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12 spectacular Dubai wedding venues

Tue, January 5, 2021

Dubai has so many wedding venues that it can be hard to narrow down the search. Expert planners Zainab Alsalih of Carousel Events and Arun Bablani of Vivaah Weddings are here to help with their favourite recommendations in the city.

Dubai has so many wedding venues that it can be hard to narrow down the search. Expert planners Zainab Alsalih of Carousel Events and Arun Bablani of Vivaah Weddings are here to help with their favourite recommendations in the city.

1

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The property’s recently renovated grounds makes it one of the most beautiful outdoor venues. Its event lawn directly overlooks the beach making it an idyllic outdoor venue for many destination weddings. The Ritz Carlton also has an indoor venue – a beautiful Arabesque ballroom which can accommodate up to 500 guests.

2

Raffles Dubai

A classic favourite. We love the hotel's beautiful crystal chandeliers and the ballroom has an attached terrace which makes for a great area for the welcome reception and dinner area during the beautiful winter months. Amazing service and great food makes it one of the city’s top wedding venues.

3

Habtoor Polo Resort and Club

A beautiful setup on an Andalusian-themed outdoor venue overlooking the polo fields definitely ticks the box for couples looking for an equestrian-inspired celebration. The resort has it all, including rooftop gardens that make for an intimate wedding setting complemented by prime views and exceptional service.

4

One&Only The Palm

The picturesque property makes for a perfect backdrop to any wedding. For those looking for a small and intimate experience, One&Only The Palm offers the most beautiful venues including an outdoor courtyard-style spot and a ballroom with an adjacent terrace providing a gorgeous view of Dubai’s skyline.

5

Rajmahal Theatre

This venue at Bollywood Parks, located in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, is now a landmark structure that has all the grandeur and poise of an ancient palace. It also has marvellous indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, so you can design the wedding of your dreams right here in Dubai.

6

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

This is one of Dubai’s newest hotels and houses a ballroom that's preferred by the city's top wedding planners. It is ideal for mid-size weddings, while the neutral colours and interiors of the ballroom make it a perfect canvas for modern and classic weddings alike. It has a small outdoor garden too, so it's a great option for a combination event.

7

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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If a majestic venue surrounded by the Dubai desert is your thing, then look no further. The Bab Al Shams Arena is a venue with the perfect Arabian feel to make your day magical. It's a popular event space, with the capacity to accommodate up to 6,000 seated people and an elegant stage with the latest facilities. The resort also has several other options for smaller weddings.

8

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre

The perfect city hotel with a roaring 20s feel and vibe. Choose from a variety of non-conventional and classic venues including a shell and core loft-style space with panoramic views of Downtown Dubai. The hotel's capacities are best suited for small- to mid-sized weddings.

9

Nikki Beach & Resort

Nikki Beach Dubai

Imagine the romance as you exchange vows in the afternoon sunshine or as the sun sets over the magnificent Arabian Gulf. Invite just your closest friends for an intimate and personal experience on the soft sandy beach at Pearl Jumeira with waves lapping at your feet, or make it a grand occasion with an after party at the luxe Nikki Beach Resort.

10

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

A beachside resort which boasts an elegantly decorated ballroom overlooking a scenic garden. The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is perfect for couples looking at having a ballroom wedding with a view, and the array of five-star restaurants and pristine beach also make it a great honeymoon spot.

11

Queen Elizabeth 2

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How stunning would it be to say ‘I do’ on board one of the world’s most iconic monuments? The QE2, with its distinctive vintage décor and unparalleled culinary presentation, will set the perfect tone for your celebrations. You'll be making history in more ways than one.

12

Ain Dubai

What's better than getting married on the world’s largest observation wheel overlooking Dubai’s skyline on the Bluewaters Island? This record breaking attraction could hold ceremonies and create memorable experiences once it opens to the public later this year.

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