Top 10 Ways to Spend Your Hon­ey­moon in Dubai

The most ro­man­tic hon­ey­moon spots are found in Dubai

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With the wed­ding sea­son in full swing, many soon-tobe new­ly­weds are look­ing to find the per­fect hon­ey­moon des­ti­na­tion that of­fers un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ences. 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. 1. Plat­inum Her­itage Of­fer­ing an in­ti­mate and au­then­tic Ara­bian ex­pe­ri­ence, Plat­inum Her­itage’s desert tours bring his­tory to life. The op­er­a­tor ’s Be­douin base camp is nes­tled in a pri­vate royal desert re­treat in the Dubai Desert Con­ver­sa­tion Re­serve. Drive through the golden dunes in a vin­tage Land Rover to discover the na­tive wildlife and hid­den sto­ries of the Dubai desert. See the sands sparkle un­der the sun dur­ing a morn­ing ex­cur­sion, or spend the night din­ing on au­then­tic Emi­rati cui­sine un­der a blan­ket of stars. 2. Bal­loon Ad­ven­tures 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 breath­tak­ing sun­rise against the back­drop of the majestic Ha­j­jar Moun­tains, and take in the nat­u­ral beauty of a desert un­touched. 3. Seaw­ings City Tours Of­fer­ing a unique birds-eye view of the renowned won­ders of the city, couples will feel like VIPs as soon as they step on board their pri­vate char­tered plane. Take off across the waves of the Ara­bian Gulf, soar into the cloud­less blue sky and take a mo­ment to marvel at the daz­zling sky­line of twist­ing sky­scrapers, mosques, ho­tels and beaches be­low. 4. Burj Khal­ifa At 828 me­ters, high, the world’s tallest build­ing com­bines art, her­itage and en­gi­neer­ing, of­fers stun­ning views of the city and is home to the world’s high­est restau­rant. In­dulge in a sun­set drink at At. mo­sphere and take in the breath-tak­ing panoramic vi­sion of Dubai’s desert, sea and cityscapes. 5. Sky­dive Dubai 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. 6. Ski Dubai 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 to­bog­gans. Take some time out in the alpine café to sip hot choco­late in mi­nus four de­grees or watch the daily march of a colony of snow pen­guins. 7. Dol­phin Bay At­lantis For an­i­mal lovers, spend some time with the mam­mals of the sea. Wade into waist-high crys­tal clear wa­ters and en­joy an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence touch­ing, hug­ging, hold­ing ‘fins’ and play­ing with dol­phins – you may even be lucky enough to get a kiss! 8. Bab Al Shams Re­sort Re­treat to re­ju­ve­na­tion at this dream­like re­sort in the desert. It may seem like a mi­rage, but this ro­man­tic re­sort hid­den in the dunes is a fan­tasy come true – and just half an hour’s drive from the city cen­ter. The op­tions are end­less, al­low­ing you to make your stay as re­lax­ing or as ac­tive as you like. Top up your tan with a soak in the pool, fol­lowed by a re­fresh­ing bev­er­age, ex­plore the sur­round­ing dunes with a desert drive or camel ride, or bal­ance out the senses with a med­i­ta­tive treat­ment or mas­sage in the re­sort’s in­dul­gent spa. 9. Anan­tara Spa Hide away 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 end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­lax­ation and pampering to­gether with your loved one. 10. Pier­chic Restau­rant Stroll along the pier at the Al Qasr ho­tel to en­ter a pic­ture-per­fect set­ting over­look­ing the im­mac­u­lately clean wa­ters of the Ara­bian Gulf. Couples can take in the un­in­ter­rupted views of the Burj Al Arab as the sun goes down while din­ing at the charm­ing seafood restau­rant – the stun­ning Ara­bi­an­in­spired dé­cor and serene am­bi­ence will mes­mer­ize and set the mood for the per­fect night of ro­mance.

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