Honeymoon in the UAE

Experience the romance of the desert! The arid Arabian landscapes, the futuristic cities with a drop of tradition combine to make a captivating honeymoon in the UAE…

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Combine the relaxation of a beach honeymoon with the most luxurious hotels in the world and all that a modern city and a desert adventure offer for a perfect honeymoon in the UAE.

Dubai is one of our favourite cities to visit. Whether it’s a theme park, a museum, shopping or relaxing by the beach or by the rooftop pool at your luxury hotel, there is always something new and exciting in this Arabian Gulf city to pack your honeymoon with memorable moments. As a fast-growing city (Dubai only began developing into the city we know now in the 1990s), there is always a new hotel or hot restaurant opening with every cuisine you can think of.

We love the water parks like Aquaventure at the Atlantis, The Palm Hotel and Wild Wadi Waterpark. Spend a morning at the Museum of the Future and have dinner while watching the sunset go behind the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building as the Dubai Fountains light up after the sun goes down. Go glamping in the desert and take a hot-air balloon ride at sunrise. Book a cabana at the world’s highest infinity pool at Address Beach Hotel. Do a skydive. Shop till you drop at the Dubai Mall. Go to Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. Explore the souks and traditional Emirati area at Dubai Creek. Take a trip outside the city for a desert adventure, including camel rides and sand-dune bashing. Stay in a romantic desert hotel.

There are some wonderful areas to stay. We love Dubai Downtown if you’re on a short stopover en route to another beach destination, but if you’re staying longer, Jumeirah Beach, The Walk and Dubai Marina are ideal. Consider the Palm area, which has some of our favourite hotels and is ideal for a resort-style honeymoon.

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is also a superb choice. Although it’s considered a bit more conservative than Dubai, it still has many luxury hotels, and shopping and dining opportunities. Marvel at the art at The Louvre Abu Dhabi. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Relax on the beach on Saadiyat Island or Yas Island.

Beyond these famous cities lies the other emirates, such as Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, which have a lovely selection of luxury resorts for a beach honeymoon. Hike arid mountains, bash sand dunes in a jeep or take a Musandam Dibba cruise.

A honeymoon in the UAE has endless possibilities!

The futuristic cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are often a jump-off point to visit other incredible honeymoon destinations. If you’re travelling to or from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand or other parts of the Middle East via Dubai and Abu Dhabi, a stopover is a must. Think Maldives & Dubai, South Africa & Dubai, Thailand & Dubai to name a few – almost everywhere goes with Dubai!


Want to dive deeper into planning a honeymoon in Dubai? Check out our Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide, which has everything you need to know to plan a honeymoon to this fun city.

The best time to visit the UAE

The best time to visit the UAE for a honeymoon is from September to May. During the high summer months of June to August where it can reach up to 40° C / 100° F.

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Is the UAE good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in the UAE is perfect for lovers of luxury hotels with lots to do.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in the UAE? While many couples include 3-4 night stopover in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, as part of a wider itinerary, we recommend at least 7 nights for a honeymoon in the UAE.

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Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide | The Honeymoon Guide
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Ultimate Dubai Honeymoon Guide

Fun and fascinating, a Dubai honeymoon has something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a short stopover or a longer stay, we’ve got everything you need to know to plan a honeymoon in Dubai!

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