Sandals or heels? No matter the vision for your wedding, there’s a Dubai hotel to suit
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Overlooking the city skyline, this iconic hotel is a hotspot for foodies and the style set. As such, it is a fashionable, five-star setting for an urban wedding.
With its exclusive entrance and Dubai’s architectural landmarks soaring above, The Terrace is ideal for saying your
“I dos”. With space for up to 850 guests, it can even host a chic post-ceremony cocktail party or reception.
The Godolphin Ballroom has it all, with capacity for 1,000 people, a dancefloor and stage and LCD projectors with screens, it’s easy to imagine your guests gathered together and the party in full swing. The hotel’s dedicated wedding planner will work with you to create a memorable, personalised culinary experience, and with several award-winning restaurants, such as the The Rib Room, Hakkasan and Al Nafoorah, it’s bound to be world-class.
Boasting lofty views, the contemporary Club Junior Suites, set on levels 42 to 48, are luxuriously appointed with everything discerning grooms and brides-to-be could possibly need, and with the added bonus of complimentary breakfast and evening canapés served in the Club Lounge.
Ladies in the bridal party will adore the exclusive Chopard Ladies Floor, serviced by female butlers, and with Chopard beauty amenities housed in special cosmetics refrigerators.
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Refined luxury, creek views and easy access to Dubai International Airport, this hotel’s urban sophistication is sure to appeal to modern couples.
Exchange vows poolside before heading up to Cu-ba’s rooftop for celebratory sunset cocktails.
Visualising a red-carpet arrival for guests and a feast beneath beautiful chandeliers? The Day & Night Ballroom, complete with Arabesque carpets, is an elegant venue located on the lower lobby level that’s able to seat 500, and has an adjacent bridal preparation suite. On winter evenings, the verdant lawn of the Secret Gardens is an enchanting setting for up to 1,000 guests with personalised menus served from the hotel’s restaurants.
The views of the skyline in the distance are an inspiring panorama from the One Bedroom Suite, an inviting home away from home for the bride and groom with a spacious bathroom, walk-in wardrobes and walls hung with eclectic artwork from the hotel’s Middle Eastern contemporary art collection.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Arguably the world’s most iconic hotel, the sail-shaped silhouette along Dubai’s coastline is instantly recognisable,
and, needless to say, it’s a dream venue for a wedding that’s lavish, unforgettable and truly extraordinary.
Up the glamour and arrive by helicopter or Rolls-Royce for vows on The Terrace; the hotel’s private 10,000-square-metre outdoor area, which stretches 100 metres into the Arabian Sea, and can host up to 800 guests.
The circular Al Falak Ballroom, complete with the world’s largest Swarovski chandelier, resembles an 18th century Viennese opera house. It’s ideal for making a dramatic entrance.
With floor-to-ceiling windows and
a mesmerising 180-degree vista of the city and the sea, the dual-storey Panoramic One-Bedroom Suite is fit for a prince and princess with a Jacuzzi, a five-head rain shower and full-size Hermés amenities among the pampering features.
Madinat Jumeirah Resort
Meandering lagoons, an inviting two-kilometre stretch of beach and architecture resembling an Arabian citadel, Madinat Jumeirah is one of Dubai’s most photogenic destinations, with no less than three hotels to choose from: Al Qasr, resembling a sheikh’s summer residence; the modern Jumeirah Al Naseem; and the charming Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, which has a boutique hotel feel.
Arriving by traditional abra, the radiant bride can alight at a landscaped garden and terrace for an intimate ceremony, or join her groom-to-be for vows beneath a magical floral archway on the sands.
Whether it’s an extravagant Indian party, or an Arabic wedding with dedicated celebrations for ladies and gentlemen, large-scale weddings are a breeze at the 1,880-square-metre Joharah Ballroom, or the fortress-like Madinat Arena that’s built across a large lagoon and is able to accommodate 4,500 guests. And there are many more location besides, from gardens illuminated by fairy lights to bespoke beachside set-ups.
Newlyweds can toast each other with bubbles, an ocean breeze and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah views from their own private terrace in Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Ocean Terrace Suite.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
This iconic property, with its wave-like design, has all the ingredients for a stand-out wedding ceremony.
Close to Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah, each of the outdoor venues offer a stunning sense of place. We rate the Sunset Garden, which fits up to 150. Alternatively, at the Events Arena, up to 1,500 friends and family members can be seated to watch you tie the knot.
Take the party indoors to the spacious Qamar and Shams lobbies for pre-dinner drinks before heading into the elegant Safinah Ballroom that can host a seated function for up to 900 guests.
Splash out on a Beit Al Bahar Two Bedroom Royal Villa and enjoy the private terrace, plunge pool and butler service around-the-clock.
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