Valentine’s Day fail-safe restaurants
Time is tight so listen up! Here are five last-minute, Valentine's Day options to impress the missus. All you have to do is pick up the phone and book...
Sometimes you just need to roll out some serious pampering, and if you’re a fan of Indian food then you cannot go wrong with the epic seven-course special menu from Atul Kochhar’s kitchen, which comes with a glass of bubbly and a luxury car pick up and drop off.
JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai; 8pm to 11.30pm; Dhs1,500 per couple; jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Author MK Kennedy once stated that sharing food with another human being was “an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly”.
So if you have carefully selected that other human to spend the evening with, you can both be rewarded with the special menu compiled at Dubai’s finest Japanese restaurant – and, yes, their miso black cod is on the menu.
H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai; 7pm to late; Dhs795 per couple; okkudubai.com
Italians have a way with romance, therefore a classic meal from the peninsula is usually a sure-fire route to success. Villa Toscana at the
St. Regis Abu Dhabi is offering a four-course sharing menu with aperitivo and welcome drinks. This should ensure that all you have to do is show up.
St Regis Abu Dhabi; 7pm to 11pm; Dhs600 per person with drinks; stregisabudhabi.com
Single and mad about it? Look no further. Sports bar Velocity is hoping to soothe those aching hearts by throwing an anti-Valentine’s Day party from 4pm to 2am… free entry for singles.
JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai; 4pm to 2am; free entry for singles; jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
For those with 'tricky' vegetarian partners, Junoon at the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road is a smart option. The acclaimed Indian restaurant has prepared both a meat-friendly and meat-fearing five-course set menu for Valentine's Day.
Junoon, Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Dhs540 per person. shangri-la.com/dubai