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12 Romantic Things to do in Dubai

 
  • The city of blinding lights with its diverse landscapes, and endless and beautiful deserts, there are so many romantic things to do in Dubai that will make your head spin make this destination the ideal escape for the true romantic.

    Sparkling with all its luxury, glitz and glamour this abode will provide lovebirds the perfect evening.  The city is filled with fine dining restaurants, night desert safaris and cruises that you can’t find anywhere else.  Enjoy a romantic sunset as you sit on the beach or scour Dubai Mall for the perfect romantic gift for your loved one. Dubai boasts romantic things to do for every special occasion.


    Here are some of the best romantic things to do in Dubai:

  • 01Camping with Barbeque Dinner and Belly Dancing

    There is no better way of exploring Dubai than indulging in a traditional Desert Safari. Enjoy a spectacular camping experience at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve once you pitch the luxury tents gear up for a mouth-watering barbeque dinner. Relish the lip-smacking charcoal cooked Middle- Eastern cuisine while enjoying a delightful belly dance performed by the trained artists and dancers. Sleep under the star decked sky while enthralling in this amazing activity that provides you with true flavours of Dubai. You will be transferred for the exotic camping activity via legendary 4*4 vehicles. Your entire desert camping will be led by a trained guide who will ensure that you have the best and the finest experience. 

    Image Credits : Andreas Hunziker

    Highlights: Enjoy a dune bashing session while exploring the desert. Satiate your adventure thirst by embarking on quad biking or sand skiing session led by trained instructors and guides. For those who wish to know more about the traditional desert, lifestyle can indulge in henna painting, sheesha and exciting camel rides. End the day with Middle-Eastern cuisine and the traditional Arabian Coffee. 

    Price: Approximate price starts from 252.455 AED

  • 02Ride the Ship of the Middle East

    A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. Camels are known as old Royce of the desert. Camel safaris in Dubai are always done in groups, otherwise known as caravans. Camels endure the strong winds in the desert thus referred to as the 'ship of the desert'.


    Highlights: Enjoy the views as your camel lumbers across the sands. Stroll into the dunes for to view beautiful sunset and enjoy a range of traditional desert activities inside a rustic-style Arabian tent.

    Price: The price approximately ranges from 180 AED to 1100 AED

    Things to Keep in Mind: In summer you are recommended to wear lightweight clothing. We recommended guests to carry their own camera for souvenir photos.

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  • 03Luxury Dinner in Desert

    Image Credit : Johnsyweb - Flickr

    This luxury dinner date provides its guest with a true experience of ‘Living life king size’. The guests will be transferred to the specific location via legendary Mercedes/ Land Rover – the vehicle that onsets your luxurious experience.The entire activity will be supervision by a trained guide who will ensure that you have the best of your private moments along with enjoy the real flavors of desert life. Explore the exotic wildlife as you will make your way through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Finally, reach your scheduled private set-up adorned inside the exclusive land of the Royal desert.

    Image Credits : Matthias Book - Flickr


    Duration: Afternoon until early evening.

    Price: The approximate price starts from 1,500 AED per couple


  • 04Abra Ride on the Creek Cruise

    Image Credit : Mel Peffs - Flickr

    Crossing the Dubai Creek is a really popular mode of transport for the city’s residents and it’s tourists, the boats used are small motorized taxi’s called Abras. They can hold around 20 people and offer the cheapest and fastest means of transport between Deria and Bur Dubai. Forget expensive cruises this is the real way to see the Creek. 

    Image Credits : Chris Waits - Flickr


    Location: Motorized abras currently operates in two main routes across Dubai Creek - Deira route and the Bur Dubai route. There are four stations: two on the Deira side to the north of the creek and two on the southern Bur Dubai side.

    Highlights: Attractions and places of interest near the abra routes include Dubai Museum, the Heritage and Diving Village, the Old Souk, Perfume Souk and the Spice Souk.

    Price: The fare of the Abra is just 1 AED and is paid to the abra driver

    Timings: The Bur Dubai route operates 24 hours and the Deira route operates from 5 AM to midnight. 

  • 05Private Night Safari and Star Gazing

    Image Credit : Kyle Taylor - Flickr

    Dubai provides you with the best night beauty in all possible forms, once the sun drops get ready for a delightful night safari under the supervision of a trained guide who will ensure you are safe as well you the relish your night exploration of the desert and the nocturnal species that you are most likely to see during this trip.

    Enjoy a spectacular telescope views of the mesmerizing night sky decked with billions of stars in a star gazing experience like never before. 

    Timings: The duration is likely to vary with different tour operators. However, the average time of the activity is approximately 5 hours and begins in the evening. The experience can be availed on request via tour operators in Dubai.

    Highlights: This delightful activity is conducted on ever-so-stylish legendary vintage Land Rover. Enjoy the spectacular views with night-vision binoculars and head lamps.

  • 06Up in the Air in a Hot Air Balloon

    Soar over the spectacular Dubai desert away from all the glamor and glitz of the city and take a peaceful and relaxing ride in a hot air balloon while you can marvel various attractions of the Dubai deserts. Gaze in awe at some spectacular desert vistas while enjoying an hour in the air, and then return to the ground to celebrate the flight. 

    Each basket holds a maximum of 24 people and there’s plenty of room for you to sight-see comfortably as you soar up and away. There are various companies that offer hot air balloon tours and this activity can be availed all year round.


    Location: Most of these amazing hot air balloon tours take off from Al Ain Road of the area of the Dubai Desert Conservative Reserve. 

    Price: Approximate price starts from 1000 AED.

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  • 07Quintessential Arabian Safari

    Desert Safari Dubai is undoubtedly the only and best safari provider in Dubai. A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, we recommend it highly and it will be worth every penny spent. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the first destination, a camel farm. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the campsite where you will have the opportunity to camelback ride, sand boarding and trying out a henna design. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and Shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). 

    Image Credits : traveljunction - Flickr


    Highlights: Belly dancing shows and lavish buffet dinner with veg and non-veg options.

    Operational Hours: Daily from 3.30 PM to 9.30 PM.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 150 AED to 300 AED

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  • 08Tour the City in a Helicopter

    Taking a helicopter ride through the scenic and modern city of Dubai is a privilege. Marvel at the Dubai skyline from an aerial view and visit various iconic destinations like the Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah. Sip on a complimentary soda, tea or coffee as you listen to a safety briefing, and when the time comes, meet your experienced pilot. With an experienced pilot at the controls, settle into a 5-passenger helicopter and soar above the best sights. Glide over The World, the man-made archipelago in the Persian Gulf shaped like a map; and snap photos as your pilot points out the main landmarks. You can also use these helicopter services for other than sightseeing, you can arrange a private pick up for your CEO or even gift it to someone for their birthday.

    Image Credits : Sam valadi - Flickr

    Highlights: You will soar over the skies and visit various destinations like the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, The World Islands, Wild Wadi and much more.

    Price: Approximate price starts from 600 AED.

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  • 09Experience Authentic Dinner on a Cruise

    Image Credit : Masrur Ashraf - Flickr

    Experience ultimate luxury while you engage in a dinner cruise. What can be better than cruising on a beautiful boat, exploring the city of Dubai from the waters and indulging in a lavish dinner? Dinner cruises or dhow cruises are quite famous in Dubai and each one outdoes the other with amazing ambiance, entertainment, and vibes. Pass top Dubai attractions including the Clock Tower and Al Maktoum Bridge, and the dinner cruises offer a whole lot more apart from lavish delicious dinner, you are in store for live music shows, breathtaking sightseeing and much more.

    Image Credits : Fintrvlr - Flickr


    Location: Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek are the two locations where these cruises headline. 

    Price: Approximate 700 AED to 1000 AED for two.

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  • 10Fly over the skyscrapers in a Seaplane

    Experience spectacular views of Dubai’s skyscrapers, beaches and architectural wonders on a 40-minute seaplane flight. Step aboard a state-of-the-art Cessna seaplane and thrill as you swoop around top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and palm-shaped island archipelago of the Palm Jumeirah. The flight takes you over the World Island to witness how its islands mark out countries and continents from above and fly over Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina, and other famous landmarks.


    Location: Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali or Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club; option selected at booking. 

    Price: Approximate price starts from 1700 AED

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  • 11Romantic Dinner in Burj Al Arab

    Money can’t buy you love, we know, but it certainly gets you an incredible amount of romance at ‘the world’s only seven-star hotel. 

    Addura: It’s an ultra-exclusive private dining room that is tucked away at the back, beneath the aquarium, for a quiet and private time. Bathed in candlelight with a giant table strewn with at least 100 velvet red roses and petals and sumptuous setting with a six-course degustation menu will undoubtedly satisfy even the most discerning food connoisseurs. 

    Price: The cost for a romantic dinner starts from 5,850 AED per couple


    Al Iwan: In the heart of the world's tallest atrium, is Al Iwan, where you can enjoy a taste of the finest Arabic cuisine. With spectacular sea views during the day, Al Iwan is transformed into an intimate dining room by night, with sumptuous tables, flickering candles and a sumptuous four-course menu offering exquisite dishes, bespoke selection of drinks and delectable desserts. 

    Price: The cost for a romantic dinner starts from 3,030 AED per couple

  • 12The Bateaux Dinner Cruise

    Image Credit : Darren Wood - Flickr

    There are wide varieties of boats offering a night of food and entertainment on Dubai Creek, most of them serving buffets and complete with flashing lights and gaudy performances. Bateaux Dubai is an altogether classier affair.

    Image Credits : J c - Flickr


    Highlights: The views of old Dubai are also fantastic as the boat takes a 3 hour long trip along the creek. This is not an old wooden dhow, instead a long vessel with glass windows and relaxing viewing decks. It includes soothing music from a pianist, slick and attentive service, and an inventive set menu.

    Price: The cost for this activity is approximately around 500 AED.

    Timings: Opened daily from 8.30pm to 11pm, boarding starts at 7.45pm near Emirates NBD & Dubai Chamber on Banyas Road.