8 Anti Valentine’s Day Parties You Must Check Out In Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
8 Anti Valentine’s Day Parties You Must Check Out In Dubai

Whether you’re young, free and single, the sociable sort who loves to fly solo, or a couple who hates the Valentine’s Day clichés, Dubai has a whole lot of options to let your hair down and enjoy the Anti Valentine’s Day vibe. Here are eight Anti Valentine’s Day parties you must check out in the city this month.

1. Smash Room

We all feel like smashing or breaking something when we are stressed or angry; and if you’re dealing with a break up, things only get worse, right? The Smash Room in Dubai allows you to break and smash various glass and electronic items to remove your stress and anger. Cool right? Shatter, break, stomp, or tear glass items to electronics. And the place also has a cool package to smash the cheese out of Valentine’s Day! The ‘Get It Over’ packages, as the name indicates is for all those who are dealing with a nasty breakup.

The package has two options, both priced at AED 249. You could get 10 glasses, 1 TV, bring your ex’s stuff and a marker to write names with or opt for the second one where you can swap the TV for one piñata. And it gets better! Show proof of a recent break-up and get 10 additional glasses! Now, isn’t that what you just need? The offer is valid from 9- 16 February 2020.

Location: 195 Umm Suqeim St – Dubai
Contact: 04 339 7810

2. SoBe Sunset & Rooftop bar

If you thought 14 February was only for couples, think again!  Ladies, who are single and slaying it can have some fun too! SoBe invites you for a super fun anti Valentine’s Day, perfect for the ‘Misfit’. Gather your anti-Valentine’s girl squad and enjoy free drinks on 14 February. The party kicks off at 7:00 pm with DJ David Craig, spinning out electric tunes, after which DJ Eden will take over the stage.

Location: W Dubai – The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Date & Time: 14 February, 7:00 pm- 3:00 am
Contact: +971 4 245 5800

3. Anti-Valentines Weekender at H Bar

Calling all the singles out there! Get your BFFs gang together for a weekend-long Anti-Valentines Bash at the H Bar. Ditch those Valentine’s Day blues and enjoy ‘All Day Happy Hour’ with house beverages at just AED 24. Additionally, ladies enjoy a complimentary drink, complimentary pool table access, and 30% off on food. There will also be lively music and an Anti-Valentine’s Day Heart Piñata to break.

Location: The H Hotel, One Sheikh Zayed Road
Date & Time: 14 February
Contact: 04 501 8888


With postcard perfect views of the Burj al Arab and award-winning food, McGettigan’s is an ideal spot to beat the V-day blues and celebrate. Make wine be your Valentine this year with the Anti-Valentine’s Brunch at McGettigan’s. Get the guys and girls together for an afternoon of fun, friends and food- all for just AED 299. Savour delectable bee sharing dishes, or hop between live cooking stations as you sip on free-flowing drinks. Join in the fun on 14 February from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm.

Location: Unit 63, Ground Level, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Date: 14 February
Contact: +971 4 447 0219

5. Reform Social & Grill

If you’re scouting for alternative ways to celebrate the day of love, this is for you! Reform Social & Grill is hosting a an anti-Valentine’s Day quiz on 12 February from 7:00 pm. The quiz hosted by DJ Catboy and Lorra will feature individual challenges, games and creative rounds. Besides, there are exciting prizes to be won for all! Coming to the best part…..the quiz is priced at AED 150 and the full amount is redeemable on food and drinks.

Location: Reform Social & Grill
Date: 12 February from 7:00 pm
Contact: 04 454 2638

6. Ladies Night At Masti, La Mer

Whatever you’re relationship status is, ditch your partner for one night this Valentine’s Day and let your hair down with your girls pals. Set in La Mer’s scenic setting, Masti is the perfect place to celebrate the day of love, and if its with your BFFs it only gets better, right? The cool bar is offering all ladies one free pink mixed drink or a glass of sparkling on arrival. Besides, there will also be free-flowing grape from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am. Party as much as you want and go super hungry as the food here is worth the starve!

There’s also 15 percent off a special menu featuring all-time favorites like beetroot carpaccio, tuna tartar and truffle cream cones made using wild mushrooms and whipped cottage cheese. Don’t miss to try out the slow-cooked lamb croquettes, the burrata and the signature truffle pizza drizzled with makhani sauce and olives. There will also be a DJ spinning tunes from all your favorite female artists. Can this get any better?

Location: Masti, La Mer South, Jumeirah 1
Date: 11 February
Contact: 04 344 4384

7. Gents Night At Exit Sports Bar, Barsha

Why should girls have all the fun! Whether you are single or simply want to hang out with your boy gang, the Exit Sports Bar in Barsha Heights is hosting a laid-back evening of food, drinks and music. Gents can gorge on a free burger or pizza, while those dropping by without company will also receive 40 percent off the total bill. Adding more vibe to the evening, there will also be a specially-curated ‘anti-love’ mixed drinks and a raffle draw with prizes up for grabs.

Besides, this year, V-day happens to fall on a Friday, which coincidentally happens to be ladies’ night at the pub. So ladies, head here and enjoy a 25 percent discount on the bill between 5:00 pm and 1:00 am.

Location: Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights
Date: 14 February, 1:00 pm- 3:00 am
Contact: 04 381 8888

8. The Bungalow

Round up the squad and kick off your Anti-Valentine’s weekend with your very own Galentine’s Day. Ladies, head to Bungalow on 13 February and enjoy free Cosmo cocktails along with a 30% off food. You can party all the way from 5pm until midnight, and with the DJ spinning the very best 80s and 90s throwback tunes, there’s really no excuse not to treat yourself to a Galentine’s Day spectacular.

That’s not all! Escape the cheesy Valentine’s Day overload, on 14 February and embrace your independent spirit, with 3 naughty drinks and 2 bites for just AED 100.  DJs GB, Nnamdi and Eve will spin the tunes for three spectacular live sets, from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

If that’s not enough for you, then you can always make some pour decisions with friends at Drunch on the Deck! Get your essential dose of Vitamin D-runch on the deck, with 3 deck-cellent packages to choose from. Choose from three packages: Full Package for AED 249 per person, Non-Alcoholic Package for AED 199 and the Drinks Only Package for AED 149. You’ll have plenty to sing and dance about, thanks to a live set from the ever-entertaining Big Mouth Band!

Location: Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Dubai
Date: 13 and 14 February, 5:00 pm onwards
Contact: +971 54 994 7970, +971 54 994 7971