If you’re heading to Dubai with your loved one, discover top 10 things to do in this exciting city!
1. Date Night
Poised out at sea on stilts, the views looking back from Pierchic towards the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the resort are as memorable as the food and service itself. Secure your table for two and indulge in the freshest of seafood, from lobster and oysters to scallops and black cod. Irresistible.
2. Spa time
Take time to really relax with your partner when you embark on a journey within the award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Within this lavish emporium lies a ‘spa within a spa’ dedicated solely to couples. Indulge in therapeutic massages or facials or experience a traditional Turkish bath in the couples’ private hammam. It’s sheer, unadulterated bliss.
3. Wild Wadi Waterpark™
For competitive couples, see which partner makes it down to the bottom of the Jumeirah Sceirah first! This awesome and thrilling ride in Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi Waterpark™ is for adrenaline junkies only. With two tandem slides, each partner takes position inside a capsule. Then all you have to do is wait the excruciating time before the floor disappears beneath your feet and you slide down the 120m drop at up to 80km per hour. The winner hits the pool first.
Stay at this hotel and enjoy the air-conditioned cabanas on The Terrace. Expect butler service all day, your own mini bar and espresso coffee maker, a Bang & Olufsen flat screen TV, in-cabana spa treatments and your own private shower and bathroom. What more could a couple wish for for their day lazing beside the pool of the most luxurious hotel in the world?
5. The Burj Khalifa
No trip to Dubai would be complete without a visit up the Burj Khalifa. As the world’s tallest tower at over 828m high, venture to the observation decks on the 124st and 125th floors and drink in the views of the bustling metropolis below and the endless sea of desert dunes as they fall off the horizon. For those with a head for heights, venture even higher to the SKY Lounge
6. Fountain Show
Watch up to 22,000 gallons of water shoot up to 500ft into the air, swaying in time to stirring music, producing one of Dubai’s most popular daily shows and the world’s tallest performing fountain. Be captivated by the choreography, all taking place on Burj Lake at the base of the mighty Burj Khalifa. To get your own private view of the fountains, why not step aboard an abra (a traditional boat) and glide into your front row seats. Alternatively, stroll along the Boardwalk to get up, close and personal to the action
7. Abra boat ride
Be transported to your dinner table via boat – or as they are known here in Dubai, an abra. At the Madinat Jumeirah many restaurants overlook the waterways that meander through resort, including the award winning Thai restaurant Pai Thai. So why not glide your way to your table to get the evening off to a flowing start. You can even have afternoon tea on board an abra if you prefer to start early.
8. Hot air balloon
Admittedly it’s an early start, but watching the sun rise above the desert from the basket of a hot air balloon is well worth it. You’ll soar above the ocean of rolling dunes, watching the sand transform from yellow to gold to red. Keep your eyes out for darting gazelles, oryx or even a caravan of camels. Have your cameras at the ready – this is a chance of a lifetime, best shared with the one you love.
9. Cocktails at Gold on 27
It’s glitzy, bold and decadent – Gold on 27, the chic gold-bedecked nightspot on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab has to be seen to be believed. Prepare for a night of people watching, sipping cocktails and enjoying the tunes from the city’s renowned DJs. Be dazzled by the gold panelling, golden lights, gold bar stools and even the cocktails, many of which contain (you guessed it) gold. Book before you go using the venue’s app.
10. Private dinner on the beach
With the sand between your toes and just metres away from the seashore, you’ll be shown to your table on the beach, privately cocooned within a beautifully decorated gazebo. With the light of the moon and candles to set the scene, indulge in a delicious dinner a deux on the beach at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
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