From anti-Valentine's parties to traffic light parties
Time Out Dubai staff
Get pampered at De La Mer Day Spa Bask in your own glory with a four-hour pampering session kicking off with a hot steam shower, chocolate and rose petal body buff, chocolate body wrap, milk bath, aromatherapy massage and rounded off with a facial. Dhs1,025 for four hours. Until February 28. De La Mer Day Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 328 2775).
Singles can party at Mahiki No chance for awkward encounters here. Ladies colour-code themselves on the dance floor with the green, yellow, or red traffic light system to help spell out how friendly they’re feeling. Plus, the fairer gender drink free between 8pm and 10pm. Free entry. 7pm-3am. February 14. Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (055 216 0181).
Check out the Urban Art Fest This ten-day street art exhibition comes to an end on February 15 and features local and international urban art talent in the heart of Deira. The interactive display features 17 artists across a range of mediums including installation, street theatre performances, graffiti and music. Free. 1pm-10pm. Until February 15. Al Ghurair Centre, Deira (www.alghuaraircentre.com).
Go to a traffic light party at UBK Single and ready to mingle? Party-goers attending modern JLT venue UBK simply choose a green, yellow or red sticker on arrival depending on their relationships status: single, not looking but open to persuasion, or taken. February 14. Urban Bar and Kitchen (UBK), Mövenpick Hotel, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Meet friends at The Gramercy They say revenge is a dish best served cold. This Anti-Valentine’s Day evening involves fun games, live entertainment and food for the spiteful singleton, including a ‘torn hearts’ artichoke salad, ‘frigid’ beetroot soup, ‘don’t give a toss’ pasta and ‘stabbed in the back’ dessert skewers. Ouch. From Dhs40. 7pm onwards. February 14. The Gramercy, Level 2, Precinct 3, DIFC (04 437 7511).
Walk with sharks Swap the warm and fuzzies for crippling fear with the Sharkwalker experience inside The Dubai Mall’s massive fish bowl. Those brave enough don a custom-made breathing helmet while they are submerged more than two metres in a shark cage. Dhs590. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall (04 342 2993).
Go to a Guys and Dolls night Get your pals together and sample two tailor-made packages, including buckets of hops-based beverages for the blokes and spirits and mixers for femmes at McGettigan’s. Both packages include a food platter to share between four. Dhs525. Packages available 6pm-10pm. Until February 14. McGettigan’s, JLT and DWTC (04 378 0800).
Celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day Soho Bar & Grill offers solo riders two customised daytime menus. Ladies can enjoy a choice of salad, cheesecake and a mixed drink, while gents can scoff ribs and a pint, in a festive, non-romantic environment. Dhs95. Noon-4pm. Until February 14. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Attend all-day yoga classes Get to the Yoga Festival, which runs over two fun-filled days and offers adults and kids a range of locally and internationally-led free yoga and meditation classes. There’ll be healing, health and wellbeing stands to peruse. Free. 7am-8pm. February 14 to 15. Between Building 1 and 2 near Sony and LinkedIn, Dubai Internet City, www.yogafest.me.