Valentine’s Day 2023: The ultimate guide on where to dine in Dubai

If you’re looking for some alone time with your partner or wish to celebrate the day with your single friends, we’ve got you covered.

There’s no denying that the way to anyone’s heart is delicious food and Dubai most definitely spoils us with choice by offering an array of options at the most romantic restaurants.

As the countdown begins to Valentine’s Day, Emirates Woman has curated a luxurious guide of where to dine on February 14, 2023 or throughout this month.

Piatti by the Beach

Encapsulating the romantic spirit of Italia, Piatti by The Beach invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your amore. By capturing a tantalising array of fresh seafood, classic antipasti, and signature Italian dishes, the stunning 4-course menu is paired with two glasses of bubbles or mocktails for the couple’s package. For the ‘Be My Valentine’ menu, the package includes a 4-course menu includes a romantic aperitif followed by a delightful amuse bouche served within the restaurant’s terrace. The gastronomical journey is completed with a choice of decadent desserts including Dark chocolate and other sweet offerings served with the sublime backdrop of Dubai’s skyline. The unique dining experience is priced at Dhs2,500 per couple and Dhs590 per person for the Be My Valentine package.


The city’s newest and most exclusive nightspot will be beautified with romantic decorations and live music starting at 9 pm on February 14, 2023. The ambiance at RASPOUTINE will be nothing short of charming, with a special decor that includes roses and romance. To end the experience on a sweet note, the menu offers playful desserts such as the new Raspoutine Chocolate with Raspberry Surprise or the beloved signature Pavlova. The lavish decor of opulent materials, vibrant hues, and plush textures creates an intimate and breathtaking experience with live music, performances and DJ sets. Overall, the restaurant offers an unforgettable experience to spend with your loved ones.


Diners are invited to indulge in a special sharing couples menu infused with the spirit of love curated by Chef Izu and his culinary team. o begin with, guests will be treated to a round of cocktails. For one night only, Carine has prepared two exclusive drinks named after personalities from the most romantic movie of all time, The Titanic. For the main love affair, diners can savor the flavors of roasted seabass fillet, garnished with tender spinach, and indulge in the richness of a juicy Wagyu beef fillet and Foie gras perfectly paired with perigueux sauce. To end things on a sweet note, each couple will be gifted a box of decadent chocolates to take home and remember. Priced at Dhs1,600 per couple, this exclusive evening will take place on February 14, 2023. This restaurant is located at Emirates Golf Club.


This Valentine’s Day, Alaya invites guests to celebrate the season of love and find their perfect match with a specially curated Cocktail Station and bespoke His & Hers Valentine’s Cocktails. From 7pm onwards sweethearts, soulmates and galantines can enjoy Alaya’s exquisite a la carte menu accompanied with an array of delightful libations, lovingly prepared by an expert team of mixologists. Guests seeking a personalised approach can share their favourite flavours and watch the trained bar team create tailor-made creations to entice and ensure love is in the air and in their glass. Diner can also enjoy an exquisite selection of Mediterranean & Middle Eastern special dishes on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 7pm to 3am and is situated in building 4, Gate Village DIFC.


This Valentine’s Day, LY LA invites guests to enter a world of enchanted mystery and exotic intrigue with their 1001 Lonely Nights evening. Inspired by the iconic tales of A 1001 Arabian Nights where destiny, betrayal and forbidden love intertwine, lovers, party goers and the lonely hearted alike are invited to take a magical ride into an evening of entertainment with live performances. A whole new world awaits from 11pm at the Bedouin-inspired lounge with Arabian nights inspired elements. The opulent theme continues with elegant belly dancers, swaying to the rhythmic beats of a live Darbuka, evoking an ambiance of high energy fun on February 14, 2023 and situated underground in Alaya.

Mimi Kakushi

Step into an oriental age with modern art taking guests back to the 1920s this Valentine’s Day. The restaurant embodies a brave new world with its refined dining experience with well-known Japanese classics. The sharing set menu is priced at Dhs790 for two people plus a welcome drink or guests can opt for the minimum spend at Dhs400. Complimentary Rosé to be given to all ladies complemented by entertainment from the in-house DJ, pianist and singer. Guests also have a chance to win a two-night getaway for two at JOALI Maldives inclusive of breakfast, complimentary return transfers from Male International Airport (valid for one year, must be pre-booked by the guests, subject to availability with blackout dates, and applicable terms and conditions). Located at Four Seasons Jumeirah, this sophisticated restaurant is a must-visit.

Salmon Guru

This Valentine’s Day, join the fun and quirky atmosphere of the award-winning bar Salmon Guru and ditch the traditional dinner date. Immerse yourself in a whimsical world of expertly crafted cocktails and a playful ambience, perfect for meeting new people and making lasting memories. From 5pm to 2am, guests are free to order from the a la carte menu and enjoy a night out with friends or a chance to mingle with other singles. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember and celebrate with other singles in the city. This restaurant is located at The Opus by Omniyat in Business Bay.

Koko Bay

With love in the air, Koko Bay is the perfect spot to share an intimate evening with a loved one. Surrounded by stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline, make your way to the gorgeous beach setup and indulge in an unforgettable experience. Koko Bay offers exclusive and limited tables on the beach from a cozy cabana to a private cocoon by the ocean. Over the sweet melody played by a talented violinist, couples can tuck into a special menu featuring three mouth-watering courses from delicate plates of amuse-bouche to indulgent desserts complemented by a bottle of bubbly. Inspired by beautiful Balinese beaches, Koko Bay embraces the calming elements of nature, making it an idyllic Valentine’s Day escape. The packages are priced at Dhs999 for a table by the beach, Dhs1299 for a private cabana with a bottle of bubbles and Dhs1,599 per couple with a bottle of bubbly. The idyllic venue is situated at Palm West Beach.


For this special occasion, Myrra has curated a magical evening that includes a love-inspired menu featuring cold and hot starters – including fresh classic Oysters, a half Canadian lobster, Australian lamb chops and more along with a selection of decadent desserts. Valentine’s will be celebrated for a whole week at Myrra, from February 13 until February 18 offering a sharing menu concept for Dhs695 per couple. With a beach spread on Palm Jumeirah, boho chic set up with lit up lanterns to set up the mood, this Greek haven creates an intimate atmosphere while serving refined hearty dishes. This restaurant is located at Club Vista Marre, with expansive views of Dubai’s skyline.


On this special occasion, GAIA honours the special occasion with the ancient Greek form of love – agape. For a romantic touch, the restaurant will be adorned throughout with exquisite red and crimson roses and showcasing beautiful gifts, including heart-shaped lollipops, traditional Greek chocolate, Chef Izu’s signature Olive Oil. Inspired by the ultimate celebration of love the venue partnered with iconic lifestyle brand Jo Malone London. From 7pm, romantic diners can end their culinary journey with a tempting Almond Cream & Raspberry Mille Feuille. The lucky couple that randomly receives the charmed gold chocolate heart within the dessert will be gifted the opportunity to dine at GAIA at a later date for either lunch or dinner. To end the evening on a decadent note, every table will also be gifted a lovingly homemade chocolate box gift on February 14, 2023. It’s located on the podium level of Gate Village 4, DIFC.


Encompassing all the elements of romance, Rüya Dubai is giving all guests dining on Valentine’s weekend the chance to make sweet memories with their sweethearts. Whether it’s with your beau or best friend, dine and enter a raffle draw to win an overnight stay at the exquisite St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, including a resplendent breakfast spread to wake up. Couples are welcomed with a themed twist on the Nazar Sour- one of the restaurant’s most popular signature cocktails, that switches its icy blue for hues of ruby red in line with the special dishes courtesy of the talented Anatolian Head Chef, Gökhan Cokelez. Designed to ensure flavours read like a poem for your loved one on February 11 and February 12, 2023. Draped in enigmatic interior design and décor, Rüya Dubai is St. Regis The Palm, Dubai’s latest installment and welcomes guests from 6pm onwards.


Treat your better half to the ultimate Peruvian fine dining on Valentine’s Eve with amazing vibes and a stunning view overlooking the Dubai Eye from the most beautiful sandy beach Dubai has to offer. Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable with a Glamorous and Stylish experience at PLAYA Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year and what better way to celebrate than at a beach club. The special occasion’s signature menu is priced at Dhs550 with a specially curated menu by Chef Carlo Valentino and the Beverage Menu is priced at Dsh350 for a 2-hour open bar with cocktails and other beverages on February 14, 2023. The venue is open from 10am to 2am and is situated at Palm West Beach.


With traditional offerings in the heart of the city, Ninive offers a contemporary Middle Eastern journey for all its visitors. From crockery to the ambience, everything at Ninive is created and served with utmost perfection, as guests witness the incredible skyline of Dubai. This special dining venue promises an unforgettable evening with one special mocktail and one special cocktail, with a complimentary dessert after spending Dhs250 per person on food and beverages. Once again, guests have a chance to win a two-night getaway for two at JOALI Maldives inclusive of breakfast, complimentary return transfers from Male International Airport (valid for one year, must be pre-booked by the guests, subject to availability with blackout dates, and applicable terms and conditions).


KYMA Beach entices guests to escape from the ordinary with a breath of fresh air. Earthy tones complete the colour palette of the venue which features an infinity pool, private cabanas, luxe sun loungers, as well as a chic restaurant complete with a high-end curated menu by Gilles Bosquet. Couples or best friends can opt for the premium set menu priced at Dhs3500 or the signature set menu for Dhs1,200 for two people. Additionally, complimentary rosé will be offered for all ladies along with live entertainment from the in-house DJ and the Bouzouki player. Also, guests have a chance to win a luxurious retreat for two at St. Regis The Palm, with a one-night stay for two adults in Grand Deluxe King Room with breakfast included at Cordelia restaurant plus a 60-minute signature treatment at Iridium Spa during the stay for two valid until April 30, 2023. Located at Palm West Beach, the pool is open daily from 10am to sunset and the restaurant is open from 12pm to1am.


The fine dining restaurant, is inviting guests to experience all on offer at this stunning venue during this romantic time of year Serving up a roll-call of Japanese classics, the extensive menu contains a range of Asian delicacies including Caviar, Oysters, Shoyu Chilean Sea Bass, and more, making sure diners will be spoiled for choice. With a vegetarian menu and plenty of tasty grape pairings, there is something for everybody this Valentine’s at CLAP Dubai. The restaurant offers the best seats in the city with picturesque romantic views making for the ideal date night. Located in Gate Village Building 11, it’s open on weekdays from 12pm to 3am and weekends from 1pm to 3am.

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