Exclusive: Planning your Dubai Wedding with Carousel Weddings & Events
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Dubaï’s cleanliness, safety, and hospitality make it a sought-after tourist destination. The city’s regulations ensure a pristine environment and its residents are known for their friendliness and pride in their city. Dubai prioritizes safety and has an excellent track record. Considering these factors Dubai makes the ideal location for a destination wedding.
Zainab Alsalih is widely regarded as the wedding guru of Dubai, setting up one of the region’s first luxury wedding planning and event agencies over 15 years ago. Since then, brides and grooms worldwide have entrusted Zainab, Founder and Creative Director of Carousel Weddings (carousel.ae), to manage the most important and precious day of their lives.
“Dubai is actually one of the easiest cities in the world to plan a wedding in, boasting a wide variety of different and luxury venues”
WHAT A BRIDE CAN EXPECT FROM CAROUSEL WEDDINGS
Carousel Weddings can plan a wedding between 3 to 6 months in advance for ceremonies involving 40 people and weddings as big as 1,200 guests. For the ultra-organised bride, you can get in touch 12 months in advance, although Carousel Weddings has also been known to turn some of the most glamorous weddings around in as little as three weeks!
ZAINAB’S TIPS WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING IN DUBAI
Future planning around weather is best in Dubai, particularly around the holiday break over Christmas, where many parts of the world are cold. Dubai’s winter is a wedding dream.
MAXIMIZE TIME WITH UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Zainab goes on to offer words of wisdom. “When you’re planning a destination wedding and your guests are going to go to all that time, effort and expense to attend your wedding – you want to give them a unique experience where they’re going to come and experience the city. Your guests are there for you, so you can maximize what you do with them. “Only in Dubai can you visit the beach, city and desert within one hour.
Zainab debunked some of the biggest misconceptions about Dubai, highlighting that it is a clean, hospitable, polite, safe and happy city. “There’s a lot to do and I think one of the biggest misconceptions about Dubai is that it’s superficial. But Dubai is so much more than that. There’s so much depth, culture and heritage to the city. Dubai welcomes guests as they are – meaning there is no requirement to dress modestly, you can dance the night away if that’s your desire and yes, you can have alcohol at your wedding.”
RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL CEREMONIES
Religious wedding services are available for all faiths and denominations in Dubai including; Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and more, as well as civil weddings.
Wedded Wonderland is excited to launch the Get Wedded in Dubai 2023 digital magazine, featuring the unparalleled beauty and charm of destination weddings in Dubai. The magazine showcases captivating real weddings across cultures, highlights leading venues, offers guidance from innovative wedding planners, fashion designers, and jewellers, and features a comprehensive directory of preferred suppliers nationwide.