Whenever we hear of cities such as Paris, France; Venice, Italy or Santorini, Greece, the first thing that comes to our minds is romance. The romantic Eiffel Tower illuminating the city of lights that is Paris, the dreamy canals and gondola ride that looks right out of a painting in Venice and the breathtaking views of the blue domes in Santorini that just blows you away - really does make one fall in love. But what about cities geographically located in the Arabian desert.
Dubai just proves to be just as romantic as the cities mentioned above and the sandpit can just be as exciting a place to fall in love!
We have rounded up the most romantic places in Dubai where you can take your loved one this Valentine’s day or any date:
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1. Madinat Jumeirah
Madinat Jumeirah is a destination for travelers who love a beautiful stroll alongside the beach and enjoy a fine dining experience. Madinat offers a cool and contemporary retreat catered to your style making your dream trip come true! Take your date to Pier Chic, a restaurant perched on stilts surrounded by the waters of Jumeirah. And have a delightful evening dining and sightseeing. Nonetheless, enjoy the views at Madinat Jumeirah with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the backdrop against a sunset sky. It will be a moment you and your loved one will cherish for a long time.
2. Souk Al Bahar (Ewaan Lounge)
Take your date to another romantic dining experience in downtown Dubai. Souk Al Bahar is the perfect dining spot for family, friends and couples to eat and shop. Conveniently located adjacent to Dubai Mall, reserve a seat in their restaurants and make sure to stay for the Dubai Fountain Show. Choose among their fine dining restaurants like Claw, Sammach and The Meat Co. End with a warm cup of coffee at signature cafes like Starbucks, Caribou or Shakespeare and Co. If you are burger lovers, Shake Shack is your place to be while the Burj Khalifa lights up adding to your romantic view.
3. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Want to have a date while kicking your feet up and not having to dress up but still being romantic? Chill out with your loved one at this chic hotel in Dubai Marina. Enjoy a fresh catch of seafood at the Fish Dubai and casually come as you are in this alfresco restaurant. Catch the sunset and lounge on the bean bags on the beach shore, glass of wine in one hand, having the most romantic time with your loved one.
4. Dubai Safari – Desert
For couples who love the adrenaline and adventure, a romantic trip to the desert is a date to try out! Dubai Safari offers well-curated travel packages with activities from day ‘til night. If you feel the need for speed, try dune bashing on a 4x4, ride quad bikes or surf on the sand. Meet and ride the camels too! The day isn’t over as you get to enjoy authentic Arabic food for dinner while being entertained with belly dancing and Arabic shows. Now that’s an experience you’ll never forget.
5. Dubai Dhow Cruise – Dubai Creek
Feeling like Jack and Rose in Titanic? Dream no more. In the traditional Dhow cruises at the Dubai Creek, rent a boat for you and your beau and sail away. A Dhow cruise in Dubai is not complete without onboard entertainment and food. Watch Arabic folk dances like Tanoura while enjoying a full course buffet and taking in the sea breeze. It’s a date night to remember.