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12 Most Romantic Things to Do in Dubai for You and Your Other Half

12 Most Romantic Things to Do in Dubai for You and Your Other Half

Dubai is often considered a popular destination for adventure lovers and family holidaymakers. However, its attractions, scenic panoramas, and nightlife exude the perfect appeal for a romantic outing as well. With the finest blend of modern luxuries and tranquil vibes, Dubai has a wide variety of attractions and experiences that are suited for couples looking for quality time together. Indeed, those seeking romance in the city will also find options for pampering their loved ones. Here are a few romantic things to do in Dubai that are perfect to spend nonchalant, memorable moments for couples.

A quick summary of the most romantic things to do in Dubai on YouTube.

1. Beachside Romantic Dates

a scene of Jumeirah Beach
A view from the Ocean Beach to Burj Al Arab.

With sweeping stretches of coastline bordering the Persian Gulf, Dubai is blessed with an attractive seascape. Romantic strolls on Jumeirah Beach and Kite Beach are fascinating ways to enjoy beautiful sunsets in Dubai. Additionally, various cafes and restaurants in the city offer romantic atmospheres and gorgeous sea views, ideal for spending a romantic evening with your date. The beachside dining venues such as Pierchic, Pai Thai, and EauZone to name a few are ideal for a sundowner and beachside candlelight dining experiences.

2. Romantic Roof-top Dining in Dubai

Tasting the food is one of the best reasons to visit Dubai. Yet, how to enjoy the food in this city is another astonishing experience. Undeniably, Dubai’s gleaming skyline is a visual treat. And there are several ways to witness the city’s beauty. With opulent rooftop restaurants and lounges, you can discover the culinary variety of Dubai and its gorgeous scenery while enjoying the company of your beloved. To elaborate, the emirate offers some of the finest roof-top dining venues such as Night by the Terrace at Private Terrace Floor 42 – Shangri-La Hotel, At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa, The Iris at The Oberoi, Level 43 Sky Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton, Pure Sky Lounge at Hilton Dubai The Walk, and Tomo at Raffles Hotel. Certainly, they are amazing choices to impress your beloved with a romantic dinner and stellar views of Dubai City.

3. Magnificent Fountain Shows

Palm Fountain Show on Palm Jumeirah Dubai
The Palm Fountain Show on Palm Jumeirah.

Extravagance is a trait of Dubai city and you will find this in most of its attractions. While choosing a romantic evening in Dubai, if you are looking for a magical, fairy-tale-like ambiance, then head to Dubai Downtown to view the Dubai Fountain or to Palm Jumeirah which houses the world’s biggest dancing fountain – Palm Fountain. Both these attractions surely create a romantic ambiance for couples. Furthermore, they are easy on the wallet as you can view the spectacle without spending a dime on entry fees.

However, if you like to enhance the experience, you can combine the spectacular illuminated water fountain views with a delectable dinner at a nearby restaurant. Some of the restaurants to check out are Al Safadi, Chuan restaurant, Hook and Cook for Palm Fountain views, and Thiptara, Karma Kafe, and Asado for Dubai Fountain views.

4. Hot Air Ballooning in Dubai Desert

hot air balloon on golden dunes of Arabia
Dubai hot air balloon tour gives you a breathtaking journey in the desert.

Skip the usual desert safari and opt for a romantic early morning magic-carpet-like desert experience to explore the golden dunes of Arabia. You can make your way to the edge of modern Dubai on a hushed hazy morning and gear up for a breathtaking journey on a hot air ballooning experience over the sun-kissed morning desert landscapes. The eye-catching sunrise views and the sandy landscape drenched in dawn hues are absolutely stunning to witness while floating in mid-air. After the ride, you may want to tuck into a delicious breakfast amid the serene desert views away from the modern city ambiance.

5. Glamping in Dubai Deserts

Amp up your romantic life and have a wonderful time with your partner with a luxury camping experience in the Arabian desert. Stay back in luxury accommodations that are far more sophisticated and comfortable than camping tents. A unique way to experience the desert, enjoy desert sunset and unwind under the starry Arabian sky, glamping is turning out to be a hot favorite among couples for romantic breaks in Dubai. There are plenty of glamping options to choose from in Dubai such as Hatta Dome Park, Starlight Camp, and Sonara Camp to name a few.

6. Scenic Flight City Tour of Dubai

Dubai helicopter tour gives you a beautiful view of the city from above
Dubai helicopter tour gives you a beautiful view of the city from above.

Give wings to your love and take in the beauty of Dubai City on a helicopter tour. Hop on to a helicopter or a Seaplane and take a private sightseeing experience of Dubai’s iconic landmarks and attractions. The skyline and landmarks in Dubai from the ground seem to pale in comparison to aerial views. From up above, views of the Palm Dubai islands, Burj Khalifa, and their surroundings are extremely stunning. The moments will remain even after the adventure is over. 

7. Extraordinary Shows with Dinner

Dubai offers some amazing live shows in incredibly chic settings for a fantastic night in Dubai. So, do you want something more than just a date night dinner? Then, you may want to get a reservation for La Perle by Dragone Show or Dubai Opera to witness an amazing array of spectacular performances by world-class acrobats and artists. Afterward, you and your other half could head for dinner at a fantastic selection of dining venues at the precinct.

8. Dhow Cruise Dubai Experience

dhow cruise with dinner experience at Dubai Marina
Dubai dhow dinner cruise experience at night.

The Dubai city skyline is one of the most impressive things to see on a Dubai vacation. Particularly, the evenings look spectacular, and to be able to view them from an off-shore perspective is enchanting. A dhow cruise with a dinner experience at Dubai Marina or Dubai Creek is a splendid way to see the shorelines illuminated at night. Dubai’s beautiful surroundings make for an ideal romantic evening setting amid delicious food, and charming settings filled with live music, and entertainment.

9. Holistic Spa Experience

Are you feeling weary with all the sightseeing experiences? Take a pause and sign up for some romantic couple’s massages, luxury facials, and invigorating hammam experiences at Dubai’s eclectic assortment of spa experiences. One of the most romantic things to do in Dubai is to unwind together while getting pampered with world-class spa treatments that will melt your stress away. Make this a self-care quality time for both of you, relax in soothing settings, and enjoy the ambiance that can make you forget worldly worries.

10. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame Scenic Panoramas

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The Marvelous Burj Khalifa, one of the best Dubai attractions of all time!

There is no dearth of opportunities to view Dubai’s iconic skyline and one can find ample spots within the city and in various perspectives to view this splendor. However, the views from the top of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame are experiences that stand apart from other scenic view experiences. At Burj Khalifa’s 124th level observatory deck, you and your beloved can ultimately boast of being among clouds while viewing Dubai’s stunning vistas. Moreover, the utterly brilliant views from the top bridge of Dubai Frame give you a sweeping view of Old and Modern Dubai. The views of Dubai really set the mood for a romantic date night in Dubai.

11. A World Tour at Global Village

global village dubai
Dubai’s Global Village.

Get set to take your date on a world tour! At Dubai’s Global Village, you can go destination hopping and witness the splendors of culture, cuisine, and entertainment of more than 90 countries. In addition, you can get a gist of which destinations you love and would want to explore together in the future.

12. Extraordinary Romantic Stay Options

Dubai is the epitome of luxury and unique stays. If you are in Dubai for a romantic break and ready to splurge a bit to get a taste of its high-class luxury accommodation, then check out the Underwater suites at Atlantis The Palm Dubai where you can stay amid colorful marine life. Besides that, the Burj Al Arab of course offers the most luxurious stay in Dubai with elegant, high-standard personalized services. Additionally, other fantastic hotels that are perfect for romantic stays are Palace Downtown, Anantara Palm Dubai, and Al Maha Desert Resort to name a few.


Dubai will certainly turn out as a worthy romantic destination if you choose it. There are tons of romantic things you can enjoy with your partner no matter what the occasion. Whether you are on your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or a birthday, or just looking for a romantic escape, Dubai can provide a host of romantic experiences that will make you and your beloved fall in love all over again.

Neha Singh
Dubai Contributor
An avid trekker, explorer, and a true foodie; Neha finds happiness in small endeavors of life and loves to pen them down as a cherished memory. A firm believer that “we have just one life to live and so much to do”, Neha lives every moment to the fullest.

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  • John Banks

    Absolutely beautiful, it has to be number 4 for me. I have always been fascinated with them. That for me would be the top of the list!

  • Christine Weis

    WOW! All of these sound very romantic. I’d love that hot air balloon ride over the desert.

  • The Super Mom Life

    I have always wanted to visit Dubai. I’ve heard it’s a beautiful place!

  • Dr. Elise Ho

    I would love the opportunity to do these things. In other words, I would love to get over to Dubai.

  • Lizzy

    Wow what an incredible list of romantic things to do in Dubai. Sign me up for the romantic dining and flight over Dubai.

  • Kat

    I’ve never been to Dubai but reading this makes me want to go! The luxurious beauty is just spectacular!

  • Bauhinia

    If I could choose one from your list, I would love to try to board inside a seaplane and take a private sightseeing tour overlooking the spectacular scenery of Dubai. It would be wonderful to capture postcard-like photos from the top.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      You made a great choice. It’s never easier to be well-known on social media like a city-from-above pic. And Dubai is one of the best.

  • Gervin Khan

    These are nice tips! I’m sure we’ll enjoy our trip if we follow this! Thanks for sharing

  • Emily Fata

    I would love to see this myself! It looks like a great place to visit. 🙂

  • Ivan Jose

    Dubai is so beautiful. I want to try everything but starting with the beachside date, of course.

  • kidneyfornikki

    What a gorgeous place! I naver really considered it as a romantic place but I was obviously wrong! There are several things I would like to do with my husband.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Taking your husband to Dubai and I’m sure you two will have the best days in your life there.

  • Cinny

    Dubai is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. I love all these gorgeous places that would make for a perfect date.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yeah, places in Dubai are gorgeous for its visitors to save the best moments in their life.

  • Kuntala

    I’d love to do all of these with my husband! The hot air balloon looks especially amazing.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      That’s actually one of the best experiences you can do in Dubai, great choice!

  • Neely

    Dubai looks like a truly romantic place to be

  • Renata Green

    I haven’t been to Dubai, however, thinking about it, romantic doesn’t necessary come to mind. Hence, it’s a really interesting post that somehow corrects my image of Dubai.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Experience Dubai, and you will find the city in real is much more interesting than this post.

  • Brianna

    I went to Dubai with my husband for Valentine’s Day one year and it was one of those experiences that still takes my breath away! Talk about an amazing city. Loved reading this!

  • A Nation of Moms

    Dubai would be an incredible place to visit! Sounds like there are so many neat things to do.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yes, you can read my other posts about Dubai. And you will find there are tons of exciting things in the city to explore.

  • Ramil Hinolan

    I think I would like to try out the helicopter ride, touring the Dubai skyline. If ever, this is the first I would ever ride a helicopter.

  • Mae

    Wow! So many romantic things to do in Dubai! I’d love a cruise or a how air balloon ride!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      They are the great choices that everyone wants to experience.

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Those are some wonderful ideas and would love to visit Dubai someday, maybe when things are a bit settled down because of the pandemic.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yeah, Dubai is one of the first places I want to travel to right after the pandemic ends.

  • Rach

    I’ve never been to Dubai before but those are all amazing ideas to do and will keep this in mind for future use.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      I hope you enjoy reading the post and will enjoy your trip to Dubai in the future.

  • kushigalu

    Dubai is w very beautiful place to visit and all these places mentioned are amazing

  • Njkinny

    I hope to visit Burj Khalifa someday! Dubai is such a fascinating place to visit

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Absolutely! Check-in at Burj Khalifa in Dubai is one of the must-dos when visiting the city.

  • emman damian

    Been to Dubai last 2017. I really want to experience Beachside Romantic Dates! Sounds like a fun romantic activity.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Surely that’s one of the most romantic activities in Dubai!

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