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10 Perfect Mini-Moon Destinations Across The UAE

You don't have to travel the globe for a romantic escape

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15 February 2018

UAE Mini Moon Destinations and Hotels

The United Arab Emirates is the perfect honeymoon destination with luxurious hotels, tranquil resort spas, exhilarating desert safaris and beach weather all year round. However, with more and more couples choosing to ditch the traditional honeymoon, the UAE has also become a mini-moon haven.

UAE mini-moons in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, desert resorts and even a private island, offer an alternative way to honeymoon with short breaks and getaways suited to busy couples with limited time off. Mini-moons are also rapidly becoming the new wedding trend as they save money but still give newlyweds the chance unwind, indulge and enjoy wedded bliss.

For couples living in Dubai, UAE mini-moons still feel like a romantic escape just without the hassle of travelling across the world, as why live in a holiday destination if you can’t enjoy what it has to offer as well?! Just like popular UAE staycations, these mini-moons in Dubai and Abu Dhabi give couples the chance to explore the Emirates hidden gems and relax in the Arabian Gulf.

From breath-taking views of Sheikh Zayed Mosque to Versace bed linen, here are our top 10 mini-moon destinations in the UAE

#1 Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Nestled in a palm oasis in Dubai’s dune and desert landscape, Al Maha Resort showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins with a sense of desert adventure and luxury at the same time. We recommend the Royal Suite for mini-mooners in this romantic desert escape.

#2 Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri

A Luxury 5 star hotel with stunning views reflected into infinity pools, need we say more?! This hotel is a magical escape to an Arabian oasis situated in Abu Dhabi. With private beaches, traditional boat rides to the souk and the most scenic sunsets, this an idyllic destination for newly-weds.

#3 Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace which is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, is grand and glittering with some of the most beautiful 5 star hotels rooms in the Middle East. Fit for a queen and her new king, couples can enjoy the luxury spa, the plush pools, the idyllic beach and the Emirates Palace Marina.

#4 Zaya Nurai Island

Zaya Nurai is a private island off Abu Dhabi which will make you feel like you’re in the Maldives rather than the Middle East. With luxurious beach villas and retreats with individual pools overlooking the sea, the island has unbeatable views, restaurants and spas, making it the ultimate mini-moon retreat.

#5 Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Offering an urban escape, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is located on the crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. It’s an enchanting beach resort that is still at the heart of Dubai and has the only over-water villas in the UAE, adding to its wonder and luxury. Mini-moon couples should definitely experience a couple of nights in these villas!

#6 Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

This is the dream desert getaway that will create stunning mini-moon photos in the dunes! Bab Al Shams resort is an oasis of tranquillity that combines rustic charm with the finest hospitality and luxury to bring to life an authentic desert experience. The resort’s desert ecosystem also hosts gazelles, birds and geckos as you can admire the dramatic landscape with its wildlife.

#7 One&Only The Palm

On a beachfront peninsula on the Palm Jumeirah, this opulent resort is surrounded by gardens, mansions and villas, with the best views of the Dubai Marina skyline at night. Romance comes from the idyllic setting enhanced by cascading fountains and a serene secluded beach.

#8 Palazzo Versace Dubai

This lavish hotel is located close to Dubai Creek and is worth a visit for the luxury bed linen alone. Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, couples can experience the European honeymoon they dreamed of here in Dubai. The hotel is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle and is one for the fashionistas.

#9 Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

For a mini-moon in the fast lane, couples can enjoy married bliss in the middle of a Formula One race track. With Yas Island Marina Circuit and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi close by, this mini-moon has thrills and excitement, but you can still relax on the rooftop pool or the calm of Yas Island beach. The rooms are plush and sophisticated and for the couple who like to party there’s a sky bar and a nightclub in the hotel.

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#10 Atlantis The Palm

Standing as the jewel of the Palm, Atlantis is a majestic 5 star Dubai hotel with a waterpark, marine life and award-winning restaurants. An aquatic wonderland, this hotel is unique and a must-see at during your time in Dubai, so why not visit for your Dubai mini-moon?! From its architecture, shops, spas and nightlife, there is plenty to keep every couple entertained.