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Top Wedding Venues at The Palm Dubai

Now that you’re engaged it is time to find the perfect wedding venue for your perfect day.

Getting married in Dubai means endless options for your wedding venue; from hotels, to wedding halls, beaches, beach clubs, the desert, and lots more.

The tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island is known for its glamorous hotels, lavish apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants. At the wedding, it is always the food that is devoured and remembered, with the best chefs serving all types of cuisines you can be rest assured  that your guests will have a memorable time at your wedding.

The Palm Jumeirah is also popular for its amazing views of the Dubai coastline and Burj Al Arab hotel.

To help you pick the most beautiful and perfect wedding venue at The Palm Jumeirah island Arabia Weddings have chosen  the top wedding venues in hotels on the Palm Jumeirah island.

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Romantic getaway to Velaa Private Island Maldives

Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the remote northern Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and services that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances”.

Velaa Private Island is the realisation of the Owner’s dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Velaa means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that flock here to nest and hatch. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.

The resort comprises 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 47 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

To Book: Velaa Private Island’s Beach Pool Villas start from $1,815USD per night inclusive of daily breakfast. (Rates are subject to 10% service charge, 12% government tax (TGST) and government green tax US$ 6 per person per night.)

For more information or to book, visit www.velaaprivateisland.com or call +960.6565.000

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Velaa Private Island launch new bespoke culinary concept for award-winning gastronomic restaurant Aragu

Velaa Private Island, the most exclusive private island hideaway in the Maldives, has launched a new concept for their signature restaurant, Aragu. Discerning diners will now be able to design their own personalized menu either with 3 or 5 courses, as well as enjoy a bespoke six-course tasting menu designed by the Executive Chef, Gaushan de Silva.

Award-winning Chef Gaushan de Silva has over 18 years of culinary experience having trained under Michelin Star chefs all over the world and worked at the Royal Palace in Jordan. He has received major awards in numerous culinary competitions including, most recently, winning the region’s most prestigious international culinary competition, FHA Culinary Challenge 2018, where he lead Velaa’s talented culinary team to bring home no less than 12 medals.

Chef Gaushan

Aragu, which means “Essence” in the local Maldivian language Dhiveni, presents a contemporary European cuisine with an Asian twist. Combining passion for the culinary art with sustainability, Chef Gaushan carefully selects his ingredients daily which include organic produce from over 20 different countries around the world, promising a fresh and lavishing experience. The new menu includes a mouthwatering selection of unique and exquisite products including Maldivian Lobster, Japanese Blue Fin Tuna, and New Zealand Lamb to name but a few.

This thrilling expression of gastronomy plays out in the most elegant and serene over-water setting, where guests are surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean teeming with marine life, mirrored on the ceiling of Aragu with hundreds of porcelain fish hanging above them, creating an immersive and unforgettable dining experience.

To Book: Velaa Private Island’s Beach Pool Villas start from $1,815USD per night inclusive of daily breakfast. (Rates are subject to 10% service charge, 12% government tax (TGST) and government green tax US$ 6 per person per night.)

 For more information or to book, visit www.velaaprivateisland.com or call +960.6565.000

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A feeling of Royalty, Rajasthali Resorts

“We were treated as Queens, a feeling of Royalty” – Manushi Chillar, Miss India World 2017

It was a memorable time for all to be able to host the Finalists of FBB Colors Femina Mis India 2017 and also to welcome Miss India World 2017, Ms. Manushi Chillar again at the Rajasthali Resorts and Spa.

Here is what the Beauty Queen had to say about the resort !

 

To visit Rajasthali Resorts, connect with me – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

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Beauty adds magic to beauty

An amazing experience and honor for the Agarwal family, Mr. Girish Agarwal and Mr. Akash Agarwal, to host the 30 beauties and Finalists of the FBB Colors Femina Miss India 2017 at the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa.

What would one expect when you have the most beautiful women across 30 states in India, all coming together … well it just adds magic to the beauty of Rajasthali !

From an amazing and colorful welcome with the traditional pagdi, to puppet dolls, bangles and the beats of drums …. the finalists were welcomed and treated like Queens. Enjoying the resort stay at the rooms and the luxury tents, they have taken and given everyone at Rajasthali a memorable experience to be cherished !

Watch the video below to see the beauty queens …literally !!

Here are a few pictures of Manushi Chillar, Miss India World 2017 at the Resort

Join us at Rajasthali Resorts !

For information, tour and bookings contact me on +97155 77 11 606 (UAE) / +91750 640 3538 (India)

Or drop an email – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

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Wedding vows amidst luxury in nature

Marriages are made in heaven, the rituals are completed on Earth

Yes, and what more a beautiful place than one amidst nature, with the grand majestic mountains surrounding you and the starry night sky covering your dreams and manifesting your new love and binding them with the rituals adorned in luxury ! Heaven isn’t it ?

Wedding season seems far away or rather the wedding date is too far away for the couple getting married… but their excitement seems to only get the better of them when they have to find their dream wedding location !!

And Viola ! Here we come to the rescue … so we headed down with our lovely couple (all set to be married in November 2018) from Jaipur, Rajasthan (for those of you who haven’t been to India yet, it is a state known for its rich and princely cultural heritage) to the most heard about wedding destination in recent times and a hidden gem in the foothills of the grand Aravali mountains: the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa.

Located in Kukas, North of Jaipur, as we entered through the majestic gates of Rajasthali Resorts & Spa, we were welcomed by the green landscaped gardens spread across the expanse of the property.

Entrance Driveway to the main building

Entering the main palatial structure, Rajasthali’s beauty enveloped us into its tranquility and gave us the feel of a peaceful solace as we settled in after the warm and traditional Rajasthani welcome – Ram Ram Sa !

Rajasthali Resorts, as we found in our conversation with the Agarwal Family, is inspired by the grandeur and classic Rajput Royalty, where the family is aiming to give the leisure seeking traveler a taste of culture blended in natural surroundings.

From those of you who know me and my craze of nature and greenery would understand how I felt seeing nature’s beauty enveloping the resort which provided a perfect mix of Rajasthani hospitality with international service.

Entrance to the palatial building

As we toured the property, we totally fell in love with the exquisitely crafted luxury rooms in the main building and what took our breathe away were the luxury tents allowing you to experience the century old methods of the Royalty traveling across the vast desert and using tents for resting !

Rajasthali gives you a choice to spoil yourself whether you are an indoor or an outdoor person, it doesn’t matter , they have just the right room for you !

Now here was a little tussle between the to-be-bride and groom … one wanted to have their honeymoon suite indoor and the other outdoor … you can take a wild guess you wanted to stay outdoor !! LOL … I did not hear how that decision ended …left the love birds to sort it out !!

The luxurious rooms had beautiful long windows giving a feel of openess to the setting and decor ! Embedding the touch of gold finish to the furniture and decor gave it a rich and royal feel … I loved the way the room’s height was more than normal … reminded me of the typical arabian desert mansions with high ceilings … keeps the temperature cool !

My personal preference was the outdoor tents as I felt it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mornings and the glittering starry sky just above ! How beautifully romantic is that ! I would have actually spent the night on the lounge chair by the pool as well and slept watching the stars above !

Luxury Tents with all the amenities

Coming from the event industry I have done the rounds with couples and families to see different venues in UAE and India, but trust me I loved the concept of the luxury tents … for a moment I got a glimpse of the movie Padmavat run like a flash through my mind !

Truly we found Rajasthali a very inviting and a beautifully perfect setting in between the mountains for weddings and special celebrations. Due to the stretch of area the property covers it has the capacity to accommodate large gatherings and also allowing the family to enjoy Royal luxury and hertiage. The grounds are huge enough for a lovely mandap …covered in a cozy tent or just under the open sky … and even having your sangeet there is an amazing idea … the band baaja baaraat style !!

And our dear couple were worried about one major reason of discussion among wedding guests (specially an Indian wedding) – THE FOOD ! We rested assured after tasting their amazingly rich Rajasthani cuisine that their guests are going to love the venue and the menu !!! Well for me … I think I was waiting for the crane to come lift me… LOL , I am just kidding ! I love food in Jaipur … OMG the hospitality of people there is par excellence … be ready to loosen your belts and keep that extra lining in your dresses or cholis … to breathe easy after the food !!

Dining Area

After the amazing lunch we toured the most relaxing part of the property – The Pavitra Wellness Spa !

I guess the best part of having the wedding here will be enjoying the spa and the pool the next day after the end of all the wedding ceremonies … relax and restore your tranquility with their Pavitra Wellness Spa ! We were all joking,  looks like the guests will not leave even after the wedding is over !! LOL !! To be seen …..

If you planning to take your wedding vows this year or wanting to celebrate your Union ? Or your years of togetherness … we totally recommend Rajasthali Resorts & Spa in Jaipur , Rajasthan.

Here’s a few shots of the pool and the tents at sunset !! I don’t know about you, but I booked myself for the summer holidays already … from the heat of Dubai to the cool rainy unpredictable weather of Jaipur …oh I love their untimely showers !! A blessing for us desert kids !!

Pool Side

 

Luxury Tents at Sunset

As we are gearing for our next wedding experience … a few images of the last wedding we had at Rajasthali Resorts & Spa …. check them below.

 

 

Oh and this trip doesn’t end here …. you have to know about the Miss World Pageant Contestants at the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa … got your attention …. that’s coming soon … oh you will love Manushi Chhillar , Miss India World 2017 ! Stay hooked to this space people !

For bookings connect with me on +97155 7711606 | +917506403538

Email – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

Visit Rajasthali Resorts & Spa Website – www.rajasthaliresort.com