Romance is in the air! For all the couples living or visiting UAE, you’re one of the lucky ones. If you’re craving a romantic escape away from the hassles of daily life, you are definitely in the right place.
All you have to do is get inspired by this ultimate list of the most romantic getaways in UAE and thank us later.
Dubai is always ready to offer new experiences; here’s a few of the romantic spots in the city you shouldn’t miss:
1. Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
Al Maha is one of the best romantic resorts in UAE and not for the usual reasons you might think of. Leave the idea of the beach behind with this one and have a quiet getaway in the middle of the desert.
You can enjoy one of its remote villas surrounded by sand dunes with a private pool and spa all to yourselves. A gazelle might even come by to say hello!
Additionally, there are various fun activities on offer. It doesn’t get any better than that; this iconic destination is also among the most popular honeymoon and wedding destinations in Dubai.
Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is located at the Desert Conservation Reserve on Dubai-Al Ain Rd. in Dubai. The resort is just 45 minutes away by car from Downtown Dubai, so perfect for a quick romantic weekend.
The 5-star resort is quite luxurious and offers a range of impressive facilities and of course privacy. Your stay is guaranteed to be unforgettable with these awesome facilities:
- Private pool and spa
- Falconry lessons
- Archery lessons
- Camel treks
- Horse rides
- Nature walks
- Desert drives
- Gift shop
- Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine.
1-bedroom suite with private pool: Starting AED 4,417/night.
+971 (0)4 832 9900.
2. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Nothing says romance like the Maldives, right? Well, you’ll be glad to know that Anantara brought the Maldives to you!
This beach resort hidden away on the shores of the Palm Jumeirah means you don’t have to travel far for the experience. It features the only over-water villas in the whole of the Emirates, so major points for that alone.
The villas feature panels made of glass so you can peacefully see the water moving underneath. Add to that a large tub with nothing in sight but the mesmerizing blue water under the sky and you’ve got yourselves a getaway to remember.
Anantara The Palm is located on Crescent East of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Being within the city means it’s the perfect romantic weekend getaway in UAE.
Here’s a look at the facilities at this amazing destination that’s definitely one of the most romantic hotels in the UAE:
- Water villas
- 3 swimming lagoons
- Infinity pool
- Longtail boating
- Wellness programmes
- Anantara spa
- Sunset dining
- International cuisine.
- One-bedroom over-water villa: Starting AED 3,979/night
- One-bedroom beach pool villa: Starting AED 6,095/night.
+971 (0)4 567 8999.
If you’re looking for the ultimate date night spot in Dubai, Pierchic is definitely the place for you. Its peaceful vibes by the water make it one of the most romantic places in the UAE.
Pierchic boasts quite the heart-warming location at the end of its very own pier above the Arabian Gulf. It’s also one of the best places in the city for delicious fresh seafood. Leave the world behind and head over there for a beautiful romantic evening.
The award-winning restaurant is located across from the luxurious Jumeirah Al Qasr in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Starting AED 250 per person.
Monday to Saturday: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
+971 (0)4 432 3232.
4. Dubai Miracle Garden
Flowers have always been a symbol of love and romance for as long as we all can remember. This fact makes it only common sense to take your partner for a lovely day out at the biggest flower garden on the planet!
Dubai Miracle Garden offers endless colorful walkways and sculptures all built from real flowers. The mesmerizing sight will make any couple fall in love all over again.
Don’t forget to take a picture under the heart-shaped walkway!
The popular Dubai attraction is located in Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand, Dubai.
Ticket price for adults is AED 55 per person.
The season will last until the end of May 2021 with the following timings:
- 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays
- 9 am to 11 pm on weekends.
+971 (0)4 422 8902.
5. Love Lakes
The name pretty much speaks for itself. This spot is a very popular romantic place to visit in the UAE, and for good reason.
The Love Lakes consist of an artificial lake in the shape of two intertwined hearts; it’s so big that it is said to be visible from space!
You can head over there with your partner to spend the day, maybe even have a romantic picnic. It’s time to remember the simplicity of life with your loved one.
The Love Lakes are also known as Al Qudra Lake, located just off Umm Suqeim-Al Ain Rd. in Al Salam desert of Dubai.
Entrance is free of charge.
The lake is open to everyone 24/7.
1. Saadiyat Island
An island that offers true tranquility, Saadiyat Island is an ideal choice for couples looking to spend a weekend getaway by the beach.
There are various amazing hotels on the island to choose the one that suits you, along with one of the best beaches you will find in the entire region in Saadiyat Beach.
Additionally, maybe you both love a bit of culture during your romantic break which means that you’re in luck. Saadiyat Island is home to iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi which you must visit during sunset for a stunning view.
You may just love it there and choose to move! Check out this exclusive guide to Saadiyat Island community from Property Finder for all the details.
Saadiyat Island is located on the edge of Abu Dhabi just about 10 minutes from downtown.
2. Zaya Nurai Island
This island retreat just off the coast of Abu Dhabi is one to die for. It’s a luxurious haven with many amenities and services for the perfect romantic stay. Indulge in the modern designs that take inspiration from the likes of resorts in the Maldives.
You can stay in one of the beachfront villas available there with chic glass exteriors bringing uninterrupted views. You also get to enjoy your very own private pool at the front of the outstanding villas.
The island is about 20 km off mainland Abu Dhabi and can be reached by boat.
Here’s a look at what awaits at the beautiful Zaya Nurai:
- Infinity pool
- World-class spa
- Fine dining
1-bedroom beach villa: Starting AED 3,200/night.
+971 (0)2 506 6222.
3. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
The beaches are not the only thing Abu Dhabi has to offer! You will find amazing hidden escapes in the heart of the popular Liwa Desert of Abu Dhabi, where some scenes from Star Wars were filmed.
The best retreat there is the desert haven Qasr Al Sarab whose design will keep you in awe. Every villa in the resort is built so that it has endless open views of the vast desert. You and your loved one will get addicted to the stillness and peaceful vibes.
You shouldn’t miss the breathtaking sunrises as well as sunsets there; they only add to the romantic mood. Better yet, you can watch them while relaxing in your villa’s very own private plunge pool.
Qasr Al Sarab is located in the Al Mirayr area of Liwa Desert just 90 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi.
Find out what to expect for a luxury getaway at the 5-star resort Qasr Al Sarab:
- Desert excursions
- Desert drives
- Fitness classes
- Private pool
- Moroccon hammam
- Desert spa
- International cuisines
- Rooftop lounge.
- Deluxe garden room: Starting AED 1,114/night
- Deluxe balcony room: Starting AED 1,292/night
- Deluxe terrace room: Starting AED 2,005/night
- Anantara suite: Starting AED 1,782/night
- One-bedroom Anantara pool villa: Starting AED 3,074/night
- Royal pavilion pool villa: Starting AED 4,634/night.
+971 (0)2 895 8700.
Ras Al Khaimah
The lesser-known emirate Ras Al Khaimah has the best of both worlds for couples. Those seeking adventure will discover mountainous terrains like nowhere else.
On the other hand, those wishing to relax in a high-end resort have come to the right place as well:
1. Jebel Jais
What is considered romantic can differ from one couple to another for sure. Partners who like to seek thrilling activities during their getaway and love to hike together will find Jebel Jais quite satisfactory.
Jebel Jais is the highest mountain in the country at 1,934 metres above sea level, offering hiking trails for all levels. So, no worries if you’re just beginning; it will be an amazing memory for the both of you.
Jebel Jais is considered part of Hajar Mountains located at the border between the UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah and Oman.
2. Ritz Carlton Al Wadi
This Ras Al Khaimah desert resort has been hailed as one of the most romantic spots in the UAE by honeymooners. Escape the city hassle to this beautiful destination and you’ll find yourselves spending staycations here often!
Ritz Carlton Al Wadi offers many amazing facilities and a taste of peaceful life by the desert that you shouldn’t miss. Choose one of the private villas with pools and you’ve got yourself a getaway you will not be forgetting any time soon.
It is located at Wadi Khadeja in Ras Al Khaimah.
Find out the awesome amenities and services there:
- Wildlife area
- Nature walks
- Desert spa
- Dining options
- Infinity pool
- Private pool for villas
- Al Rimal villa with pool: Starting AED 2,697/night
- Al Rimal enclosed pool villa: Starting AED 3,187/night
- Al Khaimah tented villa with pool: Starting AED 3,971/night
- Al Sahara secluded villa with pool: Starting AED 4,324/night.
+971 (0)7 206 7777.
There you have it! Now you have the perfect list of romantic destinations in the UAE for all the lovely occasions (or no specific reason needed actually!) with your significant other.