Located 35 minutes from the airport on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah, with suites and restaurants sprinkled across the massive property and sandy beaches on all sides, this luxe hotel checks all the boxes for an ideal wedding destination.
Asateer has all the trimmings of a traditional wedding venue: in-house technicians, customisable décor options and room enough to hold your entire bridal party. Dine at Ayamna and try the divine Apricot Vanilla Muhalabiya, made of apricot nectar, cream, pistaschios and almonds. Or choose the very popular interactive buffet at Kaleidoscope: live counters, sushi conveyor belts and chocolate fountains. Unwind at the ShuiQi spa and kick off your RnR in style with their exclusive Aromatherapy Associates’ Inner Strength treatment.
Kick-start your celebrations with a cocktail party on Nasimi beach. Its shoreline terrace and beach-side cabanas have played host to some of the world’s top DJs. Treat yourself to a fine-dining experience, minus the pomp, at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. This chic bistro pays homage to both British and European cultures with refined results, courtesy a menu dreamed up by three-Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay. You’ll leave with a very full stomach, and serious foodie cred. Amid the wedding chaos, take a breather by the Royal Pool, a popular vantage point from which to take in the glittering Dubai skyline.
You could be forgiven for getting your vows wrong at this surreal venue brimming with mythological tales. If exotic marine life gives you the tingles, you’ll be floored by The Lost Chambers’ experience. Make reservations at Ossiano, which has an impressive array of seafood delicacies. Start with the excellent Lobster velouté. Skip the usual hen-night shenanigans and visit Aquaventure—the dizzying number of rides make this worth your while. If you’re feeling particularly brave, get on the Leap Of Faith, a nine-storey-tall mega-slide that will hurtle you down a near-vertical drop in one heart-stopping second.
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