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The ultimate Dubai honeymoon hot list

Tue, August 10, 2021

Discover the best hotels and experiences to enhance your newly-wedded bliss.

Discover the best hotels and experiences to enhance your newly-wedded bliss.


Enjoy the suite life at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Spread over 310sqm, the Grand Imperial Suite at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray feels palatial in every sense – from the spectacular marble spa bathroom to the regally-styled master bedroom. A walk-in closet, private sauna, amenities by Asprey London and private butler service add to the experience. Take in the incredible sea views from the grand terrace, which spans the entire length of the suite – and don't miss the hotel's Talise Ottoman Spa, which has an entire floor dedicated to couples.

Sail away on a private yacht charter

Woman on a luxury yacht in Dubai

Whisk your loved one away on board a luxury yacht and enjoy the spellbinding views of Dubai’s skyline from the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Xclusive Yachts offers anything from a 48-foot yacht complete with two crew members, to an 86-foot yacht with inbuilt barbecue and surround-sound music system. The latter holds 40 people, making it a great choice if you plan to celebrate with friends while in Dubai.


Desert dreams come true at Al Maha

The Bedouin-themed suites at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa meld seamlessly into the Arabian desert with no compromise on luxury. Each room comes with handcrafted furnishings, a private dining deck and a pool for some relaxed desert-gazing. There's also an on-site gourmet restaurant and a spa ready and waiting, adding extra indulgence to your stay. 

Take on new thrills from the sky

Couples who prefer thrill-seeking activities will find plenty of distractions in Dubai – including some gravity-defying ones. Leap from a plane soaring 13,000 feet above Palm Jumeirah with Skydive Dubai, taking in the incredible views over the coastline as you come back down to earth. Prefer staying airborne? Book a hot air balloon ride over Dubai's desert dunes at sunrise, or combine stunning sea and sky sights, and spot city landmarks on a luxury helicopter experience. From the moment you step on board a Falcon Helitours flight, you’ll feel like a VIP.

An underwater meal to remember

Ristorante L'Olivo at Al Mahara

Walk through golden archways for an underwater-like dining experience that will stimulate more than just your taste buds. Ristorante L'Olivo at Al Mahara in Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, with its floor-to-ceiling aquarium, sets the stage for an enchanting evening in the company of groupers, stingrays and sharks. The menu includes the freshest catch, from saffron-dusted blue lobster with raspberries to red prawn and lemon risotto. It’s more than everything you need in a celebration for two.


Beachside bliss at Four Seasons Resort


The Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach is a luxury beachfront oasis in the city. The Royal Suite here commands immediate attention with its vast, intricately-embellished double doors that set the luxurious scene from the outset. Inside, the suite spans 600sqm, including a marble lobby. There’s also a live-station kitchen, private spa, media centre, multiple walk-in closets and a total of four bathrooms. The best part? You'll be staying right next to some of Dubai's most popular food haunts, from the charming and chic COYA Dubai to Salt Bae's Nusr-Et.


Brunch by the water

Cross the pier at Al Qasr to walk into the postcard-like setting of Pierchic where delights come in quick succession. Uninterrupted views of the Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Sea, stunning Arabian-inspired decor and soulful music – there’s a reason this restaurant makes it to every bucket list. Stop by for brunch, an institution in its own right in Dubai, where a seasonal menu showcases the finest seafood, including Canadian lobster, Scottish salmon, Atlantic halibut, Dutch mussels and more.

Downtown views at The Palace

It’s as if you’ve got the royal box at the best theatre in town when you stand on your private terrace and watch the spectacular The Dubai Fountain show beside the famous Burj Khalifa. The double-storey Imperial Suite at The Palace Downtown Dubai will transport you to the pages of 1001 Arabian Nights with its rich colours and regional textures. Complete with a Jacuzzi and not one, but two terraces – you’ll never want to leave.


Ciel Spa

A spa date is always special but if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, how about booking an entire luxury spa just for the two of you? The Ciel Spa at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences in Downtown district is a wellbeing haven, complete with experience showers, herbal steam rooms and outdoor terraces. It can be exclusively booked for a full or half-day with treatments of your choice and light refreshments.
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