Dubai and Romance
When you think of a honeymoon or a romantic vacation what do you generally picture? Virgin, pristine beaches or maybe snowcapped mountains with meadows underneath them? Don’t you think the typical destinations have become a little cliched? Time to change gears. From the tallest buildings in the world to jumping over the palm islands. From driving the fastest cars in the world to experience endless shopping. Dubai, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world is now a preferred honeymoon and romantic getaway for couples all over the world.
The cobblestones streets, the fireworks on Burj Khalifa or the yacht trips to the ocean – all these are things that make Dubai the perfect couple’s getaway and today we highlight the best romantic things to do in Dubai.
Romance in the Desert
If you are a high roller and want your own private space, deep in an oasis in the Dubai desert? Well, head to Marriott Al Maha, a luxury villa hotel located deep within the desert far away from the bustling Dubai city Centre. This private oasis, nestled among beautiful palm groves, mesmerizing dunes, and emerald canopies, offers complete tranquility and unforgettable views of the sweeping plains and Hajar mountain massif.
Spend quality time with your loved one in your private pool, take camelback rides or enjoy their signature desert safari at night! Nothing beats watching the exotic sunset from the comfort of your pool or your private sit-outs with panoramic views of the desert glistening in the golden magical sunsets.
Shop till you drop!
Nothing will pamper your better half more than shopping Dubai and Dubai Mall is the perfect place to do so! If you want to spoil your partner with gifts and surprise then the mall has plenty to offer, with over half a day of exploring to do here. Dubai mall hosts the best brands in jewelry, apparel, and brands like Chanel, Gucci, Prada have huge stores here.
And if you get bored with shopping, head to the Dubai Mall Aquarium park which has been built with over 10 million liters of water! Attractions at the park include a collection of Sand Tiger sharks, rays, reptiles, birds and other amphibians. A perfect way to spend time walking with your partner and indulging in one of the most popular attractions in the world. This might not be one of the most romantic things to do in dubai for the guys but the women will just love the experience.
Enjoy a really 'High Tea'
Located next to the Dubai Mall is the ginormous Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and an awe-inspiring structure. Just standing below this mega building gives you goosebumps when you look up! Imagine having high tea on top! Well, as a surprise you can take your partner to the 122 floor to At.mosphere, Dubai’s most popular high tea venue.
Towering above the Dubai Mall and nearby surroundings, you can see almost all of Dubai on a clear day. Indulge in an unforgettable high team up in the clouds with a table for two right next to the edge of the building! Enjoy the highest tea in the world – you guys deserve it.
Watch a fountain show
Dubai Mall is a destination in itself and the fountain show is not to be missed out! Every half hour, every day, there is a fountain show accompanied by music, laser show and local performances in front of the mall and just below the Burj Khalifa. And the best way to catch the fountain is either from the high tea venue on the 122nd floor or if you want a more grounded view then you can book a table at the II Restorante at Armani Hotel. The tables on the terrace offer an amazing view of the perfectly synchronized fountains that dazzle in the lasers. It is said that this is one of the best fountain shows outside of the one that takes place in Caesar’s Palace, USA.
And if you still want to make the experience even more exclusive, hire an Abra (local boat). These traditional wooden boats cruise by the Dubai Mall and you can witness the magical fountain show from the comfort of your boat. The fountain shoots water to a height of about 900 feet, which is equivalent to 45 stories and 50 projectors brilliantly color the fountain with astounding light effects. Well, for us, this is high on our list of romantic things to do in dubai.
Dine like a bird
If you or your partner have wanted to dine in the sky, then this is your chance. Dinner in the Sky is a concept that is fast catching up across the globe and can be experienced in Dubai as well. At a height of 50 meters above ground, you will be served some of the best food Dubai has to offer along with panoramic views of the Dubai Marina, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, and Burj Khalifa.
Ride in a private Limo
Looking to spend some quiet time with your partner while sight-seeing in Dubai? Book a private limo and enjoy private, luxurious time with your loved one as you cruise through the streets of Dubai. The limo tours will take you to all pre-decided spots in the city inside your choice of Lincoln, Chrysler, Hummer or Ford stretch limos. All limos come with plush leather interiors, drinks, a chauffeur and obliviously massive amounts of space inside the vehicle!
Dhow dinner cruise
Away from the busy streets of the city, you can enjoy some peaceful moments on a 2-hour dhow cruise along the Dubai Marina. The dinner cruise operators pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Marina from where you embark on this romantic dinner.
The trip aboard the wooden dhows offers fascinating views of the Dubai skyline, the marina and the dazzling reflections of the colorfully lit skyscrapers. And it’s just not dinner. You will also get to enjoy live performances onboard coupled with a scrumptious fare of international cuisines served in a romantic setting.