Dubai is known for a lot of things, being a romantic destination isn’t exactly one of them though but, the reality is quite different. If you are planning a trip to Dubai with your significant other there are a lot of fun romantic things that you can take part in. I’ve compiled a list of some of the more unique experiences that should stand out of the crowd and make your next vacation to Dubai that much more special. So, take notes and listen carefully.
Lst of the top romantic things to do in Dubai
Marina Dinner Dhow Cruise
A Dhow is a traditional Arab style wooden boat used for transportation purposes and these traditional boats have been converted into restaurant cruises that you spend some quality time with. There are Dhow Cruises in Dubai, the one that happens in the Dubai Marina & The one at the Creek and between the two the Marina dhow cruise is superior. The views in the Canal are amazing and as the sun sets you get to the see the beauty of the city and canal come alive. Huge buildings along the canal light up in various colors and you can see vehicles moving along the bridges constructed across the canal. These sights are definitely worth taking in and the dhow cruises come with a buffet dinner and some offer unlimited soft drinks as well. I’d definitely recommend the Marina Dhow Cruise over the one at the Creek as the food, service and overall atmosphere is just better.
An evening walk along the Dubai Marina
While we are still on the subject of the Dubai Marina there is one other thing you can do there. Its very simple, just take a walk along the canals and the beach in the Marina area. You get to see all the buildings in The Palm Jumeira light up across the shore from the beach. The canal is an absolute delight to walk along, all the tall buildings lined up and illuminated, various cafes & restaurants dotted along the way. It just feels alive during the nights and this is one of those simple things that really do leave a lasting impact.
Hot Air Balloon ride across the majestic Arabian Desert
One of the most unique and romantic ways to experience the Dubai desert is though a Hot Air Balloon ride. Witness the sights of the sun rising across over Arabian dessert at 4000ft and take in the majestic views of the desert and see the sand dunes shift shades as the sun moves. You also have a falcon show in the sky. These trained birds of prey move swiftly from one hot air balloon to the other mid-flight, a mighty impressive show. Once that’s all done and dusted take part in a hearty gourmet breakfast in a desert camp setting. Now tell me that isn’t romantic or impressive.
Experience the Dubai city from a different perspective through a Helicopter Ride
Now if riding over the desert on a Hot Air balloon doesn’t cut it for you. Well, you can turn that up by a notch and take a helicopter ride over the Dubai city. You get unobstructed views of all the famous Dubai landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, The Burj Khalifa, The Palm Jumeirah and so on and it’s quite the experience. There isn’t much to say about it apart from this, its a freaking helicopter ride and that’s super awesome in my book.
Desert Safari with an overnight stay under the stars
The desert safari in Dubai is definitely one of the major attractions, The 4×4 dune bashing rides are not for the faint of heart and its super fun while being still relatively safe. Now usually most people just take the desert safari but be done with it. However, there is an overnight desert safari as well and with it you get to stay in a desert camp in the Arabian desert and the best part about it is the stars in the sky at night. Being in the desert with clear skies and stargazing with your significant other after a sumptuous barbeque dinner, well perfection.
Dinner or High tea at the Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Its a staple in most Dubai itineraries and I always say this. The scale of the Burj Khalifa just doesn’t translate well in photos or videos, you have to be there in person to get a grasp of how tall it really is and it’s mindblowing the first time you’re up close. Having said that, just going there wouldn’t cut it right? So, I do have a few suggestions to make that experience even more profound & meaningful and there are two broad ways you can do it. At.Mosphere at Burj Khalifa is a fine dine restaurant that is located on the 122nd floor. A romantic dinner here overlooking the cityscape from 442m above the ground is definitely a great way to make your time at the Burj more memorable. The other alternative is that you can take the VIP access to the 148th floor with its outdoor terrace at 555m from the ground. You also get complimentary refreshments at the iconic SKY lounge with the VIP access and a private tour. The sunset and the views of the city from the Burj at this level are outstanding and will definitely elevate your experience to whole another level. It’s really hard to beat this.
So that was my list of some of the incredible romantic things you can do Dubai. I hope this gave you a new perspective about Dubai and what you can do there traveling as a couple. Let us know which of these ideas inspired you the most and If you want any help planning a seamless vacation to Dubai with your significant other. Reach out to the destination experts at Pickyourtrail and they’ll be able to craft the perfect customized honeymoon vacation to Dubai for you