The Weekend Edit: Starlit Dinners and Love at First Sip

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No plans for Valentine’s Day in Dubai? Here’s some last minute inspiration to fall for… 


An Afternoon Tea of Love at Caesars Palace

Enjoy a taste of luxury whilst sitting in the plush Roman Lounge at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, where decadent Valentines-themed treats will be served in style. The afternoon tea experience includes finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and range of teas. From Dhs185, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai; +971 4 556 6666

Vanitas’ ruby chocolate dessert

Set against the serene waters of Dubai Creek, Vanitas at Palazzo Versace offers the perfect setting for an intimate dinner for two. This Valentine’s Day, the classic Italian restaurant is serving a 4-course set menu infused with ruby chocolate. A sweet way to spend February 14. From 7pm to 11pm, Dhs 399 per person, Vanitas at Palazzo Versace+971 4 556 8820

The QE2 in Mina Rashid

Set under a blanket of stars, sail away — or don’t — into a charming evening of Italian opera and candle-lit dinner aboard the nostalgic QE2. Renowned opera duo Antonio Perez Iranzi and Fiona Tanner Baldwin will perform while you indulge in three-course meal on the decks of the Pavilion. The menu includes Smoked Salmon Roulade, Herb Crusted Roasted Chicken and White Chocolate Mousse to finish, with three hours of free-flowing drinks. February 14 from 8pm to 11pm, starting at Dhs395, Queen Elizabeth 2; 

A bouquet from Bliss Flower Boutique and Maison Pierre Marcolini’s iconic heart chocolates

Maison Pierre Marcolini has collaborated with Bliss Flower Boutique on a special Valentine’s Day offering. On February 13 and 14, all orders to will have the option to add a  limited-edition box of Maison Pierre Marcolini chocolates, with a  sleeve designed by Bliss Flower Boutique. Whether you want to treat yourself, your significant other or your best friend, don’t forget Galentine’s Day on February 13, chocolates and blooms are the perfect gesture of love. 

Burj Al Arab

The Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab

Make a grand gesture this Valentine’s weekend with a romantic getaway at the Burj Al Arab. The Royal Romance staycation includes a night in a magnificently opulent suite, access to the Talise Spa and a decadent, under-the-stars dining experience with your own exclusive table on the bridge of The Terrace. After savouring the five course menu, look out to stunning sea views — hint, hint, the perfect scene for a Valentine’s proposal. From Dhs10742, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah; +971 4 301 7777