Valentine's Day in Abu Dhabi 2020: The ultimate guide to meals for two

Where to spend the special night in the capital

Valentine's Day in Abu Dhabi  2020: The ultimate guide to meals for two

Valentine’s Day is almost here and Abu Dhabi has plenty of places to celebrate.

If you want to get out and enjoy a meal with your partner this year then you’re in luck as venues all over the city are getting romantic for February 14.

Here are all the places to enjoy an intimate meal.

99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant
Couples can indulge on Valentine’s Day with a ten-course menu featuring dishes including oysters with yuzu foam, lobster tempura, spicy tuna rolls, black cod au gratin and more, as well as a bottle of bubbly.
Dhs999 per person. Feb 14, 8pm-midnight. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).

AT25
Take in the scenic views of downtown Abu Dhabi from this rooftop venue on Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy two hours of free-flowing beverages and a charcuterie platter.
Dhs120 (per person). Feb 14, 7pm-9pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Aqua
You and your loved one can enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at this Rosewood venue, with a lavish buffet offering a host of fresh seafood, soups, salads, cheese, live grilling stations, as well as sparkling grape.
Dhs300 per person. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Aquarium
Tuck into a set menu packed with fresh seafood on Valentine’s Day at Aquarium while enjoying the stunning views at Yas Marina, two free glasses of bubbly and music from the house DJ.
Dhs275 per couple. Feb 14, noon-2am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (050 696 9357).

Al Meylas
Couples can unwind with a four-course Valentine’s menu at Al Meylas. You can enjoy a range of bites including strawberry marinated prawns, risotto mantecato, duck and coconut-strawberry crème dessert.
Dhs260 per couple. Feb 9-15. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Azura Panoramic Lounge
If you’re looking for spectacular views on Valentine’s Day head to The St. Regis Abu Dhabi where you can settle in for an intimate three-course meal on the big night. Served on the upper deck of the pretty Azura Panoramic Lounge, couples can enjoy their meal while watching the sun setting and listening to live music from a band.
Dhs295. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 694 4553)

Belgian Café Abu Dhabi
On Valentine’s night, couples can enjoy dishes from a set menu including marinated salmon seared scallops, lobster vinaigrette, slow braised beef short ribs, asparagus vol-au-vent and a chocolate dessert.
Dhs 175. Feb 14,  4pm-1am. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Boa Steakhouse
Enjoy a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day overlooking the mangroves at Boa Steakhouse, where couples can tuck into a four-course meal.
Dhs495 per couple (soft drinks), Dhs695 (with grape), Dhs750 (with bubbly). Feb 14, 6pm-11.30pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Salam Street (02 641 1500).

Buddha-Bar Beach
Take a trip to Saadiyat Island on Valentine’s Day and enjoy the seafront location of this brilliant restaurant and bar. There’s a sharing menu of Asian fusion recipes alongside music from DJ Margo.
Dhs300 per person. Feb 14, 7.30pm-11.30pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Butcher and Still
This stylish steakhouse is serving up a range of Valentine’s Day specials for couples to enjoy, including passion fruit-scented foie gras, Maryland crab soup, Maine lobster and beef Rossini. Can someone take us?
Prices vary. Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi Hotel at Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Byblos Sur Mer
Settle down on Valentine’s night for a Lebanese feast at Byblos Sur Mer, where couples can tuck into mezze, fresh grilled meats and more alongside entertainment from belly dancers and live music.
Dhs599 per couple. Feb 14, 12.30pm-1.30am. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Café 302
For a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, head to Café 302 where you can enjoy a three-course meal that includes dishes such as roasted pumpkin soup, herb-marinated T-bone steak, pan-seared sea bass and coconut cream panna cotta.
Dhs199 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm-10.30pm. Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana (02 610 6666).

Cafe Milano
A five-course set menu is on offer on Valentine’s Day at this Italian restaurant. The menu includes dishes such as oysters, carrot and ginger soup, risotto with black truffle, pistachio-crusted lamb shoulder and more.
Dhs450 per person. Feb 14, noon-1am. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Chamas
You and your loved one can get stuck in to a selection of Brazilian churrascaria meat cuts alongside a range of salads and desserts from a buffet while enjoying live music from a Brazilian band and entertainment from Samba dancers. Couples can also enjoy two glasses of sparkling grape each or unlimited soft drinks.
Dhs650. Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Cho Gao Marina Walk
If Asian bites and delicacies are what you’re after then you can stuck into a sharing menu on Valentine’s night that includes truffle chicken siew mai, slow cooked beef short ribs, fish and more. Couples can also enjoy two glasses of sparkling grape or an unlimited soft drinks package.
Dhs350 (per couple). Feb 14, noon-2am. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Choice Cut Steakhouse
Head to Choice Cut for a five-course meal and a bottle of sparkling grape for Dhs329. Couples can upgrade to include a one night’s stay for an extra Dhs300 or include a night’s stay and a couples massage for Dhs700.
From Dhs329. Feb 14, 6.30pm-midnight. Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, Rabdan Street (02 501 6086)

Cipriani
Couples can make their way to Yas Marina on Valentine’s Day to enjoy Italian food at Cipriani, where new dishes will be added to the à la carte, including pan-seared scallops, lobster risotto, fillet of sole, oven-roasted veal tenderloin and more.
Prices vary. Feb 14, 6pm-midnight. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 657 5400).

Circo
Enjoy an Italian feast at Circo on Valentine’s Day with a three-course set menu that features dishes including lamb chops, seafood risotto as well as a glass of sparkling grape.
Dhs350 per couple. Feb 14, 5pm-midnight. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

COYA Abu Dhabi
Take a trip to chic and stylish COYA on Valentine’s Day and tuck into a dessert platter for Dhs118, with rosewater mousse, strawberry sorbet, raspberry ganache, raspberry sorbet, alfajores and assorted fruits. The à la carte will also be available.
Dhs118. Feb 14, 6.30pm-1am. The Galleria Al Maryah Island (02 306 7000).

Diablito
There’s a Mediterranean feast on Valentine’s Day at this bar and restaurant at Yas Marina. The three-course set menu includes chicken croquettes, quinoa salad and seafood paella, and comes with a bottle of grape.
Dhs300 per couple. Feb 14, 1pm-1am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 1175).

Eclipse Terrace Lounge
A four-course set menu is on offer for couples on Valentine’s Day, with dishes including beef and tuna, black cod with yuzu miso sauce coming before a chocolate surprise.
Dhs390 per person. Feb 14, noon-2am. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Filini Garden
Couples can take their seats in the beautiful terrace at Filini Garden on Valentine’s Day for a romantic four-course menu created for the night by chef Marco.
Dhs299 (soft drinks per couple), Dhs 419 (per couple with bottle of grape per couple). Feb 14, 5pm-11pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 2000).

Fishmarket
For a seafood feast on Valentine’s Day, couples can tuck into a set menu featuring dishes including Canadian lobster, prawns, seabass and much more for Dhs799 per couple. It includes a glass of sparkling or a soft drink.
Dhs799 per couple. Feb 14, 12.30pm-11pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Frangipani
Take a short boat trip to Zaya Nurai Island to enjoy an intimate three-course dinner. The price includes a bottle of grape and there will be live entertainment. 
Dhs1,400 per couple. Feb 14, 8pm-10.30pm. Zaya Nurai Island (02 506 6222).

Glo
With stunning views of the city, couples can head to Glo at Rosewood Abu Dhabi to enjoy a five-course meal that includes oysters, caviar, burrata, seared cod, beef tenderloin, a sharing dessert, unlimited sparkling grape and more.
Dhs600 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Grills@Chill’O
Head to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche to devour a three-course meal served poolside under the stars, for Dhs299 per couple. Throughout the month you can also book in for a romantic breakfast by the pool, served with sparkling grape from Dhs125 per person.
Breakfast from Dhs125, dinner Dhs299 per couple. Feb 14. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche East (02 813 7777)

Hakkasan
Settle in for a romantic evening indoors, or outside on the stunning terrace. Valentine’s night at Hakkasan offers a four-course menu featuring dishes including braised gold leaf lobster dumpling, dim sum, soft shell crab, grilled sea bass and more.
Dhs588 per person (soft drinks), Dhs688 (with house beverages). Feb 14, 7pm-midnight. Emirates Palace, Corniche West (02 690 7739).

Jones the Grocer
Couples can enjoy a Valentine’s feast at Jones the Grocer during February for Dhs199. You will get a sharing plate, two main courses, a sharing dessert and two house beverages (at the licensed restaurants).
Dhs199. Feb 4-16. Locations include Khalidiyah and Al Muneera, www.jonesthegrocer.com.

JW Steakhouse
Couples can indulge in a special themed five-course menu on Valentine ’s Day at JW Steakhouse.
Dhs299 (per person with a glass of bubbly). Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
There are three-course menus available at Ray’s Grill (Dhs890 per couple) and BiCE (Dhs290 per persn), and a buffet at Rosewater (from Dhs260), as well as brunch at Nahaam (from Dhs390) and a barbecue dinner later (Dhs225, with a glass of sparkling). You can also get a glass of sparkling and a platter of food for Dhs150 at Ray’s Bar and Observation Deck at 300. You could also book a private tent on the beach and have a four-course menu and drinks for Dhs2,990 per couple, or go out in a boat for supper for Dhs3,500.
Various times and prices. Feb 14. Corniche West (02 811 5555).

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Treat your loved one to dinner at Levantine restaurant TEAN or Italian spot Mare Mare this Valentine’s Day. You can either order from the á la carte or try the set menu, with a minimum spend of either Dhs1,000 in the garden area and by the pool, or Dhs1,500 on the boardwalk. You can also hire a belly dancer or a violin player. There’s an afternoon tea at Majlis Saadiyat from 2pm until 8pm, too.
Various times and prices. Feb 14. Saadiyat Island (02 811 4444).

Kamoon
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal by the pool at Kamoon with a four-course menu, live cooking stations and live entertainment. Plus, if you propose to you partner at the venue you’ll also get your entire menu for free, so, no pressure gents.
Dhs395 (per couple). Feb 14. Khalidiyah Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Corniche West (02 657 0111).

KOI Abu Dhabi
Settle in for a romantic evening on Saadiyat Island. Couples can enjoy a five-course menu full of Japanese specialties.
Dhs300 (per person). Feb 14, 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Collection at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 678 3334).

La Cava
A special Rose and Red dinner will be held at La Cava on Valentine’s Day, when couples can indulge in a range of dishes including oysters, cheeses, sliced meats, a poke station and more, as well as free-flowing grape.
Dhs1,000 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

La Salle
Head along to new French restaurant La Salle on Valentine’s Day for a special six-course menu of dishes inspired by the French region of Provence.
Dhs995 per couple (soft drinks), Dhs 1,195 (house beverages), Dhs 1,495 (bubbly). Feb 14, 8pm-11.30pm. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island (02 656 3535)

Li Jiang
On Valentine’s Day couples can head here for a feast of Chinese delicacies in a four-course set menu served with a glass of bubbly.
Dhs550 (per couple). Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).

Market Kitchen
Take a trip to this super-stylish American restaurant on Valentine’s Day for a special three-course set menu.
Dhs375. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).

Matsu
On Valentine’s Day, couples can spoil themselves with a special seven-course menu featuring Japanese specialities including sushi rolls, wagyu steak, carpaccio, sharing platters and more along with two glasses of bubbly.
Dhs899 (per couple). Feb 14, 12.30pm-11pm. Yas Links, Yas Island (02 556 0096).

Mazi
Serving up modern Greek cuisine, couples can head to Mazi on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a sharing set menu filled with Mediterranean dishes. Couples will also be in the running to win a 60-minute massage at Iridium Spa.
Dhs225. Feb 14, 7.30pm-11.30pm. The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Mermaid Restaurant
Head along to this fancy Saadiyat Island seafood restaurant for a romantic evening outdoors with a four-course meal of fresh seafood paired with glasses of grape.
Dhs699 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island (02 492 2222).

Mijana
On Valentine’s Day, couples can head to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal for a Middle Eastern feast. The offer includes a three-course set menu and a special Valentine’s dessert.
Dhs500 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).

Namak by Kunal Kapur
Couples can enjoy an Indian five-course set menu with a host of dishes including avocado rusk with spiced khubani jam, meyer lemon and mint, garam masala cheese fondue with honey glazed pao and more.
Dhs340 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bib Zayed The First Street (02 698 8137).

Nation Riviera Beach Club
At The St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s beach club you can indulge in a four-course meal. A personal butler will serve you, taking you to a private igloo on the beach where you can enjoy dishes including caviar Canadian lobster, Welsh lamb with truffle mash, along with some bubbly.
Dhs3,500 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 694 4553)

Oak Room
Head to this award-winning steakhouse for a five-course menu including canapes, caviar and a cheese selection.
Dhs800 per couple (soft drinks), Dhs1,400 (house beverages). Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen (02 208 0000).

Pachaylen
Couples can enjoy the Thai Love promotion throughout the month of February at Pachaylen with a four-course menu of offer featuring tom yum soup, green curry, chilli pad Thai and a desserts.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). Until Feb 29, 7pm-11pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara (02 656 1000).

Parmigiana
Couples can indulge in a three-course Italian menu on Valentine’s Day. The menu is available throughout the month of February if you can’t make it along on the day itself.
Dhs165. Throughout Feb. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche East (02 813 7777).

Pearl Lounge
On Valentine’s Day couples can enjoy an afternoon tea with bites including roast beef and horseradish toast, spicy crab remoulade, smoked salmon mousse éclair, rose tea macarons, coconut and raspberry profiterole and more.
Dhs280 (for two with a mixed drink each), Dhs320 (for two with a glass of bubbly). Feb 14-15, 2pm-7pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
If a romantic dinner on one of the emirate’s most beautiful beaches is what you’re after then head here for a bottle of bubbly and canapes on arrival followed by a four-course meal paired with premium beverages.
Dhs3,000 per couple. Feb 14, 8pm. Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island (02 492 2222).

Saadiyat Beach Club
Enjoy an intimate six-course Valentine’s Day meal in a private cabana under the stars. 
Dhs550 per couple. Feb 14, 6.30pm-10pm. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island (02 656 3500).

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
The golf club is offering a four-course dinner alfresco, overlooking the greens.
Dhs550 (per couple, soft drinks), Dhs895 (per couple, house beverages and bubbly). Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (056 660 8780).

Sacci
There’s a three-course set menu crafted by chef Stefano Conti. Sit indoors or outdoors and get a welcome drink. 
Dhs350 (per couple). Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa (02 616 9999).

Sambusek
A sharing menu is on the cards on Valentine’s Day, with a selection of mezze, mixed grills and more Lebanese dishes on offer.
Dhs560 (per couple). Feb 14, 7pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).

Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar
All month long, couples can enjoy the San Valentino four-course set menu at Si Ristorante. It includes Italian delicacies made from fresh seasonal ingredients and a table decorated with rose petals and a single wrapped rose for the ladies.
Dhs550 (per couple). Feb 1-28, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Sontaya
Couples can treat themselves on Valentine’s Day with a special set menu at this elegant Asian restaurant. As well as the food, there’s  live music and a mixed drink on arrival.
Dhs550 Feb 14, 6pm-11pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Stars ’N’ Bars
Couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free sharing dessert at the Yas Marina hangout, and single ladies can also enjoy a free glass of bubbly while enjoying live entertainment from The Shakedown Band.
Prices vary. Feb 14, 8pm onwards. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 0101).

Stratos
Head to this stylish restaurant with panoramic views on Valentine’s Day and couples can enjoy a set menu with unlimited starters, a choice of main course, unlimited sharing desserts and a cheese plate to finish.
Dhs395 per person. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi (02 695 0490)

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Pack your bags and head to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche between February 9 and 20 and couples can enjoy an overnight stay with personalized bathrobes, a picnic basket delivered to you in Corniche Park, a romantic Valentine’s-themed room, a Valentine’s platter and breakfast for two served to your room. You can choose between a luxury room for Dhs699 per couple, or upgrade to a Prestige Suite for Dhs899 per couple.
From Dhs699. Feb 9-20. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (02 813 7777)

Tamba
Serving up some Indian fusion food on Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy a set menu at Tamba featuring dishes including avocado and tandoori smoked prawns, lamb kebabs, Delhi mix, prawn biryani and more.
Dhs399 per couple. Feb 14, noon-2am. The Mall at World Trade Center (02 672 8888).

The Forge
Head to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal’s fancy steakhouse to sink your teeth into a four-course set menu. Dishes include a beetroot and goats’ cheese tower, a meat or fish main course and a glass of bubbly.
Dhs590 per couple. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

The Foundry
Head to this stylish steakhouse and you’ll be welcomed with a specially-crafted mixed drink. Once you take your seats you can tuck into a posh fish pie with scallops, jumbo crab and prawns, beetroot, ginger and coconut soup and pan-fried gnocchi. For the main course you can choose from poached salmon or an Argentinian rib-eye steak. Bringing the meal to an end you can also sink your teeth into a chocolate sharing dessert.
Dhs499 (per couple). Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).

The Grille
Anyone heading to Abu Dhabi Golf Club will get a three-course dinner, grape and a welcome drink, as well as live music from a piano player.
Dhs650 (per couple). Feb 14, 7pm-10pm. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl (056 536 2230).

The Lounge
Couples can settle in for a truffle afternoon tea with small bites including truffle pear and porcini salad, beef carpaccio bruschetta, arancini, macarons, coffee tart and more.
Dhs150 (per couple). Feb 14, 2pm-5pm. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana Abu Dhabi (02 657 0167).

The Scene by Simon Rimmer
Couples can enjoy a British set menu of dishes created by TV chef Simon Rimmer, alongside a glass of bubbly on Valentine’s Day, all while taking in the impressive views at Yas Marina.
Dhs249 (per person). Feb 14, 10am-1am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 1330).

Turtle Bay Bar and Grill
All February long couples can enjoy a romantic evening at Turtle Bay Bar and Grill with a four-course menu that’s available on the rooftop overlooking Saadiyat Beach.
Dhs650 (per couple). Feb 1-28, 5pm-10.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Verso
A special four- or six-course menu is on offer for couples on Valentine’s Day, with dishes including antipasti, king crab bisque, beetroot ravioli, beef tenderloin, poached Atlantic lobster and more.
Dhs575 (four courses), Dhs650 (six courses) Feb 14-15, 6pm-10.30pm. Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, Corniche West (02 510 1234).

Villa Toscana
If Italian food is your idea of a perfect date meal, then Villa Toscana is an ideal setting. Head along to the romantic restaurant on Valentine’s Day and you can enjoy a four-course dinner including dishes such as beef tenderloin, sea bass fillet and more, while relaxing with your partner.
Dhs350. Feb 14, 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 694 4553).

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