UAE to Become Top Wedding Destination in Middle East

UAE to Become Top Wedding Destination in Middle East
Fri 06-03-2015

The number of people choosing to travel to the UAE to get married continues to rise.

According to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics there was nearly a 10 percent increase in weddings registered there in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Wedding service providers and industry experts say the business is expected to grow in the next few years as the wedding industry could benefit from regional economies getting ready to host mega events like the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

So it probably makes sense to hold an annual bridal show in the Gulf nation.

Sharjah’s annual bridal show has made a comeback this year with even more opportunities to meet the industry’s top vendors from across the region.

And to add to the excitement - one lucky bride will walk away with a $16,000 wedding dress designed by Emirati fashion designer Aisha al-Muhairi.

Bridal show businesses have been on the surge in the UAE, which according to industry experts is one of the top destinations couples travel to, to wed.

“The fairy-tale wedding settings that the UAE can offer are hard to match elsewhere. No wonder the country has consistently found its place among the top 10 destinations to get married abroad,” said Saif al-Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah.

Source: Al Arabiya