5 Best Wedding Venues in Dubai
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5 Best Wedding Venues in Dubai

Before you can exchange “I dos,” there can be so many things to consider. 

Nailing down a wedding venue is one of them, and it’s imperative because it’s where you’ll be holding one of the biggest events in your life. 

To make this task easier, we’ve curated and reviewed some of the best wedding venues in Dubai. 

How much do wedding venues cost in Dubai? 

In Dubai, most weddings come with a hefty price tag, so understanding the cost of wedding venues is essential, especially if you want to cut costs. 

To get a view of how much you’ll spend for a wedding, here is a table showing the estimated price of each of the entries on our list. 

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa• Dune Ceremony - 3,680 AED

• Al Majlis Reception Set-up - 6,176 AED

• Dune Dining Reception - 9,125 AED

•  Presidential Suite Reception Set-up - 15,000 AED 

The Ritz-Carlton

• Starts at 280 AED to 310 per person

• With a minimum spend of 15,000 AED - you can use the Sunbird Lawn

• With a minimum spend of 20,000 AED - you can use the LouLou’a Ballroom

• With a minimum spend of 56,500 AED - you can use the Gulf Lawn

Raffles Dubai• Starts at 250 AED per person
Jumeirah Beach Hotel• Package for 20 guests - 9,900 AED

• Package for 150 guests - 27, 750 AED

The Oberoi• Starts at 270 AED per person

Note that these estimates can still change depending on your specific requirements and preferences. For this reason, we suggest that you reach out to the management first to schedule an appointment and determine the overall budget needed. 

The Best Wedding Venues in Dubai 

Range of services – We understand how hectic a wedding can be, so we gathered the wedding venues that offer a range of services for their clients so they can find what they need in one place.
Rates – Budget is a big factor in weddings, so we also check the rates for the venues they offer..
Features – A wedding venue needs to be well-equipped, so we also consider the facilities they offer as well as their network with other service providers.
Client’s feedback – Looking into what previous clients say about the wedding venue can help shed light on the type of service that the venues provide, so we also consider this factor.

1. Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa's Homepage
Image Source: Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
SERVICES• Wedding Venues (Indoor and Outdoor)

• Room Set-ups

• Wedding Packages

• Catering Services

• Audio-Visual Equipment

• Event Services

• Event Equipment & Supplies

• Business Services

ADDRESSDubai Desert Conservation Reserve Dubai - Al Ain Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 832 9900

+971 4 832 9211

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Sunday Open 24 hours (By Appointment / Online Reservation)
RATES ★★★☆☆

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is a five-star accommodation established in 1999. It’s the first-ever luxury resort nestled within a natural reserve, the Dubai Desert Conservation. 

That’s why, if you want a unique wedding venue, this place can be an excellent choice. With the views of Hajar Mountain and the sandy desert around the hotel, you can achieve a scenic backdrop for your wedding.  

They only have one event room that can take in up to 120 guests, which we think is enough for simple weddings. Another option you can take is to choose from the outdoor venues they offer that can take in up to 300 guests. 

Aside from their venues, this hotel also offers event equipment, supplies, and services. For example, if you need an electrician, carpenter, and even a translator, the hotel has the network to provide the services you require. 

Moreover, they can also provide you with supplies, including tables, stack chairs, name cards, podium lectern, and more. 

However, we’d like to warn you that Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa’s catering service fees are separate from the cost of the wedding venue, and they are a bit on the high side. Here are the current rates for their catering services. 

  • Afternoon break – 70 AED per guest
  • Coffee break – 70 AED per guest
  • Dinner – 490 AED per guest
  • Full breakfast – 160 AED per guest 
  • Lunch – 260 AED per guest 

In conclusion, we recommend this pick for couples who wish to have their special day away from the bustling skyscrapers and malls in the city.

On the flip side, since the venue is about 45 minutes away from Dubai’s center, the traveling time for guests deep in the city might be affected. If you want to ensure that they’re on time for the event, we recommend that you just let your guests stay in the hotel. 


  • Features a wide range of outdoor wedding venues
  • Offers various event supplies, equipment, and services
  • Unique charm of being a luxury hotel set in a natural reserve 
  • Highly scenic backdrop for photos 


  • Only has one event room
  • Venue rates are a bit on the high side  
  • Location can be difficult to reach from the city center

Client Feedback 

Ultimate romantic spot

“We celebrated our 7 year Anniversary here and wow…it was so special! We went for two nights but wished we had booked for one more. It’s so relaxing and peaceful. The staff are second to none and the food was heavenly! If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic spot with your partner where you have privacy and beautiful surroundings…this is the place!” – Josome Quintero 

Super gorgeous and so romantic!

Love it!! Went there for my anniversary, the place is super gorgeous and so romantic! Staff were very nice and friendly, they made sure that you are enjoying your time and always there to help you. Villas are marvelous the view and nature was superb. The restaurant was excellent one of the best, the food was super tasty. Even the deers were friendly too, they are used to human and looked so beautiful. Love the place.. Would i do it again??? Definitely YES!!

2. The Ritz-Carlton 

The Ritz-Carlton's Homepage
Image Source: The Ritz-Carlton
SERVICES• Wedding Venues (Indoor and Outdoor)

• Wedding Specialist Services

• Ballrooms

• Bridal Suites

• Executive Suites

• Pool Garden

• Sunbird Lawn

•  Gulf Lawn Buffet or Set Menu

•  Catering Services

•  Room for Wedding Guests

ADDRESSJumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 399 4000

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Sunday Open 24 hours (By Appointment / Online Reservation)
RATES ★★★☆☆

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has been in business since 1983. It’s one of the most easily recognized luxury hotel and resort chains in the world because the firm has branches in over 30 countries. 

If you prefer to have an intimate and black-tie wedding, we suggest choosing the Arabesque Ballroom, which can take up to 500 people. 

On the other hand, if you’ll be having more guests and you wish to exchange “I do’s” while taking in the views of the ocean, then the hotel’s pool garden can be your pick. This wedding venue can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. 

Although this hotel is close to popular and crowded destinations in the city such as the Walk and Dubai Marina, it’s not much of a problem because it’s set on a private beach. Aside from that, they feature various indoor and outdoor wedding venues, so you’ll have the choices you need. 

There’s also a team of wedding specialists that can walk you through the process. 

Another notable feature about them is that they also curated travel guides for newlyweds. Whether you wish to experience the rustic beauty of Shanghai or want to explore Maui, Chile, or the Caribbean, The Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world have something in store for you. 

However, since this is a luxury hotel, you can expect to see higher rates for venues and services compared to other entries on the list. 

It can also be occasionally hard to book, so we recommend that you accomplish the Request for Proposal form on its website as soon as you can to secure the time and date you want. 


  • Offer various indoor and outdoor wedding venues 
  • Has a significant network across different hotels and service providers
  • Features travel guides for honeymoon destinations
  • Has a team of wedding specialists 


  • Relatively high rates for venues and services
  • Occasionally hard to book 

Client Feedback 

Staff went above and beyond for our anniversary

“The service was excellent from start to finish. We were blown away by the attention to detail and how well the hotel personalised our stay with them. Staff went above and beyond for our anniversary.” – Syed 

Very good hospitality

“Beautiful hotel with very good hospitality and multiple restaurants near the sea. This is a great and popular wedding location as well. Besides that suited for both leisure and business stays.” – Jeroen 

3. Raffles Dubai 

Raffles Dubai's Homepage
Image Source: Raffles Dubai
SERVICES• Wedding Venues (Indoor and Outdoor)

• Wedding Specialist Services

• Customized Raffles Ballroom and Foyer

• Custom Menu Buffet or Family Style Menus

• Table Settings and Non-Floral Centerpieces

• Standard AV Equipment

• 3-Tiered Wedding Cake

ADDRESSWafi - Sheikh Rashid Rd - Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 314 9824

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Sunday Open 24 hours (By Appointment / Online Reservation)
RATES ★★★★★

Our next pick is Raffles Dubai, and yes, it’s another five-star hotel. The hotel was established in 2007, and since then, it has become one of the go-to choices for wedding venues.  

This Egyptian-themed accommodation boasts chandeliers made of Swarovski crystals and handcrafted wood interiors. 

In addition to that, they also offer a 20% discount for the rooms that will be used by the family and friends of the couple. This can help cut down on costs, so we recommend this hotel for those who need to follow a strict budget for their wedding. 

If you’d like to have your wedding during the winter months, it might be best to take advantage of the Raffles Ballroom. This venue can fit in up to 350 guests, and their staff can customize the ballroom and foyer according to your specific requirements and preferences. 

On the other hand, if you prefer a more intimate and cozy wedding venue, you can choose between Luxur and Gizza because these rooms can accommodate up to 80 people. 

You can also pick one of their outdoor wedding venues, the Raffles Garden. This space is around 1,500 square meters (16,146 square feet) and can accommodate around 300 to 450 guests. 

We also like that they offer wedding specialist services. Their event team can deal with the time-consuming aspects of the wedding so couples can focus more on their big day. 

However, if you plan to have lavish decoration and staging, the management still recommends that you hire a wedding planner and supplier for you to achieve the results you want. 

We’d also like to note that their catering services are limited to set, buffet, and family-style menus, so if these choices do not fit your requirement, this venue might not be the best choice for you. 


  • Features indoor and outdoor wedding venues
  • Provides wedding specialist services
  • Offers 20% discount for rooms of family and friends 
  • Customizable reception areas 


  • Limited catering services

Client Feedback 

Loved everything about this hotel

“My husband and I had our honeymoon at Raffles, we had a great experience all throughout our honeymoon stay there. The rooms and services are great and the food is top notch! Loved everything about this hotel. Service was amazing, from answering my emails and accommodating my requests to the hospitality of the staff. Great job on maintaining the cleanliness of the room/hotel overall. We will recommend this to our family and friends!” – Aygie 

Every need was catered

“We chose Raffles as a stopover on our way home from Mauritius because we were coming in on a late flight and it was close to the airport. So glad we stayed here. Beautiful hotel where our every need was catered for to the highest standard. All staff we came across were welcoming and super efficient. Breakfast was one of the best we’ve ever experienced. Special thanks for cake in our room as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary.” – Gordon Mathers 

4. Jumeirah Beach Hotel 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel's Homepage
Image Source: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
SERVICES•Wedding Venues (Indoor and Outdoor)

•Ceremonial Table with Flowers

•Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere for the groom


•Red Carpet

•Reception Area and Services

•Wedding Cake

•Safinah Ballroom

•Ceiling-Mounted Projectors

•Sunset Garden

ADDRESSJumeirah St - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 348 0000

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Sunday Open 24 hours (By Appointment / Online Reservation)
RATES ★★★★☆

Jumeirah Beach Hotel opened its doors to the public in 1997. Perhaps one of this hotel’s most easily noticeable features is its unique architecture. 

This wave-shaped hotel is a famous wedding venue choice because of its proximity to the iconic Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach.

We like that it’s only a 25-minute drive away from Dubai International Airport because wedding guests can come from various parts of the city or country.  

If you are hosting a large number of guests, we suggest that you book the Safinah Ballroom because it can accommodate around 300 to 600 people. Aside from that, here are the inclusions you can get with this wedding venue:

  • Buffet/family-style menus
  • Soft drinks
  • Wedding cake
  • One night stay with free breakfast (for the couple only)
  • Personalized signage
  • Valet parking 
  • Four changing rooms 
  • Ceiling-mounted projectors and screens 

Alternatively, if you want a venue overlooking the ocean, you can consider the hotel’s Events Arena, which can take in up to 800 guests.

All told, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a good pick for both intimate and extravagant weddings. The only downside we notice with this hotel is that some wedding venues are only accessible if you reach a certain minimum food and beverage spend. 

For example, the Sunset Garden will only be available if you spend a minimum of 30,000 AED, while the Safina Ballroom requires a minimum of 110,000 AED. 

In our opinion, this can be a dealbreaker, especially if you don’t have many guests and you’re just after the scenic views and facilities. 


  • Unique architecture
  • Offers various indoor and outdoor wedding venues 
  • 25-minute drive away from Dubai International Airport
  • Provides a wedding coordinator


  • Requires a minimum spend for certain wedding venues 

Client Feedback 

Excellent world-class service!

“Great location and amazing views. Best view of Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Excellent world-class service! The manager from the club lounge (Juniel) has been extremely helpful to us during our stay in the city. The staff is friendly and they made sure that we had a memorable first experience in their hotel.” – Leon Ng

Highly recommended

“A really good place to stay in Dubai. Love the buffet breakfasts. We get to easily access the Wild Wadi and the Souk Madinat. It may get a little pricey but it’s worth it. We enjoyed our stay here. We also got a surprise from the guest relations team since we were celebrating our first anniversary. The cake was so good and the card was so sweet. Really appreciate the effort. It was so cute and genuine. Will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.” – J Shane 

5. The Oberoi 

The Oberoi 's Homepage
Image Source: The Oberoi
SERVICES• Wedding Venues (Indoor and Outdoor)

• Dinner Menus

• Dance Floor

• Menu Tasting

• Wedding Team

• Wedding Cake

• Grand Hall

ADDRESSThe Oberoi Centre - Al A'amal St - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 444 1444

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Sunday Open 24 hours (By Appointment / Online Reservation)
RATES ★★★★☆

The Oberoi was first established in India in 1934, and it officially opened in 2013 in Dubai.

Whether you are up for an intimate indoor set-up or prefer al fresco venues, The Oberoi has several venues at its sleeves. 

Besides that, since they have a team of in-house pastry chefs, they can provide and customize the cake for your wedding. For an extra fee, you and your guests can try a diverse range of therapeutic massages and beauty treatments at the Oberoi Spa. 

What we like about their most popular venue, The Grand Hall, is that it can host over 550 guests. Moreover, you can divide this space into three separate halls using soundproof dividers. 

This can be a practical choice if you want to save on the venue cost. Since you can have a separate space for the wedding ceremony and the reception in just one venue, you can maximize the space and save more. 

Meanwhile, if you prefer to take in the views of the famous Burj Khalifa as you celebrate your big day, you can book their alfresco terrace. However, this venue can only seat around 60 to 100 guests, so if you’ll have a lot of guests, this is not a good option for you. 

Nonetheless, this hotel is still a viable option. In addition to that, their previous guests recommend them for their staffs’ responsiveness and professionalism. 

Another offering we appreciate is the anniversary treats they offer for couples who tied the knot at their wedding venues. You see, if you come back on your first year anniversary, you can get a bunch of discounts on your room, food, beverages, and spa therapies.


  • Has well-equipped indoor venues 
  • Features the views of Burj Khalifa
  • Offers anniversary treats 
  • Has in-house pastry chefs 


  • Outdoor venue’s capacity is limited 

Client Feedback 


“From start to finish the service from the gentleman opening your drivers door till check out is flawless.  Gourard and Abinash must have a particular mention as their efforts at breakfast was outstanding!  I also sadly don’t know the names of the people who cleaned our rooms but they noticed we liked our water and without question ensured extra water was available the next day.  It’s all the simple and finer details that the staff all picked up on that made this visit and hotel very special.  I would highly recommend here.” – Kirsty Mullen 

Dream come true

“It’s an amazing place. Staying at the presidential suite and it is an out of world experience!! So grateful to the entire team who made our anniversary trip a dream come true. From the food offered to fine-dining experience to the clean rooms…amazing!! specially house keeping team.” – Karendra Baro 

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