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The Best Places to Propose in Dubai

Here are some great ideas for places if you're choosing to propose here

Posted on

19 January 2015

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Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts, Group Editor of ExpatWoman
The Best Places to Propose in Dubai

Planning to pop the question? Here are some ideas to create the most perfect proposal in Dubai.

Many travel to Dubai for the sole purpose of cementing their relationship and 'taking things to the next level' but sometimes you might need help with ideas.

Just remember that the woman that you love will be overjoyed at the fact that you're proposing that it won't matter if the proposal was not perfect.

Here we have listed some very Dubai-centric ways in which you can propose...

#1 Enjoy a romantic, desert picnic together

There are a few ways that you can approach this. You can take her on a dune bashing trip to a remote sand dune - preparation will be required but you could make it romantic by planning a sunset toast atop Big Red or another majestic sand dune.

Or you could opt for a glamping session where you will camp in air-conditioned tents and experience 5-star camping in the Dubai desert. What a romantic way to have a proposal in the desert.

#2 Spend the day at Dubai Miracle Garden

If you want your romantic gesture to have a backdrop of some of Dubai's most gorgeous flowers then you may want to opt for the Miracle Gardens in Dubai as the scene of your proposal.

You could hire a professional photographer to capture the moment as you ask her to be yours and give her the ring. You could even arrange a special bouquet or display with the staff at the Miracle Gardens. After all, everything is possible in Dubai.

The Best Places to Propose in Dubai

#3 Head to Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain

The mountain range, which borders through Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Oman is well known in the region.

The peak is located in Al Ain, and is usually picturesque and green. For more outdoorsy couples, take the romance to the hiking trails of this small mountain. There are chalets where you can make the getaway a weekend retreat.

#4 Sky Dive over the Palm Jumeirah

One of the most exhilirating and fun ways to propose - yes it has been done before, but something has to be said for the adventorous couples that endeavour to conquer their fears, get their adrenalin pumping and commit to marriage while jumping out of an airplane.


#5 Ride an abra at Souk Madinat

The great thing about proposing on an Abra is that you'll have the most amazing views of the Burj Al Arab with the backdrop of the beautiful souk and the lovely waterways.

The best thing is that this romantic 'boat' ride will not set you back much financially but will still have a great impact on your lady. And if you want to share your special moment with close friends or family, there's enough space to invite a few people.

#6 Embark on a camel ride together

Camels are to the Middle East what horses are to the West. They're the epitome of desert living and you can go on an adventure camel ride up the romantic sand dunes and propose to your love in the privacy of the vastness of the desert expanse.

The Best Places to Propose in Dubai

#7 Hire a luxury yacht

Hire a yacht with a full crew complement and really treat her to the night of her dreams. Go the whole hog, set a table on the deck, champagne, and lobster prepared by the chef on board. Propose under the gorgeous Dubai skyline and impress her with a sole violinist while you dance together on the deck. It will be incredibly romantic and an unforgettable night.

#8 Take to the skies in a hot air balloon

The best time for this proposal is dawn, so make sure that your partner is up for a 4am adventure. The balloon will take you up and over the sand dunes with spectacular views of the desert.

The Best Places to Propose in Dubai

#9 Propose at any one of the (many) 5* venues here

Dubai is rife with 5-star restaurants offering great views, Michelin starred food, amazing service, and great locations. The classical restaurant proposal will cement that specific venue in your heads for a lifetime. It will become special to you both. Putting the ring in a glass of bubby is an age-old classic but the ladies still swoon over getting proposed to in this way.

#10 On the viewing deck of the Burj Khalifa

It's one of the classic proposals. Romantic, great views and takes us back to our favourite 90s rom coms starring mostly Meg Ryan. Throw it back to the classic proposal atop the Empire State Building in New York. You might think it's cheesy, but we think it's retro.