Looking for the best restaurants in Dubai for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered
With February 14 just a week away, plans are underway to enjoy the most memorable Valentine’s Day celebration ever. These venues tick all the boxes – gourmet delicacies, the ideal ambience and more.
Enjoy the perfect dinner date with a sumptuous five-course authentic Thai menu, complete with glistening views of Downtown Dubai at Benjarong at Dusit Thani Dubai. The restaurant’s special-edition Valentine’s Day menu features the likes of tapioca balls with prawn, grilled marinated chicken skewers, foie gras, spring rolls, spicy mango salad and prawn tom yum soup.
Priced at AED599 per couple with two glasses of sparkling grape
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a touch of all things Greek at Opa. Located at the Fairmont Dubai, this charming venue boasts a setting inspired by the glamorous Greek islands and serves up authentic flavours from the Med. Expect the likes of prawn saganaki, josper-roasted tsipoura, manti and more.
Spice up your Valentine’s Day plans with a visit to the modern Indian bistro – Farzi Café. The restaurant is dedicating three days, from February 12 to 14, to couples looking to celebrate this day with a unique twist. Enjoy a fantastic three-course menu filled with molecular gastronomy masterpieces.
Sample beetroot tikki with a green apple and mint chutney, prawns spiced with flavours from South India, mascarpone risotto tossed with rich Indian tomato gravy or a comforting homestyle chicken curry with a golden egg and buttery coriander paratha, all of which can be shared.
Priced at AED99 per person
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
Couples can celebrate their love with a memorable Valentine’s Day experience presented by Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay’s very own Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace Dubai. Diners can tuck into a four-course bespoke menu including a glass of bubbles on arrival at this lavish venue.
Priced at AED695 per person
Weslodge Saloon is ticking every heart-shaped box this Valentine’s Day with a sumptuous venue, served against the backdrop of Downtown Dubai views. Couples looking to start the weekend on a high note can opt for the Valentine’s Day brunch package can head to the venue on Friday, February 12, for a culinary trip across North America. On February 14, the venue will serve a five-course feast curated by an award-winning culinary team.
Priced at AED295 for brunch and AED500 for dinner
This Valentine’s Day, Hotel Cartagena will host their Wild For You Carnival. featuring a decadent brunch and dinner experience for couples celebrating this special day. Kick off your Valentine’s Day weekend with a hedonistic brunch, served up with a shot of romantic Latin flair, on February 12. While on February 14, enjoy an à la carte dinner menu with South American gourmet treats.
Priced at AED295 for brunch and AED495 for dinner
Treat that special someone in your life to a truly unforgettable night at Aiza. Serving up an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu with Greek-Mediterranean cuisine worth falling in love with, Aiza offers everything from succulent oysters to chocolate fondant.
For a Valentine’s Day menu with a sweet twist, head to Latin American venue Coya. The haunt is offering a specially concocted dessert platter and delicious oysters perfect for enjoying with loved ones. Diners are invited to try the limited-edition sweet course featuring a heart-shaped cheesecake with strawberry sorbet and compressed strawberries, ganache, Valentine’s alfajores and assorted red berries. Especially for the occasion, COYA Dubai will also prepare a special oyster platter that complements the restaurant’s dining menu.
Priced at AED128 for the sweet course
Pulling out all the stops, Café Society is serving a special breakfast menu on Valentine’s Day that features eggs benedict in pink sauce, heart-shaped strawberry pancakes with fresh berries and more. The eatery is also offering a sumptuous five-course menu for lunch and dinner with dishes including the red snapper with smoked salmon risotto, gratin rhubarb oyster, pumpkin mustard, ravioli with truffle sauce and more.
Priced at AED450 per couple
Millennium Lounge Terrace or Farriers Courtyard
At The Meydan Hotel, you can treat your special someone to a magical evening not only on Valentine’s Day but through the entire month. Choose one of two spectacular venues for the evening – Millennium Lounge Terrace or Farriers Courtyard and indulge in a decadent menu. Expect the likes of Canadian lobster, pan-seared salmon, strawberry rhubarb crumb and raspberry sorbet at Millennium Lounge Terrace; while at Farriers Courtyard tuck into beetroot hummus, harira soup, Arabic mixed grill and more.
Priced at AED300 per person with soft drinks
Sunset Point, Bab Al Shams
For an extravagant Valentine’s Day celebration, surprise your loved one to a personalised gala dinner at one of the most romantic resorts in Dubai. This unique experience takes place at Sunset Point within the stunning surrounds of Bab Al Shams. Enjoy a bonfire under the shimmering night sky, while enjoying romantic tunes and then indulge in a four-course dinner with bubbly.
Priced at AED1,200 per couple