Noire restaurant Dubai date night

5 Alternative Date Nights to Try in July

Looking for date-night spots in the city that are a bit more unique than the cinema? These Dubai date night ideas are perfect for couples looking to experience something new.

1. Cooking classes at Top Chef

Top Chef date night couples cooking class in Dubai
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For all the foodie couples out there, Top Chef offers cooking classes in Dubai that will ignite a culinary fire in your relationship. Boasting a state-of-the-art professional kitchen, learn everything from Italian specialties to romantic desserts. It’s the best way to add some ‘yum’ to date night.

Price: AED 350 per person

Location: Jumeirah, near Mercato Mall

insydo tip: Price-wise, it may be a little steep compared to other cooking classes. Plan a visit over the weekend as classes stop after 6:30pm.

2. Escape games at HintHunt

HintHunt escape room Dubai

A live escape game that revolves around a number of different themes including a mysterious murder and a sinking submarine, HintHunt makes for an awesome date night. Your job is to escape the room within 60 minutes by breaking codes and answering mind-bending puzzles – and working as a team is essential.

Price: Around AED 220 for two

Location: Times Square Centre

insydo tip: To play these challenge games, you’ve got to be a minimum group of three people and a maximum of five.

3. Haunted mansion at Hysteria

Hysteria Dubai fun date night
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Are you a thrill-seeker looking for a heart-pumping experience? It’s time you stepped inside Hysteria, the region’s very first haunted house attraction. Decked out with the latest effects, get ready to bring your favourite horror movie to life and scream your way through the dark corridors.

Price: AED 100 per person

Location: The Dubai Mall

insydo tip: The experience is supposed to last anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes, but you might finish in less than five.

4. Dining in the dark at Noire

Noire restaurant Dubai date night
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One of the most memorable dining experiences in the city, you’ll enjoy a meal in a pitch-clack setting at Noire while waiters wearing night vision goggles serve you. A true adventure for your tastebuds, it’s the perfect choice for foodies looking to try something new.

Price: AED 325 per person

Location: Fairmont Dubai

insydo tip: The experiences last 1.5 hours and features a gourmet 3-course menu with paired beverages.

5. Dubai Butterfly Garden

Dubai Butterfly Garden in Dubai
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A sanctuary of kaleidoscopic creativity, Dubai Butterfly Garden is a green getaway that’ll reawaken your senses. With three interlinked butterfly domes and manicured pathways lined with imaginative features, you can roam free amidst the rainforest retreat while getting up close and personal with nature’s beauty.

Price: AED 50 per person

Location: Near Dubai Miracle Garden

insydo tip: The cute seating areas are in dome three; they’re great for a picture-perfect selfie.