In Lebanon, Valentine's Day can be quite tricky if you happen to be on a budget. Put to sleep the typical fancy dream as there are many activities to do within the country, without regretting it for the rest of the month.
If you're stuck in a rut and just can't seem to figure out what to do this February the 14th, here are six things to consider:
1. Dinner by the Mediterranean Sea at Amar
There's no set menu when it comes to Lebanese food, making it a great deal for those who don't want to overindulge. Amar's newest location in Antelias has a splendid view of the sea, making it the perfect location to spend the night.
2. Movie night at Grand Cinemas
Ever wanted to watch two movies back to back for the price of one? Well, the deal just got better and better with Grand Cinemas' Valentine's Day offer: Two tickets to any movie of your choice, 20 pieces of sushi, wine, and open popcorn, all for the price of $50 per couple.
3. Music night at Metro Al Madina
Metro Al Madina is bringing you Ranine Chaar for a live music night on Valentine's eve, bringing "timeless and heartfelt songs" to live, all for the price of just $30 per ticket.
4. Yoga night at Meraki
Meraki Dance & Yoga Studio is bringing yogis a class focusing on heart space through "opening the chest and shoulders, [and] the heart chakra".
The class promises to help you connect with your partner on a deeper level through practices that will challenge your trust and play, for the price of $50 per couple for two classes.
5. Book night at Aaliya's Books
This Wednesday at Aaliya's Books, spend the evening curling up with your favorite book or person and benefit from a 10 percent discount on all their love stories and romance novels. The kitchen is also offering a selection of specials to mark the night.
6. Sunset stroll in Raouche
How long has it been since you've walked down Raouche or Manara Street? Chances are you're getting your cardio in at Waterfront or Zeitouna Bey, but a long walk with a view of the famous rock is guaranteed to make you nostalgic and get the mood going.