The Gramercy
Their anti-Valentine’s menu features dishes such as Torn Hearts (artichoke hearts with grilled prawns) Don’t Give a Toss pasta, Two Face sea bass, Egg In Your Face steak and chips. The finishing touch? Stabbed In The Back fruit skewers. Genius.

Building 3, DIFC, 7pm. Tel: (04) 4377511. Metro: Financial Centre.

Soho Bar and Grill
Try the deliberately non-romantic night aimed at singles and couples at Soho Bar and Grill. The New York-style venue in Century Village is offering deals on ribs and brews for the boys and cocktails for the girls.

Century Village, Al Garhoud, Dubai, daily noon to 12.30am, Dhs95. Tel: (04) 2868520. Metro: GGICO.

Girders Garden
Escape all the romance and head to Girders or Girders Garden. It will be a free glass of sparkling for the ladies and a free shot for the gents… but this is only for the singletons – so if you come in a couple you won’t be getting any freebies apart from the atmosphere and music plus you can play rounds at the beer pong table. 

Girders, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai. Tel: (04) 814 5590.

White Dubai
They say: ‘Believe it or not some of us actually like being single, and we don’t need some Hallmark holiday to encourage us to show love to our favorite people: ourselves! On February 14, we are rounding up all of Dubai’s single heartthrobs to band together, a night free from cheesy candle-lit dinners. We promise a Valentine’s Day for anyone looking to beat the down-on-love blues, dance and party their single hearts out… and maybe break some hearts along the way. Being single does have its perks.’

White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop. Tel: (050) 443 0933. February 14. 10pm-3am. Strictly Reservations & Guest List Only.

Anantara, Abu Dhabi
The Big Brunch at Ingredients promises a lot of fun and not a red rose or heart shaped chocolate in sight. Bring some friends and mingle with fellow singletons for what is sure to be an enjoyable afternoon with great food, great drinks and great company, for just Dhs225 (soft drinks) or Dhs280 (all inclusive).

Eastern Ring Road, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 656 1000.