Dubai is a romantic hotspot, survey shows

14/02/2013 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai is a romantic hotspot, survey shows

Dubai is one of the most romantic destinations on the planet, according to passengers at Gatwick Airport.Happy couples are celebrating Valentine's Day today (February 14th) and a lot of men will have treated their loved one to a special break away from the UK.A survey conducted by the airport showed that Dubai is the sixth best place for Britons to enjoy a romantic interlude.Only Geneva, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Grenoble finished above the emirate in the standings.The fact that Dubai was deemed to be a more attractive proposition than places like Venice, Paris and Rome - which are all romantic hotspots - speaks volumes for just how special the city is.Nick Henderson of terminal operations at Gatwick Airport said plenty of UK residents will take a short break with their partner this week."This Valentine's week is forecast to be the busiest yet at Gatwick Airport with around 476,000 passengers expected to pass through its two terminals," he remarked.Of course, plenty of men will be planning to pop the question on Valentine's Day and there are few more romantic places to do this than Dubai.With a stunning array of luxury hotels and world-class restaurants at their disposal, guys will have no trouble finding the perfect setting for their big proposal.A recent survey conducted by TripAdvisor suggested that the wonderful Al Maha Desert Resort is not just the most romantic hotel in Dubai, it is also one of the top ten resorts in the world.Another establishment that stands out is the Burj Al Arab, which is consistently voted as the finest hotel in the UAE.Designed to represent a boat sail in the wind, the spectacular resort dominates the city's skyline and guests are treated to unforgettable views across the bay.With more and more daily flights between Dubai and the UK being launched, it is easy to see why the emirate has become so popular among travelling Britons in the past few years.