February may be the season of love but unfortunately, it is also a season where rains are expected when you live in Dubai. On the other hand, there are still ways to enjoy a good time with your loved one even during the rain.
Dubai offers a lot of places to visit, dining spots for couples, and activities to try out even indoors. And of course, there’s always the option of setting up a nice, romantic evening at home.
Outdoor Date Ideas for the Rain
Calling some of these ideas ‘outdoor’ is a bit of an oxymoron considering you will most likely spend your time inside buildings. Still, if staying at home isn’t your thing, Dubai still has plenty of destinations for a romantic day out even with the rain.
Visit an Art Gallery Museum
Experience a different side of Dubai’s luxury when you visit the art galleries. It’s a nice change of pace and it will give you and your partner something to talk about later on.
Your choice will ultimately depend on what you want to see or do. If you like seeing contemporary Arabic art, XVA is one of the best destinations to check out.
You can see works from Dubai’s up-and-coming artists and may even stumble upon a piece you like before the rest of the world does, if you can afford to have it.
On the other hand, something like Gallery One in Dubai offers a good balance between a gallery and a shopping experience. Aside from seeing well-known artworks, you can find some really great gift ideas for your partner in the store.
And when you get tired, then don’t fret. Some of these galleries even offer coffee shops and snacks for you to rest your legs before the next adventure.
Visit an Aquarium
Rain doesn’t have to hamper your enjoyment of the sea and its creatures. Taking your partner on an aquarium visit in Dubai is a perfectly valid way to have a romantic evening.
What makes an aquarium visit a good activity is its accessibility. Some of these are located in some well-known attractions, allowing you to access multiple amenities and see different sights in one trip.
For example, you can find a big aquarium system in the Burj Al Arab hotel. In fact, you can even book a table at the Al Mahara restaurant for dining and you can see it easily.
You can enjoy a nice meal while you check out different sea creatures like clownfish, corals, and even sharks.
On the other hand, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall. You can take your partner on an adventure on their walk-through tunnel to see some fierce sand tiger sharks before shopping on the mall above.
Fancy competing against each other in a friendly way? You might want to try bowling indoors while it is raining outside in Dubai.
If this sounds like a good idea for a date for you, then you have a number of options. If you’re near the area, you can try playing at The 44 at the Hilton in Al Habtoor.
They have a weekly ladies’ night on Tuesday, helping keep a steady vibe and energy in the place. They even have an American-style sports bar for refreshments.
Likewise, you can also check out Brass Monkey. They have twelve bowling lanes, making it ideal for a group excursion as well.
Guests can even make use of pool tables, VR racing simulators, and other arcade games, giving you quite the variety to play around with your partner.
Indoor Date Ideas for the Rain
Of course, staying inside with your partner is a perfectly valid way to have a date as well. The pleasant weather does make it a good time to just sit back and relax.
Still, there are some ways you can liven up the house and bring some romantic energy without needing to go outside.
Work on a Floral Home Decor
Decorating your home can be a good way to destress from work and bond with your partner at the same time. Figuring out a way to turn your home into something more sophisticated can really give you something to talk about.
Bringing in some flowers to brighten up the place can also lend the night a romantic atmosphere.
You don’t even need to go outside to get some yourself. You can easily make use of different flower delivery services to get some fresh buds delivered to your door.
When you follow some good practices and tips, you can easily make your new arrangements last, giving you a pleasant remembrance of the time spent together.
Have a Romantic Evening Dinner
Dubai is a well-known culinary destination, featuring different cuisines from around the world. Fortunately, you don’t always need to eat out for a romantic dinner.
If you’re good with cooking, you can surprise your partner by making him or her their favourite meal. You can even throw in some beautiful candles on the table to add to the mood.
If you’re not confident in cooking then don’t fret. There are a lot of food places offering takeout and food delivery services in Dubai as well.
Make some Art!
Perhaps you and your partner like art but aren’t willing to brave the rain to visit an art gallery. In that case, indulging in activities like crocheting, painting and woodworking at home isn’t a bad way to spend the time together.
You can buy all sorts of art supplies in Dubai, with many stores offering online shopping and same-day delivery.
It may be a little daunting to really get the techniques down at first, and you can’t exactly expect to turn into Picasso overnight. However, going through the learning experience with a trusted partner can really make the process a lot more enjoyable.
Besides, you can easily take your newfound skills to surprise each other with handmade gifts and crafts next time. It makes the whole experience extra special.
Rainy seasons are a good time to step back and breathe in every now and then. With just a little creative thinking, you can easily find some great activities you can do with your partner.
Whether you choose to visit some places you’ve been too busy to check out, or to just relax at home for a while, Dubai definitely has something to offer both of you.