Get to Know the Wedding Pro
Each week, we shine the spotlight on Bride Club ME vendor club members, allowing you, our reader, to get up close and personal with some of the best wedding vendors in town. Here, you can learn more about the people behind some of the businesses you may be using to make your wedding day perfect!
This week we have the privilege of showcasing Adham Bettamar, Social Event Manager at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai. Below, Adham provides us with an exclusive insight into the venue, tells us all about why he works in this industry, and shares with us what he loves the most about his job.
How long has Sofitel The Palm been established?
Sofitel The Palm officially opened its doors in November 2013 and has since been collecting luxury awards such as ‘Middle East’s Luxury Green Hotel’ in the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awards, ‘Middle East’s Leading Themed Resort’ in the 2015 World Travel Awards and ‘Best 5* Hotel’ in the recent 2016 Middle East Hotel Awards to name a few.
What makes your venue different when it comes to hosting weddings?
We have various venues that can accommodate guests in different volumes and quantities. Based on the client’s requirements and the wedding logistics, we can offer the perfect venue (both indoor and outdoor) for anyone’s big day.
What do you love most about your job?
I’m always willing to face new challenges and enjoy working on multiple projects at the same time. Weddings are very delicate. They are unique events that need special preparation and require a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful.
What made you decide to work in the events and hospitality industry?
I’m very passionate about events and customer service. Having strong attention to detail and extremely high standards of execution makes all the difference. I always make sure we exceed the client’s expectations when organising their events. My events/media background and my ability to understand the client’s requirements ensure that each one of my events is a success.
Do you have any exciting weddings happening at Sofitel, The Palm any time soon?
We have some big destination Indian weddings coming up in the pipeline. The GCC market is picking up, and considering that the GCC wedding season is October and November, we are looking to have last minute wedding requests for both small and large scale ceremonies.
Describe the experience a bride to-be will have when hiring the Sofitel for her wedding…
We understand the client’s needs and tailor-make the package based on her preferences. We make sure that we are available 24/7 and are flexible when it comes to changes and modifications. We ensure that we will be on top of all her requests so that all she has to think about is walking down the aisle on her special day.
How do you manage trust from your clients? After all, it is the most important day of their lives.
We ensure the trust of our clients by following Sofitel’s renowned standards. Our ambassador’s support pre and post event reflects our commitment to providing your dream wedding.
What budgets do you cater for?
We have different tailor-made wedding packages starting from 260 AED per person. We are also flexible in altering packages to fit the client’s criteria and budget if need be.
If you could give one piece of advice to brides-to-be in the UAE, what would it be?
It is always the best decision to plan the wedding ahead of time and to have a checklist of the couple’s preferences and requirements.
Lastly, why did you choose to list with www.brideclubme.com?
It is an ideal website to be featured on and a main hub for all wedding related necessities in the UAE, we are delighted to have just renewed our membership for the second year running.