This time of year can be fraught with worry, especially when you’re desperate to impress that special someone.
Thankfully, the thoroughly thoughtful team at Al Habtoor City have done the planning for you and whether you’d prefer to join other star-crossed couples at a brunch or have a romantic dinner just the two of you, all bases are covered.
So for a Valentine’s Day that will live long in the memory book yourself a table at Al Habtoor City and bask in that loving glow.
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
City Brunch: A Valentine’s Family Special
We totally appreciate it can be hard to find a babysitter so you can go out for Valentine’s dinner just the two of you. But don’t sweat it because if you reserve a spot at the award-winning City Brunch you can leave the little ones in the expert care of the Hilton’s kids’ club crew. With the gang firmly out of sight (and earshot), you can settle down for a fabulous feast that will be as fun as it is filling – and delightfully children-free. This really is your lucky day and it could get even luckier if you grab a ticket for the event’s big lottery draw where prizes include free brunches around Al Habtoor City, massages at the sublime Silk Spa or even an overnight stay (get the neighbours to babysit, it’ll be fine). You never know, the little darlings might have missed you and baked you a heart-shaped pizza at kids’ club.
From Dhs300, free for under-12s (T&Cs apply). Friday February 14, 1pm-4.30pm.
Firefly: A Valentine’s Weekend with Private Cabanas
This effortlessly chic urban lounge is offering you the chance to enjoy an intimate, al fresco Valentine’s night after a day of some much-needed rest and relaxation by the pool. At Firefly they’ll give you full pool access and as night falls, you can retire to your cosy cabana where you’ll be served two glasses of Italian bubbles, one shisha, a fruit platter and a selection of those most romantic of shellfish, oysters. Don’t mind if we do.
Dhs290 per couple. February 13-15, 8am-11pm.
Habtoor Palace Dubai
En Blanc Brunch, Pink Edition
Inspired by the famous ‘Diner en Blanc’, where guests arrive in outfits of dazzling white, you should definitely dig out some of your haute couture for this special brunch hosted by BQ – French Kitchen & Bar. The sharing-style feast evokes the classic atmosphere and exceptional flavours of authentic Parisian brasseries, with diners being treated to three courses of expertly prepared signature French dishes. You and your loved one can enjoy a great selection of entrées, followed by some tremendous traditional mains all brought to the table. And for the grand finale, take your pick of the decadent desserts – a sweet way to end the feast. Oh, and just to show how much they love you this Valentine’s, BQ will be giving three guests a piece of pearl jewellery thanks to its generous sponsors, Dhamani.
Dhs350 (including pink bubbles, mixed drinks and mocktails). Friday February 14, noon-4pm.
Valentine’s Dinner at World Cut Steakhouse
There can be no finer way for meat-lovers to celebrate Valentine’s than with some of the finest cuts known to man expertly served at one of Dubai’s top steakhouses. The five-course set menu is dedicated to those who adore fresh ingredients and fresh thinking when it comes to each dish. We’re sure the sheer sights and smells of World Cut Steakhouse will ensure love is in the air but to set the mood yet further, there will also be a live singer providing the soundtrack to an unforgettable romantic evening. Guests here could also be among the lucky ones to receive a special gift of some pearl jewellery courtesy of Dhamani.
Dhs350 per person. Friday February 14, 7pm-midnight.
V Hotel Dubai
V My Valentine at V Lounge
The V Lounge is set to host the ultimate ’90s-themed Valentine’s party and they’re inviting everyone to come and celebrate with Dubai’s longest happy hour from 2pm until 4am with drinks starting from Dhs25, unlimited sushi for Dhs114 from 6pm until 10pm, ’90s games, stellar music and more. Whether you’re a loved up couple, an avid anti-Valentine’s Day supporter or just after a glamorous night out with the girls – look no further. Boasting stunning views over the Dubai skyline and home to some of Dubai’s most talented mixologists, a cosmopolitan menu and a DJ hitting the decks – this is set to be a night to remember.
Fri Feb 14, 2pm-4pm.
Just to make Valentine's Day as smooth a ride as possible, Careem is offering up to 20 percent off as many as four journeys to and from Al Habtoor City. Just use the code ALHABTOORCITY.