HATE VALENTINE’S DAY? THESE PLACES WANT YOUR BAD ROMANCE
Love is in the air, but if all the romance and cutesy symbols that go with it – roses, hearts and teddy bears – suffocate you, then head to one of these anti-Valentine’s Day events. They love to hate love and celebrate singlehood. We hope you’ve practised your moves to Single Ladies.
Mirror, mirror on the table – who’s the best company of them all? That’s a question you can reflect on, literally, at Inked’s Tête-à-Tête pop-up series. The three-night dining experience at the food collective in Alserkal Avenue will seat guests at a table for one facing a mirror so they can watch themselves eat a fine-dining fourcourse menu. Call it me-time or the opportunity to face yourself and your fears of being alone (if you have any). Diners also get the opportunity to speak to guests seated on either side. February 12-14, Dh300 per person. Call 04 344 1788.
This year, Valentine’s falls on a Tuesday – aka, ladies’ night – so there should be as many parties as there are tables for two. Single and ready to mingle? Cook Hall, the American gastropub at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, has a singles Valentine’s Day party on February 14 from 8pm to 1.30am. Nineties tunes played by house band Carmen and The Black Ts will be the background score to your hunt for love. There’s 25 per cent off selected beverages. Call 04 4 355 577.
OK, so you’re not ready to give the green signal to love, but that’s no reason to not have fun. Societe Dubai has a Traffic Signal Valentine’s Day party on February 14 where guests will be given red, yellow and green wristbands with quotes like sayings on them like ‘Back Off’ on red, ‘Depends who’s asking’ on yellow and ‘Good to go’ on the green wristbands. The greatest love songs of the last three decades will play. Free entry, table packages start from Dh1, 300; call 050 699 3191.
Tribeca, at JA Ocean View Hotel in JBR (below right), is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Singlez party on February 14. Ladies get free drinks before 11pm and the resident DJ will be playing hits all night long. Call 04 814 5923.
Taj Dubai’s rooftop lounge Treehouse (below left) is celebrating singles with a party on February 14. Women get two free beverages and both women and men get 30 per cent off their total bill. From 7pm-midnight.