Valentine’s Day can be hard for some single people, with all the pink and heart-shaped things around them, and special offers on romantic getaways, dining and gifts for couples, reminding them of exes or the negatives of being single. If you are single and don’t have any special plans for V-Day this year, you can still go out and party with friends, or meet new people at various F&B outlets in Dubai. The emirate has a number of Anti-Valentine’s Day offers this weekend. Check these out below:
1) Anti-Valentine’s Weekender Bash at H Bar
What: The H Dubai, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, is inviting singles to Bar’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Heart Piñata, where they can enjoy a specially curated dining menu, happy hour deals, with beverage prices starting from AED 24, and complimentary pool access. Single ladies will also get a complimentary drink.
When: 14th & 15th February, 12.00pm to 1.00am
2) Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill
What: Huddle Sports Bar & Grill (Citymax Bur Dubai and Citymax Al Barsha) is hosting a special party which will begin with guests being served a love potion on arrival. They can also bring a picture of their ex to shred in the ‘love shredder’ while getting some chocolate and enjoying beverages and themed games.
When: 13 & 14 February, 7pm – 3am
3) Single’s Day Party at Moe and Nido
What: Moe’s on the 5th and their Spanish neighbour Nido, at Sheraton Grand Hotel, are joining hands to host a single’s day party. Guests can enjoy a la carte dinner, beverages, heart-shaped desserts and piñatas with their ex’s name on them, while taking snaps at the Instagram photo booths outside each outlet. Guests will also get a chance to win prizes during the night while enjoying anti love music by DJ Somalie from 9 pm onwards.
When: 14th February, 6pm – 3am
4) SoBe Single at W Dubai
What: SoBe, W Dubai’s rooftop bar in Palm Jumeirah, is offering a space for singles to mingle with special beverages and an international cuisine, while enjoying great views of the city. Ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks with their girl squad between 7pm – 9pm.
When: 14th February, 8pm onwards
5) Anti-Valentine’s Day Brunch at McGettigan’s
What: McGettigan’s in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is offering an afternoon for groups of friends to get together and enjoy a brunch for AED 299 per head.
When: 14th February, 1pm - 5 pm
6) Anti-Valentine’s Day Brunch at Casa de Tapas
Casa de Tapas at Park Hyatt Dubai is also hosting an anti-Valentine’s Day brunch and a post-brunch party, with tapas, paella and free-flowing beverages, with prices starting from AED 249. Guests need to wear black outfits.
When: 14th February, 12:30pm – 4pm
Single people don’t need to dread Valentine’s Day just because no one is sending them flowers, chocolates and other gifts. While it can be overwhelming at times, instead of staying home, they can choose to celebrate the love they have for other people in their lives, such as family members or best friends. Those who don't want to miss out on V-day celebrations can take the day as an opportunity to bond and celebrate with their loved ones by going out for brunch or dinner, a musical night or to a singles party.