Tying the sacred knot in the land of Sheikhs and Khalifas, amidst ancient structures and warm hearts shall remain etched in the memories of your guests forever.
For us Indians, weddings are no less than a fiesta! We go to great lengths just to make sure our weddings are out of the ordinary. From exquisite decor to sumptuous food, we literally put our heart and soul into the spadework of a wedding, so as to make it an indelible experience. India weddings are more than simply a celebration, they are a blend of traditional customs and contemporary decor. When thinking of grand and palatial wedding destinations, Middle Eastern countries immediately spring to one’s mind. They have a charm that captivates a gazillion of people with its rich history, magnificent architecture and magnetizing landscapes. From picture-perfect settings to finger-licking delicacies, from enthralling party places to exotic fine dining restaurants — Middle Eastern countries offer a host of elements that can make your wedding a glorious one. Take a headway straight to the Middle East and plan the wedding of your dreams in this magical land.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
The UAE is one of the best places to wed while basking in the lap of luxury. It is also one of the most happening places in the Middle East and is fast becoming a hub of destination weddings. If you are expecting wedding guests from all over the world, there could be no better place than Dubai to host your wedding, as the Emirates rests conveniently between the three continents – Asia, Europe and Africa. The weather of UAE remains favourable during early spring and late autumn every year, complementing the mood of your very special day. The United Arab Emirates is often referred to as an ‘up-to-date’ luxury destination. From uber-modern infrastructure to ancient mosques, from city beaches to modish museums; the country abounds in places that uplift one’s spirits to the hilt.
Places To Visit: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Dolphinarium, Dubai Miracle Garden, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Global Village Dubai, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Al Lulu Island, The Dubai Fountain and Yas Island.
Preferential Venues: Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Atlantis The Palm, and Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, are some of the excellent venues to make your D-day larger than life.
Why: There is no place better than the UAE for a luxurious beach wedding. Exchanging wedding vows in this exotic land shall certainly make your wedding worthwhile.
The Kingdom of Bahrain also known as the Pearl of the Gulf, a beautiful archipelago of 33 islands is a blend of contemporary developments and luxurious lifestyle along with rich history and culture. The island country in the Persian Gulf was known as Dilmun in ancient times. Bahrain’s rich trading history is reflected in numerous archaeological sites, the most fascinating of which is the Bahrain Fort site. Qal’at al-Bahrain or the Bahrain Fort is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The affluent Bahrain ought to be on your list when it comes to considering locations for a grand and extravagant destination wedding.
Places To Visit: Bahrain National Museum, Riffa Fort, Manama Souq and National Theatre of Bahrain.
Preferential Venues: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain makes for a perfect wedding venue. Situated at a 25-minute drive from the Bahrain International Airport, the luxurious hotel offers a blissful as well as a hassle-free experience.
Why: Tie the knot with your beloved in this magical land and don’t forget to explore its spellbinding beauty with your family and friends
SULTANATE OF OMAN
From breathtaking deserts to biblical structures, Oman’s beauty is magnetising and is attracting tourists from all over the world. Its pristine and glistening coastlines are so serene, it can easily transcend you to the other world. In order to promote tourism in the country, Oman is acquiring friendly visa application rules and much more. The allure of this land is such that it shall certainly leave you mesmerised. The country is revving up to welcome international visitors with open arms. Oman’s capital, Muscat, has a vintage Arabian charm that manages to captivate every visitor’s heart and soul who has ever stepped into its beautiful landscapes. Brimming with old-world charm, rich heritage, and alluring vistas; Oman makes for a sublime location to tie the sacred knot with your beloved. When in Oman, be rest assured that each and every wedding moment of yours shall be meaningful as well as delightful.
Places To Visit: Jebel Shams, Nakhal Fort, Bahla Fort, Royal Opera House Muscat, and Sharqiya Sands.
Preferential Venues: For a fairy-tale wedding ceremony and reception, opt for Grand Hyatt Muscat; The Chedi Muscat, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa; Sultanate of Oman and Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel. These venues shall certainly add to the glee of your wedding moments.
Why: Get hitched in the surreal land of Oman to experience the bliss of celebration. Make it an unforgettable affair for your beloved and the guests.
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Well-known for its strict adherence to tradition – Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia is now making its way to attract tourists from all over the world with its architectural splendour. One of the world’s richest cities, Riyadh is also home to Saudi Arabia’s best museums. Some of the finest restaurants and hotels can be found in Riyadh. A land of significance in Islam, the country is home to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Riyadh is fast gaining pace to becoming a modern city as good as any other in the world. It houses the largest and the most modern university campus in the kingdom and also some of the top-notch healthcare centres. If you wish to tie the knot in an unconventional manner, this place shall certainly leave your soul satiated.
Places To Visit: Kingdom Centre, King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre, Asir National Park and the rock carvings at Jubbah.
Preferential Venues: Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh and Riyadh Marriott Hotel are some of the finest places to host your wedding. These plush hotels shall truly add more elegance to your dreamy wedding days.
Why: Experience the thrill of getting wed at the off-beat locations of Saudi Arabia and indulge in the revelry of exchanging vows the unwonted way.