As Abu Dhabi gears up for the world's annual day of romance, we've found venues, gifts and experiences that will help you sweep your loved one off their feet.
Valentine's Dinners in Abu Dhabi
COYA Abu Dhabi
If you're looking for an al fresco dining experience, you won't go wrong with the romantic surroundings of COYA Abu Dhabi.
They've got it all planned for you with a glass of bubbles offered on arrival and a menu full of Peruvian fare, including Pargo a la Trufa and Langostinos Tigre. The real showstopper is their Valentine’s Day dessert platter which includes a heart shaped cheesecake with strawberry sorbet and compressed strawberries, ganache, heart shaped alfajores, and assorted red berries. If you want to go a la carte, you can order the dessert platter separately for AED128.
Due to limited availability, advance reservations are mandatory.
Sunday 14th February from 7pm till late
AED 460 per person
For reservations, call COYA Abu Dhabi on +971 02 306 7000
If you want to express your love the Italian way, head over to Cafe Milano who are hosting a five-course menu featuring caramelised foie gras terrine, house-made beetroot ravioli with lobster, a steamed Mediterranean branzino fillet with sautéed seasonal vegetables and morello cherry mousse with almond biscuit and raspberry sorbet.
If you don't fancy the set menu, you can order individual dishes from the set menu as preferred.
Sunday 14th February
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 2 333 2222.
AED 530 per person including a welcome drink
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi's only All Inclusive resort is opening up it's exclusive outlets to outside guests this Valentine's Day, with a series of romantic dining experiences on offer. You can impress your partner with dinner under the stars while overlooking the beach, bubbles on arrival, set menus and a solo live performance.
Dinner at Mermaid Restaurant includes a five-course set menu with grape pairing, a glass of bubbly as a welcome drink, a solo live performance and a surprise giveaway, or for an elevated experience head over to The Beach Boardwalk for a five-course set menu with premium grape pairing, a bottle of bubbles & canapés as a welcome treat, plus a surprise giveaway.
Mermaid Restaurant experience: AED 699 per couple
The Beach Boardwalk experience: AED 3,000 per couple
For reservations, 02 492 2222 or email@example.com
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Also on Al Maryah Island is award-winning LPM Restaurant & Bar, where you can dine on some of LPM’s most popular signature dishes on Valentine's night - plus they'll serve you their exclusive Cloud cocktail on arrival. Then you'll get to feast on a selection of starters to share, including LPM’s iconic burrata with tomatoes & basil and main courses such as risotto with mushrooms & aged parmesan. The meal ends on a sweet note, with an white chocolate tiramisu with fresh strawberries or warm chocolate mousse with malt ice cream.
You can choose to dine inside the stylish restaurant amongst works of contemporary art, or head outside for the relaxed setting on the waterfront terrace with views of the capital’s skyline.
Sunday 14th February, dine in only.
AED 295pp (minimum of 2 people)
For reservations, call 02 692 9600 or visit http://lpmlondon.co.uk/abu-dhabi
You can pamper your loved one with Indian food, flowers and chocolates this Valentines’ Day. Punjab Grill Abu Dhabi which is tucked away in Venetian Village at Ritz Carlton, is inviting couples to a culinary journey with a special four-course menu curated by the Executive Chef Sandeep Ail. The menu includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian options such as Dibba Bay Oysters, Avocado Kofta served with Cashew and Kale foogath and the Chef’s special Chocolate and Banana Brulée, plus a complimentary welcome drink.
On top of that, every couple dining at the restaurant will be gifted a bouquet of flowers and chocolates as a token of celebration. You can choose to sit inside with its royal interiors and or al fresco for romantic canal views.
AED 590 per couple or AED 295 per person.
For reservations, WhatsApp on +971 50 668 3054.
For a more casual vibe, pop over to Café 302 at Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, as it launches a three-day special set menu.
From February 12th to 14th, you can experience a romantic dinner package of a three-course meal inclusive of soft beverages. They'll be serving up roasted tomato basil soup, grilled sea scallops, herb-marinated t-bone steak or a pan-seared sea bass, plus a red velvet molten lava cake. As always with his super inclusive cafe, a plant-based set menu will also be available for vegans to enjoy.
12th to 14th February 2021 from 6pm - 10pm
AED 199 net per couple
For reservations, call 02 6106688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
W Abu Dhabi
Take it up a notch and go B.I.G on Love on Friday, 12th February, with the B.I.G – Brunch In Garage. Grab your date and take advantage of packages starting from AED 279 to experience a larger than life Valentines. Also, you can be in with a chance to win an cool giveaway if you book a Valentine’s B.I.G before 8th February
Friday 12th February, 1PM – 4PM
AED 279 - Dry Package
AED 379 - Spirited Package (house grapes, hops and mixed beverages)
AED 499 Sparkling Package (Bubbles)
For reservations call +971 2 656 0000 or visit https://www.garageabudhabi.com/big
If you fancy staying in and cooking your loved one a romantic meal, Kibsons - the UAE's favourite grocery distributor is selling a huge range of Valentine's ready made food (and gifts).
Think heart shaped pretzel or brioche buns, beef burgers and pizza ready to stick in the oven. And if sweet treats are more your thing, check out the heart shaped cookies, valentines brownie cake, cupcakes and even chocolate gift boxes. - There are even vegan cupcakes and chocolate boxes on the menu.
Head over to the Kibsons website to see all their valentines offers.
Valentine's gifts and experiences
Thinking of Valentine's Day gifts always comes with a bit of pressure. We've found a few local brands that can help take that stress away this year.
Ferns N Petals
If your loved one has a sweet tooth, Ferns N Petals is offering a range of cakes and gift hampers which can be personalised. But if you're looking for something a little more traditional, they’ve got you covered with a selection of romance-themed flower arrangements & bouquets, complete with a sweet selection of heart-shaped cakes, chocolates and gifts.
Ferns N Petals also have a choice of roses available such as ‘Forever Roses’ (these are roses cut at full bloom stage, dehydrated, and then conditioned to stay fresh for over 2 years) or a range of long stem roses, freshly sourced from Holland and between 160–200 cms high.
The full range is available to purchase online at https://www.fnp.ae/gifts/valentines-day/abu-dhabi for a limited period only and some orders can be delivered on the same day (terms and conditions apply).
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer has launched a new premium selection of indulgent chocolates and sweet treats in time for Valentine’s Day.
If your loved one is a chocolate fiend, check out the brand-new Love Whips - a romantic twist on Marks & Spencer’s signature walnut whips, which are now filled with strawberries and cream flavoured mallow. And for those looking for alternatives to chocolate, Marks & Spencer is launching some gummy sweets called Avo Lot Of Love To Give – which are ideal for sharing.
The new Valentine’s Day range also features chocolate heart shaped lollies and other chocolate goodies, available in Marks & Spencer stores. Selected lines will also be available on the M&S Food, el Grocer, Deliveroo and NowNow apps.
Valentine’s Art workshop - Seven Wellness Studio
During this special Valentine’s edition Mindfulness Art Workshop at Seven Wellness , you and your partner can invite a release of heavy energies through a free-flow neurographics technique led by an experienced artist and energy healer, Anja.
You don't need any artistic skills or prior experience. At the end of the workshop, you will take home your own personal piece of art along with a sense of lightness in your heart.
(All materials provided)
AED 100 + VAT Members
AED 130 + VAT Non-members
Seven Wellness Studio, Marina Bay 1, City of Lights, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
For reservations, please contact email@example.com, WhatsApp 054 407 5405 or Call: 02 555 0450
If you fancy whisking your true love away for a romantic holiday, we've found a few places making that possible in the capital.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas
For couples looking for the ultimate getaway, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is offering an island escape package for the occasion, which will be available throughout the month of February and it starts from AED 1,550. Resort stays will also be complemented by a romantic dinner and an in-room Valentine’s Day set-up, plus a late check-out until 16:00.
The Romantic Escape includes:
Upgrade to the next room category
In-room breakfast or buffet breakfast
A romantic dinner at Turtle Bay Bar & Grill
A bowl of strawberries with chocolate
A bottle of bubbly
Available through February 2020, 3pm to 12 pm (check in and check out time)
Starting from AED 1,550 per room
For reservations, visit: https://www.rotanatimes.com/saadiyatrotanaresortandvillas/escapes/romantic/18883
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
You can live the island life at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort as they have special room rates from AED 950 for Valentine's weekend. You can also take advantage of their special in-room dining packages so you and your partner can have an intimate al fresco date on the room's balcony. Choose between dining a la carte or opt for a special Valentine’s 4-course set sharing menu, with a choice of soft beverages, sparkling grape juice and bubbly.
The menu has Lebanese Mezze to share, heart-warming soup, grilled lobster, premium charcoal grilled meat, and the promise of an Instagrammable dessert platter.
12th – 14th February 2021
Room nights from AED950 and additional dinner packages are priced as:
AED 600 per couple inclusive of soft beverages
AED 800 per couple inclusive of a bottle of Pearls Sparkling Grape juice
AED 900 per couple inclusive of a bottle of bubbly
A la carte is chargeable on consumption
For reservations, email JSIreservations@jumeirah.com or call +971 811 4555
Abu Dhabi Edition
The Abu Dhabi Edition hotel is promising a moment to relax and reconnect, for couples who book in for some quality time this Valentine’s Day.
Your experience will include a night in one of their contemporary rooms which has some spectacular marina front views, a five-course curated set menu at Oak Room created by Chef Tom Aikens, a limitless breakfast for two in Alba Terrace, and a signature
EDITION Spa couple’s massage.
Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th February
AED 2,280 inclusive of Deluxe Room stay, one-hour EDITION Spa couple’s massage,
Valentine’s Day set menu at Oak Room and Alba Terrace breakfast for two
For reservations: +971 (0) 2 208 0000 / https://www.editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi/
DusIt Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani is offering a city break where you can sip on bubbles and enjoy a picturesque sunset from your room (which will also be decorated with rose petals), and enjoy an intimate dinner for two.
Whether you opt for dinner in Thai restaurant, Benjarong or Indian favourite, Namak, your package will include a romantic room set-up, five-course dinner and a buffet breakfast for two.
Deluxe room for AED 599 per night inclusive of package
Junior Suite for AED 699 per night inclusive of package
Upgrade options include a Valentine bouquet with special 15% discount from Camelia flowers and also a bottle of bubbles at the time of booking. Offer valid from 11th to 14th February 2021.
For reservations call +971 2 698 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtyard WTC Abu Dhabi
Book a SHOPonus staycation package with the the hotel and you'll receive a AED300 gift certificate that you can use for your Valentines shopping. Best of all, it can be used toward purchases at Yas Mall, WTC Mall and Jimi Mall.
The package includes, breakfast at Bistro, AED300 Gift Voucher and One Night Stay at Deluxe Room
For reservations click here