Once a tiny town of Bedouin traders, modern day Dubai is now both a ultramodern business centre and tourist paradise. With opportunities ranging from shopping, fine dining and quality hotels through to vast deserts and amazing beaches, rugged mountains to camel racing and markets, honeymooning couples will find a kaleidoscope of attractions on offer.
What to do
Dubai is ranked the second world’s most popular destination for shopping after the United States. Whether you are looking for a great bargain or just window shopping, Dubai has it all on offer – duty free, gold, electronics, textiles, cars and fashion.
With a thriving nightlife, Dubai’s hotel bars range from sophisticated cocktail lounges to typically informal British pubs. Many also offer food and live music. Hotels also have nightclubs with a range of music and ambience to suit all tastes.
Beaches and water sports
The warm blue waters of the Arabian Gulf meet golden sandy beaches all along Dubai’s coastline, enticing for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts alike. Beach resort hotels usually have their own private beach area, with amenities such as shaded areas and barbeque pits.
Heritage & Museums
Waiting to be discovered all around Dubai are a number of historic buildings offering a glimpse of the 4000 year history of Dubai. Places to visit include the Al Fahidi Fort, Sheikh Saeed’s House, and the Bastakiya.
Other things to do in Dubai include camel and thoroughbred racing at the Nad Al Sheba racetrack, over 400 restaurants, golf courses, lush green parks and cultural festivals of music and the arts.
Where to stay
From the glitz, glamour and opulence of the only seven star hotel in the world, through to desert resorts offering romance, peace and tranquillity, Dubai hotels cater for every taste and budget. Beach and spa resorts as well as large multinational hotel chains offering city luxury are all available for romantic honeymoons in the sun.
When travelling abroad, you should always take out some form of honeymoon/travel insurance before you go. Policies can offer cover against delay or cancellation, lost baggage and importantly medical costs should you fall ill whilst abroad.