A Romantic Holiday in Dubai: What to Do, Where to Go

Monday, July 09, 2018

On almost everyone's travel bucket list, the emirate of Dubai offers visitors a wide array of options for their travel itinerary. Particularly for couples, Dubai has a lot to offer.

From the romantic strolls to desert safaris, bazaar-style dining, and luxury resorts, here is what to do and where to go if you are planning a romantic holiday in Dubai,

For a romantic stroll: The Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain

When you find yourself in Dubai with the love of your life, there is no way that your itinerary cannot include a romantic walk around the Dubai Fountain. The dancing waters of Dubai's iconic fountain is enough to make any couple's hearts skip a few beats.

From the Dubai Fountain, you can catch sight of the stunning Burj Khalifa, a picture-perfect backdrop to your romantic holiday snapshots. If it is a hot evening, take your date to Souk Al Bahar's Booza for ice cream that was made to share.

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience: A hot air balloon ride

With its endless dunes, emerald green oases and wandering wildlife, Dubai and the surrounding areas are stunning. What better way to soak up the landscape than by taking a hot air balloon ride with your date?

While floating through the sky, you will get to see the locale from a vantage point that not many others view.

Even if your significant other hates early mornings, seeing the blazing orange sunlight at the break of the dawn over the dunes will be worth it.

For the perfect wake-up setting: A luxury resort

Touted for their hospitality, luxury resorts in Dubai are second-to-none. At the best luxury resorts in Dubai, you can spend your time relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoying your partner's company.

The best luxury hotels in Dubai have suites and rooms overlooking the gulf shores, decadent spas, palm-lined beaches, sporting facilities, swimming pools, entertainment clubs, and an abundance of restaurants and bars.

Before you book a resort, contemplate which area of Dubai you want to reside in — either on the beach, outside the city, or in the middle of everything, overlooking the Gulf Shores.

For a (romantic) meal: Pierchic at the Al Qasr Hotel and Souk Madinat Jumeirah

When on a romantic holiday, every night should be date night. Thankfully, Dubai has so many romantic restaurant options that you won't find yourself strapped for choice.

Pierchic at the Al Qasr Hotel is regularly cited as the "most romantic restaurant" in Dubai, thanks to it's stunning over-the-water setting, its mouthwatering fresh seafood menu, and the views it offers of the Burj Al Arab.

For the lovebirds who want to experience some more culture while they eat, head to Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Based on a traditional Arab market, here you can find a wide array of restaurants in a thorough Arabian atmosphere. This will be a dining experience like none other you have ever experienced.

A few more recommendations 

The most important aspect of your romantic holiday in Dubai has to be that you and your significant other embrace the chance to spend a satisfying amount of quality time together. Every couple has diverse interests, so there will be different activities that will thrill the two of you. Luckily, Dubai has plenty to keep everyone entertained and excited.

In addition to the recommendations listed above, you should take the time to visit the Dubai Miracle Garden, the world's biggest flower garden. If you are an active couple, spend some time dune bashing on a desert safari. If the arts are more your vibe, then head to the Dubai Moving Image Museum which is devoted to tracing the history of photography and film, or Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz where there are a series of galleries in warehouses.

If you want to treat your partner to something relaxing, opt for a Dubai salon package at one of the locale’s most beloved spas.

Have you been to Dubai? Where were your favorite romantic spots? Let us know in the comments below!


Habib Khan is a seasoned Hotelier, currently the CEO of Planet Hospitality and General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Khan has more than 30 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. He is an expert in developing, transforming, and managing hotels, with an ability to analyze and solve problems in a challenging work environment.

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