The Moroccan Sahara, the rugged Southwest, the iconic White Sand Dunes of New Mexico…deserts have always made the dreamiest backdrops for weddings & elopements. And the Arabian Desert may be our next coveted locale for wild & gorgeous destination weddings…
Why do we find ourselves so fixated on desert weddings? Well, as a photographer who’s covered many Moroccan weddings, I can tell you those peach-colored sands, epic sunsets, neutral tones & lack of busy backdrops create a photographer’s dream.
Located in the United Arab Emirates, the Arabian desert is uniquely situated to provide both wild, gorgeous, desert expanses with nearby luxury convenience. “Dubai is known for its luxury and ultramodern architecture, but only an hour away from the bustling city center lies the majestic red sand desert with its golden dunes and the rugged hills in the distance,” says Dubai & Amsterdam based planner, Lovely & Planned.
Planning your wedding in the deserts outside of Dubai would be a pinch thanks to the many talented vendors available in the city center – particularly those who participated in this editorial. Not to mention, all of the luxury tent stays & hotels within the dunes available to couples & their guests (one of our favorites, Al Maha, was recently listed in our Luxury Honeymoons Worth the Wait guide).