Along with the rest of the world, the UAE is gripped with excitement for the upcoming royal nuptials.
To see the commoner marry her Prince Charming is the fairytale ending to a romance that has endured speculation for eight years. With an expected viewing audience over two billion people, this isn’t a low key affair. Hotels in Dubai are seizing the opportunity to host viewing parties where guests can watch the ceremony in style. Check out some of the top picks to see the future King and Queen of England say ‘I do’.
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A traditional British knees-up complete with bunting, themed table coverings, roast beef, and prizes for the best-dressed guests. Festivities will take place across all the Raffles venues – Azur, Crossroads Cocktail Bar and Raffles Botanical Gardens – and there’ll be a special five-tier wedding cake for guests to sample.
The Address Downtown Dubai
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Neos, one of the hippest night spots in Dubai will be hosting for a “Brit Brunch” with selected house beverages and British favourites such as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, fish and chips, trifle and Victoria sponge. Combine that with a breathtaking view of Dubai and you have a party to rival any Royal occasion.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
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A Royal high tea will be held in the Axis Lobby Lounge. Tea options include The Queen’s Traditional Afternoon Tea (cucumber, sandwiches, butter scones with fresh home-made jams); Princess Bea’s Chocolate AfternoonTea (chocolate-chip scones and chocolate cake); Royal Corgis Afternoon Treats (chicken drummers, vegetable samosas, dips ’n’ chips); and The Prince Harry (chunky sandwiches, a slab of cake and a pint).
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
This favourite haunt of the Anglophiles will be hosting a Royal wedding garden party featuring British culinary classics and house beverages, a live broadcast of the wedding, kids entertainment, a polo match and an evening of dancing. The Polo Club plays host to many exclusive polo matches throughout the season so perhaps if you squint, you could pretend Harry and Wills are on the field…
Atlantis, The Palm
Seafire restaurant will be hosting a Great British lunch, with the wedding shown on a giant screen, with a traditional British menu including starters of Ploughman’s platter, smoked salmon or potted shrimp and the British classic, Eaton Mess.