Valentine’s Day is looming around the corner. If you don’t have plans yet, it’s time to sort them out; and nothing says romance like a quick getaway in one of the Arab world’s most stunning hotels.
Luckily for us, we don’t have to travel far. The region is home to some of the most romantic properties in the world. Whether you’re looking for something cool and casual or ultra-romantic, finding the perfect accommodation won’t be hard.
To make the process easy we’ve rounded up some of our favourite spots for you to check out.
Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut
If you’re queer and wondering where to spend Valentine’s Day, Beirut’s Phoenicia Hotel is the place to go. The hotel is one of the few queer-friendly hotels in the Middle East, making it a go-to destination for Valentine’s Day.
Villa Belle Epoque, Cairo
A stay at the Belle Epoque is without a doubt the most romantic location in the city. The boutique hotel, which opened its doors a decade ago, is the perfect escape from the city’s bustling streets. Located in the uber-sophisticated neighbourhood of Maadi, the recently renovated colonial building boasts a swimming pool and plenty of sunbathing spots on the sundeck and various patios.
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Al Jabal Akhdar
Oman is known for its killer views and stunning resorts, and the Alila Jabal Akhdar has everything to offer. Located in the south of Oman, the hotel that offers not only the most stunning views and ultra-romantic vibes, but it was built with the environment in mind; making it the perfect sustainable Valentine’s Day escape.
The Kingfisher Lodge, Khor Kalba
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai or Abu Dhabi, Valentine’s Day is a good time to run away to Sharjah’s newest luxury hotel. The property includes 25 luxury tents, complete with private pools and a thermal spa.
La Villa Bleue, Tunis
Situated up in the hills of the traditional Tunisian village of Sidi Bou Said, La Villa Bleue is one of the nation’s most stunning properties. The rooms offer views of the nation’s natural vegetation overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea. The hotel is the perfect spot for a quaint Valentine’s Day.