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Romantic Dining in Dubai: Our Pick of the Top Valentine’s Day Celebrations in the City

Fi’lia

Fi’lia, a gem of Italian culinary mastery located in Dubai’s vibrant centre, invites couples to embark on a romantic journey inspired by the magical canals of Venice this Valentine’s Day. Guests can enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars on the terrace, serenaded by the melodies of a live guitarist playing romantic tunes, creating the perfect Italian-inspired atmosphere. The ambiance is enhanced with candle and flower decorations, setting a dreamlike scene for a night of cherished memories. A professional photographer will be present to capture these special moments, offering both instant Polaroid snaps and professionally crafted photographs adorned with exclusive Fi’lia logo stickers. Adding to the celebration, guests will be treated to the “Baci Perugina” dessert, a delicious treat with a hidden romantic note.

This extraordinary Valentine’s Day experience at Fi’lia is available on February 14th, 2024, with pricing set at 495 AED per person for both indoor and terrace seating. A la carte options are also available, with a minimum spend requirement for terrace seating. Reservations can be made by calling 04 607 0770, and the venue is located at Level 70, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Marasi Dr, Business Bay, Dubai.

Sushisamba

Immerse yourselves in a magical Valentine’s Day at SUSHISAMBA, where love is celebrated amidst the breathtaking 360-degree views of the Palm Jumeirah coastline, the Arabian Gulf, Ain Dubai, and the Dubai skyline. This unforgettable evening offers couples a chance to enjoy a unique culinary experience with a diverse a la carte menu blending Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian flavours. Savour the special Valentine’s cocktail, the Koi Suru, and end your night with a heart-shaped Pistachio Raspberry Cake. The ambience is further enhanced by a DJ and violinist, creating a romantic, multi-sensory experience. For those seeking exclusivity, the Private Dining Room provides a secluded escape with minimum spending of 10,000 AED, ensuring a truly special and intimate celebration.

Ting Irie

Love is in the air, as Ting Irie Abu Dhabi turns up the heat this Valentine’s Day. Let the soulful beats of reggae rhythms serenade you as you dine at this picturesque beachfront venue. Sip, savour, and share the love over a tantalising Jamaican feast, featuring signature dishes crafted with a dash of spice and a whole lot of soul. Guests will share a selection of tempting starters, a sizzling main course, an indulgent dessert, and 3 hours of free-flowing beverages for Dhs225. The menu features dishes such as pepper shrimps, arancini balls, lobster ravioli, T-bone steak, coconut rice pudding cheesecake, and strawberry-infused cream served with yard-made jam.

Sucre

Newly opened Argintinian restaurant SUCRE in DIFC. Restaurant review. Antonie Robertson / The National

Sucre, the culinary jewel of DIFC, elevates the Valentine’s Day dining experience with an exclusive menu crafted for lovebirds. Priced at AED 800 for two, Sucre’s special menu is available only on February 14th and features a symphony of flavors designed to enchant. Starters include Oyster Sphere & Caviar and Goose Croquette Fumée, followed by a selection of raw and cold delicacies such as Bluefin Tuna Tiradito and Charred Fennel Salad. Main courses like Grilled Duck Breast and Grilled Carabinero are sure to warm the heart, while the Hot Chocolate Mousse dessert adds a sweet touch to the celebration. Each dish is a masterpiece, reflecting Sucre’s dedication to culinary excellence and the essence of romance.

The Nice Guy

Adding to the array of romantic dining experiences in Dubai this Valentine’s Day, The Nice Guy is thrilled to present its enchanting celebration, crafted to offer couples an unforgettable evening. With a special package starting at 800 dirhams per couple, or an enhanced experience at 1200 dirhams per couple that includes an exquisite wine pairing, The Nice Guy sets the stage for a night of love, jazz, and culinary indulgence.

In a romantic setting with the soothing tunes of a smooth jazz band, The Nice Guy’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu is meticulously designed to tantalize the taste buds. The 800 dirhams package begins with a selection of sharing items such as Salmon Carpaccio, Crispy Burrata, and Mo’s Meatballs. Starters include the choice of Black Truffle Strozzapreti or Prawn Risotto, followed by enticing entrees like Beef Tagliata, Sea Bass, or Cauliflower Steak. To sweeten the evening, couples can choose from two delectable desserts – Chocolate Mousse and Tiramisu. For those desiring an elevated experience, the 1200 dirhams package includes a refined wine pairing, perfectly complementing each course of the meal. Additionally, a special His or Hers Cocktail offer is available for just 100 dirhams, featuring a pair of tailor-made cocktails for you and your significant other.

Novikov Cafe

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with cinematic romance at Novikov Café. Enjoy an intimate dinner curated by Chef Riccardo Stevan and Pastry Chef Darren Stewart, inspired by iconic movie scenes:

  • Start with a sophisticated Champagne mocktail inspired by ‘Casablanca’.
  • Indulge in escargot a la ‘Pretty Woman’ and share spaghetti and meatballs like ‘Lady and the Tramp’.
  • Savour a decadent ‘Chocolat’-inspired dessert platter.

Enjoy live saxophone music by the Dubai Fountain. Capture the moment on a flower swing for two overlooking Burj Khalifa Lake.

Mi Amie

Looking for a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why not visit Mi Amie at Jumeirah Emirates Towers? It’s the perfect spot for couples, known for its amazing location and breathtaking ambiance as Dubai’s favorite rooftop venue. Enjoy a delicious meal against the incredible backdrop of the Museum of the Future. This Valentine’s Day, Mi Amie is the place to be. Indulge in a specially designed Valentine’s Day menu by Executive Chef Reiner Lupfer. He’s put together a menu that’s a feast for the senses, perfectly capturing the lively essence of Mi Amie and adding a touch of romance to every bite. There’s an exclusive 4-course menu for Valentine’s Day, which includes two drinks per person. You’ll get to try exquisite dishes like Atlantic Lobster Confit, Burrata Tortellini, Soft Grilled Turbot Fillet, Cherrywood Grilled US Prime Beef Tenderloin, and a delightful Tiramisu Tart. Enjoy the stunning views of the Museum of the Future from Mi Amie’s rooftop, while sharing an unforgettable meal with your special someone.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
  • Time: 6 PM to 11 PM
  • Price: AED 696 per couple, including a 4-course set menu and 2 beverages each

Blind Tiger

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special twist at Blind Tiger, where an enchanting evening awaits you and your loved one. Experience a night filled with unique cocktails, live music, and an air of mystery at this sophisticated speakeasy, hidden inside Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle Lagoon. Savour a special pink cocktail crafted for Valentine’s Day, the Himachi (AED 85), a blend of Pomelo Gin, Citrus, Yuzu, Raspberry Sake, and Sakura Vermouth. Pair your drinks with an array of exquisite bites from their à la carte menu. Choices include Tuna Tartare Taco, Blind Tiger Slider, Soft-Shell Crab Roll, Grilled Shishito Pepper, and for a sweet finish, try the Crunchy Tiramisu Bites or the Blind Tiger Delight.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
  • Time: From 5 PM onwards
  • Offer: Valentine’s Day cocktail (Himachi for AED 85) with à la carte bites