Dubai is home to some of the most luxurious and spectacular wedding venues. From hotels and resorts to bungalows and farms, there is a vast range of options when it comes to choosing a wedding venue in Dubai. Having photographed and filmed weddings in over 20 locations inside the UAE, we’ve narrowed the list to 5 of our favorite venues.
5. Raffles the Palm
There is no better place than the Raffles Hotel on Palm Jumeirah if you’re up for a bit of luxury. With two vast open spaces (the East and West Lawn), that you can dedicate to hosting your wedding ceremony and wedding reception, you have about 20,000 sqft to go crazy. If you’re more of an indoor oriented couple, then you can choose between two large exhibition halls.
Our recommendation is to bask in the Dubai sunshine and have your weddings outdoors. Typically, ceremonies are organized on the East Lawn, with the reception held on the West Lawn to get a great view of the unique exterior of the hotel.
4. Melia Desert Palm
If there’s ever a wedding venue in Dubai that looks like it’s not in Dubai, it’s the Melia Desert Palm. Horses, stables, fountains, Mediterranean vibes everywhere. Overlooking a spectacular horse track, you have the veranda, where you can plan a smaller, more intimate wedding. Feel like going bigger? The Melia Desert Palm has a massive green area for 100+ guests. Just have some fairylights installed for that dreamy atmosphere.
For the bridal and groom preparations, you can rent out an entire villa, that looks more like a house. You’re covered with amenities and options on all fronts for your wedding in Dubai.
3. Bulgari Hotel
The Bulgari Resort Dubai is the perfect location for elegant weddings and celebrations, featuring the exclusive Bulgari experience and Italian luxury lifestyle.
The Bulgari Resort Dubai offers a range of beautiful venues to choose from on site, among which the 360 sqm Bulgari Ballroom located in the Yacht Club and offering the most romantic seaside views across the floor to ceiling windows, stands out.
Recalling a Mediterranean garden, the luxuriant landscaping of the Bulgari Resort Dubai creates an earthy, lush and welcoming space, and a contrast to urban Dubai for stylish weddings. At the heart of it all is La Limonaia, the ‘lemon garden’ that provides flowers for weddings or events, and homes for the resident birds. Sculpted as a geometric Italian garden with a birch walkway, La Limonaia recalls an ancient Roman garden design, framed by the marble of the Resort. Lanterns and candles subtly light the walkways and the space can be rented out for daytime or evening events.
Whatever the location, our promise of seamless service and upscale cuisine by famous Bulgari chefs, will ensure the big day is unforgettable.
2. Bluewaters Hotel
Located on Bluewaters, a new, modern island destination where urban buzz meets island calm, Bluewaters Hotel Dubai boasts a pristine private beach and the Venus pool area, where some extravagant weddings can take place.
But that’s not your only option. Whether it’s a stunning beach wedding with the azure Arabian sea as the backdrop to an unforgettable ceremony or a classy reception at Caesars Forum – a 750sqft modern interpretation of an ancient Roman plaza – you’re sure to find an experience that’s perfect for you.
1. One & Only the Palm
The One & Only hotel on the Palm is the perfect fusion of Mediterranean atmosphere and Arabic culture. The courtyard is the perfect spot to host both the ceremony and the reception. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy cocktail hour at the 101, where they’ll be transported using the hotel’s excellent buggy service.
If you’d like your party to continue deep into the night, you have the option to move indoors in to the Reception Hall area.
All in all, the One & Only on the Palm provides the most beautiful backdrops in Dubai and is perfect for all couples striving for luxury and convenience.