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Six of the best Valentine’s Day dining deals
It’s not easy to feel like you’re in Paris when you’re really on Sheikh Zayed Road, but somehow you will at La Mome. With its bistro-style interior, soft lighting and classic French dishes, there are few better places in Dubai to spend a romantic evening. Choose from three packages for Valentine’s Day, including a three-course a la carte meal with either a bottle of wine for Dhs990 per couple, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for Dhs1,390 per couple or Veuve Clicquot sparkling rose at Dhs1,590 per couple.
Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 7.30pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3080470. Metro: World Trade Centre. lamomedubai.com
ANANTARA THE PALM DUBAI RESORT
Anantara hotels the world over are known for their Dining by Design deals, and the Palm Jumeirah resort has something really special planned for Valentine’s Day. You and your other half can enjoy their Flavours of the Ocean set menu, which includes oysters and caviar, at a romantic private table on the beach beneath the stars.
East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 7pm to midnight, Dhs3,200 per couple with soft drinks, Dhs3,999 per couple with soft drinks plus one bottle of champagne. Tel: (04) 5678016. Taxi: Anantara Palm Jumeirah. dubai-palm.anantara.com
If your idea of romance involves a sumptuous feast, indulge in a sevencourse meal in the world’s tallest hotel at the award-winning Indian restaurant Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar. The Love Sensations package includes a specially designed tasting menu, a welcome glass of champagne and a luxury car pick-up and drop-off. You can choose between outdoor seating at Dhs1,500 per couple or indoor seating for Dhs1,000 per couple.
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4140000. Metro: Business Bay. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
We’re big fans of the ‘Mediterrasian’ menu at Play, and this Valentine’s Day you can try Playtime, a special fivecourse set menu that combines the restaurant’s best signature dishes, including a Cupid’s Choice dessert. To learn more about Play’s award-winning Chef du Patron Reif Othman, turn to page 24.
H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 7pm to 1am, Dhs1,100 per couple. Tel: (04) 3364444. Metro: Dubai World Trade Centre. playrestaurants.com
If you’re looking for a laid-back vibe this Valentine’s Day, Fume is offering a three-course sharing set menu (plus a glass of sparkling rose) with live music at both its Downtown and Dubai Marina locations. You can also opt for a package with free-flowing house drinks, and there’s a vegetarian sharing set menu option too.
Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Dhs222 per person, Dhs299 per person with house drinks for two hours. Tel: (04) 4215669. Metro: JLT. fume-eatery.com
For an ultra-chic romantic dinner at one of Dubai’s trendiest hotels, book the Splash of Love package at Namu. Located on the 31st floor of the W Hotel, you can tuck into high-end Japanese and Korean cuisine along with four hours of bottomless bubbly. For an additional Dhs100 per person, extend the evening at the hotel’s Wet Deck and dance under the stars.
Al Habtoor City, Business Bay, Dubai, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs1,495 per couple. Tel: (04) 4366666. Metro: Business Bay. wdubaialhabtoorcity.com