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Romancing the UAE: 3 Tips for a Memorable Couple's Getaway

10 Feb 2020

When planning a memorable couple's getaway, there is no better place to choose than the UAE. Between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you have plenty of options for how to spend your time, and you are guaranteed to be able to find great things to do – no matter your interests. In fact, you will probably leave your trip feeling a lot more in love with your partner than ever before!

You can opt to spend a night in the desert, eat delicious food overlooking the water, relax in a spa, go shopping in the traditional souks or at the biggest mall in the world, and enjoy superb hospitality at the best hotels in the UAE. Whether you are an active couple, an artsy couple, or adventure junkies (or something else entirely), there is no denying that the UAE is the ideal place for your couple's getaway. 

Essential Destination Tips and Tourist Information

While you two lovebirds are in the UAE, you want to spend your days and nights enjoying each other's company and indulging in each other's interests. Here are three essential destination tips for your trip to the UAE: 

1. Sign up for romantic experiences

To ensure the ultimate couple's experience, you want to have a few different activities on your itinerary. Some of the best include taking a trip to the Dubai Miracle Garden, going on a hot air balloon ride over the desert at sunrise, skydiving in the desert, and spending an evening desert safari experience. And with a Premier Inn Value Pass, you could enjoy value deals on a wide variety of tours by Extreme Arabia. 

Additionally, many travelers love to take a cruise along the Dubai Creek, especially since you can opt for a special package for couples celebrating their anniversary or other important milestones. An exclusive offer for a dinner cruise aboard a luxury yacht in Dubai Marina awaits Premier Inn Value Pass holders.  

2. Follow cultural norms

One of the best ways to get a feel for Dubai and Abu Dhabi is to do as the locals do. This entails visiting places frequented by residents as well as ensuring you are following cultural norms and traditions. Keep in mind that while the UAE is a progressive city, it is still a Muslim country, which means that the culture may be different from that of your home country. 

Therefore, you must educate yourself on the appropriate customs for your time in the country, especially with regard to public displays of affection. Additionally, kissing and holding hands are considered inappropriate and are illegal in the country. To prevent jail time from ruining your romantic getaway, take the time to understand the laws so you can follow the cultural norms and act appropriately and with respect for the locals. 

3. Spend time on the beach

Any memorable romantic trip to the UAE has to include time spent on the beach. Saadiyat Public Beach is a stunning beach island that offers visitors an array of adventurous activity options such as stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. You could spend days with your loved one playing on the clean beach, swimming in the perfect-temperature water, and toasting each other as the sunsets. 

This is guaranteed to be one of the most romantic parts of your getaway in the UAE.

Which Hotels Should I Stay In? 

If you are opting to go on a couple's getaway to the UAE, then you have to book a room at one of the Premier Inn hotels. With locations all over the Emirates, they have plenty of options for excellent accommodations to suit every guest. 

One of the best options is the Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf, which is located next to the Jaddaf Waterfront, only 10 km from the Dubai International Airport and less than 500 m from the Metro Station. Opened in 2019, this hotel features the newest design of Premier Inn rooms and has a free shuttle to the airport, The Dubai Mall and Festival City that guests can take advantage of throughout their stay. 

Another option is the Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, which is positioned only 5 km from Dubai Marina and JBR Beach. This hotel also boasts comfy rooms and has a spa onsite (Happy Valley Spa) which is ideal for those seeking a romantic break. The hotel is connected to both the Dubai Metro and the Ibn Battuta Mall via covered walkways, enabling guests to tick off everything on their sightseeing checklists easily. 

If you want to spend some time in Abu Dhabi, then opt for hotels near Abu Dhabi Airport. The Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport is located inside Abu Dhabi International Airport. With views of the runway and a free shuttle service to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi City Centre, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque, this airport is perfect for transit passengers and for those who want to make the most of their time in the Emirates. 

All hotels offer great value stays,  with pools, gyms, free parking, and eating and drinking options. Spacious rooms are available for up to two adults and two children, and the reception staff will be happy to assist you during your time in the UAE.