Five bars to go to if you're single this Valentine's Day
February 14 isn’t just for happy couples – there’s plenty of places you can go if you’re flying solo in the capital
If you’re unattached and want to avoid all those roses and love-struck couples on Valentine’s
this year, head to Irish pub PJ O’Reilly’s for their annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Protest Party on February 16. There’ll be music from Sweet Chilli Jam and prizes for the best dressed partygoers.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs200. Tel: (02) 6950515. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien. pjspubabudhabi.com
The Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi’s pub Heroes is also shunning the love bug this February – it’s hosting an anti-Valentine’s Day party on February 15, with music from The International Playboys.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6166261. Taxi: Crowne Plaza. ichotelsgroup.com
Belgian Café Yas Island
Another anti-Valentine’s Day party, with special dishes for singles such as Selfish Shellfish, plus drinks deals from 8pm to 11pm.
Belgian Café Yas Island, Radisson Blu, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs69 (ladies), Dhs150 (men). Tel: (02) 6562000. Taxi: Yas Island. radissonblu.com
Abu Dhabi’s Irish pub is hosting a Traffic Light Party on February 15 for singles. Wear green if you’re single and looking to mingle, wear yellow if your situation is complicated, and wear red if you’re taken. There’s a three-hour drinks package for Dhs149 from 8pm to 11pm. There’s prizes for the best dressed.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel. Tel: (02) 6524333. mcgettigans.com
Singles can party at the Park Rotana’s anti-Valentine’s Day bash this week, where there’ll be live music from the house band, drinks deals and more.
Park Rotana, Al Matar, Abu Dhabi, free entry, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (02) 6573333. Taxi: Near Khalifa Park. rotana.com