Wow Your Valentine: Win A Trip For Two to Dubai, Hong Kong & Bangkok!

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air… the question is, will you be? There’s no better time to whisk your true love away on a romantic break. But forget Paris, Venice and Rome… it all gets a little cliché and we thought you deserved something extra special this year. So we donned our wings, bow and arrow and set out to give your Valentine’s Day the WOW(cher) factor!

We’re offering one lucky couple a nine-night trip, including flights and fabulous 4* accommodation, to Dubai, Hong Kong and Bangkok (don’t say we never treat you)! Just head over to our Instagram for your chance to win this trip of a lifetime!

Before you go, here’s a few ways to ramp up the romance once you get there…

Dubai

Downtown Dubai Sunset
Home to the world’s tallest building, the imposing Burj Khalifa, head here for a taste of the high life. Famed as a magnet for the rich, famous and wealthy, this man-made wonder oozes glitz and glamour. With jaw-dropping architecture aplenty and a captivating cityscape that’s just asking to be Instagrammed, Dubai has Cupid at its beck and call.

But first, brunch at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City

Wherever you are in the world, brunch is always a good idea. But you’ve never brunched like this before. Seasonal Tastes’ USP is first-class chefs cooking live whilst spinning old school classics on the decks. No need to #brunchgoals on this Instagram post, you’ve made it.

Overnight desert safari stay for starry-eyed couples

Escape to the desert to spend a night with your soulmate under the starlit sky. After a spot of camel-riding, put the champagne on ice, lie back and take in one of the most breath-taking night skies in the world. This is about as romantic as it gets.

wild camel in the hot dry middle eastern desert uae

Indulge in gastronomic decadence at the Armani Hotel

Armani. Just the name alone suggests high-end glamour. And that’s exactly what you get at the fashion designer’s flagship hotel. Nestled at the base of the world’s tallest building, with stunning views of The Dubai Fountain, here you’ll sample exquisite Italian food in a world-class setting (with a price tag to match!). They say money can’t buy you love, but dinner here won’t hurt your case.

Treat your One & Only to cocktails at Royal Mirage

For the full Valentine’s princess treatment, look no further than the enchanting One&Only hotel. This magnificent Arabian palace, decked out with plush interiors, palm-trees, pools and patios decorated with twinkling lights, is straight out of a fairy-tale. Drinking spots include the rooftop, magical courtyard and beachside Jetty Bar, all of which provide the perfect setting for a romantic evening. This is opulence at its finest.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Whilst Hong Kong may not immediately spring to mind when it comes to romantic destinations, this thriving economic hub has more than its fair share of couple-centric things to do. Built around one of the world’s most sensational harbours, no sight is more Instagram-worthy than the city’s picture-perfect skyline. Arm yourself with a camera, selfie stick and an empty stomach!

Take your love to new heights at Victoria’s Peak

Hoping to take their breath away this Valentine’s? Telling them they’re The One atop a 552-metre mountain should do it. Near the summit you’ll find Peak tower; a spectacular viewing complex where couples can snap selfies to their heart’s content.

Spin the wheel of fortune at the Wong Tai Sin Temple

Think you’ve got them in the palm of your hand? Find out what your future holds at the beautiful Wong Tai Sin temple. Set in lush gardens bursting with waterfalls, colourful pillars and even carp ponds, this magical temple is famed for its fortune telling. If they’re the Wong for you, you’ve got nothing to fear!

Burning incense in Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong

Watch The Symphony of Lights with the light of your life

Hand-in-hand strolls along the Tsim Tsa Tsui waterfront promenade are made all the sweeter by the magical Symphony of Lights. This free 15-minute show illuminates the city skyline, with dazzling lights syncing to the sound of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bridge the gap with a trip to Lantau Island

Islands in the stream, that is what we are… Sail away (by cable car) to Hong Kong’s largest island for a closer look at the majestic golden Big Buddha statue. If the stunning aerial view of the glittering blue harbour doesn’t get your senses stirred, the 268-step climb to the podium certainly will!

Bangkok

Floating markets are a common tradition throughout Southeast Asi
Featuring highly on fantasy honeymoon lists, Thailand is known for white sandy beaches, aquamarine seas and secluded resorts. But whilst the capital has developed a reputation for the seedier side of romance, it’s not hard to avoid the ping pong shows and drinking dodgy vodka out of a bucket. Here’s how to do it with your favourite plus one in tow…

Spice things up with a cooking class

Cook up a storm with your soymate at one of the city’s many cooking schools, where a typical class includes fetching fresh ingredients from the market and learning how to whip up a mean Pad Thai. With dishes juggling salty, hot, sour, sweet and sometimes bitter flavours, it’s all about getting the balance right. Sounds just like a relationship!

Push the boat out with a cruise along the Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River, AKA the River of Kings, is the jewel in Bangkok’s crown. Forget overrated Venetian gondola rides, you’ll feel every bit the explorer as you chug through the myriad of canals connecting the city. Plus it’s the only way to see noteworthy attractions, like the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, without swarms of tourists. Be a little bit extra and treat the one who floats your boat to a luxury dinner cruise!

Bangkok leisure time

Indulge yourselves with a couple’s massage

You know what they say, all you knead is love. But a bit of pampering won’t go amiss either. And after being on your feet all day, you’ll fall head over heels in love all over again during a traditional Thai massage. Many salons and spas offer private rooms for couples (no, not like that!), to unwind together in peace.

Reach the height of romance at Sky Bar

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like whispering sweet nothings to each other in the golden glow of the setting sun. Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor, the world’s highest open-air bar boasts a million dollar panoramic view and a damn tasty cocktail menu. Not a bad place to put a ring on it… just saying.

Roses are red, violets are blue and a trip of a lifetime is best shared between two! Check out our Instagram for details on how to enter.