People might think that romance in a desert place like Abu Dhabi will only be possible if you're Aladdin with a magic lamp. Little do some of us know that Abu Dhabi is also home to fine romantic activities couples will surely enjoy. Make sure to plan a trip with your significant other and try out at least one of these activities.

Dining in the desert- This romantic meal, set amid rolling sand dunes underneath a starry sky that's attended by a private butler, offers decadent Arabic food just for two. It's hosted at one of the UAE's incredibly luxurious hotels, so be warned that the experience won't come cheap.

Dolphin watchingCaptain Tony's eco tour to Dolphin Bay, a tidal sandbank half an hour's boat ride from Yas Island. Dhs500pp. You can also swim with them on a dive with Dive Mahara. The team can also laminate the question, 'Will you marry me?' and provide a heart frame to stick your heads in for a photo. Choose from a five-hour wreck dive for certified divers or a 45-minute pool dive for beginners at 10am, 11am or noon, both Dhs450. 

Pearl diving- Abu Dhabi's pearl-diving industry may have all but disappeared over the years, but it's still possible to sample this bit of Emirati heritage through a pearl-focused mangrove tour. Hosted on a traditional Arabic pearling dhow, the trip includes a guide, traditional dates and tea and an oyster-opening demonstration. Any pearls found are for keeps says CNN.

Sunset beach- Pack a cool box, bubbly and blankets. At 9km, you're bound to find a quiet spot on Saadiyat beach. Don't like finding sand in unusual places? According to Timeout Abu Dhabi, you can also spend the evening at beachside bar Turquoiz at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort or the rooftop of Beach House at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. 

A night at the cinema- To fully reinvent the idea of "dinner and a movie," Vox Cinemas' Theatre by Rhodes features food by Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes. Tickets also come with access to an exclusive lounge, in-cinema waiter service and reclining posh seats.