Our Top Outdoor Spots for Getting Married in the UAE
It is no surprise that the United Arab Emirates is increasingly popular for destination weddings. Couples are drawn to the desirable all-year-round sunny climate, picturesque locations, world-renowned high-end service, 5+ star hotels and, most importantly, the choices of fantastic outdoor wedding venues in the UAE that can create the setting for a dream wedding.
Research in 2018 showed that the Middle East accounts for 5% of the global destination wedding industry and is valued at 90 billion USD and the UAE ranks among the top five weddings destinations for couples in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Making the most of the beautiful weather, we wanted to highlight and a handful of the most sought-after wedding venues in the UAE that let you celebrate your special day outdoors. These venues are prime locations to include some of the very diverse entertainment options we have in the UAE.
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Not only is Atlantis The Palm one of Dubai’s most popular attractions, but it is also a highly sought after wedding venue in the UAE. A stunning building in a picture perfect location surrounded by the sea on the famous man-made island, this venue is incredibly popular for destination weddings. If you’re looking to go all out, this is by far one of the most exciting outdoor wedding venues in the UAE.
Offering wide variety of astounding outdoor venues from the romantic Atlantis Beach with its stunning views of the sea and the Dubai Skyline, the picture-perfect Palm Grove that offers a tropical setting and the Zero Entry Pool provides a magnificent backdrop and also has a separate area for your cocktail reception and seated dinner. All of these can offer you the most unforgettable beachside wedding.
Atlantis, The Palm is by far one of the most accommodating and romantic wedding venues in the UAE. If you’re looking for opulent luxury, astounding locations and a range of packages, this is perfect for large-scale weddings. As an international destination, Atlantis, The Palm offers a range of wedding packages including specially tailored Arabic and Indian weddings.
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It is every aspiring bride’s dream to be wed in a fairytale location and this, high on our list, is a palace of which Royal Weddings are their speciality.
As one of the Middle East’s most prestigious hotels, this also possibly one of the most glamorous outdoor wedding venues in the UAE. Aside from its exceptional layout, it features an astonishing one million square metres of grounds that includes manicured lawns, elegant terraces, sea views, 1.3 kilometres of private white sandy beach and lavish regal Middle Eastern decor throughout.
The Emirates Palace has everything you need for a wedding of the utmost glamour. The outdoor venues boast the backdrop of the spectacular façade of Emirates Palace which is lit up at night, they have on-site flower facilities and a fantastic culinary team as well as some of the highest quality wedding services you could expect.
As the most iconic and visually striking building on Dubai’s skyline, Burj al Arab is a brilliant venue for weddings in the UAE. Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, it has outstanding amenities, the finest service and its naturally a sought after wedding destination.
Whether you arrive by chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce or helicopter, everything about getting married at Burj Al Arab oozes with luxury and will be a totally unforgettable experience.
You can choose the intimate surroundings of the Palm Garden for a small gathering on your special day. Alternatively, the Marina Garden offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and beyond. It’s luscious green space is naturally romantic and can be transformed however you like. If you want to go all out, you can get married 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf on their famous helipad.
If you pick the Burj Al Arab for your special day, their wedding packages come with many benefits.
As the only resort in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, this is one of the most unique venues for weddings in the UAE. The desert forms a perfect romantic backdrop for any wedding which creates lifelong memories and very impressive wedding photos.
The luxury resort is set in a dream-like oasis deep within the desert and is elegantly furnished to give an authentic Arabian cultural experience and offer incomparable levels of service. This inspired choice for a wedding celebration is a once in a lifetime experience.
Wedding couples often opt for a minimalist ceremony in the dunes with an unbroken landscape of yellow sand and blue skies. Evening celebrations take place under the stars whilst everyone is taken care of by a professional team and the international team of chefs provide world-class cuisine.
With its superb Italian Renaissance architecture that blends beautifully with the traditions of the Middle East, this lush five-star hotel is very popular with destination weddings.
Upon arrival alone, guests are greeted by beautifully landscaped gardens and trickling fountains which bodes well for a fairytale style venue for weddings in the UAE. For the big day, the Grand Lawn is a beautiful spot for the reception amongst the sculpted hotel grounds which overlook the canal and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Destination weddings are popular in the UAE because of the weather, and you can really make the most it at The Ritz-Carlton. You can host your reception in the Pool garden. Accommodating up 1,000 guests, it is located in the centre of the resort and features one of the largest swimming pools in Abu Dhabi.
Booking Wedding Entertainment in the UAE
If you are looking for wedding entertainment at the above venues or any location throughout the UAE, you’re in safe hands with Scarlett Entertainment. With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, we have arranged our fair share of performers, musicians, stage shows and cultural entertainment for weddings in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and various locations throughout the Middle East. Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone or send us an email.