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Valentines Day: Dubai things to do

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you must have already racked your brains, in order to come up with some out-of-the-box ideas to spend the perfect Valentine’s day in Dubai.

With so many options out there, zeroing on one perfect idea is a quite a task. Worry not, if you are in Dubai for Valentines, you may check the exciting activities listed here, and you’re bound to find one that will suit the adventure-seeker, the foodie, or the romantic one alike. If nothing else, these activities are guaranteed to make your day a memorable one.

Valentine’s Day In Dubai: Road trip from Dubai

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Beautiful drive in Jebel Hafeet

Valentine’s Day falling on a working day is a blessing in disguise. The roads are free of traffic, making it easy to go zip-zap-zoom with your partner to nearby places. Whether you are a UAE resident or not, you must have read a lot about its world-class roads, and driving your vehicle on them is a sheer luxury. Fujairah (Distance from Dubai -184kms), Khasab (Distance from Dubai -198.1 kms), Dibba (Distance from Dubai – 130kms), Ras Al Khaimah (Distance from Dubai -112.8kms) are few of the sought-after places for an exciting road trip. Pack a small picnic basket, hop onto your 4X4 WD (preferably), load the stereo with your favourite romantic songs on and go vroooom with your loved one!

HolidayMe Tip: Keep GPS and all other vehicle-related documents, along with your passport, handy.

Valentine’s Day In Dubai: Dhow cruise

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Beautiful Dubai Creek

How about treating your partner in style?

Picture this: You and your partner enjoying a ride on a traditional Dhow boat, cruising down the shimmering waterway, with the cool fresh breeze caressing your hair, the magnificent Dubai skyline on display, followed by a sumptuous meal on-board. Perfect, right?

The Dhow cruises are conducted on the Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina. A typical Dhow cruise lasts for about 2 hours, and includes pickup and drop services, dinner, and entertainment.

HolidayMe Tip: Want to opt for something more luxurious? Bateaux Dubai Luxury Dinner Cruise is the answer.

Also check: Oahu Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

Valentine’s Day In Dubai: Balloon ride

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Hot air balloon rides Image credit: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

For an experience of a lifetime, whisk away your sweetheart for a memorable hot-air balloon ride. Nothing like chasing the first rays of the sun and treating your eyes with enchanting views of the endless desert. As your hot-air balloon glides over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation, you will see a variety of native animals such as the gazelle, oryx, and camels lounging around, which is a pretty amazing sight to see.

You may opt for private transfers in luxury 4x4s, cold refreshments after the flight, and a flight certificate presented by the pilot, to make the experience all the more special!

HolidayMe Tip: Plan well and plan ahead. You would not want to ride a hot-air balloon in the sweltering heat. Early mornings are your best bet!

Valentine’s Day In Dubai: Dubai Helicopter Tour

Want to pamper your partner silly? Why not arrange for a Dubai Helicopter tour to sweep them off their feet, quite literally!

The Dubai Helicopter Tour will give you the most incredible sights of Dubai’s glittering skyline, including views of Dubai’s famous landmarks – the Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis The Palm, and Burj Khalifa. The beauty of Dubai’s most flamboyant sights, like the exotic souks, historical Dubai Creek, the striking Burj Al Arab hotel, the Wild Wadi Adventure Water Park, the sail-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and many more, are sure to blow you away!

HolidayMe Tip: High altitude may leave a few giddy – perfect time to hold hands, we say!

Valentine’s Day In Dubai: Quiet romantic dinner

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Lovely meal at a Dubai restaurant

Don’t be disheartened if you are working on Valentine’s Day, you can still do a lot to make your evening romantic and make your partner feel special. If not a sightseeing, take your loved one on a romantic dinner at any of the swanky restaurants in Dubai. It may sound a tad clichéd, but having a quiet dinner has perks of its own. Choose a restaurant with nice, panoramic views, a romantic setting, and good food – you won’t regret it.

What’s more, many restaurants have set Valentine menus, saving you from the headache of ordering food, and instead, you can utilise that time for some quality conversation. Check out exciting Valentines deals at Sea Fu- Four Seasons Resort, Asado, Thiptara, Al Grissino, and other such similar restaurants.

HolidayMe Tip: Make prior reservations and opt for a table with the best views!

Recommended Restaurants:

Accents: With a stunning view of Dubai Marina, let your love unfold over a 5-course meal here.

+971 4 446 6669, 7pm – 11pm

Intercontinental Dubai Marina

Couqley: Enjoy the special day in the classic French-style Love Menu in this warm and quaint restaurant.

+04 514 9339, 12pm – 1am

Jumeirah Lake Towers

II Capo: This Italian restaurant will be serving dishes from the famed Veneto region of Italy for the special day.

+04 435 5577, 7pm – 12am

The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road

Also see: 101 things to in DubaiRomantic Getaways From Dubai

Looking for international destinations to celebrate Valentine’s day? Check this post and this one too.

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