Fly her to the moon on a hot air balloon – 700 to 950

Want to impress her? Take her on a one-hour hot air balloon ride and witness the UAE’s beautiful desert landscapes. Best timings are at sunset or sunrise to add to the romantic atmosphere. Most of the companies that run this kind of excursion include champagne or a light meal; if not, take your own tasty snacks.

Location: Depends on each company’s take off point.
Cost: AED 950 per person (check deals and offers at AED 699 per couple on

Play classic video games at Stereo Arcade

This place is for those born in the 80s and earlier 90s. Get a flashback of the old school vibe, songs and games. Half retro club, half rock pub, with a retro video arcade in the middle. Have a go at some classic games like Pacman, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, or move further inside to get a drink and share some great memories.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Cost: Prices vary but are affordable

Boating in Za’abeel Park – AED 5

For a simple romantic date with some na7na7a that won’t hurt, what’s better than taking your date out for a romantic walk through the park and finishing it off with a boat ride on the lake as the sun goes down. Reminds me of that scene from The Little Mermaid when prince Eric took Ariel on a boat ride through the lagoon whith the theme song “Kiss the Girl” playing behind. Told ya… I bet she’ll love it!

Location: Between Al Karama and World Trade Centre at Zabeel Square, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Cost: AED 5 per person

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