Valentine's Day is fast approaching; spoil your loved one with memorable experiences at Dubai's boutique polo resort, Meliã Desert Palm Dubai. Nestled amidst a lush 160-acre estate, the resort is offering romantic picnics, staycations, destination dining, dinner dates and luxurious spa experiences.
Make the most of Dubai's balmy weather by booking a romantic picnic on the beautiful grounds of the retreat on 12th or 13th February. A picnic spread in a secluded area with delicious nibbles and refreshing drinks, starts with a welcome drink on the poolside at Epicure, before spreading your blanket and opening your basket to an afternoon of romance. The picnic runs from 2 pm to 6 pm and needs to be booked in advance as limited spots are available; priced at AED 750 per couple.
While those looking for an overnight getaway can book a lavish suite, complete with a bottle of bubbles, flower petal turn-down, romantic dinner for two at the hotel's signature restaurant RARE along with breakfast in bed for two the next morning. Package starts at AED 1800, including a complimentary spa voucher worth AED 200.
Guests can also opt for Valentine's dinner at RARE on 12th, 13th or 14th February. A three-course set menu will be served at the restaurant from 7 pm to 10 pm, in a romantic set up, along with a bottle of sparkling beverage. The dinner menu includes an amuse-bouche of rice chicharrón with tuna saku dipped in shiitake mushroom glaze or tapioca beetroot chicharrón with avocado muse. For the main course, guests can choose from lobster in red curry, lamb chop in coriander sauce or grilled cauliflower in vegan basil sauce.
End the night on a sweet note, in the form of a chocolate pistachio enamorado or coconut passion mousse with strawberry sauce. The dinner is priced at AED 450 per couple with alcohol; and AED 300 per couple for the non-alcoholic package.
Alternatively, Meliã Desert Palm Dubai can organise Destination Dining experiences this Valentine's Day. Guests can choose to have an intimate candlelight dinner set up at one of the chic, picturesque locations within the property including The Courtyard, The Museum Lawn, The Green Veranda or The Argentinian Table.
The delectable three-course set menu would come along with a bottle of sparkling beverage, soft drinks, fairy lights, flower petals and floral centrepieces. The Destination Dining experience is priced at AED 2,500 per couple, with alcohol and AED 1500 per couple, for the non-alcoholic package.
Couples seeking to do something different can book the 'Be My Valentine' package at Samāna Spa. The relaxing offering includes a 60-minute revitalising treatment for two and 30-minute facial or foot massage for two, along with the use of the Jacuzzi in the couple's treatment room.
One of the main lessons learnt in the past year has been the importance of self-love. Guests that want to unwind from the daily routine and pamper themselves can choose the 'Be Beautiful' package. This includes a 60-minute treatment, 30-minute facial and 30-minute private salt bath. All spa guests will receive refreshing tea, complimentary access to the relaxation area and hotel's infinity pool along with a spa gift voucher.
'True Love' discount packages are available for regular spa-goers where ten spa treatments are priced at AED 3200 (90-minutes each) and AED 2500 (60-minutes each).