Hot Wedding Spots!

08 Jan 2011

Whether it is a hen party or the actual reception, we list Dubai’s coolest venues, no matter the wedding occasion!

Every step of celebrating your wedding is special and deserves a venue that brings your union alive with magic and verve. Luckily, Dubai has a plethora of options that are perfectly suited to both, intimate parties and large gatherings of cheering plenty. Wedding lists the hottest venues,
no matter the occasion!

Hen Party

The Hen party is definitive of letting all your inhibitions loose with your girlfriends firmly at your side. Allowing those last single ways to go wild and free with music, dance, giggles and more, is a must-do for every bride before tying the knot!

A 13 year old mainstay in the Dubai nightlife circuit, this beach shack is equipped with fun! There’s an in-house band playing classics on the ground floor, a DJ, shisha and a buzzing atmosphere. After partying-it-up, head upstairs for some fab bar food!

This open air, circular club is spectacularly located at the end of a pier, affording great views of the Burj Al-Arab and the rest of Dubai. A fabulous group of international DJs will keep your friends and you dancing through the night!

Located on the beach with great Japanese cuisine, an upscale crowd and excellent music, this hot spot will have you and
your gals get your beat-on in open-air beach style! Sunday night is the most popular at this venue.

Hen get aways
Nothing beats the therapy of girl-time, and sometimes a mere night of revelry isn’t enough to prepare you for that pre-wedded bliss! A full weekend away with your besties is one of the biggest perks of getting hitched. Get away with your girls for a weekend crammed full of blissful chatter.

Qasr Al Sarab Resort - Abu Dhabi
Located in the largest uninterrupted desert in the world, this luxury resort has gorgeous digs, dotted with plunge pools. Visit the wildlife reserve next door, spend the day at the spa, relax by the pool with a drink, or bond with your BFFs at any of the spectacular restaurants that the hotel has to offer.

Hilton - Ras Al Khaimah
This idyllic resort has a private waterfront, if you’re into water sports, a fabulous pool if you’re just into lounging, and even a heavenly spa if it’s just some rest and relaxation that you’re after. There is plenty of excitement too, and an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, to get you and your girlfriends going – so, eat and drink-up the weekend with abandon!

Jumeirah Bab Al Shams
This desert resort has one of the most beautiful pools in the region. With gorgeously appointed rooms, your weekend is sure to be ensconced in blissful luxury! The rooftop bar is a particularly refreshing place to kick back.

Rehearsal dinner
Getting your loved ones together for your rehearsal dinner requires a special place indeed. Great cuisine, an inviting atmosphere and amazing service are absolute must haves!

The Italian chain is renowned for its scrumptious and authentic array of inventive dishes. An attractive and classy setting with impeccable service and mouth watering food, your rehearsal dinner will be a sure-fire hit in these classy digs.

Rivington Grill
This authentic British restaurant in Souk Al Bahar has a fantastic view and a great outdoor seating area overlooking the Dubai fountains. With simple, traditional and delicious fare, it is the perfect spot to host an intimate but cheery dinner with friends and family.

One of the newer eateries in Dubai, this trendy, low lit ambient restaurant in the DIFC, serves gently flavoured and lightly seasoned, succulent food that will keep your entire group, finger-licking happy!

Youngsters party
Throwing a party for a younger crowd to mingle and have a gala time before your nuptials is a fun-filled inclusion in your roster of wedding events. Letting your hair loose, without the ever-peering eyes of the older aunts and uncles, allows for some good old-fashioned fun!

Calabar, Address Hotel
This swanky hotspot at the Address Hotel has great Latin-inspired cuisine and plenty of nooks for conversation. With a large interior, and fabulous outdoor terrace, there’s room for a dance and drink, or just a chilled evening lounging around!

360, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
This circular bar at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, offers not only an amazing view, but also the right kind of music and choice of cocktails, for a wonderful night of fun for everyone, with international DJ’s and a fun crowd. A highlight is the incredible view of the neighbouring Burj Al Arab.

Okku, Monarch Hotel
An exclusive Japanese fusion restaurant, Okku is one of Dubai’s hottest venues. Great music, a delicious and inventive array of food, along with haute service, style and beautiful people – a sure-fire winner for a night out with the girls.

Big wedding reception
The grandest post-wedding event, the reception is the culmination of the days of unbridled celebration. Choose any of these fabulous venues for a large, glamorous and sophisticated affair that will leave you with memories of a lifetime.

One Only Palm Jumeirah (new)
The brand new One and Only Palm Jumeirah retains the glamour, beauty and luxury reminiscent of old world Arabia. Set in a private harbour, the landscape is dotted with lush gardens, overflowing fountains and azure blue pools set against a sparkling beachfront. Enjoy the unrivalled view of the fabulous Dubai skyline as you culminate your wedding celebrations with grandeur and style!

Desert Palm Resort
Located only 20 minutes outside Dubai, the contrasting hues of this plush resort make for a grand and out of the way option. With rich green polo fields ensconced in the arid desert landscape, there is no dearth of picturesque locations in the extensive grounds of this magical spot. Renowned for their immaculate service and beautifully constructed celebrations, this resort will leave you far from disappointed.

Grand Hyatt, Dubai
With 37 acres of landscaped gardens, the Grand Hyatt is one of the most popular venues in the city. The palm fringed outdoor area is extremely popular for weddings. Perfectly situated in the heart of Dubai, with a variety of cuisines on its premises (right from Lebanese and Sushi to Indian) there is a little of everything in this beautiful location.

Small wedding reception

If you choose to have a more intimate wedding reception, there are smaller venues that don’t skimp on luxury and style on this very special occasion. Wedding, lists the perfect locales for a reception with your nearest and dearest!

Park Hyatt
A beautifully decorated site on the beautiful grounds of this spectacular hotel makes for the perfect scaled down reception. Right from the glittering Dubai Creek to the luxuriously blue marina, you will not be disappointed by the variety of backdrops for the location of your post-nuptial celebration.

A much lauded boutique hotel, this establishment is popular for its understated elegance. Located in one of the most ambient places in the city, Bastakiya, it provides a rare peek into a historic and infrequently visited area. Hailed as Dubai’s best kept secret, this chic hotel is perfect for that intimate celebration.

Bateaux Dubai
Reminiscent of a floating glass castle, this popular dining destination is one of the most luxurious inclusions in the city’s list of eateries. Enjoy a smooth ride along Dubai’s spectacular creek, with the floor to ceiling glass windows offering an unobstructed view of the beauty of the city. Spacious but compact, this would make for a unique and tasteful reception taken right out of a fairytale.

Family brunch
The post wedding brunch is a great time for the entire family to reminisce and laugh at the glorious events of the past few days. The hustle and bustle of the wedding leaves little time for actual conversation . It’s wonderful to be able to make time to do just that over delicious food and drink at some of Dubai’s best venues.

Ritz Carlton
One of the choicest brunches in town, the spread at the Italian restaurant Splendido will leave you aghast with its incredible variety. Over a dozen appetisers, half a dozen main courses, a plethora of culinary stations, from pizza and oysters to risotto, salmon and salami, and you almost forget to leave room for dessert. Missing out on the sweet offerings would be sinful indeed, with a crepe station, tiramisu, full berry compote and much more!

Al Qasr
Time Out’s Best Brunch winner for the third year running (from 2007 onward), the constant stream of incredible food and drink will seduce you into a culinary coma! With wagyu, freshly baked brownies (made in front of you), succulent oysters and foie gras, there is nothing that you cannot find in this restaurant. Located on a stunning terrace, you will be left smiling from ear to ear for days after!

Spectrum on One
A highly popular brunch infused with the cuisines of all of The Fairmont’s restaurants, this is an absolute must-do. With flashy and over-the-top décor and presentation, the spread is rich and global in its culinary outreach. Sample Thai, Chinese, European and Middle Eastern delicacies at this one-stop eatery!

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