My wife will be celebrating her birthday during our stay in Dubai (March 12th) and I am trying to put together a fun but relaxing (adult centric) day for her and I to enjoy.
My thought is a full day at a beach resort, including beach, spa and dinner. Price is not necessarily an object, but neither of us are much impressed with posh for the sake of posh, if you know what I mean. The beach has to be great, the spa great and the dinner great and be in a location that you can spend an entire day (10 - 22) without having a hotel room to escape to. It's also important that there be some sort of adult only aspect to the resort, i.e. not a family centric property.
My initial thought is Fairmont The Palm, with beach pass, a spa treatment, then off to dinner, before returning back to our hotel (Arabian Courtyard). Is it possible to remain at this property for this long without a room?
Are there other options one would recommend (I normally do this myself, but the diversity of Dubai is beyond overwhelming).
Again, it isn't about obsequious service, or over-the-top lavishness, it's about solid service, a quality environment and comfort.
ANY help greatly appreciated.