Dubai is a city that always amazes its residents. This futuristic city has got everything under the sun that adds to every need and luxury of human life. Apart from Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah and many others, Dubai is ready to give a romantic touch to its amazement with the Love Lake.
The stunning Love Lake is designed to resemble two interlocked hearts, which firmly secures its standing as one of the most romantic places to visit in the city. Let’s find out more about this stunning destination and the exciting things to do here!
Why visit the Love Lake?
Opened in November 2018, the picturesque Love Lake in Dubai was gloriously thrust into the spotlight when His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai – shared a gorgeous image of the lake on his Instagram account with a caption “To all of you”.
How to reach?
The Dubai Love Lake is a hidden gem tucked away amidst the Al Salam desert dunes and is a pleasant 10-minute drive away from Dubai’s Al Qudra Lake. Visiting Love Lake to experience its charm and breathtaking beauty is definitely one of the best things to do at Al Qudra.
Things to do at Love Lake
There are many to do, once you are at the Love Lake:
Stack on Instagrammable photos
The entire lake has countless spots perfect for a selfie. Love Lake is the absolute dream location for couples seeking that great photo op in Dubai.
Enjoy exquisite flora and fauna
Although the lake is nestled in a desert, this lush oasis is home to over 170 species of exotic animals, flowers and plants. Some of the plants have even been planted in a specific pattern designed to resemble intertwined hearts, just like the lake itself. The entire lake is surrounded by many different types of trees, including hundreds of olive trees and a plethora of the ‘National Tree of the UAE’, The Ghaf.
Love Lake is also home to a huge variety of birds. You’ll no doubt come across the black and white swans who are busy soaking up the sun and swimming in the calm waters of the lake. Other birds you can spot here are ducks, eagles and falcons. A small section of the lake is dedicated to colourful marine life. Visitors can see goldfish and other fish species merrily swimming around.
Stroll across the water-walkway
The Love Lake in Dubai has a shallow section that is a great spot for a scenic stroll. Whilst walking through the waterways, visitors can soak in the enthralling beauty of the desert and the lake.
Have a Barbeque
One of the popular activities at Love Lake in Dubai is to have a barbeque with your friends or family. There are dedicated BBQ sections at the lake just perfect for a day of fun, excitement and great food!
Camping at night
Spend a memorable night under the stars by the calm waters of the lake by making the most of the designated camping sites. Make sure to come prepared as the mercury drops sharply at night!
Things to consider at Love Lake
Planning to come to this gorgeous lake in Dubai? Here’s some tips of things to consider before your visit:
- The best way to view the entire lake is from the above and one prime way to do that is to get your drone flying high! If you want to take a drone to the lake, make sure you have all the appropriate paperwork required for drone use in Dubai.
- Feeding the birds and fish within the premises of Love Lake is strictly prohibited.
- Camping and BBQs are only allowed in the designated areas of the lake.
- If you wish to camp here, pack blankets and warm clothes, especially if you’re visiting in the winter months.
There is no entrance fee to Love Lake in Dubai. The attraction is completely free of charge. Dogs are allowed at the lake as long as they are properly leashed. Owners are also required to clean up after their dogs in order to maintain exemplary cleanliness across the location.