Elevator Dining, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Elevate your romance to new heights with this quirky dining concept – the Jumeirah Emirates Towers is offering a five-course dinner for lovebirds inside its iconic elevators. Talk about the highs and lows of love and sup with panoramic views of the Dubai skyline in the background. The out-of-the-box date night starts from Dh4,000 per couple. Call 04 4323232 or email Restaurants@jumeirah.com.
Amaseena, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, The Walk JBR
Discover a whole new world at Amaseena’s Arabian Nights-themed Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant will set up Bedouin-style tents complete with a Middle-Eastern buffet of gourmet barbequed meat and seafood grills, hot and cold mezzeh, Arabic sweets and a live band to infuse some desert romance into the evening. Arabian Nights offer is available on February 13 and 14, from 7pm-11pm. Dh1,400 per couple in a private tent and Dh395 per person for just the buffet. Call 04 318 6150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Noire, Fairmont Dubai
Love truly is blind at this dinner at the city’s only dining-in-the-dark restaurant. Once your sense of sight is hampered by the pitch black ambiance, the other senses of taste, smell, sound and touch will kick in, heightening your experience of not just the meal but each other’s company too. Servers equipped with state-of-the-art night vision goggles will guide you through the meal. Once the three-course multi-sensory dining experience ends, you and your significant other can discuss the menu with the chef at a post-dining reception, in a well-lit room. From February 13-15, at 7.30pm. From Dh360 per person; call 04 311 8316 or email email@example.com.
LookUp Rooftop Bar, La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk
Move over daytime picnics, twilight treats are the rage at the LookUp Rooftop Bar. The al fresco venue is setting up rooftop cabanas with romantic lights and a Valentine’s Box that will include a picnic spread of charcuterie, cheese and grape for a dreamy date overlooking the city skyline and the Burj Khalifa twinkling in the far distance. From 7.30-11.30pm, Dh500 per Valentine’s Box. Advance booking required, call 04 403 3111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stage, Paramount Hotel, Dubai
Music and lyrics from all your favourite rom-coms will set the mood at The Stage’s Cine-manic Brunch. Enjoy culinary theatrics with live cooking stations named after iconic Los Angeles locales, such as Hollywood Boulevard, Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive, Melrose Avenue and Union Station, which will add some Hollywood glamour to your love story. From 1pm-4pm; from Dh275 per person. Call 04 246 6777 or email email@example.com.
Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai
The way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach too, which is why the celebrated Indian restaurant’s cooking class is teaching men to spice things up by putting their heart on their sleeves and the chef’s hat on their head. Until February 13, couples will be invited into the restaurant’s kitchen where the chef-de-cuisine will guide the men and the food prepared will then be served to the couple as part of a romantic dinner complete with a table adorned with sweet-scented candles and flowers. The couple can end the meal by plating their own personalised desserts and selecting their favourite sweets. From 5pm-7pm, Dh499 per couple. Book at least 48 hours in advance.
Wavebreaker Beach and Grill, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
A romantic sunset stroll by the beach coupled with a epicurean three-course meal is as classic as date night gets. Take your candlelit dinner out to the shore with this Hilton Dubai Jumeirah offer that gives you not just a piece of the private beach but plenty of bang for your buck too at Dh599 per couple. You get to choose between a Crab cake in sriracha cocktail sauce and Organic beetroot and butternut sprinkled with crispy crumbled feta, mains such as Beef tenderloin, Slow roasted cod or Wild mushroom ravioli and dessert such as a black forest cake. Call 04 318 2582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ajman Hotel
The Ajman Hotel is curating a custom beachfront dining experience for guests under a canopy of stars. The bespoke dinner lets you kickback, sink your feet into the sand and enjoy a four-course menu with beverages. Dh1,500 per couple with a bottle of house wine, soft beverages, and water. Minimum reservation of 24 hours required. Call 050 301 9966 for bookings.
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Love might be a riddle wrapped in an enigma, but at the Kempinski Hotel it’s just the location of your next meal that’s wrapped in a riddle as part of the one-off progressive dinner for Valentine’s Day. Celebrate your journey of love with a trip around the hotel’s many restaurants solving riddles to decipher which restaurant is the venue of your meal’s next course. You’ll have to team up and work for your supper of delicious canapes, scrumptious mains and desert. From 7pm-12am, Dh900 per couple.
MasterChef, The TV Experience, Millennium Place Marina Dubai
Couples who watch TV together, stay together – there’s an entire scientific study proving the power of the telly to fuel your love. However, this Valentine’s Day, you can take that shared love of the small screen and use it to fuel your appetites too at the MasterChef, the TV Experience – the world’s first screen-to-plate restaurant concept in Millennium Place Marina. Modelled after the sets of the famous cooking reality TV series, the restaurant is offering a five-course set menu on Valentine’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. Savour shared amuse bouches, black-truffle infused Mushroom and Cheese Mille-Feuille for mains and white chocolate and blood orange s’mores to end the evening on a sweet note. Packages from Dh529 per couple; call 04 550 8111 or email email@example.com.