6 alternative Valentine's Day experiences to try in Dubai
Sick of the traditions that come with Valentine’s Day and fancy a bit of variety on the big day? Then you’re in luck, as there’s a bunch of things you can enjoy that doesn’t simply involve sitting across from your loved one and stuffing your faces or watching a rom-com that the two of you are “enduring” rather than watching. Take a look at these instead...
Fancy something completely different? Then head to Flip Out this Valentine’s Day. The His & Hers Package allows two people to enjoy one hour of high energy fun together while bouncing through the air. If you wear red and post a pic to social media tagging the venue, you could win a prize, too.
Where: Flip Out
Contact: 600 567 568, website
The Paint & Grape Valentine’s Day Special
We Love Art is hosting a special, romantic edition of Paint & Grape at Iris Dubai, where guests can recreate the famous Pop Art masterpiece “The Kiss” surrounded by soulful French Jazz and the stunning backdrop of Downtown Dubai. Spend the evening with the ones you love, be they your partner or friends, and become an artist in one fun night.
Where: Iris Dubai
Contact: +971 56 769 1995, website
The venue wants to share their love for you this year. Diners at will be spoilt with three complimentary heart-shaped pancakes. The fluffy buttermilk pancakes will be topped with fresh strawberries and homemade salted caramel drizzle. The pancakes will be given to each table throughout the day.
Where: The Walk, JBR
Price: À la carte
Contact: +971 4 430 7252, website
La Perle Pandora Package
The show has teamed up with luxury jewellery maker, Pandora this Valentine’s Day. Guests can either choose from the Gold or luxurious VIP package. Gold includes two tickets to La Perle, complimentary Uber ride to and from the theatre, a gift and flower from Pandora and dinner for two at Babiole, inclusive of a bottle of grape. The exclusive VIP combination includes two VIP tickets to La Perle, access to the VIP lounge, a complimentary Uber ride to and from the theatre, a gift and flower from Pandora and dinner for two at Babiole, inclusive of a bottle of premium bubbles.
Where: La Perle, Al Habtoor City
Price: AED1850 per couple (gold), AED3,600 per couple (VIP)
Contact: +971 4 437 0001, website
If you’re down for something straightforward and tasty, then Left Bank, The Drafthouse, Après MOE or Mr. Toads have a burger for you. Enjoy a delicious beef patty, stuffed with moreish truffle cheese, laid upon a love heart-shaped bun. It’s all topped with pulled beef brisket and crispy fried onions. Add a little extra something to your burger by smothering it in the Choco Mojo potion that promises to leave you wanting much more.
Where: Left Bank, The Drafthouse, Après MOE or Mr. Toads
Price: From AED175
Contact: Après +971 4 341 2575, Leftbank +971 4 368 617, Draft House +971 4 294 0822, Mr Toads +971 4 336 3184 and Mr. Toads (DIP) +971 4 885 1899
Ballet Under The Stars
Surprise your special someone with a romantic escape and a bit of culture with Ballet under the Stars. Book a luxurious suite or private villa that includes tickets to the show, as well as a three-course theatre dinner and bubbles reception. You can also make use of the special hotel room rates with additional benefits on stays between February 15 and 16. So, y’know, you can turn a magical night into a mini romantic break. The package also includes á la carte breakfast for two, plus two Platinum tickets to Ballet under the Stars, complimentary soft drinks and mini bar snacks. There’s 15 percent discount in Desert Palm Dubai’s restaurants and bars, too. And a stack of other love day treats, discounts and more that are sure to make your Valentine’s Day a complete success.
Where: Desert Palm Dubai
Price: AED2,700 per night
Contact: +971 4 323 8888, website