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
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
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
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