Celebrate the day of love with these romantic activities, restaurants, and experiences in Dubai for Valentine's Day 2023
18 January 2023| Last updated on 13 February 2023
Looking for the ultimate date night in Dubai? We've got you covered.
While Dubai isn't considered the City of Love, it's still a great place to be on Valentine's Day 2023.
Whether you're newly coupled up or have been with your other half for years, you're guaranteed to find something fun and romantic to do in the emirate.
Whatever you're in the mood for, we've put together a guide containing some great Valentine's Day 2023 ideas in Dubai - there's something for everyone, from the couples who love a classic wine, chocolates, flowers and dinner for two, to non-traditionals who'd rather avoid all the cheesy clichés.
1.) Romantic desert getaway in Dubai
In the mood for an intimate and exclusive romantic getaway, with a private suite with pool, encounters with natural wildlife, and a delicious menu served with drinks?
Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is a calm slice from Dubai's fast-paced lifestyle, located in the heart of a nature conservation centre.
Their Desert Romance package has the perfect formula for Valentine's Day, with full board, VIP amenities, complimentary premium sparkling beverages, desert activities, and dinner near your suite's private pool.
2.) Indulge in a couples' massage at a luxury spa
Pamper yourself and your loved one this Valentine's Day! Relax, recharge, and rejuvenate at the luxurious Timeless Spa in Dubai.
Share an indulgent day out and spoil each other with a choice of massages, facials, and more to help promote a deeper state of relaxation.
3.) Visit Global Village and Miracle Garden in one day
With over 150 million flowers in bloom, Dubai Miracle Garden is an Instagrammable destination that, fittingly, opened on Valentine's Day in 2013. Enjoy a sweet-scented stroll through the garden with your loved one and then head on to Dubai's favourite winter shopping, leisure, and entertainment centre - Global Village!
4.) Watch a 50,000 year old comet in the UAE
Looking for something truly out of this world to do for Valentine's Day in the UAE?
Last seen in Earth's skies 50,000 years go, a rare green comet named Comet C/2022 E3 will be revisiting our solar system on February 4th, 2023. It may appear visible to the naked eye, which makes this a very unique early Valentine's Day date idea.
If you have a telescope, we recommend heading out to the desert where it's free from city light pollution, and make it a cosy and romantic stargazing session.
The Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) will also be hosting a special event where visitors will be able to see the rare comet through telescopes, and learn more about astronomy with special talks, lessons on star constellations, phone photography class, and a Q&A session.
This stellar event will take place on Saturday February 4th at Al Qudra desert, and costs AED 120 for adults, AED 100 per child or AED 70 for DAG members.
5.) Take a romantic hot air balloon ride in Dubai
This Valentine's Day 2023 in Dubai, bring your relationship to new heights!
Fly high up to 4,000 ft. in the air with a special hot air balloon ride in the Arabian desert, from AED 799.
6.) Visit the Love Lake
Nothing says 'I love you' quite like visiting a beautiful lake named after the feeling itself.
Dubai's Love Lake is an incredibly unique spot in Al Qudra desert where visitors can enjoy camping, stargazing, watch sunsets, capture memories with photos, set up romantic picnics and barbeques, and see animals like swans.
7.) Send a fresh bouquet of flowers for Gal-entine's Day!
No matter what time of year it is, flowers are a great way to show someone you care, but Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day for the singles) is the one day we find it extra special.
If you want a rose bouquet in Dubai with some va-va-voom, this vibrant bouquet is a great bet from just AED 99!
Bursting with fresh roses, it smells as good as it looks and makes for a beautiful gesture. Or, save this offer as a hint to your partner (wink emoji).
8.) Admire Dubai from the tallest point
There are plenty of places to take in views of Dubai, but when you go to At The Top Burj Khalifa, you get to see admire the city from its highest public-viewing point.
If you’re after a Valentine's sightseeing day in the emirate, this spot is a must-visit!
9.) A classic Valentine's Day dinner in Dubai
This Valentine's Day 2023, you'll find a long list of romantic set menus and proposal-worthy booths in Dubai.
To help you narrow down the best place for a Valentine's Day date, we've found some fantastic dining deals, available here, for a traditional evening of wine, dinner, and views without breaking the bank.
A dirham saved is a dirham earned!
10.) 3-course dinner and a movie in Dubai
A trip to the movie theatres is one of life's great pleasures, and this Valentine's Day in Dubai, there's no better place to do it than at Reel Cinema's unique Dine-in cinema experience with a 3-course meal and soft drink from only AED 119!
Book your movie date at this cinema and restaurant rolled into one, located at Jebel Ali Recreational Club & The Pointe.
11.) Toast to your relationship with a dinner and drink at home
Not quite feeling up to dining or going outside to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dubai? We totally get you.
A homemade meal (or takeaway, we don't judge!) dinner date at home can be just as romantic, and with Dubai alcohol licences becoming free to obtain from January 1, 2023, it's now easier to add your favourite drinks to your stay-at-home Valentine's Day celebration.
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12.) Break stuff, not hearts, at a Dubai smash room
If you don't want a traditional Valentine's Day celebration in Dubai, then this exciting, creative, and one-of-a-kind date night might be for you.
Let go of any pent-up stress and anger at the Crash Room at Action Park Dubai, from just AED 49.
You and your date will have the opportunity to break, shatter, stomp and smash a variety of objects and truly let go.