Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you haven't already made plans, perhaps a staycation is up your street. We've rounded up seven top hotel deals in Dubai and the UAE to book. For everything you need to know about Valentine's Day in Dubai, click here. For more all inclusive hotel deals, click here.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Jumeirah Emirates Towers is offering a romantic dinner in its iconic elevators with panoramic views of the city. Couple can enjoy a five-course meal served with the star-studded Dubai skyline as the backdrop of the lift. If you are really looking to create a lasting memory, you could add a one night’s stay in a Deluxe Room, inclusive of limousine transfers, and a couples’ massage at Talise Spa.
From Dhs4,000, Dhs5,500 per couple (room). Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 432 3232).
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
Surprise your other half with this luxury staycation deal and they’ll be swooning over you. The Mandarin Oriental Jumeira’s romantic getaway offers an exclusive experience. The package feature a one-bedroom suite, a bottle of bubbly, breakfast for two at beachside brasserie The Bay and a couples' massage at the hotel’s Sea Jewel VIP Suite – all from Dhs5,000.
From Dhs5,000. Fri Feb 14 (dates vary). Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 777 2222).
Millennium Place Marina
MasterChef, the TV Experience will be whipping up a five-course set menu, and if you fancy making a staycation out of it, there are also special ‘dine and stay’ packages up for grabs at Millennium Place Marina. If you’re thinking of taking on the romantic escape, the dine and stay packages are priced at Dhs799 per couple, Dhs1,099 with a bottle of bubbly or Dhs1,599 with a premium bottle of bubbly.
From Dhs799 per couple. Thu Feb 13-Fri Feb 14, timings vary. Millennium Place Marina, Dubai Marina (04 550 8111).
The iconic cruise ship docked at Mina Rashid, has announced the arrival of an Italian-inspired staycation that’s all about the classics – food and opera. From a three-course meal and intimate opera show to a 60-minute couples massage, there’s plenty to do for the ‘La Voce Dell Amore’ staycation deal. Find out more right here.
Dhs799. Fri Feb 14, 8pm-11pm. Stay: Dhs799. Fri Feb 14. QE2, Mina Rashid, www.qe2.com/offers (04 526 8811).
Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Beachside hotel Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah is offering an all-inclusive Valentine’s Day package, with a two-night stay that includes unlimited sparkling throughout.
Couples can take on a list of dining options offering international cuisine and unlimited sparkling beverages in the hotel’s 14 restaurants and bars. Just to up the romance, the deal for two also includes a romantic in-room set up with a bottle of sparkling, an in-room breakfast spread to wake up to and brilliant views of Al Marjan Island Beach.
From Dhs1,399. Sat Feb 1-Sat Feb 29. Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah www.rixos.com (07 202 0000).
If you’re looking to celebrate the most romantic day of the year in a truly Dubai way, why not spend it under the starry dessert sky at luxury, eco-friendly desert destination, Sonara Camp? Couples can enjoy live music from a saxophonist, be serenaded table-side by a singer, or stargaze at the observatory with an astronomer. There will also be plenty on offer for families with sandboarding and other activities including a movie under the stars for little ones, meaning mums and dads can enjoy a romantic (and hopefully peaceful) meal. If you fancy making a night out of it, nomadic tents are available for the evening so you can watch the sunrise, all while enjoying brekkie in the dunes.
Other activities and entertainment include camel rides, a fire show, volleyball, soft archery and sandboarding. There will also be a photographer on-site to capture those loved-up moments for you for the ‘gram.
From Dhs860 per person. Fri Feb 14. Sonara Desert Camp, www.nara.ae.
Vida Emirates Hills
Looking to treat your partner to a hotel stay this Valentine’s Day in Dubai? You’re in luck as Vida Emirates Hills is offering up a special stay for Dhs640 per couple, per night. The hotel has stunning views over Dubai’s Emirates Hills Golf Club, and for that price you’ll get dinner thrown in too.
The deal runs from Thursday February 13 until Saturday February 15. On check in you’ll get a basket with sparkling grape, sweet treats and games such as Monopoly. The next morning you’ll get breakfast thrown in too. Plus you can get a special deal on the Valentine’s dinner at Origins at Dhs300 for two with soft drinks, or Dhs400 with sparkling grape.
From Dhs640. Feb 13-15. Vida Emirates Hills (04 888 3444).