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

res.icdubaimarina@ihg.com | +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

info@lpmdubai.ae | +971 4439 0505


3. OKKU

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

reservations@okkudubai.com | +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.

dining@nurai.com | +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

info@jean-georges-dubai.com | +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

crome@anantara.com | +971 2886 2088


7. TOKO

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

reservations@toko-dubai.com | +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

restaurants@jumeirah.com | +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

restaurants@jumeirah.com+971 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

reservations@atlantisthepalm.com | +971 4426 2626

- Tanika D'Souza