Top Valentine's Day Deals
Presenting — in no particular order — the best Valentine’s Day promotions getting hearts racing in the HME.com office this month…
If you want top-end romance without breaking the bank, Radisson Blu Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s stunning contemporary Italian restaurant Filini is offering a five-course set menu for AED 450 (US $123) per couple, including a bottle of fizz.
The Westin Dubai, is serving up something special this Valentine’s Day: a ‘Dine under the Stars’ package.
Located on a small island in the middle of the pool in front of Bussola restaurant, a single table of two will enjoy an exclusive and private dinner under the stars, featuring an eight-course set menu, a bottle of bubbly, a complimentary night’s stay at the hotel and complimentary in-room breakfast for two, all for AED 8000 (US $2178) per couple.
If this comes a little over your budget, the property’s beach-side Italian outlet Bussola is serving up a five-course set menu including a glass of fizz and cake for the couple, at
AED 650 (US $177) per person.
Shahrzad restaurant at Hyatt Regency Dubai and Galleria is offering a four-course set menu including caviar, served in a romantic setting bedecked with roses and boasting live entertainment. Ladies will be presented with roses and a box of fine pralines.
The menu is priced at AED 750 (US $204) per couple including soft drinks, and AED1400 per couple including a bottle of bubbly.
The Observatory at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites is inviting guests to enjoy a bubbly reception followed by a romantic four-course meal overlooking the glittering lights of Dubai Marina, all for AED 750 (US $204) per couple.
Guests who book before February 7, 2010, will be entered into a draw to win a complimentary sea-view suite for the night as well.
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri’s Bord Eau outlet is being transformed into “a beautiful garden of blooming flowers” for the evening — the perfect setting for the delectable six-course set-menu inclusive of two glasses of bubbly.
The evening is priced at AED 450 (US $123) per couple.
At Media Rotana Dubai, Prego’s is celebrating romance with a sumptuous Italian set menu dinner for only AED 459 (US $125) per couple, including a bottle of fizz and a red rose with a special surprise gift for the ladies.
Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort and Spa is pushing the boast out with an upscale Valentine’s Day celebration package: ‘Love in Style’.
Priced at AED 14,000 (US $3812) for two, the deal includes an overnight stay in the property’s Grand Sakura Suite, and a custom-made six-course dinner on the beach in a private cabana, as well as a host of luxurious extras including a 45-minute massage for both him and her, and a flight from Dubai to Fujairah with Sea Wings private aircraft.
At new four-star property Gold Swiss-Belhotel Dubai’s Kebab Connection restaurant, lovebirds will be able to enjoy a wide range of meat and vegetarian options, from soups and salads at the buffet to kebabs freshly prepared in the show kitchen — all for AED 149 (US $41) per person, including a glass of bubbly and unlimited soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral water.
Those wishing to stay the night can take advantage of the property’s special overnight package, including a complimentary bottle, pre-dinner drinks at The Liquid Lounge followed by a romantic candle-light dinner for two at The Kebab Connection, accommodation in a Deluxe King room and breakfast in bed the next day for AED 755 (US $206) per room.
All ladies dining at Gold Swiss-Belhotel Dubai on Valentine’s Day will receive a small gift.
Raffles Dubai’s recently repositioned Fire & Ice restaurant offers the ideal setting for a romantic evening, along with a carefully prepared gourmet menu, costing AED 690 (US $188) per person , including a half-bottle of bubbly.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is offering guests a fashionable Italian set-menu dinner at La Moda, featuring marinated brezaola carpacio, ‘Red Heart’ gnocchi in seafood sauce, asparagus and salmon caviar, pan-fried salmon trout in caper and olive sauce served on buttered beans purée ending, and a heart-shaped strawberry tiramisu for dessert. This elegant experience comes to just AED160 (US $44) per person, or AED 250 with a glass of bubbly added.
Alternatively, fine-dining outlet Palm Grill (pictured) has a set menu featuring such delights as warm naan bread served with goose liver pate; symphony of seafood tart; beef consommé with oxtail ravioli; mango and raspberry sorbet; trio of beef platter with potato galette, red cabbage, grilled asparagus and red wine sauce; topped off with the ‘Cupid Dessert Trio’, featuring a raspberry heart and white-chocolate mousse cake with berry compote, chocolate passion fruit mousse cake and mango tart with strawberry ice cream.
This menu is available for AED 280 (US $76) per person.
Le Méridien Al Aqah’s Valentine’s Day package includes a number of romantic treats, for a price of AED 1199 (US $326) per couple.
From a welcome drink upon arrival, to the sea-facing room, to the four-course menu at Sapore Italian restaurant, the experience promises a truly romantic experience.
Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay has created an indulgent Valentine’s Day package, which guests staying at the property between February 11 and 15 can enjoy for a supplemental charge of US $500.
The deal includes a Six Senses Signature spa treatment for two, as well as a gift from the spa.
Couples will also be able to enjoy a romantic five-course set dinner at the property’s signature restaurant, Sense on the Edge, inclusive of a glass of fizz.
Finally, to round off the experience, couples can choose one of Zighy Bay’s special ‘Bath Rituals’ — The 1001 Roses Luxury Bath Milk, a relaxing Arabian milk treatment which leaves skin soft and silky; the Detoxifying Bath, designed to detox the skin with a combination of lemongrass, cedar wood and geranium all washed down with a cup of cleansing tea; the Aphrodite Bath, scented with the essence of Ylang Ylang and accompanied by chilled bubbly and a selection of delicious dark chocolates.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ KGrill restaurant is offering a delectable four-course menu served by your own personal waiter.
A glass of rosé bubbly on arrival accompanied by live violin music will set the mood
The dinner package costs AED 950 (US $259) per couple, inclusive of a surprise gift for the lady.
Those looking for something really special should look into the Valentine’s Winter Wonderland Ski Chalet Package, offering couples a room draped in roses and chocolates with a view of the snowy slopes of Ski Dubai (duplex ski chalet pictured), as well as the choice of an intimate private dinner in your chalet or a meal at KGrill.
This promotion is available for AED 4000 (US $1089) with a special gift included for the lady.
For those looking for an alternative to a coupley night out, take your friends to friends ‘Anti Valentines’ at Bravo Restaurant, located in Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort.
The ‘Friend’s Night Out’ deal at the Spanish restaurant includes a pitcher of Sangria, a special menu with fondue, tapas and bubbly, a raffle with prizes such as a pampering day for two at the resort, a ride in a stretch limousine and an island-hopping boat trip.
JW Marriott Dubai is offering a diamond in its famous Diamond Hunt competition and the Tango Dance contest at the Town Square.
Couples who reserve the Valentine’s Day package in any of the restaurants will stand a chance to test their luck and look for a diamond.
As the night is filled with romance, couples can dance under the skylight dome in the Town Square as the Tango competition starts at 10.00pm. The best couple wins a dinner for two at the JW’s Steakhouse one couple will win 5 free tango lessons from the Dubai Tango Club.
Couples dining in the restaurants will receive surprises from cupid, chocolate and roses for the ladies and for the gentlemen 3 months membership card offering 20% discount on food and beverage at Champions Sports Bar.
Emaar hospitality has a range of promotions for valentines day. Check out some of the highlights below.
• Arabian Ranches Special Anniversary Rate
15 February to 31 March, 2010
Celebrating its 6th Anniversary, Arabian Ranches offers a special room rate of just AED 600* per room, per night.
Enjoy activities that include access to the:
• 18-hole championship golf course
• Golf Academy
• 9-hole Par 3 course
• Floodlit driving range and practice facilities
For booking or inquiries, please contact +971 4 366 3000.
• Valentine’s Ball 2010 at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Venue: Ranches Restaurant
Time: 7:30pm to 12 midnight
Price: AED 350 per person including a sumptuous Valentine’s themed buffet, entertainment and house beverages.
AED 650 per couple including a sumptuous Valentine’s themed buffet, entertainment and house beverages.
For booking or inquiries, please contact +971 4 366 3000.
• Valentine’s Dinner at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club is also offering an evening of romance at Palermo restaurant. Couples can choose to dine inside the cozy candlelit restaurant or outside on the magnificent terrace overlooking the grandeur of the polo fields. AED 250 per person including a 3-course set menu, welcome drink on arrival, selected house beverages, chocolate and roses for the lady and a framed picture of the couple.
For booking or inquiries, please contact +971 4 361 8111.
• Valentine’s Dinner and Cruise at Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Venue: Aquara Restaurant and Athena Dubai
Impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a table for 2 at our signature restaurant, Aquara. With stunning marina views and delightful food, this will definitely be a night to remember.
Dinner from 7:30pm and cruise at 10:00pm
AED 1,000 per couple including:
4-course menu and bottle of house beverage in Aquara
2-hour cruise onboard the Athena charter yacht, after dinner, with three house beverages
For up to 5 couples (10 guests).
For further information and reservations, please call +971 4 362 7900.