Ask any Indian about his/her favorite outdoor wedding destination and pop comes the word, Dubai. There is much more to this world class city than the Arabian desert, spectacular architecture, mystical carpets, heavy gold ornaments and man-made wonders that speak of futuristic architecture. It’s a place that offers the vastness of a lavish desert, the scintillating coastline, the graceful movements of Tanoura dance and vintage smoke of the Shisha in the happening bars. Getting married in Dubai offers a blend of unparalleled romance, luxury and hospitality venues.
The luxury hotels in Dubai pose not only as beautiful wedding locations but interesting reception venues as well. Synonymous with five-star treatment, this aspect further gets showcased through the wedding packages. The bandwidth of wedding locations in Dubai covers small and chic ceremonies to extravagant and opulent celebrations. From top hotels and tastefully appointed clubs, the wedding experience in Dubai is unique and dazzling. Here’s how…
Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai caters to fabulous weddings with huge guest lists, but at the same time, leaves no stone unturned to make a memorable ceremony for a private wedding. In short, they aim to provide you the wedding of your dreams, no matter the quantum of the guest list. The hotel rooms at The Atlantis are dressed in oceanic décor with strokes of Arabian influence. Apart from the exclusive Presidential Suites and Underwater Suites, the guest rooms at The Atlantis offer a splendid view of the Arabian Sea. They have 6 amazing
wedding areas, including 2 outdoor areas. The all-women wedding team at The Atlantis does every bit to provide advice, guidance and assistance. Nothing can beat the adventure of complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark as well as The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Talking of cuisine, some of the restaurants that offer Indian cuisine include Asia Republic that dish out wok-fried Southeast Asian specialties to Indian naans and Malaysian rotis, all prepared as diners look on. The blend of sights, sounds and aromas furthers the memorable experience. The minimum spend for these venues are AED 60,000–AED 90,000 but they also cater to smaller groups and create custom packages for them.
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm, Jumeirah
Spacious suites, penthouses and villas are what make Kempinski Hotel and Residences one of the largest hotel living spaces in Dubai. It has 244 regal guest rooms, 5 bedroom luxury villas and every unit showcasing a private balcony with views of the either the Arabian Sea or the Palm Jumeirah waters and the Dubai Marina skyline. The furnishings in every room are by the Italian designer Francesco Molon, in gold, silver and cool blues. Fully equipped kitchens, a personal laundry room with a washer and dryer and separate living and dining spaces are just a few of the amenities you can come to expect in all guest rooms. For dining options there is the Brunello restaurant that offers Mediterranean cuisine, Beachside BBQ and Grill, K-West Bar for wine connoisseurs, signature dishes such as Twisted Lamb Ouzi and ‘What About Ladies’ Night held every Thursday. Indian dishes are served here, customized to occasions.
One of the most luxurious five star hotels in Dubai, the Grand Hyatt Dubai, has 674 luxurious rooms including 42 suites that offer contemporary décor with classical Arabian touches. There is every bit of culinary surprise for the Indian taste buds with the award-winning authentic Indian restaurant, that serves tandoori cuisine and signature dishes such as salmon tikka and murgh makhani, vegetarian food comprising dal and curry dishes and freshly baked naan and biryani. The bar has over 40 different whiskies and special wines to complement the cuisine.
Set in a quiet location amidst green fields and palm trees, is the Desert Palm, a luxury 5 Star Resort in Dubai. Having a civilised ambience in contemporary surroundings with 24 rooms, Desert Palm has the backdrop of polo estate comprising four championship polo fields, 38 modern guest suites and pool villas, a range of restaurants and bars, riding school, rare birds, wide-ranging gardens, stables and riding school, wine schools and endless sunshine. It is the simplicity, chic luxury and elegance of the surroundings here that immensely attract the visitors. At a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and with central Dubai a 15-minute drive away, Desert Palm is where guests can enjoy exotic cocktails, champagnes and international beers.
A centre of luxury, this happening urban hotel with elegantly furnished guest rooms, six unique dining and entertainment venues and a luxury spa and fitness center falls on the metro line which makes it easy for the wedding guests to go out for a desert safari, parasailing on Jumeirah Beach or shopping at the malls. Your friends and relatives are surely in for the time of their lives here! What further amps the stay is the scrumptious cuisine and a Purobeach Urban Oasis pool area which is best for relaxing in the day or partying at night. The impeccable service rendered by the staff here is yet another asset to the attention that is paid to every single detail. Your honeymoon is bound to become a piece of delight as the newlyweds can indulge in fine dining in the romantic cave restaurant where a special taster menu paired with some of the finest UAE wines can be enjoyed. Dubai International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Conrad Dubai and Dubai World Trade Centre is a 2-minute walk.
Tips to Remember
Getting married is the most important occasion of your life. Therefore, it is important to research on the venues and get as much information as possible. Keep in mind your budget and where you would like to have the wedding celebrations (garden, golf course, beach and so on). Most venues cater to certain types of guests, so speak to the concerned person in detail about the property to ensure the one you set your heart on is the perfect venue, for your dream wedding.