How to Propose in Dubai

Featured Dubai Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Dubai
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Dubai. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Dubai proposal stories below.

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Marcos & Marlenne's Proposal Story in Dubai

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What is your love story?

I met Marlenne through her brother, which is a great friend of mine. Of course, dating a friend's sister can be pretty risky. Although, we hit it off from the start! We had a lot in common, and we both like extreme activities. I knew from day one when I met Marlenne that she was the one; fast forward five years later, I am happy to call her my fiance!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Marlenne and I like to be different! In America, it seems that not a lot of people know about Dubai as a tourist country. I chose Dubai for its unique buildings and landscapes!

What is your proposal story?

I told my fiance Marlenne that I had booked a photographer to take photos downtown Dubai. Gabriela (Photographer) provided a great gameplan to when I was ready to pop the ring.

Proposed in Dubai in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Gabriela in Dubai for Flytographer


Casey's Proposal Story in Dubai

What is your love story?

When Cristi and I met I knew I would marry her from the first date. I didn’t speak Portuguese and she didn’t speak English. We managed to learn each other’s language in a very short time. When you know, you just know.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I was working in the UAE and I had a week off in November. I flew her from Brazil to meet me for a vacation. I figured what better place to do it than in an area where they have the best of everything, biggest of everything, etc.

What is your proposal story?

I told her I wanted to take her to the beach early in the morning to get some great photos. I had her looking at the water. When she turned around I took a knee and proposed. It was perfect!

Proposed in Dubai in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Gabriela in Dubai for Flytographer


Nicholas's Proposal Story in Dubai

What is your love story?

Argie and I grew up in the same tight knit Greek - American community. We were always friends from a young age. We decided to begin dating after my little sister's sweet 16 where we spent most of the time outside talking about our lives, future dreams and goals. Because we were both staying home for college we figured we would give it a chance. After that June of 2012 evening, the rest was history. We had our first date the following day and now 7.5 years later Argie has finished pharmacy school, I have grown in my career in finance, and we are Engaged!

What is your proposal story?

Argie and I have always dreamed of coming to Dubai. We have heard the most magical stories of this place from friends and colleagues. So I decided to make it look like we will be following my father here on one of his business trips and he would be here for half the stay before leaving to go back to New York before us (his meeting "got cancelled" 2 days before the trip ). I chose the miracle gardens location because of their unique arrangements and beauty. I got refered to flytographer from a business associate and they helped plan all the logistics. On Christmas I surprised her with the gift of the photoshoot for our trip along with a few other activities, because we never had the opportunity to have one in Italy last year when we visited due to poor planning on my part and I knew she'd really wanted it. So I planned the photo shoot for 01/25, which is her birthday and told her it was the only day the photographer was available. She was beyond excited and went out to buy a gorgeous dress. On the morning of her birthday, we set off on the photo shoot early in the morning due to the sun here in Dubai. The photographer had us take a few test photos and had her look away as I got down on one knee, then told her to turn around, that's when I asked her to marry me. She was beyond in shock & awe and it was a big YES! Now we are on to planning our wedding and our future as Mr. & Mrs. Koutelos.

Proposed in Dubai in January

Photo Shoot Location: Miracle Garden

Gabriela in Dubai for Flytographer


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