Discover the best things to in Dubai for couples – from hot air balloon rides, date night ideas to visiting the world’s tallest skyscraper!
Visit Burj Khalifa the tallest skyscraper in the world
Visit the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest skyscraper in the world at over 828m high. You can also 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.
Enjoy romantic night at the Dubai Fountain Show
One of the best things to do in Dubai for free is to visit the Dubai fountain show that’s on every day by the Burj Khalifa. 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.
Ride an abra at Madinat Jumeirah
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.
The perfect date night in Dubai
This restaurant was made for date night and is renowned as one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai. 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.
Best couples spa in Dubai
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.
Best waterpark in Dubai
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.
Experience the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
If you’re not staying at the Burj Al Arab but would like to experience it, book one of the air-conditioned cabanas on The Terrace, prices for a standard cabana start from AED 1,500 and Royal Cabanas from AED 3,700. 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?
Best place for a private dinner in Dubai
If you’re looking for a romantic dinner with a difference, this one’s for you. Feel the sand between your toes and be seated metres away from the shore 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 romantic dinner a deux on the beach at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Take a hot air balloon over Dubai
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 and super romantic! Price per person for a hot air balloon ride costs AED 1,195. Soar above the rolling sand dunes and watch the sand transform from yellow to gold to red. Keep your eyes out for darting gazelles, oryx or even a caravan of camels.
Best place for cocktails in Dubai
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. Be dazzled by the gold panels, gold lights, gold bar stools and even the cocktails, many of which contain (you guessed it) gold!
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