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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Your guide to Valentine's Day in the UAE

Love is in the air... We round up a list of Valentine's offers around the UAE for you to enjoy with your loved one

Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge. Courtesy Fairmont
Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge. Courtesy Fairmont

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so if you haven't made up your mind on where to go on Wednesday, February 14, take a look at some of our favourite dining deals.

Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge

Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge. Courtesy Fairmont
Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge. Courtesy Fairmont

What: A four-course set menu, starting with salmon and caviar, moving onto pan-seared scallops, sea bass or beef tenderloin before finishing with a red velvet cheesecake with fruit jelly to share. You will also receive a rose and a special polaroid picture.

When: 7pm to 11.30pm, February 14 and 15

Cost: Dh699 per couple

Book: email palm.dining@fairmont.com or call 04 457 3457

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Al Nafoorah

What: Al Nafoorah offers fresh Lebanese cuisine and their Valentine’s Day event is an intimate four-course set menu dinner including speciality mezze and charcoal-grilled mains from their signature selections. There is live entertainment from an Arabic band too.

When: 12pm to 3pm, February 14

Cost: Dh600 per couple (food only)

Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Contact: email restaurants@jumeirah.com or phone 04 432 3232

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Little Miss India

What: A four-course sharing menu that includes soup, appetisers, main courses and dessert. Favourites on the menu include char-grilled prawns and crispy corn and coriander cakes, butter chicken and braised lamb and cheesecake with berry compote.

When: 6.30pm to 11.00pm, February 14,15,16.

Cost: Dh495 per couple with welcome drink included

Book: email palm.dining@fairmont.com or call 04 457 3457

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Mashrabiya Lounge

What: Mashrabiya Lounge is holding a couple's afternoon tea on its al fresco terrace. The tea consists of sandwiches and pastries, and you can upgrade to a beverage package.

When: Throughout February

Cost: Dh155 per person

Book: Email palm.dining@fairmont.com or call 04 457 3457

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Cavalli Club, Restaurant & Lounge

Slow cooked lamb saddle. Courtesy Cavalli
Slow-cooked lamb saddle. Courtesy Cavalli

At Cavalli's Amore night, guests can enjoy unlimited starters, desserts and drinks, as well as a main meal from the a la carte menu. Dishes include tortelli di wagyu, lobster salad, slow-cooked lamb saddle and a selection of sharing starters and desserts. The night will also include live entertainment from the Cabaret Show and some extra surprises throughout the meal to entertain you as you dine.

When: 8.30pm to 12.00am, February 14 (afterparty until 3am)

Cost: Dh350 per person

Book: email reservations@cavalliclubdubai.com or phone 04 332 9260

Where: The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

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His and her Valentine's menu at At.mosphere

At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa
At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa

What: On the 123rd floor of the Burj Khalifa, At.mosphere will have a bespoke his and her menu specially curated for couples. You can choose between a five- or seven-course menu consisting of pomme de terre ravioli for him and topinambour tortellini for her; seafood delicacies – Loch Fyne organic salmon for him and rainbow trout for her. Guests will also receive a Dh200 gift voucher from Alexandre.J perfumes.

When: Febuary 14, 15, from 6pm until midnight

Cost: Dh950 per person for non-window tables and Dh1150 per person window table.

Book: For reservations, please call 04 888 3828 or email reservations@atmosphereburjkhalifa.com

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Iris Dubai, The Oberoi

What: At the Paint & Grape Valentine's Day special you have the chance to do something a little bit different. Armed with all the art equipment you need, you and your loved one can tackle a recreation of Roy Lichenstein's The Kiss while enjoying beverages.

When: 7.30pm to 10.30pm, February 14

Cost: Dh369 per person

Book: email denise@weloveart.ae to make your reservation

Where: The Oberoi, Downtown Dubai

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Arabian Ranches Golf Club

What: The golf club is serving a four-course dinner, including carpaccio of tuna, roasted red snapper with confit potatoes and Cupid's caramelia - a special Valentine's dessert of cream cheese, camellia choc and berry coulis. Dinner will take place on the Ranches Restaurant terrace, and couples will be serenaded by a saxophonist.

When: 6.00pm to 10pm, February 14

Cost: Dh395 per couple

Book: email restaurant@arabianranchesgolf.ae or call 04 8883 444

Where: Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai

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Nikki Beach

Caribbean and Floridian style food stations on the beach will complement the charming venue setup. Courtesy Nikki Beach
Caribbean and Floridian style food stations on the beach will complement the charming venue setup. Courtesy Nikki Beach

What: At Caliente Night, Nikki Beach will celebrate with Caribbean and Floridian food stations on the beach. There will be live music, Latino dancers and other entertainers to boost the party atmosphere.

Guests can either enjoy their time in social spaces or head to private villas each with a dedicated pool and terrace. There will be a special barbeque celebration menu and butler services available, perfect for families or parties.

When: 7pm onwards, February 14

Cost: Caliente Night will be Dh295 per person. Villas start at Dh3500

Where: Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Pearl

Book: For bookings phone 04 376 6000 or email reservations.dubai@nikkibeachhotels.com

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DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan

What: This brunch is set on the terrace of Vespa and Brasserie, and offers views of the sea and live entertainment. There will be live-cooking stations with freshly made Italian pasta, risotto and mozzarella cheese. There will also be an oyster station, a fish shop, an Arabic section with shawarma and grills, an Asian section with sushi, noodles, dim sum, a magic bar and a kids' section with cotton candy and ice cream and a host of other desserts. The after party will be held at the Anchor bar with a DJ, saxophonist and special guest percussionist Walter Scalzone. All guests joining the brunch will have complimentary access to the beach and pool as well.

When: Brunch from 1pm to 4pm, after party from 4pm to 8pm, February 14.

Cost: Brunch: Dh199 per person including beverages. After party: Dh120 per person.

Where: Marjan Island Boulevard, North Ras Al Khaimah‎

Book: email reservations_dtmarjan@hilton.com or phone 07 203 0000

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Peyote Dubai

Courtesy Peyote
Courtesy Peyote

Expect bold Latin American flavours at this Mexican-inspired dinner. The menu includes dishes such as cornhusk chicharron with beef tataki chickpea puree, fukuoka hamachi, truffle huitlacoche and avocado puree, taco de barbacoa and wagyu tenderloin with esquites. Desserts of strawberry tres leches and Oaxaca chocolate will end the dinner. Tables will be decorated with red roses and there will be a live saxophone player.

When: 7pm to 1am on February 14

Cost: Dh725 per couple

Where: Gate Village 02, DIFC, Dubai

Book: email reservations@peyoterestaurant

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D R I F T Beach Dubai

The new beach destination will offer dinner guests a taste of Provençe. Caviar, freshly shucked oysters and fabulous lobster will be served on ice, to share. There will be a saxophonist serenading couples who will have a view of Dubai Marina’s shoreline while sitting at specially arranged tables around the infinity pool.

When: The restaurant will open for lunch on February 14, at 12.30pm and close at 11.00pm for dinner

Where: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Booking: Call 04 315 2200 for reservations

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Abu Dhabi

Cafe Milano

Cafe Milano. Courtesy Four Seasons
Cafe Milano. Courtesy Four Seasons

What: Cafe Milano is offering a special San Valentino's menu which includes a choice of oysters, marinated salmon, heart-shaped ravioli with lobster, roast lamb, sole, dark chocolate millefoglie, strawberry macaroons and ginger gelato.

Guests celebrating Valentine's at Cafe Milano will be entered into a raffle with the chance of winning a trip for two to Italy for four days.

When: Wednesday, February 14, from 6pm

Cost: Dh400 per person

Where: Four Season's Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Book: email guestservices@cafemilano.ae phone 02 333 2630

Bord Eau, Shangrila

The French restaurant will be holding a five-course dinner for Valentine's Day. The dinner starts with a chef-selected amuse bouche followed by Scottish scallops and lemongrass foam. Guests then have the choice between meat or fish, with a tender beef cheek ravioli or freshly caught Northern Seas halibut, both served in a light parsnip puree. The meal is completed with a brillat-savarin, a soft white-crusted cow's milk cheese, triple cream brie and ends with a lemon and combava destructured tart.

When: 6.30 pm to 11.30pm on February 14

Cost: Dh860 per couple

Where: Bord Eau at Shangri La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Book: Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call 02 509 8555

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Cupid’s Cabana at Traders

Diners can each a private beach-side dinner, organised by Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri
Diners can each a private beach-side dinner, organised by Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi will host a five-course dinner for two in a romantic cabana set up on its private beach. The deal includes dedicated butler service, a selection of shisha for two, selected drinks and individual flower arrangements. The menu features butter-poached lobster and caviar, crab and smoked salmon chowder, pan-seared sea bass, Angus beef fillet and strawberry salad.

When: 7pm to 10.30pm on February 14

Cost: Dh1195 including a special beverage

Where: Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Book: Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call 02 509 8555

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99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

What: A specially curated 9-course menu including tiger prawn tempura with a spicy creamy sauce, scallop sashimi and the signature 99 cheesecake.

When: 7pm to 10.30pm on February 14

Cost: Dh999 including a special beverage

Where: The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

Book: Email reservations_ad@99sushibar.com or phone 02 672 3333

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La Petite Maison

Oysters will make up part of the menu at La Petite Maison. Courtesy La Petite Maison
Oysters will make up part of the menu at La Petite Maison. Courtesy La Petite Maison

The special Valentine's day menu at the French La Petite Maison includes luxurious oysters and hot chocolate mousse. There will also be Valentine's Day-inspired drinks.

When: 7pm to 10.30pm, February 14

Cost: There is no fixed price for this menu, it depends on what you choose. Oysters are Dh60 each while the hot chocolate mousse comes in at Dh65. For more menu details visit www.lpmlondon.co.uk/abudhabi

Where: The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

Book: Email info@lpmabudhabi.ae or phone 02 692 9600

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