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A long drive, snacks on-the-go, new places and new meals, a picturesque destination – a road trip is the perfect way to spend a romantic day out while enjoying quality time with each other.. Here’s where you should go for that perfect escape from the city, to return with amazing memories and of course Instagram-worthy.
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Hatta: The Hajar mountain range makes Hatta one of the most beautiful and rustic locations to head to in the UAE with your partner. Take a kayak or a donut ride across the vast Hatta dam to enjoy each other’s company nestled in nature. Make it a UAE staycation and stay at one of the lodgings there – you could also try Hatta’s adventure activities together if you’re up for it.
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Fujairah: Beaches, scuba diving, mountains and greenery – this emirate offers diversity. Drive up to Fujairah and take the drive slow to properly enjoy the scenic desert view.
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Al Wathba Dunes in Abu Dhabi: The twisted shapes made by the golden sands of the desert make this area a film locale favourite. It’s got an ‘off-the-earth’ vibe and makes for cool photos – and camping out moments. The dunes are accessible at any time of day, although the best times to visit are at sunrise and sunset.
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Jebel Hafeet: If you want to enjoy astonishing views of Al Ain city, then the summit of Jebel Hafeet is your go-to destination. The height of the mountain peak is 1,249 meters, and it is the highest in Abu Dhabi and the second highest in the UAE, making it an ideal stop for walking, motorcycling, biking and off-roading. This is trip to fall in love with, all without having to leave the country.
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For a relaxed beach day: Khor Fakkan, Sharjah: Perfect time to head to Khor Fakkan with its 3km sandy beach lined with palm trees and spotted with shops and eateries. Relax and see the warm waters of the Gulf of Oman as you ride by, or if you are feeling particularly adventurous, take note – there are plenty of adventures to be had here. You can play beach football as the sun sets or try one of the seaside swings for that perfect Insta-worthy, breezy shot. If you’re feeling adventurous, try parasailing off the back of a speedboat.
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Why you must visit the Umm Al Quwain 'Mangrove Beach' : If you haven’t been yet, why not visit the the Mangrove Beach in Umm Al Quwain in view of the beautiful mangroves. Nestled in Khor Al Yeefrah, Umm Al Quwain, the beach is around 55 minutes away from Dubai and is perfect for a weekend outing. In addition to enjoying the views of mangroves, you can chill on the beach at one of the cafes or swim, kayak and partake in other water-based fun activities. There are also several restaurants and cafes that offer beautiful views of the beach and the mangroves.
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