Restaurants in the UAE have once again outdone themselves with their Valentine’s Day offerings that are sure to make the occasion memorable for all couples. Ahead of February 14, choose from the 20 restaurants below for the perfect spot to celebrate your special someone over delectable food, and surrounded by a romantic ambiance, and stunning views.
Incredible favors and a vibrant ambience come together this Valentine’s Day to make Sumosan a winning choice for your romantic night out. The extensive seven course Lover’s menu includes everything from signature dishes (think seared black cod and sushi roll platters) to special V-Day drinks and exclusive creations. Keep an eye out for tuna and salmon tartare with black caviar, and consider ending your evening with the ‘Love is all you need’ chocolate fondant.
Located 52 floors above Palm Jumeirah, this rooftop restaurant is the place to go if you love dining outdoors. For Valentine’s Day, CouCou has set a must-try three-course menu which works perfectly with its spacious, playful personality. Indulge in the best that Mediterranean cuisine has to offer while taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline, and take over the floor for a dance or two—it’s Valentine’s Day, after all.
Bull and Bear
One of the most vibrant food spots inside the gorgeous Waldorf Astoria in DIFC, Bull & Bear is for couples who love hearty meals. Indulge your love for rich flavors with a special five-course ‘Love is in the Air’ dinner at the steakhouse restaurant. Expect mouth-watering starters, delectable steaks, and heart-warming desserts that will have you asking for more.
DIFC’s newest hotspot is pulling out all the stops with a unique Valentine’s Day offering ranging from dynamic performances with live singing and extravagant costumes to a special tasting menu curated by executive chef Carlos De Los Mozos. Couples can choose from four different packages with themed drinks, desserts, and special add-ons. Think stunning flower bouquets and a Tiffany & Co. necklace to round out a night to remember. For dinner, guests can expect to start with a platter of oysters and Oscietra caviar, followed by sharing-style cold hors d’oeuvres and hot bites. Mains include Giant Tiger Prawn with Chili Chimichurri and Wagyu Beef Tenderloin served with sides of Roasted Sweet Potato and Grilled King Oyster Mushroom with Parmesan, and for dessert, a specially crafted Valentine’s dessert along with a glass of bubbly.
04 352 7750
Venus Ristorante & Beach Club
There’s no occasion like Valentine’s Day to take a step back from daily madness and soak up some sun with a loved one. Cue Venus Ristorante & Beach Club, which brings a slice of the Amalfi coast straight into the heart of Bluewaters, Dubai. This year, the sun-kissed destination is treating couples to a sumptuous three-course Italian feast. Begin your dreamy V-Day vacay with shareable starters including Crudo di mare and Bruschetta di polpo, dive right into the Caramelle di pasta alle melanzane or Triglia allo zafferano for mains, and end your day by the pool on a sweet note with some strawberry jasmine profiterole for two.
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Iconic sky-high restaurant At.mosphere is now back with an all-new look—just in time for Valentine’s Day. Perched on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, the restaurant now boasts two separate sections where couples can enjoy a luxurious date night. Head to the burgundy and midnight blue restaurant for a formal experience, or step over to the lounge to keep things casual with light bites, all with the most breathtaking view of the city. If you’ve been missing At.mosphere’s iconic high tea, however, it’s time to celebrate: the much-loved experience is now back, and promises to be the ideal way to spend a few special hours with your beau.
04 888 3828
LPM Restaurant & Bar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Both, LPM’s art-adorned restaurant in Dubai and the French Riviera-inspired terrace in Abu Dhabi, are serving up a Valentine’s Day-inspired dessert. The Strawberry and Rhubarb Pavlova features a meringue base topped with a sweet strawberry and rhubarb compote, fresh strawberries, and a jasmine tea whipped ganache. To complement it, LPM has concocted two exclusive beverages: Rosette and Pomme Fleur, and The Pomme Fleur.
Dubai: 04 439 0505
Abu Dhabi: 02 692 9600
Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi
The romantic Parisian restaurant located under the dome of the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi is offering a four-course Saint Valentin menu carefully crafted by Michelin Star Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Featuring French delicacies, the menu can be enjoyed in the intimate dining room, or out on the stunning terrace.
02 205 4200
This Valentine’s Day, Gaia is treating its guests to more than just a special meal. The restaurant is celebrating love by going all-out with the Agape Pop-Up Boutique which transforms the lower level of the space into a romantic haven, complete with countless red roses, special gifts, heart-shaped lollipops, and traditional Greek chocolates. The restaurant has also partnered with Jo Malone London to give guests a special gift. What’s more, couples dining on Valentine’s Day will be the only ones who will be able to try the restaurant’s exclusive dessert, made just for the occasion: the Almond Cream and Raspberry Mille Feuille. One couple that randomly receives a charmed gold chocolate heart within the dessert will be also gifted the opportunity to dine at Gaia again at a later date.
Feast your eyes on a thrilling show with mesmerizing performances and acts from the latest season at Dream Dubai as you dig into a curated set menu. It features mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine starting with fresh oysters and caviar, followed by angus beef tenderloin, and strawberry dacquoise with red rose petals for dessert.
04 220 0224
With spectacular views of Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai, the award-winning restaurant is serving Peruvian-Japanese favorites and drinks that couples can enjoy outdoors on the terrace, or indoors in a romantic setting. Highlights of the menu include Black Cod Shishito, Kizami Ceviche, Lucuma Lava, Shell Crab Bao, and Wagyu Foie Gras.
04 422 5600
Roberto’s in DIFC has curated a delectable five-course Valentine’s Day menu alongside an amuse-bouche of Oysters with Pink Pepper and Bergamot. Available exclusively on the Cortina and Lounge Terrace, guests will dine on Radicchio “Gorizia”, Cedar-marinated Langoustine, Yoghurt and Caviar for starters, Lemongrass Risotto with Violette Shrimps and Sage, Roasted Amberjack, Saffron Sauce and “Barba di Frate” for mains, and for dessert, a refreshing Cold Soup of Cherry and Rhubarb, Rose petal and Raspberry Sorbet.
04 386 0066
Chef Kyung Soo Moon of Sushisamba has curated a special Valentine’s Day platter that combines the flavors of Japan, Brazil, and Peru. Accompanied by 360-degree views of the Palm Jumeirah, guests can take a seat in the main restaurant area to enjoy the menu including Toro with caviar, Seabream Seviche, Mixed Seafood Seviche, Tuna Tiradito, Lobster Taquitos, Uni Tiger shots with yuzu smoke. For couples looking for a more intimate experience, Sushisamba’s private dining room will be transformed with candles and rose petals, while overlooking the city skyline. What’s more, the couple will also be receiving a uniquely designed gift box with roses and perfumes by Jo Malone London.
04 278 4888
Coya Abu Dhabi
After enjoying mouthwatering, high-end Peruvian dining at this Abu Dhabi favorite, guests will be treated to a decadent Valentine’s Day dessert platter featuring rhubarb mousse, strawberry chocolate ice cream, yogurt marquise, assorted sorbets, chocolate ganache, fresh red fruits, and candied petals. The mixologists at the Pisco Bar have also come up with a delicate and floral Rose & Lychee Pisco Sour that complements the mood and views of Al Maryah Island.
02 306 7000
Farzi’s executive chef Gaurav Bathla has curated a special menu of the restaurant’s favorite fusion dishes for Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Palak Patta Chaat, Mango and Kale Salad, Lahori Paneer Tikka with Pesto Naan, Andhra Chicken Wings, Murgh Tikka Pasand, and for dessert, Avocado and Gulkand Kulfi.
052 689 2012
Candlelit tables and a violinist at Carine invite couples for a special sharing menu developed by chef Izu and his culinary team. The experience begins with a round of complimentary cocktails—two exclusive drinks named after characters from The Titanic: Rose, a tropical, Japanese-inspired cocktail, and Jack, a spiced drink with the perfect floral finish. For mains, the French-Mediterranean-inspired bistro is offering Roasted Seabass Fillet, Wagyu Beef Fillet with Foie gras, and a soft crumbly chocolate cake layered with raspberry ganache for dessert.
04 417 9885
The lively and romantic Capri-inspired restaurant at the Address Sky View is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day menu. Expect mouthwatering Italian favorites and a glass of bubbles to enjoy while being serenaded by violinists. The menu includes a Valentine’s Salad with radicchio, asparagus, blood orange, candied almonds, and pomegranate dressing, and a Seafood Platter consisting of oysters, bluefin tuna crudo, lobster salad. For the first course, Black Truffle Ravioli and Cannelloni Ai Porcini, followed by the main course, Wagyu Beef Cheeks with mashed potatoes, wild asparagus, and jus, and for dessert, a Strawberry Cheesecake, paired with dark chili chocolate flakes, and gold powder.
04 422 4321
That’s Amore at Piatti by The Beach
Aiming to transport couples to the Southern Italian Coast, Piatti by The Beach has created a warm and romantic ambiance with flickering candles accompanied by the view of Dubai’s skyline. On offer is a delectable four-course menu with two glasses of bubbles or mocktails served by a personal butler.
04 248 8889
The award-winning Italian restaurant helmed by chef Massimo Bottura has curated a special six-course set menu for Valentine’s Day. After enjoying the food and the incredible views of Palm Jumeirah, couples can also cap off the evening by taking a photo at Torno Subito’s very own
04 245 5588
The Michelin Guide Japanese restaurant has created four limited-edition and themed dishes to celebrate the day of love, which can be enjoyed by couples with the panoramic views of the Palm Jumeirah from the Akira Back terrace.
04 245 5570
This hidden gem in the Waldorf Astoria is offering all the makings for the perfect date night with sumptuous Italian food, a luxurious setting, and attentive service. On the menu is Hokkaido Scallop Tartare with strawberry, ginger, bergamot, and dill leaf, Heart-Shaped Ravioli with Gillardeau oyster filling, Oscietra caviar, and beurre blanc, Veal Tenderloin, and Rose Ice Cream with white chocolate and rose petals.
04 338 8133
With the option to dine on the terrace with views of the Museum of the Future or inside with a warm and cozy ambiance, Hutong is offering a curated selection of a la carte dishes for Valentine‘s Day, each crafted by head chef Ren. Highlights include the Rose’s Heart, which is a decadent treat made with fresh rose petals, dark chocolate, white chocolate, sesame paste, and seeds and a special cocktail named Eros, named after the Greek god of desire and the son of the goddess of love, Aphrodite.
04 220 0868
The recently launched French-baroque inspired restaurant and lounge has prepared a special four-course meal with a bottle of grape or bubbles of the couple’s choice. On the menu is Fin de Claire, fried oyster with tartar sauce and lemon, starters such as Salmon Tartare, Burrata, or Chicken Beignet; Corn Fed Chicken, Black Angus Rib-Eye 300g, or Pumpkin Risotto for mains; and the August Heart for dessert.
058 641 9294
Located in the heart of Downtown, Jun’s by chef Kelvin Cheung promises an intimate affair this Valentine’s Day with a specially curated five-course menu. With views of the Burj Khalifa, couples can enjoy Watermelon Tartare and Chinois Fromage with freshly baked sourdough for starters. Choice of mains includes Miso Sea Bass with asparagus, broccolini and potato; Wagyu MB7 Striploin served with potato puree and charred leeks; or Dan Dan Spaghettini with summer vegetables, in spicy sesame broth. The chef has also created a special dessert that brings together chocolate mousse, chocolate fondant, and hot chocolate in an indulgent treat.
04 457 6035
Offering unparalleled views of the city from the 70th floor of SLS Dubai, Fi’lia is treating couples to live music and delicious Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. Starters include Beetroot Trio with Ricotta Salata, Seabass Carpaccio, and Feta Al Forno, followed by mains such as Seafood Ravioli, Quattro Formaggi pizza, Grilled Striploin, and a Red Berry Baba for dessert.
04 607 0737
Limited to 10 couples exclusively, Carna by Dario Cecchini is offering window-side seating for couples looking for an intimate dinner with stunning views. The special set menu for the night includes a welcome glass of bubbly, amuse bouches, sharing appetizers, and lavish mains—all dressed in the color of red.
04 607 0737
The Bedouin-inspired lounge is hosting a 1001 Lonely Nights evening this Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the iconic tales of A 1001 Arabian Nights, the evening will be packed with entertaining performances, belly dancing, live Darbuka as guests sip on special Love Potion drinks.
056 680 0430
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