Single on Valentine's Day? We've got a dozen great ideas for you to try
Time Out Doha staff
February 02, 2014 6:30 AM
From Crystal with Love On any night of the week, on any month of the year, Crystal Club is where all the glamorous people hang out. But on this night in particular, expect a huge crowd of singles and couples alike all ready to party to the sounds of UK super star DJ Masterstepz who will be performing live until late. Resident DJ Waylon Pereira will open the evening from 10pm. Just remember to make a reservation or get your name on the guest list because this is one exclusive party you’re going to remember. W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135).
The Red Ball This has to be one of the most exciting parties in town. Being held on the brand new Rocca terrace by the Grand Hyatt Doha and beautifully manicured gardens, The Red Ball has been organised by London-based events company Coco Latte and will feature iconic British house music DJ Danny Rampling (who was pivotal in starting up the whole rave culture!) with his wife American DJ Ilona Rampling. It’s QR100 to get in and with that you get two free drinks vouchers. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (7021 8096).
Black Valentine This is the epitome of an anti-romance party and has been set up specifically with singles in mind. The team at Hive have a whole black Valentine theme going on for happy singles who just want to get together and meet someone new on February 13. DJ Catalyn will be on the decks from 9pm-11pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).
Aphrodisiacs brunch Get a bunch of friends together and book a table for brunch at The Grill. The Grand Hyatt chefs have been busy preparing the best meals made of ingredients said to be aphrodisiacs so if you aren’t feeling the love beforehand, you certainly will once you’re done! It’s QR280 for the regular brunch package with food only or QR395 including unlimited special beverages. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (3000 7513).
Loungey Valentine’s A night at Kempinski’s sophisticated night spot The Lounge works for everyone, single or partnered. Sit near the piano or the amber-lit bar, as resident singer Kéyali Mayaga takes you on a smooth musical journey while you sip on signature mixed beverages and have fun with all your friends. The night starts at 7pm and goes on until 2am. Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3325).
Club nights Get on your dancing shoes and fan the flames of potential love interests at Club 7 as resident DJ Roger Choueiry spins the decks, followed by an international guest appearance whose name, at the time of writing, was yet to be confirmed. Nothing says ‘single and ready to mingle’ like a trip around the dance floor with some of your best mates. It’s QR200 per person for the night, inclusive of canapés. La Cigale Hotel, C Ring Road (4428 8665).
Yo get low We can’t promise you’re safe from all things Valentine’s at Doha’s stalwart club, Qube, this evening because you’re supposed to go all dressed in red. But, with a night called ‘Yo Get Low’ and the promise of ‘the best beats in town’, we’re pretty sure sickly sweet romance is not on the cards. So, head down any time from 7pm to dance the night away in a sea of red singles and couples just looking for a good time. It’s QR80 to get in but if the ladies get there before 9pm it’s free. Radisson Blu, Salwa Road (4428 1428).
Yellow roses Head out for a wee bit o’ Irish charm at the Sheraton Doha’s popular pub, the Irish Harp, because they’re putting on a special singles night. The team is celebrating all things anti-Valentine’s and even handing out yellow roses to all the single lads and lasses out there. There’s a QR100 entrance fee. Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 4444).
Latin lovers You don’t have to be a lover of anyone in particular when you head out to the Sharq Village & Spa’s Cigar Lounge on this night. You just need to be an admirer of the Latino sound. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and make sure you leave your inhibitions at home because it’s time to dance like no one’s watching. This popular ‘Salsa Candela’ night is on from 8pm-midnight and it’s QR85 net to get in with a free welcome drink on top. Sharq Village & Spa, Khulaifat (4425 6666).
Friendly late brunch Doha’s first and only ‘late brunch’ concept will shower you in love hearts, cupcakes and cookies on this night, but it’s best enjoyed with a table of your best friends. They’re inviting all singles to get together by the beachside and feast on the buffet of international and BBQ favourites, and sip on sparkling beverages. DJ Kinky D will be mixing it up throughout the evening so you can dance the night away under a starry sky. It’s on from 6.30pm-10.30pm for QR380 per person. Doha Marriott, Khulaifat (4429 8499).
El Amor Do you love listening to a good rhythm while sipping on a beverage of your choice? Then Habanos is your Valentine’s spot. Friends or loved ones, it doesn’t matter, because this Cuban bar’s caliente night is all about dancing to the music from the live and authentic band. Have fun and choose from a special selection of mixed beverages, and bottles of vino and bubbly from 5pm to 1am. It’s QR250 per person to get in with one free glass of sparkling, vino or hops on arrival. Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8504).
Social times While this event is being held by SOCIAL the brand new women’s only social group, they’re hosting a night out for men and women at Dunes Lounge from 6pm. Couples bring their other halves but singles have to bring a single males to mix things up. It’s QR250 per couple (members) or QR375 (non-members) including a welcome drink, canapés and a live band. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.