And one of its key hospitality hotspots becomes a place where wedding dreams are made and realised this week when The Ajman Palace Hotel hosts one of its biggest event draws.
Held in association with Ajman Tourism Development Department, more than 70 leading brands, vendors, fashion designers and wedding planners, specialising in catering to luxury weddings, will participate.
"Finding the right promotional platforms to target couples-to-be is crucial for success in the wedding business,” says Ferghal Purcell, General Manager of The Ajman Palace Hotel.
“Being the largest and most luxurious bridal fair in the Northern Emirates, The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, offers a unique opportunity for wedding vendors to meet 'couples-to-be' and conduct business under one roof.
“At the same time TAPHWF will provide customers the ideal platform to meet and source quality products and services with dedicated sections for beauty, fashion, jewellery, confectionery, linen, porcelain, tourism boards, banks, airline companies, photography, and plenty more. In addition, during the event, top industry experts will share invaluable advice on creating a dream wedding."
And as well as providing a great space and setting for exhibitors to demonstrate their wares, services and fashion – and for visitors to further formulate their big day plans – The Ajman Palace also gets to showcase itself as a great wedding ceremony venue.
MustDoDubai sampled the latter just ahead of the wedding fair, including a stay in The White Suite with its fresh décor, great views and spacious comfort.
From the love heart and cleverly-crafted towel swans on the bed to the plush yet modern furniture, the suite has a special feel that any newlyweds would surely embrace during their big day.
And for a fun factor - on the food front, at least - Dragon's Place does an entertaining teppenyaki display and dine experience, as well as cosy tables with some great dishes from the Orient. If you want shisha, head a few floors further up to the Nojoom Lounge for a variety of flavours and a view of Ajman Marina and the Ruler's Court.
"There are few events in your life more memorable than your wedding,” continues Ferghal.
“Boasting the largest ‘Al Saalah’ Ballroom (divisible into three rooms), The Ajman Palace Hotel is the most prestigious and romantic address in the Northern Emirates.
“Executing countless details with precision and passion is our highly skilled banqueting and events team. We know it is those little personal touches that make a celebration unique. So no matter what your dream, we work hard to deliver 'fairy-tale' wedding experiences.”
Managed by HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings - The Ajman Palace Hotel offers 254 rooms, suites and serviced residences, restaurants and lounges, and the Lifestyle Club featuring a spa and modern fitness facility.
So plenty of room for wedding guests, be they family or friends.
“We are pleased to extend our support to this event that will showcase the best wedding suppliers who will make sure that your wedding day is nothing short of spectacular,” says Faisal.
“This will also give soon-to-weds the opportunity to explore and discover the many places in Ajman that could be a good venue for their wedding.
“Our support is part of our strategic plan to promote the emirate of Ajman as a safe and welcoming destination for both leisure and business travellers.”
THE daily highlights for TAPHWF are as follows:
6.30pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi and Ajman Tourism Development Department
7.00pm: Rainbow: Painting Exhibition by Dinesh Kamble
8.30pm: Fashion Show by Walid Atallah
7.30pm: Bridal collection by Mona Al Mansouri
8.00pm: Evening and bridal collection by Ritu Kumar
8.30pm: Young Designer’s Award under patronage of H.E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum (Students Participating from University of Sharjah, American University of Emirates, Esmond and DIAC)
4.00pm-10pm: Open to the public with a special presentation of weeding songs by a children’s troupe followed by ‘wedding theatre’ from a Sudanese band.
FOR more about the wedding fair visit www.theajmanpalacehotelweddingfair.com
FOR prices and availability at the resort, click on: https://www.hmhhotelgroup.com/theajmanpalace/unitedarabemirates/ajman/theajmanpalacehotel?awsa_c=oma-ajman-palace-brand-uae-en&awsa_k=brand-palace-exact&gclid=Cj0KEQiAwMLDBRDCh_r9sMvQ_88BEiQA6zuAQ2n5ROf9POOo2ExRgkusBnBirYNxFPwRXBRlTGQevK8aAiF68P8HAQ