Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day 2022: The best dining deals in Abu Dhabi

February is celebrated all over the world as the month of love and it’s no different here at FACT. We’ve got your Valentine’s Day plans and presents sorted with dinner dates to spoil your special someone… 

Amerigos

Celebrate Valentine’ Day in Mexican style with your loved one and friends. Enjoy a two-course set menu drizzled with red velvety love and accompanied with four house beverages. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 159 (two-course set menu with four beverages).

GO: Call 02 656 2000 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Amici

Inspired by Tuscan flavours, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s popular Italian restaurant guarantees a romantic dine-cation under the Arabian stars. Spoil your loved one with a three-course set menu while sipping on Italian bubbles. Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 10:30pm. AED 260 per person (three-course menu and a glass of bubbly).

GO: Email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com or call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Angar

Get ready to spice up the night and surprise your better half with a playful three-course menu featuring a modern twist on traditional Indian dishes. Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 10:30pm. AED 200 per person (three-course menu and a glass of bubbly).

GO: Email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com or call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Barfly by Buddha-Bar

Dine on Asian delights with a specially curated Asian-Fusion three-course set menu for Valentine’s Day. With indoor and outdoor seating available, the ambience makes for an attractive place to celebrate with your loved one. Monday 14 February, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 295 per person.

GO: Call 05 6177 7557 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Barouk

Bring your partner for a romantic Lebanese Night with a range of Arabian favourites and live music by Maestro Rabah and Celebrity Singer Ziad Murad. Monday 14 February, from 9pm. AED 499 per couple (including a bottle of sparkling grape).

GO: Call 02 656 3000 for reservations and more information.

Yas Island Valentine's

BBQ Al Qasr

Guests will enjoy an evening of blissful romance overlooking the serene waters of the bay, with a specially curated five-course St. Valentine’s barbeque menu. Start with salmon and caviar, paired with smoked salmon. Then, with the soothing sound of the sea, continue the marine rendezvous with lobster and beetroot, followed by a turbot fillet complemented with violette artichokes and exotic Piment d’Espelette. After an epic finale of Wagyu tenderloin and scallops with foie gras foam, revel in everlasting love with Je T’Aime Ma Cherry – a decadent dessert with Madagascar’s famed Manjari chocolate, roasted cherry and thyme. Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 850 per person.

GO: Email epauh-reservations@mohg.com or call 02 690 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Café del Mar Abu Dhabi

Valentine’s Day at Café del Mar Abu Dhabi features a five-course set menu of amorous delights, bespoke cocktails and celebratory bubbly. The menu features char-broiled oysters, strawberry gazpacho, seared scallops, sous vide lobster medallion and 18-hour slow-roasted beef short ribs. The enchanting evening draws to a close with a raspberry cheesecake served with caramel ice cream. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 999 per couple (including a bottle of pink sparkling) and AED 1,499 (including a bottle of Carbone Champagne).

GO: Visit www.cafedelmarabudhabi.com or call 050 402 2283 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Café Milano

Chef Delfino Chiarello has prepared a Valentine’s menu featuring fried tempura oyster, pan-roasted scallops with crispy artichoke, house-made beetroot ravioli with lobster and a choice of either roasted sea bass or pan-roasted lamb saddle for the main course. The meal culminates with a chocolate heart with lime-rose lychee mousse and raspberry sorbet. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to midnight. AED 590 per person, including a welcome drink

GO: Call 02 333 2222 for reservations and more information.

Cafe Milano

Cyan Brasserie 

Explore the rich culinary heritage of France and experience “Joie de vivre” and panoramic views of the capital at Cyan Brasserie. The venue’s customised Valentine’s Day experience features personal details woven into the evening and a four-course menu featuring eight intricate dishes. Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 320 (soft beverages), AED 420 (house beverages) and AED 520 (Champagne).

GO: Call 056 544 8158 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 of the finest ingredients bringing an authentic taste of Italy to your plate. Available Saturday 12 to Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 400 (inclusive of two glasses of bubbly) and AED 450 per (inclusive of one bottle of bubbly).

GO: Call 02 307 5555 for bookings and more information.

Dinos Bistro

Eclipse Terrace & Lounge

Eclipse Terrace & Lounge’s chefs and mixologists will serve an expertly crafted set menu to help guests say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. The Asian-fusion menu will feature a homemade brioche doughnut with wild mushroom cream, beef tartare with crispy leek, sea bass sashimi, rainbow maki or the crispy fried chicken bites. A choice of two main courses follows, including chicken roulade stuffed with black truffle or the 54C sous vide lobster tail with asparagus and Thermidor sauce. A selection of desserts such as berry pavlova, Amalfi cake or strawberry Swiss roll concludes the romantic evening. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to midnight. 

GO: Call 02 333 2444 for reservations and more information.

Eclipse

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

For the ultimate gesture of love on the most romantic day of the year, the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr team will set up an intimate candle-lit dinner within the poolside cabanas. Expect a silver service three-course set menu, a welcome drink, a rose for the lady and an atmospheric bonfire. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 11:30pm. AED 595 per couple (soft beverages) and AED 895 per couple (house beverages).

GO: Call 056 502 4999 for reservations and more information.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Filini Garden

Head to the FACT award-winning ‘favourite Italian casual dining restaurant 2021‘ for a night of romance under the stars. Treat your loved one to a five-course set menu served poolside, with stunning island views, a bouquet and discreet personalised service. It’s bound to be an evening to remember. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 1,229 per couple (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.yasplazahotels.com or call 02 656 2000 for reservations and more information. 

Filini Garden

Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi

Infused with classic French style and boasting a decadent dining room inspired by the original Fouquet’s on the Champs-Elysées, there is nowhere more fitting for a romantic celebration than Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi. Carefully crafted by acclaimed Chef Pierre Gagnaire, the four-course menu begins with amorous appetisers such as seafood tartare and potato gnocchi with black truffle, followed by showstopping mains including a grand fricassee of lobster with ginger and dodo sauce. The enchanting evening will be drawn to a charming close with a serving of decadent ‘Lovers Cake.’ Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 1am. AED 450 per person.

GO: Email contact-fouquets-abudhabi@groupebarriere.com. or call 02 205 4200 for reservations and more information. 

Fouqets

Grills@Chill’O

Spice up your romance with a sizzling three-course menu at Grills@Chill’O. Pairing a delightful outdoor dining experience with views over Lulu Island, toast to your love as you indulge in Mediterranean cuisine with sparkling beverages and live music. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 1am. AED 390 per couple (soft beverages), AED 630 per couple (house beverages) and AED 850 per couple (Moet & Chandon).

GO: Call 02 813 7777 for reservation and more information.

Grills@ChillO

Jazz Bar & Dining

Enjoy a romantic table set up at the capitals premier Jazz Bar and indulge in a three-course set menu accompanied by unique Valentine’s Day beverages. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 3am. AED 599 per couple (with a glass of Italian bubbly and two signature mixed beverages with the main course).

GO: Call 02 692 4247 for reservations and more information.

Jazz Bar

Kamoon

Surprise your valentine with a romantic culinary dining experience at Kamoon restaurant. Expect traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, sea views and oud music. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to midnight. AED 499 per couple (four-course menu with sea view table) and AED 399 per couple (other tables). 

GO: Email kamoon.khalidiya@rotana.com or call 02 657 0111 for reservations and more information.

Kamoon

Khayal

Celebrate romance with a lavish dinner at Khayal restaurant which will offer a selection of international cuisines and Valentine-inspired desserts curated specially for the amorous occasion. With many seating options, we’d suggest you try and secure one of the raised tables that appear to be ‘floating’ amongst the water features to add to the romantic atmosphere. Monday 14 February, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 350 per couple.

GO: Call 02 201 4131 for reservations and more information.

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

Le Bistrot

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Corniche is a property with a legacy for fine food and strong service. The five-star resort has recently reopened following an extensive renovation which has modernised the entire property and brought a new French restaurant, Le Bistrot. Experience a romantic three-course dinner inclusive of one glass of bubbly per person.

GO: Visit www.adnh.com for more information.

Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Li Jiang

For those looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an Asian twist, Li Jiang promises a memorable evening with an indulgent five-course set menu that includes aphrodisiacs such as lobster and caviar. The charming outdoor dining area boasts an incredible view of The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the perfect backdrop for that potential proposal. Monday 14 February, from 5pm to 11pm. AED 550 per couple.

GO: Call 02 818 8203 for reservations and more information.

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Market Kitchen

For an intimate Valentine’s Day celebration, Market Kitchen’s De’Vine’ table brunch will be injected with a romantic twist to honour the momentous occasion. Known for its sophisticated dining room that beautifully combines the traditional farmhouse kitchen with distinct modern touches, Market Kitchen’s farm-to-table concept will offer a flavoursome sharing menu for diners to enjoy with their nearest and dearest. Friday 11 February, from 7pm to 10pm and Saturday 12 February, from 12:30pm to 4pm. Packages from AED 250 per person. 

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.

Market Kitchen

Mekong

Treat your sweetheart to a five-course Valentine’s set menu at Asian-fusion restaurant Mekong. Enjoy the finest of Southeast Asian flavours complemented by free-flowing beverages. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 495 per couple (soft beverages) and AED 595 per couple (house beverages).

GO: Email emdining@anantara.com or call 056 503 5121 for reservations and more information.

Abu Dhabi Hotel

Mermaid Restaurant

Mermaid Restaurant sets the mood for Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner by the beach at Saadiyat Island. Diners can enjoy a glass of bubbly, followed by a five-course fine-dining meal with grape pairing and a romantic live performance by a band. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 799 per couple.

GO: Visit www.rixos.com for reservations and more information.

Mermaid Restaurant

Mijana

Celebrate with your significant other under the night sky on the terrace at Mijana. Savour Lebanese flavours with a sharing-style menu for the lovebirds and indulge in truffle labneh, shrimp kunafa and a generous spread of seafood and prime meat cuts cooked to perfection. Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 400 per couple (soft beverages) and AED 500 per couple (including two glasses of bubbly.

GO: Call 02 818 8203 for reservations and more information.

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Namak

The FACT award-winning Namak promises to provide an exquisite Indian dining experience peppered with global influences this Valentine’s Day. Relive your romantic stories over an intimate five-course set menu, with dishes inspired by the regional flavours of India, along with a special welcome drink. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 345 per couple (inclusive of a welcome beverage).

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

Namak

Paradiso Abu Dhabi 

The chic Mediterranean restaurant will host a romantic Valentine’s celebration, complete with delicious food, perfumed signature cocktails and a live band. Paradiso’s a la carte menu draws upon Italian heritage, with delightful dishes that imbue the traditions of craftsmanship, excellence and charm with unexpected twists. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to midnight. Expect a minimum spend of AED 250 per person. 

GO: Visit www.paradisoabudhabi.com or call 050 437 2869 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Pepper Restaurant 

Pepper Restaurant is ideal for enjoying a romantic Valentine’s Day meal. A beautiful set menu for the occasion includes truffle parmesan mousse with smoked duck, seared scallops, pan-seared cod and a dessert of raspberry mousse. Monday 14 February, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. AED 449 per couple.

GO: Call 02 501 6444 for reservations and more information.

Pepper Restaurant

Si Ristorante

This February, couples can celebrate in traditional style at Italian restaurant Si Ristorante with a four-course Italian dining experience, including a romantic table set up with rose petals and a rose for the ladies. The evening will be complemented with a trumpet player to create a romantic atmosphere. Available 10 to 16 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 375 per person (food only).

GO: Call 02 697 0000 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

SOLE 

Offering a contemporary take on Italian cuisine this Valentine’s Day, SOLE provides intimate indoor seating or romantic al fresco dining on the poolside terrace. The restaurant’s fun-loving nature is experienced through a range of signature dishes presented as a special set menu to celebrate the occasion. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to midnight. AED 360 per person.

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

SOLE

Stratos

With a reputation to match its stratospheric name, celebrate love in the sky at Stratos this Valentine’s Day. Abu Dhabi’s only revolving restaurant and lounge provides 360-degree views of the city during each 90-minute revolution and a special four-course grill menu curated for the romantic occasion. The setting is complemented by a bottle of red, white or sparkling grape. Monday 14 February, from 7pm. AED 495 (four-course menu and a bottle of grape).

GO: Email restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.

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The Director’s Club

Book a romantic dinner at The Director’s Club, the movie-themed steakhouse at The WB Abu Dhabi on Yas Island. The hotel’s signature restaurant will serve a sophisticated ‘His and Her’ set menu on Valentine’s Day, including delicious grills and indulgent sharing desserts. Warner Bros. resident characters will also visit the restaurant to greet couples and make the experience truly memorable. Friday 11 to Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 700 per couple (food only) and AED 850 per couple (with grape pairing).

GO: Email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com or call 02 815 0000 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

The Forge

For those looking to enjoy an intimate dinner with their beloved, stylish steak restaurant, The Forge has created a romantic three-course set menu that includes specialities such as caviar and Wagyu beef. With its chic setting and impeccable service, The Forge has all the ingredients needed for a sophisticated date night. Monday 14 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 550 per couple.

GO: Call 02 818 8203 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

The Grill

The Grill at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi offers special occasion dining and fine contemporary cuisine. The sleek venue has introduced a tailored dining experience for couples, featuring a four-course dinner, decorated tables, dimmed lights, and romantic background music for Valentine’s Day. Expect playful interiors, an open kitchen and the option to dine al fresco to make the occasion truly special. Available Saturday 12 to Monday 14 February, from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. AED 450 per couple. 

GO: Call 02 201 4131 for reservations and more information.

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

The Trilogy by Buddha-Bar

Siddharta Lounge, Bushra or Zeera have come together to host a glamorous dinner on Valentine’s Day. Encompassing three decadent set menus of creative flavour-filled bites and sweet desserts, the amorous journey includes a selection of house or soft beverages. With entertainment, uplifting beats and gorgeous vistas, couples are invited to celebrate their love and create treasured memories. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to 2am. AED 325 per person (soft beverages) or AED 375 per person (welcome bubby and a bottle of grapes).

GO: Visit www.thetrilogybybuddhabar.com for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Tori No Su

Tori No Su presents diners with an exciting array of Japanese dishes and alluring beverages this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a specially prepared set menu prepared by Japanese chef Yosuke Matsuoka. Monday 14 February, from 7pm to midnight. AED 450 per person.

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Turtle Bay Bar & Grill

The al fresco venue known for grills from the land and sea welcomes guests with a five-course Valentine’s menu complemented by soft beverages. Available 10 to 16 February, from 6pm to 10:30pm. AED 425 per person. 

GO: Call 02 697 0000 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen will host an early Valentine’s Day brunch that will let you traverse various stations of global cuisines, including seafood, a meat carving station, sushi and dishes from signature restaurants – Benjarong and Namak. Saturday 12 February, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 270 (soft beverages), AED 400 (house beverages) and AED 90 (children).

GO: Email reservation.table@dusit.com or call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

VaKaVa

Valentine’s dinner at VaKaVa invites guests to embark on an epicurean experience. Savour a fusion of Latin American flavours from acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval with a special four-course sharing menu designed specifically for Valentine’s Day. Sunday 13 February, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 380 per person. 

GO: Email etihadtowers.fbreservations@conradhotels.com or call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.

Valentine's Day dining Abu Dhabi

West Bay Abu Dhabi

Remove the stress from cooking this Valentine’s Day and visit the FACT award-winning West Bay Abu Dhabi for an idyllic beachfront escape. Situated on the shoreline with views of the Abu Dhabi skyline and waters of the Arabian Gulf, dine on a three-course set menu and receive one red rose, one bottle of Prosecco or two romantic mocktails. Monday 14 February, from 12pm to 11pm. 

GO: Visit westbayabudhabi.com for reservations and more information.

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