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  • Writer's pictureAnna Torrez

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 in Abu Dhabi

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve found the venues, gifts and experiences that will help you sweep your loved one off their feet!

Luxury dining options

Café del Mar - Yas Bay

Monday 14 February, 7pm to 10pm

Take a trip to the Mediterranean this Valentine’s Day, with a night on the water at Café del Mar. Their special Valentine’s Day menu spans five courses, with appetisers such as char-broiled oysters with mornay sauce, parmigiano and edible flowers, strawberry gazpacho with sherry, cucumber jelly and parmesan frico, and seared scallops with beetroot emulsion and butter cauliflower. For mains you’ll find sous vide lobster medallion and 18-hrs slow roasted beef short ribs. Desserts include a raspberry cheesecake, served with caramel ice cream, chocolate soil and rich dark chocolate sauce. A vegetarian menu can also be arranged upon request.

AED 999 per couple including a bottle of pink sparkling or special valentine themed cocktails

AED 1,499 with a bottle of Carbone Champagne

To book, call 050 402 2283 or visit

99 Sushi Bar

From Monday 14 February

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, 99 Sushi Bar has released their new “Fuyu” tasting menu with premium options on bubbly available. The 11-course menu features some of 99’s signatures, with The Hosomaki, Chu-toro with Leek, Spicy Tuna Tartar, Wakame Seaweed and Shoestring Chips in Kimuchi Sauce, Toro Tataki, White Sesame, Coriander, Passionfruit and Soy Reduction to name a few. New à la carte dishes have also made it to the menu, such as the A5 Queen Nigiri, made with a melting Japanese Kobe A5 or the Unagi Kabayaki Roll, with flambéed eel, avocado and tobiko. And for a sweet finish, the 99 Yuzu Cheesecake is on offer with an oriental twist and topped with kunafa ice cream.

AED899 net per couple

AED1499 per couple, including a bottle of house French bubbles

AED3499 net per couple, including a bottle of Dom Perignon.

To book, call 02 672 3333 or email

The Trilogy by Buddha-Bar

Monday 14 February, 7pm to 10pm

Siddharta Lounge, Bushra and Zeera have come together to host a glamorous Valentine’s Day dinner, available exclusively on Monday, February 14. You can head to the rooftop Siddharta Lounge for a fusion of Mediterranean classics and Asian favourites, while Bushra will offer Middle Eastern-inspired dishes, created by Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf. Zeera,will be serving inventive Indian recipes presented with their own signature touch. You and your date will be further immersed in the romantic mood, with performances from live dancers, deep house beats and the fabulous backdrop of Yas Bay and beyond.

AED 375 per person including welcome bubby and a bottle of grapes for two people, AED 325 per person for free-flowing soft drinks and two mocktails (minimum spend of two person applies).

For reservations, contact or call 050 60 111 94.


Pocket-friendly dining options

Benjarong - Dusit Thani

11th – 13th February - 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The capital’s popular Thai restaurant, along with Chef Yongyos has designed a 5-course menu paired for those wishing to celebrate before the big day. The menu uses exclusive herbs and spice for each course that let you experience a unique dinner fling with elevated flavours, aroma, and texture of the Royal Thai cuisine.

The Benjarong 5-course Valentine’s menu for two starts with chilled lemongrass tea, and dishes with aromatic herbs including tamarind, hot basil or green

Peppercorn, alongside a variety of Thai desserts.

5-course menu for AED 345* per couple

To book, call +971 2 698 8137 or e-mail

Garage - W Abu Dhabi Yas Island

14th February - 6pm - 10:30pm

Is sharing with your Valentine a deal-breaker? This year, why not opt for Garage's set menu and have three courses plus a glass of bubbly all for yourself. Dine al fresco to backdrop of Yas Marina or take in the quirky interiors of the award-winning Garage restaurant. Make up or breakup either way, diners are in for a treat.

At the end of your satiating meal, a “Make it or Break it” box will arrive at your table; follow the instructions and cross your fingers! Running from 1st to 21th February, every Saturday a lucky winner will be announced for the chance to bag a vacation to Rome, a stay at EWOW suite, SPA vouchers, free brunches, and more this Valentines.

Venue: Garage

AED 265 per person for a three course set menu, including a glass of bubbly.

To book call: +971 2 656 0000 or email


Valentine's Experiences

Courtship Bartending Challenge at McGettigan’s - Dusit Thani

11th – 14th February

Have you ever thought of impressing your partner with a cocktail challenge, and being like Tom Cruise in the movie, Cocktail?

McGettigan’s is calling out the inventive, creative and bold couples this Valentine’s season for a Courtship Bartending Challenge where you’ll create a cocktail you

specially dedicate to your partner. The winning cocktail will be McG’s

cocktail of the month for the rest of February, and the winning couple will enjoy a

complimentary 1st round of the best-conjured cocktail whenever they visit the McGettigan’s in February.

AED 69 for 2 cocktails

To book call +971 2 698 8137 or e-mail

Valentine's exercise at CRANK

14th February at 6:30pm

If you’re looking to break a sweat, book a spot for CRANK’s annual Traffic Light Party in their Abu Dhabi studio, located at Sheikha Fatima Park. Go on your own or with a special someone, just wear green to indicate “I’m single”, yellow to indicate “It’s complicated”, or red to indicate you’re taken. All riders will also be entered into a draw for a chance to win two single sessions.


Valentine’s staycays

Dusit Thani

A getaway is always a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is offering a staycation package that includes breakfast and has specially priced upgrade options for either extra relaxation at Namm Spa, or a romantic dinner at Namak.

AED 399 inclusive of breakfast

Upgrade your Valentine’s Day getaway with either:

Couple’s Romantic Relaxation at Namm Spa for AED 499

Romantic 5-course dinner for two at Namak for AED 299

To book, call 02 698 8888 or e-mail at

W Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Enjoy a relaxing staycation at W Abu Dhabi Yas Island with someone special, as the hotel is offering staycation packages that include a 30-minute back massage for two at the SPA, and 20% of selected food and beverages.

Available 1st – 28th February

Starting at AED 995

To book call: +971 2 656 0000 or email


Valentines Gifts

Ferns N Petals

Be sure to check out Ferns N Petals array of Valentine’s Day gifts. With gifts to suit every budget, you can find anything from arrangements of up to 400 roses, heart-shaped pinata chocolates, handmade cakes, and bespoke flower arrangements. The florist is also offering hampers which include Belgian chocolates, teddy bears and accessories, and gifts like their forever rose’s collection.

Use the code VDAY15 for an extra 15% discount

Prices start at AED 89 and same-day delivery available


Kibsons is offering all of the Valentine’s Day essentials this year at the click of a button. From traditional flowers, chocolates and candles, to heart shaped burgers, pizzas and cake, it’s a great option for finding something special for any loved ones in your life. For any last minute planners, make sure to use Kibsons’ same day and next day delivery options.