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Five Things For Singles To Do On Valentine's Day

By Abbas Jaffar Ali
By Abbas Jaffar Ali
12 February 2017


There’s no reason why single people have to avoid Valentine’s Day or scoff at couples who are having a romantic night out. Valentine’s Day is about love, and that applies to single people as well. You can enjoy Valentine’s Day as a day to really spoil yourself and indulge in some ‘me’ time. Here are some quick things you can do in the city this Valentine’s Day:

Spoil yourself at the movies: a movie theatre might not seem like a first destination for Valentine’s Day, but that’s because you really haven’t experienced cinema the way we have. Treat yourself to ThEATre by Rodes at VOX Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates. Luxury seating, a gorgeous menu of food and drink, and no screaming kids. See what’s playing this week and curl up with a bowl of caramel pecan popcorn - you can thank us later. Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates.

Beach time with the girls: the weather is still perfect to be by the beach, so why not round up some of your single girlfriends for a ladies day at Nikki Beach Dubai? Lounge by the pool while enjoying food and drink to your heart’s desire – pun intended. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, 04 376 6000.

Indulge in a night out: okay so maybe you do want to jump onto the ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ brigade, but you can do so in style at Bridgewater Tavern at the JW Marriott Marquis. Perilously romantic movies will be screened on the TVs, while you distract yourself with some great gastro-pub fare and drinks. Singles get in for free, with AED 100 for any couples who dare crash the night. Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis

Get your game on: rally up some of your friends for a spot of competitive video games. Games like Singstar, Move or Die, Rocket League, and Buzz! will bring out the competitive side in anyone. Or pick your favorite board games and see who comes out on top – just have plenty of pizza and drinks to keep the night going strong.

Treat yourself: we mean it – been eyeing a fancy new pair of headphones or an awesome jacket in a store? Dip into your rainy day fund, or better still use money that would have otherwise spent on buying gifts for your significant other, and buy something for yourself. You don’t have to go ridiculously overboard – just go out and buy something for yourself that you’re happy with, no matter how big small it is. But we’d definitely draw the line at buying a new car – just saying.

By Abbas Jaffar Ali

Written by Abbas Jaffar Ali contributor

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