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LUXURY DESTINATION WEDDING IN UAE: YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING MARRIED IN DUBAI

Do the words extravagant decors and sumptuous venues resonate in you? If the answer is, YES, then maybe you should consider Dubai for your destination wedding! 

Dubai is the perfect location for desert weddings, Arabic-themed weddings, and outdoor weddings! This destination offers a wide range of activities for you and your guests but has also an incredible choice in terms of gastronomy and luxury venues!

In fact, the Emirates boats all the ingredients for a luxury wedding and a high-end stay. If you are thinking about tying the knot abroad and you need advice on how to plan your wedding in Dubai, then this article is for you!

I. CAN YOU GET LEGALLY MARRIED IN THE UAE?

Civil and religious binding marriages are only available to couples who meet UAE religious and residency requirements. On the opposite, symbolic weddings require far fewer restrictions. We recommend you contact the consulate or embassy of your country of residence in Dubai for more information.

Your Destination Wedding Planner will also guide you through the steps to follow and help you plan your dream wedding in Dubai.

II. HOW MUCH DOES A DUBAI WEDDING COST? 

Now let’s talk BUDGET! Talking about money can make some people uncomfortable and yet… this is a very important topic that needs to be addressed before you even start planning your wedding. 

So, how much does a destination wedding in Dubai cost? What is a realistic budget for getting married in Dubai? To organize your wedding in the UAE, you have to plan at least between 400 USD and 500 USD per guest, or between 369.69 EUR and 462.12 EUR. Those with a wedding budget of less than 25,000 EUR (100,000 dirhams) will not really have the opportunity to “personalize” their day.

If you find yourself in this category and would like a personalized budget estimate, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions!

 

 

III. LUXURY DESTINATION WEDDING DUBAI

Ideally located between Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a wide range of daily international flights, Dubai is convenient for wedding guests from all over the world. Also known as one of the wealthiest emirates in the federation and one of the most prosperous cities on the Arabian Peninsula, the city is more of an upscale wedding destination.

It is therefore not surprising to see distinguished couples from all over the world come and tie the knot in this unique place.

IV. THINGS TO DO DURING YOUR WEDDING WEEKEND IN DUBAI

In addition to being ideally located, this destination offers a wide choice in terms of activities for you and your guests. From water sports to 4 × 4 excursions in the desert, to a city tour by helicopter.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of original activities to do with your guests during your wedding trip:

– Water sports: surfing and sailing

– Spend the day in one of the most refined Aquaparks in the world

– Quad Desert safari

– Camel ride

– Real-life Squid Game 

– Visit the city on a hot air balloon or even by helicopter

– Skiing

– Etc …

V. HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING VENUE?

Choosing your wedding venue can break or make your wedding. This is especially true in Dubai. You have to know that because of the strict alcohol regulations in the country the majority of weddings of foreigners in Dubai take place at hotels and resorts.

Below you’ll find a shortlist of Dubai Wedding venues ideas available for your event:

  • Weddings in a seaside resort
  • Wedding in a private villa
  • Wedding on a yacht
  • Outdoor wedding: ceremony on the beach or a party by the water (in winter)
  • Wedding in a luxury tent in the desert
  • Private jet wedding
  • Etc …

 

VI. SIX REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER DUBAI FOR YOUR WEDDING

Destination Weddings have been growing over the last 10 years now, and destinations like Dubai or Abu Dhabi are not an exception. 

Did you know that in 2019, Dubai was ranked among the top 3 countries for couples from Africa, especially Nigeriens, and Asia? 

The reasons that push these couples to choose this destination are multiple, here are some of them:

  • Destination well served by air for guests from Europe, Asia, and Africa,
  • Choice between several types of cuisines for your wedding reception
  • Bride and groom can enjoy their honeymoon at the same place
  • Ease of obtaining a visa
  • Sumptuous wedding venues and high-quality wedding vendors
  • Possibilities of offering interesting activities to your guests

Finally, we can say without a doubt that the UAE give the feel of a premium wedding destination.

Are you planning your wedding, a proposal, or vow renewal? Do you have questions and would like to be accompanied by a professional Destination Wedding Planner? Contact us now and let us help you plan your dream wedding in Dubai!

by uka

by uka

International Events & Wedding Planner, Destination Weddings Specialist, Founder and Artistic Director of Halisi Weddings.

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