Dubai Welcomes the Destination Wedding Industry

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Dubai Welcomes the Destination Wedding Industry
Thu 04-04-2019

Dubai rolled the Arabian Red Carpet for 500 global wedding experts, as the City of Dazzling Dreamscapes, has geared up to host the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress organized by Dubai-based QnA International, along with Official Destination Partner Dubai Tourism and Hotel Partner Atlantis, The Palm from 27 to 29 March 2019.

Global luxury wedding experts have come together to be a part of the world’s biggest B2B congregation for the destination wedding industry where they shared their views on the trends & developments in this dynamic multimillion dollar wedding industry, and potentially looking at Dubai as a hotspot for destination weddings.

Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “We are pleased to welcome experts from across the industry to Dubai for the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress, an event which will help us to showcase the city as a prime wedding hotspot. Thanks to our world-class hotels and venues, as well as high levels of service across the city, combined with the city’s status as a melting pot of cultures and nationalities, Dubai serves as an ideal destination of choice for couples. With experts in their field sharing their insights and discussing the changing trends in the dynamic wedding industry, this congress will also give us a better and more focused understanding of the industry, helping us shape the future of weddings in Dubai.”


Sharing similar sentiments is Timothy Kelly, the General Manager of Atlantis, The Palm which is the Official Hotel Partner for the Congress. “We are proud to host the world’s biggest business platform for the destination wedding industry, the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress. As the official Hotel Partner for the DWP Congress, we would like to show global luxury wedding experts coming from over 70 countries the endless opportunities we have to offer. Atlantis, The Palm is a magical wedding destination with beautiful indoor and outdoor venues and can cater to every taste and requirement. Our association with the DWP Congress is playing a huge role in not only placing Atlantis, The Palm, but also Dubai at the forefront of wedding tourism” he said.

The 2019 edition of the DWP Congress boasted a comprehensive conference agenda including inspirational keynote presentations, powerful panel discussions, brainstorming discussions and master classes that will happened over a period of two days.


The prelude to the most awaited extravagant congress started with the welcome reception that took place at Nasimi Beach, the happening chic beach club at Atlantis, The Palm following the theme of a ‘Pearlescent Dream’ that sketches Dubai’s monumental journey from the traditional, culturally rich city to the modern cosmopolitan it has grown into.


“We are extremely excited to welcome the leading experts of the wedding world at the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress, an exclusive congress that will showcase the changing trends within the dynamic industry in the City of Superlatives - Dubai”said Ackash Jain, Director, QnA International, organisers of the DWP Congress.

The highly anticipated gala dinner took place on Friday, the 29th of March and also marked the debut of the DWP ACE Awards that honoured and highlighted excellence in the luxury wedding industry. Great food, enthralling entertainment and a dazzling after party is how 500 globally recognized wedding connoisseurs bid goodbye to the Middle Eastern edition of the DWP Congress.

To read more about the DWP ACE Awards, click here.