Dubai is a city of mixed landscapes; the wide stretches of salmon colored desert sand, natural beaches, and majestic mountains make this fascinating emirate an ultimate destination for the romantic at heart. Whether it’s celebrating a special occasion, want to feel the calm natural environment or just planning an amazing date night with your loved ones, Dubai has a variety of liveliness and destinations that are perfect for a romantic evening. Here are nine of the most romantic things to do in Dubai that could be fun, relaxing and under your budgets.
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A ROMANTIC DINNER
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There is certainly no lack of fantastic and romantic places to dine in Dubai, but if you are looking to impress your other half with an amazing view, delightfully delicious food and the most divine environment, the Villa Beach restaurant at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Placed at the near of the iconic Burj al Arab, enjoy a burst of rich Mediterranean food with the friendliest and most amazing scene of the Burj al Arab. Dine on the beach, under a sky filled with stars with the sound of waves literally, meters away. Dinner is usually served from 18.30 to 23.30 every day and the dress code is casual. The fabulous view does not come cheap; it is advised to plan this for a really special occasion. Reservations are highly suggested and make sure to specify that you want a table with a clear view of the Burj al Arab.
WALK ON THE BEACH
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Dubai has many beautiful beaches but many of these belong to shoreline hotels who usually give preference of use to in-house guests. If these seashores are not full, you can enjoy use of the beach for a fee that can range from AED 150 to 700 for a day. Enjoy an evening or night time walk on the beach with the cool sand flowing through your toes and the sparkling lights of far away ships in the sea. You can even plan a small picnic and enjoy a relaxing dinner on the beach.
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Imagine a night sitting by the warm glow of a fire while enjoying a meal with your loved one under a shining desert sky. There are many desert safari operators who provide overnight safaris in the desert. Henna painting, Dune bashing, sunset photography, belly dancing, camel rides, sand skiing and a buffet dinner under the stars make this a pleasant experience for anyone wanting to feel the desert at night. And nothing flow romance like a night under the desert sky. Safaris begin at 16.00 and end the next day by 9:00 a.m. It needs a minimum of 6 people for the night safari.
HOT AIR BALLOON
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This option might not be suitable or liked one for many couples and may not sound very appealing, taking in the sight of a blazing orange sun rising over the immense expanse of golden desert sand while flying in the sky is an unforgettable romantic experience. Soar over the limitless ocean of sand with a diversity of animals such as the gazelle, oryx, and camels. Balloon Adventures Emirates LLC is one of Dubai’s most experienced and licensed balloon operators and weather permitting, they operate daily from mid-September until the end of May. The company provides free pick-up from a meeting point or pick up facility directly from your hotel. The balloon ride is an hour long but allows about four hours for the complete journey from pick-up to drop off.
ENJOY HORSE RIDING AT THE AL DHABI STABLES
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The Al Dhabi family farm is a family business and the owners and staff are passionate about animals and offer a host of activities from horse riding to just spending some relaxing few hours visiting some of the stable’s smaller animals including ducks, rabbits, turkeys, and chickens! Enjoy a romantic stroll at sunrise or a ride at dusk under the setting sun and get a chance to experience the real desert of Dubai.
A SPA DATE
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Want to enjoy some pampering and relaxation? Enjoy massage especially for couples or spa at the Raffles spa in their luxury couples suite, including private whirlpool set in the outdoor garden pavilion. The spa is accompanied by chocolates, champagne, and strawberries by the pool, giving the perfect way to spend a romantic day together. The Club Olympus spa at the Hyatt Regency Dubai also gives a spa deal for two with chocolate face mask, a chocolate body scrub, and a massage.
ENJOY A DINNER CRUISE
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A great way to encounter the skyline of new Dubai with its awe-inspiring design, private beaches, the Marina Dhow dinner cruise is a 2-hour event on board a traditional dhow, the grand Atlantis hotel on the Palm and the Burj al Arab. It provides the chance to admire the skyline of the Dubai Marina as well as the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Enjoy a romantic dinner while cruising under the colourful sky; opt for a sunset cruise from 18.30 to 19.30 for a more unforgettable experience.
ENJOY, STAY AND PLAY AT THE BAB AL SHAMS
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The gateway to the sun ‘Bab al Shams’ is a luxury resort built in the traditional fort style in the desert; about 45 minutes drive time from the heart of Dubai. Stay in one of the traditionally designed stylish suites fitted with all the modern comforts. You can relax and enjoy the sunrise or sunset from your room or you can take part in many activities, including falconry, camel rides, jeep desert rides and archery or pamper yourself at the Satori spa and a range of cuisines from traditional Arabic fare to enticing Indian dishes. This is the ideal place to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Arabian Desert away from the city.
AN AERIAL VIEW OF DUBAI
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Enjoy an aerial view of the astounding emirate of Dubai through one of Seawings Dubai tours. Ideal for a special occasion, the tour is a 40-minute dock to dock trip that includes preflight treats.