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1. Atlantis, The Palm

Venue: Whether an intimate family gathering or grand ceremony, the Atlantis, set on the crescent of the iconic Palm Island, turns every wedding affair into an elegant and unforgettable occasion. The grand Atlantis Ballroom with full access to the Royal Terrace’s spectacular views, and the luxurious glittering Asateer marquee, accommodate 1,200 guests. The Silk and Spice Ballrooms has space for 300 guests. Outdoor venues can seat from 100 to 800 guests; the Atlantis Beach is perfect for a romantic beachside wedding and the picturesque Palm Grove and Zero Entry Pool area also turn into settings for memorable experiences to last a lifetime.
Why here: Overlooking the pristine blue seas and adorned with opulent luxury, the hotel venues create the most romantic settings to exchange marriage vows, whether on the beachfront ceremony or indoors.
Price from: Dh350 per person for the reception (packages for mehendi and sangeet available separately),
Includes: Customised buffet, soft drinks, wedding planner, one-night stay in a deluxe room with breakfast and lots more.

2. Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa

Venue: Set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah overlooking the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, this hotel’s captivating Polynesian-inspired architecture blends with Arabian hospitality and will surely impress you and your guests. The resort features flowing water features, traditional Polynesian motifs, natural wood cabana fittings, earthy-toned surroundings.
Why here: the exotic character of the venue offers attractive wedding photography ops and elegant indoor and outdoor options. Three wedding packages – coral, pearl and diamond – can be tailored to your requirements, whether it is an intimate gathering or a lavish celebration for 700 guests. Choose from a stunning garden setting or a traditional indoor event and the hotel’s wedding planner will ensure an unforgettable soirée. A variety of cuisines, including Arabic, European, Mediterranean and Indian/Pakistani on offer.
Price: Choices offered are Coral, Pearl and Diamond packages – flexible around your taste.

3. Swissôtel Al Ghurair

Venue: Swissôtel Al Ghurair is renowned for its incredible neighbouring architecture and breathtaking designs. With the iconic Al Ghurair shopping centre linked to it and the city’s colourful Souqs, Dubai Creek, Downtown Dubai and other historical districts at its proximity, this luxury five-star hotel nestled in Deira creates timeless and beautiful weddings package tailored to suit your individual needs.
Why here: The venue is suited for both intimate weddings and grand soirees (for up to 300 people), serving delightful meals in its Al Khor Ballroom.
Price from: Dh135 net per person (minimum 150 guests)includes wedding dinner with free flow of soft drinks, one night stay for the couple with buffet breakfast, stage platform and dance floor, personalised signage and events coordination, built-in audiovisual system, 3-tier cake on selected orders.

4. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection

Venue: With the stunning backdrop of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach, this luxurious five-star hotel is a chic waterfront location with luxurious marble floors and a gala ballroom – ideal for a grand wedding ceremony. The venue offers a couple of indoor and outdoor ceremony spots too, with the largest indoor area – a banquet setting – accommodating up to 840, and a garden pool suited for 1200 guests.
Why here: Striking beach views, picturesque garden spaces and a private beach coupled with customised wedding packages and assistance of wedding planners.
Package price: From Dh210 per person (minimum 150 guests), to Dh240 per person (minimum 250 guests). The Dh210 package includes custom menu with non-alcoholic beverages, one-night complimentary stay for two in a standard guest room, five-tier wedding cake, and room service.

5. Rixos The Palm Dubai

Venue: Picturesque views of azure waters, Dubai’s iconic skyscrapers and the gorgeous lagoons and architecture of Palm Jumeirah make this secluded sun-soaked paradise a preferred wedding spot. The spacious shoreline and private landscaped gardens accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Indoor venue options include L’Olivo Ristorante, which has marble-clad interiors suited for 150 guests. The opulent Grand King Suite can host intimate receptions of up to 20 guests and an expansive terrace with a Jacuzzi that can cater to 50 guests.
Why here: Several choices of venues for various wedding functions – both intimate and gala, endless photography options, an expert team of event planners, and tailor-made packages.
Price from: Bespoke ceremonies, a tailor-made package suitable to your needs.