Anti-Valentine’s day parties, brunches and more…


Crowne Plaza - Heroes
If you can’t wait till February 14 is over, the Heroes anti-Valentine’s day party is for you. This traffic light party features themed shots and live music from the International Playboys.
February 10
Crowne Plaza, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 10pm till late, Dhs125 for gents inclusive of three drinks, free entry for ladies. Tel: (02) 6166132. Taxi: Crowne Plaza.


McGettigan's Abu Dhabi 1
Check out the Guys and Dolls brunch that will feature unlimited house drinks, buffet and a la carte dishes. Guests are encouraged to go in fancy dress under the theme ‘Hollywood Love Stories – Epic love stories versus diasters’ so think Kate and Wills, Jack and Rose, Brad and Angie, and of course, Romeo and Juliet.
February 10
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, noon to 4pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 3780800. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Lemon & Lime
Guests get a complimentary drink at this traffic light party at the Westin. What’s more, DJ Koast will be on the decks.
February 14
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 8.30pm onwards, free entrance. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: Westin.

Porters Pub

Head to this English pub for an all-day beer pong tournament meant to keep your mind off of Valentine’s Day – and your current relationship status. Winners receive free drinks too.
February 14
Grand Millennium Al Wahda Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, noon to midnight, free entry. Tel: (02) 4439999. Taxi: Next to Al Wahda Mall.

Belgian Café

There’ll be a special “Dinner for One” menu on offer at this Anti-Valentine’s day event including items like selfish shellfish, lonely loin of lamb and broken hearted chocolate cake. Plus there’ll also be a jazz band to play some blues to really get you in the mood.
February 14
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, free entry, 8pm, order a la carte. Tel: (02) 6666888. Taxi: InterContinental hotel.


Coopers Bar & Restaurant
Head to this sports pub for a party that will feature games, a special menu and beverage deals. Plus, the DJ is under strict orders to avoid playing any love songs to help you get your mind off of the holiday.
February 14
Park Rotana, Al Matar, Abu Dhabi, free entry, 8pm to 2.30am. Tel: (02) 6573333. Taxi: Near Khalifa Park.

PJ O’Reilly’s
This Irish pub has a barbecue brunch dubbed a “Valentine’s Day protest”. Sweet Chilli Jam and DJ Fast Hands Oaky will be on hand for entertainment.
February 17
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs200 per person with unlimited drinks. Tel: (02) 6742020. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien.