Dubai one of world's romance capitals - survey

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British couples in the mood for love are looking to spend the upcoming Valentine's Day weekend on a romantic break in Dubai, according to a survey.

The glitzy Gulf emirate was voted the sixth favourite city for British couples looking to get away for Valentine’s Day, according to the results of the poll conducted on behalf of Gatwick Airport.

The survey found that round 476,000 passengers are expected to pass through the terminals of the UK's second largest airport this weekend.

Bizarrely, typically romance hot spots Paris, Rome and Venice did not feature in the rankings.

Topping the table was the Swiss city of Geneva, followed by Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Grenoble. Filling out the top ten were Belfast, Dublin, Tenerife and Bridgetown.

Dubai also ranked highly on a global list by TripAdvisor with its Al Maha Desert Resort was ranked 8 on a global list of the most romantic hotels.

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Posted by: John Thomas

But remember - whilst in Dubai on your so called "Romantic Getaway" stay clear of holding hands with your loved one or you can end up in jail... - enjoy your romantic break in Dubai!!!

Posted by: Jazie

If you read about the couples being jailed and the reasons, you would understand why. Getting drunk and running naked/having sex in public is not okay wherever you are, and if you have no respect or manners to respect something like that stay in the UK! The UAE just has lower tolerance for nudity and idiocy, this does not prove that Dubai is strict but that British couples have no respect hence why "Brits" are the ones being blamed. And holding hands is more than okay, just leave your sexual practices for the bedroom.

Posted by: RBH

Thumbs up, John Thomas. Btw, I like your name :P

Posted by: one of the joes

but we already know that UAE is the country with the highest risky for Brits to be arrested - according to their own foreign services.
And this article is referring to British couples only.
it would makes sense to change the heading as it has little meaning and it definitely is not true that Dubai is a WORLD romance capital.
Although I admit that Al Maha is a very romantic place with a lot of tolerance :-)

Posted by: procan

They can not be serious, oh boy that is funny ! Hey its Valentines not April Fools : )

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