We cannot help but think of chocolates, roses and love letters whenever February the 14th approaches, as this day has been traditionally known for serving heart-shaped boxes and lots of bouquets. Some folks decidedly go for alternative ways to celebrate Valentine’s, and it does not include your typical romance-symbolising gifts. Yes, it’s all about spa treatments, tasting menus and designer gift cards.
Here are some fabulous things you can gift your Valentine this year:
Retreat At Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar
Raise romance to new heights at this dramatic mountain retreat. Let the serene atmosphere inspire your love story. Toast your partner with delicious date juice or sparkling wine. Linger over a delightful breakfast buffet to slowly wake up to the day. Treat yourselves to a spa package to relax and revive, with 10% savings on all treatments. Dine by Design in a breathtaking setting in your private villa. Enjoy togetherness in this deliciously private setting.
Location: Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa 621
Contact: +968 2521 8000
Dive Into Love At Bait Al Bahar Restaurant
Enjoy a special Spanish set menu lovingly curated by our visiting celebrity Chef Montse Estruch to mark this Valentine’s Day.
Celebrity Chefs Montse Estruch from El Cingle restaurant in Barcelona, Spain will be visiting Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah to work on the exclusive menu available from 9 to14 February 2019. The extravagance dinner is priced at OMR39++.
Location: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Al Jissah
Contact: +968 2477 6565
Go For Berluti
Fine craftsmanship and exquisite aesthetic come together this season as Berluti unveils a unique selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for the contemporary gentleman. Showcasing a range of accessories and leather goods with subtle red accents, this edit will have your man looking suave and sophisticated, wherever he goes. The collection features dapper footwear styles, slick leather accessories and a selection of statement bags that are sure to compliment a modern man’s style.
Location: Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue.
Contact: +971 4 325 3741
Bathe In Rituals
‘Rituals’ is perfect for the occasion, the brand has revealed an exquisite range of luxury gift sets. With a brand new addition, The Ritual of Karma gift set and reimagined designs, gift your special someone the sublime experience of slowing down this Valentine’s Day. Unveiling a wonderful experience that balances mind, body and soul, the gift sets come in a beautiful keepsake box that can be reused to store personal treasures like photographs, letters or jewellery.
Beautifully redesigned for a more luxurious look, the gift boxes add a touch of elegance to any space and are available in a variety of delightful rituals, including The Ritual of Ayurveda, The Ritual of Dao, The Ritual of Sakura, The Ritual of Happy Buddha, The Ritual of Samurai, The Ritual of Hammam and now also The Ritual of Karma.
Location: Muscat Grand Mall, Muscat
Contact: +968 93 399 1313
Spread Love With Mango
Packed with an endless choice of unique gift ideas for your loved ones, Mango revealed the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift collection. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your significant other or something to surprise your favourite friends, the brand got you covered.
Location: City Centre Muscat, Seeb, Muscat
Contact: +968 2455 8509
Board The QE2
The QE2 will host a treasure trove of romantic experiences including a first-of-its-kind ‘candlelit dinner on the bow of the ship. From Parisian style live entertainment in The Grand Lounge, to secret candle-lit dinners on the ship’s bow – the QE2 is offering passengers a once-in-a-lifetime romantic adventure on board.
Experiences such as Heart of the Ocean, An Evening In Paris, Royal Romance In The Queens Grill will all be on offer, so you can have a night to remember.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contact: +971 4526 8888
Check Out Philipp Plein
Splurge on Philipp Plein’s latest collection this Valentine’s Day dedicated to the designer’s lifelong heroes: Michael Jackson.
For the special lady in your life, choose from Philipp Plein’s SS19 wardrobe of biker jackets with upscale evening wear such as figure-hugging gowns worn with oversized men’s sparkling jackets and bejewelled Janet Jackson bodice dresses in red.
For the gentleman, choose from leather quilted tracksuits and sleeveless tour t-shirts to drummer-parade jackets and dangerous-style monochrome suiting and fedoras, for your man.
Location: Dubai Mall, Dubai
Contact: +971 4339 8262
Stay At The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
With all 9 restaurants and bars featuring sweeping al fresco terraces and the perfect selection of romantic experiences to treat your loved one, it’s the destination of choice this February
Set on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with breathtaking views of the azure ocean and dazzling JBR skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai gets set to magnify the magic of Valentine’s Day not only on the 14th but throughout the month of February itself. Whether you’re looking for classic celebrations, luxurious pamper time, lavish experiences or an intimate dinner, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai at The Walk, JBR is ready to play cupid, as this inspiring destination creates a thousand expressions of love.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contact: +971 4318 6150