Dubai Burj Al Arab offers spectacular wedding packages to match its beauty
By Ray Hanania
Dubai is probably the most beautiful country in the Middle East and offers spectacular glamour and a posh lifestyle if you can afford it. The country, one of the many Emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Each ceremony is specially designed by a Wedding Architect, responsible for every detail and available 24/7. The experience has a starting price of AED 200,000* (approximately US$55,000) and can include things that, well, might costs $55,000:
— Arrival at Burj Al Arab by air in Italian twin engine Augusta 109 or by road in Rolls Royce Phantom
— Exquisite accommodation in one of Burj Al Arab’s 202 suites ranging in size from 170-780 square metres
— Private tasting sessions with Burj Al Arab’s award-winning Executive Chef Maxime Luvara
— Consultations on wedding cake design, structure, flavour and composition with Burj Al Arab’s Executive Pastry Chef Johannes Bonin
— Beverage sampling and advice with Burj Al Arab’s Head Sommelier Dimitar Dimitrov
— Beauty treatments and private sessions with celebrity personal trainers at Burj Al Arab’s Talise Spa
— Specially designed wedding scent developed by leading perfumist
— Shopping and styling sessions with Burj Al Arab’s personal stylist
— Access to top haute couturiers
— Private after-hours access to top luxury fashion brands
— Consultations with Burj Al Arab’s award-winning team of florists
— Exclusive access to Dubai’s best jewellers
— Private lessons in etiquette and dance
The Burj Al Arab helipad has a history of hosting unique activities. In 2004 Tiger Woods teed off the helipad and in 2005 Roger Federer andAndre Agassi challenged each other to a game of tennis there. In 2011 Rory McIlroy performed a hole-in-one from the helipad pad and last year Formula One Champion David Coulthard performed donuts in a Red Bull Racing car.
Burj Al Arab General Manager,Heinrich Morio, says: “We’re always looking for new and special ways to delight our guests. We believe a once-in-a-lifetime event deserves a one-of-a-kind venue and are thrilled to add this special location to our ultimate experience collection.”
Those wishing to create their own wedding in the sky can call +971 4 301 7673 or email BAAWeddings@jumeirah.com for further information.
* Each sky wedding is individually priced depending on requirements. AED 200,000 is the starting price point.
Visit us at: http://www.jumeirah.com/burjalarab
Here is a Video I took while in beautiful Dubai:
And, here are some of the photos I took of Dubai when I was there. I hope you enjoy them. It’s one of my most favorite countries, besides Palestine, of course.
A journalist friend enjoys being served coffee at a Dubai gathering place.
Above. Typical signs in many public places in Dubai
Above, at the beautiful Dubai river mall, Bastakiya.
Below, The Mall of the Emirates
Below, the Ski Lope adjacent to the Mall of the Emirates
All photos copyright 2014 Ray Hanania. No images may be reproduced without full attribution to Ray Hanania and The Arab Daily News www.TheArabDailyNews.com.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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