Valentine’s Day is just two days away! How exciting is it to have an entire day where we get to celebrate love with that special someone. I decided to treat Ogi to an early V-Day surprise (I love extended celebrations) with the most creative idea ever, a picnic! I can’t imagine something more romantic then a sunset picnic at the park, and this is exactly what we had.
The chosen location was Burj Park, since it is not too crowded and in close proximity to the special place where I ordered our yummy basket from (keep reading for full info). After arriving there a couple of hours before sunset, we found a cozy corner where we relaxed and chatted while eating loads of sweets. It was amazing to disconnect from everything and enjoy the company of one another. Our view was amazing, the Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa….can you say perfection!
I love how exciting and fun a picnic can be, and at same time an affordable alternative for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. Even if being outdoors is not your cup of tea or perhaps due to weather, you can always have it for indoors. All you need is a pretty basket, a cute mat or blanket, flowers and plenty of food!
Our picnic basket was nothing short of amazing and pink! Parlour Boutique prepares the prettiest baskets with many of their delicious items. I love their food and knew I would want to have it for this special day. For 350 dirhams you will get three choices of smoothies, many delicious cakes and pastries, croissants, coffee of your choice, and home made jams. The best part about it is that the wicker basket is yours to keep for future special dates.
A few other places I suggest for picnics in Dubai are:
- Al Barsha Pond Park
- JLT Park
- Kite Beach
- Zaabel Parl
- Mushrif Central Park
To order your very own picnic basket from Parlour Boutique, call at 04 386 5333. You must place the order one day in advance.