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5 Dreamiest Ways to Spend Your Honeymoon in Dubai

The continuous developments in the city of Dubai have made it a popular destination for tourists from different parts of the globe. The beautiful balance of progress and the preservation of the grandeur of the desert never fails to lure travelers who want to marvel at the world’s wonders.

Over the years, the City of Gold has managed to attract a specific type of tourists: honeymooners. More and more newlyweds are gravitating toward Dubai than to the romantic locations traditionally frequented by couples such as Paris, Barcelona, and the exotic tropics.

This should no longer come as a surprise because romance also thrives in the desert. Plus, there are many wonderfully dreamy experiences that honeymooners can enjoy in Dubai.

Curious about these romantic experiences in the City of Gold? Five are described below.

1.     Two Sunsets in One Day

Watching the magnificent sun setting low at the end of the day has always been considered a romantic experience, especially when you have your partner beside you. You can enjoy this sight twice a day in the same city by heading to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

The Burj Khalifa is so tall that you can watch the sunset at ground level and then take the lift and watch the sunset all over again. No other place in the world offers this as a daily treat.

(Incidentally, you may want to cuddle or hold hands while viewing the sunset, but it is probably best not to since Dubai is still quite conservative despite being the most progressive city in the Middle East. This, however, need not make the experience any less special.)

2.     Hot Air Balloon Ride

There is always something dreamy about observing the world from above, and this is what a hot air balloon ride offers. It is an activity worth including for honeymooners who are witnesses to each other’s special moments.

If you want to include this activity in your itinerary, get in touch with your Dubai hotel. The staff can make arrangements for you to have this experience during your stay.

3.     A Visit to the Dubai Miracle Garden

This garden is one of the perfect demonstrations that in Dubai, the impossible becomes possible. In a desert, where not a lot of flowers naturally grow, rose a garden that boasts of 109 million blooms.

The flowers here are designed to make a stroll in the garden an experience like no other. There are heart-shaped arches, an Airbus coated with colorful crawling flora, and countless other visual delights. You will notice as well that while the garden is right smack in the city, it’s significantly cooler inside it, making the stroll quite pleasant.

If you’re in Dubai anywhere between October and April, you definitely should include a visit to this desert wonder.

4.     Stay at a Luxury Hotel

When it comes to luxury, Dubai is definitely a leader. You and your partner can enjoy the finest things in life simply by choosing to stay at a luxury hotel in the city that offers a bounty of world-class services.

Enjoy gourmet dishes prepared by highly trained chefs, relaxing spa services, a gorgeous honeymoon suite, and other amenities typically experienced by VIPs. All these can set the right tone for a blissful union.

5.     Watch the Dubai Fountains

Dubai has the most spectacular fountain show in the world. If you’ve already been to Las Vegas and have seen the fountain show at the Bellagio, you may find that it pales in comparison to the magnificent fountain show outside the Dubai Mall.

The Dubai Fountains are grander in every way. You can even witness the show while having a lovely dinner at one of the many popular restaurants around.

The fountain show is so enchanting that it’s not uncommon for audiences to cry while watching it.

There you have it – five dreamy experiences to consider including in your honeymoon in the City of Gold. These are just a few examples, but there are definitely several more options to explore because in Dubai, there’s no shortage of possibilities for tourists, regardless whether you’re on a romantic getaway or simply out to see a different side of the world.


Habib Khan is a seasoned Hotelier, currently the CEO of Planet Hospitality and General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Khan has more than 30 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. He is an expert in developing, transforming, and managing hotels, with an ability to analyze and solve problems in a challenging work environment.

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