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Currency: UAE dirham
Languages: Arabic, English
Flight time: 7 hours from London
Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is a luxurious destination to host your wedding abroad. The cosmopolitan metropolis that Abu Dhabi has now become can offer you the very best when it comes to accommodation, culture and a touch of class. Getting married in Abu Dhabi will be a once in a life time experience and being just a short flight from the UK also allows your friends and family to join you in celebrating your very special occasion. Abu Dhabi is a great location if you are looking for a destination with style, class and a fantastic climate!
Getting married in Abu Dhabi is an easy matter once the couple meet the requirements and conditions set by the government.
There is no civil marriage in the United Arab Emirates.
Islam is the official state religion and the Sharia Court in Abu Dhabi performs marriage, regardless of applicants’ nationalities, according to Islamic law. However, Christians can marry in church in Abu Dhabi and register their marriage in the emirate.
The main requirement for either marriage is that both parties are residents in the UAE. Each party should produce a birth certificate and a certificate of marital status, which have to be properly attested – either in the applicant’s home country (by the respective foreign ministry and the UAE consulate) or in the UAE (by the applicant’s consulate and the UAE Foreign Ministry)
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