Alongside pristine beaches and filled with luxurious, scenic resorts, nestled between the backdrop of the mighty mountains and the iridescent sea, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect wedding destination for all things exotic! Consider camel rides into the sunset, a sky full of stars, glorious sunsets and everlasting sand dunes. The picturesque beauty surrounded by the sprawling desert land is truly a magical place if you have always dreamt of a glamorous desert wedding.
According to reports, Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed its fair share of destination weddings, which have steadily increased in recent years. Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, was quoted saying: “The emirate’s untouched natural beauty and value for money proposition is attracting nuptial ceremonies from various international markets, as well as residents from across the UAE. Some of our iconic properties have been home to high-profile Indian weddings in the emirate and Ras Al Khaimah is being positioned as a discerning wedding destination in India. The outbound wedding business from India was estimated at $40 billion in 2016, and we are well positioned to tap into this segment.”
The city has hosted a number of high-profile weddings including those of celebrated Bollywood star couples and illustrious Emirati citizens. Consequently, the nuptials garner great social media buzz on account of the abundance of renowned guests that are in attendance of the various lavish ceremonies. For couples tying the knot, Ras Al Khaimah is becoming an increasingly popular destination as it caters to all their needs. Some of the remarkable, expansive properties to plan the ultimate destination wedding would include; Waldorf Astoria, where your guests can revel in the celebrations at the opulent ballrooms, enjoy pre-wedding functions held at the remarkable Al Fayrouz Terrace and join in on the festivities taking place at the wonderfully manicured outdoor gardens. Situated in the heartland of the vast expanses of the desert, amongst the crimson Hajar mountains and the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea, the lavish Waldorf Astoria resort and spa retreat is a hidden haven in the serene Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Whereas, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, offers a dreamy, romantic wedding venue with its assortment of six indoor and outdoor venues, available for idyllic intimate or epic resplendent celebrations.
A flourishing locale, Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost Emirate in the UAE set against the foothills of the majestic Hajar mountains. Guests can enjoy an array of activities, from exploring the city’s antediluvian heritage to visiting the iconic Iceland Water Park on a scorching hot day, experiencing the desert life at the Bedouin Oasis Camp on an overnight camping trip to give you a sense of the UAE’s nomadic past along with overlooking the city’s scintillating skyline from the Jebel Jais summit, known as the tallest mountain in United Arab Emirates.
Ras Al Khaimah is a diverse place which would appeal to everyone right from adventure junkies, beach enthusiasts to people looking for luxurious relaxation-based vacations. A tranquil harbour surrounded by natural beauty, Ras Al Khaimah is the ultimate go-to destination to get hitched and create a string of memories that would last you a lifetime!