Valentine’s Day is almost here and Abu Dhabi has plenty of places to celebrate.
Looking for something lavish and a little bit special? Here are all the places to splash out this year.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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)
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).
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).
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)
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).
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).
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)
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).