Are you searching for that special wedding package in Dubai to book for your upcoming wedding? To help you easily compare between Dubai wedding packages from various hotels and venues, we are constantly curating wedding packages from various hotels and venues in Dubai and listing them in this special section. With a click of a button you will be able to communicate with the venues, enquire about additional details if needed, or simply book your preferred wedding venue.
How much does a wedding cost in Dubai?
The main cost component of any wedding is largely the venue cost with the associated food and beverages. Venues normally charge a per person rate (inclusive or exclusive of taxes) and present their services and benefits in bundles referred to as a Wedding Package. Typically, venues offer 2 or 3 different packages giving couples the option to select from either a basic wedding package to a more enhanced and upgraded package. The cost per person of a wedding package in Dubai could vary from AED 100 (or even less), offered by smaller 3-star hotels and wedding halls, to AED 500 and above, offered by luxury 5-star hotels and resorts. Rates also vary by season - higher rates prevail during the high wedding seasons (October till April) and lower rates from May to September.
What does a wedding package in Dubai typically include?
Wedding packages offered by hotels in Dubai generally include the banquet set-up with a choice of linens, tables, and chairs; basic audiovisual system and stage as available in the hotel; a range of food and beverage menus, a cake (from 1 to 3 tiers - normally only top tier will be edible), food tasting (for 2 to 4 people); and one night stay for the bride and groom. The packages, of course, vary from hotel to hotel, and within the same hotel, there could be several packages starting with a basic package and upgrading it with more value-added benefits. The terms and conditions of Dubai wedding packages also vary when it comes to minimum guests, minimum spend, and payment terms. You will need to check with each hotel on its own. Here, in Dubai's wedding directory you will find all the venues and professionals to contact.
How many guests can attend a wedding in Dubai now?
Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the number of wedding guests in Dubai, and most cities around the world, changes according to the epidemiological situation at that point in time. Accordingly, the Government may decide to increase or reduce the number of guests allowed to attend weddings and social events. We monitor this closely and report on it in this article on: Coronavirus Update: Number of Permitted Wedding Guests at Destinations Around the World.
Do hotels in Dubai require a minimum number of wedding guests?
Most wedding venues in Dubai ask for a required minimum number of guests to be able to book the venue. With the limitations imposed by the COVID pandemic, the minimum number of wedding guests dropped to 40 or 50 guests depending on the venue. For smaller venues, the minimum number of guests would be 20. Before the pandemic, the minimum number of guests was on average around 150 guests. This condition can be waived for weddings booked during the week.
What are the added benefits that higher value packages include?
Additional benefits can be added by hotels to the package to enhance it, these benefits and services could include: Soft beverages and juices for a specific duration, a selection of table/chair linen and more elegant chinaware, fresh flower table centerpieces, red carpet arrival experience for your wedding guests, dance floor and stage setup, a dedicated coordinator on the wedding day, complimentary 1-night stay with special Honeymoon setup and breakfast, a dedicated lounge and Majlis area, special room rates for wedding guests, a spa treatment, a larger wedding cake with more real layers, as well as, complimentary parking service or valet service for all guests.
Do all hotels in Dubai charge a 'minimum spend'?
No, a minimum spend is required by some 5-star hotels and resorts in Dubai when booking a ballroom. Some of the hotels in Dubai that charge a minimum spend include the Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons and Madinat Jumeirah. A minimum spend is a flat rate that the hotel charges to guarantee a minimum revenue for the booking.
How do you enquire about a wedding package or book one through this section?
After you browse through the different Dubai wedding packages listed in this section and decide which packages are more suitable for you, just click on Book Now and fill in a short form with your contact details. You can also add any comment that you may have to ask, for example, about a specific aspect of the package. There is no financial commitment at this stage at all. Your information will automatically be sent to the venue you selected who will in return contact you to follow up.
You will find all the communication between you and the hotel saved in your dashboard on Arabia Weddings. Once you order a package (by clicking on Book Now), a dashboard will be created for you on the website (if you do not already have one) to view the offers and/or order more services.
For more information on getting married in Dubai, take a look at this: An Easy Guide to Getting Married in Dubai.