In Dubai with love: why this city should be visited by all lovers
While the weather is testing the population of our country for strength, some are already enthusiastically exploring areas where you can wait out the transitional season and get rid of the spring depression. One of these options can be Dubai — an Arab miracle in the Sands, a real fairy tale in a modern way and a business card of the Emirates. Surely many of you have heard about this metropolis on the edge of the desert, but not everyone knows that you can come here almost at any time of the year and always together. Why? Share details!
Back to the past
It is difficult to imagine, but a few thousand years ago on the site of a modern and comfortable metropolis located mangroves and swamps. Gradually began to change not only the coastline but also the landscape, there was clean sand. For a very long time there lived peasants, fishing and pearl mining. The first urban settlement appeared in 1799 and immediately became subordinate to the main Emirate of Abu Dhabi, but when the al-Maktoum dynasty came to power in Dubai, the territory gained independence. Later, oil and natural gas deposits were found here, which helped Dubai to become one of the main business centers in the world. Indeed, the metropolis is changing every day, and the knowledge about the city that is relevant to you today, tomorrow will require at least “information update”.
Love is all around
Every year millions of businessmen from all over the world come to Dubai, and it is here that the most “expensive” contracts are concluded, but this city seems to be created for lovers, who will certainly appreciate the Eastern hospitality and understand why many seasoned travelers compare the metropolis with a unique large box in which there are many treasures.
Despite a completely different mentality, as soon as you get to the airport, you begin to believe that here you are really happy and that’s where you will happen to the real miracles. Courteous and helpful staff, no visa for the Russians, rapid passage of passport control, incredibly comfortable ride on the perfect highway (in the UAE there are no others) past the shining skyscrapers and a full sense that the Eastern fairy tale really exists.
True Arab hospitality was felt by 56 couples from Moscow, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar and Kazan, who came to the UAE for Valentine’s Day and imbued with this incredible atmosphere.
112 lucky winners were the winners of the online contest “In Dubai with love”, which was held with the support of the Department of tourism of Dubai with the involvement of star mentors who visited here in advance and made their assignments in such a way as to pay attention to one specific topic. For example, Julia Kovalchuk and Alexei Chumakov enjoyed the drink, Anna Khilkevich and Arthur Martirosyan studied the style of life, Sati Casanova, Stefano Tiozzo enriched knowledge about the culture, Yekaterina Varnava and Constantine Myakinkov turned into relaxation, and Natalia Podolskaya and Vladimir Presnyakov decided to ignore the Russian realities and to know what true stress.
The contestants chose mentors and creatively approached the task, publishing their results on the website. The evaluation criteria were sincerity and the feeling that the partners are really in love with each other. Many participants, who were lucky not only to reach the final, but also to win, admitted: having received a letter of happiness, they did not believe for a long time that a miracle could happen to them. And only once in the plane, they began to realize that all this is happening to them in reality. Five hours of flight from Moscow to the other end of the world — and the hospitable metropolis showed all its charm and romance.
To begin with, the lovers were provided with apartments for three days in the W Dubai — The Palm hotel, located on the palm Jumeirah, which is considered the most luxurious and respectable part of Dubai. It is surprising that the palm Jumeirah — not a natural phenomenon, and the skillful creation of man. It is an artificial island in the form of a huge palm tree, on the “branches” of which the most stylish and modern hotels are built, and W Dubai — The Palm is certainly one of the most luxurious and at the same time cozy. Thanks to the smooth lines of the buildings and a large but well-designed area, the architects managed to ensure that the hotel has a lot of light, air and a sense of space and freedom. Therefore, it is not surprising that W Dubai — The Palm organized a party for the winners on February 14. Exquisite treats that can please even gourmets, champagne, delicate violin sounds, passionate declarations of love and words of gratitude to Dubai, which opened its arms for couples from all over Russia.
And, of course, not without beautiful gestures. For example, one of the guests of the event named Pavel decided that this is the best place to Express the seriousness of his intentions. He stood on one knee in front of everyone and proposed to his girlfriend Olga. The audience froze for a moment, and then burst into applause, because she said Yes!
Rest with a touch of romance
Another resort that deserves special attention, boasts amazing views of the Arabian Gulf. Opened in 2017, the Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel, located at the very beginning of the trunk of the famous palm Jumeirah island (one of the most prestigious areas in Dubai), combines sophisticated modern design and inspiring architecture, complemented by an innovative approach, so that every guest can feel at home here. On 16 floors of the hotel there are 468 rooms, some of which are equipped with their own pools, and suites with luxurious interiors. The pearl of the complex is considered to be the territory of the main pool with palm trees, sunbeds and tables that stand right in the water. The pool is heated, so even if you do not like cool swimming, it will be very comfortable.
With gastronomic delights you have no problems, too. For example, in the Quattro Passi restaurant you will be offered to get acquainted with the tastes of the southern Italian region of Campania and taste delicious dishes, products for which the chef of the restaurant orders from local farms in his native town in Italy. Connoisseurs of Asian cuisine will surely enjoy the atmosphere at the Chinese restaurant Shanghai Maiden. It is there that you will be able to experience the unique exotic flavors of Chinese cuisine and taste modern Cantonese cuisine, complemented by Sichuan and Beijing accents.
The advantageous location of the resort allows you in a few minutes to get to Dubai Marina, known for countless cafes, restaurants, shops and other entertainment, as well as to the rest of the most iconic city attractions.
What else to do in Dubai
If you have already decided that you are flying to this city, and are thinking about how to impress (and please) your soul mate, then use our tips. We guarantee that this holiday will be remembered by both of you for a long time.
Iconic place of Dubai — 828-meter legendary skyscraper Burj Khalifa, which is by far the tallest building in the world. This impressive (in every sense) structure is more like a sharp arrow and symbolizes the United Arab Emirates — a country that managed to combine technology and traditions of the East. And even if you are dizzy from just one look at the building (we, by the way, understand), invite your chosen one to the observation deck At The Top SKY, located on the 148th floor, and only there give vent to your imagination: confess your feelings, make an offer, report important (of course, positive) news and do not forget about photos, videos and selfies. This is part of the mandatory program!
Once you have plenty of admiring the beauty of Dubai from a bird’s eye view (believe me, there is something to see!), go down to the foothills of the Burj Khalifa, where the Dubai Mall is conveniently located — the largest shopping center in the world (its area just does not fit in the head — 1.2 million square meters). We assure you that the true shopaholics will be where to turn, but men are recommended to look after their second halves — here you can literally gap among the boutiques, because there are about 1200 for every taste and budget. Especially recommend you to look attentively at the stores and shops with Arabic perfumes, such as agar-wood unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else. And don’t forget to bargain! In Dubai, it is as natural as, say, in Europe to leave a tip.
If the variety of goods you catch your breath, we advise you to catch your breath and switch, looking, for example, in the Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo, which are in the same building and are one of the largest in the world. And if you think that this is entertainment for children, then you are wrong. A walk through a 48-meter transparent tunnel with a low ceiling, surrounded by predatory sharks, rays, Moray eels, funny clown fish and other inhabitants of the seas and oceans (there are 33 thousand of them) is another test that can pull you out of reality for a while. To get even more positive, we recommend to go up to the floor above, where there is an underwater zoo, which is home to 140 species of marine animals. Crocodiles, penguins and even jellyfish are quite peaceful and not dangerous, so you will definitely have something to do with yourself and your soul mate. The virtual reality Park, which is a whole universe of new technologies that allows you to fly on a drone, drive on a crazy roller coaster, ride in the desert on jeeps, will surely appeal to those who want to diversify their everyday lives and paint them with bright colors.