Abu Dhabi is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast. Most of the city and the Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. It is also the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates and thus, a great place to plan a destination wedding.
Climate/Best time for getting married
Often couples look for getting married in the UAE but destination weddings in Doha, Bahrain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Oman have become increasingly popular. Although Dubai and Abu Dhabi are extremely sought-after for tying-the-knot. These other destinations across the middle east have a splendor and charm that is at par with Dubai. Though not as popular or touristy as Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, and Oman can be great choices for hosting a destination wedding per your religious rituals; a magnificent wedding.
The best time of year to get married in Abu Dhabi is from October to March for hot sunny days and mild evenings. From June to September the temperature is well into the mid-40s and isn’t much cooler in the evenings.
Weddings are the celebration of traditions. And these traditions are implemented differently in each culture. The United Arab Emirates is a rich and famous country where weddings are celebrated in a very lavish manner. For destination weddings, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, is in popularity. Is it the sun-sea-sand charm or the myriad of cultures that meet in this exotic land?
Placed perfectly at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, Middle East cities are fast climbing the hotspot wedding venue charts, winning against Thailand and Indonesia. Located just four hours away from India in a fortunate midway mark, the region is a cultural crossroads with grandeur, luxury, and a global-local flavor to match the new-age Big Fat Wedding. Abu Dhabi, a place of culture, pristine beaches, and beautiful palaces, making it a convenient and viable option to host a destination wedding. It is not only a convenient option for your relatives and friends living in India but also a beautiful location to begin your journey of love and happiness.
Here are some destinations we recommend:
Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach offers an exclusive wedding for welcoming guests. Two spacious ballrooms Host up to 360 guests open to a beachfront lawn and terrace. A glamorous beachfront setting for wedding celebrations, in the impressive sun-lit Dana Ballroom, would look fabulous. Further, both ballrooms offer huge floor-to-ceiling windows with direct access to the outdoor waterside terraces and promenades, perfect for pre-function gatherings.
Zaya Nurai Island
A lovely private island and magical paradise that showcases sunsets and sugar-white sandy beaches, where dolphins frolic happily in tranquil turquoise waters.
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Just a 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi, discover secluded peace by the shore, express endless love beside beach flames or impress your attendants with a remarkable palm-fringed party.
Take in the ocean air, barefoot on the rolling beach, and tie-the-knot to the beat of the drum. Transform one among our gorgeous gourmet restaurants or insatiable alfresco bars into your beautiful, bespoke setting.
Zaya Nurai Island may be a destination where love fills the air and dreams are redefined.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
The place is surrounded by beautiful flora, fauna, and incredible views of the ocean. It is the perfect setting for the most important day of your life.
With over 3,000 square meters of venue space, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club sets the tone for a wedding in Abu Dhabi. It has six event spaces, which can accommodate over 1,000 guests.
Grand Continental Flamingo Hotel
Al Shalilah Ballroom at Grand Continental Flamingo Hotel is the perfect space to help you create the wedding of your dreams which can accommodate up to 120 people. Enjoy your special wedding day or engagement with a small gathering.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
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It is one of the affordable wedding venues in Dubai and one of the best wedding venues. What is even more impressive is that the beach-facing awning, the blooming landscape, the lush lawns, and the traditional decor give an elegant setting for any type of wedding.
The grand Roma Ballroom has chandeliers, upholstered walls, and unique lighting and may accommodate up to 900 guests. Grand Lawn with views of the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque with 500 guests Pool Garden up to 1,000 guests and Villa Lawn with 200 guests.
Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center
Best of all, for wedding guests almost anywhere you can think of. Right in your hometown or around the world. A getaway to a place where love is in the air and an Ideal for an intimate wedding reception. It had a One-of-a-kind rooftop indoor setting perfect for sunset receptions. Al Saadiyat rooms total over 500 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 50 guests. A central location connected to the World Trade Center Mall.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
From delicious cuisine, picture-perfect locations to personalized service, reflect your dream wedding leaving you relaxed and energized to enjoy the joy of celebration. The only wide events lawn golf views in Abu Dhabi. The stunning outdoor sunset setting with Spacious outdoor venues for up to 650 guests.
Saadiyat beach club
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Saadiyat Beach Club has an iconic wedding venue that can accommodate up to 300 guests- from flowers, decorations, cakes, accommodation, food, and music. Dreaming of celebrating your big day in a spectacular setting with magically sweeping views this place is promising.
Yas Links Abu Dhabi
If you’re looking for something like no other, Yas Island is the best for wedding celebrations. The Andalusian courtyard is perfect for up to 60 guests to 120 Guests, totally hidden from view, perfect for a private set up and live cooking on the lawn which is perfect for the Summer months. From lavish to intimate, elegant to simple, traditional to modern, Yas Links offers a stunning, natural setting for your wedding. The exclusive lawn is perfect for wedding receptions. Although this venue could be transformed into any wedding style, to create a chic, rustic theme.
Qasr Al Sarab desert resort by Anantara
Experience Arabian splendor with a personalized wedding at the mirage palace, the world’s largest endless sand desert views, and traditional touches for a lifetime celebration. Exchange vows in the presence of your relatives and friends in a choice of sumptuous indoor and outdoor venues. The venue for an exclusive wedding celebration of up to 500 guests and the reflection courtyard that is perfect for an elegant cocktail reception, a garden terrace offering a spectacular backdrop for a sunset ceremony or dinner.
Hilton Abu Dhabi
Hilton Abu Dhabi is that a magnificent location within the heart of the nation’s capital. The stunning view from Arabian Gulf to Beach Garden, offering private space to accommodate up to 1,100 guests. With 2 Ballrooms and 3 magnificent outdoor venues, can host anything from intimate engagement parties to lavish wedding dinners from 50 to 1,100 guests.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Their splendid Crystal Ballroom is designed in the style of the interiors of Southern France and adorned with Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Therefore, this beautiful venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. Sofitel makes your wedding more special with tailored packages, exquisite banquet service, gourmet dining.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Villas
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi offers flexible indoor and outdoor function spaces, making it an ideal wedding venue in Abu Dhabi. Hence, host the most unique wedding ceremony on Beach Lawn, or choose an indoor wedding venue, Alyazya Ballroom that can accommodate 300 guests in banquet seating. An exclusive entrance with a high, pillar-less ceiling adds to the feeling of gloriousness.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
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Experience Arabian splendor with a personalized wedding at the mirage palace. The world’s largest endless sand desert views, and traditional touches for a lifetime celebration. Exchange vows in the presence of your relatives and friends in a choice of sumptuous indoor and outdoor venues. The venue for an exclusive wedding celebration of up to 500 guests and the reflection courtyard that is perfect for an elegant cocktail reception, a garden terrace offering a spectacular backdrop for a sunset ceremony or dinner. Indeed, you are going to have a wedding of your dreams here!
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel
Each Anantara wedding reflects your dreams in a way that’s utterly unique to you. Whatever your fantasy, from a range of romantic desert and stunning coastline settings, or an opulent indoor venue that can be beautifully decorated. Hence, Emirati splendor is reflected in mashrabiya arches, crystal chandeliers, and gold and crimson tones which can accommodate up to 320 guests.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas makes the most awaited day of your memorable and unforgettable. Have an exquisite wedding under the stars at our magical outdoor venue, The Lawn. The venue is where beauty and romance come as naturally as the swaying palms and ocean waves that grace the Island’s exotic shores. Almas Ballroom, bedecked with crystal chandeliers and beautiful furnishings, can host up to 450 people featuring mesmerizing facilities from decoration to music and lighting.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and the Residences Emirates Pearl may be a Luxury hotel and events venue of extraordinary architecture indeed. Standing tall within the prestigious West Corniche district it is truly impeccable to not notice its elegance. Al Bateen ballroom has a private entrance, grand staircase, which can accommodate up to 740 guests. Weddings and Events at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi are nothing in need of extraordinary.
Hotel Fairmont Bab Al Bahr – Abu Dhabi
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is the perfect choice for making your special event extra-special. Whether you are planning a lavish luxurious wedding or a secluded micro wedding, it is ideal for both. More than 2,500 square meters of flexible, modern function space, a remarkable, and elegant, spacious ballroom that can host up to 1,100 guests in Saqr ballroom. Also has Falcon lawn one of the city’s most unique outdoor areas.
Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi
Whether a more intimate ceremony or a one-of-a-kind grand celebration, Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi provides stunning venues for the right backdrop to your “I Dos”. Our two ballrooms cater comfortably for up to 300 guests. While other private venues are ideal for smaller gatherings including lady’s henna parties and private dinners.
Hotel Rixos Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
A sunset wedding, powder-white beach, and a private ceremony – what more does one want? Celebrate the magic of love in the ethereal environment of the grand ballroom. Rounded off by flavorful culinary creations and extraordinary service courtesy of our stellar Wedding Specialists, your fairytale is sure to become a reality. Dazzle up to 600 guests and create memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi hotel and resort
Offering a unique blend of five-star hospitality and Arabian elegance, Arzanah Ballroom is an enchanting venue to say “I do”. Ensuring that your special day is everything that you dreamt of. 5 different wedding halls which can accommodate 550 people.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The InterContinental Abu Dhabi has so much style embedded in its long and nostalgic history. Therefore, it’s one of the most prestigious hotels in Abu Dhabi and would be perfect for your dream wedding.
If you’d prefer an outdoor wedding reception they have a marina and beach venues with breathtaking views. The hotel has a huge variety of event spaces. Hence, whether you are having a small and intimate affair or a large and lavish celebration it has it all. Their Grand Ballroom is out of this world and there’s no way your guests won’t be wowed by its majesty! We simply adore the sparkly chandeliers and grand pillars! For a smaller but no less grand wedding, they have 2 further ballrooms the Dar El Istiqbal and Liwa Ballroom.
Marriott Hotel al Forsan
Enjoy sophisticated and versatile venues for unforgettable weddings in Abu Dhabi. Experience the light-filled Al Forsan Ballroom, our largest wedding hall, which can seat 350 guests. Thrill your wedding guests with our location, near some of Abu Dhabi’s most popular attractions. The stylish and sophisticated decor is perfect for both a lavish occasion as well as a more intimate smaller wedding.
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Celebrate love make it memorable by celebrating the best day of your life in our magnificent ballrooms. Two impressive ballrooms, Al Thuraya can accommodate up to 800 guests. While Diwan can accommodate up to 300. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi is a reputable Unique and Specialty Wedding Venue since 1993 specializing in Local, Indian, and Western weddings.
Al Raha beach hotel
Select your choice of indoor or outdoor venues – Sunset Wedding by the beach with the views overlooking the gulf offers an ideal backdrop for a marriage reception. While our lavish ballroom sets the stage for truly elegant and chic weddings. Weddings at Al Raha Beach Hotel have always been the choice of those wanting a venue that captures and enhances the romance of the occasion. With a variety and venues and arrangements for upto 800 guests, Al Raha Beach Hotel.
Hilton capital grand Abu Dhabi
Each room at the Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi has modern European décor with Middle Eastern-inspired details. Feel at home in spacious and stylish rooms at this Abu Dhabi hotel indeed. The Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi has 6 restaurants and bars. It is including a fine-dining Pan-Asian restaurant and the Blue Bar, which offers panoramic views of the city.
Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi features an indoor and outdoor pool with a furnished terrace that can accommodate up to 500 guests. To see these places closely with you need a wedding planner to guide you, and thus it will relax you from organizing everything.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
At Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Located where the desert meets the sea. The hotel’s guests are welcomed with waterfront views and the stunning skyline of the city. Hence, the perfect wedding venue for luxury and elegance. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is ideal for dream weddings. Whether it’s an Emirati or European wedding or a mix of traditions. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is not only a hotel, it is an extension of the wedding couple’s home.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
The largest gathering space at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. The Liwa Grand Ballroom has its own grand entrance and a foyer suitable for a pre-event reception or interval cocktails. In addition, the dining area a terrace and gardens. The lovable ambiance makes it the perfect setting for larger events. In its entirety, the Liwa Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 450 people.
Crowne plaza downtown
Established on Shaikh Zayed Road. This is the oldest hotel in Dubai that has been gaining prominence amongst people for 24 years. The well-known hotel has been the venue for many generations. The perfect venue from romantic ceremonies to elegant receptions. The Emirates Ballroom presents a variety of events layout with the capacity to host up to 300 guests. Known as one of the best wedding venues in Abu Dhabi, this is not one to miss.
Blissful Plans warm-heartedly welcomes you to plan your wedding with us in a perfectly flawless manner. We indeed understand your preferences for a royal wedding in Abu Dhabi. Hence, we provide you with the best for your weddings. Contact us to know how we can help you plan a destination wedding in any of these magnificent venues.