Get the single squad together and hit up one of these fun events…
Valentine’s Day is quite possibly the most divisive day on the calendar. For some, it’s a celebration of love and romance, and for others, it’s a vomit-inducing display of consumerism.
But no matter what camp you’re in, there are some good times to be had on February 14, whether you’re searching for that special someone… or simply seeking a few free drinks. Either way, we’re not going to judge.
From traffic light parties to special edition ladies’ nights, here are 9 Valentine’s Day events in Dubai regardless of your relationship status.
(Don’t worry – if you are coupled up, we’ve got you covered with our list of 30 Valentine’s Day dinners to book in Dubai).
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Lock, Stock & Barrel is holding a traffic light party this Valentine’s Eve, with red, yellow and green stickers handed out to guests on arrival to make sure your “status” is clear. Girls will enjoy three free drinks, too. There will also be a live dating show – Lock, Stock & Swipe – taking place from 10pm. If you fancy nominating your unlucky-in-love mate, get in touch with Lock Stock on Facebook, Instagram, or via email. As well as potentially nabbing a hot date, they could be in to win Dhs1000.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, JBR and Barsha Heights, Tues Feb 13, 6pm to 1am. More info on website.
Another traffic light party will be taking place at Nezesaussi Grill – be sure to wear red if you’re taken, yellow if you’re not sure, and green if you’re single and ready to mingle. It’s also ladies’ night, with a choice of starter and two glasses of wine for Dhs79 between 6pm and 9pm. Oh, and there’s karaoke from 8pm to 11pm.
Nezesaussi Grill, Address Dubai Marina, Weds Feb 14, 4pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 888 3444. More info on website.
Here’s a classy option – Grapeskin Wine Bar in La Ville Hotel & Suites is hosting a Valentines’ themed ladies’ night, complete with complimentary “love potion” and secret mail napkins.
Grapeskin, La Ville Hotel & Suites, Weds Feb 14, 8pm to 10pm. Tel: (054) 309 5948. More info on website.
Q43 in Media One Hotel is serving up doubles for all the singles for their Valentine’s Eve ladies’ night. Girls will be treated to six free drinks, and can also enjoy three dishes from the ladies’ night menu for Dhs99. Order from the ladies’ night menu and you’ll also receive a glass of sparkling.
Q43, Media One Hotel, Tues Feb 13, 6pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 443 5403. More info on website.
Urban Bar and Kitchen
UBK has got singles covered with their ‘Oh Sip’ anti-Valentine’s deal. For Dhs90, you can enjoy two hours of unlimited house beverages, including spirits, beers and cocktails.
UBK, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Weds Feb 14, 7pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 438 0000. More info on website.
Garden On 8
Garden On 8 in Media One Hotel is giving its weekly quiz an anti-Valentine’s theme. Questions will have a decidedly unromantic twist (think “who had the most expensive celebrity divorce of all time”), with prizes ranging from a weekend staycation at Media One to a pint of water. The quiz starts at 8pm, but happy hour is from 6pm.
Garden On 8, Media One Hotel, Weds Feb 14, from 8pm. Email: email@example.com. More info on website.
JBR hotspot Tribeca is holding a special edition of its Queen Bee ladies’ night, where girls can get unlimited free drinks from 8pm to 1.30am – and if you dine, there’s 50 per cent off main meals and unlimited bubbly. Guys are welcome, too.
Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, Weds Feb 14, 8pm to 1.30am. Tel: (050) 345 6067. More info on website.
It’s ladies’ night at McGettigan’s DWTC this Valentine’s Day, with five free drinks and a ‘girls only’ menu.
McGettigan’s, Dubai World Trade Centre, Weds Feb 14, from 8pm. Tel: (04) 378 0800. More info on website.
Pure Sky Lounge
Pure Sky Lounge in JBR is pairing up with shoe brand Nude By Pencil to launch a brand new Cinderella’d ladies’ night on Valentine’s Day. For Dhs150 you can enjoy unlimited bubbly, nibbles and sweets, plus lucky “Cinderellas” will go in the draw to win a pair of heels worth US$350.
Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Weds Feb 14, 9pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 374 7888. More info on website.