Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime event, the ultimate trip to remember and something you’ll be talking about for years to come. The luxury and exoticism of Dubai is the perfect place to splash out and do something really special to celebrate with the one you love, which is why the number of honeymoon packages in Dubai have soared in recent years.
After a lot of careful research and a lot of wishful sighs, we have narrowed down our highlights for a romantic honeymoon in Dubai, a difficult task to say the least in a country with so many things to see and do! 5 star restaurants and hotels are everywhere in Dubai so luxury is certainly not hard to find. So which of the following incredible attractions could be the cherry on top for your trip to Dubai?
A luxury Dubai dinner safari is the ultimate in old fashioned romance. Escape into the soft sands of the Arabian Desert in a luxury 1950’s Mercedes G-Wagon and find yourself in the grounds of the Royal family’s private residence as you enjoy an authentic Arabian dining experience. The platinum package includes a delicious six-course private dining experience cooked in a beautiful decorated desert camp by local Bedouin chefs, with culinary highlights including decadent white truffle canapés and smoky blackened salmon. Round off the experience with a tattoo from your private henna artist, camel rides and belly dancing as you watch the sun go down. Bliss.
A extraordinary experience that can be enjoyed during the day is a dolphin encounter at Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Lucky visitors get to spend 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins in either a shallow or deep water encounter. Kiss, tickle and play with the dolphins in small groups that make for a very private experience. There is also the chance to relax on a beautifully pristine private beach or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, the entrance ticket also includes access to Aquaventura, the Atlantis the Palm’s incredible water park, giving you the chance to escape the heat!
In the evenings, you can spruce yourselves up and head out into the warm evening for dinner at one of Dubai’s many fine dining restaurants. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to dine under the sea, the Al Mahara restaurant on the Burj Al Arab Island does an amazing job of recreating a magical underwater Atlantis with its ceiling high salt water aquariums and opulent blue furnishings. Join Sheiks and princesses as you dine on caviar and champagne in the presence of various sharks and tropical sea life. If the bill leaves you feeling a little shipwrecked however, head to the less showy five-star Zheng He’s Chinese restaurant which looks out onto the gorgeous Arabian Gulf and provides an astonishing selection of Western-Eastern fusion food!
If you yearn to see Dubai from up high however, a hot air balloon ride is a romantic alternative to the Burj Khalifa observation deck. Experience the peaceful magic of an early morning flight over the Arabian Desert as you spot graceful gazelles and roving camels from 3000 ft. Bathed in the light of the golden sunrise, Dubai has never looked so beautiful.
Combine a visit to the Old Town and gorgeous souks with a day of relaxation at one of Dubai’s elite and opulent spas. After spending a morning hunting for hidden treasures and bartering for the best prices on everything from gorgeous fabrics to teapots to fragrant spices, cool down and chill out in the total relaxing bliss of the Yas Beauty Spa which is conveniently located nearby. Alternatively, tie in a visit to the Burj al Arab Hotel with a trip to the 18th floor retreat Assawan Spa, where you will be treated like royalty and luxuriated with treatments like the Burj Al Arab Caviar Body Treatment!
What better way to wind down your honeymoon in Dubai than with a romantic river cruise? The luxury Bateaux Dubai dinner cruise takes place on a glass covered boat offering unobstructed views of the Dubai skyline as you sail along on a 2.5 hour cruise complete with a stunning 3-course dinner. Sample Thai crab, pan seared scallop or smoked duck followed by lamb loin, beef fillet or seared salmon topped off with a double dark chocolate fondant as you float by the The Old Souk and The Twin Towers.
These our highlights, but what are yours? Find out more about the attractions available in Dubai by clicking here or phoning our office on 0800 691 1257 and let us help you plan the perfect honeymoon!