Whether you're spending Valentine's Day with a loved one or just looking for somewhere romantic to dine alone, we have the perfect list for you. We've put gathered the most romantic restaurants in Dubai to make this Valentine's Day a memorable one.
Make sure to make your reservation ASAP, you don't want to be looking up "date ideas in Dubai" the night before Valentine's Day.
If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant, then this elegant venue staffed by an award-winning team provides a delectable choice of traditional Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. As described in many Dubai restaurant guides, guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed dinner complemented with live or classical music for an authentic Italian dining experience.
Bringing a little bit of Ibiza to Dubai, this trendy restaurant is surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Arabian Gulf on The Palm. With the ultimate laid back vibe, in a gorgeous poolside setting, El Chiringuito epitomizes holiday style. Serving up concept Mediterranean cuisine influenced by French and Ibicenco flavours, you won’t want to leave.
Located at Grosvenor House in the Dubai Marina, Ruya is known for serving up Anatolian dishes that captures the heart of traditional and modern Turkey. With a bar & lounge, alongside the restaurant, the look is contemporary and progressive. Dishes are artistically presented with care and flair, taking you on a culinary journey that encapsulates the vibrant and varied tastes from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.
For Valentine's Day, Ruya will have live music, an a la carte menu, and romantic tables along with their beautiful terrace.
Set out along the pristine shoreline overlooking the Arabian Gulf and boasting mesmerizing views of Dubai’s iconic skyline, Aegean restaurant serves a delectable fusion of Mediterranean and oriental seafood dishes.
The eye-catching design of Catch restaurant at the Fairmont Dubai adds to the dining experience. Bare stonewalls and rustic nautical decorations set the scene for a fun time. Large circular seating for large groups is available, as well as smaller tables for more private dining. The menu is an eclectic seafood fare with dishes from around the world, including American surf & turf and a selection of Mediterranean options.
Known for its opulence and decadence, Dubai has become a leading city in the culinary world and a playground for the elite. Bagatelle Dubai is counted among the top restaurants in the city, and welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience the ultimate joie de vivre lifestyle.
Embracing a prime position overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge pays tribute to the three S’s – sea views, solitude and shisha. Offering a Mediterranean twist to fresh grilled seafood, this restaurant will also captivate guests with Marseille Bouillabaisse, a Lobster Linguini and a traditional yet creative take on the Organic Tomato Salad. The sharing seafood platter, is a dream for seafood lovers and includes shrimps, king crab legs, sea snails, clams, Fine de Claire oysters, lobster and topped with vintage caviar. A shisha menu composed of bespoke flavours and blends, as well as a wide selection of Mediterranean white and rose vintages, sets the scene for the perfect sundowner experience.
40 Kong, at the H Hotel Dubai, is a unique addition the Dubai nightlife scene. The restaurant is comprised of a rooftop lounge and restaurant on the 40th floor of the hotel. Overlooking Dubai's busiest street, the venue is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The latest character led, gastronomic destination at Fairmont The Palm is Little Miss India and central to the story is the eclectic and extravagant ‘Mistress’ of the mansion Little Miss India herself, otherwise known as the fictional character Mohini Singh, who takes diners on a unique journey through her worldly travels, amazing achievements and an eccentric menu in her very own home. This quirky concept fuses a vibrant and colonial restaurant, lounge bar to tell a personal story, allowing guests to explore the incredible quality, history and diversity of Indian cuisine.
Focusing on regional Indian flavours, the restaurant and bar menu includes a selection of delectable sharing style dishes, perfect for groups of friends or family. Cooking with only the freshest of ingredients, all spice mixtures, marinades and pickles are ‘house-made’ by the mansion’s culinary team using traditional preparation techniques.
Complementing the menu, a choice of exotic and fragrant mocktails and beverages will be poured from its uncoventional bar, a heavily painted truck, alongside its extensive beverage menu. What’s more, to end an evening of mouthwatering food and drinks, guests can sit back and take in the breathtaking views of Dubai Marine skyline.
Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a contemporary brasserie, with an uncomplicated and produce driven menu serving seafood, salads, pizzas and steak, which can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, the cocktail Pearl Bar or at the rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the Burj Khalifa. Each design element within the venue explores ideas of the sea, from the oyster with its combination of smooth sensual surface and textured outer surface to the oceanic tones and colours of corals and pearlescent hues.
From award winning seafood Chef Nathan Outlaw, comes Al Mahara at the luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel. With a focus on simplicity, each and every dish is a meticulously crafted work of art for your taste buds. Enjoy your dinner while surrounded by a live aquarium display that will captivate you throughout the night and be sure to take your dining experience to an elevated level.
With a name inspired by 15th century nautical explorers, Zheng He's has made its mark on the Dubai food scene with its innovative yet authentic Chinese cuisine. Located in the Mina A'salam hotel, the restaurant is ideally located in the most illustrious areas of Dubai, perfectly suiting its chic interiors. Guests can enjoy an extensive selection of Chinese dishes while overlooking a beautiful view.
Enjoy delicious freshly prepared seafood overlooking the famous Burj Al Arab, at Rockfish located in the Jumeirah Naseem Hotel. A perfect blend between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, this restaurant is sure to delight all palettes. With its location so close to the sea, you can expect only the freshest selection of seafood served daily. A must try for seafood lovers in Dubai.
Located on the 25th floor of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, La Parrilla offers views out over the Arabian Gulf and the Burj Al Arab. This is a South American themed restaurant, so the menu is interactive with a number of small tapas style dishes and hot stones for cooking meat at your table. Throughout the month there is entertainment from singers and dancers to make your meal more enjoyable.
The Meat Co., located at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah in Umm Suqeim, is one of the most well known fine-dining steakhouses in Dubai, offering a global selection of premium cuts of meats and South African-inspired dishes. The venue features a sprawling outdoor terrace with a panoramic view of the Burj Al Arab and the waterways, while inside the vibe is dark, bustling and masculine.
La Serre is a two storey French bistro in the centre of downtown Dubai. Encased in glass the first floor is a boulangerie serving freshly baked bread daily and a breakfast menu. While the second floor is an elegant French bistro, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean. There is the option of dining at the chef’s table so you can gain a first hand introduction to the menu and food of the region.
ZOCO is a beautifully styled restaurant with a striking ceiling feature, immediately adding dramatic flair to the dining experience. The menu is contemporary Latin American and Mexican cooking, with some classic comfort food favourites on offer. Located at the Atrium in Al Habtoor City this restaurant is a vibrant place to head for an evening or brunch out in Dubai.
Diners at the City Grill will experience the authentic South African experience in the heart of Dubai. Perfect for the carnivores out there, with prime sizzling steaks, juicy racks of lamb and fresh salads. The interior is modern and sophisticated ensuring diners focus on the flavours of the region. There is also an extensive wine list featuring a number of classic South African vintages.
A popular venue for romantic, candlelit dinners, for happy hours and sunsets or simply a place to enjoy classic dishes and crafted beverages with friends – the Observatory Bar & Grill is a well-known Dubai favorite. Highlighting the combination of a vibrant bar and exciting restaurant with exceptional service, great food and beverages, the restaurant has one of the best 360 panoramic views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.
Located on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, At.mosphere is the highest bar in the world, with panoramic views around the city. There is a choice between the restaurant serving a combination of French classics and Asian delicacies or the cocktail bar. The décor is chic and understated with low lighting and the pricing depends on if you choose by the window or in the central seating area. Be sure to reserve a table and time slot before arriving at this fine Dubai landmark.
BB is a home-grown concept revolving around its community, serving an Eastern Cuisine in a compelling and compact space. Designed over three floors, each location is unique, whether you would like to relax in our cosy lounge bar or dine Al Fresco in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities to create your Unique Dining Experience.
A journey across Asia begins in the kitchen at Blue Jade, where chef Ta Van creates a menu inspired by his native Vietnam, incorporating his grandmother’s recipes and sought-after dishes from across the continent. Named the Best Southeast Asian Restaurant in 2015 by TimeOut Dubai, the restaurant hosts special themed nights throughout the week, including sushi every Sunday.
Amaseena offers an authentic Middle Eastern dining experience in the heart of Dubai. The outdoor buffet style restaurant has a spread with cuisines from Lebanon, Syria and beyond, with a traditional Mehdi oven and freshly made breads. You can dine under Bedouin style tents by candlelight and enjoy entertainment from belly dancers and traditional style musicians.
Direct from LA to central Dubai, Katana Robata delivers robatayaki style Japanese cuisine. Served with flair, these simple street food dishes raise the bar with their playful reinvention. With its simple and elegant décor, the staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, and there is an inventive and creative cocktail menu on offer.
This multi-award winning restaurant brings an intricate and rich North Indian palette of flavours to Dubai. Sail away to the majestic Mughal era at Khyber, styled in warm colours and ornate tapestries. Indulge in the delicious signature slow cooked leg of lamb beautifully infused with spices and finish your meal with the pièce de résistance Milky Way dessert, a galaxy of saffron pearls on a bed of tempered condensed milk.
Khyber is situated on the 15th floor of DUKES DUBAI with a 180-degree view of the Dubai Marina while dining at the restaurant or outdoor terrace.
Based in Florence, the Michelin-star winning The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri has now found a home in the Dubai financial district. A chic Italian restaurant, the design is simple and welcoming and the food is fresh and creative. The menu strives to give diners an all-encompassing experience; with the dishes having been honed and crafted over the years, providing guests with a ‘feast for the senses.’