Last Minute Love
Left it a little late to book those all-important Valentine’s Day plans? Fear not, as whether you’re looking for a casual drinks venue or an all-out dinner under the stars, Jumeirah has got your back with these top ten
Best for: Dinner Under The Stars
Penthouse Rooftop, Jumeriah Creekside
Take your love to new heights with a delicious 7 course set menu at Jumeirah Creekside’s Penthouse Rooftop. Throw a bottle of French bubbly and rose grape in the mix – there’s a catch, though, in that there’s only one table available, so get in there quick and take advantage of that amazing Dubai skyline.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 20:00 – 01:00
Price: Dhs2,017 per couple
Best for: Dinner on the beach
Romantic Cabanas, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Look up romance in the dictionary, and you’ll find this package from Al Naseem. The stunning beach set-up allows you to dine to the sounds of the waves with a five-course menu that’s bound to impress. With a VIP butler service, bouquet of flowers, a bottle of bubbly plus other small surprises, this is one of the most enchanting dinner venues in Dubai.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 19:00 to 23:00
Price: Dhs800 per couple or Dhs700 with non-alcoholic beverages
Best for: Blowing the Budget
Al Qasr Romantic Beach
If you’re really looking to impress and money is no option, then read on. Al Qasr is setting the scene for the most exclusive Valentine’s night of them all, starting with a sail over the slow streams of Madinat Jumeirah in your very own private Abra. Arrive at your own private tent on the beach and enjoy a romantic six-course dinner with VIP service, music and incredible views of the Burj al Arab. Oh, the price tag also includes a luxury car transfer and bottle of rose pink bubbly.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 19:00 – 23.30
Price: Dhs11,500 per couple with one bottle of rose pink bubbly
Best for: Single Ladies
Not only does this sundowner-institution offer the most stunning sea views, but it’s always-vibrant atmosphere will definitely set the tone for a night out with your girls. The best bit? Valentine’s falls on a Tuesday this year, which means three free drinks for the ladies!
Timing: 14 February 2017
Price: Dhs125 minimum spend for table bookings on the terrace
Best for: A Double Date
Tortuga, Mina A’Salam
Mexican food is made for sharing, so grab your closest couple mates and head to Tortuga to celebrate both love and friendship. There are exclusive offers on sharing pitchers for the occasion, too, just to help get you in the mood!
Timing: 14 February 2017, 18.30 – 23:00
Best for: Meat Lovers
The Rib Room, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Vegetarians, look away now. The lovely people down at The Rib Room are throwing a meat fest this February 14th, with a menu of fine fare prepared to share with absolute mastery. It’s not just steak, though – there’s foie gras, caviar, lobster, oysters and more on the menu, too.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 19:00
Price: Dhs800 per couple with non-alcoholic beverages or Dhs1,200 per couple with alcoholic beverages
Best for: Afternoon Tea with a Difference
Sahn Eddar, Burj al Arab
Located within the world’s tallest atrium, this is no traditional tea and cucumber sandwich deal. Think seven courses including light shortbread topped with mixed berries, trays of gourmet sandwiches and even tender roast beef served with mashed potatoes, make sure to save room for the still-hot scones that come served with a variety of home-made jams. This blows all other Afternoon Teas out the water.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00
Price: Dhs560 per person with a glass of bubbly; Dhs435 with a glass of sparkling grape
Best for: Watching The Pennies
Imperium, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
While Zabeel Saray doesn’t exactly scream budget, an intimate dining experience at Imperium restaurant will only set you back Dh250 per head, and they’ll even throw in a free bottle of sparkling grape, too. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Timing: Until 28 February 2017, 18.30 to 23.00
Price: Dhs250 per person for food only
Best for: Seafood Fans
Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Dubai’s hottest new opening, a dinner at Rockfish will show your other half that you’re really in the know. Serving a fresh and creative selection of Mediterranean seafood dishes with an Arabic touch, enjoy a mouth-watering five-course menu especially curated by the chefs with love.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 19:00 to 23:00
Price: Dhs800 per couple including rose bubbly, Dhs700 per couple including non-alcoholic beverages
Best for: A Taste of India
Naya, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
If you’re looking for an alternative to oysters and caviar, Naya serves some of the best Indian in town. It’s contemporary and vibrant setting plays host to North Indian delicacies such as butter-based curries, roti, chappatis and tandoori, there’s a special valentine’s menu for all the love birds out there.
Timing: 14 February 2017, 18:00 to 23.00
Price: Dhs495 per couple (food only)