Dubai: 5 Haute Ideas For The Ultimate Valentine’s Day

Coya Dubai

Valentine’s Day is just around the bend. If you’re looking for some fabulous ideas to celebrate the day, here is a haute roundup curated with for the most discerning of folks.

Cupid Visits Coya Dubai

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Irish Native Oyster rocoto tiger with pickled cucumber, green apple and black tobiko are on the menu at COYA Dubai.

The month of February got just a little bit sweeter at Dubai’s leading Peruvian dining destination as COYA Dubai offers a specially concocted strawberry and mint pisco sour to complement beautifully presented oysters. Those looking for a tastefully added flair this Valentine’s Day, COYA Dubai offers a special something for one day only. For the 14th of February, the outlet’s popular Ganache de caramelo (Caramel ganache) is paired with two light and refreshing strawberry and mint pisco sours for AED 142. Those opting for something with less of a kick can try the same package with a refreshing virgin Chicha Morada (which consists of purple corn, cloves, pineapple, cinnamon, apple and all spice berries) alternative for AED 98.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Offers Unforgettable Experiences

Waldorf Astoria
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah can make each and every Valentine’s Day dream come true.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s. From intimate spa treatments to exclusive and secluded dining experiences under the sparkling Dubai sky or an overnight stay in the stunning Royal Suite, the award-winning five star hotel provides the most idyllic backdrop for creating authentic moments with your loved one.

For the height of romance, treat your loved one to the Unforgettable Valentine’s Experience at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah; which includes a night stay in the Royal Suite, the largest suite in Dubai; available February 11-15, 2016. With panoramic sea views of the Dubai skyline and iconic Palm Jumeirah, the Royal Suite provides guests with the ultimate luxury of privacy.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Royal Suite
Experience the ultimate experience at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Royal Suite.

The unforgettable journey begins as guests arrive in a classic chauffeured Bentley, before being greeted by the Personal Concierge, a key attribute of True Waldorf Service, and escorted to the private lift, located in the exclusive VIP arrival area adjacent to the lobby. Stepping out into a luxurious foyer, guests can take a moment to look out over the Arabian Gulf from the foyer balcony and prepare to experience the grandiose volume of the suite which will be decorated with stunning flowers and a romantic Valentine’s set-up.

This exclusive package also includes sparkling diamonds for the lady, a bespoke VIP Couples Massage at Waldorf Astoria Spa, a professional hair and make-up appointment and a tour of Dubai by helicopter, breakfast on the deck of a private yacht and an unforgettable tour of Dubai from the sea.

When evening falls, enjoy a seven course dinner and grape-pairing at the Italian signature restaurant, Social by Heinz Beck, three star Michelin star chef including luxurious ingredients as foie gras, lobster, truffle and caviar.

Waldorf Astoria Spa Proposal Package

For the gentleman looking to propose in an intimate yet luxurious environment, the Waldorf Astoria Spa offers a specially curated experience in one of their unique, private couple’s suites throughout the month of February.

Waldorf Astoria Spa
The Waldorf Astoria Spa provides a romantic backdrop for proposals.

The suite will be exclusively yours for the romantic surprise, with a candle-lit pathway leading to the rose- petal aromatic bath and a floor strewn with 50 long stem roses. Following a luxury body polish and signature bespoke massage, couples can enjoy the palatial surroundings of their suite which comprises of a private jacuzzi, an experience shower, sauna and steam room. You unwind with your loved one and bask in the pristine beauty of this VIP suite.

Private Beach Dining Experience

Waldorf Astoria Dubai
Romance is in the air at the beachside dinners at Waldorf Astoria Dubai.

With breathtaking panoramic sea views of the Dubai skyline and the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the private beach dinner experience is the perfect start to an unforgettable romantic evening. Your Personal Concierge will welcome you and guide you to a candle lit beach-side cabana where a feast of gastronomic delicacies will await. Experience a personalized selected menu by the culinary team. The Valentine’s beachside dinner experience will have live entertainment and a special romantic set up and is available from February 11 to 15, 2016. Reservations are required at least 48 hours before the intended date.


Ritz Carlton Dubai

Love is on the menu this Valentine’s Day as The RitzCarlton, DIFC marks the most romantic day of the year with a series of memorable experiences. Whether you are looking to create an intimate setting for love to blossom or planning a romantic weekend getaway with your significant other, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC has your interests at heart.

Made with Love Anchoring, the culinary offering this Valentine’s Day, are four decadent offerings, designed especially by the culinary craftsman at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC with added delights including a rose for the lady.

J’adore Café Belg

Set against a backdrop of evocative Art Nouveau architecture and seductive jazz music, J’adore Café Belge includes the signature seafood platter plus a tempting four-course menu with a choice of dishes inspired by the romance of Belgium. AED 800 per couple, including a glass of bubbly.

Say It at Centre Cut Steak House

Savor Chef Muhannad’s special four-course menu which showcases the fines cuts, complimented by uniquely created condiments. Choose to dine on the outdoor terrace or inside amidst the stylish décor. AED 800 per couple, including a glass of bubbly.

Just the Two of You

A temptation of the senses, Just the Two of You features a delectable four-course menu which can be enjoyed beside the rooftop pool against the striking backdrop of the DIFC skyline, or in the luxurious privacy of your room or suite. AED 1,000 per couple, including a glass of bubbly.

Romance at No.5 Terrace

For a relaxed yet equally impressive setting, choose Romance at No.5 Terrace and enjoy a delectable sharing menu with paired cocktails, all set against the stunning background of the DIFC skyline. AED 400 per couple. A sweet take on Valentine’s Day Cake, the patisserie and café at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC will be celebrating its passion for all things sweet, with a delectable array of romantic confections, spectacular desserts and pastry creations.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Ritz Carlton Dubai Spa

What could be more perfect than indulging in a relaxing couples’ treatment? This wonderfully indulgent experience begins with a romantic bath ritual together in a private couples suite, followed by a cleansing full body scrub to leave your skin smooth and renewed. Next, a full body massage and express cleanse facial are personalized to your needs so you can feel the benefits long after. For hotel guests, the romantic bath experience can also be enjoyed in the comfort of their room or suite at their preferred time prior to treatments. Priced at AED 1,990 per couple and available between 1st and 29th February, subject to availability. For more information about the culinary offerings this Valentine’s Day, contact 04 372 2323 or email To find out more about The Ritz-Carlton Spa, DIFC and the couples’ spa treatment, contact 04 372 2777 or email

Discover your Inner Serenity this Valentine’s Day With Bayan Tree

Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach Spa

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show loved ones how special they are. This year, couples can have a little help from the pioneers of romance, Banyan Tree and their resorts in Ras Al Khaimah. To mark the special occasion, a series of romantic experiences have been created. Whether indulging in spa treatments, stargazing amongst the sand dunes, or enjoying a romantic alfresco dinner, both resorts offer the ultimate retreats for Valentine’s.

Couples seeking a spa escape to relax and rejuvenate can choose to stay in the newly launched Spa Sanctuary Tented Pool Villas at Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach and Banyan Tree Al Wadi. Offering an array of unlimited treatments in the privacy of their Bedouin-style pool villa complemented by unparalleled luxury and seclusion, star-crossed lovers can celebrate Valentine’s in style. Throughout their stay, an expertly-trained therapist will be at the guests’ beck-and-call with an array of unlimited in-villa treatments. Following a day of pampering, guests can relax with their loved one with spa-inspired turndown experiences ranging from candlelit romance, sparkling wine, honey delights and more; a welcome surprise every evening on return to their spa sanctuary.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Guests staying in the sandy oasis of Banyan Tree Al Wadi can complement their in-villa spa treatments with special stargazing and dining experiences at this unique Arabian-inspired resort. Starting their wanderlust weekend with a bubbly breakfast at sunrise from their very own Safran Tower; the day unfolds with indulgent spa treatments; and concludes with the resort’s Stargazing Experience. Exclusively offered at Banyan Tree Al Wadi, guests can marvel at the night with a local astronomer and explore the starry night together.

The Arabian-nights experience is complete with a Desert Dining experience where a camel escorts couples to a fairy tale setting. A table for two in the heart of the sandy wilderness awaits, alongside a personal butler who is on hand to serve drinks followed by a delicious barbeque.

For reservations at Banyan Tree Al Wadi please call +971 7 206 7777 or email

For reservations at Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach call +971 7 206 or email

La Petite Maison Keeps Love Sweet This Valentine’s Day

Le Petit Maison

La Petite Maison Dubai Valentine’s Day with its signature a la carte menu, topped off with delicious sweet treats for diners. If the way to the heart is through the stomach, and French is the language of love – La Petite Maison Dubai combines the two to offer the perfect romantic venue for lovers to celebrate Valentine’s Day this February 14th, with the finest Nicoise cuisine in an inviting and cosy atmosphere.

Those looking to indulge in something sweet La Petite Maison Dubai’s desserts do not disappoint including: cheesecake, crème brulee, tiramisu, chocolate fondant, caramel mousse, and a surprise dessert especially created for Valentine’s Day to share between two.

If that wasn’t sweet enough, each diner on Valentine’s Day will be presented with a freshly made Barbe a Papa (French for cotton candy) to finish off their meal in suitable style.

Qbara’s Romantic Affair on February 14th

Qbara Dubai

Qbara Restaurant Lounge & Bar is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. The guests will enjoy their intimate evening while a violinist will play along with the resident DJ Ivan Minuti. “A special gift will be given to all ladies selecting the Taste of Qbara menu” says Piero Giglio, Qbara’s General Manager.

Choose from the à la carte menu or the ‘Taste of Qbara’ set menu, and revel in the venue’s award-winning cuisine with that special person in your life.