By Neha Singh
Dubai is a beautiful city which is home to varied landscapes. The majestic mountains, pristine blue beaches, salmon colored desert sand make Dubai as one of the preferred honeymoon destinations among tourists and guests. If you are looking for a perfect beginning to the new milestone in your life, then a Dubai honeymoon should be on top of your list. Dubai is a perfect romantic, luxurious destination which offers plenty of fun and relaxing activities for varying budgets. With desert safaris, hotel resorts, and palatial spa suites, you are sure to unwind and indulge and start an unforgettable honeymoon in Dubai. Below mentioned are some of the romantic places to visit in Dubai for your honeymoon
A romantic dinner at Villa beach restaurant
You will never be short of fine dining restaurants in Dubai. The Villa beach restaurant at the Jumeirah beach hotel offers mouth-watering cuisine with one of the most divine settings. Located at a stone throw away distance from the iconic Burj Al Arab. You have the option to dine on the beach under the moonlit sky and with only stars as a witness to your romantic dinner. The sound of the lapping waves adds more flavor to your romantic moods. The dress code followed is generally casual and dinner is served between 1830 to 2330 hours daily. This exotic location does not come easy on your pocket and a prior reservation is always recommended. One of the best honeymoon destinations in Dubai.
Walk on the beach
Dubai is home to several lovely beaches, but many private patches of sand are owned by shoreline hotels and preference is usually given to their respective in-house guests. Non-guests can be charged anywhere between AED 150-700 for a day’s access and fares can vary depending on the size of the crowd on the beach. There are some beaches which offer free access also to tourists and guests. Strolling down the beach hand-in-hand with your partner is definitely one of the best romantic moments you can indulge in. You can even plan for a small picnic for a relaxing and quiet dinner at the beach.
Our experts in the Rayna Tours state that you will not find a more romantic honeymoon destination in Dubai than the overnight desert safari. Sitting by the warm fire while enjoying the delicious barbecue or clinging on tight to your partner while indulging in dune bashing or aimlessly staring at the moonlit sky with your partner are just some of the moments. There are several desert safari operators, but the price of each package will always depend on the inclusions in the package and reputation of the operator. It has been an amazing experience like never before. Nothing in this world oozes more romance than a wonderful night under the desert sky.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Waking up at sunrise may not sound romantic at all, but watching the orange sunrise over the vast, gigantic golden desert while you glide high in the Dubai skyline is an unforgettable romantic experience. You can check out the wild animals such as the gazelle, Oryx, and camels. The ideal season is termed by September – end of May. The price of every package offered by different tour operator would solely depend on the reputation of the operator and the inclusions of the package selected. The ride lasts for about 30 minutes. You can get a complimentary pick and drop facility from your hotel or any other place of your convenience.
Walk down the memory lane with the Dhow Cruise
If you are in awe with the beautiful skyline of new Dubai, then walk down the memory lane by experiencing the Marina Dhow dinner cruise. This traditional dhow gives you an opportunity to share and enjoy a romantic dinner and some quiet moments with your partner. The evenings add more light to the city and the sunset is just amazing. Get a memorable experience by booking the dhow well in advance.
Horse riding at the Al Dhabi stables
The Abu Dhabi family farm is run by a family and they are very passionate and enthusiastic. The farm offers an endless variety of activities for guests to indulge in, right from horse riding to relaxing a couple of hours by visiting the smaller animal’s stable. These are home to ducks, chickens, rabbits, and turkey. You can either go and explore and experience the real desert wilderness.
Go on a spa date
Indulging and pampering your partner may somehow never feel more satisfying than indulging in a couples massage and spa at the popular Raffles spa in their luxurious couples’ suite along with an outdoor pavilion. After the spa, you are served champagne, strawberries. Another popular spa in the area is the Club Olympics spa at the Hyatt Regency. Some of the best treatments are the chocolate body scrub, chocolate face mask, and a massage. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Dubai.
Some of the exotic locations which are going to enhance your romantic holiday are:
Grand Imperial Suite at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is one of the splendid and spacious suites in Dubai. Spread over 310 square meters, the Grand Imperial Suite is truly spectacular in every sense whether it is the marble spa bathroom to the spacious master bedroom or the walk-in closet, amenities by Asprey London, private butler service, and a private sauna adds some wonderful romantic moments to your romantic holiday. If that was not enough, then the incredible sea view from the grand terrace is spread across the entire length of the suite. A perfect way to spend your Dubai honeymoon.
Royal Suite at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The intricately embellished and vast double doors at the Royal Suite at the Four Seasons are surely going to catch your attention. The luxurious outset scene is equally intriguing as it is from inside. This luxurious suite consists of a grand 600 square meters marble lobby. It is also home to a live station kitchen, media center, multiple walk-in closets, private spa, and a total of four bathrooms. This is one of the popular honeymoon destinations in Dubai.
Presidential Duplex Suite at the Meydan Hotel
If you are looking for a stylish and elegant stay during your Dubai honeymoon, you do not need to look any further beyond the Presidential Duplex Suite at the Meydan Hotel. With palatial floor to ceiling windows in the living area of the hotel which is spread across two floors. You can get a direct view over the Meydan Racecourse which hosts the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world. As a special package to in-house guests, the hotel offers a private butler and complimentary limousine transfers.
Imperial Suite at the Palace Downtown Dubai
Get the best view of the imposing Burj Khalifa and the magnificent Dubai fountains when you stand on the private terrace of the Palace Downtown. It feels like you have the royal box at probably the best theater in town. The rich colors and the regional textures will take you back to the pages of 1001 Arabian Nights. Complete your stay with a Jacuzzi and you will be short of reasons for leaving this place.
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Experience the best of local Emirati-themed suites, which blend seamlessly into the Arabian Desert without compromising in the luxurious stay at the resort. Blessed with handcrafted furnishings in each room of the resort, a private dining deck along with a pool for a relaxed desert gazing or just chilling and bake out in the warm sun. Add some extra luxurious indulgence by visiting some on-site gourmet restaurant and spa.
Neha Singh is a postgraduate in Mass Communications, who loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering. She loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”. Additional information about Dubai and Neha’s work can be found here.