The Best Proposal Ideas in Dubai

The Best Proposal Ideas in Dubai

Dubai has some of the most romantic spots for a wedding proposal!

With almost every detail of this city curated to perfection, you can never go wrong with choosing Dubai as your destination to pop the question.

Proposal Ideas in Dubai

If you’re planning to propose in Dubai, here are some unique ideas that will surely make her say yes!

  • Book a private hot air balloon ride
  • Find the perfect spot at Dubai Miracle Garden
  • Dive inside the Lost Chambers Aquarium in Atlantis The Palm
  • Book a romantic desert safari
  • Kneel on the tallest building in the world

In this guide, we’ll give you all the information that you need to make these ideas come to life.

Book a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Picture this: you’re in a hot air balloon soaking in the beauty of the Arabian desert in the morning. Then, you pull out that ring and ask her hand in marriage.

A hot air balloon ride is already a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so a proposal would definitely make this one for the books.

Booking a hot air balloon in Dubai is one of the best proposal ideas that your beloved will surely never forget. 

After all, not a lot of women get to say that their beau popped the question on a hot air balloon.

Fortunately, you have Balloon Adventures Dubai to make that special moment happen. 

Since 2005, this company has flown thousands of guests safely over the Arabian desert making it the longest operating balloon company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

But to make this proposal extra special, don’t just book the regular hot air balloon ride where you’ll share a basket with other tourists.

Instead, book the private hot air balloon experience where you’re guaranteed to get the most romantic experience ever. This package includes:

  • Hotel Pickup

Prepare to wake up early to make the most of your experience. A luxury Range Rover will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the take-off site on a 45-minute ride from the city.

  • Hot Air Balloon Takeoff

As you arrive at the take-off site, your personal balloon pilot will welcome you and offer a short safety briefing. 

You’ll then watch as your pilot inflates the hot air balloon before you can climb into the basket and start your flight.

  • Hot Air Balloon Experience

The hot air balloon will take you 4,000 feet above the ground where you can enjoy the best views of the Dubai desert. 

You also get a unique in-flight falcon experience that only Balloon Adventures Dubai offers.

Here, you can take the chance to propose while you’re looking out at the panoramic views of the desert and Hajar mountains.

  • Gourmet Breakfast

The romance doesn’t stop after you land back in the desert, especially after she said “yes” to you.

You can arrange for a bouquet of flowers to welcome you after the hot air balloon ride, after which you’ll be taken to a spot in the desert where your gourmet breakfast will be waiting for you.

Here, you can enjoy a wide selection of cold meats, fruits and bread, smoked salmon Eggs Benedict and caviar.

This private area will allow you to soak in the moment and recall the romantic proposal that just happened.

  • Wildlife Drive

After that hearty breakfast, you’ll be fetched by your Range Rover for a one-hour drive through the DUbai Desert Conservation Reserve.

If you want to take the experience a notch higher, you can book the overnight Dubai desert safari experience.

Aside from the romantic hot air balloon ride, you also get to spend the night in an Arabic stone house in a heritage camp.

You also get to watch a drone show the night before your flight and cruise the desert in a vintage land rover.

Find the Perfect Spot at Dubai Miracle Garden

Find the Perfect Spot at Dubai Miracle Garden
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If your idea of a romantic proposal involves a lot of flowers, Dubai has one perfect spot: the Dubai Miracle Garden.

Aptly launched on Valentine’s Day 2013, this massive garden is considered the largest natural flower garden in the world with more than 250 million plants and 50 million flowers.

Since temperatures in Dubai can get extremely hot during the summer, the Dubai Miracle Garden is only open from October to April when the weather is warmer.

Find the Perfect Spot at Dubai Miracle Garden
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There’s no shortage of spots to propose in the 72,000-square meter Dubai Miracle Garden. In fact, every corner in this massive garden is perfect for popping the question.

But to make your choice easier, here are our suggestions:

  • The Hearts Passage

Perhaps no other spot at the Dubai Miracle Garden is more perfect for a proposal than the beautiful Hearts Passage. 

Just imagine walking through this massive line of heart-shaped arcs covered with different flowers and popping the question once you reach the end.

  • The Big Teddy Bear

Another beautiful spot for a proposal is the massive 12-meter high teddy bear holding a heart and covered with beautiful flowers and plants.

Created to spread the message of love, peace and harmony, this place will surely make for the perfect  backdrop to the beginning of your happily ever after.

  • The Floral Clock

If you’re all about reminiscing about the time you spent together before you propose, the 15-meter wide floral clock in the garden should fit right into your theme.

Here, you’ll see a real working clock surrounded by flowers and plants that change every season. 

  • The Butterfly Garden

Located just next to the Dubai Miracle Garden is the Dubai Butterfly Garden, which is equally magical.

This massive sanctuary is home to more than 15,000 butterflies and you can find a spot in the domes to pop the question while being surrounded by these amazing creatures.

Dive Inside the Lost Chambers Aquarium

Dive Inside the Lost Chambers Aquarium
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AddressAtlantis The Palm - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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The majestic Atlantis The Palm in the heart of Palm Jumeirah is home to the massive Lost Chambers Aquarium with over 65,000 marine animals. 

But more than being a beautiful place to watch sharks, manta rays and fishes, it has also become a favorite spot among adventurous couples who want to get engaged.

If you’re a certified diver, you can work with the Lost Chambers Aquarium for a surprise proposal while your beloved watches from outside the glass.

You can plan everything from picking up your beloved from the hotel and taking her to the spot in the aquarium to you and the other divers pulling off a magical underwater proposal.

Don’t forget to book a photographer to capture this special moment and work with the staff in preparing the spot for you.

Dive Inside the Lost Chambers Aquarium
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After this beautiful moment, you can book a romantic dinner for two at one of the hotel’s top fine dining restaurants including Nobu and Hakkasan.

And if you have the budget, a night at one of the suites in Atlantis The Palm is the perfect end to a day that you’ll both surely remember forever. 

Book a Romantic Desert Safari

Book a Romantic Desert Safari
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In 2015, Mexican media executive Jose Antiono Baston proposed to Hollywood actress Eva Longoria in the middle of the Dubai desert, and it’s easy to know why.

Being in the middle of the vast desert surrounded by nothing but sand dunes and a few palm trees offers a unique backdrop for popping the question.

The good news is: you don’t need to be as rich as Baston to give your partner the same romantic experience.

If you’re up for a fun adventure in a desert safari with a surprise proposal in between, Platinum Heritage is one of the best companies in Dubai to offer safari packages.

Depending on when you’re planning to visit Dubai to propose in the desert and your budget, you can choose from the different experiences offered by Platinum Heritage including:

  •  Mountain and Desert Safari

If you’re all about a day with nature, this safari will let you experience the best of what the Dubai desert has to offer.

Here, you’ll go on a drive through the mountains and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve for a different perspective of Dubai.

Then, you can watch the sunset together where you can pop the question as the sun goes down and the desert changes color.

To celebrate, you can enjoy an authentic Arabic dinner and some entertainment at the Bedouin camp.

  • Platinum Desert Safari

If you want to spend the night in the desert after your proposal, you can opt for the platinum desert safari experience.

Here, you’ll explore the desert in a Range Rover where you can ask the driver to pick the perfect spot where you can propose. 

To celebrate, you’ll enjoy a six-course fine dining dinner in a luxury desert camp and stay the night for a truly Arabian experience.

Kneel on the Tallest Building in the World

Kneel on the Tallest Building in the World
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Of course, no other place is more symbolic of what Dubai has become than the magnificent Burj Khalifa.

The tallest building in the world is also home to the highest restaurant and observation deck, two perfect spots to kneel down on one knee and ask your beloved for her hand in marriage.

Located at the heart of the city, Burj Khalifa offers unparalleled views of Dubai and the idea of literally being on top of the world will surely make your proposal extra special.

To make your planning easier, we have a few recommendations:

  • Book a Suite at Armani Hotel

Armani Hotel is the only hotel within Burj Khalifa and this place spells luxury in every corner. 

Treat your beloved to an amazing stay in one of the hotel’s suites to get you both in the mood for the romantic proposal ahead.

  • Propose at the At the Top SKY 

What’s more romantic than popping the question at the highest observation deck in the world?

Located at the 148th floor, At the Top Sky gives you sweeping views of the Dubai skyline. Plan your proposal during sunset or at night where these views get more romantic.

  • Dine at At.mosphere

After pulling off  an unforgettable proposal, you deserve a celebration at the world’s highest restaurant. 

At.mosphere is one of the best fine dining restaurants in Dubai where you can sample dishes featuring modern French cuisine.

Ask for a table near the window for that romantic vibe as you float through the clouds while enjoying your dinner after the proposal. 

You can also head to the lounge after for some drinks to cap off an amazing night filled with love.

The Best Ways to Propose in Dubai

Asking for someone’s hand in marriage is a huge step and a new chapter in anyone’s life. Fortunately, Dubai has no shortage of options for you to make this special day unforgettable.

So, if you’re planning to propose to your beloved soon, booking a trip to Dubai and choosing one of these places to kneel down on one knee should be in order.