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5 Indulgent Treats for Valentine’s Day in Dubai

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Bhoomika GhaghadaTHSWKND,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

– Rumi

Get a head start on planning a romantic evening this February with your spouse – Surprise them with a BBQ treat, a spa or a weekend getaway. Shell out your salary and indulge in love.

Here are 5 knockout locations to spend Valentine’s Day in Dubai:

1. A Weekend Escape at Six Senses Zighy Bay 

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From smooth sailing on Haffa Bay at sunset to being whisked high up into the mountains for paragliding, you can choose your preferred dining venue – either from the top of the wine tower, in the wine cellar, in your own premises for a private barbecue or dine at ‘Sense on the Edge’, located 961 feet (293 meters) above sea level with flickering candlelight.

Choose one of the many soothing spa experiences at Six Senses Spa [with private pools, luxury villa, adventure and breakfast packages]. Ask them about their Arabian Romance package – we hear it’s all-inclusive.

Reserve at reservations-zighy@sixsenses.com

2. Fire Up the BBQ at Cupid’s Boma, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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Take advantage of the cooler weather this Valentine’s Day to enjoy a traditional South African culinary tradition in Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort’s purpose-built Boma. The Braai BBQ has a number of tempting South African specialties, served in the open air so you can dine by the light of lanterns and the central glowing fireplace.

How much: rates starting from AED 350* per person [Advance booking required.]

When: February 14, 2016

For room bookings and information, contact +971 (0)2 656 1399 or email crome@anantara.com
*10% service charge and 6% tourism fees apply.

3. Go the Mediterranean Route at BOCA

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Dig into the delicious Mediterranean cuisine at BOCA with a 5-course set sharing menu for two with a glass of sparkling bubbly. The setting creates the perfect place to say ‘I love you’, without saying it.

How much: AED 350 [For an additional AED 150 you can enjoy a wine pairing with each course]

When: 8pm to 11pm, February 12 to 16 2016

For reservations or more info please contact BOCA on 04 323 1833 or visit www.boca.ae

4. Get Pampered Together at Iridium Spa, The St. Regis Dubai 

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Enjoy a 60-minute aroma infused couples’ massage followed by relaxation time together in the couple’s-only Iridium Room while appreciating a romantic spa tea or Valentine’s Day spa-tinis. The dedicated couples’ only area includes a hot tub, sauna, steam room and experience shower – with flowers, candles and chocolates.

Bring your own romantic playlist to play during your massage!

How much: AED 990

When: 9am to 9pm, February 12, 13 & 14

For reservations, call +971 4 435 5500
 or visit www.iridiumspadubai.com.

5. Classic Dinner at the Beach, Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah

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With breathtaking panoramic sea views of the Dubai skyline and the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the private beach dinner experience is the perfect start to an unforgettable romantic evening. Your Personal Concierge will welcome you and guide you to a candle lit beach-side cabana where a feast of gastronomic delicacies will await.

Experience a personalized selected menu by the culinary team. The Valentine’s beachside dinner experience will have live entertainment and a special romantic set up.

When: February 11 to 15, 2016

How much: Starting at AED 2000 per couple

Gentlemen, if you’re planning to propose, you may want to ask Waldorf about their Proposal package [it’ll be hard to say no].

Reservations are required at least 48 hours before the intended date. Call +971 4 818 2222 or email dubai@waldorfastoria.com.

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Tell us in the comments below.

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