What makes for the most perfect romantic holiday for you and your sweetheart? A top destination to explore? Check. Fine food and beautiful experiences? Check. How about a romantic place to stay? Oh, yes please. More than anything else, it’s the place where you stay that makes your romantic vacation truly memorable. Dubai is so full of perfect hotels that it’s hard to choose which is the most romantic. That’s why we’re here to the rescue; if you’re looking for the perfect hotel where you’ll feel wrapped in luxury, we’ve got the best hotels for you that’ll etch your Dubai vacation in your memories for a lifetime.
1. Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab redefines luxury in terms of royalty, with its amazing gold accents, helicopter transfers, personal butler service, chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royces, private beach access, terrace pools and private reception on every floor. The Burj is probably one of the most romantic hotels in Dubai. Its famous sail-shaped hotel’s architecture is beyond stunning. It also has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a gold-bedecked atrium, a fabulous circular aquarium and so much more. Stay at the Burj and enjoy nearby attractions such as the 360 Club, Nemo WaterSports Dubai, Kite Beach, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Skyview Bar.
2. Al Maha Desert Resort
If you want to explore a little piece of desert heaven in a place that represents Bedouin heritage and architecture, head out to the Al Maha. Located in a beautiful palm oasis, Al Maha is the perfect place to stay for some desert adventures such as 4×4 dune bashing, sand boarding, camel riding and quad biking. Enjoy staying in luxury suites, and soak in a private, temperature-controlled infinity pool. Sun together on a picturesque sundeck and observe the exciting desert wildlife.
3. Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
The hotel’s name literally means ‘Harbor of Peace’, which is what you’ll find it is. Here you’ll find bespoke luxury, sea-facing private balconies, warm hospitality, 40 elite restaurants and bars, a fabulous traditional souk and the lavish Talise Spa, all against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea. Enjoy nearby attractions such as the Wild Wadi Water Park, Aquaventure Waterpark, Palm Islands, Dolphin Bay and the incomparable Burj Al Arab.
4. Amwaj Rotana, JBR
Located at on the luxurious, rich-people-only Jumeirah Beach Walk, this romantic hotel overlooks the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets over the sea from your own private balcony. Walk with your honey along Palm Jumeirah beach and check out the fabulous architecture, the lineup of Hummers, Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Lamborghinis on the side of the Walk. Enjoy walking on the Dubai Marina Promenade and shopping at the Beach Mall while you’re here.
5. Fairmont The Palm, Dubai
Every room in this hotel spells romance. Enjoy the contemporary décor, the calm color palette, the six incredible restaurants, private beach access, and the unmatched views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. When you get a moment, do check out The Palm Jumeirah, Ski Dubai, Dolphin Bay and Aquaventure Waterpark that are close by.
6. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Experience the ultimate in luxurious isolation and decadent pampering at the Bab Al Shams oasis. The name translates to ‘gateway to the sun’; you’re sure to enjoy some fabulous sunrises and sunsets over the magical desert dunes! Enjoy the traditional Arabic architectural setting, and the incredible desert wildlife and the decadent spa treatments. Nearby attractions are the Al Qudra Lake, Tallest Block of Dubai Marina and the Hysteria Haunted Attraction.
7. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach
The leisure haven of Hilton Dubai is located in a lively part of the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Here you can enjoy bespoke luxury, excellent hospitality, endless shopping and fabulous food. You can also enjoy some water sports on the hotel’s private beach. Enjoy select cocktails at the famous Sky Bar’s outdoor terrace, where you can hold hands and take in the awe-inspiring skyline views of Dubai. Be sure to check out the Mall of Emirates, Jumeirah Beach, Gold Souk, The Burj Khalifa and the Emirates Golf Club which are nearby.
8. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
When you stay at one of the Sofitel’s 61 lavish rooms with private balconies and enjoy bespoke 24/7 service, you’ll understand the true meaning of luxury. Enjoy drinks at your private lounge, surrounded by elegant marble features and dark wood furniture. Stay at a romantic Beach Villa with pool on the terrace and enjoy yourselves. Visit close by attractions such as the Palm Islands, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dolphin Bay, and Aquaventure Waterpark.
9. Raffles Dubai
The Raffles is a famous Dubai landmark and a part of the city’s architectural skyline. The hotel is structured like a pyramid, with the interiors decked out in sleek velvets and silks and handmade objects-de-art. The room service is luxurious as is everything else at the hotel. Staying at the Raffles Dubai is something you can boast about to your friends. Don’t get so caught up in the hotel that you forget to check out what’s nearby – the Wafi City Mall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Dolphinarium, and X-Space.
10. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
At first sight, the Ritz-Carlton Dubai comes across as lush, green and well-manicured. Then you’ll notice the lovely sugar-sand white beaches, and the overall elite location at Jumeirah Beach Residence. It starts sinking in at this point that you’re literally in the very lap of Dubai’s top-notch luxury. This 5-Star hotel is built on a 400,000 square foot space. There are 294 luxurious guest rooms and suites, which overlook the Arabian Gulf; experience the best sunset and sunrise views ever. When you get the time, go on a ride on the Dubai Ferry, visit the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the Marina Beach, and check out The Walk at JBR.
We cannot add more hotels to our list right now, but we’ve by no means exhausted Dubai’s prolific luxurious and romantic destinations. While you’re at it, also check out the Park Hyatt Dubai, the Armani Hotel, Atlantis – The Palm, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, The Palace, One&Only Royal Mirage Resort, Kempinski Hotel, Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and the Movenpick Hotel as well. Each of these hotels offers top-tier luxury, personal service and many excellent benefits that a honeymooning couple will absolutely love!