Love Lake, a heart-shaped, man-made lake located in the desert near Dubai, is probably one of the most impressive attractions for romantic couples visiting the Middle-East.
From its iconic palm-shaped island, to skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai has no shortage of world-renowned attractions, but there is a lot more to discover in the desert around the most populated city in the UAE. One such hidden gems is the man-made Love Lake, technically two intertwined heart-shaped lakes situated near the Al Qudra Oasis. Measuring a whopping 550,000 square meters, this stunning tourist attraction is even visible from space.
Located at a considerable distance away from any urban areas, Love Lake is a true oasis, surrounded by desert as far as the eye can see. One can only imagine the time and effort and money that went into making this place a reality, especially considering that apart from the heart-shaped lake itself, it consists of hundreds of thousands of shrub varieties, over 16,000 trees, and thousands of colorful flowers, including red begonia, either arranged in heart shapes, or to spell out the word “Love”.
Unveiled on November of 2018, Dubai’s Love Lake started attracting attention after Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, shared an aerial photo of it on his popular Instagram account, with the caption “To all of you”.
Although the Love Lake has become a popular destination for romantics in the Middle East, to truly appreciate its beauty, you have to see it from at least 50 meters above ground, otherwise, all you’ll be looking at is a slightly curbed lake.
You’ll want to either experience the view from a helicopter, or at least fly a drone over it, which you’ll need a permit for. If neither of those options are viable, you can just browse photos of it on the internet, or admire it on Google Earth.
You can’t see it from the ground, but the word ‘Love’ is spelled with hundreds of trees, and almost everything here is shaped as a heart, the lakes, the flower arrangements and even the on-sight badminton court.
So if you’ve had enough of Dubai’s sky-high building, enormous malls and man-made islands, head out abut 50 kilometers into the desert and discover the unique Love Lake.