Admittedly, Dubai is not necessarily the first choice for a very special marriage proposal and honeymoon afterward. Tropical travel destinations are more likely to score points. But on Valentine’s Day, the metropolis between desert and sea can certainly come up with romantic moments. Dubai Tourism has a few tips.
Dubai (c) DTCM
The backdrop of skyscrapers, desert, and sandy beaches makes Dubai unique. Viewed through the window of a helicopter, however, it is simply breathtaking and an unforgettable experience that certainly belongs on every bucket list. Departing from Dubai Marina, there are 12-, 22- and 40-minute scenic flights to choose from, perfect for setting a proposal above the clouds. Who could say no to that?
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (c) Jumeirah Group
At Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, couples will find every luxury they could wish for – and it doesn’t have to be the Grand Imperial Suite with its 310 square meters, butler service, and private terrace with a magnificent view of the sea and the famous Palm Jumeirah: For a special moment for two, a romantic candlelight dinner on the private beach, which the hotel organizes at any time, is enough. Heart pounding guaranteed!
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa (c) Meydan Hotels
A good half hour away from the center of Dubai, in the middle of the desert, lies the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa – which translates as “Gateway to the Sun”. From the outside, it resembles an Arabian fortress and is immediately reminiscent of the stories from 1001 Nights. Here newlyweds can spend their honeymoon in luxurious suites overlooking the beautiful dunes and enjoy the tranquility of the desert.
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Dubai (c) DTCM
Couples in love who are not only looking for romance but also for a little adventure in the desert can experience an absolute highlight at a “Dinner in the Desert”. On the Desert Safari Dubai tour, you first go over the dunes in a jeep. Afterward, participants can ride camels, enjoy the performances of a belly dancer and try on classic Arabic clothing, among other things. The day trip for two is rounded off with culinary delights.
Burj Khalifa / “At the Top” (c) DTCM
If you don’t like helicopter flights, you can still propose marriage in Dubai at a height of 555 meters: The world’s highest viewing platform awaits you on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa with an indescribable 360-degree view over the whole of Dubai. A few floors below, the Sky Lounge “At the Top” offers guests Arabic coffee and fresh dates.
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Pierchic (c) Jumeirah Group
The “Pierchic” is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai, not only because of its unique location by the sea. The outstanding range of seafood and fish dishes also scores with lovers of Mediterranean gourmet cuisine. Dinner in the “Pierchic” is not only an extraordinary experience for two but of course also a wonderful backdrop for the question of all questions or the culmination of the honeymoon.