LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION | Where to Wed In The UAE
Finding the right wedding venue to reflect your style and needs can be an exhausting search. Luckily, for you, we’ve scoured the UAE for some of the best. You’re welcome…
For a truly unique setting, why not host your reception aboard the famous Bateaux Dubai? They can host breakfasts, brunches, lunches, high teas or dinners to suit all tastes, and you can customise the décor, entertainment and menu to suit your individual wedding theme. Plus the backdrop of the Dubai Creek will offer you the chance for some great photographs.
Up to 300 guests. Bateaux Dubai, Dubai Creek, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3154777 here
THE SECRET GARDEN
Stroll through the gardens with your new husband while you enjoy cocktails and nibbles, find a secluded spot for a sneaky kiss, or snap an intimate photograph for your album before you and your guests enter the Creek Ballroom for the evening’s festivities. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it?
Up to 800 guests. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, Dubai. Tel: (04) 6021234. here
SMART & SPACIOUS
Be it indoor or outdoor, Le Méridien have you covered. Choose the classic Versailles Ballroom for a formal indoor gathering or if your wedding party is super-sized Le Méridien Village can cater for up to 1,000 people.
Up to 1,000 guests. Le Méridien, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6446666. here
A NEAT ALTERNATIVE
If none of the venues you’ve scouted in the UAE have met your exacting standards, design your own with Canvas and Wood. With multiple floorplans and designs to choose from, these atmospheric, flexible and versatile tents will allow you to create your own unique and fun outdoor space.
Find them in Al Quoz 3 in Dubai, online here or on (04) 3805146
The Etihad Ballroom at the Emirates Palace Hotel is one of the more extravagant reception venues in the UAE, with three mammoth Swarovski chandeliers gracing its art deco ceilings (one of which weighs up to 1.8tons). Chic and sophisticated, it is the ideal venue for the modern bride. If you’re planning an exceptionally large gathering, the grounds of the hotel can also be altered to accommodate up to 20,000 people.
Up to 20,000 guests. Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6907903. here