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Love in the air

There’s really no excuse for not treating the one you love to something really special for Valentine’s Day this year, with so many memorable and great value offers available throughout the UAE.

UAEasy.com pictureAmara, the luxury day spa at Park Hyatt Dubai, is offering treatments and gift packages tailored specially to suit both men and women as the ideal gift for those looking for that truly special Valentine’s treat.  These offers are available throughout February.

“Romance for Two” in the Couple’s Suite – 45 minutes - Dhs495 per person, gives you a touch of the spa experience for which the Amara Spa is famous, including:

  • Outdoor rain shower.
  • A foot and hand cleansing ritual on your private terraced garden
  • A 45-minute aromatherapy body massage
  • Arabian tea, dates, roasted almonds and apricots will be served during the ritual
  • A selection from the Spa cuisine menu, including a glass of champagne and strawberries, served poolside at the Amara Lounge
  • Full-day use of the 25m swimming pool with four whirlpool baths, the fragranced steam room and the gymnasium
  • Choose your musical styling from a unique and beautiful menu, played through Bose speakers for outstanding quality

“The Perfect Spa Ritual” - 2 hours - Dhs890 per person

A romantic experience to be shared in the largest, most private Couple’s Suite in Dubai, this includes:

  • Outdoor rain shower
  • Foot and hand cleansing ritual on your private terraced garden
  • A gentle body scrub that will leave you with beautifully smooth skin, and feeling revived and invigorated
  • A relaxing aromatherapy body massage
  • A phyto-aromatic facial using the exclusive spa brand Ann Semonin to cleanse and revive the complexion, designed exclusively for your skin type
  • Arabian tea, dates, roasted almonds and apricots will be served during the ritual
  • A selection from the Spa cuisine menu, including a glass of champagne and strawberries, served poolside at the Amara Lounge
  • Full-day use of the 25m swimming pool with four whirlpool baths, the fragranced steam room and the gymnasium
  • Choose your musical styling from a unique and beautiful menu, played through Bose speakers for outstanding quality

Meanwhile, over at the Renaissance Dubai Hotel, there’s an equally tempting range of offers for this month of romance.

With the Valentine Rendezvous for Two on February 14, you can fall in love all over again with dinner at Sails restaurant. Set the mood for romance with roses and a heart shaped chocolate cake, along with a mouth watering seafood buffet. Available in 3 packages: Soft Romance (non-alcoholic beverages) for Dhs159, Everlasting (regular house spirits) at Dhs199 and Sparkling (one bottle of sparkling wine) at Dhs299.

On the same day, Love Is In The Air at Spice Island! A special occasion calls for a special meal and Spice Island promises just that with a Valentines Day Couple’s Special. Wine and dine your loved one for just Dhs239 per person which includes a glass of bubbly, a rose for the lady and heart shaped chocolates for both.

There are also Valentines’ Day celebrations at the Aquarium Lounge. Sweeten up your day with our wide selection of Valentine-themed cakes and enjoy 20 per cent off on all 0.5kg and 1kg cakes. Take your pick from White Forest to Chocolate Raspberry and Strawberry Cheesecake, all ready to be personalized with a message for your loved one.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations will also be happening at Harry’s Place. Enjoy a special dinner for two at Dhs152, including a “love potion”!

Here’s a summary of more Valentine’s Day dining options:

Wafi City. Dubai
Tel: 04 324 4777
Website: http://www.wafi.com

Nine Ways to show you care this Valentine’s Day
Spoil your loved ones at Wafi this Valentine’s with your choice of 9 fabulous venues!
Choose a romantic set menu in Seville’s, Medzo and Ginseng or from their mouthwatering range of cuisines available a la Carte in Asha’s, Carter’s, Thai Chi, Vintage and Planet Hollywood.
You can continue the celebrations in PlanB, the new nightclub at Wafi!

Special Valentine’s Day menus include:

Medzo ‘Love Extravaganza’
Dhs395 per person - A superb 5-course menu including a glass of Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne.  Roses and chocolates for all diners.

Ginseng ‘Diamonds are forever’
Dhs225 per person - Enjoy a spectacular 4-course menu perfect for sharing including a glass of Moet & Chandon. Roses and chocolates for all diners.

Seville’s ‘La noche de los enamorados - a night for the lovers’
Dhs225 per person - Romance the Spanish way with a delicious “his and hers” set menu including a glass of traditional Spanish Cava. Roses and chocolates for all diners.

Raffles Hotel Dubai
Tel: 04 3248888

Fire & Ice - Raffles Cellar & Grill
From 7pm to 12am, dress code smart elegant.
Dhs2,000 per couple - Reserve one of two private rooms on the mezzanine floor, with a complimentary bottle of champagne, a private balcony and a personal butler
Dhs650 per person - Dine in the main dining room including a glass of champagne.

Raffles Botanical Garden
Dhs5,000 per couple - Take in the romantic atmosphere at Raffles Botanical Garden and enjoy a sumptuous 4 course meal with your loved one including a bottle of champagne, a personal butler, live musicians and personalized giveaways. Promotion is limited booking for 5 couples only. 
From 7pm to 12am, dress code smart elegant.

Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Tel: 02 6909000
Email: reservations.emiratespalace@kempinski.com,

Room rates from Dhs2,000 (plus10% service charge and 6% tourism fee) for 2 people including a sumptuous Valentine’s dinner on February 14 for two at Le Vendôme Brasserie with live entertainment plus a late check out until 2 pm
Suite rates include buffet breakfast for all nights and limousine transfers to and from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

For details of dining only options at Mezzaluna, BBQ Al Qasr and Sayad please call the hotel direct.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Tel: 04 4095999
Email: restaurants.malloftheemirates@kempinski.com

Win a Romantic Valentines Escape to Vienna with Sezzam

Dhs250 net per couple -Treat your sweetheart to a cosy Dinner at Sezzam this Valentines Day and go into the draw to win two tickets to Vienna on Austrian Airlines. To be eligible to enter the draw, warm your hearts with the indulgent ‘East meets West’ menu on offer in the Flame section. Special set menu is inclusive of a cold starter, soup, main course, dessert, petit fours, coffee or tea as well as a glass of bubbly, and ladies will also receive a complimentary red rose and special gift.

24 Seven Restaurant

Dhs999 per couple - Guests can absorb the romantic atmosphere of the main restaurant. Couples will be treated to a 4-course set menu featuring a champagne cocktail and glass of red or white wine, specifically paired with the specially designed menu. Inclusive of roses and chocolates. 

Dhs1,499 per couple - On special request couples can enjoy an intimate dinner by moonlight in a secluded tent on the pool terrace, attended by a personal butler. Softly lit with candles, the valentine’s tent will offer a decadent ‘Amore Cocktail’ four-course menu, accompanied by a glass of matching wine to complement the menu. As an extra special touch, each couple will receive a bouquet of flowers, chocolates and a voucher for two to Ski Dubai.

Aspen Café

Stop off at Aspen Café to enjoy delicious tasty treats with the ‘Valentine Celebration’ menu. The a la carte menu will include a selection of Valentine Marzipans, Strawberry cakes and tarts, as well as a special Valentines red berry smoothie for two. This special menu is available on 14th and 15th February between 2pm and 8pm.

Valentine’s Night at ‘Jumana-Secret of the Desert’ show at Al Sahra Desert Resort.

Dhs900 per couple – welcome glass of bubbly on arrival, traditional Arabic BBQ buffet dinner whilst watching ‘Jumana’ show. 

Dhs1,200 per couple - upgrade to the exclusive VIP seating for the ‘Jumana’ show and enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival plus a 3 course a la carte meal.

Dhs2,500 per couple – chauffeur driven car at your service to take you to your romantic Majlis for a complete 4 course dinner with bottle of bubbly, and includes a private butler service, before you enjoy the ‘Jumana’ show from VIP seating.

For reservations call the Al Sahra Desert Resort on 04 3679500 or log onto http://www.alsahra.com

Valentine’s Cruise on Bateaux Dubai
Dhs750 per person – welcome drink on arrival, 6 course gourmet dinner, complimentary bottle of bubbly or bottle of sparkling date juice.  Cruise departs 8.30pm.  For reservations call 04 3994994 or email: mail@bateauxdubai.com
For further details log onto http://www.jebelali-international.com

Oasis Beach Hotel
Tel: 04 3994444
Website: http://www.jebelali-international.com

Oregano
Dhs600 per couple – 5 course set menu (Mediterranean cuisine), glass of bubbly.

Singapura
Dhs500 per couple – indulge in their renowned Far Eastern cuisine, especially Singaporean, with a glass of bubbly on arrival.

Hatta Fort Hotel
Tel: 04 8523211
Website: http://www.jebelali-international.com

Romance in the Mountains
Dhs1,800 per couple – candlelit dinner with a complimentary bottle of house beverage, red roses, deluxe chalet style room plus breakfast at Café Gazebo.  Available for 14th or 15th February 2008.  A second night will cost an additional Dhs1,600. Offer valid for UAE residents only.

Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa
Tel: 04 8837000
Website: http://www.jebelali-international.com
Following promotions are valid for UAE residents only:

Valentine’s dinner on the Beach
Dhs2,900 per couple – 4 course gourmet dinner with a glass of bubbly in a stunning private tent, under the stars, on the beach.

La Traviata
Dhs600 per couple – 5 course menu (Italian cuisine) including a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Signatures, Palm Tree Court & Spa
Dhs950 per couple – 5 course set menu (French cuisine) including a complimentary glass of bubbly and gift.

Palmito Pool and Junior Suite, at the Palm Tree Court & Spa
Dhs8,000 per couple – 5 course menu, served in total privacy on the decked island, complimentary bottle of bubbly, a luxurious Junior Suite at the Palm Tree Court & Spa, limousine transfer to and from the resort.

Billy Blues, 8th floor, Rydges Plaza Hotel, Satwa Roundabout, Dubai
Tel: 04 3982272 for reservations

Dhs300 per couple – 5 course dinner with complimentary bottle of red.

Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Tel: 04 3995000
Email: hgrs.fbreservation@habtoorhotels.com

The 25th
Dhs1,000 per couple - set menu inclusive of champagne, roses and a box of chocolates

Munchi
Dhs600 per couple - set menu including wine, roses and a box of chocolates

Luciano’s
Dhs600 per couple - set menu including wine, roses and a box of chocolates

Al Basha
Dhs700 per couple - set menu including wine, roses and a box of chocolates

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
Tel: 04 4068999
Email: JBHboxoffice@jumeirah.com

Private Chartered Yacht
Dhs15,000 per couple - limousine from your front door, an exclusive cruise around Dubai, with your own personal butler on hand to meet your every requirement, spectacular five course gourmet menu, complemented by Dom Perignon, Montblanc gift privileges worth Dhs4,000 to spend on a range of Montblanc silver jewellery, leather and accessories in the Montblanc outlet at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Terms and conditions apply.

La Parrilla
Dhs2,500 per couple (non-alcoholic version available) - five course menu accompanied by a bottle of Laurent Perrier bubbly, complimented by the most passionate of dances - the Tango, a rose, Godiva chocolates, gift voucher for you both to enjoy one of the most luxurious spa’s in Dubai.

Marina & 360°
Dhs4,500 per couple (also available without bubbly) - glass of bubbly, photograph taken against the stunning backdrop of Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab, frosted French black magic roses, set of pearl earrings, five course gourmet menu accompanied by a bottle of Dom Perignon, box of Godiva chocolates.

Villa Beach
Dhs4,000 per couple - bouquet of flowers, gourmet Mediterranean five course menu, complemented by a bottle of Gosset Grand Reserve Rose bubbly, box of Godiva chocolates.
Guests will also receive a voucher for lunch at Villa Beach (food only) and a Day Pass for beach access at Jumeirah Beach Hotel to be used at a later date.

Carnevale
Dhs1,800 per couple - red rose upon arrival, five course Italian menu with Moet & Chandon Rose bubbly.

Al Khayal
Dhs1,600 per couple - glass of champagne upon arrival, authentic special four course romantic Lebanese menu with entertainment from an authentic belly dancer and their Asian band

Beachcombers
Dhs235 per person - welcome Valentine’s cocktail, exciting night of sensational Beach Samba from their authentic Cuban band ‘Nueva Banda’, sumptuous Valentines Day buffet.

Uptown Bar
*Reservations not required*
Dhs575 per couple - Enjoy half a bottle of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial and half a dozen oysters. 

Palm Court
*Reservations not required*
Dhs585 per couple - Enjoy half a bottle of Laurent Perrier and a sushi platter in a romantic and cosy atmosphere set against a soothing backdrop with sounds from their Jazz duo.

Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai
Tel: 04 3172222

Traiteur
Dhs 900 per couple (food only) or Dhs 1,350 per couple including one bottle of Pol Roger champagne - four-course Valentine’s dinner including a “Salad of Warm Ratte Potatoes with Quail Eggs, Caviar and Shallot Vinaigrette”, “Zucchini Flower Risotto with Boston Lobster” and either “Pan-Fried Line-Caught Sea Bass or Mulwarra Beef Tenderloin, Rossini-Style, served with Salardaise Potatoes”.  Top this off with a delectable “Raspberry and Chocolate Sweetheart”.

The Thai Kitchen
Dhs 500 per couple (food only) or Dhs 950 per couple with one bottle of Pol Roger champagne – Seating inside or on the adjacent canopy covered terrace.  Dishes are presented as a shared experience, ideal for Valentine’s Day.  The Thai Kitchen will prepare a wide range of mouthwatering food served on small plates that allow you to sample many choices.  The remarkable eight-course Valentine’s set menu includes a selection of wok-prepared delights, such as “Omelette with Shrimp”, a choice of clay pots, including “Braised Pork Spare Ribs in Honey Sauce”, “Esarn-Style Young Jackfruit Curry with Chicken”, a variety of salads, such as “Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad”, and plates filled with steamed, fried and char-grilled Thai delights.  All this plus a selection of delicious Thai desserts, among them “Sticky Rice with Longan in Coconut Cream”, to finish off your meal.

Marbella Resort Sharjah
Tel: 06 5741111 ext. 172 / 182
Email: maresort@emirates.net.ae
Website: http://www.marbellaresort.com

Dhs125 per person – Valentine’s Dine and Dance at Caesar’s Palace from 7pm until 12midnight and enjoy a special international buffet with live cooking stations.

The Palace, The Old Town Island, Downtown Burj Dubai
Tel: 04 4287800
Website: http://www.sofitel.com

A Feast of Love
Dhs10,000 per couple - limousine transfer to and from the hotel, an exclusive dinner for two prepared by your own personal chef, the viewing deck to yourselves with breathtaking views of the lake and the iconic Burj Dubai, private band to serenade throughout the evening.

Dhs2,500 per couple - Thiptara’s Thai cuisine, The Palace Suite for the night, butler service and a complimentary massage.

Cactus Cantina