Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 May 2019

Valentine's Day in the UAE: The hotel charging Dh119,000 for a one-night staycation package

Then there's the beach club that's offering a special, with prices starting from Dh20,000

Have a spare Dh59,000? This is the Valentine's Day package for you. Courtesy Fairmont
Have a spare Dh59,000? This is the Valentine's Day package for you. Courtesy Fairmont

If ever there’s a time for grand gestures, it’s Valentine’s Day, and gestures don’t come much grander than the Dh119,000 one-night staycation package being offered by a Dubai hotel.

If you really want to impress this February 14, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has launched what it claims is the most extravagant package in the UAE, which will see couples treated to a seven-course dinner, spa treatments and a helicopter ride.

The day will begin with a Neom Happiness bath, before breakfast in bed in Dubai's biggest hotel suite with bubbles, a bouquet of roses and Waldorf Eggs Royale with truffle hollandaise. Next will come an Adam and Eve massage, followed by an aromatic Jacuzzi in the spa couples’ suite, complete with chocolate dipped strawberries.

Couples will then be serenaded by the resident pianist while enjoying afternoon tea at the hotel's Peacock Alley, before ladies are treated to an in room hair and makeup styling session by the hotel’s Blanc Salon.

A Helicopter ride to take in the views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and Dubai will set the mood for the evening, before the day draws to an end with a private romantic dinner set-up on your room balcony with rose petals, candles, rosé wine and a seven-course set menu curated by the award-winning Social by Heinz Beck.

To top the day off, the package will include a luxurious diamond necklace and earring set from Dhamani Jewelry.

Valentine's Day with the Fairmont

Meanwhile, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort and Fairmont Ajman have teamed up for their Dh59,000 Valentine’s offer, which will see couple’s picked up in helicopter before enjoying 48 hours of food, relaxation and all-out romance.

It’s a hefty price tag, but for those with money to spare, the Fairmont is pulling out all the stops. The package starts on the morning of Thursday, February 14 with a helicopter tour of the coast before arriving at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort for a one-night stay in the lavish Sultan Suite, which overlooks your own private marina.

The Fairmont Ajman is offering a Valentine's staycation for Dh59,000. Fairmont 
The Fairmont Ajman is offering a Valentine's staycation for Dh59,000. Courtesy Fairmont

Ladies will get ready at Rose Salon and enjoy a complete hair, nail and make-up makeover, before dining at the exclusive 'chef’s table' at the resort’s signature seafood restaurant, The Copper Lobster.

The next morning, a ‘royal breakfast’ will be served on the suite’s private terrace before the helicopter arrives once again to transport you to the Fairmont Ajman. There, you’ll stay in a Corner Sea View Suite and discover the art of shisha-making at Badr Lounge. Couples will then enjoy a 90-minute couples’ massage at the Willow Stream Spa, before tucking in to a candlelit dinner on the beach.

The Fairmont Fujairah
The Fairmont Fujairah. Courtesy Fairmont

Drift Beach Dubai's deal

If Dh59,000 is a little out of your price range, but you’re still looking to seriously impress, there's also Drift Beach Dubai’s Valentine’s Day special, which starts from Dh20,000. Based at the One&Only Royal Mirage, Drift’s deal will give couples access to a secluded new villa that's set on a quiet stretch of beach and has its own private deck.

After being dropped off by a chauffeur, couples will be treated to a signature massage and a lunch from chef de cuisine Maxime Le Van, plus flowers and chocolates.

Following an afternoon of taking in the views of the city’s skyline, the day will finish with a candlelit dinner and drinks, before the chauffeur returns to take you home.

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