Last minute Valentine’s Day ideas in the UAE

A round-up of some romantic options for the unorganised
Vegan, Valentine's Day

If Valentine’s Day has snuck up on you and you’re unorganised and prepared to be in your significant other’s bad books, never fear. Caterer Middle East has the answer with our round-up of the best last-minute F&B ideas.

Roxy Boutique Cinema at Boxpark has a Valentine’s Day menu for AED 300 that includes two starters, one main course, two desserts, and two mocktails for you to enjoy at a special screening of either sci-fi action flick Alita: Battle Angel or timeless romantic comedy Notting Hill depending on just how loved-up you are.


Angelina, which has locations at Dubai Mall and Zero 6 Mall in Sharjah, has released a new heart shaped dessert for Valentine’s Day. Amor e Paris is a blend of milk chocolate mousse with crunch dark chocolate biscuit, soft salted butter caramel heard, and Joconde chocolate biscuit enveloped by milk chocolate icing. At just AED 49, it’s the perfect ending to a romantic meal.

Folly by Nick & Scott has a specially curated four-course menu featuring some of the duo’s signature dishes for AED 400 per person including soft drinks or AED 650 with wine pairing. Add in Folly’s beautiful views of Madinat Jumeirah and you have a winner.

If you fancy something meaty, for just AED 399 per couple you can treat your better half to a four-course menu at Turkish steakhouse Gurkan Sef. Located at City Walk 2, Al Safa, you can dig in to either lamb chops or prime tenderloin steak, depending on your preference.

If you definitely don’t fancy something meaty, Life’n One is offering a gourmet vegan option for just AED 169 which includes five dishes from chef Kiki’s plant-based menu. There will also be live musical stylings from Boye Henry.

The ultimate staycation package involves Emerald Palace Kempinski which is offering a one night stay in its luxurious and regal surroundings plus a dinner at either Matagi or Villamore for AED 1,995. With a late check-out of 5pm the next day, your Valentine’s Day can last long into the 15th.

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