Here are 12 of the best Valentine’s Day deals in Dubai, whether you’re loved up or in the friend zone.
All you need is love, a three-course menu and two glasses of house grape.
Whether you choose a Terrine with Orange Marmalade or Striploin with Mashed Potato, it’s all for a less than heart-stopping AED 129 per person.
Citymax Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street. 14th February, 7pm-11pm. Bookings essential: 050 100 7065.
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Think V-Day is super cheesy and overpriced? Here’s a fun alternative way to celebrate the special day, whether it’s with a date or a mate.
For Valentine’s Day only, all bouncers can enjoy a special 2-4-1 offer, so you can bring anyone along for free! From dodgeball to wall running to diving in to giant airbags, you and your plus one will have the time of your life.
AED 80 per couple, per hour. Bounce, Al Quoz. 10am-10pm, bounce.ae
Chocolate making experience, Citywalk
The costliest gift at Boutique Le Chocolat by Meraas will set you back AED 28,000, but for AED 350 treat your sweet to a bean to bar experience.
Choose from nine flavours of chocolate in all shades, melt and mix them up into four bars (all under the guidance of an expert chocolatier) and finally, pick one of 10 wrappers to print with a loving message.
AED 350. Boutique Le Chocolat by Meraas, Citywalk 2. www.boutiquelechocolat.com
Become their superhero at IMG Worlds of Adventure
Make Valentine’s Day Marvel-ous with a Valentine’s Day experience at Dubai’s huge indoor theme park.
Join Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America and the Hulk as they battle the evil villain Ultron on The Avengers Battle of Ultron ride, then refuel with a romantic meal on Tony’s Skydeck restaurant.
But don’t inhale too much Wagyu steak and seafood, because then you’re going to step into the famous Iron Man suit and enter a 3D world where you’re the hero.
AED 350. 11am-9pm (10pm weekends). www.imgworlds.com
Fancy celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a relaxing spa treatment or a delicious meal? We’ll take both.
Couples may unwind with a complimentary 30-minute sugar body scrub, a small chocolate heart to share and a rose for the lady when you book a 60-minute couple’s spa treatment until February 18.
Steigenberger Hotel also invites couples to unlock the Secret Terrace on Valentine’s Day with a journey of the senses at The Backyard and Swim & Tonic. There are two packages on offer, including beverages, canapes and a platter of tiger prawns or a variety of seafood.
Spa: 04 3690045 or email@example.com. Swim & Tonic: AED 450 or AED 550 per couple. Call 050 213 5816 or 04 369 0000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Money can’t buy love, but it can definitely buy you a private dreamy moonlit dinner to celebrate this special day!
This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to an enchanting Arabian evening under the stars with a private sweetheart table on the beach overlooking the astounding Palm Jumeirah.
There will be a delectable set menu including oysters and caviars, with special desserts to end the perfect meal.
AED 3,200 per couple, inclusive of beverages. Call 04 567 8304 or email email@example.com
Love all, said Shakespeare, but especially anyone who treats you to a five-course menu with bubbles.
Looking over the Arabian Sea and Palm Jumeirah from romantic beach-side cabanas, guests will plied with canapés when they arrive and can even indulge in a spot of star-gazing.
AED 3,659 per person (AED 3,500 vegetarian). 14th February, 7pm-midnight. 04 426 1166
If you’re big on spends but low on ideas, this package basically wins Valentine’s Day – but for a price.
Pick up in a limo? Let’s go. Private Cabana overlooking the Burj Al Arab? You got it. Four-course set menu with a bottle of sparkling bubbly. Naturally. One-night in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel with gifts and roses. Of course.
It’s the ultimate treat with hefty price-tag of AED 7,000 each – but we assume you’re not going to make your other half pay.
14th February, from 7pm. AED 14,000 per couple. www.jumeirah.com
This fascinating and humourous dinner experience invites you to put down your smartphones, break out of your comfort zone and remember how to interact with people face to face.
You will be seated with a stranger for each dinner course, on opposite sides of a mirror that will be placed in the centre of each table, and will rotate from table to table, at intervals.
February 12-14 at 8.30pm. AED 300 per person, including a four course dinner and soft drinks. Book on inked.ae or cal 050 845 1359.
**Please note that because of the nature of this experience, Inked cannot cater for vegetarians or for any other dietary restrictions.
Mingle with fellow free spirits at W Dubai’s Wet Deck, with four hours of free-flowing cocktails and canapés.
Whether Cupid’s being stupid or you’re simply not built for romance, this poolside party hot spot eases the struggle.
14th February, 8am-12am. AED 295 per person. www.wdubaialhabtoorcity.com/turnuptheheat
Gather your besties and go to the newest Irish bar in town.
There’s four free beverages for girls – including bubbles – and bits and pieces to munch on from AED 30.
Rock, pop and chart hits will be your soundtrack to the evening and dancing round handbags is pretty much compulsory.
8pm, 14th February. McGettingan’s Souk Madinat.