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.
Looking to enjoy a meal as a couple without breaking the bank? Here are all the Valentine’s Day meals that should come in for less than Dhs300 for two.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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)
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 (perc couple). Feb 4-16. Locations include Khalidiyah and Al Muneera, www.jonesthegrocer.com.
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 (set menu). Feb 14, 7.30pm-11.30pm. The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
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).
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).