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The best luxury honeymoon hotels in Dubai

  • Honeymoons
  • By Lottie Nicholls
  • Published 15 July 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023

Best experienced in five-star luxury, its needless to say that Dubai is the perfect setting for newlyweds in search of a stunning honeymoon destination to start their lives together. The twinkling city skyline boasts a line-up of luxury hotels, whilst its sandy shores and private islands are also home to sprawling beachfront resorts like no other. 

The city’s combination of rich history and saturated culture with modern fineries and incredible grandeur make for an alluring honeymoon location, and with so many places promising romance, it can be daunting knowing which is best for you and your partner. 

That's why we’re presenting to you a list of the city’s finest five (and seven) star hotels sure to make your Dubai honeymoon extra special.

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1. Palazzo Versace Dubai

The Palazzo Versace Dubai is a phenomenal hotel for phenomenal people. Situated at Jaddaf Waterfront on the shores of the Dubai Creek, Palazzo Versace boasts panoramic views of the crystalline waters beyond, from your own private terrace no less.

The property evokes visions of 16th-century royalty, with its striking entrance and high ceilings, while gold trimmings and lavish furniture conjure visions of grandeur, redolent of Italian Palaces. In fact, each piece of furniture and every piece of draped fabric the hotel displays have been exclusively tailor-made by house of Versace.

Palatial aesthetics aside, Palazzo Versace Dubai is full of opulence and romance and invites couples to indulge in the many exorbitant facilities it has on offer. The resort’s award-winning spa offers a range of treatments, while the spa suite and Moroccan Hammams are home to steam rooms, saunas, and plunge pools to help you unwind. 

The hotel has eight restaurants and bars where you can enjoy luxury al fresco dining. Experience culinary finery as you watch the sun fade away and dine under the stars – a wonderful setting for reminiscing about your big day in the most ultra luxury holiday possible. 

Honeymoon experiences include:
•    Celebratory cake, sparkling juice and flowers on arrival
•    Three-course romantic dinner
•    Relaxing 60-minute spa massage
•    Special bath menu
•    Daily breakfast
•    'His' and 'Hers' Palazzo Versace bathrobes on departure

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai

2. Burj Al Arab

Honeymooning at Burj Al Arab is nothing short of spectacular. Holding the status of the world’s only seven-star hotel, this iconic sail-shaped building epitomises luxury living - which is everything Dubai stands for.

Located on a manmade island on Jumeirah Beach, the hotel’s private beach access and stylish duplexes that overlook the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf make it a popular place to stay. Its variety of Honeymoon Suites will leave you awestruck by their opulent decor, magnificent views and unparalleled concierge service.

The Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite boasts unlimited complimentary entry to both Wild Wadi Waterpark and Summersalt Beach Club, while the Royal Two-Bedroom Suite comes complete with its own private lift, library, and cinema room, proving it nothing short of a palace.

For some quality time with your new spouse, head to The Terrace, where the inviting infinity pool looks out over the hotel’s private sandy beach; or experience one of the many indulgent services that the Talise Spa has to offer. With a plethora of world-class restaurants onsite, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah works to bring you an eclectic culinary experience like no other – from scenic dining locations to fantastic entertainment and decadent cuisine crafted by Michelin-starred chefs.

Honeymoon experiences include:
•    In-suite breakfast or buffet
•    Hotel transfers
•    Couples massage 
•    Romantic Dinner at Majlis Al Bahar or Al Muntaha 

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Burj Al Arab

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3. Raffles Dubai

The luxurious rooms and suites of the world-famous Raffles Dubai hotel are contained in its striking pyramid structure, inspired by the history of Egypt. Truly a sight to behold, the absolute wonder of this hotel only continues as you step inside. Its sleek wooden and glass décor with soft lighting and plush furnishings makes for an ultimate romantic setting – perfect for honeymooners.

The Penthouse and Royal Suites are a popular haunt for couples, as their private balconies boast striking views of the city that simply take your breath away. Complete with luxury in-suite dining, a kitchenette and hot tub, these suites provide the ultimate seclusion for newlyweds wanting a romantic stay - you won't even have to leave your room if you don’t want to! 

But of course, there are benefits of exploring the hotel, especially when it’s as vast and lavish as this one. Go for a dip in the pool and sip on a refreshing cocktail in the sun while you lounge on comfortable sunbeds. Choose from six deluxe dining experiences serving delectable dishes which range from local Arabian cuisine, to Japanese and Italian specialties. If shopping is on your agenda, Raffles is perfectly positioned in the bustling city centre meaning it can fulfil your every retail need – plus, the hotel also adjoins the world-famous Wafi Mall for an exclusive shopping experience! End each well-spent day by unwinding together in the Spa’s Couple Suite, where you can enjoy relaxing couple's massages and facials, or delight in the range of facilities the spa has to offer. 

Honeymoon experiences include:
•    Limousine airport transfer
•    Round the clock concierge
•    Couples' spa activities

Raffles Dubai

Raffles Dubai

4. One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa

Experience the glitz and glamour of Dubai at the palatial One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa at Jumeirah Beach.

Featuring over 65 acres of lush gardens, intricate fountains, water features, ornate domes, and romantic arches, the Arabian architecture of this resort will leave couples spellbound.
One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa offers some of the most decedent honeymoon suites Dubai has to offer. All rooms are expertly decorated with opulent furnishings and Middle Eastern charm, complete with a private balcony that boasts magnificent city views. The real star of the show, and a popular haunt of newlyweds, is the Beach Garden Villa, with perfectly groomed gardens speckled with palm trees and a private pool just steps from the sandy beach.

The hotel has 16 restaurants, bars, and lounges all serving delicious cuisine and exquisite private dining experiences. From sublime multi-course dinners to intimate evening drinks, the culinary delights of One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa will certainly impress you and your partner – particularly if you’re foodies.

The hotel’s couple’s spa ceremony is held in an elegant suite for two and allows newlyweds to feel relaxed and connected. The experience focusses on all over wellbeing and offers treatments such as couples' massages and refining facials. The experience’s signature couple’s bathing ritual in the Oriental Hammam allows you to share exclusive local customs with your partner in an intimate setting. 

Honeymoon experiences include:
•    Rose petal-strewn beds upon arrival
•    Candle-lit baths
•    Surprise bouquet
•    Bespoke cakes
•    Private tailored for two experiences (including desert adventures, hot air balloon rides and barbeques under the stars)


One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa

One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa

5. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Overlooking both the breath-taking Arabian Gulf and glimmering city skyline, the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai works to bring newlyweds the ultimate honeymoon experience.

Its simply beautiful honeymoon suite features a chic and contemporary design, with magnificent panoramic views across the Arabian Sea. Specifically designed for bridal parties and honeymooners alike, the Bridal Suite features a vast make-up station and a private lift which offers direct access to and from the ballroom. The king-size bed in the suites’ spacious sleeping area provides comfort and romance, whilst the expansive ensuite bathroom features leather-finished Persian Travertine.

The Mandarin Sea Front suites also make for a fantastic honeymoon residence, featuring a wraparound balcony and beautiful dining area. Soak up spectacular sea views or choose a room which overlooks the city’s iconic skyline.

If you and your partner are looking for something a little special, be sure to indulge in the exclusive and signature Nomadic Journey treatments at the hotels in-house spa. Focusing on healing and rejuvenation, this experience features Emirati drumming to leave you feeling both relaxed and energised.

Additionally, go for a dip in the impressive infinity pool or satisfy your taste buds with fine dining from a selection of seven mind-blowing restaurants at the hotel. 

Honeymoon experiences include:
•    Chauffer driven transfers from the airport
•    Rose petal-strewn beds upon arrival
•    Impeccable concierge
•    Couples' spa activities 

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeria, Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeria, Dubai

The best luxury honeymoon hotels in Dubai FAQs

Is Dubai good for a honeymoon?

Dubai is the perfect for a honeymoon. Its range of different activities and plethora of luxurious hotels and experiences make for a beautiful place for newlyweds to start their future together. 

Is Dubai good for couples?

Dubai is excellent for couples. There are a range of exclusive dining experiences and restaurants led by michelin-starred and celebrity chefs, as well as plenty of beach clubs and exclusive experiences for adults-only. Call our personal travel managers today to find out more.

What's the best time to visit Dubai?

November to February is widely considered the best time to travel to Dubai. Temperatures are pleasing and there is usually a variety of events which take place during this period – such as food festivals, racing, music and even business events. To discover our month-by-month Dubai weather guide, click here.

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