Destination Weddings – How Does Dubai Compare?

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Dubai has always been a hugely popular tourist and shopping destination with people coming in from all parts of world to experience its beautiful desert sands and beaches, spectacular architecture and the hospitality its numerous resorts and hotels offer. Lately it has also been attracting couples who would like to have a destination wedding in an exotic location. So read on to see how Dubai can be a great choice to have a destination wedding.

 Wedding Venues: Dubai can spoil you for choice when it comes to venues to host your pre-wedding ceremonies, wedding and reception. It has a long list of very highly rated luxurious hotels and resorts which will go to great lengths to keep their guests happy. So depending on what kind of ceremony you would prefer –small and intimate or an opulent ceremony, you can be sure that you will not be disappointed. You can also treat your wedding guests to some old world Arabic charm by hosting evening parties in the desert.

destination wedding Dubai

 When to visit: While Dubai experiences hot weather for most of the year, October to April is when Dubai experiences a dip in temperatures and this is also the time most people tend to visit. So if you are planning a wedding around that time be sure to plan ahead and make your reservations and bookings so that you do not miss out on places of your choice. Dubai plays host to several events during the year so try and avoid these as well as some of the popular public holidays.

 Having the ceremony: To be able to marry legally in Dubai, couple to be must be residents for some time. Some couples prefer to do the paper work in their country and then have a blessing in Dubai. For couples who reside in Dubai, they can legally marry in a place of worship and then have a blessing ceremony at the venue of their choice.

destination wedding Dubai

Shopping: Needless to say, Dubai is a shopper’s paradise and you should be able to get your hands on pretty much anything you should need. If you choose to go with a wedding planner, you can rest assured that you will be able to plan and get everything that you need to have that dream wedding.

 Fun for guests: Dubai has no dearth of options for entertaining your wedding guests. Besides listening to local musicians, you can feast on Arabic cuisine, go for all-terrain bike rides in the desert or even enjoy a game of golf. There are several wonderful places for sightseeing and one can shop to their heart’s content.

 Continue with your honeymoon: A lot of couples also choose to honeymoon in Dubai after the wedding. If you have had a hectic few days with planning the wedding and your wedding festivities, this is also the perfect place to relax and unwind. You can book yourselves into one of Dubai’s premier hotels and get pampered.

So if you are destination hunting while planning your wedding, Dubai would definitely make for an excellent choice. Please visit our sister website weddingsonlineUAE for suppliers, venues and everything else you need for the wedding of your dreams.

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