Valentine’s Day Special: Table for two, please!

The way to your loved ones’ good books can definitely be through a great meal. Here are 19 places to check out in the capital on V-Day.

Raise a toast to the greatest love story of all time, your own. 

Team Yalla’s rounded up the best spots in Abu Dhabi to show your partner just how much you love them. From cosy cabanas to private dinners under the stars, there is something for every type of couple.



Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers 

Vakava Saturday Brunch Abu Dhabi (1)

Give your Valentine’s evening a Latin American fusion twist of flavours. Head to the MICHELIN Selected 2023 VaKaVa, where a superb menu designed by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval awaits. From 7pm to 11pm, indulge in a special four-course sharing plate menu accompanied by a side of music from our live guitarist. Talk about wonderful. 


For reservations, call 02 811 5555


Oak Room

The Abu Dhabi EDITION 

Abu Dhabi Edition Oak Room

It’s an evening of rock ‘n’ roll romance that starts with a red rose and a complimentary glass of bubbly. Tuck into signature Sourdough with Marmite Buer; starters include a seafood tasting plate of lobster, razor clams, scallops and caviar, with your choice of the main course; Black Onyx Striploin or Red Snapper. Finish on a sweet note with Chocolate Souffle and our signature truffle chocolate martini. A curated grape & beverage pairing will be available. Tuesday 14 February, 6pm until 11.30pm. 


For reservations, call 02 208 0000 



W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island 

Amici At W Abu Dhabi

It is time to go full Amorino! Celebrate the big day as passionately as Italians, with love and lots of great food. Spoil your better half with a candlelit dinner at Amici from 6pm to 10.30pm, replete with a three-course menu and a glass of Italian bubbly to begin with. 


For reservations, call 02 656 0000 


Turtle Bay Bar & Grill

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas 

Valentine’s Day Special: Table For Two, Please!

If 24 hours isn’t enough to celebrate your love, this private dinner is on for the entire month of February. Surprise your partner with the ultimate romantic private dinner from 7pm to 10pm on the Beach Boardwalk or on Turtle Bay Rooftop. Replete with a romantic set-up and a set menu of your choice, it’s definitely an experience to remember. 


For reservations, call 02 697 0000



The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Sontaya At The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

A quintessential romance awaits! Experience the magic of South East Asia at this special Valentine’s Day dinner, starting with a magical welcome drink on the rooftop at Lemoni Garden by Sontaya. Follow that up with a sumptuous four-course menu featuring appetisers such as oysters chilli jam, lemon pepper smoked salmon and more. Tuck into stir-fried hot and spicy seabass and scoops peppercorns among other mains, and end the passionate evening on an indulgent note with a buttermilk rosemary cremeux.


For reservations, call 02 498 888



The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Catch At The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Not one, but two delightful offers are here for an entire day of love! The Taste of Romance experience offers couples a four-course dinner wrapped in a cocoon of love. Literally, in their private tipi tent or an exclusive private clear-topped igloo. As for a Luxury Evening To Remember, the four romantic courses feature Valentine’s Day-themed specialties intended to make every couple fall in love with the art of fine dining. Showcasing the sumptuous tastes of the beautiful venue’s fresh seafood recipes and stunning, artistically presented dishes, all enhanced with enthralling duets from a talented live saxophonist and singer, it promises to be a blissful evening filled with treasured memories.


For reservations, call 02 694 4553


Le Bistrot

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort 

Valentine'S At Le Bistrot - Sheraton

Stir romance in every bite at Le Bistrot’s international dining experience. From 7pm to 10pm, warm up your appetite with a welcome drink of a glass of bubbly or a mocktail. Made exclusively for you and your Valentine, the three-course set menu offers you a culinary trip around the world. 


For reservations, call 050 790 2353 



Marriott Downtown 

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi

Running from 11-14 February, surprise your partner with a Valentine’s Sharing night at AT25. A delightfully delicious three-course menu with a glass of bubbly sounds just about perfect. Laid-back beats and stunning rooftop views definitely add to the charm of this classy yet comforting date night. 


For reservations, call 02 304 7777 



Yas Links Abu Dhabi 

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Stunning views of the mangroves and the company of a loved one just cannot compare. From 7pm-10pm on the day of love, treat your special someone and embark on a romantic journey. Indulge in a specially curated menu and savour the joy of a special moment in the capital. 


For reservations, call 02 404 3077 



Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi 

Mate At Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

It’s time for some Dia del Amor! Enjoy a quintessential romantic dinner lit by candles, live music, and a dreamlike ambience. Starting 6.30pm with welcome sparkling drinks for two, raise a toast to your love with a delicious four-course set menu. Take your romance to the next level, the Maté way. 


For reservations, call 02 407 1234 



Le Meridien Abu Dhabi 

Mykonos At Le Meridien Abu Dhabi Hotel Brunches In Abu Dhabi

Enjoy an exquisite dinner by the beach with a specially curated three-course set menu at Mykonos. Available from 13-14 February, begin the journey at 8pm at a gorgeous candlelit table while sipping on the welcome drink. Toast to a good evening with a bole of bubbly or grape as you drink in the spectacular views. 


For reservations, call 050 785 2320 



Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Al Ain 

Radisson Blu Hotel &Amp; Resort Abu Dhabi, Corniche

Take a trip Back to the ‘80s with Paco’s themed Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a delightful three-course set menu with two glasses of grape in a space decked out in balloons and flowers. To welcome you, a specially crafted themed mixed drink and the restaurant’s very own decadent chocolates await. Dress to impress for the Best Costume contest and dance the night away at the after-party! 


For reservations, call 050 663 6498 



Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi Corniche 

Radisson Blu Abu Hotel &Amp; Resort Abu Dhabi, Corniche

Celebrate the weekend of love from 10 February until 14 February in the perfect spot – a spacious cabana overlooking the azure Arabian Sea. Savour delicious sushi and a premium cheese plate at Vertigo, which you can always upgrade with a bole of grapes. With blue waters in front of you and starry skies above, there’s truly no beer intimate way to spend the special week of love. 


For reservations, call 02 692 4888 



Park Rotana Abu Dhabi 

Park Rotana Teatro

With its classy, romantic interior, live entertainment from its soulful resident singer Aurelia and a special three-course set menu thoughtfully crafted by its award-winning chefs, you cannot go wrong with Teatro this V-Day. Book and pay before 6 February and get 10 per cent off for the ultimate delicious feast. 


For reservations, call 02 657 3317 


Osmo Lounge & Bar

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island 

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

It’s bound to be a special meal with views of the Yas Bay Skyline and live background music from Osmo’s resident duo. Start the evening at 7pm with welcome drinks, a glass of bubbly or a special Valentine’s mocktail each. Follow it up with an exclusive six-course set menu for two specially designed by executive Chef Daniel. Add to that the red rose and chocolate macaroons giveaway, and it gets a lot more exciting! 


For reservations, call 052 547 6318


The Warehouse Date Night

Pearl Rotana Capital Centre 

The Warehouse March Abu Dhabi Pearl Rotana

From 5pm to 11pm this V-Day, shower your partner with undivided attention and great food at The Warehouse. To make your evening special and conversations interesting, there’s a special valentine themed tapas menu. Served with a fine selection of grape or bubbly, it’s sure to be an intoxicating meal. 


For reservations, call 02 307 5552 


Acres Grill House

Yas Acres Golf & Country Club 

Yas Acres 2023 Brunch

Jazz up this Valentine’s Day, quite literally at Acres Grill House. From 5pm to 10pm, spoil your loved one with a celebration that will take their breath away. You could choose to indulge in the appetising three-course dinner, or spring for red roses on arrival along with plenty of other surprises. Either way, it’s an iconic experience. 


For reservations, call 02 208 7331 


Dolphin Lawn

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club 

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There’s no excuse like 14 February to spoil loved ones. And no beer way to do it than through a sumptuous four-course dinner under the stars accompanied by a glass of red or white grape. Take in the breathtaking views of the golf course as you’re welcomed with a complimentary glass of bubbly and a bouquet of roses upon arrival. There’s also a sweet exit with delicious cookies and chocolates to take home! 


For reservations, call 056 660 8780


Hakkasan Abu Dhabi

Hakkasan Terrace

The newly awarded Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant is set to treat couples to a culinary journey of indulgence this Valentine’s Day. Start off the romantic evening with an array of small plates like the Alaskan king crab duet and Valentine’s supreme dim sum. Move on to sumptuous mains like the Charcoal grilled grouper and Wagyu beef fried rice, before culminating the meal with the heavenly Pistachio parfait. As the resident DJ sets the mood, drink in the gorgeous city skyline views with your special someone.


For reservations, call 02 690 7739


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