Most Romantic Things to do in Dubai for Couples

Love is a wonderful feeling beyond expressing it with three magical words. Couples knows that adventure, thrills, fun, and everlasting experiences can help love blossom. Dubai offers all these things mixed with a touch of world-class luxury and comfort. From private romantic dinners in Dubai to shopping and indulging in fun activities, the city has plenty of choices for love birds. This list of romantic things to do in Dubai offers inspiration to make your travel moments extraordinary. 

Enjoy the Impressive Dubai Fountain Show

Located at the foot of Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain Show is one of the most iconic attractions of Dubai. Water rises around 150 meters and can be witnessed from 30 kilometers away in the city. Technology and light dazzle with music ranging from classic to contemporary Arabic and world music. You can get a close up view of the fountain by enjoying a boat ride in Burj Lake and by walking along the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk. You can also enjoy the show over dinner at one of the nearby restaurants with outdoor seating. Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system, set atop the 30-acre man made Burj Khalifa Lake.

Location:  The Dubai Mall, Dubai

Connect with Nature at Dubai Miracle Garden 

Enjoying the fresh and lovely vibe at Dubai Miracle Garden with your partner is a romantic idea that you can add to your list. Undoubtedly, exploring this garden is one of the fun romantic things to do in Dubai. You can weave memories with your lover amidst millions of flowers, plants, entertainment and dining experiences.

Dubai Miracle Garden. Image credit: Wikimedia.

Walking through a heart passage and whispering something in the ear of your partner is a moment that can forever stay in your memories. If you’re thinking of proposing, Dubai Miracle Garden is a lovely setting for that moment. The garden is also home to the Dubai Butterfly Garden that is a must-visit attraction. 

Dubai Miracle Garden Location:  Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand, Dubai, UAE

Feel Like You’re on Top of the World at the Observation Deck of Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa deserves its place as the landmark of Dubai. So any Dubai trip seems incomplete without visiting the world’s tallest building. This must visit Dubai attraction offers breathtaking views of the city. Floors 124 & 125, and 148 have an observation deck where you can enjoy the beauty of the city from different perspectives.

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Image: Pxfuel.

You will get goose bumps when Express Lift takes you to the upper floors of Burj Khalifa. But after reaching the top, wow factors will emanate from your face. Sunrise and sunset are considered the best choice for observing the view from this building. When there are low-hanging clouds, you’ll feel like you are standing in the middle of the sky. 

Burj Khalifa Location: 1, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Fly Together Over the Glorious Desert of Dubai on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Floating over the golden desert, holding hands with each other, and witnessing the view of the sunset, undoubtedly, is one of the best things to do in Dubai for couples. It is time to feel love in the air with your beloved and give your relationship a touch of romance in the sky. You can get a bird’s eye view and majestic landmarks of the city while enjoying the hot air balloon ride.

Hot air balloons in Dubai, UAE. Image credit: Flickr.

The desert beauty under your eyes and your loved one in your arms offers romantic moments. You can add adventurous activities like dune bashing, camel riding, and quad biking to this romantic experience. After your hot air balloon ride, you can stay in a traditional camp and enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner.

Location: Dubai Desert

Explore the Beauty of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Image credit: Flickr.

Aquarium fans will love Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. It is one of the best attractions in the city, allowing visitors to explore underwater beauty in multiple ways. From diving with sharks to cage snorkeling, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo offers a wealth of underwater exploration. You can pass through the underwater tunnel and encounter sharks, scores of fish and other sea life. You can both participate in activities that will make your Dubai vacation remarkable.

Location: Ground & Level 2, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner on a Rooftop Bar

The Dubai Skyline dazzles at sunset. Image credit: Flickr.

Dubai is a mesmerizing city that offers a wealth of great sightseeing experiences. Sky-kissing buildings, glittering environments, and luxury and perfection are in abundance. Enjoying a dinner amidst the reflection of ultra-modern technology is something that can fill your diary of memories with sweet and lovely moments. Rooftop bars in Dubai offer you the elegance of this city while having a romantic conversation through eyes of your partner. Many of the best private places in Dubai offer a platform for you to enjoy such moments. A romantic Dubai trip can be enhanced by visiting one of rooftop terraces listed below.

Best Rooftop Bars: Shades Bar, Tamanya TerracePure Sky Lounge, and Uptown Bars.

Cruise Dubai Creek on a Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise Dubai. Image credit: Flickr

Dubai has numerous ways to charm you with its ultra-modernity. Enjoying a royal dinner at Dhow Cruise is one of the great ways to enjoy boat cruising over dinner. Couples can enjoy sweeping night time views of Dubai while spending quality time together. Enjoy drinks, musical entertainment, and a dance show are some elements that make a Dhow Cruise memorable. 

Location: Al Seef Street, Dubai

Do Some Shopping Together

Shopping is one of the fun things to do in Dubai for couples and an integral part of any Dubai trip. This glittering city is widely famous as a paradise for shopaholics and home to the largest malls on this planet – Dubai Mall. Numerous malls offer luxury goods and world-class brands to satiate your appetite for shopping in multiple ways.

Aerial view over Dubai Mall. Image credit: Pxfuel.

You can also include experiences like photography sessions, playing games, watching cinemas while exploring the shopping malls of Dubai. This city is ready to wow you with its shopping vibes. You will also find vibrant traditional markets like the Spice Souk, in this stunning city. 

Best Places for Shopping: Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina Mall, City Walk, Ibn Battuta Mall, Gold Souk, Textile Souk, Karama Complex, Spice Souk, and Meena Bazaar.  

Relax at Jumeirah Beach

There are countless ways to answer questions like what can couples do in Dubai. But enjoying the fun in the water is just something else for love birds. Sand and water have a strong connection with the charm of this city, and Jumeirah Beach depicts that amazingly. You can indulge in a water thrill, relieve stress, and rejuvenate yourself with your loved one. This beach offers picturesque views of Burj Al Arab and smooth white sands.

Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

From beach volleyball and kite surfing to kayaking and paddle boarding, there are plenty of adventurous things to do for couples. You can give your tummy a treat of delicious snacks and enjoy cycling together on the track. But strolling on the beach and letting the wind hit your face offers delightful moments too.  

Location: Umm Suqeim, Off Jumeirah Beach Road, Nr Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Romantic Dubai Hotels for a Couple’s Getaway

Burj al Arab Jumeriah

The luxurious Burj al Arab Jumeirah is Dubai’s most iconic hotel. Located on its own island along Dubai’s Palm Jumeriah Island, the spectacular hotel offers sweeping views of the sea. Guests can choose whether to arrive at the property by chauffeur-driven fleets of Rolls-Royce’s or dedicated helicopter transfer service.

Talise Spa offers both ladies and gentlemen’s relaxation areas fitted with an aqua retreat. Facilities include separate indoor infinity pools, hot tub, sauna, steam rooms, plunge pools and treatment rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

8 signature restaurants are highlighted by Muntaha, the properties signature restaurant serving contemporary European cuisine. Sky View Bar is suspended 656 feet above sea level, offering guests afternoon tea and cocktails with an epic view.

Burj al Arab Jumeriah is an unforgettable destination for a romantic couples getaway in Dubai!

W Dubai – The Palm

The 5 star W Dubai – The Palm is ideally nestled along Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island. It offers a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with free WiFi access. Well appointed guest rooms include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, refrigerator, coffee machine, bath, lux toiletries and a wardrobe. 

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

The 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai offers 1,608 luxurious guest rooms elegantly designed with contemporary décor. Spanning two large towers, the fantastic hotel features an array of 15 award-winning restaurants, bars and lounges- so guests are spoiled for choice. Amenities include Saray Spa and Health Club as well as an outdoor swimming pool. Next to Business Bay Metro Station, it’s ideally located between Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall and Mall. JW Marriott Marquis is also directly beside the new Dubai Water Canal extension.

Atlantis, The Palm

The 5 star Atlantis, The Palm is ideally located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island. Amenities include an underwater aquarium and complimentary access to the Aquaventure water park and Lost Chambers Aquarium. A great selection of on-site dining options is highlighted by Nobu, an award-winning restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine with Arabian influences. Atlantis, The Palm is a fantastic property for couples traveling with children!


The choices for romantic things to do in Dubai are as diverse as your desire to give a surprise to your loved one. From its ultra-modernity to well-preserved culture, there’s a wealth of wonderful things to do. We hope these tips on things to do in Dubai for couples give you inspiration for an amazing trip!


22 thoughts on “Most Romantic Things to do in Dubai for Couples

  1. There’s no doubt that Dubai is an ideal spot for couple. I hope you’ve enjoyed a lot. Alex & Bell, I’d love to offer you trip to Musandam on your next Dubai trip. Do reach me when you’re here.

    1. Hi Musan. Yes, Dubai has much to offer for visiting couples, including unique cultural experiences. Thank you for the invitation to Musandam! We have not visiting Oman yet, and it’s definitely on our list now. So we’ll plan for Oman next time!

    1. Yes, Dubai is wonderful city packed with cool things to do. We really enjoyed our visit – especially the unique cultural experiences, and the modern world wonder that is the Burj Khalifa!

  2. Alex, you are 100% true. Dubai is perfect four couple. It’s renowned for its modern tourist destinations, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and shopping centres that feature enormous aquariums and indoor ski slopes.

    1. Thanks for your nice comment, Zahid. The Burj Khalifa is a modern marvel that should be on travelers bucket lists. And indeed, the glitzy metropolis offers so much, for a wide variety of interests. We also enjoyed shopping in the souk, and getting a taste of old Dubai.

  3. Don’t mind Alex and Bell in my view La Mer Beach is better than Jumeirah beach as it’s a good point for couples. It’s particularly convenient for tourists not staying at a beach hotel. At the beach, you’ll find lounge chairs, umbrellas and even towels for rent. So, don’t worry about bringing anything with you!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Mr. Hatta. Yes, La Mer Beach is another wonderful seaside playground, offering sweeping views of Dubai’s epic skyline. All the best to you.

  4. A perfect romantic guide both of you have written. As a bonus, I’d say if one can afford to hire a Lamborghini, it will be much better. You must have a good budget, of course.

    1. Thank you for the compliment on the article! Renting a Lamborghini in Dubai sounds like a lot of fun, and a great way to celebrate a special occasion for some couples!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Libon! For a couples getaway I recommend staying at one of the hotels along the Palm. The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in the business district also offers a great stay. So many excellent options in Dubai!

  5. Nothing is more romantic than a holiday filled with special experiences and sights. Dubai offers the perfect activities to do with your loved ones. The couple can enjoy watersports, desert adventures, plenty of romantic dinners, or just chill by the beach. For true romantics, Dubai is the ideal honeymoon destination. Best way to save it by taking photos.

    1. Thank you for your comment! Yes, there is a huge variety of activities in Dubai for couples to enjoy. Happy travels and photo taking to you!

  6. Dubai Miracle Garden is the best spots in Dubai for couple. I wish you had added Gold souq as well. Gold souq is least for Window shopping if you are couple.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, the Dubai Miracle Garden is a wonderful place for couples during a romantic getaway. And there are certainly a huge variety of shopping options in Dubai for visitors also!

  7. Alex, you guys have written an very informative post. Just to let you know that during desert safari tour, you can also also for private table with romantic arrangements and dinner with your partner under stars.

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