Planning for a special retreat with the love of your life? Dubai is one of the ultimate spots for a romantic getaway. It has everything from spectacular views and cozy intimate spots to exclusive leisure attractions and adventure options. Whether you are looking to give a perfect start to your new chapter of your life or just want to have the unforgettable and dreamiest ever escape with your beloved, the emirate will cover all your expectations and this list of romantic places in Dubai will prove you right.
- Admire Dubai Together from Top of the World
Whether you are traveling solo or with your spouse, this is one thing that you should not miss in Dubai. Yes, be sure to make your way to Burj Khalifa at the glitzy neighborhood of Downtown Dubai. This shiny, soaring 828-meter high structure is the world’s tallest building. A swift elevator ride to one of its observation decks on 124th level or 148th level allows you to see the whole of Dubai right beneath your feet. Don’t miss it; make it extraordinary by choosing the time slot that coincides with sunrise or sunset.
If you are in search of more romantic standpoints in Dubai, you can head to the newest View at the Palm which lets you see the colossal palm-tree shaped Palm Jumeirah in its entirety.
- Watch the World’s Largest Fountain
Dubaiites now have a brand-new spot to hangout in Dubai at Palm Fountain. Not to mention, it is also a favorite of tourists, particularly romantic couples, being the biggest fountain show in the world. Add to this its breathtaking location at the Pointe, close to the palatial style Atlantis, The Palm resort.
- Go on an Arabian Inspired Romantic Cruise
Transport yourself to the age-old Arabia as you enjoy a soulful dinner with your soulmate amidst water on a dhow cruise. For those unversed, a dhow is a traditional vessel that was widely used in the emirate’s pre-oil era for fishing and pearl farming. It now functions as a floating restaurant where you can relive the unpretentiousness and simplicity of a bygone era in a rusting setting with good food, unlimited refreshments and live entertainment (like Tanura show) onboard. You can select from three cruise locations at the classic Dubai Creek, uber modern Dubai Marina or the latest Dubai Canal.
- Make a Stop at Love Lake
The heart-shaped Love Lake is a surefire spot for all those who are romantic at heart. Set against the natural surroundings of Al Qudra Desert and Oasis, it is not all about the lake; you also get to immerse yourself in its love-dripping ambience. Take some cool snaps together, set up barbeques, catch with the migratory birds, and mostly take in the bright orange sunset views. So what more you need for an exciting picnic with your dear one. For some relaxed action and fun-filled adventure, there is the renowned Al Qudra Cycling Track.
- Discover Desert on an Overnight Desert Safari
There is no better way to ignite and rekindle your lovey-dovey moments than by taking an overnight desert safari. It whisks you away to the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the Arabian Desert. This allows you to stay in the midst of the seas of sands and round out your experience with a wide array of activities such as 4X4 dune bash, camel ride, Shisha smoking, henna tattooing, BBQ dining, and flavorsome breakfast. The plus is that you get to see both desert sunset and sunrise views on a single desert trip.
- Sightsee with an Exclusive Private Limo Tour
Dubai has to its credit some of the most fantastic sights and sounds, from the man-made Palm Jumeirah Island and Burj Al Arab to Dubai Marina and Bluewaters Island. It goes without saying that the first thing to do in the city is to sign up for a sightseeing tour. You can opt for Big Bus Tour or other similar options available on shared basis. But, if you wish to do it with a twist in an intimate setting, nothing could probably outshine going on a limo tour that is exclusively booked for you and your other half. Not to mention, it cruises you around the marvelous must-sees of the emirate aboard a stretch limousine with the plushest amenities and comforts.
- Heighten the Love on an Aerial Adventure
They say love is in the air and Dubai is one of the few places that offer endless options to literally live and experience it in its all splendor. Try helicopter ride Dubai or sea plane tour and make it more exciting with a serene session of hot air balloon ride above the untouched desert sands of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Craving for some wild adventure in the air? You can’t go wrong with activities such as Sky Diving Dubai or XLine Dubai, which is the world’s longest and fastest urban zipline.
- Visit the City’s Coolest Spots
What is a romantic holiday without some icy fun? Dubai may be a blistering desert city, but that doesn’t make it any less when it comes to its cool leisure spots. Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirate is one of the absolute attractions in this list. Filled with tonnes of snow at any given time, this indoor attraction lets you ski, snowboard, and sledge, among other snow activities, year-round. Dubai Ice Rink (with the Dubai Mall) and Chillout Lounge are other attractions in this category. So, if you can’t imagine winding up for your holiday without some icy adventure, be sure to include these places in your Dubai itinerary.
- Enjoy Shopping Like Never Before
Want to delight your beloved with a unique or a rare gift? All we can say that Dubai will spoil you with its galore of shopping choices. They are as extensive as mega malls (such as the largest of its kind Dubai Mall), Ibn Battuta Mall, and Burjuman Centre) or more cost-effective with souks or Arabian Bazaars (like Gold Souk, Perfume Souk, Spice Souk and Textile Souk). No matter you wish to splurge or simply want to keep it within a specified budget limit, it is all possible while in Dubai.
- Dine at an Exotic Venue
Dubai is one place where you will come across one of the greatest concentrations of dining venues. Be it Michelin starred restaurants, sea-facing cafes or the sky-high choices, you will effortlessly find them in Dubai. If these aren’t enough to satiate your senses, you can consider dining in the sky; yes, it is imaginable with the aptly named Dinner in the Sky or Flying Cup packages. What’s more; you can even enjoy an exclusive private ride on the highest of its kind Ain Dubai (observation wheel) by booking an entire cabin with food and drinks for you and your lady love.
As we give this post a wrap up, we hope that these epic attractions and experiences for couples in Dubai will present you with the most memorable moments of your life. So, where you would like to head in Dubai and what would you like to add in your Dubai checklist? Be sure to let us know your favorite romantic Dubai activity in the comment section below.