An Emirati wedding is nothing short of an extravagant event, bringing together the very best of food, entertainment, and décor. Here is what you can expect at a wedding in the UAE.

Image via Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

A String of Events

Weddings in Abu Dhabi are always preceded by the proposal, the signing of the papers, and the henna night. But the festivities culminate in the most lavish event – the reception! Families can host their guests at hotels such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort which has spacious banquet halls and a beautiful beachfront for an unforgettable evening.

The Reception

While it is custom for the party to be split into two, based on the sex, both sides of the reception are nothing short of opulent and incredible! You can expect the very best food, entertainment, and décor and despite no alcohol being served at these receptions, guests are in high spirits.

Dress Code

In short -dress to impress! Since the men and women celebrate in separate halls, don’t be surprised if the women’s side of the party looks like a fashion week! An Emirati wedding is an event at which you are expected to wear your finest clothing and jewellery so expect nothing less than designer wear and 24 karat gold jewellery to be adorned by the guests.

Incredible Spread

There’s no better way to celebrate a marriage than with food! Bring your appetite to an Emirati wedding because you can expect to find an absolute feast laid out for you! From incredible local delicacies and delights, Emirati coffee and local dates can be expected. You can be sure you will never leave an Emirati wedding feeling hungry.