Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort and Fairmont Ajman: The two resorts have teamed up to create the Royal Reverie package which includes a two-night staycation (one night in each resort) with a helicopter transfer from Fujairah to Ajman so you can skip the traffic and spend more time with your significant other with the added advantage of stunning views of the UAE’s coastline. The staycation also includes accommodation in suites, a complete hair, nail and make-up makeover for women, breakfast served in-suite, 90-minute couples’ massage, and a public declaration of your love written on the shores of the resort’s private beach. Package costs Dh59,000; call 09 204 1111 or email FUJ.InHouseReservations@Fairmont.com.

Oberoi Al Zorah: The Romantic Escapes offer gets you one night’s sleep in a room, villa or suite decorated with flowers, a dinner and daily breakfast. Premier room from Dh1,625. Call 06 504 4888.


Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert: Deserted with your loved one and miles and miles of dunes – that’s the romantic escape that the lavish resort has dreamed up for Valentine’s Day. The two-night Desert Romance experience includes a stay in a villa with a temperature-controlled private pool, breakfast, a sunset camel ride, 60-minute full body massage, a falcon and owl show, complimentary beach access and a dinner on the sand dunes. From Dh2,777 per couple, call 07 206 7777 or email reservation.rakdesert@ritzcarlton.com.


Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection Hotels: The Polynesian-themed hotel has a staycation offer that recreates the magic of Venice – couples can hop aboard a romantic gondola river cruise, enjoy an al fresco dinner under the stars, breakfast next morning and a spa treatment. From Dh1,815; call 04 810 9421 or email lapita.restaurantreservations@autographhotels.com.

Ramada by Wyndham Downtown: The twinkling lights and soaring skyscrapers of Downtown Dubai set the backdrop for this city break – guests can kip in a one-bedroom suite, enjoy dinner for two at Kenza Restaurant as well as breakfast next morning for just Dh999. Call 04 330 7330 or email reservations@rdtdubai.com.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates: Stay a night in the hotel’s Aspen Ski Chalet, overlooking the slopes of Ski Dubai. The offer includes a personal butler, tickets to Ski Dubai’s Snow Park credit worth Dh2,000 credit to spend on a customised menu created by the Executive Chef. Package costs Dh10,000; call 04 409 5999 or email dining.moe@kempinkski.com.

Towers Rotana: This stay package includes a one-night stay for two in a Classic room, upgrade to the next room category, in-room continental breakfast for two, late check-out and special romantic add-ons such as rose petals on the bed along with a box of chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries. The package also includes a buffet dinner for two. From Dh550 per night; visit rotana.com.

Rixos The Palm Dubai: The hotel’s Tryst with a Twist package includes a two-night stay on a half-board basis in a Valentine Suite, one in-room breakfast, a hour-long couples Thai massage in a Cabana 1-hour Cabana, fresh fruits and appetisers. Package costs Dh4,085 per couple and is valid for stays between February 13-15. Call 04 457 5555 or email reservation.dubai@rixos.com.

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers: The Creekside Romance Stay Package includes a two-night stay in the Presidential Suite, dinner at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, romantic dinner on an Abra for two people, four spa treatments for two people and an optional photo session (Dh2,000) at the creek. Dh10,000 per couple. Call 04 228 1111.

JA Hatta Fort Hotel: Love is an adventure at this Hatta resort whose Valentine’s Day package includes enough activities for your heart to skip a beat – think ziplining, trail hiking, biking or kayaking at the Hatta Dam and a couple’s archery session because why wait for Cupid? It also includes breakfast, a romantic dinner, sunset experience, gift of chocolates, turndown service and access to the resort’s waterfall and adults’ only pool. Rooms from Dh850 on weekdays and Dh1,275 per night on weekends. Call 04 814 5555.

Raffles Dubai: The hotel’s Two-gether Weekend package includes a cosy Italian dinner, breakfast and overnight accommodation. Rooms start from Dh2,222 per night. Call 04 324 8888 or email email bookus.dubai@raffles.com.

Ghaya Grand Hotel: The stylish apartment hotels are offering three day and two-night starts over the Valentine’s Day weekend (February 14-16). The package includes accommodation in a standard/deluxe room with breakfast, Valentine ’s Day dinner, a 30-minute rose oil massage and Friday brunch. Package costs Dh1,414 per couple; call 4 429 3300.

Manzil Downtown: The downtown hotel’s romantic stay package includes special welcome amenities, a three-course dinner experience and buffet breakfast. Dh1,332 per night; call 04 888 3444 or email stay@vidahotels.com.

Al Bandar Rotana: The hotel has two romantic escape packages that will spoil you for choice – pick either the featuring the Premium Suite or the Royal Suite for a one-night staycation that packs an in-room breakfast, one-hour massage for two, dinner at Gusto Italian Restaurant and a gift for the lady. Call 04 704 2222, e-mail albandar.hotel@rotana.com.

QE2: Live out your Titanic dreams (without the risk of icebergs) aboard the floating hotel. Romance has a three-fold approach on the ship-turned hotel docked at Port Rashid – choose from a one-night stay and dinner that starts at Dh895 per couple or book into a Superior Room from Dh1,969 and enjoy a five-course candlelit dinner under the stars with live classical music and a private butler. Call 04 526 8888


Rosewood Abu Dhabi: The luxury hotel near the Louvre The Sense of Romance room package includes a night’s stay, in-room breakfast for two, a three-course set menu dinner at Solarium and a discount of 20 per cent on spa treatments for two at Sense Spa. Call 02 813 5550 or email Abudhabi.dining@rosewoodhotels.com.

Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort: The Valentine Short Stay Offerat Sir Bani Yas island includes a two-night stay in a villa set in the savannah of the islands protected wildlife reserve, early check-in and check-out, discounts on F&B and spa. From Dh1950, call 02 895 8700, email crome@anantara.com.

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche: The Sweet Valentine Escape package gets you a luxury room decorated with romantic favours such as a pair of personalised bathrobes with embroidered initials, special Valentine’s room set-u, a platter featuring cakes, fruits, macarons, and chocolate dipped strawberries. You also get to relish breakfast the next day. From Dh550; offer valid until February 16. Call 02 813 7777.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas: The resort’s Romantic Escape package includes an overnight stay in a spacious room, suite or one of the beach villas with private plunge pool, upgrade to the next room category, in-room breakfast, a romantic dinner at Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, bed set up with rose petals, aromatherapy bath, chocolate covered strawberries and late check-out. From Dh780 per room; call 02 697 0000.

Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences: Stay in a luxurious guest room in this Corniche-based hotel for Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Day romantic offer also throws in a box of chocolates, drinks upon arrival, a bouquet of long-stemmed roses, a buffet dinner and entertainment by a strolling musician. From Dh999 per couple; call 02 205 3000 or email reservations@babalqasr.com.