What better climax to a love story that began seven years ago for two former contestants of Malaysian reality show Akademi Fantasia, than a romantic honeymoon in Dubai? And the icing on the cake is that it was all filmed for a travelogue programme. Fans can virtually follow in the celebrity couple’s footsteps on their tour of the world’s fourth most visited destination.
Romantika Raya, presented by Dubai Tourism in partnership with the Astro TV Network, follows Akim Ahmad, 25, and Ummu Syaikhah Stacy Anam, 26, as their explore the city’s latest attractions and learn about its local culture.
Akim who is lead vocalist of rock band Akim & The Majistret, and Stacy, a Malaysian singer who rose to fame after winning the sixth season of Akademi Fantasia, tied the knot in February this year.
Some of the places of interest and adventures that Akim and Stacy visited and experienced during their trip include the Desert Safari Adventure, Ski Dubai, Dolphin Bay at Atlantis The Palm, , Wild Wadi Waterpark at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al Fahidi Historical District, , Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, The Dubai Fountain, , The Gold Souk, and The Spice Souk.
“It was an incredible honeymoon for us. We had great fun meeting the penguins, swimming with dolphins, visiting the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in the Dubai Mall and shopping at the traditional markets for Abayas and traditional Middle Eastern food,” Stacy enthused.
When asked which was the most exciting part of the tour for them, Akim spoke without hesitation of the dessert safari adventure.
“The desert sunset was breathtaking and the most exciting part of it was the sand-dune bashing, which we had never experienced before. The view from the observation deck of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, also impressed us greatly. We were able to see as far as the Palm Island!”