Will the parents get along? Who will be the bridesmaids? Will a king’s ransom be enough to pay for the big day? These are all questions that will inevitably arise when a couple decides to get married and for this reason, more and more people are choosing to exchange vows abroad.
The average price of a wedding in Great Britain has been between 4,000 and 18,000 pounds sterling, according to the survey that is created and what is taken into account in terms of wedding costs. However, whatever number is used, there is no doubt that a wedding is an expensive business that can lead many couples into debt; Not the ideal way to start married life!
Perhaps not as obvious a wedding destination as, say, the Caribbean, Dubai is becoming an increasingly popular option, with a lot to offer over other traditional hotspots, and has even been dubbed ‘The Vegas of the Middle East. ‘, but what makes him so popular with couples?
First of all, there is accessibility. There are direct flights from Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and London and most flights take less than 7 hours. Plus, flights can be found for as little as £ 200. Second, Dubai has year-round sunshine and rains are rare, meaning that an outdoor wedding is virtually guaranteed to be safe from landslide.
Dubai itself is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and it is a wealthy area, popular with businesses and tourists alike. It is famous for its large shopping centers and ambitious real estate projects, such as the Palm Islands, the largest man-made islands in the world that will eventually host numerous residential, leisure and entertainment facilities. And there’s also Ski Dubai, the world’s third-largest indoor ski slope, catering to skiers and snowboarders. In addition to this, Dubai offers a fantastic variety of golf courses and excellent diving, with numerous shipwrecks scattered along the coast, so there is certainly no shortage of activities in Dubai.
Like most major cities, Dubai has its own iconic structure at Jumeirah’s Burj Al Arab, the world’s tallest hotel built to resemble a billowing sail, and from its helipad Tiger Woods hit golf balls in 2004. There is also the Madinat Jumeirah, which translates to “the city of Jumeirah”, a sprawling luxury resort, encompassing waterways and glorious seascapes, restaurants, shops and even a private beach, making it a place perfect for weddings in Dubai.
Importantly, English is widely spoken throughout Dubai and most of the signs are written in both Arabic and English, making practical issues like traveling and shopping a breeze. There are also no special visa requirements for most Western countries.
Dubai is a bold and ambitious place that doesn’t do things by halves. Its climate, accessibility and opportunities rich in activities make it the perfect place to get married. Long live Dubai!