Romantic things to do in Dubai this Valentine’s Day

This article looks at ten romantic outings for couples.

Dubai offers a plethora of romantic outings for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Whether you want a quiet romantic dinner or to soar high in the sky in a hot air balloon, Dubai provides the perfect setting for a love filled celebration.

Here are our ideas for the top 10 romantic things to do in Dubai for Valentine’s Day in 2024. 

1. Hot air balloon ride 

Experience a breath-taking sunrise or sunset in the desert on Valentine’s Day in a hot air balloon. The ride offers a peaceful and romantic adventure for couples, with magical views of the vast desert. Couples can also experience a falconry show while in the air and, once back on land, enjoy a gourmet breakfast together. 

2. Take a romantic stroll through Miracle Garden

Stroll hand in hand with your loved one through the enchanting Miracle Garden. There’s an air of romance as you wander along pathways with elaborate heart shaped floral arrangements and other magnificent flower displays. Snap amazing photos and create lovely memories at this picturesque garden.

3. Dine high in the sky

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at the Atmosphere in the iconic Burj Khalifa is a delightful experience for couples who want to spend the day extravagantly. Ascend the world’s tallest building and enjoy first class services as you wine and dine with a 360˚pananormic view of the city. The twinkling lights of the city certainly create a romantic atmosphere for couples to enjoy an evening together. 

4. Take an abra ride to the old town

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a private abra (boat) ride with your loved one along the calm Dubai Creek for a visit to the old town. As the abra glides along the creek, you can also view the charming architecture of the old town against the towering skyline of modern Dubai – showcasing the vast growth of the Emirati city. Once you reach the old town, spend the afternoon visiting vibrant markets as you walk through the narrow alleyways and experience the rich culture the old town has to offer. 

5. Romantic desert Safari

Embark on an experience like no other by going on a desert safari. Enjoy an exhilarating dune ride in a 4x4 before retiring to watch the sun set on the vast golden desert. Spend a relaxing evening with your partner with a lovely campfire and be serenaded by gentle Arabic melodies – enjoy a sumptuous dinner and let the dark sky and stars be the evening’s entertainment for a romantic and private Valentine’s Day with your partner. 

6. Couples Spa Retreat

Be whisked away from your busy schedule for a tranquil and relaxing afternoon with your other half to world class spa facilities in Dubai. Enjoy a private couple’s sauna at the Ritz-Carlton Spa or experience a bespoke Hammam ritual at Nikki Spa before spending the evening relaxing at Nikki beach or enjoy a massage at Talise Spa followed by access to a private infinity pool that overlooks the breath-taking city skyline. 

7. Stay at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Spend an evening at the luxurious royal residences villa and enjoy first class treatment with your own butler who makes sure you have everything you need for a perfect stay. The residences are adorned with elegant interior design inspired by the Ottoman Empire and is perfectly paired with rich Turkish motifs. Enjoy your own private pool and explore the different lounges and restaurants that are carefully selected to give a rich experience of different cultures. Couples can also enjoy the Arabic inspired architecture at the Sultan lounge and enjoy delicious afternoon tea for a romantic afternoon together. 

8. Dine at Ossiano

Be entertained by graceful marine creatures behind the aquarium walls as you indulge in a culinary journey created by Chef Grégoire Berger who vows to ignite your senses with his experimental seafood cuisine. With the gentle melodies of the live music and the sumptuous food, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. 

9. Spend an evening at Dubai Opera, performing arts centre

Spend an evening at Dubai Opera, blending the elegance of the arts with the magic of romance this Valentine’s Day. This architectural masterpiece – built in the shape of a Dhow vessel, sets the stage for captivating romantic ballets, classical concerts operas and plays. As the curtains close and the applause fades, the magic continues with a romantic stroll along the Dubai Fountain promenade, where the mesmerising water display provides a romantic evening.

10. Spend a thrilling day at IMG Worlds of Adventure

This one is for the adventurous couples seeking excitement, or couples who want an unforgettable experience with the whole family. Enjoy an adventurous day going on thrilling, heart-pounding rides at Worlds of Adventure with your loved ones. Take a dinosaur themed roller coaster ride or get Thor’s help to escape the evil clutches of Loki as he suspends you upside down high in the air. You can experience a 5D multi-sensory theatre experience – creating fun and cherished memories together.