It’s Official, Dubai’s Brides and Grooms Can Now Become Official – Weddings in the UAE Are Back On!
The Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management (DSCCDM) in Dubai made the announcement late last night, that couples and industry professionals had been waiting for over six months – Dubai weddings in hotels, halls, homes, tents & temporary venues in residential areas have been given the green light to resume as of October 22nd.
I know what you’re thinking – we’ve heard this before… Although we still very much live in uncertain times, the DSCCDM has made this announcement with the preconditions of new rules and regulations to follow to have your Dubai wedding (in times of COVID) and eat the cake too! Expect the usual precautions that have almost become second nature, such as all attendees to be wearing masks, temperature checks of all guests and staff, full sanitisation of equipment and venues, along with a few others.
COVID-19 Wedding Protocol October 2020:
- Maximum Capacity of the larger halls will be set at 200 people whilst homes and tents will be allowed to accommodate for 30 people only.
- Capacity will be subject to the compliance of keeping a safe distance of one person per four square meters of venue space.
- Events should not run longer than a total of four hours long.
- Face masks can only be removed when seated to eat.
- A maximum of 5 guests are allowed per table.
- Attendees should avoid being seated face-to-face, with a distance of 1.5 meters or more between each person.
- Tables should be placed at least two meters apart from each other.
Dubai brides, grooms, wedding venues, florists, entertainment and wedding planners have been waiting for this news since the industry closed down in March. Yet, the last six months have seen extraordinary innovations and new trends within the world of weddings in Dubai following the tight COVID-19 wedding protocol that have made us proud to do what we do and excited for what’s next.
The Wonderful World of Dubai Weddings During COVID-19
Businesses pivoted and couples found new ways to express and share their love and commitments to one another and their nearest and dearest.
Wedding venues conducted virtual tours to prospective couples, India’s biggest wedding fair – The Espousal, held their first-ever digital fair online in September with over 200 online exhibitors. Dubai’s premier proposal service, The Big Proposals, pivoted to offer an at-home and virtual proposal service and the world saw the first wedding where 100% of the attendees were present on screens via Zoom. Animated ‘Save-the-(tentative) Date’ videos offered more personalised connections than their paper-based counterparts, as the world was told to ‘stay home’ and finally, brides and grooms tired of ‘maybes’, said yes at home with their immediate family in small and intimate weddings and couples spent intimate moments commemorating what should have been their wedding day in a new phenomenon across Dubai.