With wedding season in full swing, many soon-to-be 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 breath-taking 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 privately 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 metres 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 breathtaking panoramic vision of Dubai’s desert, sea and city-scape.
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 metres 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 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 dream-like 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 centre. 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 Al Qasr hotel to enter a picture-perfect setting overlooking the sparkling 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 Arabian-inspired décor and serene ambience will mesmerize and set the mood for the perfect night of romance.