Jumeirah & umm suqeim Burj Al Arab A Viennese styled ballroom, two multipurpose rooms and three garden areas can accommodate up to 400 guests. Buffet menu from Dhs375 per guest; three-course meal from Dhs425 per guest; venue hire quoted on a minimum spend according to venue capacity. Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com (04 301 7777).
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa The banquet hall and landscaped area, five restaurants and two bars can be rented out. Outside catering is also an option. Buffet catering from Dhs215 per guest; outside catering from Dhs295 per guest. Jumeirah, www.dxbmarine.com (04 346 1111).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel This wave-shaped hotel features a large ballroom with aquatic colour tones in keeping with its theme. The Safinah Ballroom can cater to 1,500 guests or be divided into quarters for smaller soirees. There is also an auditorium, several meeting and boardrooms, a garden, beach area, sun deck, and events arena on offer ensuring any event imaginable is possible. Canapes from Dhs95 per guest per hour; sit-down buffet from Dhs195 per guest. Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 0000).
New dubai Amwaj Rotana The Sadaf Ballroom accommodates up to 450 guests and there are three smaller multipurpose rooms. Wedding package Dhs17,000 minimum spend; Indian buffet Dhs155 per guest; international buffet Dhs170 per guest; oriental buffet Dhs165 per guest; set menu Dhs230 per guest. Dubai Marina, www.rotana.com (04 428 2000).
Arjaan by Rotana This hotel offers six Moorish style function rooms, that come with music and sound systems. This is a dry property. Venue hire from Dhs159 per guest (minimum 30 guests); catering from Dhs175 per guest (minimum 50 guests). Dubai Media City, www.rotana.com (04 436 0000).
Atlantis The Palm Three venue spaces with food, beverage and decor packages available for each. Off-site catering available as well as surprise scuba divers with happy birthday messages or personalised trips to Aquaventure water park. Non-exclusive hire of Atlantis Kids Club from Dhs100 per guest (minimum 20 guests); kids buffet from Dhs110 per guest (minimum 20 guests). Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa The hotel offers on-site wedding planners and catering services. Five venue areas are available for party rental: the Falcon Courtyard, Falcon Room, Masala Rooftop Lounge, the outdoor Lawn and Al Hadheerah restaurant. The largest venue accommodates a maximum of 500 guests. Desert weddings are also offered. Prices on request. Al Qudra Road, near Endurance Village, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6100).
Bonnington Hotel Almas Tower Conference Centre can accommodate ten to 550 guests and the hotel offers a variety of party packages. Venue hire from Dhs2,500-8,000; catering options from Dhs50-Dhs450; beverage packages from Dhs100-Dhs450; soft beverage packages from Dhs50-Dhs95. Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.bonningtontower.com (04 356 0000).
Grand Millennium Dubai Specialists in weddings and birthdays, offering the Al Thuraya Ballroom for up to 180 guests. Staff, decoration and party planning services are included in the rental price with a choice of international, Arabic, Italian, Indian, Asian and barbecue food. From Dhs200 per guest including soft drinks. TECOM, www.millenniumhotels.ae (04 429 9999).
Grosvenor House Dubai Toro Toro, Embassy, Buddha Bar, Siddhartha Lounge and Windsor Ballroom are all available for party functions. Canape menus from Dhs1,100 for 10 guests; beverage packages from Dhs40 per hour (soft drinks). Dubai Marina, www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com (04 399 8888).
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Ten venue spaces with a capacity for up to 3,000 guests. For events, the hotel offers buffet menus and can help to arrange entertainment and decor for an extra cost. Catering packages from Dhs250 per guest including soft beverages (minimum 100 guests). Dubai Marina, www.grandjumeirah.habtoorhotels.com (04 399 5000).
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah This Hotel offers party venues focused on restaurant or bar rental. The hotel offers nine private dining options, from Dubai’s Italian institution BiCE to the South American-styled Pachanga steakhouse. If a smaller venue isn’t your thing, the Almas Ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests for a reception. Prices on request. Jumeirah Beach Road, www3.hilton.com (04 399 1111).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hire the Mehteran Theatre for up to 300 people with international cuisine and a variety of entertainment options, Voda Bar for up to 200 people with bar snacks and DJ (weekends), or C Club for up to 60 people with bar snacks and a Jazz Duo (weekends). Or opt for a cornered off section of Voda Bar for a minimum of ten people, and the birthday person gets a cake. Mehteran Theatre: venue hire Dhs90,000, catering from Dhs230 per guest; Voda Bar: venue hire Dhs50,000, catering Dhs150 per guest; C Club: venue hire Dhs20,000, catering Dhs90 per guest. To hire a section of Voda Bar: Dhs90 per hour with selected house beverages and Dhs90 per hour with food/canapés. Palm Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0000).
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah Private penthouses and villas can accommodate up to 200 guests. Some come equipped with their own Jacuzzis or pools and use of a private chef. Summer party packages are also available. Party packages from Dhs45,000 at Oval Lawn (including venue, food, beverages, DJ and decorations); Penthouses from Dhs10,000 and villas from Dhs15,000 (minimum 40 guests). The Crescent West, Palm Jumeirah, www.kempinski.com (04 444 2000).
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates The Mall of the Emirates outpost of this Swiss hotel brand has four unique venue options on offer – the 1897 Bar, the KGrill Restaurant, the Mosaic Chill outdoor poolside lounge and the Grand Ski Chalets which overlook Ski Dubai’s powdery indoor slopes. The hotel will also provide catering services to outside venues on request. Prices on request. Mall of the Emirates, www.kempinski.com (04 341 0000).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta There are 13 different indoor venues, the largest being the Grand Hall with a 1,000 guest capacity. Beijing is the smallest room with space for 20 people. Six outdoor venues are also available for hire. Catering from Dhs150 per guest; off-site catering from Dhs200 per guest. Ibn Battuta Mall, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 444 0000).
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach The Melrose Ballroom is capable of hosting up to 387 guests, but can be divided into sections for fewer guests. Three smaller meeting rooms, a lounge and an al-fresco venue are also on offer. The hotel also has packages for weddings, birthdays, Christmas dinners, gala lunches and Ramadan iftars. Catering from Dhs180 per guest; children’s birthday packages from Dhs120 per guest. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 449 8888).
One&Only The Palm The indoor reception hall with VIP entrance can accommodate up to 60 guests seated and the outdoor courtyard can be hired for up to 70 guests. Customised party packages are available. Venue hire from Dhs5,500 (half day); from Dhs90 per guest (selection of three tapas); set menu from Dhs280 per guest; soft beverages from Dhs92 per hour per guest. West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, www.thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com (04 440 1010).
Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates The Pullman houses nine multi-function venues on multiple floors, including a pool lounge and terrace. The hotel can also add a ‘chill out’ space to any its venues. Venue hire from Dhs5,000 per hour (minimum four hours); catering from Dhs180 per guest (minimum 30 guests); party packages from Dhs300 per guest (minimum 50 guests). Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.pullmanhotels.com (04 377 2000).
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City Four venues are available for hire. Hosts can customise meals on the Make Your Own dinner menu. Off-site catering options are also available. Minimum spend for private venues Dhs7,000; on-site catering from Dhs140. Dubai Media City, www.radissonblu.com (04 366 9111).
Rixos The Palm Dubai Tailored parties offered in the White X venue for up to 1,000 guests, or the Grand King Suite for up to 150 guests. Seven other venues are also available to rent. Venue hire from Dhs4,000; catering from Dhs150 per guest. East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, www.rixos.com (04 457 5555).
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort The Bliss Lounge can accommodate up to 250 with cabanas and VIP tables. Up to 2,500 guests can mingle in the gardens of the resort. Party packages also available for children’s birthdays, weddings and graduations. From Dhs50,000 (average minimum spend for weekday private party); from Dhs80,000 (average minimum spend for weekend private party). Jumeirah Beach Road, www.sheratonjumeirahbeach.com (04 399 5533).
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach The ballroom can seat 250 guests for a wedding or celebratory dinner. Bridal shower teas and post-wedding send-off brunches are also available, in addition to standard wedding packages. Afternoon tea party packages from Dhs170 per guest; drinks and dinner receptions from Dhs310 per guest. Jumeirah Beach Residence, www.sofitel.com (04 448 4848).
The Address Dubai Marina For large functions, the Constellation Ballroom is available for up to 600 guests at seated banquet tables. It can also be divided into three smaller sections. The Club Lounge holds up to 50 guests. Catering and party packages are available for a variety of celebrations. Club Lounge menus from Dhs220 per guest; canapes package from Dhs110 per guest; minimum spend for Club Lounge rental Dhs6,000. Dubai Marina, www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).
The Address Montgomerie Dubai A variety of packages are available at The Lawns, which is capable of hosting 500 guests, the poolside Aquaviva, which can host 250 guests and Links Deck, which is capable of hosting 120 guests, all in a banquet style. Kids party packages from Dhs8,000 for a minimum of 30 children, inclusive of venue hire; Conference & Coaching Package Dhs395 per person; wedding packages from Dhs295 per person; baby shower packages from Dhs120 per person; barbecue & buffet dinner menus from Dhs220 per person; canape menu from Dhs135 per person; mixed beverage packages from Dhs105 per person; soft beverage packages from Dhs35 per person. Emirates Hills, www.theaddress.com (04 390 5600).
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai Ballroom facilities for exclusive dinner parties and wedding receptions will be available at the end of 2012. Drinks and dinner packages are available. Off-site catering packages from Dhs400. Dubai Marina, www.ritzcarlton.com (04 399 4000).
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina This hotel can handle almost any party request. The Serdaal Ballroom is available for mid-sized to large indoor events. Outdoor parties can be hosted at the Amphitheatre, Sand Bar or Arabian Terrace. Catering options range from continental and pasta to Indian, Arabic and ice cream bars. Venue hire from Dhs15,000; menus from Dhs250 per guest. Al Sufouh Road, www.starwoodhotels.com (04 399 4141).
Old dubai Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa The Al Khaimah and Al Fahidi halls are available for party rental. The largest can accommodate up to 350 guests. International catering menus are also available. Venue rental from Dhs85 per guest. Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, www.arabiancourtyard.com (04 351 9111).
Crowne Plaza/InterContinental Dubai Festival City The Al Ras and Al Baraha ballrooms can accommodate up to 1,400 and 1,080 guests respectively. Al Badia Golf Club has a lawn, reception room and terrace, and Festival Park can host soirees. Venue hire from Dhs2,500; catering from Dhs240 per guest; party packages from Dhs240 per guest. Festival City, www.ichotelsgroup.com (04 701 2222)/(04 701 1111).
Desert Palm The Polo field can hold a maximum of 3,000 people. The Polo Rooms can accommodate ten to 300 people The room comes equipped with audio visual equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi. Catering from Dhs140 per guest; venue hire complimentary when taking catering services. Al Awir Road, www.desertpalm.peraquum.com (04 323 8888).
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai Three party packages are on offer – one is specifically geared towards children while the other two can cover any party (including a dry option). Dhs110 per guest (Children’s Party Package); Dhs220 per guest (Party Package); Dhs110 per guest dry party packages). 4C Street, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, www.starwoodhotels.com (04 354 3333).
Grand Hyatt Dubai The Grand Hyatt’s size doesn’t disappoint. The hotel’s ballroom and conference centre can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. They also offer indoor and outdoor wedding packages that include creative floral arrangements, cakes and valet parking. Prices according to size and venue. Bur Dubai, www.dubai.grand.hyatt.com (04 317 1234).
JW Marriott Dubai The Amal Ballroom, at 10,000 square feet, has a special hydraulic lift that can carry up to six tonnes and has been previously used for automobile launch parties. Up to 400 guests can be seated in the hotel’s second ballroom, Deira, and there are a number of meeting rooms available for booking. The hotel also offers Events by JW, a specialist in-house events team. Venue hire and catering from Dhs160 per guest. Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Deira, www.marriott.com (04 262 4444).
Le Méridien Dubai There are 14 meeting rooms and a ballroom available for rental. A dedicated Groups and Events team also offers party planning services to ensure any event runs smoothly. Venue hire from Dhs220 per guest including soft beverages; dinner from Dhs200 per guest. Airport Road, www.starwoodhotels.com (04 217 0000).
Le Méridien Fairway This 58-room hotel has a meeting room that can provide for small functions for up to 12 guests. Prices on request. Al Garhoud Road, www.starwoodhotels.com (04 608 5000).
Melia Dubai This boutique hotel offers three bars and a nightclub, as well as Marco Pierre White’s Titanic and Sanjeev Kapoor’s Signature restaurants for party rental. Hire Signature restaurant and terrace Sun-Wed for a minimum spend of Dhs10,000 or 30 guests; group menus from Dhs120 per guest (minimum eight guests); bar rental from Dhs5,000 minimum spend. 23 Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai, www.melia-dubai.com (04 386 8111).
Mövenpick Hotel Deira This hotel offers seven meeting rooms, an outdoor terrace and two restaurants for private hire, accommodating 15 to 120 guests. Both on-site and off-site catering options are available, and staff are warm and friendly when it comes to discussing customised event packages. Prices tailored to event. Corner of Abu Baker Al Siddique and Salahuddin Roads, Deira, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 444 0111).
Park Hyatt Dubai The hotel offers 17 rooms that can accommodate ten to 800 people for a variety of functions. It offers a dedicated wedding planning team and an exclusively designed wedding menu, created by the hotel’s chef. Exclusive use of the Palm Garden for wedding photography and special room rates for guests staying at the hotel are also included in the package. From Dhs60,000 (including complimentary ceremonial wedding cake). Dubai Creek, www.dubai.park.hyatt.com (04 602 1234).
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek The hotel boasts 13 venue spaces spread out on three floors, including the city’s only ballroom with a view of the creek. The Grand Zabeel can accommodate up to 800 guests, while the Plaza Ballroom on the 20th floor can seat 380. The Al Mansour Dhow, the hotel’s boat, is also available for floating parties. Party packages from Dhs150 per guest; off-site party packages from Dhs350 per guest. Baniyas Road, Deira, www.radissonblu.com/hotel-dubaideiracreek (04 222 7171).
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers The Sheraton offershree venues and a series of conference rooms The hotel’s ballroom can host up to 250 guests with a banquet and dance floor set up. The Hatta room can accomodate 120 guests and has a stage. The hotel’s poolside is available for live cooking and lounging for up to 300 guests between 7pm and midnight. Party packages include sound system rental and floral arrangement centrepieces. Ballroom packages from Dhs150 per guest. Deira, www.starwoodhotels.com (04 228 1111).
Downtown Armani Hotel Dubai The hotel has a ballroom, two event rooms, two boardrooms and an open pavilion that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Venue hire from Dhs10,000 depending on timing, season and number of attendees; food and beverages menu from Dhs420 per guest. Downtown Dubai, www.dubai.armanihotels.com (04 888 3888).
Dusit Thani Dubai The events team will work with guests to tailor catering to their specific needs. The PAX Lounge, is capable of accommodating 20 to 60 people while the Al Wasl Ballroom can accommodate 50 to 600 people for anything from lunch to wedding receptions and exhibitions. PAX Lounge: Dhs135 per guest including service staff, set menu and soft beverages; Al Wasl Ballroom: Dhs195 (100 to 350 guests for wedding reception including service staff, set menu, entertainment and soft beverages); Dhs165 per guest (50 to 350 guests for lunch or dinner including service staff, set menu and soft beverages); Dhs135 per guest (50 to 600 guests for drinks reception including service staff, set menu and soft beverages); Al Wasl Ballroom for exhibitions: Dhs12,000 per section. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dusit.com (04 343 3333).
Fairmont Dubai There are 19 versatile rooms on the 33rd floor, including the Gulf Auditorium, that can accommodate up to 150 people and the Gulf Five room, for up to 40 people, which is a theatre-style venue. Venue hire from Dhs7,500 (Gulf Five); from Dhs16,000 (Gulf Auditorium); dinner buffets from Dhs190 per guest; beverage packages from Dhs120 per guest; from Dhs500 per guest for a dinner buffet, basic beverage and basic flower decoration package. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.fairmont.com/dubai (04 332 5555).
Qamardeen Hotel Conference facilities for private parties or events accommodating between 30 and 100 guests are on offer at this hotel. An international buffet menu is available for catering options and service staff are included in rental prices. From Dhs135 per guest including soft drinks. Downtown Dubai, www.almanzilhotel.ae (04 428 5888).
Radisson Blu Hotel, Downtown Dubai Their two ballrooms can both handle up to 80 guests and the Infiniti pool area (available winter months only) accommodates up to 200 guests. Infiniti pool party package Dhs27,000 (minimum 100 guests); Talata or Arbaa ballroom party packages Dhs13,000 (minimum 50 guests). Downtown Dubai, www.radissonblu.com/hotel-dubaidowntown (04 450 2000).
Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai Partygoers can hit the dance floor or relax in the futuristic-looking Origami venue that can hold between 40 and 180 guests. Off-site catering is also available. Buffet and off-site catering from Dhs180 per guest; additional Dhs200 per staff member needed and Dhs2,000 transport fees for off-site catering within Dubai. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-dubai (04 308 0000).
Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Eight venues can accommodate between 18 and 500 guests. The hotel also offers wedding packages for a between 50 and 100 guests. Entertainment can be arranged upon request. Ballroom hire Dhs30,000 to Dhs50,000; buffet menus from Dhs200 per guest (including soft beverages and flowers); wedding packages Dhs250, Dhs225 and Dhs200 per guest. Sheikh Zayed Road, www.shangri-la.com/dubai/shangrila (04 343 8888).
The Address Downtown Dubai The Symphony Ballroom can accommodate a variety of events. There’s no charge for room hire. Catering menus from Dhs240 per guest. Downtown Dubai, www.theaddress.com (04 436 8888).
The Address, Dubai Mall The Diamond Ballroom holds up to 650 guests. The outdoor pool area – with views of the Burj Khalifa – is also available. Personalised catering from Dhs250 per guest. The Dubai Mall, www.theaddress.com (04 438 8888).
The H Hotel Dubai Formerly The Monarch, this newly re-branded hotel offers seven different venues for party hire, accommodating 40 to 700 guests, from the Diademas Cigar Lounge to the grand Al Massa Ballroom and the exclusive Royal Suite. There is an on-site event planner, in-house florist and event butler. Customised decorations, music and food and beverage packages are also available. From Dhs8,000 (Diademas Cigar Lounge). One Sheikh Zayed Road, www.h-hotel.com (04 501 8888).
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC This hotel offers a large-scale ballroom which can accommodate up to 800 guests, as well as an outdoor terrace for private and corporate parties. Choices of wedding packages include floral arrangements, security, a night for the bride and groom in the Executive or Royal Suite, and a return stay to celebrate the couple’s first-year anniversary. Wedding packages from Dhs250 per guest. Gate Village, DIFC, www.ritzcarlton.com (04 372 2222).