Rüya Dubai, Grosvenor House Dubai Marina
Best for: Couples who like to share
The lowdown: Rüya, an award-winning restaurant and bar, will offer Dubai-based couples a romantic culinary experience like no other this Valentine’s Day. The brand’s signature mocktail, Mad Honey, is without doubt one to try, and can be enjoyed sat outside on the twinkling terrace overlooking the Dubai Marina. The bar offers beautiful 360-degree views, and is perfect for a drink before heading into the larger restaurant, where you're able to indulge on delicious Anatolian food that's served to share, and draws inspiration from a number of culinary traditions.
Peyote Dubai, DIFC
Best for: Couples who enjoy Latin American spirit
The lowdown: Take your special someone on a trip to Mexico this Valentine’s Day - head to DIFC's Peyote for a vibrant dinner while immersed in sophisticated surroundings. Bold flavours and delicious dishes are guaranteed to bring love-struck coples even closer together. And for Valentine's Day-only, blood-red roses will adorn the centrepiece of every table. MOJEH recommends the Cornhusk Chicharoon with Beef Tataki Chickpea Puree, followed by the Oaxaca Chocolate for dessert.
DRIFT Beach, One&Only Royal Mirage
Best for: Couples who enjoy luxury
The lowdown: DRIFT Beach is a new destination that's promising something extra special for couples this year, opening its luxurious doors for a memorable dinner. Guests will treat themselves to caviar, freshly shucked oysters and mouthwatering lobster on ice. With tables for two intimately arranged to surround the space's infinity pool, this venue benefits from a glittering view of Dubai's shoreline by night; a panorama that'll be emphasised by dimly-lit lanterns.
Gaucho Dubai, DIFC
Best for: Couples who prefer low-key romance
The lowdown: Thoughout the year, Gaucho produces scrumptious food, and this Valentine's Day is no different. Treat your other half to a magical evening, surrounded by plush furnishings that offer an unrivalled romantic atmosphere that's emphasised by each course, which have been inspired by aphrodisiac ingredients that are set to send sparks flying.
El Chiringuito, The Palm
Best for: Dining under the stars
The Lowdown: Drenched in Dubai’s city lights and surrounded by candlelight on the newly built beach terrace just a few steps away from the water’s edge, El Chiringuito's slow-roasted succulent cuts of meat and fresh fish of the day await couples this Valentine’s Day. Blankets and outdoor heaters prepare you for the cold, while delicious dishes are served, having been prepared to your own personal requirements.