The magnificent love stories of the Arabian nights find the perfect backdrop in the exotic city of Dubai. Here, romance is always in the air with some of the most luxurious places and invigorating experiences that make you feel like royalty. If you are looking for a place to take your partner for a honeymoon, Dubai should be at the top of your list. From dining in the world’s highest restaurant to spending a night in a desert oasis, the amount of unique and indulgent things that you can do here has no limits! Here is an exclusive sneak peek into ideal honeymoon experiences in Dubai:
Dinner Date at the World’s Highest Restaurant
If dining on the seventh cloud could ever be a reality, this would be it. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building, at a whopping 830 meters. On its 122nd floor, you will find At.Mosphere, the world’s highest restaurant. At an unbelievable 422 meters above ground level, you can reach the restaurant after a more than a minute’s ride on one of the 57 elevators within the building. Designed by the celebrated American interior designer Adam Tihany, the restaurant features dark mahogany interiors that offer the perfect contrast to the huge floor-to-ceiling windows that give a stunning view of the city of Dubai. Executive chef Jerome Lagarde pampers you with the most succulent and delicious cuisine and fine wines.
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Location: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
Cost: AED 500 for two (approx.)
Romantic Dhow Cruise in Dubai Creek
The traditional Emirati ship is known as a dhow. In many ways, the dhow is the reason why trade and wealth spread in the Middle East. The iconic Burj Al Arab is essentially a nod to the sail of the dhow. Today, you can enjoy a luxurious cruise in one of these historic sailboats overlooking the dazzling Dubai skyline in the Dubai Creek. The romantic getaway is inclusive of dinner, drinks and on-board entertainment. Watching the city of lights as you gently sail over the warm waters with your better half is an experience worth having.
Location: Deira Creek to board
Cost: AED 250 per person for a five star cruise. Pickup at 7 pm, boarding at 8 pm, return at 10.30 pm.
Know what’s also just the best? Sipping a cocktail at a beach bar/club in Dubai while gazing out over the ocean and watching the sky light up – all with your partner. Also read: The Best Beaches in Dubai.
Overnight Desert Safari
What’s the point of going to Dubai if you don’t experience the desert up close and personal? An overnight desert safari not only allows you to have adventures like dune bashing and sandboarding to get your adrenaline pumping during the day, the best part is when it culminates in an exhilarating sundowner. The starry Arabian night falls over your elegant desert oasis with a steaming barbeque and a host of belly dancers and fire breathers to entertain you through the night.
Location: Liwa Desert/Red Sand Dunes, Lahbab, Dubai
Cost: starting from AED 400. Pickup at 2 pm and return at 8 am the following morning.
Hike to Jabal Al Jais Mountain
If you are your partner are outdoor adventure people, then you definitely shouldn’t miss a hike up to the highest point in the United Arab Emirates – The Jabal Al Jais mountain. At around 1900 meters, the trek takes around nine hours to complete. The base camp is seventeen kilometers away from the city of Dubai. Once on top, you will get to see some of the most enchanting views of Dubai that only a lucky few experience. But perhaps the best part is how you get down from the mountain – the world’s longest zip-line that travels to speeds up to 150 km/h takes you down to the base camp in a jiffy!
Location: Wadi Ghalilah, Ras-al-Khaimah, 55577789, United Arab Emirates
Caution: Only for experienced hikers with good fitness levels.
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Talise Ottoman Spa at Palm Jumeirah
What do you do after your gruelling trek to the highest point in the UAE? Luxuriate in the world’s most decadent spa, of course! Talise Ottoman Spa at the Palm Jumeirah is the absolute last word when it comes to rejuvenation. Here you will discover authentic Turkish hammam therapy originally used by the royals. With 42 steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and two thalassotherapy pools, the spa has been awarded multiple times the title of ‘Best Resort Spa’ in the Middle East. A perfect place to relax and take the edge off with your beloved.
Location: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Cost: From AED 400 to AED 24,000 depending upon the treatment.
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Hot Air Balloon Ride
Everyone agrees that a ride on a hot air balloon is one of the most romantic things to do with your boo. Flying among the clouds in a wicker basket carried aloft by a gigantic colourful balloon, with a bottle of champagne, is THE dream for a perfect date. Balloon Adventures Emirates lets your dream come true as you fly over the fantastic landscape of Dubai and the adjoining deserts. Perhaps the best part of hot air ballooning in Dubai is when you get to play with the peregrine falcons that are handled by your pilot during the ride. Available between the months of September and May, hot air ballooning is a must-do if you are on your honeymoon in Dubai.
Location: Rashidiya, Dubai
Cost: AED 1,195 per person for a half day ride.
There are few places in the world that offer decadence the way Dubai does. If you want to pamper your partner with luxury and adventure, Dubai is the place to go. To know more about Dubai and for help with planning your customized honeymoon itinerary, get in touch with TripFactory!