The Best Dating Spots in Dubai

Women Listening to an MP3 Player Over Coffee  | © Peter Adams/Corbis
Women Listening to an MP3 Player Over Coffee | © Peter Adams/Corbis
Photo of Jessica Harn
7 December 2017

Dubai is becoming a more and more popular spot for couples to visit for a romantic getaway. Once in Dubai, you’ll soon realize that the city caters to those who have the highest expectations for date ideas. From romantic settings to exciting food adventures, here are the best ideas for dating spots in the ever-sparkling city of Dubai.

Jumeirah Beach

One of Dubai’s favorite beaches, Jumeirah is the place to go for a dip in the warm waters during the day or a romantic stroll on its clean white sand in the evening. With picturesque views of the city skyline and the sparkling ocean, with delicious food and drink stalls and a lively atmosphere, Jumeirah Beach is always the perfect idea for a relaxing date spot.

Mamzar Beach and Corniche

Although not as big as Jumeirah Beach, Mamzar Beach is a popular spot for couples because of its quietness and the delicious food stalls on the corniche. Even if you don’t get out and take a swim or walk in the sand, couples are always milling and lounging around the food stalls, which were made famous for their crispy spicy shrimp, hot karak tea, and sweet pastry shops.

How could you say no to this for a date spot? | ©Fabio Achilli/flickr

City Walk

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City Walk

A mostly outdoor shopping boulevard, still sparkling and glitzy because of its relatively new completion, City Walk is the perfect place to stroll along one of Dubai’s hottest boulevards. The top-class restaurants, boutique shops, and the always entertaining people-watching opportunities make this date spot perfect for couples on any given day of the week.

Pierchic Restaurant and view

Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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View of the Madinat Jumeirah
View of the Madinat Jumeirah | ©Diego Delso. License CC-BY-SA / Wikimedia
Dubbed “the most romantic spot in Dubai”, this restaurant and its view are consistently making the list for the best spot for romantic date ideas. Although quite pricey, the five-star restaurant with dazzling views of the Burj Al Arab and skyline of Dubai will make this place an unforgettable date-night with your significant other.


Always lively as one of Dubai’s most popular weekend spot for couples, friends, and families; JBR is a shining boulevard in the heart of Dubai and the perfect way to spend a memorable Friday night with your partner. Enjoy its busy restaurants, view of the corniche, and some of the best shopping in the city for a fun night out in town.

JBR remains one of the trendiest places to be in Dubai | ©Tom Sespene/flickr

Dubai Miracle Gardens

Officially the world’s largest flower garden in the world, Dubai Miracle Gardens is an aromatic and colorful idea for a date spot among stunning gardens and flower arrangements. With enormous heart-shaped flower arrangements and adorable walkways, this is every couple’s dream location for getting a perfect picture.

Dubai Opera

Concert Hall, Theatre
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Banquet Hall at Dubai Opera
Banquet Hall at Dubai Opera | © Dubai Opera
For a classy night out with your significant other, check out the Dubai Opera located right next to Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. The interior of the Opera is designed with a vintage look in mind, and for couples who choose to have a date night here, it’ll feel like you’ve been transported to 1800s Paris!

BBQ in the desert

Arguably the best place to go to for a uniquely Dubai date-night, having a small BBQ or picnic in the desert is one of the best ideas for couples who want a romantic evening out in nature. Most couples in Dubai will pull up to the side of the desert along any one of the city’s main roads and have a romantic meal with the setting sun or under the starry skies; however beware as it can get extremely crowded during the weekends with couples trying to get the best picnic spot in the sand.

The desert will always be a good idea in Dubai | ©Reinis Traidas/flickr

Ski Dubai

Park, Ski Resort
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Ski Dubai

Want to try something unique for Dubai with your partner? Check out the ever-popular Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates to experience one of the most loved spots in the city: an enormous snow and ice arena inside of the mall where you can choose from different ski-level slopes, play in the snow, or sip on delicious hot chocolate.

Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Mall

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Dubai Mall

Although seen by some as a bit of a cliché, the Dubai Mall really is one of the best spots for a date in Dubai. Officially the biggest mall in the world, Dubai Mall will have something for any couple: the enormous cinema, an ice skating rink, every kind of shopping imaginable, and some of the best restaurants in the city with views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dancing Fountains just outside. Happy dating!

Financial Centre Road، Downtown Dubai – إمارة دبيّ – United Arab Emirates