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5 Cool Looks For the Perfect Valentine’s Date

It’s the biggest date night of the year – so what are you going to wear?



Who doesn’t love date night? Not us! Any time we can dress up to the nines, spritz on our favourite scent, and looked as loved-up as Justin and Hailey Bieber is a great night in our book. And of course, February brings the mother of all date nights – Valentine’s Day. Whether you and your other half decide to go all-out at a fancy restaurant, simply want a cozy dinner for two, or want to enjoy a night on the tiles, we have the look for you. Not into date nights? How about trying something different this year, still involving love and chocolate…? Read on for our top Valentine’s Day ideas – and what to wear to each one so you ensure your date only has eyes for you.

DATE 1: THE FIVE-COURSE DINNER

Where: Café Milano, Abu Dhabi

The look: Five-star knockout

You know your date is trying to impress you when they whisk you off for a multi-course dinner at a fancy restaurant! Make sure you dress the part in a refreshed LBD, interesting heels and delicate jewellery – and a statement bag, of course.

Shop the look:
Massimo Dutti black kimono dress with belt
Zara high heel shoes with mesh
Ella diamante & pearl cuff earrings
Asos Design marble box bag with bead ring handle

Black Kimono Dress With Belt

aed 659 Massimo Dutti

High Heel Shoes With Mesh

aed 199 Zara Collection

Diamante And Pearl Cuff Earrings ON SALE

aed 29 Ella
aed45 36

Marble Box Bag With Bead Ring Handle

aed 170.03 Asos Design

DATE 2: THE FUN ACTIVITY DATE

Where: Mirzam Chocolate Makers, Alserkal Avenue

The look: Trendy and comfortable

Who says you have to sit down and eat dinner on Valentine’s Day? Why not shake things up this year with a fun workshop at Mirzam Chocolate Makers – they’re hosting a Cacao & Coffee tasting, pairing and making workshop on 14 February, where you can learn how to create the most delectable pairings while doing something different for the day. Make sure you look comfortable yet trendy – a cool blazer, tank top and jeans are just the ticket.

Shop the look:
Zara blazer with turn-up sleeves
Gap forever favourite tank top – Use code PAY for upto 20% off
H&M girlfriend regular jeans – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Mango slingback leather shoes  
Asos Design croc effect cross body camera bag
Marni wood and gold-tone cuff – Use code GULF for upto 10% off

Blazer With Turn Up Sleeves

aed 429 Zara Collection

Forever Favorite Tank Top ON SALE

aed 29 Gap
aed99 71

Girlfriend Regular Jeans

aed 169 H&M

Slingback Leather Shoes ON SALE

aed 199
aed349 43

Croc Effect Cross Body Camera Bag

aed 63.76 Asos Design

Wood And Gold Tone Cuff

aed 1320 Marni

DATE 3: THE LOW-KEY DINNER low-key dinner

Where: Lima Dubai, City Walk

The look: Cool city slicker

Nothing says “city cool” like a jumpsuit and biker jacket. This look may be low-key for a date, but it has serious style points and manages that delicate balance of looking on-point without being overdressed. But we have a surprise for your feet… statement animal print platforms! Why not?

Shop the look:
Massimo Dutti navy blue tweed jumpsuit
Mango lapelled leather biker jacket
Gaviria Orbit silver and gold-tone earrings – Use code GULF for upto 10% off
H&M platform sandals – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Mango box bag

Navy Blue Tweed Jumpsuit with Buttons

aed 659 Massimo Dutti

Lapelled Leather Biker Jacket ON SALE

aed 449 Mango
aed649 31

Orbit Silver And Gold Tone Earrings ON SALE

aed 360 Gaviria
aed1,195 70

Platform Sandals

aed 199 H&M

Box Bag ON SALE

aed 89 Mango
aed129 31

DATE 4: THE COOL-CROWD DATE

Where: Masti, La Mer

The look: See and be seen

Just because you’re staring into each other’s eyes, doesn’t mean no one else can look at you! A super cool venue needs an outfit to match – and in-crowd favourite Masti is definitely where you want to be seen. Kick things off with a striking minidress, sky-high heels and the attitude to match.

Shop the look:
Zara knit check dress
Public Desire Presence ankle strap sandal
Asos Design luxe quilted zip top clutch bag
H&M 5-pack rings – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off

Knit Check Dress

aed 199 Zara Collection

Presence Ankle Strap Sandal Gold

aed 180 Public Desire

Quilted Zip Top Clutch Bag ON SALE

aed 50.48 Asos Design
aed64 21

5 Pack Rings

aed 29 H&M

DATE 5: THE BEACH-SIDE RENDEZVOUS

Where: Riva Ristorante, The Palm

The look: Miami cool

You don’t have to wait until 8pm to get your Valentine’s date going! Why not head out for sundowners on The Palm, taking in the sights and sounds of Dubai’s coolest scene. Then retreat to a cozy corner for a night to remember. The look? Pure Miami cool, with high-waisted shorts, strappy sandals and jewels, jewels, jewels!

Shop the look:
Mango tropical print shorts
H&M ribbed body – Use code MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
Zaha ankle strap buckle pin closure sandals body – Use code 6ST004 for upto 22% off
Dune London textured envelope shaped clutch– Use code 6ST004 for upto 22% off
Ancient Greek Sandals chain charm and faux pearl anklet – Use code GULF for upto 10% off
JW Anderson gold-tone twisted earrings – Use code GULF for upto 10% off

Tropical Print Shorts ON SALE

aed 149 Mango
aed229 35

Ribbed Body

aed 85 H&M

Ankle Strap Buckle Pin Closure Sandals Black ON SALE

aed 83 Zaha
aed119 30

Textured Envelope Shaped Clutch with Metallic Strap Detail White

aed 299 Dune London

Chain Charm And Faux Pearl Anklet

aed 205 Ancient Greek Sandals

Gold Tone Twisted Earrings ON SALE

aed 260 JW Anderson
aed865 70

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