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Here are 10 affordable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai 2024

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Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

Love is in the air, and it’s never too late to start planning how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai. It is important to always make time for your loved ones!

Whether your beloved enjoys dining by the beach, embarking on a dhow ride, or indulging in international cuisine, Dubai offers endless opportunities to enhance your celebrations.

Below are our top recommendations for budget-friendly venues to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dubai 2024.

Embrace the enchanting vista from The View

With your Valentine by your side, relish incomparable views of one of Dubai’s most talked-about landmarks at The View at The Palm. Located 240m high, the observation deck presents never-seen-before 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah alongside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and the distant Dubai skyline.

Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

Witness all the magnificent Dubai landmarks, including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, shimmering in the distance. Whether day or night, you can experience it all as The View is open from 9 am to 9 pm. Entry is priced at Dhs100 for a self-guided tour, immersive theater, and access to the viewing deck.

Keep your balance on the ice rink

A little cliché but always romantic, ice skating hand-in-hand is the perfect activity for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

Although there are many ice skating options in Dubai, the crowd favorite is the ice rink at the Dubai Mall. Not only is it Olympic-sized, there are no shortages of activities here, such as lessons for the less experienced, DJ hours where you can skate the latest tunes, and even an ice hckey practice if you’re feeling competitive.

Ticket price starts from AED 110.

Time: 12 PM – 10 PM (Monday to Friday), 10 AM – 10 PM (Saturday and Sunday).

Hop Aboard a Romantic Dhow Cruise

Although February is a chilly time of year to be out on the water, sail away on a traditional Dhow Cruise to make your Valentine’s Day memorable.

From outside, the lit-up ship sparkles like a mirage on the sea under the starry night sky, and inside, it’s just as amazing. There’s no better way to spend a blissful evening with your special someone than taking in the stunning skyline while you sail across the beautiful Dubai Marina.

Dhow cruise
Dhow Cruise

Dhow cruise packages usually have vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet dishes, barbecues, drinks and starters, desserts, entertainment options with live music performances, Tanura dancing, magic shows etc.

Price starts from AED50 for Dubai Creek and AED120 for Dubai Marina.

Time: 8:30PM – 10:30PM

Esperia Bistro & Rooftop Lounge

Here are 10 affordable ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

Experience an exclusive three-course set menu meticulously crafted for Valentine’s Day, available at just Dhs69 per person. Indulge in this offer at a Mediterranean bistro and rooftop lounge located in the Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira.

Dhs69 per person. Wednesday, February 14th, 7pm-11pm. Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira (055 473 5384).

The 305

Here are 10 affordable ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

If you prefer spending Valentine’s Day at the beach, then this offer is perfect for you. This vibrant and stylish beach club is providing guests with a day bed accompanied by shared bites and a bottle of wine at Dhs500 on weekdays and Dhs600 on weekends. This special offer is available from the start of February until Valentine’s Day.

The 305, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Feb1 to 14.

Proceed to UNTOLD

For couples seeking an electrifying Valentine’s Day celebration immersed in music, Romania’s renowned UNTOLD music festival arrives in Dubai this week.

Here are 10 affordable ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

Over four days, the festival boasts an impressive lineup of performers spanning various genres. From the realm of DJs, expect stellar acts such as Major Lazer, Hardwell, Don Diablo, and Armin Van Buuren, among others. For enthusiasts of hip-hop and pop, there’s excitement too, with confirmed appearances by hitmakers like Bebe Rexha, Ellie Goulding, and G-Eazy. Adding to the eclectic mix, Korean rap sensation Psy will deliver infectious beats for a synchronized dance experience.

UNTOLD Music Festival, Expo City Dubai, Dubai. Thurs, Feb 15 to 18,  ticket prices from Dhs300.

Go for Kayaking, Hatta

Here are 10 affordable ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dubai 2024

If you seek the beauty of mountains combined with serene waters, then Hatta is the perfect destination. Grab your partner and experience ayaking in Hatta for an unforgettable adventure amidst breathtaking scenery.

You can either embark on kayaking or choose other boating activities in the UAE, perhaps a donut boat; the choice is yours for a water-filled adventure.

Feel the thrill and adrenaline rush on the region’s longest toboggan ride

Embark on a road trip to Ras Al Khaimah and hop on the Jais Sledder at Jais Adventure Peak, an 885-meter toboggan ride that winds down the Hajar Mountains. It’s the region’s longest toboggan ride, offering an exhilarating experience for you and your partner.

Things to do in Jebel Jais - Jais Sledder
Jais Sledder

Jais Sledder is an alpine coaster, that sits comfortably on a low-slung track and capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 km/hr, with each rider having their own braking system. As you sit close to ground, it feels like the speed is multiplied ten-fold. The total ride takes about eight minutes to cover 1,840 exhilarating metres of hairpin curves and undulating waves.

Timings: 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday closed)

Ticket prices: Adult Ticket: AED 50 (Single Ride) | AED 120 (Three Rides)

Take a Hike

If you’re looking to celebrate your love while prioritizing your health, consider embarking on a brisk trek to the Hatta Mountains. Opt for a scenic sunrise trek and immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature while embracing each other warmly. Traverse the wadis nestled at the base of the mountains and share a ruggedly romantic experience with your beloved.

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Recommended trails include Wadi Shawka, Hatta Mountain Trails, Wadi Munay and Al Rabi Mountain Trail. 

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