11 of the most romantic private dining rooms in Dubai

For when only the best will do, spoil someone special att one of these out-of-this-world private dining experiences in Dubai

Updated on 30 January 2023

11 of the most romantic private dining rooms in Dubai

There are times when only the best will do, and one of those times is when you’re out to seriously impress your other half. Whether you’re planning a beautiful big proposal or just want to treat someone special to the time of their life, hiring one of the most romantic private dining rooms in Dubai is a sure-fire way to win hearts (or perhaps just one heart, in this case).

With so many luxurious experiences at your fingertips in Dubai it’s not hard to find out-of-this world dining, but not every offering is right for date night. If you’re looking for romantic private dining in Dubai, chances are you want a super special table for two. A classic would be to plump for one of the best restaurants in Dubai with a view. Whether that means sky-scraping dining rooms offering a front row seat to the glittering city below, or a spot looking onto the famous dancing Dubai fountains.


Alternatively, if your other half loves the seaside, there’s nothing quite like facing onto the glittering Gulf with your toes in the sand. Beach dining in Dubai stretches from upbeat clubs offering exclusive cabanas through to luxurious tailor-made dinner set ups that give you complete privacy.

Once you’ve nailed the location, it’s time to think about the next most important thing (after you, of course): the food and drinks. Every one of our picks below specialise in creating unforgettable experiences. From menus packed with high-end ingredients like caviar and wagyu beef through to expertly crafted drinks pairings, there's no detail too small to consider if you want to make a lasting impression for all the right reasons. We suggest leaving things in the professional hands of your events team to ensure that everything goes perfectly for your big moment.

To find out more about each of the private dining rooms below, simply hit the book now booking to read the full review and secure your date in the diary.

Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, The Palm

A private dining cabana set up on a beach in Dubai at sunset

Slap bang in the heart of The Palm, this perfectly placed hotel pulls out all the stops when it comes to romantic gestures. The team will work with you on a completely tailored basis to come up with your dream menu, before setting up a private cabana on the beach for you to watch sunset from. If that doesn’t impress your other half, we can’t help you. If things do go to plan however, there are nearly 300 rooms on site to take your pick from, allowing you to prolong the magic of your evening.
Where: East Crescent, Palm
Book nowAnantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Private Terrace Floor 42, Downtown Dubai

Someone pouring a glass of Champagne on a table set for two, on a balcony with views of the Dubai skyline

Leave them speechless with some of the most iconic views of the city. The team at the Shangri La hotel are well used to orchestrating proposals and romantic gestures via their Level 42 space which looks on the Downtown Dubai skyline, the Burj Khalifa and the Arabian Gulf beyond. It’s safe to say that this one is pretty photogenic. You’ll work with your event co-odinator to come up with the perfect meal to impress your other half with, as well as collaborating on little extras such as flowers, décor or even live music that will help take your evening to the next level.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Near Financial Metro Station
Book nowPrivate Terrace Floor 42

The Restaurant at Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

A hidden room behind a door that looks like a bookcase, with a small table inside

With a modern menu of global gastronomy, The Restaurant at Address Boulevard is a nice all-rounder if you’re not yet sure of your beau’s favourite food. The sweetest of its private dining spaces is found in the Secret Room, which is tucked away behind a hidden bookshelf. On the other side of the door you’ll find an exclusive table set-up for nobody else but you and your other sweetheart. For us, this is a pretty special one.
Where: Level 3 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
Book nowThe Restaurant at Address Boulevard

Maiden Shanghai, The Palm

A round private dining table in a room with big windows on two sides looking out to the sw

Lively and upbeat, Maiden Shanghai is the spot for fun-loving couples to head to when looking for their next date night spot. The private dining space here has views across fringed palm trees to the turquoise sea beyond. While the table seats a group comfortably, you’re welcome to book it for a table a deux. Here you’ll be treated to some of the best Chinese food in Dubai as well as the option to add karaoke, if perhaps a serenade is on the cards.
Where: No 1 Palm, Jumeirah Dubai
Book nowMaiden Shanghai

Pool Deck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, The Palm

A couple enjoying a picnic on the beach with wine

There are a couple of options at Pool Deck, which is a restaurant that seems to have been purposely designed to celebrate romance. Either book one of the beautiful pool cabanas that glow come the evening and offer gorgeous views of lights reflected in the water surrounding them, or go for a sunset picnic on the beach. The former means you can enjoy the background buzz of other date nights, while the latter affords you complete privacy. Picnics are available between 6-8pm each evening and include a basket packed with treats like cheese and charcuterie, plus a bottle of wine. The blanket is even thrown in, so you don’t need to think of anything other than all the nice things you’re going to say to your date.
Where: Crescent Road, The Palm
Book now: Pool Deck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Estiatorio Milos Dubai, The Palm

An outdoor restaurant with floating pontoons that have tables on them

Opened in 2023, Estiatorio Milos Dubai is one of the many restaurants found within Atlantis The Royal hotel. While there isn’t an option to be completely tucked away here, the atmosphere more than makes up for the lack of privacy, Instead you’ll find yourself marooned on a floating pontoon away from the crowds. Surrounded by lamps lit and suspended in the water, this is a gorgeous spot for a romantic evening. On top of the setting, you’ll also be able to treat your loved one to a modern menu of Greek cookery.
Where: Crescent Road, The Palm
Book nowEstiatorio Milos Dubai

Nobu at the Beach, The Palm

Two palm-fringed swimming pools with a walkway between them and the sea ahead

There’s something about Nobu that just makes it the ideal place to wine and dine someone special. Maybe it’s the world-class service and globally celebrated menu, or perhaps it’s the category-leading drinks list and chic interiors… or maybe it’s the whole package. Whatever the draw, we’re pretty confident in saying a meal here is sure to be a hit. Either head down to the beach and hire a private cabana for sunbathing with a side of sharing plates and Champagne, or book out the chef’s table which allows you a front row seat to the inner workings of the masterful kitchen brigade’s playground.
Where: Crescent Road, The Palm
Book nowNobu at the Beach

At.Mosphere, Downtown Dubai

A long private dining table with views over Dubai through two big glass windows

At 122 floors up, At.Mosphere takes the title of the world’s tallest restaurant. Interiors here have been designed around deep cocoa and jewel tones, to set the scene for a night of pure indulgence. While the private dining room here seats up to sixteen, you’re able to hire it for just two guests, for some real wow-factor. Sit side by side to soak up the stupendous views stretched out in front of you or choose to take your seat with your back to the city, to allow you to gaze into your date’s eyes. Whichever direction you’re facing, the dinner will be just as spectacular. Expect modern European plates as good as you’d find anywhere else in the city.
Where: Burj Khalifa, 122nd Floor, Downtown Dubai
Book nowAt.Mosphere

Al Mahara Desert Resort, Desert Conservation Reserve

A private dining set-up in the desert at dusk, on a rug surrounded by candles

Okay, this one’s going to take a little bit of pre-planning given its location just outside Dubai, in the desert. Once you get there, any stress of the journey will melt away thanks to being greeted by one of the most romantic private dining experiences anywhere in the UAE. Here you’ll find this stunning candle-lit scene in the middle of sand dunes which is set up on Persian carpets and comes with all the trappings of high-end dining, like crisp, starched white napkins. It’s a real showstopper.
Where: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Ain Road
Book nowAl Mahara Desert Resort

Ossiano Underwater, The Palm

A man sitting alone at a table with a view of a aquarium

We couldn’t compile a list of places to propose or host a special date without mention Ossiano. Here, not only are you treated to a Michelin starred dinner in Dubai, you’re also afforded a stunning show via the restaurant’s glass walls that look onto the mind-blowing aquarium. With exotic fish, sharks and stingrays all on display, this a mesmerising experience that is sure to stay with you long after the meal has ended. 
Where: Crescent Road, The Palm
Book nowOssiano Underwater

Brunch & Cake, Jumeirah

Two clear dining domes with small tables set up in them

For something altogether more casual, why not head to Brunch & Cake? Here at the Al Wasl branch you’ll find a couple of unique dining domes that mean you can enjoy the café’s signature serves from the privacy of your own pod. The beauty of this spot is that it’s not restricted to dinner. Why not enjoy a romantic breakfast over eggs any-way-you-like or an afternoon tea complete with barista made coffees and high end cakes?
Where: 51 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah
Book now: Brunch & Cake

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