Beyond Dinner and a Movie: 7 Ideas to Spend a Lovely Evening in Dubai

Dubai is considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The city is a melting pot of cultures, and at the same time, it effortles

Dubai is considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The city is a melting pot of cultures, and at the same time, it effortlessly combines the grandeur of the old world and the impressive convenience and technology of the modern era.

Therefore, if you and loved ones will be staying in the City of Gold for a week or so, there’s no shortage of activities to try, which are enjoyable for both the young and old. Or, if you are coming here with your significant other, there’s an abundance of lovely and romantic date ideas to consider, especially if you have a generous budget.

So, what are the best evening activities for lovers? Rounded up below are seven of them.

1. Indulge in a private dinner in the middle of the desert

There are special tour packages available for couples in Dubai. Among them is a grand dinner package right in the middle of the desert. You and your partner will travel through the desert on a camel or a 4×4 to get to an elegant dinner setup especially created for you.

It’s a fine dining experience carved out of fantasies. You get a chef-prepared gourmet meal, staff to attend to your needs, classical music by a string quartet, and a magnificent sunset and night view of the Dubai desert. 

If you are an avid stargazer, you may even request a telescope to be a part of the setup. This particular package is often customizable and can vary in its unique inclusions. But one thing’s for sure, it will make for a romantic night to remember.

2. Enjoy a movie night of luxury

If there’s any city that knows luxury, it has got to be Dubai. This is why, if you want a movie night that will make you and your partner feel like complete VIPs, the best place to have it is in Dubai.

There are luxury movie theaters scattered in gorgeous locations throughout the city. You can book a cinema with comfy seats to watch a flick that you and your significant other have been anticipating. 

The last quarter of the year boasts an impressive lineup of movies — from sequels to blockbuster animated films, to romantic Christmas movies starring Hollywood’s finest actors. And, if you want an exclusive viewing experience, turn to Dubai booking cinema services, and you can even personalize the private showing to ensure an exceptional event with your partner.

3. Take a night-time stroll at the famous Dubai Miracle Garden

Strolling hand in hand with your spouse along flower-lined paths is made for romance novels. Turn it into a reality when you visit the Dubai Miracle Garden, which is open until 9:00 pm. Visiting the garden after sunset is an excellent idea because it’s more physically comfortable (breezy and certainly no longer scorching hot), and Dubai evenings simply have a different allure.

Let the gorgeous blooms and the creative lighting design of this massive human-made garden serve as a romantic background for all the pictures you’ll take to remember the trip by.

4. Watch New Year’s Eve fireworks from 101 Restaurant and Bar

If you and your spouse will schedule your trip to Dubai in time for the New Year, make sure to place reservations at the 101 Restaurant and Bar for New Year’s Eve. Not only does this restaurant boast an elegant menu, but it is also a strategic location for viewing the different fireworks displays to celebrate the coming of the new year.

Quite often, for New Year’s Eve, fireworks are sent above the ocean, so expect to see many of these pyrotechnic shows as everybody celebrates the holiday at 101.

5. Try an escape room adventure

If you are feeling a little adventurous, see if you and your partner have great teamwork in solving riddles and other mysteries by trying an escape room, which Dubai has many of. The environmental organization Connect with Nature offers escape rooms for big groups and couples over the weekends. Why not give them a try?

And, it does not have to be just you and your spouse, you can even bring friends along and have a blast working with different clues to get out of the various rooms with the short time you’re given. You can bet that it’s going to be an exciting and memorable activity.

6. Experience an overnight desert safari

Local travel agencies can set you up for this special desert experience. When the sun hangs low, you go on a voyage via car or camel to a banquet. Here, you and your significant other will be treated to both international and local cuisine. 

In addition to that, you can try a bunch of other activities such as an impromptu belly dancing class, getting your hands tattooed with henna, and sharing a shisha pipe for the first time.

Once all the festivities are over, you and your spouse can head to your desert accommodation for the night and see the twinkling stars in the clear night sky, which Dubai enjoys 99 percent of the time.

7. Join a dhow dinner cruise

A dhow is a traditional water vessel that has been redesigned to provide people with a tour of the Dubai Creek comfortably. The dhow travels through the less modern sections of the city, as well as the areas by the creek where there are ongoing developments.

Let the leisurely pace of this vessel relax you and also enjoy the dance performance of exotic belly dancers. The cruise lasts for about two hours, and it culminates with a thoughtfully prepared dinner spread.

These are not the only evening activities you can enjoy in Dubai. You are free to create your own as there are service providers who are more than willing to cater to the particular preferences of tourists. Also, a lovely night in Dubai is easy enough to wing. 

The city overflows with night-time attractions perfect for couples. Therefore, if you are keen on celebrating a wedding anniversary, or going to Dubai for your honeymoon, or simply spending quality time with the one you love, you can just select or take inspiration from the provisions shared above.

Author Bio

Paul Fox is the Director of Roxy Cinemas under Meraas Group/DXB Entertainments. Roxy Cinemas currently has five Dubai locations: The Beach, La Mer, City Walk, Box Park, and Bollywood Parks.