Choosing an appropriate wedding venue is, without a doubt, an essential and exciting part of planning your wedding. Whether you have chosen to take on the big task of planning your wedding by yourself, or have enlisted a wedding planner to help you through the process, selecting the venue that is right for you is crucial in order to have the wedding of your dreams.

There is an array of extraordinary hotels throughout the UAE to choose from, and whether you live in the country or have chosen to have your destination wedding in the UAE, you will not be disappointed with the selection of beach resorts, hotels and breath-taking venues on offer. To help you find the perfect wedding venue for your wedding and to make your decision easier, we take a look at three resorts and hotels around the UAE.

Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm raises the bar for luxurious wedding venues, as the beach resort in Dubai is home to facilities you never thought would ever be available on your wedding day. Catering for every party, whether an enchanting ceremony, extravagant banquet, or an intimate ceremony, Atlantis, the Palm is the ultimate venue. If you need help planning your big day, the hotel and beach resort offers private consultations for every aspect of your wedding, including full wedding design, assistance and coordination service. When it comes to choosing the venue within the resort for your special day, you have the choice of their elaborate and spacious ballrooms, a private beach, the Lost Chambers Aquarium, and more.

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi

In Abu Dhabi, The Emirates Palace is a unique, special and exceptional venue that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor weddings, depending on what you prefer. Indoors, picture a spectacular ballroom elaborately decorated with marble and gold. There is the perfect combination of timeless architectural features and modern design that is ideal for an extravagant indoor affair. Outside there is 85 hectares of manicured gardens, greenery and terraces, as well as 1.3 kilometres of pristine private beach that offers beautiful views. When it comes to planning your wedding at Emirates Palace, there are an array of places you can hold your reception, as well as a flower shop on site and a culinary team to tend to your food needs.

The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah

Whether you want a traditional white wedding or an unusually styled wedding, The Cove Rotana and their experts are there to help you throughout your planning process, and to cater to your every need. They too have both indoor and outdoor venues perfect for your special day, and the overall venue is home to stunning scenery and an exotic atmosphere. There are an array of wedding packages that are already made and available for you to choose from, as well as the option to put your own package together to suit your individual needs if preferred. The resort also offers a tailor made menu, spa and romantic escapes, as well as a month-by-month preparation guide to help you through every step of the way.

Your wedding day is one you will look back on forever, and the above three resorts are sure to make your special day even more magical than you could ever imagine.