Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – and you have absolutely nothing planned. Don’t worry, MyBayut has your back. We’ve rounded the best things to do on this special day, from the free, the affordable, the quirky and the luxurious. Whether it’s a special dinner you’re after or a staycation at one of Dubai’s swanky resorts, here are the best ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai 2019!
14 Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Dubai 2019
Take your loved one to a romantic dinner at Little Miss India
Treat the special someone in your life to an elegant four-course dinner at Little Miss India, at Fairmont the Palm. This character-led restaurant has been deemed one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Dubai! Get a taste of rich Indian cuisine and hospitality in this colourful and quirky setting. On arrival, you’ll be seated at the terrace with charming views and presented with a Valentine-themed cocktail. With the choice of a non-vegetarian and vegetarian menu, Little Miss India gives you the chance to do Valentine’s Day dinners in Dubai 2019 right.
- Location: Fairmont the Palm
- Price: AED 495 per couple (four-course special set menu)
- Timings: 6pm – midnight (Thursday, Feb 14)
- Contact: 04 457 3457
Indulge in a seven-course dinner at Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm
Pull out all the stops with one of the most exclusive Valentine’s Day dinners in Dubai 2019. Atlantis The Palm’s most romantic restaurant, Ossiano, is offering the ultimate experience for couples. Dine ‘underwater’ at Ossiano, surrounded by magnificent sea creatures while enjoying a superb seven-course menu by Chef Grégoire Berger. The mood will be set with romantic live music and a glass of bubbly. Willing to splurge at this perfect Valentine’s dinner restaurant? The higher packages will get you a diver holding a personalised message – and even a Tiffany & Co. bracelet!
- Location: Atlantis The Palm
- Price: AED 1,250 per person onwards
- Timings: 6.30pm – 10pm
- Contact: 04 426 2000
Recreate Paris’ Love Lock Bridge at Burjuman Mall
Another one of the free things to do for Valentine’s Day in Dubai, Burjuman Mall is holding a swoon-worthy event for couples in the city. Grab your loved one and get involved in recreating Paris’ famous Love Lock bridge. Create a romantic message for your significant other on a lock, add it to the frame in Burjman’s Main Atrium, and keep the key as a memento of your love! Make sure to capture the moment, because there are prizes to be won in the mall’s ‘Snap and Share’ competition.
- Location: Main Atrium, Burjuman Mall
- Timings: 4pm – 10pm (Feb 7 – 14)
- Contact: 04 352 0222
Watch a movie under the stars at Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Do something a little different this Valentine’s Day. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is holding an open-air cinema where your favourite romantic movies will be shown! Celebrate your love under the sparkling stars with the best romance movies, which will be decided with a public vote on Souk Madinat’s social media pages. It’s completely free, so it’s definitely one of the affordable things to do for Valentine’s Day in Dubai 2019! We recommend going early to save yourself a beanbag, though.
- Location: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
- Timings: 7pm – 9pm (Thursday – Saturday, Feb 14 – 16)
- Contact: 04 366 8888
Stroll about the colourful Dubai Miracle Garden
If you’re not interested in the nightlife scene, then head to the blooming Dubai Miracle Garden for a relaxing stroll with your loved one! Admire the vibrant flowers in their unique formations and pretty archways. Click some Insta-worthy pictures and enjoy each other’s company at one of the best places to visit on Valentine’s Day in Dubai.
- Location: Al Barsha South Third, Dubailand
- Timings: 9am – 9pm
- Contact: 04 422 8902
Rock the night away at RedFest DXB 2019
If flowers and chocolates don’t cut it for you, then celebrate your love at Dubai’s hottest music festival, RedFest DXB 2019! With an amazing line-up that includes Camilla Cabello, Macklemore, G-Easy and DJ Snake, rock the night away to chart-topping and sensational music. From street food stalls to sponsor activations, there’s plenty to do at RedFest DXB over the two days. The awesome performances expected here make it one of the best Valentine’s Day events in Dubai 2019 for you and your significant other!
- Location: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
- Timings: 6pm – midnight (Feb 14) 4pm – midnight (Feb 15)
- Price: AED 395 – AED 995 per person
- Book tickets online at Dubai Platinumlist or Virgin Megastore Tickets
- Contact: 04 435 9434
Surprise them with a Beautiful Gift!
Sometimes the simple gifts are the most meaningful. Add some surprise to your romance by sending them a flower bouquet or a box of their favourite chocolates! There are plenty of Valentine’s Day gift delivery services in Dubai, like Joi or Ferns n Petals. Or bring an element of mystery with Sugaholic’s cute smash cakes with chocolates inside.
Whisk them away on a staycation at Palace Downtown
Mark the special occasion with a luxurious staycation at the Palace Downtown Dubai. Directly connected to Souk Al Bahar and facing the Burj Khalifa, Palace Downtown is the ultimate romantic destination. Opt for their ‘romantic package’ to enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner, in-room amenity and a delicious buffet breakfast. We can think of few better ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai!
- Location: Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
- Price: AED 2,107 per night onwards
- Book rooms online at mydubaivalentine.com
- Contact: 04 423 8888
Be Ready to Mingle at McGettigan’s JBR
Ladies, you don’t need to have a significant other to enjoy Valentine’s Day events in Dubai 2019! Head to this popular Irish pub in JBR and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly, while you have a gala time at this sports pub in a relaxed beach setting.
- Location: The Walk, Hilton JBR
- Timings: 6pm onwards (Thursday, Feb 14)
- Contact: 04 3182580
Win a Customised Diamond Ring at Hoi An, Shangri La Hotel
You’ll thank us for finding this awesome Valentine’s Day offer! Hoi An is partnering with Cara Jewellers to bring you an unbelievable experience for one lucky couple! Dine on delectable Vietnamese cuisine at Hoi An in Shangri La Hotel – and capture the experience in a creative picture. Then, follow the steps on Cara Jewellers’ Instagram page for a chance to win a customised diamond ring to give to your significant other! You’ll be chauffeured to Cara Jewellers to customise your ring, followed by a special ring ceremony. And that’s not all: the lucky couple will also win a night’s stay at Shangri La Hotel, too. Now, that’s a Valentine’s Day offer in Dubai 2019 you can’t beat!
- Location: Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (Near Financial Centre Metro Station)
- Timings: February 10 – 14
- Contact: 04 405 2703
Dance the night at Treehouse in Downtown Dubai
Looking for something a little different to do in Dubai Valentine’s Day 2019? Head to this exclusive Mediterranean lounge that’s tucked away in Burj Khalifa’s back garden. With exceptional views, an array of creative drinks and quick bites, spend Valentine’s Day 2019 in one of the Downtown Dubai’s hottest lounges. There’s also a neat twist. Every person will get a colour coded band upon entry: green if you’re single and want to mingle, yellow if you’re just there to enjoy with friends, and red if you’re committed!
- Location: Taj Dubai, Downtown Dubai
- Timings: 7pm – midnight (Thursday, Feb 14)
- Contact: 058 827 2763
Sweep them off Their Feet with a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Watch Dubai’s splendid sunrise with the impressive Hajar Mountains in the backdrop with this couple’s hot air balloon ride by Platinum Heritage! You’ll be picked up in a private Range Rover and driven to your mesmerising hot air balloon ride. Watch a glorious sunrise and witness an awesome falcon show from the hot air balloon itself. Afterward, head to a desert oasis, where a delicious breakfast spread in a private cabana awaits. Make your loved one swoon with one of the most romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Dubai 2019.
- Location: Near Al Maha Desert Resort
- Price: AED 1,195 per person (Hot Air Balloon and Breakfast) AED 1,345 per person (Hot Air Balloon, Safari and Breakfast)
- Timings: 4.30am – 10am (approximately) (Feb 14 – 16)
- Contact: 04 440 9827
Fly to the Maldives for the ultimate romantic getaway
If a wedding proposal is on the horizon, then consider this romantic getaway to the Maldives by Emirates Holidays! Only a four-hour flight away, spoil your loved one by jetting off to the gorgeous destination of Maldives. Once there, you’ll stay at the iconic island resort, Kurumba Maldives, in a plush deluxe pool villa with half board. With Male only 10 minutes away by speedboat, this ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway is the perfect way to declare your commitment and love.
- Price: AED 5,531 per person onwards (Feb 14 – 16)
- Book your flight and accommodation at Emirates Holidays
Unwind with a special spa treatment at One & Only Royal Mirage
Pamper you and your loved one with a spa experience like no other at the glamorous One&Only Royal Mirage! Make it a day to remember with the indulgent Rose Ritual that involves pure clay wraps, honey face masks and a massage to send you into bliss. Afterward, revamp your look with hairstylists at Zouari Hair Salon. At AED 635 per person, it’s one of the best Valentine’s Day deal in Dubai 2019 out there!
- Location: Health & Beauty Institute, One&Only Royal Mirage
- Dates: February 1 – 28
- Price: AED 635 per person
- Contact: 04 399 9999
And those are all the ways you can celebrate a memorable Valentine’s Day in Dubai 2019! Looking for more ideas for the special day? Consider the Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai’s first floating hotel, where a variety of dining and entertainment options await. Or tick off an item from your bucket list, by trying the ultimate thrill activity at Skydive Dubai. And stay tuned to MyBayut for more articles on dining and entertainment in Dubai!