If you're looking for an unforgettable honeymoon experience, Dubai which is known as the luxury hub of the United Arab Emirates is the perfect destination. Dubai has it all from romance to adventure to fine dining and never-ending luxury experiences. Best of all, Dubai is also a great hub to other major destinations like Europe, Africa, or Asia. The dessert paradise is home to some of the world's best shopping malls, unique architecture, five-star dining experiences, and adventurous excursions like dessert dune rides and an indoor ski resort. Here's everything you need to know to plan an amazing honeymoon in Dubai!
Exotic + Luxury
Undoubtedly one of the most romantic Resorts in the world, Madinat Jumeirah presents numerous opportunities to discover the secluded sanctuary and special experiences that allow you to escape from reality. If you're looking for a luxury beach experience then the Jumeirah Al Qasr has it all. You can spend a week at this resort and not have to leave the premises as this resort has 23 restaurants and bars, a state of the art spa and access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark. Each guest room provides a luxurious yet comfortable atmosphere, with a touch of Arabian elegance. The private balconies offer wonderful views of Dubai's skyline. You'll feel like you've escaped to another world, which is exactly how you want to feel on your honeymoon.
If you're looking to explore some of the city's many sites, the Shangri-La Hotel centrally located along Sheikh Zayed Road is just a short drive to some of Dubai's famous sites like the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. If you're looking for a romantic layover or an extended stay this hotel has everything you need for a luxurious stay. There are eight restaurants and bars, a gorgeous spa that offers treatments inspired by the art of traditional Chinese medicine and a fun rooftop pool and bar. If you're looking to plan a super romantic dinner during your honeymoon stay, consider dinner for two at Level 42, a new dining experience that includes a five-course dinner by candlelight with bubbly, surrounded by exquisite flowers and intimate music, on the private terrace tucked away on Level 42 with nothing to distract you but the beauty of the stars.
Romance + Relaxation
Home to nearly 65 million blooming flowers in stunning designs, shapes and structures, the Dubai Miracle Garden is described by many as an oasis in the midst of the city. The garden is the perfect place for romantic wedding or honeymoon pictures, with beautiful heart shaped archways.
Hideaway and indulge in couple's bliss courtesy of an Asian-inspired sanctuary that seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This majestic spa haven features a traditional Turkish Hammam and offers a whole suite of Thai and Arabian beauty and wellness experiences to ensure you are provided with endless opportunities for relaxation and pampering together with your loved one.
Black Palace Beach is one of the city's secret gems, with a location that's easy to miss but well worth the scouting mission: between the royal fortresses at Al Sufouh lies a tiny pathway to lead you and your loved one to this land of pure serenity. Free of flying volleyballs and rowdy crowds, this untouched shoreline possesses beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab.
Adventure + Fun
For honeymooners who prefer activities of a more thrilling nature, why not hurl yourselves out of a plane soaring at 13,000 feet above the Palm Jumeirah? Then enjoy the rush of the wind and take in the incredible views over the coastline during your high-speed descent back down to earth.
Far removed from the glitz and glamour of the city, yet still just a short drive away, these magical hot air balloon rides let you immerse yourselves in the heart of the desert, silently drifting over an endless ocean of shimmering dunes, emerald green oases, and wandering oryx, gazelles, and camels. Witness a breath-taking sunrise against the backdrop of the majestic Hajjar Mountains, and take in the natural beauty of a desert untouched.
Take a prestige tour of the dunes complete with the ultimate luxury Range Rover, a safari guide and fine dining experience to see the sands sparkle in the sun.
For an offbeat fun-filled day, why not ski down a snowy mountain, in a shopping mall, in the middle of the desert? This indoor ski resort offers 22,500 square meters of snow spread over five runs of varying difficulty, from the bunny slope to the black run, along with a freestyle area for snowboarders and tobogganers. Take some time out in the alpine cafe to sip hot chocolate in minus four degrees or watch the daily march of a colony of snow penguins.
Dining + Sights to See
Dining atop a desert dune
Head to the desert resort of Bab Al Shams and let the staff set up your dinner table among the waves of sand dunes in the desert. Watch the sunset and cast a magical golden hue over the undulating landscape as the stars appear in the night sky.
You can't get more sky-high than at the top of the world's tallest building on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa in its SKY Lounge - officially the world's highest observation deck! Look down on the labyrinth of highways and out into the sprawling desert or the crystal waters of the Arabian Gulf.
As one of the world's most exhilarating and remarkable destinations, Dubai offers a host of options for honeymooners looking to unwind, indulge and enjoy newly-wedded bliss. Let us know your honeymoon plans in the comments below!