Valentine’s Day Harmony: Celebrating Love and Culture in Dubai

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With Valеntinе’s Day just around thе cornеr, cеlеbratе thе bеautiful harmony of lovе and culturе in Dubai. Dubai is a special fusion of modеrnism, tradition, and cultural variеty. The city has еmbracеd globalisation, but it nevertheless continues to stick to its roots. As a result, it has led to a dynamic and changing social landscapе making it a perfect destination to celebrate love and culture. Additionally, while visiting Dubai, visitors as wеll as locals should be aware of and rеspеctful of thе customs and traditions of thе arеa. 

CULTURAL HUBS IN DUBAI

1. Global Village Dubai 

Imaginе taking your partner on a world tour in one day – Global Village Dubai is an onе stop destination to еxpеriеncе traditions from  over 90 countries. You can еithеr takе your partner for a shopping sprее or еxpеriеncе thе worldwidе culinary wondеrs. Additionally, discovеr performances and shows that display different global еthnicitiеs and culturеs in a world class linеup or navigatе through thе еlеmеnt of joy in thе atmosphere that Global Villagе Dubai has to offеr. This cultural hub opеnеd for sеason 28 on October 18, 2023, and will last till April 28, 2024. 

2. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood 

This Valentine’s if you’re looking for an all Emirati experience in Dubai, taking a walk at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood should be a no brainer. Located in Bur Dubai, this neighbourhood showcases the Emiratis’ lifestyle in the mid 19th century. Moreover, the district has conserved a large portion of its original infrastructure, making it a significant historical site. Every curving street, alley, and winding tower narrates a tale of life before the seven emirates.  

Take a break: Arabian Tea House

Arabian Tea House is one of the first authentic Emirati restaurants since 1997 with Arabic-inspired interiors and comfy seating areas. It is the best place for you to try Emirati dishes and sip hot tea while enjoying shisha in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Dubai. 

Key attractions: Coin Museum, Symposium House and Events House, Calligraphy House, Municipality House, and also XVA Art Gallery.

3. Al Seef

Al Seef Dubai is the one stop destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, a neighbourhood rich in history. Located on Dubai Creek, indeed Al Seef is one of the city’s most well-liked romantic getaways with a lot of restaurants Al Seef. Furthermore, the well-liked location honours the UAE’s unique heritage while providing a pleasant setting. Additionally, every building in Al Seef has undergone an old school makeover to transport you back to Dubai’s past, resulting in a pleasant environment to spend with your loved one. 

There is a complete lineup of events at Al Seef’s Events Plaza celebrating love and culture, including plays, live bands, dance performances, and kid-friendly events. Moreover, stroll through the pedestrian streets, and stunning marina. Imagine yourself in the shoes of fishermen, pearl divers, weavers, and traders who previously laboured and traded along Dubai Creek. You can also book a private yacht from Al Seef. 

Key attractions: Museum of Illusions

4. Alserkal Avenue

It’s a well known fact that couples who do art together, stay together. Alserkal Avenue in Dubai is the perfect spot for your artsy side. Subsequently, approximately 40 warehouses have been transformed into galleries, dancing studios, artisanal cafes, and other establishments.

You and your loved one can also see local actors perform at the entertainment centre junction or attend indie film screenings at cinema Akil. Go for a date at the trendy cafe Nightjar Coffee, and if you’re mindful of your health, then eat at Wild & The Moon.

5. Souks of Dubai 

Dubai has many bazaars or markets called souks. If you’re looking forward to a day of shopping in Dubai with your partner, then visiting some of the popular souks is a must. Here are some souks you can check out:

 

  • GOLD SOUK : Unquestionably, one of the most popular souks in Dubai is the Gold Souk. Located in Deira, Gold Souk has over 350 retailers selling tax free gold. After all, jewellery is a lady’s best friend.

 

  • PERFUME SOUK : Like the melody to a song, scents build the story of love. The right fragrance can make any moment unforgettable. Visit the perfume souk on the Deira side of the Creek, to find that perfect fragrance for your lover.

 

  • TEXTILE SOUK : Finding fabrics which are as strong as the threads of your relationship? Undoubtedly, the textile souk in Bur Dubai is the perfect place for you to choose from various ready to wear outfits or get tailor made outfits from the material you choose.

6. Jumeirah Mosque 

If you want a full Emirati experience, then you have to stop by the Jumeirah Mosque, located very close to Jumeirah Beach. Consequently, the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most loved architectural treasures in Dubai, which offers a tour of the mosque also. So, immerse yourself in the divine sanctuary and seek blessings for your love.

Key attractions: Once Upon a Time Museum, Picture with the Falcon, and Henna for ladies.

 

Picturesque Locations that will give FOMO to your friends

As Ed Sheeran popularly said, “We keep this love in a photograph, we made these memories for ourselves”. Thus, you too can capture your best moments with your beloved at these beautiful and famous places:

 

CONCLUSION

This Valentine’s week, fall in love again with your beau in the lanes of old Dubai, a city full of culture and heritage which provides you with a real Emirati experience. Additionally, Bur Dubai, being a vibrant part of the city offers a perfect romantic setting to spend this day of love on waterfronts, at cosy cafes, art spaces and souks. So, sail away your sorrows in the Dubai Marina and visit the prominent cultural and historical sites of Dubai. 

So, grab your camera, wander the city, and capture the variety of cultures and elegance that Dubai has to offer as a token of your never ending love. Post your pictures with interesting captions!

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FAQs

Q. How long does it usually take to cover all of the Global Village Dubai?

For a full tour of Global Village Dubai, you’ll need 4 to 6 hours. However, you can visit the main attractions such as the Carnival, to save time.

Q. Is there a ticket to visit the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood?

No, there is no ticket to visit the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood. Thus, there is free entry for every visitor.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood?

The best time to visit the Al Fahidi historical district is during weekday mornings.

Q. Can I do a couple’s photoshoot in Dubai?

Yes, you can do a couples’ photoshoot in Dubai. However, keep in mind that Dubai prohibits public displays of affection.

Q. Is Valentine’s Day a holiday in Dubai?

No, Valentine’s Day is not an official holiday in Dubai. However, residents take pleasure in celebrating it.

If you wish to Spend Some Time With Your Special One You can enjoy on the below listed tours 

  1. Valentines Party On a Yacht.
  2. Valentines Party On A Dhow Cruise