The Edit: Valentine's Day In The UAE

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Feb 11 2016 / 21:11 PM

Bazaar's black book of the most romantic places to spend the evening this February 14

The Edit: Valentine's Day In The UAE
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1. Marina Social 

Fall in love again this Valentine’s Day at the InterContinental’s very own, Marina Social. Providing diners with a special Valentine’s Day package, The Romantic Concept offers the perfect gastronomic and atmospheric getaway. Providing a romantic experience complete with roses, macaroons and a Polaroid picture, Marina Social is the perfect addition to a magical Valentine experience.

Where: Marina Social at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina

Price: Dhs700 per couple including a 6-course set menu | +971 4446 6669

2. La Petite Maison

With a menu including perfectly portioned dishes for two, couples can choose from an array of classic items like the burrata or the dry-aged Iberico rib eye steak. Be sure to finish off the evening with freshly made Barbe a Papa (French for cotton candy). The La Petite Maison experience is one that promises to put the sweetness back in Valentine’s Day. 

Where: La Petite Maison, DIFC | +971 4439 0505


Treat yourself to an exquisite menu that has been crafted with L.O.V.E. at OKKU this Valentine’s Day. Featuring a beautiful selection of signature style dishes that allow couples to journey together through a sumptuous tasting experience of Dubai’s finest Japanese cuisine, the menu includes delicacies such as Foie Gras Sushi, Yuzu-Saikyo Miso Black Cod and Hamachi Carpaccio all of which is topped off with a decadent chocolate fondant.

Where: OKKU, The H Hotel, Dubai

Price: Dhs795 per couple | +971 4501 8777

4. Zaya Nurai

Specifically designed for the occasion by Chef Marc Abed, Zaya Nurai presents a Valentine’s Day menu crafted to perfection. The five-course menu is themed to match his and her preferences and is paired with the restaurant's sommelier’s finest selection of grape. Zaya Nurai promises an unforgettable experience.

Where: Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi

Price: Dhs1,200+ per couple. Dhs2,500+ per couple for dinner in a private sand area, limited to three couples. | +971 2506 6274

5. Jean-Georges Dubai

Inviting gourmands to gather a deux whilst enjoying special recommendations from resident, award winning Chef Colin Clague, Jean-Georges at the Four Seasons epitomises French-romance this Valentine’s Day. The Butter Poached Lobster and aromatic herb broth is guaranteed to put your faith back in Cupid’s bow and arrow.

Where: Jean-Georges, Four Seasons Dubai | +971 4382 8900

6. Suhail Restaurant, Qasr Al Sarab

Celebrate good food, romance and indulgence at Qasr Al Sarab’s signature rooftop restaurant, Suhail. Enjoy a five-course set menu featuring favourites such as oysters, caviar and lobster whilst enjoying the ambiance and the view.

Where: Suhail, Qasr Al Sarab

Price: Dhs450 per person | +971 2886 2088


TOKO is celebrating Valentine’s Day a little differently this year. In addition to a stellar menu, TOKO is giving ladies the chance to take centre stage whilst the men sit back and receive a special gift upon arrival. But no gents, that doesn't get you out of buying a present!

Where: TOKO, Vida Hotel Downtown Dubai

Price: Dhs375 per person including special 5-course Valentine’s Day set menu and welcome cocktail | +971 4442 8383

8. Pier Chic

The decadent offering at Dubai’s favourite over-the-water venue commences with fresh oysters and bubbly for couples before moving onto a Foie Gras Pyramid, served with cured duck salad with figs and a toasted spiced brioche. On top of the decadent menu, diners are also treated to a beautiful view of the city’s skyline.

Where: Pier Chic, Al Qasr Hotel

Price: Dhs2,500 per couple or Dhs1,800 for the non-alcoholic package | +971 4432 3232 

9. Pai Thai 

Couples can find themselves treated to a delightful selection of four courses and two glasses of pink bubbly at Pai Thai this Valentine’s Day. Including crowd favourites such as Chor Muang and Hoy Nang Rom Yam Ma-Muang and followed by a delectable main course, Pai Thai promises an ornate, romantic experience.

Where: Pai Thai, Madinat Jumeirah

Price: Dhs900 per couple or Dhs450 per person 4432 3232

10. Atlantis

Providing the ideal Valentine setting for couples who want an unforgettable evening, Atlantis the Palm has left no stone unturned. Complete with a bottle of bubbles, chocolates, a three-course dinner and a live performance, all whilst in a candle lit cabana, this is romantic dining at it's very best.

Where: Atlantis, The Palm

Price: Dhs3,650 per couple | +971 4426 2626

- Tanika D'Souza