Ideas for Romantic Couples

Top 10 Romantic things to do with your partner on your Dubai holiday

1. Dhow Cruise

Spend an romantic evening with your partner complete with cool fresh breeze, tasty dinner and entertainment. The cruises are done on the traditional wooden ships called "Dhows". They last for about 2 hours and include hotel pickup and drop off, dinner and entertainment.

The Dhow cruises are conducted in the Dubai Creek and also in the Dubai Marina.

2. Burj Al Arab and the Culinary Flight

"Create a once-in-a-lifetime memory by treating your beloved to an ultimate romantic experience". The Burj Al Arab Culinary Flight takes you around its 6 restaurants, making you feel like a royalty all the way. Cost of Lunch is AED 1075 and Dinner is AED 1350. Cheaper options are also available like booking a table in the SkyView bar which offers unparalleled views of the Atlantis in the Palm (minimum spend AED 350) or having a tea in the Sahn Eddar restaurant for AED 250.

3. Splurge on Fine Dining

You can surprise your partner by taking him or her to dine or lounge in the world's highest restaurant - at.mosphere. Located on the 122nd floor of the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa, it is billed as one of the "must-visit" restaurants in Dubai. You can also go to the 360º located in the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach hotel, it boasts superb panoramic views of the Dubai Skyline. Or book a table in Ossiano Bar and Restaurant in Atlantis, The Palm and immerse yourself into the stunning views of the Ambassador lagoon. The other options for a romantic candle light dinner are the Pierchic Seafood restaurant in Madinat Jumeira or one of the cozy restaurants in the One and Only Royal Mirage and Anantara, The Palm.

4. Dance together in Barasti or Nasimi Beach

Barasti Beach, located in the Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort is a very happening night venue in Dubai. It is located right on the beach and offers great music, a delectable menu and delicious cocktails - it's no wonder Barasti has become an icon of the Dubai social scene. Not to be left far behind is the Nasimi beach in the Atlantis Palm resort. It is one of Dubai’s most vibrant hotspots serving a la carte menu and coming alive in the night with resident and international DJs. Dancing to the music in the background is a perfectly romantic way to enjoy !

5. Have fun in the Water Parks

Bring out the inner child in you at one of Dubai's 2 water parks. The Wild Wadi Water Park is located in Jumeirah and the Aquaventure Theme Park is located in Atlantis, the Palm. Get your hearts pumping and give yourself a good dose of adrenaline, which should make you both more attracted to each other !

6. Go on a deep sea cruise

What could be more romantic than the wind in your hair, the clear blue water lapping along the boat and a bottle of champagne? Relax, chill, put your feet up as the luxury sea boat takes you and your partner into the deep seas of the Arabian Gulf. There are tours that offer 2 hours of guided fishing and 2 hours of cruise around the World Islands and Palm Jumeirah. Cost is around AED 300 per person and varies from season to season. If you can afford, you can also charter a boat.

7. Go shopping

And if you are really romantic, then take your wife or girlfriend straight to the Gold Souq in Deira. Women love to be pampered with Gold and Diamonds and she will love it there. Or take a stroll in one of the many Shopping malls in Dubai and pickup something that you will cherish and remember your Dubai trip. Better idea would be to head to the nearest mall and spend couple of hours secretly shopping for each other. It would be fun to see what you come up with for each other !

8. Relax in one of the many Parks in Dubai

Spend some leisurely time in of the many parks that Dubai has to offer. Some parks like the Jumeirah, Mamzar and Creek park are on the beach. So not only you can enjoy the sun on the beaches but also spend some romantic time under the Palm trees and the greenery inside the parks. The parks are very well maintained and quite popular during winters when you will see many families having barbecue parties. Some of the other parks are : Zabeel Park, Al Safa Park and Mushrif Park.

9. Go for a leisurely walk on Jumeirah Beach

Everyone knows that watching sunset is romantic. Sit on the beach and watch the sunset with your partner. And as the night unfolds, hold your partners hand and take a walk at night at the Jumeirah beach. Feel the cool breeze as your feet immerses into the white sands of the beach.

10. Up for an adventure

If you are young and ready for some heart racing adventures, then check out some of the options that we have listed in the 10 Thrilling Adventures in Dubai page.