Abu Dhabi Honeymoon
You and your sweetheart have finally tied the knot and are deciding to celebrate this newly found companionship with a romantic honeymoon? You newlyweds might have thought about white-sandy beaches or futuristic architecture, maybe even a romantic adventures. With desert safaris to try, innovative buildings to tour and traditional souks to scour Abu Dhabi is one of the leading destinations for a memorable honeymoon. Say ‘Marhaba’ to romance at Abu Dhabi and get a taste of the best with your Abu Dhabi Honeymoon.
When to go on a honeymoon to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is one of the few places that boast sunny weather all year round. However, the temperatures can get a bit out of control in certain months. Tourists are constantly visiting the city due to its many attractions. Visiting Abu Dhabi between April and May or September and October can give you affordable hotel prices and enjoyable weather. The weather during December up till March is perfect but you will have to deal with business travelers and swarms of tourists stealing your cabs. Preference varies from person to person, so read on to decide which season suits you best.
April – May
This is the spring season in Abu Dhabi and is one of the best times to make the best out of your Abu Dhabi honeymoon. Temperatures can go up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit while hotel rates are beginning to drop. Cultural festivals and sporting events fill up the calendar during this season. If both or one of you are bookworms, the Abu Dhabi international Book Fair might make an appearance on your calendar.
June – August
The heat during these months is not for the faint-hearted. Temperatures at triple digits will make you feel like you are in a sauna. If you and your partner can manage the heat quite well, this is the best time to go for a first-class honeymoon suite you always wanted to book. In simple, hotel rates go down by half allowing you to save a lot on lodging and spend more on the activities. Ramadan, the holy month of fasting falls between June and July. Most restaurants are closed until afternoon and alcohol won’t be served during the day. However, this is the best time to go shopping because of the Ramadan discounts given in most stores.
September – October
Visiting Abu Dhabi during this period offers reasonable hotel rates and manageable temperature that don’t exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Some hotels might have already started upping the rates. Some of the events you can attend during this season are the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Emirates International Date Palm Festival.
November – March
The weather during this period is the best for outdoor activities, desert safaris, yacht cruises and so much more. However, you will have to put aside a huge lump of cash for your room due to the increased rates of the peak season.
Collection of the best honeymoon hotels in Abu Dhabi
‘Where to stay?’ is the most intimidating question for honeymooners. For majority of the tourist, their room ends up as the highlight of their honeymoon, so choose wisely. To make things easy, I jotted down a list of hotels that will offer a good honeymoon experience.
Zaya Nurai Island, a great welcome to honeymoon couple at an ideal island in Abu Dhabi. It’s a niche for best relaxation at a resort which brings the best of the natural setting out. The unique resort in Zaya Nurai island welcoming the guests with a comfortable & luxury ambiance with standard service in rooms, food and beverages. The romantic dining options are available with the private set up and authentic dining experience. Water and foams surrounded by the island make is cool and attractive with ideal landscape allows you to chill the sunset, sunrise or daytime!
With Renaissance architecture decorating its façade and bubbling fountains beautifying landscaped gardens, Ritz Carlton provides a luxurious experience. Situated near the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the resort has a private beach and luxury boutiques selling high-end experiences. The service is excellent with many positive reviews from their guests. You can choose from a deluxe room or a one bedroom villa. Both are ideal for a memorable honeymoon experience.
The five star beachfront hotel is located near the gateway to Abu Dhabi. Guests can enjoy views of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the creek and the city. The exterior is perfected with a layer of blue glass while the interior is comfortable and tastefully decorated. You can choose from the luxuriously furnished 14 room types depending on your budget. If the budget permits, go for a view room to enjoy a tasty view of the city while sipping champagne with your darling.
Who said you can’t feel like royalty? You surely can if you spend your Abu Dhabi honeymoon in the seven star hotels that labels itself as a palace. This is the epitome of Emirati luxury and décor with every part of the hotel decorated tastefully with therapeutic hues and marble columns. The hotel has its own stretch of private beach and miles of beautifully landscaped gardens. The service is exemplary bordering towards royalty treatment. You can choose from any of the rooms or the exclusive suites. Personally speaking, closed spaces tend to be more romantic and the Diamond Room with contemporary decor is a perfect choice. With views of the sea, sunset and sunrise from your personal balcony, you can harness the romance nature offers you n the comfort of your own room.
This could be a hotel from the future because of its ultramodern design. The hotel has 382 rooms and suites that offer unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf and the metropolis. The minimal but elegant décor is pleasing to the eye, just like the views it offers. The service is exceptional and you won’t be disappointed.
The main building throwing its reflection on the pool is a welcoming sight hinting on the luxury that’s waiting inside. Placed on a private one kilometer-long stretch of beach, each of the rooms are elegantly decorated to exude an Arabian flare. With a balcony in every room offering magnificent views of the canal, honeymooners can admire the scene while recalling a few nostalgic memories. Take the romance up a notch by hopping on an Abra (a traditional boat) at night that takes you through the twisting waterways connecting the hotel. Relax and cozy up as you take in the beautiful garden views and do a round of the resort. You should stop over at the hotel’s souk if any of you love souvenirs with a local flair. The traditional Arabian market is filled with paintings and artifacts, a good place to shop for you Abu Dhabi honeymoon memento. The service is extraordinary with more options for couples to enjoy during their honeymoon. You might even get a bottle of champagne delivered to your room.
With the personal touch of placing a ‘happy honeymoon’ cake in your room upon arrival, the Traders hotel has a flair of winning the hearts of all its guests. Warm tones, comfortable furnishings and contemporary décor make all the 301 rooms a cozy haven. Head to the private beach in the evening for a round of delicious cocktails and admire the sunset until a barbecue with delicious food is served. The service is perfect, the staff attentive and friendly. Traders has all that a hotel needs to make the stay a memorable one.
The breathtaking six-mile stretch of the private beach is enough to seal the deal. The Ziggurat-style architecture of the building with warm lighting and green trees decorating the front make the façade elegantly resemble Mediterranean villas. The interior is simple and contemporary with rooms offering views of the turquoise blue sea, a good chance to catch a sunrise or sunset. The adult only pool provides couples with time away from all the noise and offer stunning views of the aquamarine sea. That coupled with Pina Coladas served in pineapple shells can spell a truly romantic evening. The gold-uniformed staff are friendly and very attentive.
If you think being serenaded by a piano is romantic, then the sofitel is perfect for you because of its elegant piano bar. The hotel is follows a black and white theme with an occasional highlight of beige. The impeccable attention from the staff, the list of wonderful amenities and reasonable price make this a hit among dollar-conscious travelers.
The amphibian hotel that spreads its wings over the F1 Yas Marina Circuit has become a well-known icon of Abu Dhabi. Its atmosphere-like outer shell is programmed with an elegant light show at night. There will be a cake and a card wishing you a great honeymoon as you enter your room. The rooms offer views of the Marina and the F1 circuit. A futuristic design pulling inspiration from Islamic architecture, the rooms exude a modern pizzazz. The meet and greet team will welcome you warmly before handing you over to friendly staff attending all your whims.
This is the best place to be for a therapeutic honeymoon. Located on the Eastern Mangroves waterfront, the hotel allows its guests to admire the natural side of Abu Dhabi. Arched ceilings and spacious corridors seal the Arabian touch the hotel exudes. The décor is spectacular and cozy with good room service and facilities. The Spa is a mandatory experience with many treatment rooms that can be catered to suit a couple.
Romantic things to do in Abu Dhabi
There could be a multitude of tours that are fit for couples. You might be able to try all of them, but a honeymoon should be memorable and revolve around you both. These are a few of the top favorite couple tours Adventure Emirates offers its newlywed guests.
Celebrate your love with a luxury sunset cruise over the Abu Dhabi Marina. The calm wind and the rhythmic sound of moving water will serenade you for a more heightened experience. Admire the Emirates Palace and so many other icons showing off in the horizon.
Sip on some bubbly or champagne while enjoying the spectacular views of Abu Dhabi enfold before your eyes as you cruise past it on a private yacht. Dance to a few tunes blaring off the Bluetooth speakers and make some unforgettable memories in your Abu Dhabi Honeymoon.
A desert might be barren, but it is equally romantic. The pleasant winds, lack of noise pollution, the sky stretching above you and a warm fire can transform the evening into one of love and romance. The thrill from the dune rides, the scenes from the desert sunset and a delicious BBQ dinner will recharge you for some really good romancing.
Privacy, miles of sandy beach, the sea, a perfect view of the sunset and your sweetheart beside you is a fail proof formula for a romantic evening. Admire the Marina promenade on your way to the island setup. Once you get there, hold hands and enjoy some delicious treats and a flute of champagne.
The royal way of satisfying your evening hunger has turned into a couple’s mandatory tour in Abu Dhabi. Romance each other with the views of the Abu Dhabi Marina to sing praise for your love. Tap into your foodie side and romance each other with savory treats and sweet tarts, steaming tea and even a glass of champagne to make your cruise all the more memorable.
Now that you have all the necessary information, pick up that phone and call us on our number. We are always ready to book the perfect Abu Dhabi honeymoon for you. Oh, and happy Honeymooning
Visa for Abu Dhabi Honeymoon
You must be dreaming of a perfect Abu Dhabi Honeymoon. The first step to make this dream a reality is applying for the visa. If you and your partner are citizens of any one of the countries mentioned below, lucky you, you can ditch the daunting visa arrangements. You will be stamped with a complementary visa upon arrival during the check out process at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. This visa is valid for 30 days. Please make sure that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of estimated departure from Abu Dhabi.
Complimentary visa upon arrival country list
• Vatican City
• United States of America
• United Kingdom
• South Korea
• San Marino
• New Zealand
• Hong Kong
A multiple entry visit visa with a stay period of 90 days will be issued when you apply for a visa beforehand. This visa is valid for 6 months, starting from the issue date.
• Czech Republic
If you hold a passport of an European country mentioned above, you are eligible to apply for a paid visit visa in the situation when your upon arrival 90-days visit visa has been used up or if you prefer to apply for a paid visit visa. Please keep in mind that visa processes are time consuming. Get in touch with the Adventure Emirates manager for more details.
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