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 few romantic things to do in Dubai that are perfect to spend nonchalant, memorable moments for couples.

1. Beachside Romantic Dates

a scene of Jumeirah Beach

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 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 ambience, 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 ambience 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

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 way to the edge of modern Dubai in a hushed hazy morning and gear up for a breath-taking 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 ambience.

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

use helicopter to watch Dubai from the above

Give wings to your love and take in the beauty of Dubai city from a flight 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

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 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, 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 massage, luxury facial, 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

Dubai Attractions - Burj Khalifa Dubai
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

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. Alongside, other fantastic hotels that are perfect for romantic stays are Palace Downtown, Anantara Palm Dubai, Al Maha Desert Resort to name a few.

Atlantis The Palm hotel
Atlantis The Palm.
The 7-star Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab.


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, 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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  1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

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