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The best places in Dubai to get engaged

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Are you looking to get engaged in Dubai? We’re on hand (pardon the pun) to offer our ideas and inspiration on how to finesse that all important question.

The enchanting metropolis of Dubai offers some truly breath-taking and romantic destinations. You’ll discover scenes of both natural beauty and manmade luxury here, offering wildly different, but equally amorous, backdrops to seal the deal and start your life together.

As a city of excitement, charm, and delight, surprising your partner with the big question here is going to take a little planning - but don’t worry, we’re here to help.

So, if you’re looking to take the next step in your relationship, or you’ve been dreaming of the perfect proposal your whole life – we’ve put together a list of the top places in the UAE’s capital for your big proposal.

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At the top of Burj Khalifa

Take your romance to new heights by popping the question at the top of Burj Khalifa. Officially the highest observation point on the planet, the iconic building’s Sky Lounge is located on the 148th floor of the building and offers breath-taking panoramic views of both the Arabian Gulf and the sparkling city below. 

Be sure to book a celebratory dinner at famed restaurant At.mosphere, or take your new fiancée to see the magnificent fountains and delight in the romance they exude. For the best views and romantic setting, we recommend planning your special moment just as the sun is setting.
 

At the top of Burj Khalifa

At the top of Burj Khalifa

Ain Dubai

If you’re undecided on which part of the magical city is your favourite, why not plan your proposal upon the Ain Dubai. This ginormous structure is the world’s tallest observation wheel, and, standing at 250m high, will provide you and your partner with the most magnificent 360-degree views of the entire city. 

Well aware of its iconic structure and romantic atmosphere, Ain Dubai even offers the opportunity to make your experience a private affair. Premium air-conditioned cabins decorated with flowers and candles will make for the perfect dreamy experience, whilst your choice of music adds personality and works to create an elegant ambience. 

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Ain Dubai

Ain Dubai
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Dubai Miracle Garden

If you and your partner love the beauty of the natural world and the phenomena of the animal kingdom, perhaps Dubai’s Miracle Garden is the perfect place to propose. 

The carefully curated and well-kept grounds of this unique garden are home to a plethora of colourful and vibrant plants. Endless blooms in record-breaking arrangements create a sense of wonder, magic, and delight, whilst secluded pathways and heart-shaped floral arches birth a beautifully romantic atmosphere of serenity. 

The Miracle Garden is also home to Dubai’s own butterfly house, where thousands of striking species fly free in custom made domes. Delight in your perfect proposal surrounded by the gentle flutter of passing butterflies and be sure to capture the moment the creatures inevitably land on your hands.

In Dubai Miracle Garden, your engagement photographs will be the best.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

Balloon adventures

Let's face it, popping the question in a hot air balloon as you glide over the vast desert dunes has got to be up there as one of the most extravagant proposals ever. Said to be one of the most romantic experiences, floating in a hot air balloon offers you the perfect mix of exorbitance and intimacy. 

Bask in the panoramic views of the far-flung open dunes and soak up the sights of magnificent golden sands as the sun dances dramatically over the Hajar mountains. Wonder in the magic and power of striking falcons soaring past and enjoy spotting the roaming wildlife below.

Let the team in on your plans and watch at the captain steer this magnificent blimp over the most beautiful and romantic sights to help you get your timing just right. The team can also record snippets and capture magnificent photos of your magical moment which can be used for instant social media announcements. It's one of our top luxury experiences in Dubai!
 

Balloon adventures

Balloon adventures

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

If you’re looking for somewhere extravagant to take the plunge (quite literally), why not opt for The Lost Chambers Aquarium, located within Atlantis The Palm? Dive deep into the beautiful blue waters and pop the question with the help of 65,000 marine animal pals. If you’re not much of a thrill-seeker yourself, the Aquarium’s in-house divers will be sure to help you pop the question as they take your message underwater. 

The venue’s aquatic surroundings boast mesmerizing and fluorescent lighting, creating a magical glow and an other-worldly sense of romance. Don’t forget to book a photographer to capture this most special of moments, as sharks and stingrays float by, offering their congratulations.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Desert conservation reserve

If you and your partner are avid Desperate Housewives fans, make like star of the show Eva Longoria, whose husband José Bastón planned a picture-perfect proposal in the middle of the sandy dunes. 

Seriously, even if you’re not mad about Desperate Housewives, you will be mad for the stunning natural beauty of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. UAE's first national park is carefully regulated to protect local wildlife, making your experience here all the more exclusive and magical. Enjoy a secluded dinner for two, tucked away in the rolling dunes and pose your perfect moment basking in the beauty of the sumptuous sunset as it says goodnight to the day time. 

Book your once-in-a-lifetime desert experience easily online. Alternatively, work with the conservation team to arrange a bespoke surprise that will leave your partner utterly breathless. 
 

Desert conservation reserve

Desert conservation reserve

Other ideas that we thought deserved an honourable mention include:

  • Booking a private yacht: a great option for those craving the perfect blend of intimacy and luxury for their special moment. Sail across Dubai’s coastline and take in the beauty of the city. Pop the question as the sun begins to set over the stunning Arabian Sea.
  • Take them to a private terrace: another option for those who value privacy. Treat your partner with a romantic dinner for two on level 42 of the Shangri-La Hotel and delight in delectable dishes and delicious views of the iconic city skyline.
  • Helicopter ride: for the more daring spouse to be, why not take your proposal to the skies with a private helicopter ride over the city. See Palm Jumeirah like you’ve never seen before and awe at the stunning birds eye views of the city below. Take your partner by surprise as you turn and propose whilst soaring over the stunning sights below. 
  • Al Quadra Lake: for those who feel at home on the water, pack all your partner’s favourite foods (and your engagement ring) into a picnic basket and make for Al Qudra Lake. This casual spot is perfect for those after a serene, lowkey and beautiful proposal away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Proposals are one of the most beautiful experiences a couple can share and the place in which it unfolds holds the memory for years to come. When you’re planning such a special moment, be sure to add an intimate touch of emotion and personality to your proposal - and then let the beauty of Dubai do the rest. 

Floating high among the clouds, sitting deep within the dunes, or even in delighting an underwater metropolis, no matter where you’re envisioning popping the question, Dubai is bound to have the perfect place for you.

Browse our holiday packages to Dubai for more details on how to plan the perfect proposal.
 

Couple admiring shelving sand dunes in Dubai

Couple admiring shelving sand dunes in Dubai

Proposal in Dubai FAQs

Where can I get an engagement ring in Dubai?

Internationally recognised brand, Damas has headquarters in Dubai and offers some of the most stunning engagement rings. Alternatively, other well-renowned jewellers which offer engagement rings in Dubai include Gold and Diamond Park, Joyallukas, and Gold Souk.

How can I propose privately?

Some of the top most private ways of proposing include a sunset walk on the beach, picnicking in your favourite spot, and taking a boat trip for two out onto the Gulf.

Can you get engaged in Dubai?

Yes! Dubai is a very popular place to propose, many engagements take place in the city each week. The city has so many beautiful places to offer you and your partner.


Whether you want your proposal to have unparalleled city views, be surrounded by exotic marine life, or amid a private setting on the beach or by a lake, we’re sure our list of the most spectacular places to pop the question is sure to inspire your planning.

Need help organising this memorable gesture? Give our expert team a call on 0203 816 0985 and we’ll help tailor your romantic retreat in Dubai, today.

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