Dubai: Wedding venues report high demand even during peak summer. Couples opt for weekday weddings as weekend bookings soar.
28 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM
The demand for wedding venues is higher than ever, even during the peak of summer, with many couples who got married legally earlier now planning grand celebrations with an extended gathering of friends and family members.
Due to strong demand, some couples are finding it hard to hold weddings on the weekends, hence settling for weekdays to celebrate the “Big Day”.
Sanjay Vazirani, CEO, Foodlink Global Restaurants and Catering Services, said Dubai has established a status of a Wedding Destination of Choice for many, which was further strengthened given the emirate’s effective response to the pandemic.
Arun Bablani, owner and founder of Vivaah Weddings said, “Absolutely, the demand has been higher than ever... many couples have had to delay their wedding plans due to the pandemic and with the top health rating Dubai and the UAE have for their handling of Covid-19, people feel really safe choosing Dubai as an option.”
Bablani added that Dubai is hosting more weddings for the same reason that it’s attracting tourists – connectivity and safety against the pandemic.
He added that weekend bookings haven’t been a problem but there have been many weekday weddings that have the same fun and success.
“We can find almost any type of venue a couple may be looking for – whether it be a luxurious 5-star hotel, something in the middle of the dunes, a mountainous backdrop or the beautiful sea waters. If money is no object then almost any location is possible – be it the Burj Al Arab Helipad; a full hotel buyout; the Al Wasl Dome at Expo or the Museum of the Future,” he added.