No matter how you plan on spending Valentine’s Day – coupled up or with close friends – we’ve got you covered with a few great nightlife options. For those in search of bubbly (or fruity cocktails) and fantastic views, here are 5 places around Dubai to consider…
1. Vista Bar & Terrace
What’s on: Once you arrive at Vista Bar & Terrace, take a moment to appreciate the 180° views overlooking the Creek and Dubai skyline. This futuristic-looking venue has a Miami soul with its all-white furniture and neon accents. They’ve also got a tapas menu and mixologist-worthy cocktails/mocktails on offer… don’t leave without sipping on a Choco Fashioned signature drink.
Location: InterContinental Hotel Dubai, Dubai Festival City
2. 40 Kong
What’s on: Head 40 floors wayyy up to 40 Kong where the open-air hotspot is celebrating the single life. This bar in the clouds is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day dinner party here on Wednesday night with a set menu. A magnet for fun crowds and boasting endless panoramas of Jumeirah and beyond, it’s impossible to walk away from 40 Kong disappointed.
Location: The H Dubai, World Trade Centre
3. Karma Kafé
What’s on: There’s one Downtown spot that plans on being unapologetically romantic this Valentine’s Day. For the full-on Dubai experience, you really can’t go wrong with Karma Kafé which is hosting a candlelit three-course dinner with a backdrop of Burj Khalifa and the fountain shows. For AED 699 per couple you’ll enjoy bubbly, Pan-Asian specialties and desserts. Gentlemen, they’ll even supply you with a rose upon arrival (in case ya forgot.)
Location: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
4. Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar
What’s on: Pull up a cushion for a front-row seat of the Marina skyline at Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar. This place is well-known for its ultra chill and trendy vibes, making it a favorite spot for conversations and good music. If you’re looking for a dinner & drinks experience, Buddha-Bar is flying in Parisian chef Matthias Giroud to whip up a four-course Pan-Asian menu for couples, along with other loved up surprises.
Location: Tower 2, Dubai Marina
5. Pure Sky Lounge
What’s on: We hope you’ve had a pedicure because it’s ‘Cinderella’d Single Ladies’ Night at Pure Sky Lounge (and FREE SHOES are on the table!) Valentine’s Day at this sky-high JBR hotspot will see shoe brand Nude by Pencil raffling off a pair of AED 350 heels. Ladies will have to put their best foot forward in hopes of it fitting. Cost is AED 150 for the girls with unlimited nibbles and free-flowing bubbly.
Location: Hilton Dubai, JBR
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