Ladies assemble: We've got your Galentine's Day sorted

An excuse to go out and enjoy the best Dubai has to offer? Maybe February 14th isn't so bad after all...
Ladies assemble: We've got your Galentine's Day sorted
You can personalise your own cookies at Tania's Teahouse this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while others may be frantically calling flower shops and taking out loans for fancy dinners, we’re… not. Here at Grazia we’re saying "no date, no problem". Galentine's Day (yes, that’s right) is for getting the girls together and taking advantage of the best deals Dubai has to offer – here are some of our favourites...

Tania’s Teahouse

Get the girls together and spill the tea this Valentine’s Day. The always-Instagrammable Tania’s Teahouse has a collection of special-teas for the occasion (geddit?), including a Lovers Spanish Latte and their fan-favourite Habib-tea, for Dhs25. The thought of roses make you nauseous? Treat your BFF (or yourself) to a Habib-tea cookie bouquet for Dhs65. Or you can personalise your own cookies for Dhs10 each for a gift that looks as good as it tastes. 

For more information call +971 4 324 0021

A cuppa fixes everything... and beautiful cookies don't hurt either

Urban Bar and Kitchen

Recently uncoupled? Despise dating? UBK’s anti-Valentine’s Day is for you, then. Upon arrival you can grab either a ‘single’, ‘maybe’ or ‘taken’ button, and then make your way to the bar to enjoy specially crafted beverages – including the aptly named ‘Cupid Killer’. Snack on their tasty themed menu throughout the night, and use their themed photo frames for your weekly Thursday-night Insta story.

Food and drinks from Dhs55. For more information call +971 4 438 0000 or email


Spread the tzatziki instead of the love, and indulge in an epic Greek feast at OPA! After dinner, take part in their Zorba dance performance and smash some plates – is there a more perfect activity for Valentine’s Day? If you still want more, which you definitely will, head over to their bar for their unique creations and extensive grape collection.

To reserve call +971 4 357 0557 or email

OPA has the perfect spot for that 'I don't miss you at all' photo

Saffron Brunch

The legendary venue is celebrating Valentine’s Day with their ‘Lock and Key Brunch’, and it’s the perfect excuse to dance the day away with your BFFs. Indulge in countless food and beverage options and take part in activities, including their Insta-famous painting studio. And it doesn’t stop there – the Dhs535 package includes access to the Atlantis Beach after-party.

February 15th, 12:30pm – 4pm. To reserve call 04 426 2626 or email

Black Tap

If there’s ever a time to ignore the calories, Valentine’s Day is it – and where better to celebrate than Black Tap. They’ve created a limited-edition Red Velvet Cake Shake - served in a vanilla-frosted glass (complete with red and white sprinkles), the shake is topped with a huge slice of red velvet cake, before being decorated with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. No sweet tooth? Black Tap are also greeting guests with a glass of bubbly on arrival.

Shake from Dhs69. To reserve call +971 4 422 9904 or +971 4 399 9076

This is no time to be thinking about that New Year's Resolution diet

Seven Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis

What better way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year than with a Sunset Fling Brunch? With prices ranging from Dhs199 for soft drinks, Dhs249 for drinks only, Dhs349 for house beverages and expertly crafted cocktails, and Dhs449 for a premium package, there's something for everyone at this flirty Valentine's themed party. Whether you're loved-up, single, or treading on "its complicated", this up-beat R&B party will have you in good spirits. 

February 15th, 3pm – 7pm. To reserve call +971 056 775 4777

FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Take the stress of the day away with a 45-minute massage at The Spa, followed by a delicious afternoon tea for only Dhs390. Need something a little stronger? Upgrade your tea with a sparkling cocktail for Dhs480.

To reserve call +971 4 455 9989

Afternoon tea followed by a trip to The Spa? Who said Valentine's Day was stressful?

Photos: Supplied