Expat Weddings in the Emirates are on the Increase (BRIDE survey results)

Expat Wedding’s in Emirates are on the Increase 

Positive news for the UAE’s wedding industry as increasing numbers of expat brides choose the UAE as their wedding destination of choice

BRIDE, the leading wedding event in the Middle East, revealed the first of the results of its 2013 Bridal Survey Middle East. The poll, which included responses from over 2,500 females residing in the UAE from 95 nationalities, is believed to be the largest of its kind in the region.

The results will be released in the coming weeks during the build up to both BRIDE Abu Dhabi, hosted at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 12 – 15 February 2014 and BRIDE Dubai, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2 – 5 April 2014.

More expat Brides are choosing to marry in the UAE

The first of the survey results asked expat brides living in the UAE whether they would prefer to be married in their home country, or in the UAE.  In a departure from previous years, the results show strong interest from expat brides to hold their weddings in the Emirates.


Above: An expat wedding in Dubai - Photography credit: Deneemotion

Above: An expat wedding in Dubai – Photography credit: Deneemotion Boutique Wedding Cinema+Photo


Some 36% of respondents stated that they’d prefer to be married within the UAE, with just 37% stating that they’d prefer to be married back home. This confidence in the region’s bridal market is positive news for the UAE’s sizeable wedding industry, where the average budget for a wedding is currently AED200,000.

The annual BRIDE survey offers a fascinating snapshot of the attitudes, tastes and ambitions of the modern bride from a range of nationalities, including Arabic and Western females.

An increase in wedding blog’s and wedding inspiration websites such as www.brideclubme.com, are also helping to promote the wedding industry in the UAE, thus, giving brides more inspiration to draw from, ideas and access to wedding planning information.

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If you are yet to book mark the Abu Dhabi BRIDE show in your diaries, save the date now. Team Bride Club ME are proud media partners and hope to see some of you there.


BRIDE Abu Dhabi 2014



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  1. chrisharmen says:

    Yes I too have heard about it. Couples are choosing UAE for their wedding. Wedding planners are also working hard to make their wedding perfect. This is surely bringing business in the UAE.

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