Dubai is a city of unlimited possibilities. Including romantic ones. Here is everything that is needed in order to arrange an unforgettable holiday for two.
Modern Dubai is not only a tourist, business, and cultural center but also a place where you can spend a romantic weekend with your soulmate. This is especially true now when spring has come, and you want to arouse emotions, and there are still winter landscapes outside the window. In Dubai, it’s not too hot yet, so you can take a walk, have fun, and be alone with your loved one. Today we’ve created a list of top 10 underrated places in Dubai to have a date at.
- Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Dubai has some of the most luxurious restaurants in the world, some of which have long become world-famous attractions which attract gourmets from around the world. An excellent example is the French cuisine restaurant Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire which impeccably has everything from an exquisite interior to a rich menu and wine list. This restaurant is headed by the eminent chef Pierre Gagnaire who has won many prestigious awards. Most dishes in the restaurant are prepared according to special recipes of the owner of the restaurant. This restaurant will surely appeal to gourmets who are going to be able to taste blue lobster with asparagus, foie gras, and milk veal with special sauce.
- Reach for the sky
Admire the panorama of Dubai, with views of the endless desert and the island of Palm Jumeirah, and dine in the highest restaurant in the world. For this, you should take a lift on the high-speed elevator of the legendary Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Be sure to make a wish at the world’s highest open observation deck At the Top SKY.
In the evening, at the foot of the skyscraper, there are musical performances: the famous songs by Whitney Houston, Andrea Bocelli, as well as popular Arabic melodies are played here every single day. You will be able to dance with your partner and work on your body language in the process.
The cost of climbing to Burj Khalifa starts from 135 dirhams if booked in advance. The ticket can be purchased on the official website http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/ or already on the spot on the ground floor of Dubai Mall.
- Marina 101
The second tallest skyscraper in Dubai (but not in the world) is called Marina 101. It is located in one of the chicest areas of the city, famous for its magnificent beaches and promenade – Dubai Marina. The height of the skyscraper is 425 m; the building was finished in 2017. The building is a hotel, and if we talk about hotels, then it takes first place in terms of height throughout the world. Burj Al Arab is no less remarkable – the building was built in 1999; its height is 321 m. There is a hotel on its territory where celebrities often stop; there are also lots of great restaurants to be found here. The building can be seen in Hollywood blockbusters, for example, in “Mission Impossible: Phantom Protocol”.
- Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park
During the day, the Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park is a place for families with children, but at sunset, it is a great place for an adventure. More than 100 attractions will give you a full range of emotions: from the opportunity to return to childhood to the temptation to tickle your nerves. There are attractions based on the animated films of DreamWorks Animation and the movies like Ghostbusters and The Hunger Games, free fall rollercoasters, multimedia descents in the dark – your evening in the park will not be boring.
- Al Murooj Rotana Hotel
In Dubai, you can find a hotel for a romantic getaway for every taste; among young and active couples, Al Murooj Rotana Hotel is very popular on the map. Located in close proximity to the Burj Khalifa tower and the Dubai shopping complex, the hotel offers ideal conditions for secluded relaxation and many ways to diversify your leisure time. The hotel houses the world-famous Double Decker Pub which received many prestigious awards and offers customers a huge selection of signature drinks and treats. In addition, an elite spa with cosmetology and massage rooms, as well as a vast adjoining area with a tropical garden and pools, is available to all the guests.
- Hor Air Balloon Ride
Hot air ballooning is one of the most memorable ways to meet the dawn and enjoy the stunning views of the Arabian desert! You will rise to a height of 1200 meters and fly so smoothly that it would seem as if time has stopped for the two of you.
A romantic morning continues with a breakfast in the desert and a fascinating safari, during which you can get acquainted with wildlife and its inhabitants. To make the ball and safari flights perfect, you can entrust their organization to Balloon Adventures and Platinum Heritage.
- The jewel of the desert
After diving through the dunes, you can relax at the authentic Al Maha Eco Hotel, located in the desert’s national reserve. Villas resembling Bedouin tents, boundless dunes, and no one around. While relaxing on the terrace of your villa or in the pool, you can watch the antelopes and gazelles going to a watering hole.
The hotel is recommended for lovers of a relaxing holiday in harmony with nature. A couple of nights here guarantees absolute emotional detox. Pleasant, relaxing treatments at Timeless Spa will help you to make your relationship even stronger.
- One&Only Royal Mirage
In its splendor, the One & Only Royal Mirage resort is not inferior to the Arabian palaces: a garden with exotic flowers, a patio with sparkling fountains, and a pool surrounded by stunning palm trees. This resort is like a marvelous oasis lost among the hot sands … And this is a great choice for a romantic photoshoot!
- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dubai International Financial Centre
Couples who prefer to relax in an elegant setting will definitely like The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Center. This luxurious hotel with a vast landscaped area is perfect for a relaxing holiday for two or for a special occasion. Very romantic rooms are available for couples with a king-size bed and a bathroom, which is separated from the general space of the room by a glass wall. The hotel has its own spa with a beautiful pool, as well as a wide selection of restaurants and cafes. Belge Café is distinguished by a special romantic atmosphere; it is decorated in the style of the 1920s.
- Al Hadheerah
Al Hadheerah Restaurant serves the most popular Arabic dishes, many of which are cooked in full accordance with historical traditions. This restaurant has an open kitchen, the centerpiece of which is a real wood-burning stove. A significant part of the dishes is prepared in it: it is very interesting to observe the cooking process. In addition to a wide selection of dishes, a very interesting entertainment program awaits visitors to the restaurant.