From the UK, Dubai is the leading gateway to the Indian Ocean’s most breathtaking gems and for couples seeking a romantic holiday, or even a honeymoon, it makes perfect sense to start by enjoying Dubai’s mystical ambience and bright lights before flying off to their tropical paradise.
Less than an hour’s drive from the city, you could stay at award-winning Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa and enjoy sublime cuisine and spa treatments, private villa-style accommodation, plus a host of desert-based experiences, such as romantic sundowners, private ‘glamping’ adventures with desert barbecue dinners, shishas and falconry displays, and guided sunrise wildlife walks. Alternatively, you might prefer to stay in the lap of luxury on the coast, residing at one of our glamorous featured resorts on Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach or in Downtown Dubai. Whilst here, there are opportunities to take a private seaplane or helicopter flight over Dubai’s most famous landmarks or charter a luxury yacht and enjoy sightseeing from a different perspective, complemented by a gourmet lunch and Champagne on board, or take your beloved to the traditional gold souk to purchase jewellery and spoil each other in the glamorous designer boutiques found in the huge air-conditioned shopping malls. A romantic alfresco dinner at one of Downtown Dubai’s sophisticated restaurants, followed by a late-night ascension to the observation deck of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, is a must-do, while for an extra-special treat, Burj Al Arab does a fabulous Afternoon Tea served in the Skyview Bar. Both experiences offer contrasting birds-eye views of the city by day and by night.
Wherever you choose to stay in Dubai, the eclectic experiences you can enjoy allow you to experience the best of both worlds – the traditional and contemporary colliding in fascinating, romantic style.