6 alternative Valentine's Day nights out for couples

Time Out Dubai has the complete guide to Valentine's Day in Dubai. But for something different here are 6 alternative Valentine's Day nights out for couples

Be My Acoustic Valentine at The Music Room
An unusual mix of congas and candlelight await at this popular live music venue. Request a song on the venue’s Facebook page and you could win a special performance on Valentine’s Day by the venue’s house band EvolveR, as well as a Dhs300 voucher to spend on food and drinks.
Sun February 14, 6pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 888804 359 8888).

“Come single, get double” at Ba Restaurant & Lounge
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about dates and romance. It can also be a chance to meet new people in the city. Ba Restaurant & Lounge at Fairmont The Palm is offering single patrons two drinks for the price of one over Valentine’s weekend.
Prices vary. February 12-14, 7pm-11pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, (04 457 345704 457 3457).

Paint Night at Iris Dubai
Get creative at this fun alternative to dinner. Guests get an outlined canvas and colours to create their own masterpiece. Use the skyline as your inspiration, and if art isn’t your strong point, an instructor will be on hand to offer you tips. Reserve your spot in advance.
Dhs369 per person (including two drinks). Sun February 14, 7.30pm-10.30pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (056 951 1442056 951 1442).

Single ladies’ brunch at Vantage
Ladies in the city who will be flying solo this Valentine’s Day should celebrate by heading to Vantage, which is offering brunch the day before, featuring hand-rolled sushi, mixed drinks and mini spa treatments for single gals.
Dhs229 (including unlimited beverages). Sat February 13, 12.30pm-4pm. Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 377 200004 377 2000).

Valentine’s Day vintage film night at The Courtyard Playhouse
Watch two classic movies and get free popcorn and a welcome drink. Roman Holiday (1953) starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck starts at 7pm, An Affair to Remember (1957) with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr starts at 9.30pm.
Dhs100 per person, per screening. Sun February 14, 7.30pm-11.30pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, (050 986 1761050 986 1761).

V-Day after the day tour with The Yellow Boats
The fun doesn’t have to end once February 14 does. Book an exclusive 60-minute tour for two with The Yellow Boats, head out on Thursday February 18 and get your weekend started in style. You’ll get a private guide and a welcome drink, too.
Dhs1,200 per couple. Daily, 9am-sunset. Dubai Marina Walk, Dubai Marina (800 892).

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