10 Sweet Valentine’s Day Surprises

Looking to show your other half just how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day? Surprise them with one of these 10 awesome ideas!

1. Romance in the Air

How about a romantic hot air balloon ride to make his/her heart soar? You can watch the sun rise (or set) over the desert and endless dunes. You have the options of choosing between a personal ride or having an experienced crew/pilot if you want to enjoy the views! Visit this link to book your personal hot air balloon ride.

2. Gift a family heirloom

If you want to really gift your sweetheart something special, a family heirloom is a great idea. It could be your grandpa’s watch, mom’s string of pearls, uncle’s stickpin, so meaningful and  close to your heart.

3. Bundle up and take him/her on a moonlit picnic


Surprise your very best mate with a moonlit picnic in the desert (or an indoor one at home if you don’t like the idea of sand). Make sure you bring a blanket to relax on and pack your partner’s most favorite foods from their favorite gourmet store or restaurant. Don’t forget the camera!

Photo via Indulgy

4. Surprise her/him with a card everyday up to the 14th February

Starting today, you could arrange for love letters to be delivered to your partner’s workplace (or surprise them at home if you think they’ll be too embarrassed). You can even make a large DIY box and have it decorated to deliver the cards in. Imagine how touched they will be by your messages.

5. Go for a couple’s massage


Have a spa day together or simply gift him/her a spa basket with candles, bubble bath, pampering oils, rose petals, facial mask etc. Give your Valentine a head to toe massage or a manicure and let her/him relax. Many of the stunning hotels in the UAE have special Valentines Day offer for couples massages including; Saray Spa at JW Marriott Marquis …relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax!

6. Say it with photos or music

Frame some of your fave photos throughout your relationship as a little reminder of all the gorgeous memories from the early days up until now. Alternatively, burn CDs with your sweetheart’s favorite music to gift them or you could simply frame the lyrics of “your” song as a gift.

7. Make a “10 Reasons Why I Love You” list


Write down the 10 reasons why you love your Valentine and have it framed or printed. This is an inexpensive yet oh-so romantic gift that will be certainly appreciated.

Photo via NotontheHighstreet

8. Make the day all about him/her!

Make the entire day full of his/her favorites – starting with breakfast. Put on movies they love and keep surprising him/her all day. You could sign up for their favorite activities which he/she has always wanted to do but has never had time for and finish it off with an amazing dinner, whether you whip something up yourself or visit an all time favorite restaurant.

9. Take them on a chocolate tour

If your better-half is a Chocoholic, arrange for a romantic chocolate inspired outing – pop in to Dubai based Chocoa for some yummy take away treats, take your Valentine to a restaurant for chocolate dessert and finish it off by snuggling up with a hot chocolate drink or milkshake on the couch (we’re a big fan of chocolate dipped strawberries too – sure to to go down a treat as well).

10. Arrange for a scavenger hunt

Leave clues all around town. Make the final gift something extravagant such as jewellery or tickets to a concert or game.

Main photo via EmiratesYoo

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Dipa M

Dipa M

Born and raised in India, Dipa has spent several years in the USA. With a degree in Engineering, she discovered her passion for writing 5 years ago. Since then, she has written for various online publications all across the globe. When she is not reading or writing, she is out for a walk with her 2 year old Cocker Spaniel, Coco. She is also the editor of weddingsOnline India.
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