Quiet weddings gain popularity in UAE

Many couples getting married in Dubai are now increasingly opting for more intimate and personalised weddings and inviting just 50-100 guests, according to a spokesperson from Dubai’s Department of Economic and Tourism (DET). “Weddings with meaning” and the use of new technology have also become a trend.

“There is a growing demand for quiet weddings, 50 to 100 guests, but larger events are also in high demand,” said Laila Suhail, a spokeswoman for DET. “Millennial and Gen-Z couples are also looking for ways to reflect their own personal values in their celebrations, such as promoting more conscious consumption with eco-friendly weddings.”

“In the wedding sector, we are seeing increasing use of new technologies, such as bringing in artificial intelligence to write vows and creating digital portraits that are different from traditional photos and look great on social media,” she said. “Virtual reality is also being used to create VR recordings of the wedding so couples and guests can relive the moment.”

Since the Covid pandemic, Dubai has become one of the top wedding destinations in the world. “After opening to tourists in July 2020, Dubai became the first city in the world to relaunch events including wedding shows for international couples,” said Laila. “The number of weddings in Dubai has tripled in the past two years, surpassing the number of weddings held in 2019.”

“This is largely due to the city’s world-class infrastructure and amenities, as well as our renowned Arabian hospitality,” she said. “In addition, as a global aviation hub, Dubai is considered one of the best cities in the world in terms of location, easily accessible from Europe, Asia and Africa.”

Source: Khaleej Times

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