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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2023 in Abu Dhabi



Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or simply looking for an excuse to have some fun, we’ve found some awesome things to do in Abu Dhabi this Valentine’s Day.


Luxury dining options


COYA Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, 14 February


The popular Peruvian hotspot, set against the stunning background of Al Maryah Island, is inviting you to enjoy the chef’s special Valentine’s Day dessert as a complement to all your favourite dishes from their à la carte menu. The culinary team has created a dessert platter showcasing a fusion of rhubarb mousse, strawberry chocolate ice cream, yoghurt marquise, assorted sorbets, chocolate ganache, fresh red fruits and candied petals.

For added pleasure, you can try the Rose & Lychee Pisco Sour, specially created by the mixologists at the Pisco Bar to set the mood for an intimate evening of romance.


Priced at AED132

For reservations, call +971 (0)2 306 7000


LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, 14 February


If you want to feel like you are on the French Riviera this Valentine’s Day, head to world-renowned LPM Restaurant & Bar situated on Al Maryah Island, and enjoy their Valentine’s Day inspired dessert and beverages while relaxing on the terrace.

A Strawberry and Rhubarb Pavlova is on the menu, which features a meringue base topped with strawberry and rhubarb compote, fresh strawberries, and a jasmine tea whipped ganache (AED 55).

To further set the mood for romance, two exclusive cocktails, the Rosette and the Pomme Fleur, will be on offer (AED 68 each).

For lovers looking to spend their evening at home, LPM Restaurant & Bar can be delivered to your doorstep through the Deliveroo app.


For reservations, call +971 (0)2 692 9600.


NIRI Restaurant & Bar

Tuesday, 14 February,12pm-11pm


This Valentine’s Day, why not take a romantic stroll with your partner on the beachfront promenade at Mamsha Al Saadiyat and then stop in at NIRI Restaurant & Bar to enjoy a delicious Japanese offering? Couples can enjoy a complimentary carafe of sake, and a five-course menu curated by Head chef and sushi master, Yasuyuki Takemoto. If you’re looking to really impress someone special, book a table on the terrace and watch a stunning sunset over cocktails.

Valentine’s Day package priced at Dhs375 per person.

For reservations call +971 (0)2 02 546 8886


Majlis Terrace, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Tuesday 14 February 14, 7pm to 11pm


Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s rooftop pool where you will have sensational views of the capital’s skyline. A four-course menu is on offer which includes a bottle of premium bubbly, while enjoying live music from the resident DJ and tunes from a saxophonist.


Four-course set menu priced AED 750 per couple, including a bottle of bubbly.

For reservations, contact abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com or call +971 (0)2 813 5550.


Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Tuesday, 14 February


If you’re looking to go the extra mile, why not treat your partner to an exclusive private dining experience set under the stars on the hotel’s private beach? This ‘Dine Under the Moonlight’ experience features a four-course menu of signature specialties, accompanied by premium Moët & Chandon Rosé, plus special welcome cocktails on arrival. Adding a special touch to the evening, ladies will be presented with a bouquet of flowers to take home.


Only available on Tuesday, 14 February from 6pm to 12pm. Priced at AED 3,000 per couple.


Penelope’s Brasserie & Jazz Bar Américain

Tuesday, February 14 from 6:30PM till late


For the Jazz lovers out there, Penelope’s Jazz Bar and Brasserie Américain will be welcoming each couple with a rose, while the culinary team serves a special set menu of their French Mediterranean cuisine, paired with bespoke themed cocktails, all set against the fabulous views of Yas Marina.

The Valentine’s Day special set menu is AED1,000 for 2 pax and includes a bottle of wine.

For reservations, call +971 (0)2 6351116, WhatsApp +971 (0)50 2042475 or email Reservations@penelopes.ae.


 

Pocket-friendly dining options


La Cava

9 February 9 to 14 February, 7pm to 9pm


Here’s one for the grape lovers. La Cava is putting a romantic twist on its popular 7ATE9 experience with its Rose & Red Valentine’s Day edition. You can spend the evening relaxing as La Cava’s sommeliers serve an extended selection of paired premium red and rosé wines, accompanied by fresh strawberries and a buffet of cheeses and cold cuts.

Packages are priced AED 209 per person on weekdays, and AED 259 on weekends.


B.I.G – Brunch In Garage, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Saturday, 11 February, 1pm to 4pm


For the lovebirds, for the besties or for the friends who just want to party this Valentine’s Day, Garage at the W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island has got your back. The signature B.I.G – Brunch in Garage will be Valentine’s themed and you'll hear the live DJ will pump out the hottest tunes, see rollers skaters zooming past, and live entertainment to take your Saturday to the next level.

Soft Beverage Package: AED 320

House Beverage Package: AED 420

Sparkling Beverage Package: AED 589


For reservations call +971 (0)2 656 0000.


 

Valentine’s experiences


Conrad Spa

February 7 to 14, 11am to11pm


For those who want a bit of pampering this Valentine’s Day, head to the beautiful Conrad Spa where you can and spend quality, uninterrupted time together. Their curated ‘Romantic Bliss’ treatment includes a couples massage in a private suite and a glass of celebratory bubbly.

AED 1,060 per couple.

For reservations, call +971 (0)2 811 5666.


W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

13 February to 19 February


The spa at the W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island has something for everyone. ‘Get Your Glow On’ and book yourself and your plus one a lavish 60-minute massage, including a mocktail and access to the SUN Deck. This offer is 495 AED per person


For the parents, unwind and relax with a couples massage while your children are blowing off steam at the Kids Zone. This Better Together’’ offer runs from 13 February to 19 February and is AED 999 per couple. The Kids Zone is open from 10am to 9pm daily.



Majlis Lounge at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, 14 February

For the early birds out there, nothing says Valentine’s Day like a luxurious, relaxing afternoon tea. The Majlis Lounge has created a limited-edition afternoon tea spread that’s brimming with sweet treats and savoury bites. There'll be freshly baked scones with jam and cream, delicate finger sandwiches and an array of pastries, tarts and cakes, all inspired by the botanicals and flowers used in the world-famous NINA’s Marie-Antoinette Tea. Each couple can choose from a choice of bespoke tea cocktails or indulge in a bottle of refreshing sparkling grape.

AED 440 per couple, including a bottle of sparkling or tea cocktails.

The Majlis Lounge classic afternoon tea is also available for AED 210 per person with tea or coffee and AED 230 with sparkling.

For reservations contact abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com or call +971 (0)2 813 5550.


 

Valentine’s staycays


W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

Extend date night and treat your partner to a staycation with the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s Love-ly Escape. The package includes a candlelit dinner at Italian eatery, Amici, where you can take advantage of the cool weather and dine on the terrace overlooking the Yas Marina Circuit. End the night with W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s third edition of Living Room Live, featuring local artist, Not So Human.


Prices start at AED1499 for two

For reservations call +971 2 656 0000

wabudhabiyasisland.com


Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Romance begins the moment you enter your room at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, where you will be welcomed with flowers, a complimentary bottle of bubbly and cake. The offer also includes a buffet breakfast at Aqua. Later, head downstairs for an intimate dinner at one of Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s eight vibrant and varied restaurants and lounges.

For those looking to really spoil their partner, upgrade into one of the luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Suites with unique views of the Arabian Gulf and the capital’s skyline.

The Valentine’s Day experience for Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s rooms starts from AED 1440 while a Suites stay starts from AED 2,440.

For reservations, contact abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com or call +971 (0)2 813 5550.


 

Valentine’s gifts


Ferns N Petals – The Love Edit

As always, Ferns N Petals is there to help with an array of Valentine’s Day gifts, ranging from curated flower arrangements to personalised gifts and chocolates. But why limit the love to just one day? Each day of the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Ferns N Petals will offer something different. So if you need a special something for 'Propose Day' on 8 February, or something sweet for 'Chocolate Day' on 9 February, be sure to check out their offers.


Ferns N Petals is also there for the last-minute shopper, with delivery across Abu Dhabi in 60 minutes.


The exclusive Valentine’s Day Edit is available to browse through Ferns N Petals’ website: fnp.ae/gifts/valentines-day or through the app.

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