When all’s said and done, you just can’t beat the classic dinner date on Valentine’s Day. Here’s where you should be spoiling HER…

WHERE: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi; Enjoy an unforgettable evening by the poolside at Dusit Breeze! Indulge in the finest selection of welcome mocktails and cocktails against the backdrop of the city’s panoramic skyline. After a welcome reception at the rooftop pool bar, guests can choose their preferred dining venue – those who relish Thai cuisine can dine at Benjarong, and those with a Western palate can opt for The Capital Grill. A special four-course menu will be prepared in each.

The Benjarong experience is AED199 net per person, and The Capital Grill is AED250 net per person. Both are inclusive of welcome beverages at Dusit Breeze.

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

WHERE: Emirates Palace; Do something special this Valentine’s Day at BBQ Al Qasr cabanas. Treat your loved one to a romantic picnic on the beach at the majestic Emirates Palace. Kick off your shoes while you enjoy the famous Emirates Palace Traditional Afternoon Tea, all the while listening to the sound of waves washing up on the shore, pleasantly punctuated by the soothing symphony of cello music. Create special moments as the sun sets on the horizon and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. The experience lasts from 4.30pm until sunset, and costs AED520++ per couple.

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

WHERE: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers; Enjoy a special set menu with Valentine’s on the Water at Pearls by Michael Caines for AED300++, or AED400 with a glass of pink bubbly, or AED475++ with grapes pairing. Alternatively, try the Valentine’s in the Sky at Ray’s Grill with a set menu that includes a glass of pink bubbly for AED400++. The award-winning Brasserie Angélique is offering a set menu for AED300++, or AED400++ with a glass of pink bubbly and AED450++ with grapes pairing. For something really different, try Romance at 300, where you can enjoy a romantic meal 300m above the city at Observation Deck for AED750++ per couple.

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

WHERE: Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi; Make the most of the season of love with an especially intimate experience this Valentine’s Day at Market Kitchen, where you can enjoy a special sharing menu for two for AED245++, or AED899++ including a bottle of French bubbly.
For a meal with a view, Stratos is setting up a sparkling Valentine’s Day celebration. Delight in a special menu created by the chefs featuring Oysters, John Stone Tenderloin and fine beverages. Resident DJ Lola Nova sets the mood while the restaurant gently revolves around its 360 degree axis. Price is AED399 per person including a glass of French bubbly.


GO: Call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.