Dubai is a city that attracts tourists of all hues throughout the year from all over the world. Millions flock to the megalopolis to soak in the sights & sounds of different kinds. Huge shopping malls, massive skyscrapers, an almost infinite range of gaming zones & theme parks, beautiful beaches – you would be spoilt for choices!

And know what? Dubai is a place where you can spend rewarding times with only your loved one. It’s the ideal place to take your better half to. There are umpteen ways to pamper your loved one in Dubai and make him/her feel as the most special person on earth. Below, we will take you through the 16 romantic things to do in Dubai.

1) Hot Air Balloon Ride

Celebrate your love up there among the clouds. Go for a hot air balloon ride with your love one, above the deserts. Sail among the clouds like a bird as you admire the golden sand dunes below, the vast expanse of the lands beyond – and revel in a sense of serenity. You might also spot camels or the elusive gazelles. Once back to ground, you can head for the desert camps for a filling meal.

2) Exploring Dubai in a Limousine

The perfect way to pamper your loved one is to take him/her for a ride in Dubai in a limousine. You can hire one of these uber-luxurious vehicles for one to four hours (or even for the whole day) and move around the city, exploring landmarks like the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, and many more. Driven by friendly and extremely knowledgeable English-speaking chauffeurs, the limo ride would make the two of you feel like royalty!

3) Romantic Dhow Cruise Dinner

Hop onto a traditional Arab boat – a dhow – with your loved one for a wonderful evening. These boats have been redesigned and equipped with every modern amenity. Sail along the placid waters of the gulf as the magnificently-lit Dubai floats past you. Prop yourself in the open-air deck or the air-conditioned lounge. Enjoy the songs belted out by the DJ on board and shake a leg on the dance floor. And finally, fill yourself with some awesome local & global cuisine in the buffet dinner. You would also be treated to a traditional belly dance & tanoura show.

4) Love Lake With Your Love

Head out to the perfect place with your love. The Love Lake located in the Al Quadra area is a pair of interconnected water bodies, created in the shape of the heart. The picturesque location is also home to over 100 species of flora & fauna. You would also get to see trees & sculptures in the shape of the heart. Visit this place during the evening & be rewarded with spellbinding views of the setting sun across the horizon.

5) Celebrate Love at the Miracle Garden

More than 250 million plants & over 50 million flowers – spanning every possible combination of colors – make up the magnificent Dubai Miracle Garden. Spend some wonderful time at this beautiful location – the world’s largest flower garden – with mind-blowing flower sculptures all around. Click those selfies in the Tunnel of Love, the Mickey Mouse sculpture (made of over 100,000 flowers), floral castles, and the iconic floral A380 Emirates aircraft.

6) The Digital Art Experience

Do you think the two of you are culturally inclined? Then a visit to the Theatre of Digital Art is a must for you. Slightly off the beaten tourist circuit track, this museum is an art gallery – but of a digital nature. The mutli-sensory show combines new-age technology & classical music to create an immersive art viewing experience – visible on all the walls & ceiling. You can also check out the galleries dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Cézanne.

7) Head to the Dubai Frame

Frame your moment of love with the entire Dubai as a backdrop. And that too, from a height of over 150 meters. That’s the Dubai Frame for you. Located in Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame offers unparalleled views of the traditional quarters of Old Dubai on one side & the panoramic, new-age constructions of new Dubai on the other. Head to the top and also take a walk on the glass Sky Bridge. Complete your visit with a visit to the museum to know more about the history of the megalopolis.

8) Go Skating at the Ice Skating Rink

Hand in hand with your love at the Dubai Ice Skating Rink is a perfect way to get some sporty action and yet, spend some romantic moments as you hold on to each other. Whether you are a fresher or a pro at ice skating, you will have a most enjoyable time at this rink in the Dubai Mall. This Olympic-sized rink also offers opportunities for some ice hockey. Once done with the skating, recharge yourself with some coffee & snacks at the many eateries all around.

9) Go for a Helicopter Tour of Dubai

For fantastic bird’s-eye views of this magnificent city, nothing can be better than a helicopter tour. There are various packages to choose from, from 12 minutes to an hour’s duration. Hop into the chopper with your loved one and be rewarded with mindboggling views of landmarks like Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Khalifa, The World Islands, Dubai Creek, and much more. This is an indulgence you can’t miss out.

10) Embark on a Desert Safari

Need some adrenaline rush? Then, head straight to the desert beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. You would be going for a thrilling dune-bashing experience in a sturdy SUV, driven by a highly competent driver. Zoom up and race down sand dunes and revel in the pulsating experience. Once done, you would be taken to a bedouin-style camp where a delectable barbecue dinner awaits you. This would be followed by traditional Arabian cultural activities under the starry sky. Snuggle up with your beloved around the bonfire & enjoy every moment of this priceless experience.

11) A Stroll on the Beach

Blessed with a range of beautiful beaches, Dubai is a perfect place to go for some leisurely beach walks, holding your beloved’s hand. Be it just to soak up the sun or even some water sports, you have umpteen options. Head for the Jumeirah Open Beach for a relaxing swim or the more secluded Black Palace Beach. You may also take a walk on the Umm Suqeim Beach while clicking Instagram-worthy pics of the magnificent Burj Al Arab.

12) Splash Around at the Wild Wadi Water Park

Another fun and adventurous way to spend some enjoyable moments with your beloved is to hit the Wild Wadi Water Park. Located very close to the Burj Al Arab, this park is replete with every type of water sport, from the challenging to the sedate. Be it the world’s largest water slide or the Tantrum Alley to the leisurely Lazy River, you would be assured of complete fun and enjoyment at this park. And be sure to satiate the hunger pangs at the multiple beachfront restaurants.

13) Explore Underwater Life at the Dubai Aquarium

Explore the fascinating underwater life, inhabited by over 300 species of marine fauna. These include sharks, sting-rays, jellyfish, turtles, and many more, in the massive Dubai Aquarium. The most exciting activity here is the walk on the underwater walkway, with these beautiful creatures swimming all around you. Do also hop onto the glass-bottomed boat for a different kind of view of the marine ecosystem. You might also decide to go for snorkeling with your beloved. And last but not the least – do not miss out on the Penguin Encounter here.

14) The Magical Dubai Butterfly Garden

Right next to the Dubai Miracle Garden, this is another attraction that stands out in terms of its splendid attractions. You and your partner would be fascinated to witness the amazing array of over 15,000 live butterflies of over 50 species – resplendent in magical colors. Explore the lush and temperature-controlled gardens and be fascinated by the explosion of colors all around you as these beautiful creatures flutter around you. The butterfly museum here is the perfect place to know more about these creatures and their life cycles. Satiate your hunger pangs at the café or the food kiosk here.

15) Dive into the Lost Chambers Aquarium

Visit the Atlantis, The Palm – and be transported into a magical wonderland at the Lost Chambers Aquarium with your beloved. Themed around the mythical Lost City of Atlantis, the aquarium houses over 65,000 marine fauna of every hue. Walk hand-in-hand through the glass tunnels, be awed by viewing the various exhibits – or go for the walk across the bottom of the Ambassador Lagoon for some adrenaline rush!

16) To the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Save the best for last is what we can say! A visit to Dubai – even if it’s for a few hours – is incomplete without a visit to the tallest building in the world. With a height of over 2500 feet, this iconic structure has its head up in the clouds. With 3 observation decks at levels 124, 125, and 148, you would be rewarded with unparalleled views of Dubai and the land & sea beyond it for miles & miles into the horizon. Go for some sunset drink at The Lounge which stretches across levels 152-154. For a more romantic experience, treat your beloved to a sumptuous meal at the At.mosphere at level 122 – the highest restaurant in the world.

Final Word

Dubai has no dearth of exciting sights & sounds when you are visiting there with your better half. So, make the most of these moments & create never-before memories, laced with romance & an overall sense of bliss & contentment.