Most extravagant Valentine's Day deals in Dubai for 2016
Time Out has information on the most extravagant Valentine's Day deals in Dubai for 2016. Also see pictures of the hotels and restaurants with romantic offers
With Dubai's reputation for being rather over-the-top, there's probably no surprise some of the Valentine's Day packages offered this year are being sold at extortionate prices. However, there's no harm in dreaming about what we might splash out on if our bank balances allowed. So we've put together some hotels and restaurants that blew us away with the hefty price tags they're putting on some of their romantic experiences. Whether it's being flow from Dubai to Abu Dhabi or the Maldives to enjoy a candlelit dinner, here's what the rich (or those who have seriously been saving their pennies) have access to.
Fly from Dubai Creek to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on a Seawings helicopter. The experience includes a three-course dinner at Cipriani Italian restaurant but you’ll need to find three other couples to team up with you on this one. A minimum of eight people have to take the flight which will then return you to Dubai for Dhs1,900 per person, that’s Dhs3,800 per couple and Dhs15,200 one group will need to gather for the one flight.
If you appreciate Valentine’s Day but not having to be around other actual human beings on the special day, perhaps a more private experience will persuade you to fork out on the romantic evening. The tallest hotel in the world is opening up its Penthouse Suite for an overnight stay and dinner for two. The couple will get picked up and dropped off in a limousine before they feast on the likes of Aquitaine caviar, foie gras, scallops, winter truffle, vanilla poached lobster and 21 day dry aged rib eye loin. A private chef makes the meal and you’ll be served by a personal butler as you take in the awesome views of the city for a pricey Dhs19,999.
A private yacht is available for pairs to enjoy dinner under the stars with views of the Arabian Gulf. The meal consists of four courses and grape pairing plus little touches like live musicians upon request, chocolates, and a bouquet of flowers. It will set you back Dhs40,000. If you can’t quite afford that, a dinner by the iconic fireball on the beach with bubbles is a much more… ahem, reasonable Dhs13,500.
Planning on popping the question? Take over The Viewing Deck at The Palace Downtown for an experience like no other. Couples get the chance to enjoy six courses in front of the Burj Khalifa and of course the famous Dubai Fountain. This February, couples with this package get to choose a track for the fountain to dance to plus your every need is catered to with a private butler. So how much? Dhs45,000 per couple.
Only one couple will get to stay in the hotel’s signature Imperial Suite for two nights, kicking the experience off with chauffeur-driven transport from anywhere in Dubai in a Bentley Flying Spur. Enjoy an aerial tour of the city, while a butler unpacks your bags in the 913sqm Imperial Suite, decorated in a Valentine’s theme. Women receive a pearl earring and necklace set from Dhamani, as well as skincare goodies so men don’t have think about what gift to get their significant other. Together the pair can enjoy a 90-minute bespoke massage in their suite plus access to a private cabana at the rooftop pool and Iridium Spa facilities. As well as having access to a 24-hour butler who will draw you a rose petal-filled bubble bath with bubbly and strawberries to enjoy, other highlights include afternoon tea for two, a candle lit five-course dinner in the suite’s s dining room, a meal in J&G Steakhouse, plus a bubbly breakfast in Brasserie Quartier that can be swapped for breakfast in bed. St Regis has set this offer at a whopping Dhs140,216, which works out to be Dhs70,108 per night. Anantara
If you really need to get into somebody’s good books, how about splashing out an eye-watering Dhs399,000? Anantara The Palm Dubai have launched their campaign for what they are calling 'the most enchanting experience' available anywhere in town. The couple are offered a private helicopter tour and chauffeur-driven route to the resort. That's followed by check-in to an exclusive beach villa with all the trimmings, plus a couple's Hammam at the hotel's spa. Additionally, there’s a pre-ordered couture dress for her and bespoke suit for him, for dinner, while a team of professional make-up artists and hairstylists will get you ready for a five-star meal under the stars. The night is rounded off by a private cruise around the Palm. The day after guests will be whisked off to the airport, flown business class to the Maldives and treated to two nights at Anantara Kihavah, with its underwater restaurant, extravagant spa and private beaches. A personalised photobook is given as a parting gift.