6 Valentine’s Day staycations in the UAE
Being home to some of the best hotels in the world, you needn’t leave the UAE for a romantic weekend. And with prices ranging from AED999 to AED140,216, there should be something to suit most pockets.
Arabian Nights Village – Abu Dhabi
With camel rides, henna, belly dancing, mouth-watering intercontinental dishes, star-gazing and free flowing bubbly with your meal, Arabian Nights Village could have you spending Valentine’s like Disney’s Aladdin and Jasmine, minus the magic carpet of course.
When: Saturday, 13 February and Sunday, 14 February
Where: Arabian Nights Village Rd - Abu Dhabi
Contact: +971 2 676 9990, www.arabiannightsvillage.com
Price: AED2,600 for one night
Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort - Fujairah
If the sound of waves, fresh air and a sky full of stars is your idea of romance, then Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is the place for you. The hotel is offering its Valentines couples a complimentary bottle of sparkling grape and a buffet breakfast.
When: Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February
Where: Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
Contact: + 971 9 244 9000, www.lemeridien-alaqah.com
Price: AED999 for one night
Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort – Abu Dhabi
Enjoy rustic island life with a touch of Middle Eastern luxury at Al Yamm Villa Resort. Wildlife roams free across the dunes, while flamingos flock around the mangrove lagoon. There’s also plenty of activities such as horse riding, falconry, archery and water sports.
When: Sunday, February 14
Where: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island
Contact: +9712 801 5400, sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com, for bookings +971 (0)2 656 1399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: AED2,600 excluding 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee, per villa per night for a minimum two night stay
St Regis Dubai - Dubai
The Kim and Kanye of Valentines packages. Be chauffeured in by a Bentley Flying Spur, then enjoy a high flying tour of the city with the hotel’s very own helicopter. Once you’re done, a 913sqm imperial suite decorated especially for the occasion awaits you. Not enough? Maybe a jewellery set from Dhamani, and a luxury gift from Swiss Perfection Cellular Skincare will do. Still not enough? Ok, couples also receive a private cabana at the rooftop swimming pool and a candle-lit five course dinner in the suite’s private dining room. There’s more but we’ll leave you to discover the rest.
When: 48 hour getaway valid from February 12 until February 16
Where: Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 435 5555, www.stregisdubai.com
Price: AED140,216 (can’t put a price on love right?)
JA Palm Tree Court Hotel - Dubai
With a golf course, spa, beach and swimming pool, JA Palm Tree Court Hotel has R&R covered. For just AED1,950 you could indulge in glass of sparkling bubbly topped with a romantic candle lit dinner at White Orchid before choosing between a full 45 minute body massage or a nourishing facial.
When: February 13 until 18 February
Where: JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai
Price: AED1,950+ 10% municipal fee and 10% service per night
Contact: +9714 814 5555, www.jaresortshotels.com
Armani Hotel – Dubai
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with Armani Hotel. A private chauffeur will pick you up and escort you to the hotel in a Bentley, where you will be welcomed by a (literal) bed of roses. The Valentines offer also includes a 50-minute spa treatment and a lavish dinner at Armani/Ristorante or Armani/Hashi.
When: February 13 until February 20
Where: Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 888 3705, www.armanihotels.com
Price: AED3,600 plus 10% service charge and 10% municipality fee and AED20 Tourism Dirham Fee per room per night per night