Honeymoons in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi Overview

If you imagine your honeymoon to be full of romance, relaxation and luxury, then Abu Dhabi is the perfect honeymoon location for you. With pristine beaches on which to relax, luxurious hotels to reside in and fantastic shopping, what more could you want? There is also plenty of fantastic sightseeing which offers an insight into the Arabian cultures and traditions.

Abu Dhabi is the height of luxury and sophistication and it offers the honeymoon couple a relaxing break with plenty to see and do. Regular flights from Canada mean you could be exploring this amazing part of the world in around 17 hours. One of the must see attractions is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque with its elegant minarets and domes glistening in the sea. It's also one of the few mosques where non Muslims can actually look around inside. For a real feel of how life was before the oil boom, take a visit to the UAE heritage village which recreates some of the old traditions and features workshops with weaving and pot making displays. The Corniche or coastal promenade is a lovely way to spend some time just strolling along and taking in the skyline with its high rise buildings on one side and Gulf sea on the other. Sit at one of the numerous cafes and do a spot of people watching. Adrenalin junkies might enjoy a dune bashing safari in a 4x4 jeep, but make sure you go with an empty stomach. With so much to see and do, a honeymoon in Abu Dhabi will give you enough memories to last a lifetime.

Key Facts for Abu Dhabi

Currency: UAE dirham

Languages: Arabic, English

Flight time: 13 hours from Toronto

When to Honeymoon in Abu Dhabi

When to go:
In general Abu Dhabi experiences a hot climate. Blue skies can be expected throughout the year and between June and September you can expect to see the highest temperatures reaching over 35°C. The weather is cooler between November and March however there is always a slight humidity with the city being so close to the desert.

Flight Information:
Both British Airways and BMI British Midland fly directly to Abu Dhabi, with other carriers such as Air France, Lufthansa, Oman Air and Qatar Airways flying indirectly several times a week from the UK.

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Getting Married in Abu Dhabi

Weddings abroad in Abu Dhabi offer couples a chance to get married in a destination which has year round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, spectacular sand dunes and a vibrant cosmopolitan city combined with superb Arabian hospitality and mystical charm. When it comes to planning your wedding, Abu Dhabi has plenty of stunning hotel and beach front resorts with stunning views across the Gulf, all able to help host a reception and your special day will be unforgettable. Also, with lots of fascinating sights to visit and activities to do, Abu Dhabi makes a superb honeymoon location too.

Marriage Requirements

Abu Dhabi

It's reasonably easy to get married in Abu Dhabi once the couple meet the conditions and requirements set by the Government. Civil marriages do not exist and the Sharia Court in Abu Dhabi perform marriages according to Islamic Law, regardless of the couples' nationalities. The main requirement is for both parties to be resident in the UAE. The documents required are birth certificates, passports and a certificate of marital status which needs to be attested by the foreign ministry and the UAE consulate in either the applicant's home country or by the applicants consular  representatives in the UAE. Once all the documents are ready, they are submitted along with the marriage application to the Sharia Court. 2 witnesses are needed. There are several churches in Abu Dhabi where Christians can get married. For more information visit http://www.visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan.your.visit/important.info/married.aspx

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