With its shimmering coastline, striking blue skies and cosmopolitan lights, Dubai is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It’s the perfect place to treat your special someone – or even plan an unforgettable proposal! Here are our five favourite romantic activities for couples in this remarkable city.
- Plan a romantic dinner
Dubai is home to many exquisite restaurants, perfect for foodie couples wanting to treat themselves. Watch the sun set into the Arabian Gulf over dinner from the landmark Pierchi seafood restaurant on the Al Qasr’s jetty, or enjoy some Thai food at Thiptara at The Palace Downtown while surrounded by the dancing water fountains of Burj Lake.
- Treat your partner to an Arabian gift
Dubai is famous for its shopping. So there’s no better place to treat your partner to a new piece of jewellery, clothing or some unique interiors. Al Jazeera Perfumes is home to distinctive Arabic fragrances with a private seating area so shoppers can select the perfect perfume for their partner. Or stop by Bateel, a luxury sweet-shop selling dates filled with delicacies like caramelized nuts, candied ginger, lemon or orange peel.
- Explore the traditional Arabian desert
The original Dubai holiday activity. For active couples, dune bashing, quad biking and sandboarding are all available on the iconic desert safaris. But for something really special, book you and your love a Heritage Dinner Safari and dine under the stars. There’s also a Private Dune Dinner, where you will be served an Arabic dinner in a private Bedouin-style tent following a day touring the desert including falcon spotting and a camel ride.
4.Stroll along secluded beaches
Dubai is home to some spectacular beaches. But if you’re looking for somewhere a bit more out-the-way to admire the stars, we’ve got a small tip. Known as the Hidden Beach, this peaceful stretch of sand lives up to its name. To find it follow The Walk all the way to the south, turn right at the roundabout and continue driving or walking until you meet the sandy coastline.
- Splash out on a luxury hotel
If there’s anywhere in the world where you should choose luxury – it’s Dubai. Whether it’s the romantic underwater suites at Atlantis the Palm or the relaxing couples’ VIP spa at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Then there’s the option of staying at the Burj Al Arab itself – and booking their moonlight swim package for two.