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5 unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the UAE


By Gabrielle Chaux


As February’s finest holiday, Valentine’s Day is an occasion when coming up with ideas to impress your other half can be stressful. So, if you are in a mood to celebrate with your loved one, but want to avoid clichés, I have listed down 5 exciting and exclusive experiences to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable.


Here are my top picks:


Magical helicopter tour above Dubai


What is more romantic than a helicopter date above the glittering Dubai skyline with your significant other? Enjoy a mesmerizing 360-degree view of the Palm, the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa during a magical helicopter ride that can last up to 40 minutes.

Couples Mixologist Class at H Bar


A fun way to spend Valentines Day with your partner is to learn to make love potions at this 60 minutes’ mixology class at the H Bar. Join an expert mixologist on the other side of the bar and try your hand at making your own romantic cocktails while enjoying delicious canapés.

Parachute view of Dubai

Skydive over the Palm Islands


The tandem skydive is the perfect Valentines date for adrenaline enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of freefall at 120 miles an hour while taking in the stunning views of The Palm Jumeirah Island. In the end, you will receive a photograph or an Instagram-friendly video to engrave this experience in their memory.

Picnic at the breathtaking Hatta Mountain


A hundred kilometers away from Dubai, escape from the city and discover the picturesque Hatta Mountain, which is an ideal spot for a mountain safari. This splendid setting covered in sandy patches and sharp rocks is perfect for couples who love adventure. Make a stop at the natural mountain springs and organize a romantic picnic alongside the lake to build endless memories.


Valentines Under the Stars


Al Fresco Dinner on the Beach at a Private Island! If this sounds like your idea of a romantic date, then this magical dining experience at Al Maya Island & Resort sure ticks all boxes. Enter an elegant candle-lit beach cabana and spend a highly romantic evening around a three-course dinner while watching the sunset and the breathtaking ocean views.


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