Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re searching for the perfect spot to celebrate love in Abu Dhabi, you’re in for a treat.

From romantic beachside dinners to unique cultural experiences, the capital of the UAE has many options to make your Valentine’s Day truly special.

Here’s a curated list of the best places to celebrate the day of love and some exciting activities to make your Valentine’s Day in Abu Dhabi unforgettable.

Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s Day In Abu Dhabi

Erth

If you’re looking for a unique blend of modern and traditional Emirati flavors in a captivating environment, Erth is the place to be. Situated at the Qasr Al Hosn cultural site, Erth’s striking architecture and innovative menu, featuring dishes like Margooga ravioli and succulent shellfish, make it a top choice for a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner in Abu Dhabi.

Erth Restaurant, Abu DHabi

BBQ Al Qasr

Voted as the “Most Romantic Restaurant in Abu Dhabi,” BBQ Al Qasr offers an enchanting dinner on the beach beneath the stars. With a menu featuring seared steaks and seafood, complemented by billowing white gazebos and golden flickering candles, this beachside gem sets the stage for a truly romantic evening.

BBQ Al Qasr

Paradiso

For a vibrant and colorful celebration, head to Paradiso at Emirates Palace. This Mediterranean haven, a collaboration between Chef Pierre Gagnaire and Nicole Rubi, offers a beautiful terrace overlooking the water where you can savor a delightful menu of snails, roast poussin, and delectable pasta dishes.

Ray’s Grill

Perched on the 63rd floor with floor-to-ceiling windows, Ray’s Grill offers breathtaking views and a sophisticated atmosphere. Indulge in prime cuts from American grain-fed cattle, Australian Wagyu, and other top-quality produce cooked on a chargrill. Don’t miss the tableside tartare and the assortment of seafood delights.

Ray's Grill

Talea by Antonio Guida

Experience the art of ‘cucina di famiglia’ at Talea by Antonio Guida. Known for its understated sophistication, this Italian restaurant at the Emirates Palace serves up sublime pasta dishes, turbot with Mediterranean guazzetto, and a tiramisu made right in front of you. It’s a celebration of Italian family-style cooking at its finest.

Talea by Antonio Guida

Beirut Sur Mer

For a Lebanese culinary journey by the sea, Beirut Sur Mer is the ideal spot. Enjoy classics like mezze and mashawi while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and sea views. Save room for the baklawa with mistika, a sweet treat that adds the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day celebration.

Beirut Sur Mer

NIRI

Immerse yourself in contemporary Japanese cuisine at NIRI, where chefs work their magic over the robata grill. The restaurant’s gorgeous interior and terrace with stunning Mamsha Al Saadiyat sea views provide a perfect setting for a romantic evening of top-notch Japanese flavors.

Niri Abu Dhabi

Finz

Indulge in a seafood feast by the sea at Finz, where a variety of fish and shellfish dishes cater to all tastes. Whether you prefer Mediterranean-style fruits de mer or Asian-inspired tempura rolls, the charming service and seaside ambiance make Finz a delightful choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Villa Toscana

Transport yourself to beautiful Tuscany with dining at Villa Toscana. Enjoy splendid pasta dishes, seafood, and classic Italian desserts in a romantic setting. With a short walk to the beach, Villa Toscana provides the ideal backdrop for a delightfully romantic evening.

Villa Toscana

Punjab Grill

Indulge in Northern Indian delicacies at Punjab Grill, located in the Venetian Village. Request one of the booths for an intimate dining experience, and savor the flavors of perfectly crafted dishes while enjoying the view of the attractive waterfront terrace.

Punjab Grill

COYA

For a grand menu and impeccable service, consider COYA for your Valentine’s Day celebration. This Peruvian restaurant offers a dreamy date night experience, with a signature selection that includes grilled wagyu sirloin and sea bream wrapped in banana leaves. Let the in-house events team help you organize a truly impressive evening.

Coya Abu Dhabi

Oak Room

Dressed in the style of a smart London club, Oak Room is all about meat. Enjoy various cuts of steaks accompanied by a selection of sides, including the must-try triple-cooked chips. Whether it’s Sunday roasts or other dishes, Oak Room promises a meat lover’s paradise with a touch of elegance.

Oak Room

Li Jiang

For an intimate dinner in an impressive setting, Li Jiang fits the bill. Specializing in contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine, Li Jiang offers a feast of soups, curries, noodles, and seafood in an exquisitely decorated setting. Take a romantic stroll on the grounds after your meal and enjoy the view of the beautiful Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque.

Li Jiang

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Catch at St Regis

Indulge in a glamorous affair at Catch at St Regis, known for its fresh fish and seafood. The sharing plates, including crispy prawns, wagyu beef tacos, and lobster sliders, are perfect for a romantic meal for two. Treat your partner to a seafood and sushi extravaganza and explore Catch’s private dining options for an extra touch of luxury.

Catch at St Regis

Dai Pai Pong

Cantonese cuisine takes center stage at Dai Pai Pong, Rosewood’s stylish Chinese restaurant. Whether you prefer roasted duck, braised brisket, crispy chicken, or Sichuan dishes, Dai Pai Pong offers a diverse range of flavors.

Dai Pai Pong

99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant

For a glamorous and sultry setting, head to 99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant. With a room available for private dining, this venue offers an extensive sushi menu perfect for sharing. Enjoy the moody lighting, plush grey seating, and beautiful waterfront views for a romantic and intimate dining experience.

99 Sushi Bar

Fouquet’s

Step into the Parisian elegance of Fouquet’s inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi. With a menu crafted in collaboration with Chef Pierre Gagnaire, Fouquet’s offers classic French brasserie dishes such as sole meunière and Burgundy snails.

Fouquets

Cipriani

Chic, timeless, and a place to be seen, Cipriani represents elegance and style. Overlooking Yas Island Marina, this Abu Dhabi branch offers classic Italian dishes from carpaccio to cannoli. The stunning terrace views and the classic Italian menu make Cipriani a must-visit for a romantic evening.

Cipriani Abu Dhabi

Best Things To Do on Valentine’s Day in Abu Dhabi

Explore Qasr Al Watan

Start your Valentine’s Day with a tour of Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. Marvel at the exquisite Arabian artistry and design that showcases the abundant culture, legacy, and heritage of the UAE. This luxurious court is a stunning landmark that promises a mesmerizing experience.

Qasr Al Watan
05 Oct 2023 - 31 Dec 2024
30 AED Buy now

Go for a Sunset Desert Safari

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exhilarating sunset desert safari to discover the true essence of the Abu Dhabi desert. Enjoy a dune drive, visit a camel farm, and witness the stunning sunset from the dunes. Immerse yourself in Bedouin culture with activities like henna painting, belly dancing, and sampling Arabic sweets and coffee. Conclude the evening with a delightful BBQ dinner under the starry sky for an unforgettable desert experience.

Go on a Private Boat Tour

Experience a 20-minute sea breeze cruise on a wooden boat, capturing stunning views of iconic landmarks like Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Bridge, and drift by Souk Qaryat Al Beri nestled between Maqtaa and Musaffah bridges. Enjoy the serene exploration of Abu Dhabi’s beauty, complemented by onboard music, making it a romantic boat ride to remember.

Abu Dhabi Sea Breeze Boat Tour
08 Oct 2023 - 30 Apr 2024
25 AED View event

Explore the Louvre Abu Dhabi

If your special someone is an art lover, there is no better place for a romantic date than the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Visit the region’s first and only global museum housing a collection of permanent and temporary art pieces. Marvel at masterpieces like Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait and Leonardo da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronnière. Make your date night even better with a kayak adventure around the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, offering a unique perspective of the museum’s remarkable architecture.

Kayak Around the Mangroves

This Valentine’s Day, explore the diverse range of animals living in the mangroves while paddling through enchanting waterways. Take a 15-minute break for photos or swimming, making this activity ideal for spending quality time with your special someone.

Enjoy a Day Out at Ferrari World

If you and your partner are adventure lovers, this one’s perfect for you. Experience the thrill of a lifetime at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor Ferrari-branded theme park. Brace yourself for Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, and enjoy over 40 record-breaking attractions. Dive into non-stop, hyper-adrenaline, heart-racing fun at this ultimate destination of excitement on Valentine’s Day.

Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
17 Jul 2023 - 31 Dec 2024
150 AED Buy now

Stay tuned to find out more about Valentine’s Day events and offers in Abu Dhabi.

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