A Middle East Honeymoon offers plenty to inspire; whether you’re staying there as a standalone holiday destination, or stopping off on route to another holiday hotspot such as the Indian Ocean.
Known for its super-high-end luxury, the indulgence which the region offers to its guests is perfect for a honeymoon where attentive service is key. It’s also a place where a variety of experiences can be had; from indoor skiing and thrilling waterparks, to beach sunbathing and scenic view cocktails.
Dubai is probably the most popular destination in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and we can see why. This impressive destination offers visitors fantastic shopping and some of the region’s best beaches, alongside an exceptional portfolio of five-star plus hotels and resorts.
However, many of its neighbours also offer a wealth of experiences, such as the timeless and exotic country of Oman with its ancient archaeological sites; the sophisticated island archipelago of Bahrain which can be found dotted along the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf; the capital of the UAE, fascinating Abu Dhabi; and the breath-taking desert of Ras Al Khaimah.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
A superlative experience awaits you in every way at the iconic Burj Al Arab. As you make your approach towards the hotel by either helicopter or chauffer-driven Rolls Royce it stands resplendent on a purpose-built island.
Designed to imitate the billowing sail of an Arab sailing ship, the hotel’s opulence provides the perfect setting for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience. Boasting the world’s tallest atrium in which gold pillars rise heavenwards, as well as a giant aquarium, the hotel has the highest standards of cuisine and service and the suites are lavishly appointed with marble, gold and exquisite fabrics.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
A cutting-edge villa resort in an astonishing setting - wedged between the golden sands of Zighy Bay and a dramatic mountain range. Speedboat, car or paraglider - this glossy esort offers three arrival experiences and a selection of chic villas blending Omani design with state-of-the-art amenities. The Six Senses Spa is an oasis of tranquillity, with a collection of bespoke treatments and rituals for couples. Try a warm stone deep tissue massage to remove any stress, or a hot chocolate soak - perfect after a rich meal. Talking of food, culinary attractions include Dining on the Edge, a stunning venue perched atop the mountains offering sensational views and cuisine to match. Or choose your own romantic spot and design your own menu with the resort’s chef for memories of a lifetime.
Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi
For a Middle East honeymoon that offers an exceptionally unique experience, this resort has 32 private villas, offering a private island escape less than an hour by boat to Downtown Dubai.