It’s almost impossible to measure love – however for one man, it’s about 5,600 kilometres.

Ben Moss, from Solihull in England’s West Midlands, secretly flew between continents to pop the question to his unsuspecting girlfriend amid the sandy climes of Dubai’s desert.

His girlfriend, Abbie Parker, was in the UAE visiting a friend, and Moss was forced to hole up in a hotel for three days while he waited for the perfect proposal moment.

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It came as Parker was on a safari with two pals on June 4, with Moss suddenly appearing amid the sand dunes and getting down on one knee.

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“Abbie’s face was quite a picture. She looked shocked and then broke down in tears. She just couldn’t believe it,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I go over the top with a lot of things, so it wouldn’t have been right to just book a table somewhere.”

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Moss roped in Parker’s friends to help him keep up the ruse, and even took pictures of their kitten before he left, to send to his girlfriend and make her think he was at home.

The couple, both 24, are now planning their wedding.

“Looking back I think he was trying to put me off, and I just thought I was on a girlie holiday,” said Parker. “It was just lovely.”

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Image: Screen grab/Birmingham Mail, and Abbie Parker/Facebook