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Top 10 Romantic things to do in Dubai

From cruising across the upscale neighborhood to floating in the hot air balloon ride, Dubai is the new Paris for couples.

It is a dynamic, lively, and gorgeous emirate, dotted with world-class restaurants, high-end lounges, breathtaking vantage points, and amazing luxuries.

Whether you’re on a honeymoon or nervous to pop the question, Dubai knows how to treat you well.

To ease your hassle, here’s a list of the Top 10 romantic things to do in Dubai:

1. Watch the 360-degree view from Burj Khalifa

Nothing defines Dubai more than the Burj Khalifa, and nothing spells romance more than the soaring sight atop the highest observation deck. Take your love to the new heights and say to her ‘I Love You’ at the top of the world.

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building, and its floor-to-ceiling windows on the 148th floor provide stunning vistas of the cityscape.

Enjoy a personalized tour, sip coffee in the SKY lounge, get green screen photography and dine at the range of restaurants here.

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2. Pamper yourselves in Spa:

For couples, craving respites, reach out to the tranquil and sophisticated spas. The massages, facials, and other therapies in the fantastic spas of Dubai are a soothing and rejuvenating experience. Take your wellness up a notch with world-class therapists and masseurs.

The award-winning Talise Spa is tucked amidst the lush greenery with private couples’ suites, pools, jacuzzi, steam rooms, and other opulent facilities that will relax and revive you. Other acclaimed spas are Timeless Spa, Anantara Spa, and the Spa ta Address.

3. Stroll amongst the wonders of Dubai Miracle Garden:

Hanging out in gardens has always been the ideal way of going for a romantic date. Dubai amps it up with the Guinness World Record awarded Dubai Miracle Garden.

Each season it brings marvelous floral renditions made out of more than 150 million flowers in full bloom. In this 72,000 sq m paradise, you can find a serene spot to have a heart-to-heart conversation with your lover.

This indeed is one of the best things to do in Dubai!

Admire the attractions like Emirates A380, Disney Avenue, Umbrella Tunnel, Floating lady, Hill Top, and Floral Clock. Take innumerable pictures in front of the heart passage. You can take a snack break and celebrate events.

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4. Take the Hot Air Balloon Ride:

Indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your bae on an exhilarating hot air balloon ride. It takes off during the sunrise and floats you thousands of feet high in the sky. Feel like birds and witness the diverse colors and vistas of the desert.

It is the picturesque landscape of the city that makes the tour worthwhile. You will spot native wildlife like oryx and gazelle. Make it memorable with Instagrammable snaps. Later, you can couple the ride with a gourmet breakfast.

5. Plan your date-night in Dhow Cruise Marina:

Let your love prosper as you sail across the beautiful canal in the Dhow Cruise Marina. Witness the world-famous landmarks of the posh neighborhood Marina as the moonlight fills the sky.

It is an embellished traditional cruise with outdoor viewing areas and facilities for dining in an open-air atmosphere. You can customize the dinner with things your partner is fond of.

Besides tucking into a delicious meal, enjoy live entertainment like the Tanoura dance show with unlimited soft drinks.

6. Book a private Desert Safari:

If you are an adventurous couple, gear up for the most off-beat trip to Dubai. Set off for an adrenaline-inducing excursion where you can surf the sand, do quad biking, and bash the dunes in a robust 4*4. Ride the camels which are slow, friendly, and endearing animals.

Take that candid couple’s picture with the backdrop of the mesmerizing sunset in the desert. As the caravan moves, settle in for the dream-like treat in the evening. The Arabic camp organizes a delectable BBQ dinner, live entertainment, and on-site activities.

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7. Fall in love all over again in front of Dubai Fountain:

Have your evening sorted by the phenomenal view of Dubai Fountain. It is an extraordinary experience where you observe the spectacle of light, music, and water. Also, it is one of the world’s largest fountains where 22,000 gallons of water dance to the best music.

It is nothing less impressive — nozzles jets stream 900 ft in the air and 6,000 lights and 50 colored projectors work together to create a masterpiece. You can stand on the nearby Boardwalk or any point of the lake promenade to watch this display.

For a more intimate visual, hop on the Burj Lake boat ride.

The ideal option for couples is to get a table at one of the exotic restaurants in Souk Al Bahr and dine with a view.

8. Go for romantic dinners:

Reserve a table with your date in a sumptuous dining space. Dubai is loaded with mind-blowing options where you can taste your favorite seafood, catch a view, pop open a bottle of champagne, and have romantic chatters with the musical background.

If you are out to impress, you can dine at Tasca that has the seafront setting, Tomo has skyline views, Pierchic boasts a spectacular location, Eauzone keeps it casual and Il Borro has the classic Italian fare.

9. Embark on a thrilling Helicopter ride:

Take in the glorious views of Dubai’s famous buildings and lavish architecture from the high-tech helicopter. This ride is one of the hair-raising romantic things to do in Dubai for couples where you will live some of the best minutes of your life. The aerial view from Creek to Palm Jumeirah promises an unforgettable tour.

10. Have fun at La Mer Beach:

Not your usual beach, La Mer is a comprehensive package of stores, eateries, arts, cinema, and water parks. Bask in the sun and breathe fresh in the breeze as you recline on the sun loungers. You can walk bare feet in the sand, indulge in water sports, and watch a movie.

After a good adventure, take a meal from burgers and seafood to Japanese ramen at the gastronomical centers, like SALT, Smoky beach, and Motomachi. Don’t miss out on the nearby shopping.

Conclusion:

Dubai is a trending romantic destination that will have you spoilt for choices. The majestic city is the epitome of beauty and perfection.

There are many things to do in Dubai for all types of couples!

Depending on your days of stay, you must tick off these activities. So, pack your bags and kick-start your blissful vacation.

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Why it’s important to have zero regrets before your Wedding day?

Z is for Zero Regrets

We’ve reached the last post in this A-Z journey of weddings.

Hence it feels apt to talk about the most important day of them all i.e. the wedding day!

So as your wedding day approaches, there are butterflies in your stomach, the stress in your head, and you might be too busy getting everything right for the main event.

But do you have any regret? Have you shared that with your partner?

If the answer is no, then I’m super happy for you and you have nothing to worry about.

But if the answer is yes, you might want to read the below points and find out what’s bothering you and why it’s important to share that with your partner before the wedding day itself.

Here are a few pointers that I believe can help you find that stress point.

1. Know what you’re getting into:

Please know what you’re getting into. Marriage is just not an event that you enjoy, click pictures and tata bye-bye. It’s a promise for a life together. Hence know your partner well and go ahead only after you believe it is the right thing to do.

This will help you in not having a surprising look one week post the wedding day!

2. Wedding expectations:

Whether it’s the same religion or an inter-caste wedding, every family or partner prefers having a few rituals or ceremonies.

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Both parties might not agree to this and hence it’s best to ensure wedding expectations are dealt with. Come to a common ground or state if you’re uncomfortable with any ritual. Your partner has the right to know.

3. Budget:

Let’s talk about the main agenda i.e. the budget. Most couples opt for 50-50 now and a few where one party pays for everything.

It’s best to have this discussion and clear everything. If things are left unsaid, these can crop up from time to time post the wedding in form of arguments.

4. Living alone or with family:

Another sensitive topic is living alone or with a family post marriage. Have you discussed it? No? Then it’s high time you do. It’s important to list the pros and cons of doing both. Discuss with your near ones, take their advice, and then make a mutual decision.  

5. Financials:

Practically, this decision will help you both be well planned for your married life. Discussing financials for day-to-day and fixed monthly expenses helps you start saving in advance. This will ensure you are ready to start a life together without any money issues.

6. Transparent:

Be transparent with your partner as much as you can. If you have something that troubles you or if you’re not comfortable, your partner has the right to know. Being transparent will only help you be clear and there’ll be no friction.

What are my thoughts on zero regrets before the wedding day?

Wedding day is quite special and hence having zero regrets before the wedding will ensure that you enjoy it to the fullest. I believe it’s important that you stay as transparent with your partner as possible.

What do you think about this? Do share your views in the comment section below.

P.S – The banners and images used in this Blog are from my best friend Dean and Monisha’s wedding. While I did miss the registered marriage, I eagerly look forward to the reception and meeting them soon!

This is the 7th time I’ve completed the A to Z Challenge series. You can catch up with my old posts from 2015 up to 2021 by CLICKING HERE

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How to Plan the Best Bachelor Spinster Party

Y is Your Last Bachelor Spinster moment

As we have reached the penultimate posts in the series, it feels apt to talk about the last bachelor spinster moment.

Bachelor/spinster parties are a known tradition before the couple tied the knot. I’m sure you will have an idea of wild parties with some of your friends or if you’ve watched the movie “Hangover”.

To ensure, everyone has the best time and no one crosses any boundaries, here are a few tips you can follow to have a kick-ass party.

When to have a bachelor spinster party?

Ideally, it’s never a good idea to have a party too close to the wedding. It’s best if you can plan the party anywhere between 1-3 months before the wedding.

Where to have it?

I highly suggest that you look for a resort, villa, Airbnb, or even a known person’s farmhouse. This helps you have fun minus having to worry about anyone making a fuss.

If there’s no such option, you can always have a party at your place.

Whom to invite for your bachelor spinster party?

Ideally, the groom or bride call their best friends and at max their siblings/cousins. In case you’re planning to call your partner’s father, brother/sister, you must be clear up to when they can stay (depending on the type of games and activities that are planned).

Themes & Dresses:

It’s a trend now to keep theme-based parties. If you have such an idea, plan well in advance and inform your guests so they can make arrangements for the dresses accordingly.

Go to a different place:

It’s not cool to visit the same place that you guys/girls keep visiting. Since this is a special party, go to a new place.

Your last bachelor spinster party

Keep an eye on the groom/bride:

This is the duty of the Best man and maid of honor. Don’t let the groom/bride do anything that they will regret at this party.

It might sound fun and everyone will laugh but you must keep an eye on them and ensure they’re fine and within their boundaries. Everyone else in their party is on their own.

Plan games and have fun:

It’s okay if you want to keep a light dinner and a few drinks. But planning some games can take the party to the next level. Depending on the party guests, plan the games and have fun.

What are my thoughts on the last bachelor spinster party?

Well, it’s your special party. If your friends can plan a kick-ass party for you, I’m sure you’ll have the best time of your life. Don’t do something stupid that you’ll regret.

What about you? Is there a special/funny story you wish to share? Leave a comment below!

This is the 7th time I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge series. You can catch up with my posts from 2015 up to 2021 by CLICKING HERE

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