Buzz in Dubai: Weddings on the Burj Al Arab’s Helipad

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Burj Al Arab

The Burj al Arab—sail-shaped tower that soars above the Dubai skyline—knows a thing or two about publicity stunts. The hotel’s now iconic helipad set the stage for a tennis match between tennis legends Andre Agassi and Roger Federer. And Tiger Woods also teed off from this sky-high perch. Now the self-proclaimed seven-star hotel is opening up this unique venue for happy couples to tie the knot... from a perch 692 feet above the Arabian Gulf.

Priced from $55,000, the new wedding package includes the services of a “wedding architect” who will design every detail of the ceremony. The bride and groom will arrive at Burj Al Arab by air in an Italian twin engine Augusta 109 helicopter or in a Rolls Royce Phantom. What other perks are included for that price tag? Accommodations in one of the Burj Al Arab's 202 suites, private tasting sessions with Burj Al Arab's Executive Chef Maxime Luvara and Head Sommelier Dimitar Dimitrov, consultations on wedding cake design with Executive Pastry Chef Johannes Bonin, dance and etiquette lessons, beauty treatments at Talise Spa, plus your own stylist. Did we mention your very own wedding perfume designed by a professional “nose”?

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