buds swoon, leaving you in the mood for love! Choose from two different packages: AED700 per couple including a five-course set menu or AED900 per couple including a five-course set menu and two glasses of fine Italian bubbly flowing soft beverages and a bottle of fine bubbly. With seating in the elegant indoor-outdoor dining room paneled in light-coloured wood, guests will be captivated to a feast of senses with the open kitchen and Crudo Bar in full action. Focus extra special attention on your loved one in an intimate environment, while Executive Chef Francesco Guarracino prepares his signature al fresco dishes made with authentic Italian love.

Call (0)2 627 9009 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: ROMANTIC ESCAPE
WHERE: CENTRO CAPITAL CENTRE
WHEN: THROUGH FEBRUARY

This Valentine’s month of February, Centro Capital Centre is your perfect destination in the capital for a wholesome treat to gift to your loved one. Starting from AED475 the Romantic Escape package includes a delicious dinner buffet at c.taste restaurant, a bottle of bubbly in the room, 30-minute massages for two at Bodylines Wellness club, buffet breakfast at c.taste restaurant, 25% discount on food and beverages and laundry services, complimentary highspeed Wi-Fi, 24 hour check-in and check-out, and a shuttle bus to Yas Mall and Yas Beach. For guests visiting on February 14, a Romantic Dinner Brunch at c.taste restaurant is available for AED160 net including soft beverages or AED190 net including a bottle of vino. Choose the second package to avail an unbeatable BUY 1 GET 1 FREE offer. Perfect!

Call (0)2 409 6666 for reservations and more information.

 

AND RELAX…

WHAT: VALENTINE’S SPA MONTH
WHERE: ESPA, THE RITZ CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL
WHEN: OPEN DAILY 10AM TO 10PM

Espa

Romance is in the air at ESPA this February. Treat you and your loved one to an indulgent spa experience with the Couple’s Package, including two personalised massages and complimentary upgrade to a 30-minute facial or body scrub. AED1,000++.

Call (0)2 818 8282 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: VALENTINE’S OFFER
WHERE: SARAY SPA, MARRIOTT HOTEL DOWNTOWN ABU DHABI
WHEN: OPEN DAILY 10AM TO 10PM

The month of February is the month of romance, and where better to take your loved one than relaxing in a spa. Couples can enjoy the 90-minute side-by side East meets West treatment for AED640+++ for two, whilst single spa goers can enjoy a Four Hands massage which is a choreographed treatment that involves two therapists working simultaneously for the ultimate sensation. In the month of February Saray Spa is upgrading a 60-minute Four Hands massage with a complimentary manicure or pedicure for just AED440+++.

Call (0)2 304 7531 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: SPA BY DESIGN
WHERE: ANANTARA SPA, EASTERN MANGROVES HOTEL & SPA BY ANANTARA
WHEN: OPEN DAILY 10AM TO 11PM

Celebrate love this Valentine’s by customising your very own Romantic Spa Escape for you and your partner. Simply select one 60 minute and one 30 minute treatment to enjoy together and craft an experience that is uniquely yours this Valentine’s Day. Choose from 30-minute treatments: Indian head massage, foot reflexology, aromatic milk bath, body scrub, or a back, neck and shoulder massage. For the 60-minute treatment, there’s either the couple’s signature hammam, couple’s massage or couple’s elemis or QMS facial. AED1,490+++ per couple including a romantic set up.

Call (0)2 656 1000 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE
WHERE: ZAYNA SPA, GRAND MILLENNIUM AL WAHDA
WHEN: FEBRUARY 14

Chocolate makes all the difference, especially on special occasions like Valentine’s Day. At Zayna Spa, the team has created an “Everything Chocolate” package including an indulgent 60-minute chocolate massage, 30-minute chocolate scrub and 30-minute chocolate bath for just AED670 per person. Book as a couple and get a complimentary couples room to celebrate the day of love or use the treatment as the most decadent pre-date prep in Abu Dhabi.

Call (0)2 495 3915 for reservations and more information.

WHAT: HEAVENLY COUPLE’S DELIGHT
WHERE: HEAVENLY SPA, THE WESTIN ABU DHABI GOLF RESORT & SPA

Enjoy an indulgent couples treatment with a 30-minute heavenly ginger and lime body scrub followed by a 60-minute signature heavenly massage, all for a cool price of AED1,200.

Call (0)2 616 9999 for reservations and more information.

 

ROMANTIC ESCAPES

ANANTARA HOI AN RESORT, VIETNAM

Anantara Hoi An Resort is inviting all couples to feel the love with their Romantic Getaway Package. The package includes three nights’ accommodation or more in a room or suite, daily breakfast for two, one Dining by Design experience for two, and one 60-minute Aromatic Bliss Massage for two. Airport transfers are also included. Couples looking for exceptional relaxation can enjoy a range of nourishing scrubs and wraps, heavenly massages and rejuvenating facials.

Drawing on the centuriesold Vietnamese wellness techniques, signature Anantara Hoi An spa treatments incorporate natural ingredients such as local herbs, coconut milk, black sesame, coffee, aloe and local mineral mud for an experience firmly rooted in regional traditions. Starting from AED 753 per room per night.

www.hoi-an.anantara.com for prices, reservations and more information.

COCO PALM DHUNI KOLHU, MALDIVES

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu will offer its guests the chance to revel in romance at the backto-nature eco-resort. The day starts with a bubbly breakfast, served in the comfort of the private villas, or on the white sandy beach. A mouthwatering Valentine’s beach barbecue dinner is hosted, and those seeking a more private affair can enjoy a classic and intimate barbecue dinner with tantalising tastes in their villa with a private chef and server. Romantic spa options have been designed for some R&R together as a couple, whether it be the ‘Be my Valentine’ ritual to relieve tension, the calming and stress relieving ‘Pick and Pamper’, or ‘Revive and Relax’ encompassing a traditional Balinese massage to release tension – the choice is yours.

www.cococollection.com for prices, reservations and more information.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, PARIS, FRANCE

Guests booking this February’s Be My Valentine by Messika offer will receive a gold and diamond bracelet from the renowned Parisian jeweller, Messika. Upon arrival at the hotel, Be my Valentine by Messika package guests will be welcomed with romantic treats and discover an oasis of tranquillity in
the heart of Paris. The Be my Valentine by Messika package is priced from EUR1,250 per night and
includes: daily breakfast for two, in-room orat Camélia restaurant; accommodation upgrade at check-in, from room to room, or suite to suite (subject to availability); an exclusive white gold and diamond Move Uno bracelet from Messika valued at EUR490; VIP welcome at the Messika store on 259 Rue Saint-Honoré; a scented candle by Messika; one Louis Roederer bottle of bubbly and chocolate dipped strawberries; early check-in or late checkout until 4pm; and one-way limousine transfer for suite bookings. Package is available until February 28, subject to availability, and rates are based on two people sharing for minimum two night’s stay.

www.mandarinoriental.com for prices, reservations and more information.

CORINTHIA PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

With all the ingredients for a romantic St Valentine’s Day break, the Corinthia Prague is a stunning hotel perched atop one of the city’s several hills, giving panoramic views of Prague from all sides of the property. Expect to find a location in one of Europe’s favourite destination cities, five-star service and amenities, specially-decorated rooms, sparkling vino and treats on arrival and a sumptuous threecourse dinner. The city of a hundred spires is a wonderful backdrop for Corinthia Prague’s St Valentine’s Day package. Book by February 15 for stays between February 3 to 19 and enjoy accommodation in any chosen room category, including suites (price reflected in the rate); full buffet breakfast; Valentine settings in-room; free access to the luxurious Apollo Day Spa with pool, sauna, fitness centre and more; bottle of sparkling vino and romantic treats in the room on arrival; a three-course dinner for two with sparkling vino; free WiFi and VAT and city taxes. Package is priced from EUR170 per night.

www.corinthia.com for prices, reservations and more information.