Dubai weddings 'are bigger and fatter than most'

05/04/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai weddings 'are bigger and fatter than most'
Some of those who invest in property in the UAE may have had the chance to attend a wedding in Dubai - and if so, they will know that nuptial celebrations are not done by halves in the emirate.Speaking to Gulf News, wedding planner and managing director of Carousel Zainab Al Salih explained that a couple these days should look to spend a minimum of between AED 300,000 (£51,580) and AED 500,000 on their big day."Based on our experiences of organising mid to high-range weddings, we can say that a realistic budget would be anywhere between AED 1,200 and AED 1,500 per guest," she added.And the industry is embracing the modern fashion for celebrity-style marriages and Atlantis The Palm on the Palm Jumeirah promises just such an experience with its packages for brides and grooms, with these ranging from AED 300 per person to AED 430 per guest.Image consultant Nina Iskandar agrees with this and said the perfect dress should not cost less than AED 15,000 for a Dubai wedding.