Valentine’s Day in Dubai: couples’ dinner deals

Top sharing deals for two at Dubai's top restaurants this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in Dubai: couples’ dinner deals
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If your idea of an ideal Valentine’s Day is a dinner date for two at one of Dubai’s top restaurants, read on for our top couples’ dining deals this February 14.

Akira Back
If you’re after the Michelin-starred foodie experience with creative Asian dishes to boot, Akira Back’s Valentine’s menu is for the food-lovers out there. Sit indoors or on the neon terrace to tuck into a five-course sharing style menu served with a glass of sparkling grape, with views of Dubai’s stunning skyline.
Dhs950 (per couple). Fri Feb 14, 7pm-midnight. W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 245 5800).

Bull & Bear
Who said Valentine’s Day had to be just one day? Bull & Bear is putting on a special six-course dining package for two weeks. The menu includes a selection of starters to share such as oysters, foie gras and sea urchin risotto, followed by guests’ choice of main dish and a sharing dessert platter.
Dhs675 (per couple). Sun Feb 9-Sat Feb 22. Open daily 6am-10.30am, noon-4pm and 7pm-midnight. Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Burj Daman, DIFC (04 515 9888).

Drift Beach Dubai
Sometimes, a day soaking up the sun together in a private cabana is the best kind of way to make the most of the most romantic day of the year. Couples will be treated with a bottle of bubbly and a 25 percent discount on couples’ treatments at the One&Only Spa. The beach club will also host poolside entertainment including a live saxophonist and bongo player from 2pm onwards.
Dhs1,000 (per couple). Thu Feb 13-Fri Feb 14, 10.30am-9.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina (04 315 2200). (04 432 3232).

Flavours
You’ll get a special dinner buffet, plus karaoke from 7pm until 11pm. Fancy a massage? You can get 15 percent off too. Plus it’s just Dhs299 per couple (so that’s a cool Dhs149 each, winner).
From Dhs299 per couple. Fri Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai JBR (04 399 9979).

Izakaya
Fancy Japanese this Valentine’s Day? Couples can indulge in a special dinner at Izakaya featuring seven varied courses. Along with a glass of bubbly, there’s also a teppanyaki option available for the night, if the seven courses isn’t enough.
Dhs595 (per couple). Fri Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. Izakaya, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Kayto
The Peruvian-Nikkei pop-up restaurant by Chef Cristian Goya, will be offering an à la carte menu and Valentine’s Day hamper for couples, all with grand views of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Dhs800 (per couple), Fri Feb 14, 5pm-2am. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

La Parrilla
This Latin American restaurant is offering a five-course sharing set menu with a bottle of premium French bubbly. That’s not all, as they’ll also be treated with a Valentine’s Day hamper and a bouquet of flowers. Fans of Latin American cuisine will love the La Parrilla brunch package this Valentine’s Day, with a range of dishes, an energetic Latino band and premium French bubbly.
Dhs1,000 per couple, Dhs280 (brunch). Fri Feb 14, 7pm onwards. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 432 3232).

Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra
Inventive Indian dishes always taste better with a dash of romance involved, and Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra is introducing a special Valentine’s menu so couples can try just that. Expect a glass of bubbly, too, with this upmarket night out.
Dhs595 (per couple). Fri Feb 14, 6pm-11.30pm. Masala Library, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

MasterChef, The TV Experience
If you’re looking to enjoy a slap-up meal during the season of love, MasterChef, the TV Experience will be whipping up a five-course set menu. Expect caviar and chives that’s been crafted to look like a lotus flower, scallops and black rice served with duck speck and datterini confit, along with sharing-style dessert of white chocolate and blood orange s’mores.
From Dhs529 per couple. Thu Feb 13-Fri Feb 14, timings vary. Millennium Place Marina, Dubai Marina (04 550 8111).

Nomad
Nomad will be holding a special poolside barbecue for couples after a fancy poolside cabana barbecue buffet, with house beverages and one bottle of sparkling. Oh, and a bouquet of roses. Sweet.
Dhs550 per couple. Fri Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Al Garhoud, www.jumeirah.com (04 432 3232).

Prime68
Take your relationship to new heights – literally. Head to the 68th floor, sip on a welcome glass of French bubbly, and tuck into a five-course set menu to top the evening off.
Dhs895 per couple, Dhs995 (window table). Fri Feb 14, 6pm-11.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Splendido
As Dean Martin sang: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore (at Splendido). The Italian restaurant wants couples to dine under the stars on the Tuscan-style terrace, or indoors for classical sophistication with the special ‘San Valentino’ menu. Featuring baked oysters, wild line caught sea bass under a salt crust with black truffle, and saffron and white chocolate mille feuille served with honeycomb ice cream, all accompanied by drinks.
Dhs795 per couple (soft drinks, glass of bubbly), Dhs1,395 per couple (bubbly). Thu Feb 13- Fri Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).

The London Project
With a bottle of bubbly, four-course set menu and a live violinist on board, spending a romantic night at Bluewaters’ The London Project is a charming way to spend Valentine’s. With plenty of dishes up for grabs, expect freshly shucked oysters served with pink rhubarb granite, the classic steak tartare, A5 wagyu striploin with triple cooked chips, lobster tagliatelle with crab and finish off with a chocolate sharing plate with lava cake, honeycomb, strawberries.
Dhs450 (mocktails), Dhs550 (bottle of bubbly per couple). Fri Feb 14, timings vary. Bluewaters Dubai, www.thelondonproject.com

Tong Thai
Turn up the heat this Valentine’s with a spicy meal. The Thai restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will be celebrating all things love by whipping up a five-course sharing menu and a welcome glass of bubbly.
Dhs595 per couple. Fri Feb 14, 6pm-11.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Torno Subito
Celebrate the day of love, Italian-style. Chef Masimo’s Bottura’s restaurant at W Dubai – The Palm will be whipping up a five-course set menu featuring signature dishes taking couples on a throwback to the 1950’s Italian Riviera. Expect a welcome sparkling beverage, top grub and a special chocolate surprise at the end of the meal. Interesting.
Dhs850 per couple. Fri Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 245 5555).

Uptown Bar
Expect sky-high drinks and light bites with super views across the sea and Dubai’s skyline at Uptown Bar. There will be oysters and a premium bubbly open bar from 7pm onwards. Swish.
Dhs700. Fri Feb 14, 7pm onwards. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 432 3232).

Vietnamese Foodies
This is probably the best bargain out there. For one night only our Best Budget restaurant 2019 Vietnamese Foodies has a cracking offer, serving up a meal for two for just Dhs149 per couple. Dig into green papaya salad, grilled chicken satay, vegan gyoza, tom yam soup, chicken pho and more, plus mocktails. What a delicious deal.
Dhs149 (per couple). Fri Feb 14. Cluster D, JLT (04 565 6088).

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