Fancy hitting the town on Thursday February 14 but can’t fork out hundreds of dirhams? Fret not, there are some budget options around the city if you’re on a shoestring. And the best news? They involve food. Whether you’re looking to scoff your way through a massive milkshake, dig into some free pancakes, or get sushi for Dhs1, you’re in luck this Valentine's Day.
Black Tap is rolling out the red velvet carpet this Valentine’s Day with the ultimate CrazyShake upgrade for two. The limited edition shake available at all three branches and is served in a vanilla frosted rim glass with red and white sprinkles, topped with a fat slice of red velvet cake, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. But before couples put two straws in the one shake, they will be treated to a welcome glass of bubbly.
Dhs69. Thu Feb 14-Sat Feb 16. Multiple locations including Jumeirah Al Naseem; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; InterContinental Dubai Festival City, www.blacktapme.com
Here’s a deal to fall in love with: free pancakes at eggspectation in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Head to any of the casual diner’s two branches and you and your Valentine will be given three of the signature fluffy treats. Chefs will top the heart-shaped trio with fresh strawberries, drizzled with a homemade salty caramel sauce. If there’s anything to get our hearts racing it’s a freebie.
Free. Feb 13-14. Open daily 7am-midnight. Locations include City Walk and The Beach JBR, eggspectation.com.
The Unlucky Cat
Say it over sushi at The Unlucky Cat this Valentine’s Day with Dhs1 rolls when you buy a drink at the ever-quirky bar. Pick and choose from a vast selection of sushi with every drink as part of the special offer from 6pm until midnight. Dinner and drinks without forking out a ridiculous amount of dosh? We like the sound of that. Pass us the chopsticks, we’ll see you in Business Bay.
Dhs1 (sushi with every drink ordered). Thu Fri 14, 6pm-midnight. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3121).
Why not try something small but sweet to celebrate Valentine’s Day? For Dhs59 for two, Zeste Café in Dubai Festival City has a gooey chocolate fondue that’s all ready to be dipped into.
Dhs59 per couple. Thu Feb 14, open 7am-9pm. Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).