Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi can be exciting options for a Middle Eastern wedding destination. Furthermore, these cities are viable and convenient to plan a wedding in tandem with your destination wedding planner. They are just a short, direct flight away from most major cities and there are a good number of flight options per day — a factor that makes travel easier on your guests, especially if they are elderly. Another reason that makes these cities an ideal pick for your destination wedding is the familiarity factor. After all, whether you plan an itinerary for them or not, they won’t find it difficult or inconvenient to keep themselves busy during your destination wedding in either or both cities.

The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, also continues to rank high as a popular choice for destination weddings. The bustling metropolis has enough tourist attractions, retail havens and gourmet stops to keep one busy for days on end. The city has also rightfully gained a reputation for being the art hub of the UAE — from the Etihad Modern Art Gallery and the Abu Dhabi Art Hub right up to huge institutions like the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, it is inarguably one of the most art-driven cities in the region. Here too, top-notch hotels and resorts cater to destination weddings of all sizes with food, venues, décor and unhinged fun as the distinct focal point.