UAE hotels hope money can buy ME Feb 14 love

DUBAI: Lovey dovey in Abu Dhabi? The Emirates Palace, a seven-star hotel, has the priciest Valentine offer — a 7-day stay for a cool million bucks.

“Time to show your love to your love,” the hotel says. Takers will have a private butler and a chauffeur-driven Maybach luxury car at their disposal during their stay. Options for the million-dollar deal include a romantic dinner in-suite or on a yacht at sea, helicopter flights, use of the Abu Dhabi golf course, horse riding, watching camel racing, and even making your own perfume. A private jet is also on call for shopping trips to other countries in the region.

The daily Gulf News quoted sources close to the hotel as saying a Russian businessman had expressed interest in the package. The hotel does offer a more modest three-day Valentine’s deal for $136,000. This includes in-suite dinner with live music — and a diamond necklace for the lady.

East along the coast in Dubai the prices may be lower, but opportunities to lavish largesse on one’s loved one are not hard to find. The Palace hotel — near Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building — offers a deal entitled the “Sweet Suite Package” for $2,700.

The couple stays in one of the hotel’s Royal Suites, where they are treated to a candlelit dinner, French champagne and a chocolate fountain. Spa treatment is included to massage away some of those extra acquired calories.