I know most of you are looking forward to creating a memorable experience on Valentine’s Day (that’s if you celebrate the day). Whether it is the perfect spot to pop the big question or a special dinner to commemorate the day with your loved one, we have compiled some special Valentine’s Day ideas that will definitely blow your mind, if you are living on this side of the Sahara.
A Glorious Dinner at Bord Eau
The 11-time award-winning restaurant will be welcoming couples on Valentine’s Day for a spectacular 5-course dinner that will tickle your palate in the best of ways, while the elegant ambiance offers the perfect setting for a romantic night out. The dinner starts with a chef-selected amuse bouche followed by the Scottish scallops and lemongrass foam. Then you’ll have the choice between meat or fish, with a tender beef cheek ravioli or freshly caught Northern Seas Halibut, both served in a light parsnip puree. The meal is completed with a Brillat-Savarin, a soft white-crusted cow’s milk cheese, triple cream brie and ends with a lemon and combava destructured tart.
5-course set menu for two / Date: 14th February 2018 / Time: 6.30pm to 11.30pm Price: AED 860* per couple, including a bottle of champagne or wine pairing
Celebrate Love at Shang PalaceShang Palace is going all out with an impressive Cantonese 6-course Valentine’s Day set menu. Options include Boston lobster dumplings, Wagyu beef slice, cod fish fillet, stir-fried Gulf King prawn with golden bun and champagne sauce, and coconut sago.
6-course set menu for two Date: 14th February 2018 Time: 7pm - 11.30pm Prices: AED 530* per couple, including a bottle of bubbly
Take a trip to Vietnam through Hoi An
Savor traditional Vietnamese dishes with a Valentine’s Day twist at Hoi An. The special, one-night-only menu includes mixed seafood soup, lemongrass marinated rack of lamb and steamed sea bass. To top off the evening, there will be the alluring “Chef special dessert” on offer.
4-course set menu for two Date: 14th February 2018 Time: 6pm – 11.30pm Prices: AED 480* per couple, including a bottle of bubbly
Bedouin-style Beachside Dining
Looking for a romantic dinner experience under the stars with a spectacular view? Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi brings a special treat this Valentine’s Day with a private dinner set up by the beach under a Bedouin-style gazebo.
Beachside dinner Date: February 14, 2018 Time: 6:00pm-11:30pm Price: AED 3000* per couple
Rouge Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge
Red is the color of determination, passion, desire, and love which is why it is chosen to decorate streets and walls in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, which happen to be only a few days apart. At the Lobby Lounge, the color has been delicately infused into its popular afternoon tea menu, making it more classic and sophisticated than usual.
Afternoon Tea Dates: February 8-17, 2018 Time: 2.30pm- 6pm Price: AED 115*, additional glass of bubbly for AED 80*
Cupid’s Cabana at Traders
Traders Hotel will be hosting a five-course dinner for two in a romantic cabana set up on its private beach. The setting includes dedicated butler service, a selection of bubbling bubbly flavors for two, and a bottle of grape.
Beachside dinner Date: February 14, 2018 Time: 7pm-10:30pm Price: Starting from AED 1195* for two