A Valentine’s Day guide for Dubai Parents : 2023 Edition

Well well – Valentine’s Day is coming up very soon. As parents with children – be it babies, toddlers or older kids, hopefully – hopefully, you will find some time for a romantic night out. It doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day itself but hey – if you are keen to do something on that day or thereabouts, there are a lot of offers on for couples who would like to celebrate love here in Dubai.

The following are a few offers available that we feel is :

  1. a fun activity that is a little different, than what you normally do for a date night ;
  2. a date night, in a fabulous location

We will be adding more activities and venues over the week so please check back!

An Immersive Dining Experience at Seven Paintings, Shangri La

If you are looking for a dining experience for Valentines Day that is intimate yet fun – try Seven Paintings at the Shangri La. It’s a 2-hour dinner experience where art, music and story-telling is put together, using 3D graphic technology. Love the element of surprise – you don’t know what’s coming next! It’s entertaining, and the food is good as well – which is a plus! 390 AED per person for shared table, 450 AED per person for private table. sevenpaintings.com

Have a look at our review of the Seven Painting experience here.

Step into another dimension at Aya Universe

Take sometime out and check out Aya Universe with the other half over Valentines Day. It’s such a magical experience, with different rooms – built based on a certain theme. You do feel transported into a different world as you go from room to room. They use music, lighting and projections, as well as water to create a unique experience. 99 AED per person. aya-universe.com

Have a look at our review of the Aya Universe here.

Do theme parks the adult-way – with your other half at IMG World

When was the last time you did theme parks together with your other half? No little people to attend to, no tantrums to deal with, just the two of you. Why not spend a day at IMG World and do the big rides together, like you used to – pre-kids?

You can book tickets to IMG World here.

Spend an adults-only Pool & Beach day together

There are so many adults-only pools and beach clubs in Dubai, you are literally spoilt for choice. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a Valentines Day pool day with your other half without packing floats, swim socks, beach toys and the whole cupboard? Kick back, relax, have a cocktail or five – and just chill out with your other half. Price : Varies.

Have a browse through our piece on Adults-only pools in Dubai here.

Do the X-Line together through the Dubai Marina

If you’re looking for something thrilling, why not do something different – book tickets for the X-Line which is literally a 1km zip-line, travelling to speeds up to 80km/h through the Dubai Marina. The husband did it a few years ago and it sure was exciting! There are double ziplines so the both of you could do it together. See part of his video below. 650 AED per person.

You can book tickets to XLine here.

Cupid’s Dinner @ Gastro Kitchen Doubletree by Hilton JBR

Head over to Doubletree by Hilton JBR for a week of love with a dinner for two, set in the Gastro Kitchen gardens offering an indulgent sharing styled menu. 12th-19th February. 149AED per person with a welcome drink

Alternatively, on Valentine’s Day itself, book a table for a one-of-a-kind 4-course-romantic menu, set under the stars, with unbeatable views, accompanied by live music. 14th February. Starting from 500AED per couple. Call +971551668092 to book.

Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea @ Bluthner Hall Raffles the Palm

Why not dress up and have afternoon tea at the beautiful Bluthner Hall in Raffles the Palm. Sit indoors if you wish or take a spot in their outdoor terrace overlooking the Raffles Gardens. Starting from 450 AED per couple. More details on Raffles’ website, here.

My Funny Valentine @ Sola Jazz Lounge Raffles the Palm

For a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s celebration, savour a curated four-course sharing dinner, serenaded by the talented Ciaran Fox as he performs on the romantic notes of Sinatra’s classics at the award-winning Sola Jazz Lounge in Raffles the Palm. 695 AED per couple, including a bottle of bubbly, red or white wine from a selected menu, and a sharing four-course set-menu dinner. More details on Raffles’ website, here.

Romantic Table @ Ula Dukes the Palm

Fall in love under the stars with an evening to remember at Ula this February. Join us by the Palm shores for the ultimate romantic evening with a 3 course menu, including our chef’s favourite Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. 800 AED per couple. More details on Ula’s website, here.

If you would prefer to do Ula’s Tasting Menu instead – this is available at all times for 500 AED per couple. See our review here.

Valentine’s Day @ The Green Room

The Green Room is bringing the ultimate date night experience this valentines. Enjoy the chefs’ favourite dishes and a bottle of grape with your better half, as this neighborhood oasis provides you with the perfect escape, for one night only. 14th Feb only. 500 AED per couple. greenroomdubai.com

Valentines Day @ Sea Fu Four Seasons Resort

The Sea Fu team in the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach have crafted a special 5-course tasting menu. Every single dish has an ingredient with a mythological story touching the history of love. The venue will be decorated for the occasion with red roses, with DJ Victoria present. There will also be a lottery where winners get a complimentary afternoon tea for 2 in Shai Salon. 14th Feb only. 1600 AED per couple food only. fourseasons.com

Valentines Day @ Mina Brasserie Four Seasons DIFC

Mina Brasserie in the Four Seasons DIFC will have a special a la carte menu and cheese fondue for Valentines. There will be roses for all ladies on the 14th Feb, and bubbly welcome drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) on arrival. The new menu lasts for a week – from the 13th to 18th of February. See Mina’s Valentine’s Day menu here.

Valentines’ Escapes @ Anantara World Islands

Choose the magnificent setting of the World Islands for your Valentine’s holiday. Romance abounds from the moment you check into the sanctuary of your lavish room or suite. Share a welcoming sweet treat before moving to Helios where the evening unfolds in gourmet glory. Toast your love in luxury. Prices start from 2500 AED. More details on Anantara’s website here.

Valentine’s Day @ CMP The Pointe Palm Jumeirah

Lovebirds can join CMP on Valentine’s Day with a 4 course set menu comprising Dibba bay oysters, 500grams of Chauteaubriand and more, for 295 AED per person, or upgrade to a wine pairing with each course for 450 AED per person. cmprestaurants.com

Valentines Day @ Peaches & Cream

Have a romantic evening at Peaches & Cream, over a 3-course Valentine’s Day set menu – with tenderloin, lobster linguine and seabass ceviche, amongst others. See Peaches & Cream Valentines’ Day menu here. 500 AED per couple (non-alcoholic), 700 AED per couple (with a bottle of wine). peachesandcream.ae

Valentine’s Day @ Nonya Taj JLT

Nonya welcomes love-struck couples on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a Pan-Asian dining experience, with a live singer. 599 AED per couple indoors, includes a set menu with 1 bottle of Prosecco or Wine, rose and cake. 899 AED per couple, includes a set menu with 1 bottle of Champagne or Premium Wine + rose, cake, small gift bag, a polaroid photo, and intimate dining at the terrace. nonyadubai.com

Valentine’s Day @ Ce La Vi Address Skyview

Indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner on the 54th floor of Address Skyview at Ce La Vi. Book the first-row table at the outdoor terrace that guarantees the best sparkling views on Burj Khalifa for 5000 AED per couple, fully redeemable on food and beverages. Pick a spot indoors with intimate tables for two starting from 2000 AED per couple. celavi.com

Alternatively, for a pocket-friendlier option, go a weekday this month for their business lunch offer – this is only 140AED per person!

Valentine’s Day Dinner @ Cheeky Camel Voco Bonnington JLT

Spend an evening at Cheeky Camel over their 5-course menu, with live music. 14th February 7-10pm. 395 AED per couple, 425 AED with a bottle of wine, 450 AED with a bottle of sparkling wine. thecheekycamel.com

We will be adding more dining offers , please check back!

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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