What’s so fascinating about Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Manama and Muscat that they are becoming more popular wedding destination regions? Is it the sun-sea-sand charm or the myriad of cultures that these lands possess?
These cities which are placed at the mouth of the Persian Gulf are becoming more popular wedding venues thereby beating Thailand and Indonesia. Situated some three hours away from India, this region is an intersecting road filled with beauty, abundance, and a host of local flavor to suit the millennial Big Fat Indian Wedding. Irrespective of what the bride craves for, this region has all it takes to have a perfect wedding party. Here’s a list of some of the best hotels for a perfect matrimonial celebration. These hotels are surrounded by sand dunes, wonderful recreational centers that will make your stay a perfect one.
Choose: Atlantis, The Palm
The Palm is a beach resort, located in Dubai spanning across 46 hectares of land. It is a man-made island surrounded by blue seas, adventure water parks and slips-up the sparkling lights of Dubai Marina. The Asateer Tent situated at the foot of the Arabian Sea, is an ideal place to tie your knots. After which you can then move to the Zero Entry Pool for your after-party. This pool offers an endless view of the Emirate capital’s skyline. The hotel understands the fact that no Indian wedding is complete without a remarkable gastronomical experience; hence it employed chefs from over 40 countries capable of adequately preparing any kind of food, from canapés down to buffets. You and your guests will surely have a delightful experience dining in these dishes.
For the wedding party, take a walk down to The Lost Chambers Aquarium that houses over 60,000 marine animals or any of the water parks situated in Europe and the Middle East. The Dolphin Bay is yet another wonderful place for a wedding party. For a magnificent experience, visit the Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites where you can sleep, eat and breath vies of sting rays and corals.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
If you are a lover of plush velvet, especially those made up of heavy sprinkling gilded gold and always fanaticize yourself carrying a Mansih Malhotra feather, Monisha Jaising’s queenly ballgrown or a number of velvets, it therefore means that a grand setting celebration is ideal for you.
Choose: Palazzo Versace Dubai
Picture yourself in the midst of a culture village located in the heart of the historical creeks of Dubai, such as Palazzo Versace. Packed with accents of label’s iconic heritage, the Palazzo Versace is a Medusa logo front with Greek key lining patterns and richly designed with legendary prints from the ceilings to the floors. The colors of the melted Arabian sand dunes can be seen in this ancient 16 century Italian hotel.
The Gala Ballroom, made up of French windows with a garden views, exotic frescos and a noble staircase perfect for the bride and groom entrance, is an ideal place to tie the knots. Its interiors are beautifully designed with a revived archival Versace Barocco print carpet of about 600 square meters. Gazebo, the sheesha lounge overlooking the lagoon pool, is a perfect venue for a mehendi sundowner party.
Right before the joy and celebration of the nautical tie begins, freshen-up with a Moroccan hammam at the hotel’s spa.
THE BEACH BRIDE
If you are a lover of the blues of the ocean, ditch the reds and pinks and match your outfit into the sea in an Anita Dongre gotapatti lehenga.
Choose: Madinat Jumeirah Resort
Madainat Jumeriah Resort is a described as a hotel within hotels. It is connected by 3km waterways, facing the font of Madinat Jumeriah. This resort is made up of over 40 restaurants, bars and recreational centers, thereby making it the perfect relaxation spot within the city.
Get your knots tied under a canopied cabana on Layali beach, where the blue sky and sea meets with the horizon. Host the mehendi with a local henna artist present to entertain your guests, while having your guest arrive on traditional wooden boats known as arabs. For an all-out band celebration, you could head over to Madinat Arena, a building constructed on a lagoon with the capability of housing over 4,500 guests. For the wedding party, you can trip to the top of the Burji Al Arab Jumeriah for a sunset view of Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina. Or you could rent a luxury yacht for a cruise along the coastline.
THE CITY-SLICKER BRIDE
Are you seeking for the best and coolest hotel with superb restaurant services? Then you should pick a city hotel easy to access with lots of activities to entertain your guests. There are quite a couple of such hotels located all over Dubai and its environs and I bet you wouldn’t find it difficult locating one.