Dubai one of world's romance capitals - survey

Brit couples in mood for love heading for glitzy Gulf emirate for Valentine's weekend
By Shane McGinley
Thu 14 Feb 2013 11:07 AM

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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