The glitz of Dubai and its fame for towering skyscrapers come to mind when thinking of this emirate but newlyweds need to examine further to get to the heart of this city and here are ten reasons why this is an ideal destination to start your honeymoon.
Explore new experiences, from helicopters, private yacht trips and watersport activities, to surfing, jet-skiing, or skiing on the sand dunes.
Best luxury hotels in the world
Experience the height of comfort and luxury at Amwaj Rotana in Dubai. Located on the famous leisure and retail strip known as “The Walk”, Jumeirah Beach Residence, the hotel is in close vicinity of the Beach Mall and the city’s main attractions. The hotel boasts the largest rooms along JBR each with its own balcony facing the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. Guests can make use of the extensive facilities including three award-winning restaurants, a Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club and an outdoor swimming pool.
Once in a lifetime Experiences
Dubai has many activities for any thrill-seeking couples to get your blood pumping and extend the adrenaline rush of beginning a lifetime of journeys. Get the blood pumping by jumping off the plane at 120 miles per hour for a thrilling sky-dive.
Explore the heritage of the city, starting at the Bastakia Quarter. Walking through the alleyways you will get a sense Dubai’s evolution from the bustling trading activities of the 19th century to today’s modernity.
Dubai cuisine is as awe-inspiring as its architecture and to get a teal taste of the city you need to explore its food fare. Gastronomic delights include international offerings from Zuma, Cipriani, Marina Social by Jason Atherton and La Petite Maison. Locals recommend Al Hadheera, a desert run restaurant which serves a buffet of Arabic, Mediterranean and Emirati food.
Romance in the Desert
Ride a four by four through the sand dunes and camp under the stars, a very romantic and exotic way to see the sunset.
From Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure on earth with an open air deck on floor 124, to the super yachts in the Marina, there is always and an amazing view in Dubai, a city jam-packed with skyscrapers, making it an impressive cityscape.
It’s your honeymoon so why not indulge in some jewellery. The oil-rich emirate is famed for its gold souk. Get haggling for a bargain at the gold market in Deira, well known for its affordable jewellery.
The Art Scene
The Dubai art scene is well worth exploring. Visit the hip Alserkal Avenue art district, in the industrial Al Quoz area, The Dubai Design District for local creative talent, or the glossy art galleries in the Financial Centre of the city.
Scenic Dubai Creek
Start your Dubai Creek sightseeing on a traditional Abra water taxi. The Abra is the cheapest and fastest way to travel between Bur Dubai and Deira. Visit the Dubai Museum located in the Al Fahidi Fort, the multi-domed Grand Mosque, the Spice, Perfume, Textile and fish markets.