Cupid’s arrow has struck you and you can’t wait to spend the most romantic day of the year with your better half. But if you’re waiting for inspiration to strike you for some unique date night ideas this Valentine’s Day, look no further! From grand candlelit dinners and pampering spa days for hopeless romantics to quirky out-of-the-box ideas for the nontraditionalist, there’s an activity for every kind of couple to bond over this Valentine’s Day in Dubai.
1-3. Pamper yourselves with a couples spa day
True love is all about feeling at peace. Ditch all the stress of the everyday rat race and take a moment to be present with each other with these spa deals.
🧴French perfume brand Guerlian’s signature spa at The One&Only Palm has crafted a romantic Valentine’s Day package inspired by the love story that built the Taj Mahal. Called the Secrets of India Romantic Getaway, this experience includes a 60-minute couples massage set to the rhythm of sensual and meditative music composed specially for this spa deal and a glass of champagne served after. Available on February 14 only, AED 1590 per couple.
From 10am to 9pm; call 04 440 1010 or email email@example.com
🧖🏻♀️ Eforea Spa’s Spa Two-Gether package. You and your loved one will be pampered with a 90-minute massage for each one of you, a couples steam room and a decadent bottle of Prosecco and fruit platters. AED 1,200 per couple at Hilton Palm Jumeirah. Call 04 230 0090 for bookings
🕯️The 90-minute couples treatment at Centara Mirage Beach Resorts’s Spa Cenvaree has creatively combined two of the most meltingly romantic things to create a spa day – chocolate and candles. A delicious chocolate scrub is followed by a soothing candle wax massage. If that chocolate aroma gets you hungry, there’s bubbly and a heart-shaped chocolate cake to indulge in after and satisfy those cravings. AED 1,100 per couple
3. Get punch-drunk love with boxing classes
The couple that can roll with the punches together, stays together. Boxica fitness studio at The Hive in Studio City has a special deal running for Valentine’s Day that lets you enter the ring instead of wearing one. When you sign up on February 14, you can get a 25% discount and get 20 classes for AED 1,500. Couples can share classes and the deal includes boxing gloves and a cap. Call 055 483 8361
4. Fire up the passion with flamenco and a tapas meal
Salero, the Spanish tapas restaurant in the Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates has a special Dial Del Amor celebration that adds some vibrance to dinner with a live flamenco performance and singers. Tapas, paellas, and a scrummy heart-shaped are part of the AED 495 package.
From 8pm onwards; call 04 409 5999
5. Watch a romantic movie under the stars
Sofitel Downtown Dubai is turning the classic movie night date experience a little more magical for Valentine’s Day with a romantic outdoor movie night by the pool with twinkling fairy lights, cosy seating, enchanting views of the cityscape and stars overhead. On February 14, they’re screening the classic Hollywood romance – The Notebook. Tickets are AED 99 per person, fully redeemable on food and drinks at the Sofitel Pool and Lounge. But we suggest you bring the tissues – hands will be held and tears will be shed.
Call 04 503 6115 or 056 996 0582 for bookings.
6-7. Spill the tea and pour your heart out at an afternoon tea
🍰 Social Bee, the beehive and honey-themed lounge at Hilton Palm Jumeirah has one of the best afternoon teas in town. From February 7 to 14, the honey experts are breaking out the hearts and romance for you and your honey with a Valentine’s Day-themed afternoon tea full of heart-shaped pastries, artisanal sandwiches and sparkling wine. Starts at AED 349 per couple for a regular package.
From 2pm-5pm; call 04 230 0067
🫖You get to raise the bar quite literally on love with SLS Hotel’s romantic afternoon tea for Valentine’s Day from February 9-19 at S Bar. Perched on the 71st floor of the hotel tower, dizzying views of the city coupled with the giddiness of love are a heady combo. Throw into that mix of artisanal tea, savoury finger foods and a glass of fizz (for an extra AED 55) and you’ve got the recipe for a memorable Valentine’s Day. AED 220 per couple.
From 3pm-7pm; book here
8. Laugh out loud with your love at a free comedy night
If you’re the kind of couple who can’t stand the mush surrounding Valentine’s Day and truly want to snub your nose at the holiday while also having fun head to the Rom Com at Melrose comedy night on February 11. Hosted by Dubomedy, the homegrown comedy collective, you’re in for a razor-sharp lineup of witty comics who will roast rom-coms, romance and maybe even you if you dare to sit in the first few rows! Expect a mix of stand-up, improv and musical comedy. Entry is free, book here
9. Whisk your partner away on a staycation
So what if an international holiday isn’t on the cards? There’s no reason to not enjoy a taste of that suite life right here in Dubai. Book a romantic retreat for February 14, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection complete with a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner by the serene beach free bubbly on arrival, late checkout and complimentary breakfast delivered to the room.
Call 04 3995000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Spread the love by taking your favourite third wheel to dinner
Is your +1 always a +2? Don’t leave that single friend listening to Akon’s Lonely on repeat this Valentine’s Day. Make his or her day with Rove Hotels’ unique Third Wheel deal. Between February 10 and 19, you get a third main free with every order of two main courses at all of The Daily restaurants across Rove Hotels in Dubai. Call 04 561 9999 or WhatsApp 050 517 6833
11. Wake up to a floating hearts breakfast in the world’s highest outdoor infinity pool
Perched on level 77, the Adress Beach Resort’s Sky View infinity pool is taking love to new heights with a stinkin’ cute Valentine’s Day offer – a floating breakfast . The bright red heart-shaped breakfast tray will be laden with delicious bites, two glasses of bubbly as well as a a teddy bear and rose. Available to book until February 29, couples also get access to a private cabana after they’re done cutting toast and laps in one of Dubai’s most gorgeous infinity pools. AED 1,777 per couple.
From 9am-5pm; call 04 879 8866 or email DineAtBeachResort@addresshotels.com
12. Add some drama to your love story with a dinner theatre show
Billionaire Dubai’s extravagant dinner theatre shows are getting a crimson Valentine’s Day makeover from February 8-15. All week long, you can enjoy a special rock ‘n roll-themed show with stunning dancers, acrobats and singers take to the stage bedecked in roses and hearts. Luxury cosmetics brand Romanovamakeup will be handing out exclusive presents to the ladies dining at Billionaire that week.
From 9pm till late; WhatsApp 056 678 3357 for bookings
13. Go on an elegant picnic with your Valentine
And we’re not just talking about any odd picnic with a humdrum wicker basket and a plaid blanket. We’ve discovered a unique picnic service (how Dubai) named Lily’s Picnic that pulls out all the stops when it comes to picnics and outdoor escapes in the city. They’ll scout for the perfect location – from beaches and public parks to even indoor venues – help you choose the food and set up decorations, flowers, the whole nine yards.
Book here https://lilyspicnics.com/
14-20. Sign up for one of these unique date night activities
From throwing paint on each other to smashing glass and CPUs in a rage room, Dubai has some splendidly creative date night activities. Give Valentine’s Day celebrations a twist by checking them out. Click here for full list.