Grand gestures on Valentine’s Day can never go out of style – no matter how clichéd you might think they are. If you’ve been looking for a way to make your Valentine feel like a million dirhams, you simply can’t go wrong with these ultra-luxurious venues in Dubai:

A fine-dining experience at Armani/Amal on Valentine's night is one that’ll have your sweetheart smiling about for a long time to come. With the spectacular Burj Khalifa providing the perfect backdrop for your romantic night out, enjoy a six-course dinner with all your favorite contemporary Indian dishes – both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The elegant settings combined with the extraordinary views will give you plenty of photo opportunities. Packages start from AED 500 per person.

Nothing can be more romantic than dining right next to the Burj Khalifa with your partner on Valentine’s night. At Armani/Hashi, you’ll have a chance to indulge in a six-course meal that’ll feature only the best in contemporary Japanese cuisine. Whether you’re craving crispy sea bass or a sashimi, lobster and enoki mushroom tempura, your night at this gorgeous restaurant will leave you satisfied in more ways than one. Packages start from AED 500 per person.

Woo your other half with exceptional views of Dubai Fountain at Armani/Ristorante. Located at the lobby level of the world’s tallest building, your dining experience at this high-end Italian restaurant will involve a seven-course feast on Valentine’s night – expect everything from red prawn risotto to wagyu beef striploin to be on the menu. Make sure you save enough room for their scrumptious coconut mousse with passion jelly. Packages start from AED 800 per person.

JA Bateaux Dubai
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience on Valentine’s night – one that’ll take you and your partner sailing down the city’s beautiful waterways – then nab yourself a spot aboard the luxurious JA Bateaux Dubai cruise. Enjoy freshly prepared gourmet food on board this five-star floating restaurant that features glass-windowed interiors for uninterrupted views of Dubai. Their special Valentine’s package will be perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Packages start from AED 595 per person.

Perhaps you fancy an “underwater” dining experience instead? The opulent Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm will have world famous chef Gregoire Berger preparing a seven-course feast this Valentine’s night. The platinum dining package (AED 15,000) will also include (among other things) an 18k white gold Tiffany & Co. Keys Wire Heart Bracelet as a gift for each couple. There are also three other packages – golden (AED 7,000), silver (AED 4,000) and blue (AED 1,250) – up for grabs.

There are plenty of reasons why Pierchic is the perfect romantic spot for Valentine’s night – an over-the-water dining experience, live performances by a classical duo of harpist and flute players, and a gorgeous view of the sea. Indulge in a four-course seafood meal while soaking in the beautiful ambience with your significant other. You can choose from any of their three packages – bronze (AED 2,500), silver (AED 3,200) and gold (AED 5,800). All include free-flowing beverages.

Royal Beach
What could be more romantic than dining under the stars with your sweetheart on Valentine’s night? Head to Royal Beach at Atlantis for an unbeatable dining experience that will include a six-course meal, a bottle of bubbles and a breathtaking view of Atlantis. A live violinist will further set the mood for the night. Book a private cabana for an intimate dinner like no other. Packages start from AED 4,200 per couple.

The Loft
You’ll feel the love stepping into this newly launched glamorous restaurant at Dubai Opera. The Loft is offering you a Valentine’s celebration complete with beautiful views of the Burj Khalifa and a splendid three-course menu prepared only for the night by their expert team of chefs. There’ll also be DJ ready to set the mood with the perfect tunes for the occasion. Packages start from AED 395 per person and include a welcome drink on arrival.

**Photos courtesy of venue's Facebook page and Dubai Opera**
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