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10 Incredibly Romantic Spots in Dubai for Valentine’s Day

You can’t go wrong with the classics.

The most romantic day of the year is right around the corner. Translation: get ready to spoil your sweetheart with splendid views and a delectable meal at one of Dubai’s most romantic restaurants. To save you the hassle of searching for the right place, we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day dining spots across the city for a date you’ll never forget.


Witness a breathtaking sunset together on your romantic day at Babiole. This jewel in the heart of the city boasts panoramic views of the magnificent buildings along Sheikh Zayed Road from midday to late in the evening. Once you shift your gaze from the balcony to your plate, you’ll be treated to scrumptious Mediterranean delicacies such as spanakopita, truffle pizza, and seafood paella.

Babiole, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, 056 515 4665, babioledubai.com, Saturday to Wednesday 12pm – 1am and Thursday to Friday 12pm – 2am 

La Cantine Du Faubourg

Want to whisk your date to a romantic night in Paris while still enjoying the dazzling Dubai cityscape? Go two-for-two with a romantic dinner at La Cantine du Faubourg. Try its Wagyu short ribs and truffled burrata pizza for an unforgettable gastronomical experience. Every dish is a masterpiece by renowned chef Gilles Bosquet, whose menus redefine Parisian cuisine in the most unique of ways.

La Cantine Du Faubourg, 1st floor, Emirates Towers Hotel, Trade Centre 2, 04 352 7105, lacantine.ae, Sunday to Wednesday 12pm – 2am, Thursday 12pm – 3am, Friday 12 5pm & 7pm 3am,Saturday 12pm 5pm & 7om – 2am 


Looking for something a little more casual, but still very intimate? Take your beau to Wavebreaker and relish in an eclectic menu of grilled and smoked meats and seafood plus vegetarian options while enjoying a scenic view of the beach. Share the sea breeze with your sweetheart while sipping spritz and devouring its signature Croque Monsieur dish.

Wavebreaker Beach and Grill, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residences, 04 318 2319, [email protected], 12pm 11pm daily


You can never go wrong with chic fountain views and delicious Italian culinary delights, so mark the occasion with a personalised dining experience at Armani/Ristorante. Enjoy a breathtaking musical show by The Dubai Fountain as you savour Riso al Tartufo paired with an expert recommendation (or two) by the resident sommelier. 

Armani/Ristorante, Burj Khalifa Lobby Level, Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3666, armanihoteldubai.com/dine/armani-ristorante/, 12:30pm – 3pm and 6pm 11pm daily


Switch up your Valentine’s Day game with a cool, upbeat dining experience at Izakaya. Settle in and marvel at its authentic teppanyaki offerings and more! Oh, and don’t forget to join Sake Boy on an instant trip to Japan with the restaurant’s impressive selection of sake.

Izakaya, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, 04 414 3000, jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com, 6pm 12am daily

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Take your date to new heights – quite literally! Enjoy a romantic night at At.Mosphere, located on the 122nd floor of the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa. Overwhelm your senses with gorgeous views of the city, 442 metres from the ground, while basking in the epitome of fine dining.

At.Mosphere, Burj Khalifa, 122nd Floor, Downtown Dubai, 04 888 3828, atmosphereburjkhalifa.com, breakfast 7am – 11am, lunch 1pm – 4pm, dinner 5:30pm – 10:30pm daily


Sit back and indulge in an underwater dining affair at Ossiano in Atlantis, The Palm. Watch the colourful array of sea creatures swim by as you enjoy a hybrid of European and Mediterranean dishes, a magical and sensory experience that you and your loved one will remember for years to come.

Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, 04 426 2626, sevenrooms.com, 6pm – 10pm daily


Celebrate with fun, laidback vibes at this urban and ultra-hip gem at Al Habtoor City. Zoco offers Latin America’s best through a divine combination of traditional and bold flavours paired with a diverse selection of drinks that are sure to wow your date. 

Zoco, Al Habtoor City, 260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, The Atrium, 04 437 0044, zocodubai.com, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 5pm – 1am, Monday and Thursday 5pm – 2am, 12:30pm – 4pm and Friday 5pm – 2am

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The gorgeous pier setting of this award-winning restaurant offers a fresh alternative to your usual al fresco dining experiences. Here, you can feel the breeze and enjoy the stunning blues of the Arabian Gulf as you indulge in a wide selection of rich Italian fare. A word to the wise: you can’t go wrong with Pierchic’s mouth-watering White Truffle selection.

Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, 04 432 3232, jumeirah.com, Sunday & Monday 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Tuesday to Saturday 1pm – 3pm and 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Tong Thai

This JW MarriottMarquis restaurant stays true to its Thai identity through vibrant décor and an extensive menu of contemporary, yet ethnocentric flavours. The culinary team has mastered the art of Thai classics and street food with an elegant twist, so if you and your beau love Thai cuisine, this one’s for you.

Tong Thai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, 04 414 6418, jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com, 6pm to 12am daily


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Applelicious Delights: Top 3 Irresistible Desserts

Sweet Apple Bliss

When it comes to desserts, apples are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in various ways. From classic apple pies to unique and creative treats, there’s no shortage of apple desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. These top 3 irresistible apple desserts are sure to become your new favourites.

Classic Apple Pie

This timeless dessert is a staple in many households around Dubai. The flaky crust, warm apple filling, and aromatic spices make this a winner.

Serving Size:
4 – 6
1 Hour

To make a classic apple pie, you’ll need:


  • 6-7 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Add the sliced apples to the bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the sugar mixture.
  5. Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust and dot the top with small pieces of butter.
  7. Roll out the second pie crust and place it on top of the apples. Crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  8. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  9. Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  11. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.


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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

We urge you to try these caramel apple cheesecake bars. The combination of creamy cheesecake, tart apples, and gooey caramel is a match made in dessert heaven. Perfect for a party, a celebration or just for a picnic, and they’re sure to pull on the heart strings of your loved ones.

Serving Size:
50 Min

To make caramel apple cheesecake bars, you’ll need:


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the graham cracker crust.
  7. Sprinkle the diced apples over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apples.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centre is set.
  10. Let the bars cool before slicing and serving.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

If you love to experiment I’m the kitchen, it’s time you tried these baked apple cider doughnuts. These doughnuts are moist, flavourful, and have a subtle apple cider taste that will leave you wanting more. Plus, they’re baked instead of fried, making them a healthier option for your kids, coworkers or friends!

Serving Size:
30 Min

To make baked apple cider doughnuts, you’ll need:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider, melted butter, Greek yoghurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling each mould about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let the doughnuts cool before removing them from the pan.
  8. Optional: Dip the top of the doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for added flavour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Classic Apple Pie a timeless favourite, and are there any variations to enhance its flavour profile?

Classic Apple Pie is beloved for its comforting blend of sweet and tart apples encased in a flaky crust. The timeless recipe provides insights into creative variations, ensuring your apple pie experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

How do Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars combine the richness of cheesecake with the sweet crunch of caramelized apples, and can they be customized for dietary preferences?

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars offer a decadent fusion of creamy cheesecake and luscious caramelized apples. The delightful marriage of flavours can be achieved by substituting sugar with Our Allulose Sweetener to accommodate your dietary preference, ensuring everyone can indulge in this heavenly treat. Our Allulose Sweetener is a non-GMO corn-based natural sweetener. It tastes just like sugar, with a clean and moderate sweetness and no aftertaste. Because Allulose is not digested by the body, it has extremely few calories and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Allulose offers roughly 70% of the sweetness and intensity of sugar without any of the health hazards. As a result, it is becoming more common as a sweetener in food and beverages. Allulose has the remarkable feature of browning like sugar, making it the preferred sugar alternative for baking. Allulose has been demonstrated in studies to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as aid in weight loss.


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