Dubai is more than a tourist destination, awe of majestic architecture with a blend of beautiful Bedouin culture.
It also houses more than many romantic spots for an essential occasion in two lovers’ lives: the proposal.
Eva Longoria can attest to this since she received her proposal during a Desert Safari tour from then-boyfriend Jose Antonio Baston.
But if you’re thinking of travelling far and wide for a proposal, think again, because this city is as dreamy as can be.
How did Lovin Dubai choose the final list?
- Finalists were selected from all across Dubai
- Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall rating
- The final list is subjective – if we’ve missed out on any must-try places across Dubai, please do let us know!
- The brand’s social media audience and engagement were considered
Here are the 10 best spots to propose in Dubai:
10. Desert Safari
Sunsets in the middle of the desert, falcons, and the beauty of this Arabian Nights-esque setting is just one of many reasons a proposal at ANY Dubai desert safari would work.
Most Desert Safaris start with a dune bash, perfect for getting a couples’ heart-rate racing, kicking off the adrenaline to what’s about to come up. Afterwards, you’re taken to a romantic setting in the desert, where tanoora (skirt) dancing, belly-dancing, with lovely Middle-Eastern cuisine served and the full Emirati experience.
Bonus points for a proposal under the stars.
9. Hatta, Oman Border
Although an exception to the ‘Dubai’ rule, you can exempt Hatta since it’s just the ultimate most memorable place for alone time with your soon-to-be-fianceé.
High up in the Hajar Mountains is this exclave of Dubai, with views of the beautiful Dam, stone houses and green water- perfect for the nature-loving couple.
8. On an abra
Ahh, abra proposals…
It can’t get more Dubai than this. You’ve options for the one in the Creek (budget-friendly and still beauts) or the one in Madinat Jumeirah.
Follow it up with a dinner in the same area, and you’re getting that sweet ‘yes’.
7. Dubai Miracle Garden
Not all proposals have to be extreme; some people appreciate the simplicity and the genuine exchange of words.
And this spot is the perfect backdrop since it’s practically filled with flowers.
6. The Lounge, Burj Khalifa
There’s nothing more spectacular and iconic than proposing at the world’s tallest tower itself.
Five hundred eighty-five metres above the ground!
5. Ossiano Dubai, Atlantis The Palm
Nothing like traditional candlelight dinner- except with that elegant Dubai twist, naturally.
Ossiano restaurant at the Atlantis is the ultimate experience for travellers or residents who want to add to their big moment.
With a view of the aquarium-like that, what’s not to love?
4. Bab Al Shams Desert
Start the day off with a spa day at this beautiful Bab Al Shams Desert, enjoy a luxe stay at the hotel situated by the sands of Al Qudra Road.
Any and all corners at this spot is a picturesque one, perfect for your ‘gram-inspired proposal.
3. Pier Chic, Al Qasr
If you’ve been to Pier Chic, then you’ll probably already know just how romantic its set-up is.
Located atop the sea, overlooking the Burj Al Arab, with a long walkway to this restaurant- especially at night.
It’s a movie scene all on its own.
2. A helicopter ride around the city
…because why not?
Many private helicopter companies offer options to add to your special day, so take that special someone and tour them around beautiful Dubai and while in awe of its aerial view-pop the question.
Ahhhh, all the feels.
1. Hot Air Balloon in the desert
There’s something so Disney-like and romantic about a proposal up in the air, with a view of the dunes below and nothing but the sound of stillness around you.
A big speech prepped ahead of time, preferably during sunset, and this will win ANY heart.