Red roses, dinner reservations and chocolates. The traditional hallmarks of Valentine’s Day are well known, but what if you’re looking for something different? If you’re based in Dubai, what to do?
The good news is we’ve done all the hard work for you with this winning list of inspirational romantic ideas that are bound to impress your partner. Plus we can help arrange everything from start to finish, so you don’t have to organise about a thing. Check out our top six list below!
Dubai What to Do: Top six list for Valentine's Day
1. See Dubai from a whole new perspective
If you’re looking for something that’s set to get their heart soaring, book one of our luxury seaplanes for a private charter flight! All our private experiences include luxury road transfers, welcome drinks on arrival plus dedicated check-in area so you can simply relax until it’s time to fly. After an exhilarating water take-off, you’ll see Dubai’s world-famous sights as never before. The Burj Al Arab, Palm, Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa are simply stunning from the sky. Our team can help you make this one of the romantic things to do in Dubai, and can assist in having drinks ready on ice for when you touch back down, or book in a smart reservation at the adjoining Park Hyatt Resort for a sumptuous feast after your flight. This experience also makes for a super special marriage proposal too, we'll make sure everything is at the ready! Check out this blog for more wedding proposal tips.
2. Take a romantic seaside staycation at the luxurious Oberoi Resort Ajman
There’s nothing more relaxing than a luxury staycation at a gorgeous seaside resort, and the Oberoi’s latest 5-Star addition certainly doesn’t disappoint. Book in a private villa with your own pool, or one of the gorgeous suites, each has a view of the beautiful private beach nestled on the Ajman coast. Enjoy a lazy buffet breakfast, make use of the resort facilities, take a gentle yoga class, or simply indulge in an afternoon snooze. If you’re looking to really impress why not arrive by private seaplane charter? Relive the romance of the golden age of travel, and take in incredible views of Dubai before gently touching down at Al Zorah marina.
3. Soar through the sky then sip sundowners on sand dunes
Make it a Dubai desert romance with this intimate Valentine experience. It’s surprising how quickly you can forget city life once you head out on the open road. The award winning Al Maha resort is located within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and is a sanctuary of luxury. Take the incredible day package that includes a thrilling seaplane tour of Dubai. After soaring through the skies and taking in the iconic skyline you’ll be picked up by private car for Al Maha resort. On arrival, you’ll be treated to a guided 4WD desert drive, exquisite lunch and finish up with sundowners on the dunes. You also have full access to the resort’s facilities including pool and spa for the duration of your stay, if you’re stuck for ideas in Dubai and what to do, this is definitely one of the best. Why not make it an overnighter?
4. Sail away on a sunset cruise from Dubai Marina
Dubai has an enchanting network of waterways and canals to explore, set against kilometres of pristine coastline. Take your loved one for a sunset cruise on your very own private yacht charter, you could even time it so that you can catch the romantic sunset. Start from Dubai Marina, then set sail along the Jumeirah Coast or head into the Dubai Water Canal for a close up view of Downtown’s glittering skyscrapers. Your private charter ensures a bespoke experience, arrange for their favourite canapes and bubbles then sit back, relax and sail away as the sun gives way to the night sky. Every charter comes with a full crew. If you’re looking for what to do in Dubai with your valentine, this is sure to please.
5. Go black tie for a night at the Opera
Dust off your best suit and tie and freshen up that evening dress for a night of romance at the Dubai Opera! Your setting for the evening is the iconic Dubai Opera building set against the backdrop of the famous dancing fountains. Check out what’s on to find a suitable show to suit the mood, there’s plenty to choose from including spine-tingling arias and contemporary performances. Finish your night off with post-show supper or drink at Sean Connolly at the Dubai Opera. You’ll be able to gaze at the sparkling Burj Khalifa from the intimate rooftop terrace.
6. Enjoy a magical day trip in Musamdam
If you’re looking to really surprise your sweetheart why not whisk them away on an incredible day trip to Musamdam to experience the beauty of the famous fjiords and coastline? First take a flight up the coast before touching down on the waters of Fujairah al Dana, where you will be whisked away to the famous port town of Dibba to begin your romantic voyage. Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising the fjords of Musandam on board a traditional Al Marsa dhow. Jump into the sparkling waters for a swim, grab a mask and snorkel or take out a kayak when you moor for an afternoon in the sunshine. Relax over a long lunch with your loved one as you gently float atop the crystal clear waters. This is a great option for those in Dubai for what to do if you’re seeking a romantic day experience out of the city.
Now you should be all set for Valentine’s Day in Dubai for what to do! Simply get in touch with our expert team and we’ll look after it from there. If you haven't seen anything that would take your, or your loved one's fancy, we can create a bespoke package especially for you.