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You can be sure romance will blossom with these date night ideas

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Sky-high sweethearts in Dubai

 

Whisk your lover up to the skies in a hot-air balloon ride over the city as the sun starts its slow descent beyond the horizon. As you silently glide above the desert, you’ll witness the city’s immense skyscrapers gradually ebbing away to reveal sweeping sand dunes and the mighty mountains of Hajar in the distance. 

 

Back on the ground, watch Dubai Fountain’s coloured water jets dance before heading to Al Muntaha at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah for dinner. After exquisite French cuisine, oysters and champagne, raise a glass to your shared future at Gold on 27 — a chic cocktail bar run by master mixologists, and experts at shaking or stirring something special. 

 

Stay: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 

Hot air balloon over the Dubai desert

 

Feast under the stars in Mallorca

 

With sweeping views of the Mediterranean, invite your partner to share a romantic evening overlooking the water on Tramuntana Terrace. During the day, its cliff-top location makes it the perfect place to recline on a sun lounger while admiring the scenery. In the evening, it becomes the setting for show-stopping sunsets and a gastronomic feast. 

 

Enjoy a five-course tasting menu in a private al fresco dining area, which comes complete with your own dedicated waiter and sommelier. Your blissful Balearic experience starts during the day at the Talise spa, where you can unwind together in the hydropool, before continuing to the Infinity Pool Bar for more waterside romance over pre-dinner cocktails. 

 

Stay: Jumeriah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

 

Champagne and culture in London

 

Impress your date with an incredible champagne tasting experience at Berry Bros. & Rudd. Holding two royal warrants, this St James’s Street wine cellar is a treasure trove of the finest vintages sourced from all over the globe — and you’ll have the opportunity to sip and savour a carefully curated selection. 

 

Next, stroll along the tree-lined paths of Green Park to enjoy a candlelit dinner in Belgravia at Lowndes Bar & Kitchen. This award-winning eatery promises to win the hearts, and taste buds, of diners with European-inspired dishes like, fresh sea bass and herb-crusted lamb. Set your pulses racing with a show at the Royal Opera House — from La Traviata, to Swan Lake, this historic Covent Garden location is home to world-class ballet and operatic productions.

 

Stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

Covent Garden Market in London

 

Dancing as the sun goes down on Capri

 

However you arrive on the idyllic Italian island of Capri — helicopter, private speedboat, speedy hydrofoil — you can be sure of an A-list experience thanks to the luxury hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurants. Having spent the day immersing yourselves in the waters of the mesmerising Blue Grotto sea cave, start your evening with a sommelier-led testing session in La Dolce Vite Wine Cellar.

 

The Italian experience continues at L’Olivo, where the chic dining room plays host to Andrea Migliaccio’s accomplished cooking and offers enchanting views of the Gulf of Naples. Meanwhile, the sun decks and white cabanas of Il Riccio lends the venue a smart beach club vibe. As dusk descends, live DJ performances add to the out-of-this-world atmosphere.

 

Stay: Capri Palace Jumeirah

View of the sea from Anacapri