Booking our Honeymoon to Dubai with Kuoni

We’ve booked our Honeymoon! I cannot believe we have it booked finally and that we are going to DUBAI. Never did I think that this location would be in our budget yet it’s happening!. I realised when looking at wedding and travel blogs that hardly any posts mentioned tips when booking a honeymoon or who to book them with, therefore this is my guide to help you when it comes to booking your perfect trip!

Jumeirah Burj al Arah Hotel

When it comes to researching honeymoons online it is really hard. Prices for certain packages, honeymoon suites, and so on can be hard to find. We therefore decided to book our Honeymoon through a travel agent. I shop in John Lewis Chelmsford most weekends when I’m in town and have always thought that I’d love to book a holiday through Kuoni which have their own branch in store.

Why we chose Kuoni…

Kuoni specialise in booking lots of different types of luxury tailor-made holidays. I booked an appointment with Laura the store manager in Chelmsford who made us feel so welcome when we arrived. I think so many people think Kuoni = ££££££. Trust me, you can go in with any budget and they find you the perfect holiday. We started with a complimentary glass of prossecco each to celebrate our engagement and wedding plans then began looking  at locations. In the week before we went to our appointment I took a look through the Kuoni honeymoon lookbook. This was really helpful to see all different locations you can go to on your honeymoon besides somewhere stereotypical like the Maldives!

Why we chose Dubai…

My partner is a teacher and we are getting married right at the end of the summer holidays next year. This meant we can only go away for 5 nights. Initially we wanted to go to Greece or Italy but Laura stated that with our price range we could also go to Dubai. Summertime is actually not classed as holiday season in Dubai. This is mainly because of the red-hot weather but this didn’t bother us. We also have got a deal that covers us for half board within our hotel and other hotels so this has saved us a lot of money!. Dubai tends to be very expensive to eat out therefore we have really lucked out with the deal!

Our Hotel…

We have decided to stay at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray which looks INCREDIBLE. It is located on the palm and is a smaller hotel that a lot of the others on the palm like the Atlantis. We get free access into the Wild Wadi Water park (think we will go to the Atlantis too!) and then get to eat and visit any of the Jumeirah run hotels for free!. The only difference is at this hotel is that they have no honeymoon rooms or packages. Kuoni however can leave notes within the booking for this with the aim for the hotel to leave us something in return in our room!

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel Pool area

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel Pool area

Kuoni / John Lewis gift list…

We also chose a honeymoon with Kuoni as we wanted to set up a gift list with John Lewis. This was so helpful for us.  After we booked the honeymoon we were taken straight to customer services to set up our wedding gift list. We haven’t chosen any of our gifts yet but John Lewis provided us with invite cards with details for wedding guests. Having a gift list with Kuoni also lets our guest contribute to our honeymoon instead of buying us a gift.


Where is your dream honeymoon location? Let me know!. Have you have been to Dubai?. Let me know anywhere that you loved to visit or places to eat that you would recommend. I am officially counting down the days until we get married and go on our honeymoon now!


Lots of love,

The Beauty Analyst x


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