Everyone knows that the honeymoon you take once you tie the knot is the vacation to Lord over all vacations. It should be luxurious. It should have all-inclusive options. It should have white sugar beaches and friendly people and so much opulence you never want to leave. So, where do you choose to go on the most sumptuous vacation you will ever take? There’s really only one place:
When you want to soak up the sun’s rays, dip your feet in an ocean so clear you can see your pedicure and you want to explore exotic horizons, Dubai is the one. Everything in Dubai appears to be bigger and better than anywhere else. The architecture, the beaches, the way that the Palm was built – it all screams grandeur.
Mirrored skyscrapers that scratch the skyline and make you catch your breath in awe are just one of the many ways that the Emiratis have unveiled their wealth, and the sheer beauty of the place cannot be missed.
It’s always worth mentioning that before you board that plane to the most ritzy place in the world, you need to take a note of the customs and etiquette in Dubai. You may be on honeymoon, but certain acts in public – including kissing and hugging – are frowned upon and can be punished. The phrase is, “when in Rome, do as Romans do”, but in this case, it’s “when in Dubai, play by the rules.” This isn’t to warn you or throw cold water on your dreamy Dubai dates, but a reminder to be respectful of the rules of a culture that isn’t your own.
6 Ways to Make Your Honeymoon in Dubai Amazing
Other than travelling with a brand new husband, a honeymoon should be the one memory you both share that doesn’t involve anything but the two of you relaxing into marriage. There should be room service and massages with the hotel spa and activities that are planned in advance by your Dubai concierge. There should be walks on the beach and shopping together in the Dubai mall. There should be you both taking the time to talk and debate and just be. A honeymoon is all about being together, and if you want to make your Dubai honeymoon an absolute dream, here are six ways you can stamp those memories in your mind for the rest of your lives together.
The Gold & Diamond Park.
You’ve just had a ring of diamonds slid onto your left hand and the weight is unfamiliar and delicious all at once. That doesn’t mean that you can’t buy more jewellery while you’re away. In fact, it would be criminal not to! There is a wall to wall of jewellers inside the park to visit, and you should swot up on your knowledge of the 4 C’s of diamonds. The luxury add-on? One of their amazing chauffeurs will take you back to your hotel once you’ve made a purchase. How’s that for service?
When you want to indulge in a little of the culture in Dubai, you can’t get better than a well-placed Henna tattoo. It should last you three to four weeks, and you could take the time to select a design that’s personal to you. You don’t have to spend much, but shop around for a licensed artist with proper Henna ingredients. It’s a memento of your honeymoon that you can take home with you.
The Sky Is The Limit.
Dubai is famed for its architectural decadence, and the Burj Khalifa is one place you should absolutely be visiting during your honeymoon. You may feel on top of the world on the inside with your wedding day just behind you, but you can literally be on the top of the world here. The observation deck is on the 124th floor and the express lift can rocket you to the top in no time. You can have your photo taken at the top to capture the moment, and there is a souvenir shop on the way out so that you can bring yet another personal memento home with you. You wanted an oasis, and now you’ve seen it from the sky.
Honeymoons are for relaxing and enjoying one another before slipping back into the real world, but they’re also a chance for a little history to go along with the culture that you’re enjoying. The Dhow Cruise is a gentle ride along the Dubai Creek, and the seafaring craft that you will travel in is something to be admired. On here, you’ll learn about the history of Dubai, the rulers and the area you are visiting, and you’ll see some of the most beautiful buildings and Mosques along the way. If you want to go one romantic step further, book a night cruise with dinner via your concierge; they’ll specialise in experiences catered just for you.
It’s quaint, and everyone should do it at least once, but if you can do it at a 6* resort of the Burj Al Arab, then you need to do it. The hotel is in the shape of a sail, and the luxury that you can experience here is like nothing else. You can even honeymoon here (hint, hint) if your budget lets you. You can book an afternoon tea reservation online and be aware of the dress code in place to dine. There are seven amazing courses to enjoy, and you’ll enjoy the free-flowing drinks on offer by the ever-attentive staff.
Dubai Fountain Show.
Another amazing experience that your concierge can put you forward for is the Dubai Fountain Show. It’s best viewed at night after 6pm, but there is a beautiful harmony of music, lights and water that are mesmerising and grand in equal measure.
Dubai has opulence down in spades and you could be enjoying it on your honeymoon with the person you’ve just fused your life to. Take the time to book everything in advance and make sure that you do your homework on the customs before you go; it’ll be everything you imagined and more.