Saying “I love you” every day is great and all, but you’ll eventually want to show your significant other how much you mean those three words. And where better to do just that than on a magical vacation in Abu Dhabi?
The United Arab Emirates is known for many things, and being a magical place for romance is gradually becoming one of them. After all, there are plenty of romantic activities you can do there, especially in its capital Abu Dhabi.
Ready to bring your partner on the most magical couple’s getaway in the UAE capital? Here are the six best tips you need to get started:
1. Create a Plan
Unlike what movies portray, spontaneous travels don’t always lead to a montage of blissful moments with your significant other. In most cases, it is filled with stressful scenarios and arguments because the trip is lacking direction and purpose.
Planning the vacation will help you make sure this doesn’t happen.
Create a travel plan to avoid unnecessary issues and expenditures. Talk to your partner about the budget and develop an itinerary that you will both find agreeable. The rest should fall into place later.
Of course, not everything you have planned should be shared with her. Some – like a special surprise of flowers and treats in your hotel bedroom – should only be whispered about with the hotel staff.
Take note that these kinds of surprises will be appreciated more when prepared well. One way you can do this is to give the hotel staff a heads-up.
Informing them of the purpose of your stay (e.g., an anniversary) might even motivate them to add a little extra for you and your lady love when you arrive. This can range from a bottle of champagne in your room, rose petals scattered on the bed, and even chocolates or other goodies to share with your beloved.
2. Set the Trip Outside the Peak Season
Although some events only occur during peak season, a romantic vacation is best spent outside the high season. This is especially true if you’re after some private time with your beloved.
Here’s a great tip from hospitality experts: Book your flight and accommodation outside holidays and school vacations. It would be even better if these dates align with the date of a milestone you’re celebrating, like a birthday, wedding anniversary, or even the date of your first meeting.
3. Prioritise Privacy and Comfort
Many couples who go on a romantic escapade usually prioritize privacy and comfort above everything else. After all, it isn’t always possible to have the time to focus on each other on regular days, especially if both of you have busy daily schedules.
For this reason, you need to plan your adventure in Abu Dhabi around relaxation and rejuvenation. Or, at the very least, set aside a few days for disconnecting from everything else to reconnect with your partner.
Many hotels and resorts on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi offer comfort and luxury amidst all the action.
Take the Crowne Plaza Yas Island, for example. While it is located just a few minutes away from the excitement offered by Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, you can still enjoy moments of silence in the hotel’s dedicated “Quiet Zone” rooms.
4. Tour in Style
Since your focus is on creating a romantic vibe on your getaway, why not make it extra special with a private seaplane tour of the UAE?
Kick off the romance with a ride on a seaplane exclusively for you and your partner. This magical experience begins with a jaw-dropping water take-off and continues through a cross-country bird’s-eye view tour of the UAE landscape. If you can, book the tour when the skyline is most majestic – right around sunset.
5. Get the Activities Right
The activities you include in your itinerary is the “meat” to the entire getaway, so you need to get it right. Fortunately, this can be easily done if you’ve known your partner for a long time and understand her unique preferences.
Yas Island has plenty of theme parks in Abu Dhabi, each focusing on a unique “theme.” If your significant other is looking forward to a fun day splashing around and beating the Abu Dhabi heat, then Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is the best choice for your romantic getaway.
If she’s into thrilling adventures (and is not afraid of heights or fast cars), then a ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Formula Rossa – the fastest roller coaster on the planet – is definitely a good choice.
The key is to make a plan with your partner’s likes and dislikes in mind. You can also focus on avoiding the latter and try out new things together for the first time to make the trip more memorable.
6. Go Shopping
No one can resist the allure of the mall, especially if it’s the biggest one in Abu Dhabi.
Also considered the second largest mall in the country, Yas Mall is home to 400 international brands. It has roughly 60 food outlets as well within its 2.5 million-square-foot area.
Aside from the destination, what you do during the trip also matters. Take note that shopping is an artistic expression for many women. If you’re not sure what to do, below are some tips that could help you create a wonderful shopping experience with your partner:
Make a list and check it twice.
If you want to create the most wonderful shopping experience for your lady love, making a list is crucial.
Having a shopping list will help clarify what your partner wants. It also helps organise the trip into a more systematic and efficient one. This way, you and your partner can make the most out of your time in the Yas Mall.
Some people believe that men become impatient when accompanying their partners in the mall. But regardless of this notion, you should aim to be more patient on your trip to the Yas Mall.
To avoid feeling agitated due to hunger or thirst while waiting while your significant other enjoys her time looking around, you should plan your meals around the trip and bring bottled water.
It also pays to engage in the activity more. Your partner would appreciate you voicing out your approval of that gorgeous outfit she’s trying on. She’s probably doing so to show off to you, too, so don’t let her down.
Think of it as a time for togetherness.
Always think of your time together as a chance to get closer – even when shopping at the mall. Remember that you’re not there as a chaperone but as a partner, so be sure to talk to her, hold her hand, and be affectionate.
Planning a romantic adventure in Abu Dhabi is one of the best ways to show your love to your partner. Follow the tips listed here to make sure you achieve your goal.