Dubai fast becoming one of the world’s most popular wedding destinations

Dubai is fast emerging as the city of choice for destination weddings, with a growing number of wedding and event planners worldwide recommending the city to couples as the perfect venue to celebrate their weddings.

The city’s world-class infrastructure, picturesque resorts, luxury hospitality offerings and services, exceptional track record for safety, and diverse tourism attractions have made it the ideal destination for organizing memorable social events.

People worldwide are increasingly choosing Dubai to celebrate weddings, milestone celebrations, and personal occasions. With the availability of highly-skilled wedding and event planners, its distinctive locations, eclectic culinary scene, cultural diversity, and unmatched packages for all budgets, Dubai offers a unique experience for wedding couples and guests.

As part of efforts to showcase Dubai as a hub for destination weddings, the city hosted the 5th edition of the Dubai Global Wedding Excellence (GWE) retreat and forum.

The event took place on the 9th and 10th of January and was successful.

Over 70 international wedding planners, experts, and companies from key source markets attended the event, providing a platform for these industry experts to network, share ideas, and exchange best practices.

Laila Suhail, CEO of Strategic Alliances & Partnerships Sector, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, commented: “We are proud to highlight Dubai’s world-class proposition as the city of choice for destination weddings in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s most visited destination.

As a global lifestyle hub, Dubai is the ultimate getaway for couples looking to experience an unforgettable wedding and offers beautiful settings to mark their special occasions such as anniversaries.”

The GWE event highlighted Dubai’s vibrant culinary landscape, the array of distinctive city wedding locations, and many of Dubai’s over 794 luxurious hotels. Hotels that participated in the event included Atlantis, The Palm; Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah; Nikki Beach Resort & Spa; The Ritz-Carlton, among others.

In addition to a broad portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts, Dubai offers a multitude of stunning backdrops and world-famous landmarks for wedding celebrations, including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, Museum of the Future, and Ain Dubai.

The city also offers lovely weather and an environment with year-round sunshine, a sparkling cityscape, beautiful sandy beaches, lush green gardens, rolling dunes, and stunning mountain views.

From January – November 2022, Dubai welcomed 12.82 million international overnight visitors, a reflection of the remarkable resilience the city has shown in rebounding from the impact of global challenges.

With the city’s economy and tourism sectors accelerating their growth momentum, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism continues to work with its network of valued stakeholders and partners, both domestic and international, as well as lifestyle experts, wedding planners, and service providers to position Dubai as the world’s best city for destination weddings.

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Umar Ali
As editor in chief, I am always on the road, searching for hidden gems, undiscovered waterfalls, enticing hikes to explore, underrated delis, and more. Crafting compelling content that captures the true essence of each place is my passion. With years of experience in travel journalism, I strive to provide unbiased and factual content based on my real-life experiences. When I'm not out exploring, you can find me delving into local markets and devouring new foods, immersing myself in the cultures and communities that make each destination unique. It might sound like a tough job, but I love it!

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