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14 Romantic Valentines Day ideas

The special day is coming up...

Tamilla Dowse Tamilla Dowse

14 Romantic Valentines Day ideas


Head to Eggspectation to enjoy some free pancakes in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Applicable in both branches around the city, show up alone, with a loved one or in a group on Feb 13th & 14th and you’ll be gifted with a plate of their yummy pancakes! Or, you could also head to any of the many brunch spots in the city and enjoy whatever tickles your fancy!

Picnic on the Beach

Check out our list of public beaches in Dubai, our favourite is Kite Beach!

Spa day

Nothing more relaxing than a day at the hammam!

Dinner @ Drift

If you’re more accustomed to the finer things in life, then this is a deal for you. DRIFT Beach, located at the picturesque One&Only Royal Mirage is offering couples a luxury day-cation this Valentine’s Day. It includes being chauffeured around in a luxury vehicle, a private villa, a couple’s massage, lunch from a Provençal-inspired menu, a tailor-made romantic candlelit dinner, and finally a luxury ride home for an all-inclusive price of Dhs20,000.

Desert Camping

Starlight Camp  is a new company that provides bubble-like tents with crystal roofs (perfect for stargazing), queen size beds and curtains for ultimate privacy. For guests interested, the service has to be booked in advance as they don’t have an actual campsite set up. Option two is to set up your own camp the old school way – find our helpful little guide for newbies here.

Cooking Class

Top Chef is one of the best cooking studios in Dubai, sign up for a class to learn new recipes with your partner from amazing cooks, passionate about teaching their skill.

Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar

Nothing more romantic than tasting some of the best bubbly in the world! Located at Emirates airport lounge, this is the perfect way to spice up your long layover if you’re at DXB. Maybe even pair it with some chocolate covered strawberries?

Spend the night away

Check out our list of bougie hotels and lux airbnbs for some inspiration

Yacht ride around the marina

What’s more romantic than a private trip around the beautiful Dubai Marina in a yacht

Rooftop drinks

The weather is perfect, so take advantage of spending as much time outdoors as possible. The rooftop list is endless!

Dinner at Nusre-et

One of Dubai’s most famous restaurants owned by none other than, Saltbae. Plenty of celebrity sightings throughout the year as well! Not the most veggie-friendly since its a steakhouse, but there are delicious salads/deserts! Price wise it ain’t cheap, but the food and atmosphere definitely make it worth the price for a special occasion.

Go for a walk with a loved one

Who says V-Day has to be super extra? If the essence of the day is to appreciate love, then why not do so in all its forms. Find someone you truly appreciate whether it’s a friend, partner, family member or maybe even yourself (self-love!) and go for a walk around one of Dubai’s prettiest areas.