Located a mere three hours away from major Indian cities, Abu Dhabi is a cultural crossroads of beauty, grandeur, opulence, and global flavours. Whether you are a culture enthusiast, a go-getter, or simply fabulous, you will find plenty of options to host your destination wedding in Abu Dhabi. The city provides everything – from pristine beaches, regal hotels, city landscape, to bespoke services by committed wedding planners in Abu Dhabi.
The capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi, ranks high as a choice for destination weddings. The world’s largest hand-loomed carpet, the fastest roller coaster, the highest high tea, the tower with the greatest lean, Abu Dhabi isn’t afraid to challenge world records. With nonstop, frequent flights of around 3 hours from most major Indian cities to Abu Dhabi’s international airport (IATA), the city is an ideal pick for a destination wedding.
Wedding venues in Abu Dhabi are awash with fascinating cultures, traditions, and architecture. They range from plush hotels to the world’s most picturesque forts in Al Ain, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Host a corporate event in Abu Dhabi at the incredible Al Dhafra region, the largest sand mass in the world. Soak up the experiences like dune dawn walks, camel trekking, campfire barbecues and dune bashing through quad bikes and Hummers in the city’s desertscape.
For those looking to engage in Gulf culture, Abu Dhabi offers a plethora of exhibitions, tours, and food options. Experience the city through strolls around the dhow harbour, street markets, Sheesha cafes, and shifting sand dunes. The bustling metropolis has gained a reputation for being an art hub – from Etihad Modern Art Gallery, the Louvre, and the Guggenheim; it is arguably an art-driven city.
A city icon, the 114-dome Emirates Palace has the best banquet halls in Abu Dhabi, with opulent gardens, silver fountains, and plush accommodation. In Abu Dhabi, hospitality is a lifestyle. From serving of Arabic coffee and dates, to petting falcons, camel racing and Ayala folk dancing, Abu Dhabi is a cultural heaven. Visit the Sir Bani Yas Island, a wildlife park, stroll through Masdar City, experience the splendour of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, or indulge in local delicacies like the Harees, Mardooba, and the Luqaimat. Public buses, taxis, and the metro are the popular modes of public transport in the city.
Here’s a WOW Venue guide to the best venues for nuptials surrounded by sand dunes, souks and Arabian nights.