Whether you are tying the knot this year or the next, booking a venue for your special day takes priority over most wedding preparations. For the brides and grooms in need of ideas and inspiration, check out these UAE venues that will make for the perfect setting for your nuptials.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Nestled in Al Maryah Island, this five-star luxury hotel offers a number of wedding packages suited to every couple looking to balance traditional customs with modern amenities. Organizing and planning bespoke weddings tailored to every couple’s needs, Rosewood Abu Dhabi will connect you to a personal wedding planner, and is complete with event spaces and spacious ballrooms that can accommodate up to 450 guests. The spaces are also enveloped in floor-to-ceiling windows that capture breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and the city vista, ensuring picture-perfect moments all around.
Catering with the best of Emirati and international cuisine is taken care of by chef Emad Zalloum, who couples can visit for a private tasting, and choose from three packages. Romance, Lavish 1 (upgraded suite for the bride and groom), and Lavish 2 (free treatment for the bride at Sense Spa).
The Romance Package features a buffet or set dinner menus, plus unlimited soft beverages, chilled juices, and water; a three-tier wedding show cake; white or crudo table linen with a regal gold placemat set up; complimentary stage; valet parking; a one-night stay in the Deluxe Suite for the bride and groom, breakfast for two in the Aqua restaurant and a selection of dishes served directly to the suite. An enhanced version of the Romance Package, Lavish 1 includes an indulgent menu for a palatial sit-down dinner, an upgraded suite option for the bride and groom, and special room rates for family and friends. The Lavish 2 Package includes all the features of Lavish 1 with the addition of a free treatment for the bride at Sense, a Rosewood Spa.
Rosewoodhotels.com, 02 813 5550
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Located on Al Saadiyat Island, this venue sits beautifully at the cusp of land and the ocean. The venue engages its guests in a multi-sensory experience ranging from magnificent accommodations and exceptional culinary delicacies to a relaxing spa along with in-house entertainment. To make your wedding day a magical affair, the resort is replete with a palatial ballroom that can host up to 600 guests, all seated amid elegant interiors. After the wedding, the couple can also choose to stay at the island’s most premium resorts tailored for an unparalleled honeymoon experience.
Rixos.com, 02 492 2222
For couples looking for an ideal place to host the reception or the rehearsal dinner, SushiSamba is the perfect place. Located on the 51st floor of the St. Regis Dubai in Palm Jumeirah, this hotel offers uninterrupted and 360-degree views of the Palm Jumeirah coastline, the Arabian Gulf, Ain Dubai, and the complete city skyline. This striking venue comes with four distinct spaces, namely the private dining room, offering its guests picturesque views of the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, perfect to host an intimate dinner. The Samba room, a Japanese-inspired space permeated with vibrant colors and warm hues comes with its own bar and a DJ booth. The lounge and semi-private area, where guests can host cozy gatherings with scenic views of the Burj Al Arab, and lastly; the restaurant exclusive hire, with 134 seats, replete with a theatre-style open kitchen featuring the robata bar and sushi grill.
Sushisamba.com, 04 278 4888
Palace Beach Resort Fujairah
What could be better than having an entire resort to yourself for your wedding? Located ideally in the middle of a city that borders the magnificent Indian Ocean, this palatial beachfront resort is the perfect marriage between contemporary splendor and Arabian heritage. This venue offers its guests an opportunity to buy out the whole hotel for their wedding along with providing assistance in planning a bespoke wedding tailored to every couple’s fantasy, complete with its five-star service paired, breathtaking views, and wide variety of wedding packages.
Addresshotel.com, 09 203 8899
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
If the ocean, beach, and mountains are on your wedding mood board, let Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort take care of the big day. Couples can choose from the white sandy beach or a range of locations by the sea such as Al Maeda wavebreaker and the Sand Bar Dome on the property’s expansive grounds to host their wedding. The hotel’s wedding package also includes dinner or lunch with mineral water and soft beverages, with the option to select from various menus, each one curated by the hotel’s award-winning culinary team. As part of an exclusive wedding promotion—subject to the confirmation of 100 guests—the hotel is also offering a chocolate or vanilla three-tier cake with all layers being edible, and a night’s stay at the wedding suite and breakfast for the newlyweds.
Hilton.com, 07 228 8844