8 romantic date ideas in Dubai

Enjoy memorable moments at destinations across the city


8 romantic date ideas in Dubai

Enjoy memorable moments at destinations across the city

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Dubai dazzles couples with its breathtaking scenery, gourmet restaurants, luxurious spas and outdoor activities – all of which provide the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable date.


1. Enjoy alfresco dining at Pierchic

Easily accessed from Jumeirah Al Qasr’s pool and beach, Pierchic is an award-winning Italian restaurant at the end of a private pier, so diners can enjoy chef Beatrice Segoni’s sublime cooking while soaking up views of the Arabian Gulf. The tasting menu promises to take guests on a culinary journey along the Italian coast, and features a traditional fish stew, calamari, clam and red prawn pasta and crudo – Italy’s answer to ceviche.

Pierchic terrace at Jumeirah Al Qasr overlooking the Burj Al Arab


2. Indulge in a European feast

The gourmet adventure continues at Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s contemporary brassiere, The Bastion. This modern restaurant and grill boasts an unbeatable view of the Burj Al Arab and the shimmering waters of the Gulf. Offering a fresh touch to old-world favourites such as a corn-fed roast chicken or a succulent slow-cooked short rib, this romantic spot is located on the 25th floor promising an unforgettable experience.

Continue your European-inspired evening at French Riviera, where classic Mediterranean dishes such as bouillabaisse and beef tartare are served on Jumeirah’s pristine private beach.

3. Unwind with a couples’ spa treatment

Enjoy a pampering experience together at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s breathtaking Talise Ottoman spa; at 8,200 square metres, it’s the largest in the Middle East. Located on the VIP floor, Iklik Hammam is dedicated to couples and features 42 spacious treatment suites, saunas, whirlpools, steam baths and relaxation lounges. A spa journey means you are never far from each others’ side as you move from a rejuvenating massage or a facial featuring 24-carat gold to the indoor seawater pool and outdoor Asian-inspired cabanas. 

Couples treatment at Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray


4. Stroll at sunset alongside Burj Al Arab

The unmistakable silhouette of the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab is one of the city’s signature sights, and it looks especially stunning as the sun sinks below the horizon at the end of another unforgettable day together. For an atmospheric evening stroll, kick off your shoes and wander the white sands of Jumeirah Beach while gazing up at this magnificent building.
Cap off your romantic evening with a post-dinner drink at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Parisian-style Bar Buci. This elegant cocktail bar, with its marble counter and softly-lit interior, channels a glittering Jazz Age aesthetic and is the perfect spot to start or conclude a romantic evening over expert mixology such as a Rose Rouge made with grapefruit juice and citrus tonic – or a perfectly chilled glass of bubbly.

5. Enjoy watersports around Palm Jumeirah

Indulge your shared passion for adventure at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s watersports centre, where you can try your hand at kayaking, waterskiing and wakeboarding. If you prefer to spend some time together at a slightly slower pace, try paddleboarding or board a boat as part of a fishing expedition and toast your time in Dubai over a barbecue lunch.

6. Enliven your senses with a cultural excursion

Staying at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is a cultural experience in itself, as almost 500 pieces of Middle Eastern art decorate the hotel’s public spaces and sophisticated suites. Beyond the hotel, however, lies another cultural attraction. Spend a day learning more about the city’s ancient pearling industry at Dubai Creek nearby. Here you can watch as traditional dhows sail by before exploring the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, which is home to alleys, wind towers and souks laden with spices, perfumes and gold – where you are bound to find a special holiday gift for one another.

7. Be at one with nature at Jumeirah Al Naseem

If your idea of a romantic date is spending some quality time together in the great outdoors, then step into Jumeirah Al Naseem’s garden. There are 14 species of palm tree dotted across the property's grounds, courtyards and pools, while guests are only ever a short stroll away from the beach – in fact, many rooms and suites are just steps from the shore. The hotel is also home to a purpose-built lagoon that’s dedicated to nurturing injured turtles, where you can see the creatures up close before they are released back into the sea.

Gardens at Madinat Jumeriah


8. Set sail from Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Designed with the intention of recreating the region’s ancient fishing and sailing traditions, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam – which means ‘harbour of peace’ in Arabic – pays tribute to Dubai Creek’s waterways and sand-coloured wind towers. Climb aboard an abra boat and pass under stone bridges and past banks lined with palm trees en route to Madinat Souk, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the charm of a traditional Arabian market.

From spa treatments to boat excursions, it’s easy to enjoy a romantic escape, especially with one of our welcoming Dubai properties as your base. Explore our city centre and beachside locations today and start planning your dream date.