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Top 10 date spots on Palm Jumeirah

Wed, March 3, 2021

From spectacular views to delectable cuisine, The Palm is a treasure trove of romantic experiences.

From spectacular views to delectable cuisine, The Palm is a treasure trove of romantic experiences.

1

Impress with a helicopter ride

Taking a helicopter tour is certainly one of the most romantic things to do in Dubai for couples. Popular helicopter tour operator HeliDubai has a special Palm Tour that takes in sights of the famous Atlantis, The Palm hotel with its coral-inspired silhouette and wider Palm Jumeirah development for a closer look at its ambitious design. You'll also enjoy epic views of the majestic Burj Al Arab, The World Islands, record-breaking Burj Khalifa, and Jumeirah coastline. Plan your trip to coincide with the sunset to see the sky transition from light blue to a rich medley of pink, orange and purple.

2

Dine underwater at Ossiano

If you want to set the bar high, reserve a table at Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm where you'll feast on a seven-course Mediterranean dinner amid an enchanting underwater setting. Stingrays and sharks float by the iconic floor-to-ceiling aquarium and, on select evenings, live musicians will add the perfect soundtrack to your meal. Looking for more impressive dining choices on The Palm? Choose from elegant Japanese fare at Nobu, seaside sunset settings at miX by Alain Ducasse and award-winning bites at Social by Heinz Beck.

3

Stroll on the sands at Palm West Beach

Palm West Beach Dubai

One of the city's best sunset destinations, Palm West Beach has been lighting up Instagram feeds around the world of late. This perfect stretch of sand is dotted with lively restaurants and lounges, including the Bali-themed Koko Bay and Mexican fiesta spot Señor Pico. Afterwards, stroll the beachside promenade hand in hand, or hop on a kayak at the watersports centre and make more memories.

4

Make new marine friends in Dubai

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Atlantis, The Palm's Dolphin Bay is a treat for all ages and, if you want to uncover more mysteries of the underwater world, consider an Aquatrek By Night tour for two. Evenings are when most marine wildlife come alive, so it's the perfect time to pay a visit to the exquisite sea creatures at the Ambassador Lagoon next door. You'll venture out at dusk, surrounded by over 65,000 marine animals that come into view thanks to special underwater torches.

5

Soak up the sun at Waldorf Astoria

Your own private cabana suspended over the water – now that's romantic. The luxury Waldorf Astoria resort presents a one-of-a-kind leisure treat at its Palm Avenue restaurant, promising a magical meal amid the vibrant colours of the sun and sea. Savour light California-inspired cuisine – think crispy seafood tacos and Hawaiian vanilla pannacotta – under the cool ocean breeze, before relaxing by the sparkling pool.
6

Book a spa date for two

Talise Ottoman Spa Dubai

Treat yourself and your loved one to quality pampering time at Talise Ottoman Spa. Located in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, this splendid spa offers all kinds of couple treatments to leave you both feeling renewed. Sign-up for a side-by-side Thai massage which uses ancient healing philosophies and techniques to loosen tight muscles and improve flexibility. You can even spend the afternoon in a traditional Turkish hammam for an Arabian-inspired wellness experience.

7

Cruise the crescent at Palm Jumeirah

Framing the Palm Jumeirah is a crescent-shaped road, connecting five-star resorts along the eastern half to the western. Take your loved one for a scenic drive along this 11km route, appreciating breathtaking views on either side. Coast past the remarkable architecture of The Palm's many resorts – Atlantis, The Palm offers particularly striking views. Afterwards, park and take a stroll along the Palm Boardwalk, admiring Dubai's soaring towers by day and twinkling lights by night.

8

Paddle around The Palm

For something a little different, surprise her with a stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking session along the waters of Palm Jumeirah. Starting from the Sofitel Dubai The Palm on the east crescent, you'll paddle west with a short break on the beach with views of Dubai Marina. On the way back, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Atlantis, The Palm and Burj Al Arab. The watersports experts SeaYou will bring all the equipment, so all you need to do is pick a day that suits. 

9

Enjoy dinner with fountain views

Palm Fountain Dubai

Located more than four kilometres from Dubai's natural coastline, The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah is a waterside destination of note and home to the world's largest fountains, creating an unforgettable setting under the stars. There are many places to combine dinner with fountain views here, including celebrated Chinese restaurant Chuan, seafood spot Hook & Cook, global tapas restaurant A Capella, and Greek restaurant AIZA. Just remember to book a table in advance – the best ones get reserved early. If you'd prefer coffee and croissants in the sunshine instead, the popular Brunch & Cake by the Sea café should be your port of call.

10

Savour rooftop vibes at The Penthouse

If you're looking to impress, choosing the right spot makes all the difference. You want somewhere casual enough to allow conversation, but memorable enough to leave an impression. Our recommendation: a sunset date at The Penthouse for its near-perfect balance of laidback chic. This rooftop lounge boasts a spectacular panorama of Palm Jumeirah from the 16th floor, an imaginative drinks menu and a terrace with two pools.

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