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How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in the UAE

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Updated: 18 May 2018
Invite got lost in the post? Don’t worry, there are various events taking place in the UAE to help you celebrate Harry and Meghan’s big day. Check out our top picks of events taking place this weekend.

Experience pre-wedding celebrations

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is going all-out on a weekend full of activities and events. Commencing on Friday, there will be live performances of classic British songs, a Royal trivia quiz, and even a replica of the royal wedding cake. There will also be a brunch in the style of a traditional wedding party, complete with themed food stations. To top off the celebrations, the Ritz-Carlton will host a best dressed competition, selecting the most finely-dressed ladies and gentlemen in attendance.

Indulge in the Royal Wedding Brunch at Bread Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay’s signature restaurant Bread Street Kitchen in Atlantis, The Palm has an exclusive treat for Royal fans. From 1pm to 5pm, the Dubai restaurant will be hosting a traditional British brunch, complete with classic dishes from beef Wellington and Victoria sponge. Toast the big day with free-flowing bubbly and enjoy a live broadcast of the festivities. What better way to celebrate a British occasion than enjoying a classic British brunch?

Get a royal makeover courtesy of the UAE’s finest salons

Sisters Beauty Lounge in Dubai will be working their magic this weekend, recreating some of Meghan Markle‘s most iconic hairstyles. From her sleek waves to her stylish up do, there are a variety of choices. Arrive at brunch looking fit for royalty and enjoying getting in the spirit of the royal wedding.

Glamour Beauty Salons across Abu Dhabi will be hosting a similar event for residents of the capital city, where you can enjoy a classic afternoon tea with scones and cakes while getting a stylish new makeover fit for a princess.

Step aboard the QE2 and celebrate on the decks of the iconic vessel

Commemorate the royal wedding on the decks of the Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai and watch the events unfold on the big screens of the Golden Lion Pub. A quintessentially British way of celebrating, you can enjoy unlimited beers and wines along with snacks from 12pm to 5pm. This legendary ocean liner steeped in British history promises an unforgettable experience.

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Enjoy a right royal pampering at The Fairmont

The Fairmont is hosting its own unique celebrations by offering a signature pampering package for a taste of life as a Royal. With a 30-minute back, shoulder and neck massage, a cleansing facial and an all-natural exfoliating scrub, you’ll be left glowing and rejuvenated.

Two-for-one: watch the royal wedding and the FA Cup

For those debating whether to watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot, or see Chelsea and Manchester United go head to head for the FA Cup, the Blue Sky Lounge & Grill in Abu Dhabi has got you covered. Indulge in some British strawberries and cream with Italian wines while watching the wedding festivities, then move along to another key event in British culture, the FA Cup Final. Celebrations will continue with the heated match which will be broadcast from 8pm.

Savour a delicious afternoon tea in Ras Al Khaimah

The luxurious Waldorf Astoria is hosting a feast in honour of the royal wedding. Enjoy a British-themed afternoon tea at the Imperial Suite with a spread of traditional dishes. A live screening of the events in London will ensure you don’t miss out on the festivities.