There are two things that are guaranteed when you choose to honeymoon in Dubai. The first is luxury; the city’s reputation as a fast-moving, continually evolving metropolis means it’s a magnet for some of the world’s biggest and brightest brands.
The second thing you can bank on? Endless sunshine. The Emirati city enjoys an average of 12 hours of sunshine in June and even in January, it’s coldest month, the mercury rarely drops below a balmy 19°C - music to the ears of anyone who’s endured a British summer. Location-wise, it’s best to set up your Honeymoon HQ in Jumeirah Beach, which stretches along the azure blue of the Arabian Gulf. Here’s where you’ll find the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab as well as pristine white sand beaches and some of Dubai’s premium restaurants, bars and hotels, including The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
The luxury five-star resort on Jumeirah Beach is the perfect destination to unwind and recharge after the wedding with a huge array of recreational activities, dining options and close proximity to major Dubai local attractions. Set overlooking Palm Jumeirah, the impressive neoclassical architecture is tucked between Dubai’s sprawling Media City and the Arabian Gulf, giving you spectacular views of either the soaring skyscrapers or the sparkling waves of the sea.
WHERE: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
FLIGHT TIME FROM UK: 7h
CURRENCY: Dirhams (AED)
Whether you bed down in a room or suite, the high standards of luxury are the same. The rooms are set around a central atrium, offering city or sea views depending on your choice - pick the sea to gaze in wonder at magical Middle Eastern sunsets every evening. Suites are the epitome of elegance; think muted palettes, giant beds and marble wet rooms with roomy tubs.
There are a feast of dining options at The Westin with an incredible nine food and drink options to take your pick from. They range from luxe Gulf-facing restaurants made for candlelit dinners through to swim-up bars for afternoon nibbles by the pool. Blue Orange serves international delights in its restaurant or on the terrace and boasts a huge breakfast buffets every morning.
RELAX & REFRESH
Get into full Honeymoon mode with a treatment at the world-class Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. With 11 treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi as well as a couple’s room, you can choose to unwind in tandem or solo. We loved the Signature Massage, which banished jet lag and stubborn knots in an impressive 60 min.