Couples need to make time for strengthening their relationship; it’s an important part of growing together. While this can be done by simply sharing a meal, catching the latest flick at the cinema or taking a stroll through the park, there are other effective and even more enjoyable ways of creating a deeper connection.
Traveling together is a great example.
Flying off together
Whether you and your significant other are boarding a plane together for the first time, or putting your possessions into storage in preparation for your nth extended overseas trip, traveling is sure to bring you closer over new culture, food, acquaintances and experiences.
And as for the destination? Dubai should absolutely make it to your must-visit list.
The bustling city and towering skyscrapers in Dubai are splendid backdrops for romantic dates, but there is also much more to the City of Gold than meets the eye.
After getting plenty of rest and relaxation from your luxury Jumeirah hotel’s amenities, you can head out and explore other exciting offerings. Here are a few suggestions for making the most out of your special weekend (or first of many weekends) in Dubai.
1. Hit the road
Let your hair loose and feel the wind on your face as you drive through any of the city’s expansive roads and highways. Whether you borrow from someone who owns a car in Dubai, or plan to rent a car for the weekend, a road trip offers a great way to enjoy some alone time with your loved one.
There’s no need to limit your excursions to the city’s tourist hot spots; feel free to explore other nearby areas as well. For instance, Al Hatta offers travelers a quiet and serene place to relax and unwind. Take a tour through the old town to see some of the traditional houses.
For couples who would like to feel the sand in between their toes, take a trip to nearby Fujairah. This particular area is known for its incredible coastlines and beaches.
2. Explore the desert areas
While you are in Dubai, why not experience the traditional Bedouin lifestyle by signing up for a safari trip? The massive sand dunes are the ideal place for driving a 4×4. Stay until the late afternoon and watch the sun set over the horizon.
Compare different packages offered by tour agencies. Some tours include spending the night in the desert where dinner will be served. After a long day driving along the dunes, you and your partner can snooze in one of the tents provided.
3. Take to the skies
The desert is not just for the Land Rovers. For a a number of years, Balloon Adventures Dubai has been offering travelers a chance to marvel at the desert and the nearby areas from a hot air balloon. Choose from a selection of packages or customize an experience for you and your loved one.
An alternative is to consider riding a helicopter. Helicopter Tour Dubai offers private and sharing flights for travelers.
4. Visit the Burj Khalifa
Although the Burj Khalifa is known as the world’s tallest structure, this massive landmark offers more shopping areas.
This skyscraper is also home to the Burj Khalifa Park. Its design is said to be based on the Hymenocallis, a flower that blooms in the harsh deserts of the Middle East. Within the park, you will find trees, gardens, and a total of six water features.
There is also the water room. Known as the park’s main feature, the water room contains several pools and fountains.
If that’s not enough, you can get a workout by playing tennis in one of two available courts.
After your trip, take a tour around the biggest mall in the world. Buy tickets to see movies or watch jets of water dance at the Oasis Fountain Waterfall. You can also take your pick from 120 distinguished restaurants located within the mall and revel in a fantastic dining experience.
5. Saunter through the parks
Take a stroll around the different parks in the city. There are several green spaces to choose from including Satwa Park, Safa Park and the Al Barsha Park. Other than flowering gardens, these spaces often have water features and sporting facilities located inside.
Want to go on a romantic date without creating a massive hole in your wallet? Some of these parks feature picnic and barbecue areas where you can cook your own food. If you and your partner decide to settle down in Dubai, these parks can also work out as play areas for the whole family.
Dubai offers couples unique and creative ways of spending quality time together (other than indulging in a luxurious stay in a Jumeirah Dubai hotel). Desert safaris, hot air balloon rides and a trip to the Burj Khalifa are only a few of them. With these ideas, you are sure to have a splendid weekend with your significant other in Dubai.