Affordable Valentine’s Day offerings aren’t scare in Dubai (but more about that later). However, if money is no object and love is everything, here are the most luxurious ways to celebrate 14th February.
Ultimate Valentine’s Package at Fairmont Dubai
Stretch limo? Check. Helicopter ride over Dubai? Check. Diamond jewellery? Check. Seaplane flight? Wait, what? Steak dinner? Yes please. Bubbly breakfast in bed? 100 roses? Yes, it costs more than a year’s rent for most of us, but the AED 85,000 Ultimate Valentine’s Package at the Fairmont Dubai includes all the above and a lot more, including a make-up artist and hairdresser on standby. Brownie point status – the whole bakery.
Sheikh Zayed Road. Available 14th February only. AED 85,000 per couple. Bookings have to be made before 10th February via 04 332 5555 or email email@example.com
Address Boulevard’s Secret Room
Don’t want the rest of the world to hear those adorable pet names you have for each other? The Address Boulevard’s Secret Room overlooks the Burj Khalifa and tells no tales. Hidden behind a bookcase, it seats just two people for dinner. With one night’s stay, complimentary pick-up and drop-off, breakfast on the balcony, plus a couple’s spa treatment, it’s some serious one-on-one time, albeit for a hefty price packet.
Downtown Dubai. 14th February. AED 14,218 per couple. 04 561 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rose Garden at Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah
Roses are the flower of love and guests who book up for this romantic extravaganza will receive a bouquet of 100. The Ultimate Romantic Dinner in The Rose Garden of the Burj Al Arab is a seven-star experience from start to finish. Dinner, by the excellent Nathan Outlaw at Al Maharais, is six courses of seafood with grape pairing, and your taxi is a Burj Al Arab Rolls-Royce.
Jumeirah. 14th February, 6pm-11pm. AED 52,000 per couple. email@example.com or 043017600
‘Royal Treatment’ at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Live like kings and queens with the Royal Treatment at the Waldorf Astoria. Spend the night in what’s laying claim to the largest suite in Dubai, with its own private elevator and peerless views of the Dubai skyline. That’s your base for the experience, but this AED 100,000 package also includes a day trip to Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah via private sea-plane and a boat tour of Dubai’s enigmatic World Islands development.
Back in the suite, your own private butler, romantic gifts (including a swanky Dhamani Jewels watch), in-room pampering and seven-course candlelight dinner by Social by Heinz Beck await. Don’t check out until you’ve devoured bubbly breakfast with truffle eggs Royale.
14th February. Palm Jumeirah. To book call 04 818 2222 or email DXBPD.Reservations@waldorfastoria.com