The United Arab Emirates has been ranked as one of the best locations in the world to have a destination wedding. This is in fact due to the opulence and ambience of the country which provides a peaceful atmosphere to tie the knot as well as the lots of venues dotting cities in the country perfect for celebrating the nuptials.

If you have decided this 2020 to have an adventure while exchanging the vows with your lover, you will be delighted to see the options provided to you in this wonderful Arab Country.

Having a destination wedding in the UAE is a serious business as it is an interesting one. It is serious because of the preparations that would have to go into it as every other destination wedding requires. The interesting part comes in when browsing through the avalanche of options provided for you by the grandeur of the Emirates.

From majestic palaces to classic villas, opulent hotels, exotic islands and breath-taking resorts, here are some of the most luxurious places for destination weddings in the world located in the United Arab Emirates.

1. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace tops the list as this monumental building gives everything you might desire in a luxury destination wedding location. It is located in a prime area in the city where your wedding guest can have access to other iconic spots in the city while at the same time putting you within the reach of most necessities in the city. The wedding itself promises to be memorable as you can either have an indoor celebration in the grand ballroom decorated with gold and spectacular architectural designs or you can situate your celebration outdoor where you can have the special moments in the absolutely fantastic garden or the magnificent terrace tops that gives the best background to your pictures.

2. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai

As luxurious destination weddings come by, one held in the world’s first and only 7-star hotel – Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – is sure to make an everlasting impression. This hotel is unarguably one of the most luxurious venues for destination weddings in the United Arab Emirates. The appeal starts from the breathtaking views as well as the astonishing environment offered. It then goes on to the lavish facilities of the hotel guaranteed to make the wedding a memorable one, as well as the ultra-extravagant charms that set it aside from others. These charms include the Burj Al Arab Terrace, the Al Falak Ballroom, Palm Garden, Marina Garden, Tameen Majlis, Gold On 27, and more.

3. Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Well esteemed as one of the best and most luxurious 5 star hotels for a dream destination wedding in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm makes the third entry into this list. The extravagant venue is the perfect place to exchange your vows on a sun-kissed private beach, and host your reception in an underwater wonderland. With a choice of opulent ballrooms, breathtaking outdoor venues and iconic settings to say your vows, Atlantis, The Palm ticks all the right boxes for a dream luxury destination wedding in the UAE. Menus from world-class chefs, contemporary accommodation options for your guests, and a host of luxury extras make Atlantis, The Palm one of the finest and most sought-after wedding destination. The hotel also has a team of dedicated wedding specialists take care of every detail, so you can enjoy the most important day of your life.

4. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is on another level entirely when talking about luxurious locations for a destination wedding in the Emirates. The opulent spot is located in the heart of Palm Jumeirah and boasts of the exquisite views of nature that comes with the location. The choices of venue include the Poolside Terrace with the alluring infinity pool, The Golden Sands perfect for a beachside wedding at sunset, and the Palm Ballroom perfect for the glamorous, intimate wedding. The environment as well as the food boasts a touch of Thai due to its origins.

5. Hotel Fairmont Ajman

For a lover or dreamer of beach wedding, Hotel Fairmont Ajman is your place to go. The waterfront destination has achieved a famous status with the several weddings that take place there annually. The location offers a number of wedding venues to cover the indoors and outdoors. There are also several amazing views that can serve as memorable background for your wedding pictures. The food there is also fabulous and sure to make a momentous impression on your wedding guests.

6. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

There is no way the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi would not be on the list as the options provided by the location are sure enough to confuse an indecisive person or couple. There is the 3000 square meter ballroom as well as the crystal blue beach and the great expanse of terraces. After settling on the spot, there are teams of event planners to help you decide how best to decorate the venue and what sort of theme you wish to use. At the end of the day, you are guaranteed a memorable experience for yourself, your spouse and your wedding guests.

7. Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort in Dubai is all about having fun and a wonderful adventured while in the sojourn of tying the knot. The beautiful desert resort is in the middle of the country with stunning environment, promising a beautiful background for the wedding pictures. The venue is inspired by the Bedouin culture and features falconry displays, dune sports and camel treks. It provides you and your guests with a lot to do while enjoying the vacation wedding. Anywhere is good and even the Majlis Boardroom can accommodate up to 120 guests for an intimate wedding.

8. Bab Al Shams, Dubai

A wedding at Bab Al Shams will make you feel like you stepped into a fantasy movie or novel as the out of the city location provides an ambience of serenity unattainable in most spot close to the city. The desert location is close to Al Qudra Lake and avails a starry night sky to give a magical touch to the union. The venue options include Masala Courtyard, Falcon Courtyard and more.

9. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

A glance away from the altar will lead your gaze to the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf and walking down the aisle is like walking to paradise. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is a location for a fairy tale wedding with music playing softly and the nature taking cognizance of the importance of the day. The five-star luxury beach caters to all scales of weddings such as intimate, grand and extra-grand. It is for this reasons that it has been named one of the most luxurious places in the UAE for destination weddings.

10. One&Only Royal Mirage Resort, Dubai

A lot is spent on destination weddings and most of the finance goes into travels and the venue. This is not the case when you decide on The One&Only Royal Mirage Resort in the Emirates. The venue is known for its several options for a small wedding and is favored because it requires little decorates before it gives a radiant appearance. It has a beachfront, ballrooms, halls as well as small courtyards perfect for an intimate wedding.