ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Dubai is perfectly configured to be the romantic retreat of any couple. The distant desert winks golden light back at you, and the amazing sea beckons in aquamarine splendor. You’ll be spoilt for choice, if you’re looking for romantic thrills in the city of glamor. How about a lovely dinner with your honey in a top resort by one of the best beaches? Like that? How about raising a glass of champagne with your darling while flying high above the clouds in a hot air balloon? Romantic enough?
1. Say Hello to A Perfect Desert Sunrise
Is there a more romantic experience on earth than a traditional Desert Safari in Dubai? Let the cool morning desert breezes ruffle your hair as you gaze at one of the most spectacular sights seen on earth – a magnificent desert sunrise. As the huge red ball rises in the sky, the dark dunes are gently crowned with gold. It’s an unbelievable experience and one of the most romantic that you’ll ever experience.
After the sunrise, enjoy some desert adventures – dune bashing, sandboarding, dune driving, quad biking and many others. After a wonderful continental breakfast, you’ll be dropped back to your stay, filled with memories of your pristine desert experience. Be sure to sign up with a reliable tour operator such as Rayna Tours to ensure a smooth, exhilarating morning safari in Dubai.
2. Enjoy A Mesmerizingly Romantic Evening Cruise
Experience a one of a kind cruise over the incredibly blue waters of the Persian Gulf in a renovated dhow. Watch the city’s fully-lit coastline glide by, the multicolored lights reflected on the dark water. Your cruise begins at the Dubai Marina and passes close to the distinctive sail-shaped 7-Star Burj Al Arab.
Watch this amazing structure comes to life with colored lights, glimmering against the dark sky. The Palm Islands stand out in the dark waters, their shape fully defined by lights. Enjoy the mesmerising on-board entertainment and the fulfilling buffer dinner provided by your tour operator.
3. Experience an Unforgettable Private Night Desert Adventure
If you’ve already enjoyed a dawn desert safari and you think you’ve seen it all, you couldn’t be more wrong. At night Dubai’s desert turns into a magical province where anything is possible. Enjoy a private, romantic camel safari dressed in genuine Bedouin robes, armed with nothing more than water and a headlamp.
As your camel’s feet plough through the soft desert sands, you’ll experience the thrill that ancient traders must have felt, crossing the desert at night. A trained guide will ensure your safety. Enjoy spectacular telescope views of the mesmerising night desert sky as it sparkles with a trillion glorious stars as you enjoy an Arabian feast.
4. Romance the Skies in a Hot Air Balloon
Can you imagine soaring above the mystical Dubai desert early in the morning, even before dawn? You’ll be picked up real early in the morning to experience one of the most romantic things to do In Dubai.
As the purple skies lighten to pink and then a blazing orange, the whole desert is awash with golden light. For the hour you’re in the sky, you’ll be mesmerised by the incredible desert, by the way the dunes seem to move as though by magic, rolling in an undulating mass of highs and lows.
Your balloon basket is meant to hold 24 people but you can opt for a private hot air balloon ride just for the two of you. Your ecstatic balloon adventure culminates with a spiffing breakfast, after which you’ll be dropped back, taking the rosiest memories with you.
5. Get Up Close to the City from a Helicopter
Experiencing a scenic helicopter ride over the breathtakingly beautiful Dubai is a privilege of the finest sort. You can hear a running commentary of the sights you’re seeing on your headset. Watch Dubai unfold like a glittering golden flower.
Enjoy a fascinating bird’s eye view of the Palm Islands, the World Islands, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Eye, Dubai Frame and other sights.
Be sure to take plenty of pictures using a telephoto lens. It’s usually a group tour, but you can organise a private, romantic aerial cruise over incredible Dubai for just you and your honey.
6. Take Your Honey for A Long Walk on Dubai’s Beaches
Dubai’s golden beaches glitter underfoot and the waters are warm and a rich turquoise blue. Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina Beach are two of the pristine beaches that are perfect for a romantic time. Walk along the water line in the evening, enjoying the ocean breezes and the remaining warmth of the sun.
Do some surfing, water skiing, windsurfing, and sailing together. Collect pretty shells and string them. Enjoy a fabulous meal at Sea Fu, Carnevale, Le Veranda, Jamie’s Italian or any of the several other top restaurants nearby.
7. Experience Old Dubai Along the Dubai Creek
The Dubai Creek is a part of old Dubai, the time before the oil boom occurred and Dubai’s date with bespoke luxury began. The Dubai creek is 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) long. It originates at the Persian Gulf and ends at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a romantic ride along the length of the Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra, or water taxi. The abra usually holds 20 or more people, but you can request for a private cruise.
Enjoy watching the city’s coastline, and the sight of old heritage buildings such as the Dubai Museum, the Old Souk, the Heritage and Diving Village the Spice Souk and the Perfume Souk. Be sure to stop off at Deira and explore the quaint old market streets to shop for quintessential Dubai goodies – gold and spices!
If it’s romance that’s on your mind, then Dubai is the perfect place for it. The city has the perfect combination of ancient mystery, modern glamour, and innumerable entertainment options. Dubai’s skyline is mesmerising, whether you watch it from above or while cruising on a distant ship. The city breathes romance; be sure to take up your share of it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a Mass Comm post graduate, Neha naturally has an artistic take on everything about life. This is quite evident in her writings as well. An avid trekker, explorer and a true foodie; Neha finds happiness in small endeavours of life and loves to pen them down as a cherished memory. A firm believer that “we have just one life to live and so much to do”, Neha lives every moment to the fullest.
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