Currency: UAE dirham
Languages: Arabic, English
Flight time: 13 hours from Toronto
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.
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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