The 10 Best Places For A Romantic Staycaytion This Valentine’s Day In Dubai


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Dubai is full of options for you and your numero uno to spend the romantic day.

Like, FULL of options….Dinner, drinks, Netflix, stay-cays, vacays…so if you struggle making decisions this is the list for you.

Because we’ve done the hard work for you.

Spend the most romantic day of the year right here in the UAE and stay in one of the following BEAUT hotels.

From cheap and cheerful, to blow the budget, live on beans for the rest of your life prices…here are the 10 most beautiful spots for a romantic night away

10. Burj Al Arab

What? Dream big right!

The Burj Al Arab is the world’s only seven star hotel, it’s not cheap, so IF you’re going to blow your salary (and then some) you may as well keep it for a special ocassion.

Arrive early, bring an empty suitcase and raid the bathroom for the swanky toiletries, just IMAGINE how amazing they must be.

9. Stay at the InterContinental, Abu Dhabi and make a dent in your cultural bucket list

Located in the centre of Abu Dhabi, just a stone’s throw from the Corniche AND with it’s own private beach, this hotel has the best of both worlds.

While you’re there, make time and visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, two incredible monuments people travel from all over the world to visit, and for us they are only a drive away.

8. For Thailand feels, in the heart of Dubai – Anantara, The Palm

Want to feel like you’ve left Dubai without the hassle of an airport (or the pricey flights)? Then a staycay at the Anantara, The Palm is the resort for you.

You will really feel like you’ve left the city at this beaut Thai-esque hotel with private water villas, pool-bars and beautiful lakes running througout.

7. For ultimate privacy, escape to the Qasr Al Sarab

The Qasr Al Sarab is situated in Abu Dhabi’s empty quarter, but don’t let the remote location fool you.

The resort is packed to the brim with activities but it’s also perfect for those looking for a chill weekend stay-cay. Relaxation and tranquility come hand-in-hand and the resort goes all out to ensure guests enjoy every second.

6. Take glamping to a whole new level at the Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert 

Luxury desert glamping reaches new heights at this remote desert hideaway.

Your private villa comes with pool and an unbeatable endless view of the Ras Al Khaimah desert while the unique desert activities (there are sunrise and sunset camel rides, falcon experiences, horse trekking and more all available privately on a near-empty scenic trail).

5. Go to Paris (without really going to Paris) at the St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City

Can’t make Paris? St Regis in Habtoor City is the next best thing.

The huge sweeping marble staircase is old-school glam, and it sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. Arrive early, take high tea in the typically Parisienne Sidra Lounge where a pianist adds to the rose-mantic mood followed by bubbles in the Champagne Lounge and dinner at JG Steakhouse. 

If you’re a terrible planner, this hotel does the hard work for you.

4. Break the bank with the outrageous Fairmont Dubai deal

Flush with cash? Treat your loved one to this insane deal…

An AED85,000 package at Fairmont Dubai includes: a 2-night stay at the hotel’s Imperial Suite, a stretch limo pick-up and drop off, helicopter ride over Dubai, a bouquet of 100 red roses and a diamond jewelry set worth over AED 15,00, professional make-up artists and hair stylists, a seaplane flight, couples’ massages, and a private yacht trip.

3. Take a road trip to Al Ain Rotana

You’ve got a full weekend, so why not roadtrip to Al Ain, and explore another Emirate.

The Al Ain Rotana is reasonably priced, meaning a two-night staycay won’t break the bank. This is ideal for an adventurous couple, nearby Jebel Hafeet offers scenic hiking trials for both experienced and inexperienced hikers.

Read: The 5 Ultimate Hiking Trails In The UAE

2. The Jumeirah Al Naseem – The jewel on the Jumeirah crown that you may not have visited yet

This spot opened its doors just last year and already it’s marking a mark on the hotel industry in Dubai.

The luxury hotel has a modern Arabian feel and sits right beneath the Burj Al Arab. It’s got a private beach and restaurants that have come into their own and are well worth a visit (Katsuya by Starck for Japanese fine-dining, Black Tap for the most ‘grammable shakes that ever were and Rock Fish for a casual seafood meal you won’t forget).

1. The dreamy One & Only Mirage for a magical stay you’ll never forget

Hitting headlines recently for being the hotel of choice for the Manchester United football team, a more beautiful hotel is hard to find. Set on 65 acres of lush garden and one km of private beach, AND only minutes from Dubai Marina, words don’t do this dreamy spot justice.

Can’t afford it?  Blow bae away with a visit to the beautiful Jetty Lounge for sundowners


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