Hate it or love it, the capital celebrates V-Day with enthusiasm.
February is celebrated worldwide as the month of love and is no different here at FACT HQ. Whether you're in a committed relationship, single, or somewhere in between, these are the best places to celebrate Valentine's Day in Abu Dhabi.
Acres Grill House
Elevate your Valentine's Day experience with an exquisite set menu featuring an amuse-bouche, three courses and a welcoming glass of bubbly. Immerse yourself in the perfect ambience enhanced by live music, balloons, and candles, creating a romantic atmosphere. As a special touch, ladies will be presented with a red rose. Wednesday, 14 February, from 6pm to 10pm. AED 499 per couple.
Prepare for a taste of Italian romance in Abu Dhabi at Antonia. This place brings a mix of glam and retro vibes while serving up an appealing four-course menu in a casual setting. From Beef Carpaccio, Burrata Salad and Sea Bass Carpaccio to Lobster Tonnarelli Pasta and Veal Meatballs, Chef Simone Federici has got you covered. The evening will also include oysters and Prosecco on arrival. Wednesday, 1 February, from 7pm. AED495 per couple (four-course sharing menu with house wine, beer, coffee, tea and water)
GO: Call 02 667 2554 for reservations and more information.
Louvre Abu Dhabi's Art Lounge beckons couples to embrace Valentine's Day with a meal involving breathtaking panoramas, sophisticated bites, and lively vibes. Situated on the rooftop, indulge in locally sourced Dibba Bay oysters, king crab legs, mussels mariniere, Omani prawns, salmon gravlax and yellowtail tuna tartare, paired with a glass of French rosé. To immortalise the moment, each couple is invited to contribute a love letter to the illuminated tree at the heart of the venue. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 399 per couple.
GO: Call 02 205 4225 for reservations and more information.
Indulge in the enchantment of Eterno, a Valentine's Day set menu that goes beyond the usual at the Beach House restaurant. The five-course set menu includes a complimentary sparkling drink while you immerse yourself in the romantic ambience heightened by live music. Wednesday 14 February. AED 690 per couple
GO: Call 056 413 9894 for reservations and more information.
Awaken your senses with the Flavourful Romance experience at Benjarong, where the artistry of Thai cuisine harmonises with the essence of love. Immerse yourself in a five-course Thai dinner that will create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 349 per couple (including two house beverages).
Broadway in Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental celebrates Valentine's Day with the magician and mentalist Drummond Money-Coutts. Guests will enjoy a live theatre experience and a three-course dinner amidst the restaurant's captivating surroundings. Menu highlights include Oscietra Caviar, Fine de Claire N.2 oysters with Apple, Poached Corn Fed Chicken and Foie Terrine, Scallop and Lobster Tortellini bathed in a shellfish consommé, and Beef Filet Rossin. To conclude the culinary journey, a Pavlova will be served. Wednesday 14 February, from 7pm. AED 600 (welcome drink only with second or third-row seating), AED 950 (welcome drink and a three-course set menu with second or third-row seating), AED 1,450 (welcome drink and a three-course set menu with first-row seating) and AED 1,950 (welcome drink and a three-course set menu at the magician's table).
GO: Call 02 690 7999 for reservations and more information.
Catch at St. Regis
Set the scene for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner with the monochrome dinner at Catch at St. Regis. The beachfront venue transforms into a dreamy oasis where the opulent table settings, ethereal décor, and dishes exude timeless charm synonymous with The St. Regis luxury. The dinner features Hokkaido scallops paired with white pomelo, a Snow crab served with white peach, and a Valentine's Day roll boasting a trio of sushi varieties. Diners can also enjoy Patagonian toothfish with Jerusalem artichoke and white asparagus, followed by an ivory sphere and white heart for dessert. Wednesday, 14 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 1,000 per couple.
COYA Abu Dhabi
This Valentine's Day, COYA Abu Dhabi unveils an authentically Peruvian celebration in honour of Valentine's Day that showcases a special sharing platter and dessert, complemented by the option of a Rosé Champagne package to elevate the evening. The platter features Ceviches, Maki Roll de Langostinos Tigre and Tacos de Res Wagyu. Once guests have savoured the elegant Peruvian bites, the Delicia de San Valentin dessert, featuring blood orange marquise, red fruit sorbet, raspberries, and cotton candy, provides an exquisite, sweet conclusion. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 338 for the Valentine's Day Platter and AED 72 for the Delicia de San Valentin dessert.
GO: Call 02 306 7000 for reservations and more information.
Dino’s Bistro Italiano
Love is on the menu this Valentine's Day at Dino's Bistro Italiano, with a four-course menu that brings a true taste of Italy to your plate. Expect Italian classics paired with red wine, white wine, or Prosecco. Wednesday, 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 350 (inclusive of one glass of bubbly) and AED 400 per (inclusive of one bottle of bubbly).
GO: Call 02 307 5555 for reservations and more information.
As the sun sets on Valentine's Day, immerse yourself in the ambience of Filini Garden's Sunset Supper & Serenade, featuring a live saxophone performer. This special package includes a romantic dinner and a shared bottle of prosecco to be enjoyed while the melodies of the live saxophonist serenade you and your loved one. Wednesday, 14 February, from 5:30pm.
GO: Call 02 656 2000 for reservations and more information.
Fouquet's Abu Dhabi
Distinguished by the MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi, the acclaimed Fouquet's Abu Dhabi offers a romantic and sophisticated setting ideally suited for Valentine's Day. Curated with love by Culinary Director Chef Balveer Balkissoon in collaboration with Chef Pierre Gagnaire, the menu captures the glamour and allure of Paris. Expect an amuse-bouche of smoked stracciatella, avocado sorbet, and Oscietra caviar, followed by a choice of Wagyu beef carpaccio with foie gras and rice cake or marinated sea scallops with sweet prawns and yuzu. For the main event, couples can choose between the roasted blue lobster with brown butter and pan-fried sole, or the Wagyu beef tenderloin with black truffle mashed potatoes. Couples are then treated to a double-heart-shaped cake. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 450 per person.
GO: Call 02 205 4200 for reservations and more information.
Enjoy an evening of sophistication at Hickory's, where the terrace offers views of the scenic golf course, mangroves, and the gracefully contoured coastline. Impress your date in a picturesque setting as you unwind and indulge in a set menu complemented by delightful extras such as fresh flowers and bubbly. Wednesday, 14 February, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 490 per couple (three-course set menu on the lawn, two glasses of bubbly, and a rose on arrival) or AED 1,950 per couple (four-course set menu on the jetty, a bottle of Champagne, and a bouquet of roses on arrival).
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
Embark on a captivating culinary journey with Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill's Valentine's Day set menu. The romantic evening begins with Nordic Salmon Gravlax and an Oyster and Tuna Tartare. For the main course, indulge in either the Grilled Angus Tenderloin or Mediterranean Baked Sole Fillet before concluding your meal with the delightful Lovers Surprise. Wednesday 14 February from 7pm. AED 350 per person.
GO: Visit https://widget.servmeco.com for reservations and more information.
Embark on an enchanting journey at the FACT award winning Maté Restaurant and delve into "Passion Unleashed: A Tango Love Tale" this Valentine's Day. The five-course set menu includes a complimentary sparkling drink, promising a culinary odyssey that mirrors the intensity of tango. Elevating the evening further, entertainment featuring Tango dancers will infuse drama and flair into your celebration. Wednesday, 14 February from 5pm to 1am. AED 690 per couple.
GO: Call 054 309 6027 for reservations and more information.
Chef Mario Loi has crafted a magical Valentine's Day dining experience at MIKA. This one-night-only event overlooking Yas Marina presents a welcome glass of Taittinger Brut Rèserve, followed by a five-course menu featuring Prat-ar-com oysters with pink peppercorn and clamato, Burrata with gazpacho and roasted peach, Beef Prosciutto Wood-Fired Flatbread, Handmade Spaghetti adorned with Spanner Crab, Sanchoku Wagyu Beef Steak and a Floating Rose Meringue for dessert. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 370 per person.
GO: Visit https://mika.ae for reservations and more information.
Delve into the enchanting world of Bollywood with Namak's Romantic Menu Saga at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a five-course Valentine's meal that pays homage to iconic Bollywood romances, featuring a meticulously crafted culinary safa that mirrors the spirit of love. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 349 per couple (including two glasses of sparkling wine or mocktails).
NIRI Restaurant & Bar
Book a table at the FACT Award-winning NIRI Restaurant & Bar this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a delicious Japanese offering. The beachfront venue offers a warm and comfortable dining experience, boasting impeccable service, stylish interiors and superior sunset views. Couples will enjoy a five-course menu curated by Head chef and sushi master, Yasuyuki Takemoto. Tuesday 14 February, from 12pm to 11pm. AED 375 per person (including a carafe of sake or two glasses of rose wine)
GO: Visit www.nirirestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
It's not often that a steakhouse labels itself as rock and roll, but we can see why when it is as effortlessly cool as Oak Room. The renowned restaurant may have photos of rock bands on the wall, but it puts classic British food in the spotlight. On Valentine's Day, diners can expect an intimate multi-course menu. Available from 14 to 17 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 700 per couple (food only) and AED 900 per couple (food and a bottle of Champagne).
Set against the backdrop of a stunning waterfront terrace above the waters of the Arabian Gulf, the Valentine’s Day menu at Paradiso draws inspiration from the sun-kissed Italian Riviera. As enchanting tunes from a live singer set the mood for romance, guests will dine on Palm Heart Salad or the Paradiso Gamberetti to start. The main course options include Beef Ribs Ravioli, Omani Prawns Spaghetti and Truffle-baked Gnocchi. A curated dessert menu features Mango Pavlova, Paradiso Tiramisu and Strawberry Cheesecake. Wednesday, 14 February. AED 350 per person (soft beverages) or AED 450 per person (house beverages).
Experience a Valentine's Day high in the sky at Ray's Grill, situated on the 63rd floor of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Offering skyline views that set the stage for an evening of elevated romance, guests can enjoy a three-course menu meticulously crafted by Conrad's team of talented chefs. Wednesday, 14 December, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 400 per person (three-course set menu).
GO: Visit www.sevenrooms.com for reservations and more information.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Indulge in a delightful Valentine's Day experience at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club restaurant, where comfortable outdoor seating and a sprawling terrace offer panoramic views of the Gary Player-designed course. Immerse yourself in an inviting ambience while enjoying a four-course set menu paired with exquisite wine selections. Wednesday, 14 February, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 950 per couple.
Embrace the spirit of love with a Middle Eastern buffet at Sofra bld, the international restaurant in Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in the magic of Arabian hospitality and surprise your loved one with welcome beverages and an array of international and Middle Eastern specialities, expertly showcased through multiple live cooking stations. Wednesday 14, February from 6pm to 11pm. AED 280 per couple (including a welcome beverage).
GO: Visit www.shangri-la.com for reservations and more information.
Embark on an enchanting evening at Teatro, where romance takes centre stage. Surrounded by an intimate ambiance, enjoy three amuse-bouches, followed by a Tomato Consommé Soup, Beets Risotto, Grilled Dry Aged Rib Eye AUS or Boston Lobster. Conclude the meal with a Valentine's Day Pavlova. Wednesday 14 February, from 6pm. AED 549 per couple.
GO: Call 02 657 3317 for reservations and more information.
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, with a special meal at The Grill. Immerse yourself in an evening of romance at this steakhouse known for its culinary excellence. The restaurant provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable Valentine's Day, featuring elegantly adorned tables, soft lighting, and romantic background music. Wednesday, 14 February from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm. AED 495 per couple (four-course menu) or AED 650 per couple (four-course menu and a bottle of grape).
The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar
The FACT Award-winning venue, with its chic urban interiors and an irresistible menu of small plates, is ideal for Valentine's Day in Abu Dhabi. A themed menu will be paired with a selection of global wines to commemorate the occasion. Wednesday, 14 February, from 5pm to 11pm. AED 350 (inclusive of one glass of bubbly) and AED 400 per (inclusive of one bottle of bubbly).
GO: Call 02 307 5552 for reservations and more information.