Dubai is the veritable city of romance, with its glittering landscape, divine manmade delights, mystical desert, hotels and spas, beaches, restaurants, cruises and amazing shopping malls! A trip to Dubai is the perfect romantic gift you can give to your partner. There are so many ways to enjoy a romantic holiday in Dubai that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
A Romantic Private Night Desert Safari
Enjoy a camel ride over the undulating desert dunes and watch the fiery desert sun setting over a landscape that’s even more ancient than the earth’s oceans. Then enjoy the spectacular views of the mesmerizing star-bedecked night sky while holding hands. Finally ending the evening in a Bedouin camp watching belly dancers and enjoying a full-blooded Emirati barbeque. Explore the night desert, spotting nocturnal creatures using night-vision binoculars and head lamps. Together, watch the night grow darker and more silent, till the red desert sunrise breaks over the horizon. There are so many romantic places in Dubai, but none as romantic as the desert.
Dubai Fountain And Lake Ride
How about a 30-minute cruise on a traditional abra water taxi on the Burj Lake? You can enjoy grandstand views of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and the Souk Al Bahar. The Dubai Mall Fountain is illuminated by 6,000 lights, 22 projectors and 22,000 gallons of airborne water that glitter with rainbows. It’s a visual spectacle set in time to a stunning choreography of light, colors and water and music that you have to see to believe.
A Lovely Dinner Cruise Along The Persian Gulf
Experience a one-of-a-kind dhow cruise over the Persian Gulf’s turquoise waters in a small dhow. When you ride the traditional, centuries-old double-decker dhow, you’re actually enjoying a part of Dubai’s exotic Arab history. As the night falls, you will see Dubai in all her glittering glory is reflected in the water along the marina – an awe-inspiring sight. Enjoy a front-row view of Dubai’s major landmarks and its beautiful waterfront. Finally get an eyeful of the spectacular Palm Islands, the Burj Al Arab and World Islands. Your romantic cruise ends with a splendid barbeque dinner with on-board live entertainment.
Romantic Hot Air Balloon Ride Over The Desert
Soar over the spectacular Dubai desert in a hot air balloon for a full hour, marvelling at the beautiful red desert dunes spread out like sandy 3D art below. Although hot air balloon tours are usually group tours, but you can request for a romantic private ride. From the air, you can watch as the desert landscape opens up below you as you fly over Al Ain and the Dubai Desert Conservative Reserve. Enjoy a lovely continental breakfast at the end of your mesmerising trip, and get ready for more romantic fun in Dubai.
A Romantic Couples Day At A Top Spa
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is a five-star resort that is nestled in a palm oasis in the desert. Couples are offered individual villas, which open up to the undulating sand dunes of the desert. You can watch herds of Arabian gazelle and Oryx nibbling grass in the Spa grounds as you enjoy an early morning body wrap. Enjoy dips in the private pool and take camel-back dune excursions in the cool evenings. You can also take up private falconry and archery lessons together, for something edgy to do as a couple
A Fabulous Helicopter Ride Over Dubai
Enjoy flying over the city of Dubai in an early morning helicopter ride. Use a long lens camera to take pictures of the Dubai skyline as you approach iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah. Watch how beautifully symmetric the Palm Islands archipelago appears from a height, and how like a map The World islands appear. Admire the Burj Al Arab’s sail-like silhouette and make Kodak moments of the sights of Jebel Ali and Dubai Marina.
Have A Romantic Chill-out At The Chillout Bar
A fabulously cold ice lounge in the boiling hot Middle East, Chillout Bar is maintained at 6 degrees Celsius throughout the day. Cold weather gear is offered to visitors upon entry. Sit on ice chairs and sip hot chocolate, followed by hot soup. Watch as your combined breath creates a warm mist along with the soup’s steam! What’s really fun about this place is that it’s located in Dubai, one of the hottest places on earth. It’s the incongruity of the Chillout bar concept that makes it unique and romantic. Shiver and don’t forget to hold hands and for a moment, forgetting the sun still blazing outside.
Enjoy An Abra Ride On The Dubai Creek
Finally, the ancient Dubai Creek is one of the city’s most romantic spot, made more so because of this area’s history and significance. Sign up for a private ride, and float along the creek enjoying views of Bur Dubai and Deira on its two sides. You’ll pass by the Heritage and Diving Village, the old souk, perfume souk and the spice souk and Dubai Museum. Be sure to explore the old souk’s ancient streets and enjoy the local sights and smells. This part of Dubai is filled with great romance and history and you’re bound to enjoy it very much.
Last but not the least
Most of all don’t forget to enjoy Dubai’s amazing beaches. The Dubai Marina Beach and the Jumeirah beach are not to be missed. Strolling along a lovely beach and holding hands while the sun sets is one of the most romantic things to do in Dubai. Be sure to enjoy water sports together such as windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Collect shells and sunbathe together and build up wonderful memories of romantic Dubai.
This was a guest post written by Neha Singh
Neha is a post graduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally.
An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering, she loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.
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